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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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So good we did it twice

Cannot believe we have been visiting Florida every year since the 90s and only just discovered this! This tour has to be one of the best things ever, great fun. You get to really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Derbyshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Cannot believe we have been visiting Florida every year since the 90s and only just discovered this! This tour has to be one of the best things ever, great fun. You get to really blast across the lake and then take a nice relaxing guided tour down the canal. Dave the guide is such a nice guy, he really does... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wow, what a wonderful experience we had today! We went 22 MPH on the craigcat in 3 lakes and went down the Dora Canal.What a great experience! It was so much fun. I would recommend this for all ages! If you haven't tried this, it is a fun day on the water and Mt Dora is a great place to... More 

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Cleveland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I booked a tour just for something different to do and we loved it! The Craigcat was a blast even if you have no boating experience like us it was easy to get the hang of it. Be prepared to get splashed a little going across the lake and your feet will get wet (there is a... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went a couple of days ago and found the tour enjoyable, relaxing, fun and informative. The experience was worthwhile and when we have guests we will certainly consider doing it again. It is a great way to get the flavor of this aspect of Florida in the Mount Dora area. It is close to the Villages which is convenient.

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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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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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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