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Premier Boat Tours

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Premier Boat Tours (Located at The Lakeside Inn, Mt Dora)providing narrated Eco-tours into the unspoilt Dora Canal, through towering cypress trees dripping with Spanish moss. Commonly seen on the canal are herons, ibis, egrets, anhingas, turtles and...more
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100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a fabulous trip across Lake Dora, through the Dora Canal and down a fabulous stretch of natural river. Had the opportunity to see and photograph many birds and wildlife and even saw the rare Budweiser Bird along the banks of the canal. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MamaC49
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Captains Rick & Doc were so informative & entertaining. Certainly two hours of nature, birds, reptiles & blue water. I definitely would take this tour again.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Beth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One experiences a river, canal and a lake while seeing alligators (young and old), anhingas, eagles sitting on a 400 pound nest, great blue heron and juvenile blue heron and cypress trees and cypress knees (their breathing system). Jokes from the captains were also very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Adventurer297613
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with Doc & Rick. Couldnt be nicer experience. Learnt a lot, and especially loved the canal part. Beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Julia D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a good time with Premier Boat Tours! It was a beautiful day, and the info and scenery were wonderful! We saw so many different animals. Highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jmmiller56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If traveling to Lake County Florida, Mount Dora is a quaint town perched on Dora Lake. Our boat tour with Premier departed right from historic Lakeside Inn and was the perfect way to explore the history, wildlife and tranquil beauty of the area! We saw...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank melaniecM501YQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful boat ride..very informative..it was fun too..learning and having fun..well worth it..I will do this again

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Susan T
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We took the 2 hr daytime tour last year and enjoyed it a lot -it is well worth the price. So we expected we would love this one as well. Although this "cruise" did everything it said, it was not up to our expectations. We...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank riverchaser11
TudorBarrattScanes, Owner at Premier Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your cruise. I suppose that it is not for everyone; but the majority of our customers Love our Christmas Cruise. I am confused though. Our Christmas Cruise does not include Fireworks! Regarding the turning of the boat, it...More

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

After the visit of Mount Dora the Donnely house the antique shops and the border walk we decided to make a cruise on the lake with Premier boat tours Near the well known lakeside inn where many POTUS stayed Good idea ! Captain Rick explained...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank kate331
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

The booking process was super easy and they were helpful and flexible when I had to change days. You can bring wine and food on the boat and the boat captains are charming and informative. I could’ve done without the “spottings” of the same bird...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from paulsE2282PF | Reviewed this property |
I would think that they can, with a little work but it’s best to call them
May 30, 2018|
Response from TudorBarrattScanes | Property representative |
The scheduled tours do not stop at any restaurants.
May 30, 2018|
Response from TudorBarrattScanes | Property representative |
Yes we have group rates, they work on a sliding scale depending upon the size of the group. They are individually quoted depending on date, time etc.. Please call for a rate.