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Address: 411 North Donnelly St., Suite 200, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Phone Number: 407-227-3388
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Description: Every Tour Is An Adventure! Let the experts at CraigCat Tours guide you on...
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.
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Fun on Lake Dora

We had a blast! I really enjoyed it. Staff was good, boats were great fun and the town is beautiful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Marc C
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Mount Dora, Florida, United States
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Mount Dora, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a blast! I really enjoyed it. Staff was good, boats were great fun and the town is beautiful!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a must trip to take when visiting Orlando We had a fantastic time , exciting and the wild life was amazing. Dave was a darling and nothing was to much effort. I will be returning . The boats go much quicker than you expect but are very stable a wonderful adrenaline rush

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Isle of Man
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It is amazing how fast these boats can go. Dave was very kind and lent us his jacket - it was breezy when boat was going at full speed. Very relaxing and lovely views with good selection of wildlife to be seen. Dave uses radio contact to point out points of interest. This trip was one of our highlights of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My 11 year old son, Jackson & I took this tour last Sunday & we were blown away! Dave was such a great tour guide & he took us to a lot of different places to find various wildlife. We saw so many beautiful birds & the highlight was seeing two bald eagles. My son is not easily impressed but... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I have been trying to take this tour for the past 2-3 years, but it was never open when we vacationed in Florida- we called on a whim, never expecting them to be open. Apparently the company has a new owner, David - and he was booked solid- we were so disappointed - but he as determined... More 

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daytona beach, flordia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had a wonderful tour today! Zipped across the lake at pretty good speeds, then enjoyed the quiet scenic beauty of the Mt. Dora Canal at a gliding pace. Dave, our leader, was assisted by his adorable 9 year old daughter both of them just couldn't be nicer. I plan to rave about this tour to all my friends.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Dave is a great host and tour guide. These Craig Cats are a blast! Highly recommend this. Can't wait to bring back our friends!

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I went out today with the new owner of the company, Dave. He could not have been more gracious. We had an awesome day with him. We spent about three hours having a great tour of the area, roaming around three different lakes and just having a blast. The Craigcat is a delightful boat, does not require... More 

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Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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