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“If you enjoy nature....”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Premier Boat Tours

Premier Boat Tours
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Owner description: 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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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“If you enjoy nature....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

You don't often get the opportunity to see 'gators, bald eagles, snakes, turtles, herons and 2,400 year old trees in the wild. But you can if you take this two hour boat trip. Our guides, Cap'n Bob and Cap'n Randy were incredibly knowledgeable and obviously love their work. If you want to see Florida in its "original" condition, take this trip.

Visited April 2013
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Estero, Florida
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265 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Wonder Sunset & Wildlife Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

This outfit has a couple different cruise tours ... we took the 1hr early evening Sunset Cruise - we saw a lot of wildlife (alligators, variety of birds including bald eagles, etc) too, so-o thought of it as both a Sunset and Wildlife Cruise. Capt Dave did a nice job before the sunset giving us a nice short tour along the shore line ... had an opportunity to see beautiful local vegetation, 400 year old Cyprus Trees, wildlife/birds/alligators, beautiful lake homes, etc. He provided a lot of helpful information and answered our questions. The climax of the tour was a beautiful sunset - real 'Kodak Moment'. My wife and I couldn't have been more pleased ... nice large safe pontoon - great job by Capt/Guide. Highly Recommend this modestly priced tour, if you are going to Mt Dora, Florida.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank JMelq
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122 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great way to get on the water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We took a 2 hour tour with Premier Boat Tours and really enjoyed it! The scenery was great and the commentary was very good! We saw Lots of wildlife including alligators, turtles, snakes and many different types of birds.
Great trip and good value!

Visited April 2013
Thank GKimb
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Aurora, IL
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We took the 2 hour tour through the canal and recommend it. Our captains were both knowledgeable and entertaining. They obviously like what they do and it shows. If the weather is cold, as in our case, they provide blankets on the boat and keep the side flaps down during faster parts of the ride. We saw a nest of snakes, alligators, turtles, eagles, heron, and many other birds. There was a lot of wildlife as well as beautiful unspoiled scenery. My teenagers were with us and they enjoyed the canal tour as well (especially the snakes).

Visited March 2013
Thank Helen B
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Winter Springs, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

We took the 2hour tour and I highly recommand it. Both extremely fun and professional. The boat was very clean and well maintained. The crew consisted of the captain and guide both wore white uniforms. I cannot remember both there names but I believe one was captain bob. We saw bald eagles, plenty of gators, turtles,snakes and other birds. It was a lot of fun. We saw one of the competitors boats and the boat was as there name implied you will get my meaning if you do a quick search for mt Dora cruise.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank Erik M
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