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The Rusty Anchor

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“captain steve”(13 reviews)
“bald eagles”(19 reviews)
“dora canal”(45 reviews)
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...more
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400 W 4th Ave, Lake Dora, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5591
+1 352-383-3933
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These are the freshest oysters as they are harvested thirty minutes from the Rusty Anchor. Crystal is a wonderful staff person who can tell you about the area. The chowder is amazing!

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Rs A, Manager at The Rusty Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is the RustyAnchorMountDora.com we do boat tours and we hope you will come visit us some day. The Rusty anchor you are looking for I believe is in the Keys, sounds like a good place though.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our trip. The boat was comfortable and the lake was beautiful at sunset. It was a great trip and well worth the time.

Thank cjpartyka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rusty anchor boat tours offer affordable prices and great views of the surrounding Lakes. I took my three-year-old son on a one hour tour and he had a blast. The guide was personable and friendly and took his time explaining things to my son...More

Thank Miami622
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a beautiful 2-hour tour of Lake Dora and the Dora Canal. Captain Bob was knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. We saw eagles, blue heron, anahinga. Not the season for alligator sightings as it was too warm. Highly recommend...More

1  Thank Sheila D
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

First we made reservations for a 2pm tour with the company at the Lakeside Inn. They called around noon to say they had a cancellation and not enough people.... They want at least 6 people to go!! So we hurried to Rusty Anchor and were...More

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Rs A, Manager at The Rusty Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thank you for your response and we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

We had a wonderful 2 hour boat ride in Mt. Dora. So happy we chose Rusty Anchor! The captain was skilled, a personable guide and they were so accommodating providing binoculars, nature guides, water, etc. we loved travelling through the Dora Canal and seeing the...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We took the two hour afternoon cruise that turned out to be a bit longer which was nice. Captain Bob on the Too Wendy was delightful and explained the scenery and history of Mount Dora. Bob was quick to point out wildlife including a bald...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed August 11, 2018

"Three sisters" took the one hour sunset cruise & had a good time! Captain Robert & Bob gave us a nice tour, we saw a beautiful sunset, got great pictures & had a lot of fun!

Thank L V
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We took the two hour tour, and it was excellent. Well worth the $28.00. David and Chris were very knowledgeable and engaging. They were so friendly. This tour made our day! I highly recommend this tour.

Thank D C
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We had a great cruise for my son's b-day. It was very laid back with a lot of people having wine and beer on a breezy summer night, We saw several alligators, bald eagles, herons, and egrets. Then the best part was the incredible sunset...More

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Ellie H
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Rustyanchor531 | Property representative |
We eat lunch it about the middle of the tour at a waterfront restaurant. The tour is offered 7 days a week so come join us any time just make a reservation.
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Rustyanchor531 | Property representative |
The lunch cruise goes every day. We stop at restaurant and you buy what ever you want , we usually stop at O 'Keefes in Tavares . Hope the see you soon.
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Rustyanchor531 | Property representative |
You can bring anything you want to eat or drink with you , coolers are welcome. Hope to see you soon