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Florida River Tours in Deland, FL

The Vessel and Crew



Captain Gary S. Randlett

US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captain
Certified Florida Naturalist

A retired New Hampshire school teacher with an extensive theater background, Gary has worked for the past eight years as a tour boat captain on the St. Johns River.  As the owner of Blue Heron River Tours, Gary is excited to share his passion for the wildlife, history and incredible beauty of the St. Johns River and the Hontoon Dead River.





Captain Jordan Ray
US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captain

A third-generation Floridian and avid outdoorsman, Jordan has operated boats throughout Florida and the Caribbean.  With over a decade of eco/tourism experience, Jordan has become something of a fixture on the St. Johns River.  Jordan is excited to join Blue Heron River Tours, and looks forward to sharing his passion and knowledge of the St. Johns River basin.









MV "Great Blue"

Blue Heron River Tour's brand new 45 foot, 49 passenger vessel was custom built to provide a perfect platform for nature viewing and photography.  From the main channel of the St. Johns River, through "June's Canal," and down the Hontoon Dead River, "Great Blue" gets you close to all the natural action.


















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