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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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An Amazing Ride!

My wife and I, along with another couple went on the CraigCat Tour in May. David (the owner) was fantastic. There were some others in our tour who (and I am going to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My wife and I, along with another couple went on the CraigCat Tour in May. David (the owner) was fantastic. There were some others in our tour who (and I am going to be politically correct here), were "high maintenance". David handled them with tact and efficiency. As for the tour itself, cruising Lake Dora was a blast. Then the... More 

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a "must do" in Mt. Dora! Dave took us on a great adventure. These little boats are so cool! He has a cooler with drinks, a place to stash personal items (my decent size purse fit) and they are very easy to operate. We started off slowly in the wake area and took off across Mt. Dora! An... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Awesome!!!! Booked it the night before we went and it seems we got the last two spots. Best idea we had all holiday!!!!! Best money we spent!! What fun we had at full pelt across the lake. The boats are safe, don't flip and unsinkable. I have no experience with boats and the controls are easy to pick up and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Easy sign up by email for two couples. Met David at the public dock. Boats were ready to go. He had us read a Quick run down on boating rules and grabbed life jackets.then we hopped on little Cat boats with 25-30 go outboards. Simple steering and super stable. Complete with sun canopy and cold waters in a cooler, and... More 

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

O.k. A Craigcat is fairly easy to control with a little muscle involved in your left had. You use the left controls for right and left. And the right hand for the throttle. These things fly over the water and it is impossible to flip them. They are very safe! It was totally worth every penny. We went and hung... More 

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chapel-en-le-frith
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

this trip is fun,and i mean FUN,we were there may 2015,first time on this trip thanks to our friend florida fanatic,dave was our guide,he was VERY good,5 minutes showing us the controls and took me out on a quick ride,they are so easy to drive even i could drive them,we went across lake dora at full speed,then down the river... More 

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Derbyshire
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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