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Address: 400 W. 4th Ave, Lake Dora, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Phone Number: 1 (352) 383-3933
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Description: Come join us for a 2 hour Eco Boat tour of Lake Dora and the Dora Canal...
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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GOOD CAPTAINS MAKE FOR A GOOD RIDE

This boat trip across Lake Dora and through a canal is a place we always take our visitors or give gift certificates for it as gifts. Bring your camera to record the beauty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Auburndale, Florida
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Auburndale, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This boat trip across Lake Dora and through a canal is a place we always take our visitors or give gift certificates for it as gifts. Bring your camera to record the beauty of the canal. On a weekday you can pretty much count on the silence as you slowly slip through ancient cedars. Weekends there is more traffic on... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

we took the Rusty Anchor today for the first time and our travelers ranged from 5 year old to 87 year old with limited mobility. The boat was easily accessed from the dock with the assistance of both Dan and son Dan. The 2 hr cruise was informative including details on the Mt Dora area, the wildlife of the lake... More 

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Belleview, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The boat captain on duty the day our group took this tour was not very informative & personable.. He was a nice person but it was clear that he needed more training; there were far too many quiet moments on this cruise.. We then enjoyed a great lunch with excellent service at the Bavarian German restaurant nearby..

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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
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16 reviews 16 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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