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“Great little Day tripper”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Scenic Boat Tour

Scenic Boat Tour
Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great little Day tripper”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

This boat departs every hour on the hour, $12 for adults, Cash or Check only.
Well organized getting on small pontoon Boats
Ride lasts 55 minutes and we got lucky that there was cloud cover, there is no cover on the boat, bring a hat and sunscreen. Trip takes you to several lakes through canals. It is pleasant and well narrated about the History of the Area. So if you enjoy some Historical perspective and being on a lake with some natural beauty than this is a must do. I can see why it is one of the longest running continuous attractions and if I have visitors come to town this would be a must do.

Visited October 2013
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Vero Beach, Florida
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“Favorite little boat ride!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have been on this tour at least three times the last time we shared our favorite boat ride with my 85 year old mom and she too loved it! It is inexpensive ,relaxing and fun.

Visited June 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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149 reviews
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“A TOURIST TRADITION”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This trip departs hourly and seating is on a first come, first served basis. There is no shoving to board the boat as your name is called in the order of your ticket purchase. It is a well organized with experienced captains who also narrate. There is no cover so take a hat, sunscreen or an umbrella. The canals are fun to ride through connecting the different lakes as you hear about and see one McMansion after another built or owned by area wealthy people, often nationally known. Apparently the scenic boat cruise has been running for many years and is part of the tourist tradition.

Visited October 2013
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Mount Dora, Florida
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203 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“If you can only do one outdoor activity, this is it! Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was our second time on the boat tour and it was even more beautiful than I remembered. If you have out of town guests this is the one thing you should do if you can do nothing else. Our friends from Brazil had been in Miami, Port Canaveral and Orlando doing the theme parks. They said this was the best and most beautiful place they saw in Florida. "A gift from God" is how they described it.

Wendell was a great driver and guide - the best. The tour leaves promptly on the hour so be ready or wait for the next hour.

Visited October 2013
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Winter Park, Florida
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80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very Pleasant Hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

I took my Granddaughter on the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour. It was her very first time in a boat and she loved it. The tour was of the history of the chain of lakes and also the first people to settle and build on the lakes. The homes were beautiful and the guide was a hoot. He was an older gentleman and you knew right away he enjoyed his job! It was a great day for my Granddaughter and my self! Couldn't have had a better time!

Visited September 2013
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