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Scenic Boat Tour

Address: Winter Park, FL
Phone Number: 407-644-4056
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Ranked #3 of 24 Activities in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

$12 per person incl tax and they only take cash. Restrooms are available on site but not on the boat so go before you leave the shore! Very informative talk although we sat at the back of the boat which, although good for photos (nobody seated behind) not very good for listening to the commentary due to the outboard motor.... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A group of 20 seniors took the tour that lasted 1 hour and covered 12 miles in 3 of the six lakes in Winter Park, Florida. The tour guide is knowledgeable and made some comical comments. I learned a lot about the homes of millionaires on the lakes, and about Rollins College.

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Mount Vernon, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

very well run..efficient. Our guide dan was very upbeat....pointing our wildlife and mansions. reasonable cost...clean bathrooms :-) no reservations..first come first served. A fun relaxing trip through the lake system. A nice way to spend an afternoon..then take in sights on land.

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Lakeland, FL
15 reviews 15 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

For our anniversary our husband visited Winter Park and took this fun tour. We arrived about 1:15 on a Saturday and were able to get tickets for a tour leaving at 1:30. The tour consisted of three lakes connected by two canals. The canals were really neat. They were very narrow and full of pretty vegetation. The captain provided history... More 

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Glendora, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a great tour of some of the lakes in the area along with interesting information about the local college and mansions. It was really fun to go through the canals connecting the lakes and to see how the boats navigate around each other to pass through the narrow passages. Captain Dan is very entertaining with his stories and... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have taken this tour twice. They are very friendly and do a great job. The homes are lovely to see. This is a cheap tour that's nice for the price. Advice: take the Sunrail train to Winter Garden, do the scenic tour, walk around, and have a lunch. (Train not open on weekends) Also, bring cash. They don't take... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Looking for an alternative to the theme parks in Orlando, my wife and I decided to go on the Scenic Boat Tour in Winter Park, FL (around 30 minutes away from Orlando). The hour long open pontoon boat (which seats around 18 -20 persons) tour is a very nice ride around the different lakes in the area and the canals... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went on a busy day and was still able to get our family on the very next boat ride. The owner seemed slightly disgruntled, but may be due to how busy he was. This is a cash only establishment. The tour guide was much more up beat. The canals were beautiful and it was fun to learn about the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We happened upon this even though previously we didn't know about this little gem after going to Winter Park for the past 10 years. The ride was informative, the guide funny, entertaining and knowledgeable. The small canals were facinating and beautiful and made for some gorgeous pictures, as did a good deal of the trip. It is an open boat... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went on a drizzly day, the captain/tour guide provided free ponchos, gave a nice overview of the area, its development, historic timeline, association with college, prominent residents, homes, and hotels, very informative and beautiful tour. Glad we did it despite the lousy weather. Would have enjoyed even more on a sunny/ dry day.

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