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Premier Boat Tours

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100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
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Great boat trip

Really great boat trip, Randy & Tina were very informative about the area and wildlife. Definitely... read more

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Jane T
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Northampton
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Enjoyable and informative

The crew shares their knowledge of local history plus info on the wildlife. Any time there is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
robtkath
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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 alligators. The tour continues onto one of the lakes in the Harris Chain, in search of bald eagles and osprey. Our luxury all-weather pontoon boats provide a shaded, stable and dry platform to observe the beautiful surroundings.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
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Reviewed today via mobile

Really great boat trip, Randy & Tina were very informative about the area and wildlife. Definitely recommend as a beautiful place. Just wish it had been easier to book, a lady at the hotel was really kind and helped us out.

Thank Jane T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The crew shares their knowledge of local history plus info on the wildlife. Any time there is nature action taking place, they take the time to take you as close as they can to observe such as eagles with nests in a residence tree, etc....More

Thank robtkath
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the last day in Florida for my wife and I and the weather had been pretty uncooperative. I really wanted to try out my new camera and get some wildlife photos. We took the 11am cruise on a Friday and were lucky that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my grandson yesterday, I think it was an eye opener for him, saw 3 or so gators, lots of birds and got to experience nature in a comfortable setting. We took the 11 am ride, and glad we did, this time of year...More

Thank Gregg N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Captain and his Assistant (wife) did a great job with the narration and pointing out the wildlife as we toured the lake and the Dora Canal.

Thank Eddie3169
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best way to see "The Real Florida". This two hour trip takes you into the natural ecology in Florida's Mt. Dora Canal. You'll see plenty of wildlfe up close.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a morning cruise - great time to go -less traffic in the canal and weather is cooler - better to avoid Florida sudden afternoon showers in the summertime!

Thank BJW1603
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great sunset cruise on the lake . The boat tour starts at the Lakeside Inn. It is a comfortable pontoon boat with knowledgeable tour guides . The boat has a bathroom and water for sale . The guides indicated you can bring...More

1  Thank laj2e7
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our 2hour boat trip with Captain Randy and Captain Mary. Really informative and interesting. We saw Gators, Turtle, Bald Eagles, various types of birds! Good fun for all the family

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We took the two hour tour of lake Dora and the Dora canal on Thursday 10th. It was such a relaxing and informative ride. Captains Dave and Mary kept us busy seeing the wildlife in the canals. We spotted alligators of varying sizes, basking turtles,...More

1  Thank Grace M
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addisjackie
May 30, 2018|
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Response from TudorBarratt-Scanes | Property representative |
The scheduled tours do not stop at any restaurants.
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addisjackie
May 30, 2018|
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Response from TudorBarratt-Scanes | 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.
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NancyJan2013
March 17, 2018|
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Response from TudorBarratt-Scanes | Property representative |
The Rate for Adults is $28 for the 2 Hour Dora Canal Tour. Children between 3 & 10 years old are $15.
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