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CraigCat Tours

411 North Donnelly St., Suite 200, Mount Dora, FL 32757
407-227-3388
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Ranked #8 of 12 activities in Mount Dora
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Every Tour Is An Adventure! Let the experts at CraigCat Tours guide you on a fun filled tour across Lake Dora and through a 2000 year old cypress tree... more » Owner description: Every Tour Is An Adventure! Let the experts at CraigCat Tours guide you on a fun filled tour across Lake Dora and through a 2000 year old cypress tree lined waterway.The Dora Canal has been called -"The Most Beautiful Mile In The World". Scenes from the movie "African Queen" with Humphrey Bogart were filmed in the Dora Canal! Our Tour is fully narrated and guided. We start at Gilbert Park just two blocks from downtown Mt. Dora, see the sights of the Mt. Dora shoreline and then cruise at high speed across Lake Dora to the Dora Canal. We exclusively use CraigCat powerboats. CraigCats are safe, stable, fun and unsinkable. « less
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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Craigcat Tour is so much fun! It's not your average sightseeing tour, they allow free time for you to play around in the lake and the boats are a blast! You just glide along on the water, even when you make sharp turns or go fast you never feel unstable. The tour guides have great local info and viewing... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We scheduled a tour on the craig cats. We arrived on time the owner did not. He gave us a form to sign. On the form it instructs the guest to inspect the crafts for damage. My husband asked what is the inspection process. The owner began yelling and cussing at us. The owner grabbed the clipboard out of my... More

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Erik C, Owner at CraigCat Tours, responded to this review

I don't feel this is fair on TripAdvisor's part. This false review has was already made by the same people along time ago! This is harassment!! Shame on TripAdvisor for not taking it down... We have not seen those people ever since they would not adhere to our rules and posted the first false review. Thanks again... More

Orlando, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is an experience. Great way to see nature and have some fun while doing it. Concept you take these 2 person easy to drive Small Water vehicles, not really a boat not a jet ski, but a little power driven water sleigh see photo in add. Take a guided tour with other over open water see MT Dora from... More

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Oakes, North Dakota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

What a great tour! The boats are a blast, the lake is beautiful, and the Dora Canal is a lot of fun, also. Also happened to see a cool air show during our tour on the other side of the lake. Do not miss this tour if you are in the central Florida area. I think I have to buy... More

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The Villages, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Spent a great afternoon on a nifty little boat getting on the lake and going through the Mt. Dora canal. We had great guides and the natural setting was beautiful. However, you can get wet so be prepared. We had such a great time and would definitely recomment to friends. Great outdoor experience and fun boats.

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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My friends made arrangements to do this boat trip; it is not something I would choose. Once I got the hang of navigating the boat, I really enjoyed it, but I didn't need to fly across the lake as others did. The boats are pretty easy to handle, but the lake was a bit choppy and the splash could be... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Although the Craigcat tour is a great concept and the boats were very cool, because of the attitude of the tour guide I would never recommend it to a friend. The older tour guide has a definite temper issue and was extremely rude and unfair to one of the other tour members (someone I didn't even know) on our October... More

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Erik C, Owner at CraigCat Tours, responded to this review

This complaint comes from the same person as the last complaint. She called to reschedule a tour and we could not find an invoice reflecting her claim. We were nice enough to allow her to go. The age limit for children is 12. She brought two 6 year old children and then didn't follow instructions required of her to handle... More

The Villages, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Ten of us took the Craigcat tour today and it was absolutely fantastic. All 10 of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The Craigcat boats were very easy to handle and were thrilling to ride at top speeds on Lake Dora. It was amazing that people who had never driven these boats could easily learn to handle it and have fun... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

CraigCat Tours is a fun and entertaining way to see the Mt. Dora area from the water. Riding the CraigCats is thrilling and exciting, allowing the guests to be in control of their own riding experience. CraigCat Tours has exceptional tour guides who know the area extremely well and is very patient with beginners who have no boating knowledge.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Took a tour and was caught off guard by the horrible temper of one of the tour guides (older gentleman who was in charge of the younger one). One of the customers was a woman with young 9 year old boy from Brazil who was pulling into our group in her boat prior to entering the canal between lakes where... More

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Erik C, Business Partner at CraigCat Tours, responded to this review

Poor woman? That woman with her small child on board completely ignored all the safety rules that the guide explained to everyone before they were even allowed on the boats. The rules included no speeding in the "no wake zones", and no hot dogging while everyone else is sitting in place trying to hear the tour guide. That woman was... More

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