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The Rusty Anchor

400 W. 4th Ave, Lake Dora, Mount Dora, FL 32757
1 (352) 383-3933
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Ranked #5 of 14 Activities in Mount Dora
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Come join us for a 2 hour Eco Boat tour of Lake Dora and the Dora Canal. See the most beautiful mile of waterway. See Florida wildlife, flora and fauna like you never have seen before. Tour Lake Dora and the Dora Canal through the eyes of Captain Scott a born and raised Mount Dora Business man who has been on the waterways for over 30 years.The Tours leave at 10am,12:30,and 3pm at the docks by the yacht club. We also have a 1 hour sunset cruise that goes out each day. Please call to make your reservation and remember to be at the docks 15 minutes before you are scheudled to leave, you don"t want to miss the boat.

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great tour of the lake shore and canal. We had perfect views of a nesting pair of bald eagles and many other species along the way. We also saw a juvenile bald eagle at the turn around on Lake Eustice. The crew were very friendly and gave us a very enjoyable tour.

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The Villages, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Three of us caught the 3pm, two hour ride for a trip across the lake and through the canal. It was a nice way to spend a sunny afternoon after having lunch in Mt. Dora. Tour Guide, Bob, was well educated about the surrounding communities and generated excitement about the flora, fauna and wildlife. He pointed out a huge eagle's... More

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The Villages, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went with friends yesterday afternoon and had a very relaxing ride across the lake. The highlight of the trip was the ride through the canal. Beautiful Florida scenery. Lots of bird life. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Both our Captain Dave and Bob the guide were very knowledgeable of the wildlife.

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North Somerset
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Desided to take this trip by default!! As we took longer over lunch than anticipated, we were able to make the 3pm trip out onto Lake Dora. Despite weather change and the fact it was only my husband and I on the boat the captain still took us out. So glad we stuck with the trip as I can only... More

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The two hour boat trip around lake dora and canal is great way to spend a lazy couple of hours . The trip across the 7 miles of lake dora shows some beautiful houses. The canal between lakes is like heaven on earth. Captain scott was informative and has a grest local knowledge

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As enjoyable as it is to glide across a placid lake on a pontoon boat, the scenery at Lake Dora is nothing to write home about. However, the one mile canal between Lake Dora and Lake Eustis is definitely a wonder to be experienced. The 25-minute ride to the mouth of the canal takes you past million dollar properties that... More

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

A reasonably priced tour of Lake Dora. They will take you on a two hour tour of the lake and the canal. It's definitely a worthwhile trip if you have a spare few hours. It is a guided tour and although things will be pointed out, you are left to admire the views on your own with little communication from... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you want to see the most beautiful mile of water in Fl. take this boat tour. Captian Bob will give you all the details of the wildlife and beautiful nature surrounding this glorious canal. You will lolve the cypress trees as you travel through this real old Fl. experience. The wildlife is plentyful including cranes,gators,turtles,otters,and birds of many kinds.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Planning a boat tour this time of year in Florida takes some guts with how fast storms can come up around here, but it seems like we were destined to have a great trip. The weather was perfect for seeing some wildlife (cranes, comerans, gators, turtles, etc.) and we had a very knowledgeable crew who made it a great time.... More

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Cocoa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Had such a fun time on the rusty anchor, Scott and Bob gave a great tour with tons of interesting facts on the flora and faunal in the area.

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