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Blue Heron Custom Tours

275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
+1 415-337-1874
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Yet another fabulous tour

We have done three tours with Rick and each has been unique and fabulous. He makes San Francisco... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FuzzyBeaver
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Montreal, Canada
If you want an expert, call Rick

This review is way overdue. My husband and friends used Blue Heron for a private ride and tour to... read more

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Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, the California coast, and other destinations in Northern California. Each tour is customized so you visit the sights you want to see. Go where you want to go!
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
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+1 415-337-1874

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done three tours with Rick and each has been unique and fabulous. He makes San Francisco and the surrounding areas come to life. Rick has very deep knowledge and lots of great stories plus the ability to tweak the tour on the fly...More

Thank FuzzyBeaver
BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the very kind words and for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you liked seeing the Golden Fire Hydrant and the pirate supply store. I only get to show...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is way overdue. My husband and friends used Blue Heron for a private ride and tour to Muir Woods while we were in San Francisco. Rick was so knowledgeable, and I mean about everything! We asked him questions about traveling to Sonoma and...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Muir Woods as well as your time in wine country. When you next head this way, please let me know if I may...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Rick was an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide who spent 6 days with my family touring a large portion of Northern California from San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Carmel by the Sea, Monterey, Big Sur, Yosemite, Mono Lake, Sonoma and beyond. He knew all of the...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Northern California. Thanks too for posting the photos. I especially like the picture of the boys in front of the tufa at...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We came to SFO for a girls' weekend before my daughter returned to college. I was referred by a colleague and we booked a full day tour. FANTASTIC! Rick Spears was an excellent guide. He was fun, engaging, and created a perfect tour. I will...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for the very kind words. I am glad the two of you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. I look forward to your return trip to San Francisco. We'll have to visit wine country next time!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

In the middle of a 2-wk road trip circling Northern CA, my family of three had less than 24 hours in San Francisco! I knew we didn't want to waste our time trying to find our way around the city, dealing with traffic, parking and...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for the kind words and for posting a review. I am glad the three of you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Come back and see us again when you have more time. One day is not enough time to see all of...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

My group of 5 from New Jersey had a fantastic trip to the wineries of Northern Sonoma County thanks to Rick! From the time I sent my first inquiry, Rick was extremely responsive and helpful. He suggested which wineries we might enjoy based on our...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words and for sharing your experience with others. I am glad the five of you enjoyed your tour of Northern Sonoma Wine Country. The Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys in Sonoma County are two of my favorite wine regions to...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

My husband and I had a private tour of San Francisco with Rick. It was the perfect way to see San Francisco. We really enjoyed being able to take the tour at our own pace, choose when we wanted to stop and how much we...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I greatly appreciate your sharing your experience with other TripAdvisor readers. I am glad the two of you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. After the baby arrives, you'll need to return so...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had the best visit to Muir Woods and Muir Beach Overlook with Rick as our guide. Rick was perfectly on time and picked us up in a spacious, immaculate vehicle. We enjoyed chatting with him during the ride. Muir Woods was...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Muir Woods and that the weather was clear enough for you to see the beautiful view of the ocean from the Muir Beach Overlook. It sounds like you had a good lunch at Poggio and had a...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

We booked the 3.5 hour tour of San Francisco highlights with Rick Spears and had an incredible tour! Rick is professional and very knowledge providing insights to the history and current vibe of the city.

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Come back and visit us again when you have more time. There's much more to see. Most importantly, thank you for much for posting a review. It is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Rick customized this tour for my husband who uses a wheelchair and has very low stamina. With Rick's guidance, we were able to see San Francisco from less crowded vantage points in order to get around with a wheelchair. We were able to tour at...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you for the nice review. I appreciate your taking the time to post it. I also want to thank you for letting me be a part of fulfilling your husband's dream of returning to California. I am glad he enjoyed his tours of Muir...More

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786cabrera
12 May 2017|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
It was good talking with you. Sorry this isn't going to work out. Come back when you have more time.
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Nicki B
Hi! I wanted to check and see if you are available for a private Napa/Sonoma wine tour for 2 on Friday, December 11th? I have a few other questions that I was not able to get the answers to from the amazing customer comments the have been left! -What kind of vehicle? -What is the cost? -We will be staying at the Le Meridian in SF (Downtown). Do you pick up/drop off from there? -Do you have wineries that you recommend or a prefixed tour? We would want to go to at least 3. -It would be great if there was a recommendation of lunch as well to incorporate with the tour. -If we wanted to go to Muir Woods along with the wine tour, how many hours do you think we would need? We want to be very relaxed and not rushed at all.What would be the cost with the added trip to Muir Woods? I look forward to your response and hope you are not already booked for the 11th! Thank you in advance! Happy Thanksgiving! Nicki Barn
26 November 2015|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
Nicki, Thank you for contacting Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel. I would be happy to take you on a tour of Muir Woods and wine country on December 11. I can pick you up at Le Meridien at the time of your choosing, take... More
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robin3NewYork
31 May 2015|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
My rates vary depending on the tour you want to do and the number of people in your party. You can see full rate information on the Blue Heron website. Just click on the website link on the TripAdvisor listing and then... More
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