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“Mt. Dora adventure”
Review of CraigCat Tours

CraigCat Tours
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Owner description: Every Tour Is An Adventure! Let the experts at CraigCat Tours guide you on a fun filled tour across Lake Dora and through a 2000 year old cypress tree lined waterway.The Dora Canal has been called -"The Most Beautiful Mile In The World". Scenes from the movie "African Queen" with Humphrey Bogart were filmed in the Dora Canal! Our Tour is fully narrated and guided. We start at Gilbert Park just two blocks from downtown Mt. Dora, see the sights of the Mt. Dora shoreline and then cruise at high speed across Lake Dora to the Dora Canal. We exclusively use CraigCat powerboats. CraigCats are safe, stable, fun and unsinkable.
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“Mt. Dora adventure”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

CraigCatTours.com is a great way to have fun while seeing the Mt. Dora Lake and the Dora canal. You drive the 2 seater boat that is like 2 surfboards tied together with 2 chairs on top. Our tour guide Bokb was great and had a lot of interesting details about some of the things around the lake. We learned a lot about the various birds, and also a lot about alligators. A fun 2 hour trip that was well worth the $70 cost per person. We didn't get wet, even tho the lake was pretty choppy.

Visited April 2013
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“Great fun”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

What a great trip. After a short briefing on how to drive your boat you are then unleashed to zoom across Lake Dora at top speed. YOU WILL GET VERY WET. Then you very slowly travel along a manmade canal and admire the beautiful and quite magical scenery. If you're lucky you will see alligators. The narration by the guide (Bokb - the 'k' is silent) was really informative. Then you speed back across the lake. YOU WILL GET VERY WET AGAIN. Excellent day out and the village is adorable!!

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“'Must do' if you go to Mount Dora”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is a fun trip and gives you the best of both worlds. A high speed whizz across the lakes and then a gentle potter through one of the connecting canals. The only advice to give is to take a change of clothes. You will get wet. There is a public bathroom across from the boats to change so it's not a problem.
The tour has just a few people and you all sort of travel together. You get given small receivers so you can hear the guide and his narration. Wildlife spotting was pretty good. Plenty of birds, we did see turtles and 2 alligators. So you get a bit of a thrill ride, a bit of culture and wildlife spotting and in all around 2 hours entertainment.

Visited March 2013
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“Mt. dora great river self drive tour”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Tour was very scenic, great narration and totally fun self drive catamaran boats. Very safe and speculation scenes along the canal. Go do it!

Visited March 2013
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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“Explore Lake Dora and the Canal on an excellent CraigCat powerboat”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This excursion is a BLAST! The guides show you how to operate the very safe and stable CraigCat powerboat then take the group on a tour of Lake Dora and the canal. You get to zip across the lake at your own speed (fast or slow). I've never driven a boat or catamaran before but learned how to operate and have fun on the CraigCat very quickly. You might get a little lake spray if you pick up speed, but it's all in the fun and not bad at all. Even my wife who doesn't like to get scared or get wet or cold gave this a "thumbs up", so I'd say this excursion is great for almost anyone and sure beats puttering through the canal in a tour boat. Get up close and personal with the romantic lake and the scenic canal. Highly recommended.

Visited March 2013
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