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Address: 400 W 4th Ave, Lake Dora, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5591
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+1 352-383-3933
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Come join us for a 2 hour Eco Boat tour of Lake Dora and the Dora Canal....

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 Scott a born and raised Mount Dora Business man who has been on the waterways for over 30 years.The Tours leave at 10am,12:30,and 3pm at the docks by the yacht club. We also have a 1 hour sunset cruise that goes out each day. We have lunch and dinner cruises and can do private parties. Please call to make your reservation and remember to be at the docks 15 minutes before you are scheudled to leave, you don"t want to miss the boat.

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Mt Dora Canal

Captain Steve & Rob were great. Very friendly. Boat not overcrowded, comfortable. Saw a lot of wildlife. Would definitely recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Captain Steve & Rob were great. Very friendly. Boat not overcrowded, comfortable. Saw a lot of wildlife. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I highly recommend the Dora Canal Tour led by Captain Mike. This two hour tour through Lake Dora and the Dora Canal is a great way to experience some of Central Florida's natural treasures, including alligators, turtles, bald eagles, and numerous other species of birds and the wonderful cypress and other plants. Also a nice way to see majestic lake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon on Lake Dora and traveling through the canal with The Rusty Anchor. Our guides were knowledgeable and personable. The pontoon, although able to travel with a greater number of passengers, was maxed by the company at about 18. This smaller number allowed for everyone to see the wildlife (bald... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 1 hour tour with Captain Mike was a perfect activity for the morning before lunch. Captain Mike was an excellent guide providing blankets when the ride got chilly and binoculars to see the amazing wildlife along the way. He gave history and information about the sites along the way and stopped when appropriate to look at an alligator and... More 

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Eldorado, Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with Captain Mike, very informative, friendly and funny. We loved that we got on the small boat just the three of .The canal was beautiful. Got to see a pair of Bald Eagles in their best with their young.

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Herons, vultures, gators, snakes and the bald eagle and it's nest, all this on our tour with captain Steve on the 2 hour tour. Great day on the water and great information from our two guides about the chain of 7 lakes in the area. The Rusty Anchor captain gave us a wonderful day . Even had a good recommendation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time on our boat ride today. What a beautiful area, and a lot of wildlife including a bald eagles nest and 10 baby gators. Thank you CAPTAIN RAY and wildlife expert ROBERT for a great off the beaten path experience of the real Florida.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide & great weather made this a super tour. It was a chilly morning so he handed out warm blankets. He showed us lots of wildlife & had a lot of knowledge about the area.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 2-hour Dora Canal tour. Captain Steve and Kathy were excellent guides and were also very patient and kind with our kids. We saw lots of creatures on our trip, including wood storks, alligators, and river otters! We previously went on a trip with Premier and the Rusty Anchor was less expensive for families (kids 5 and... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the two-hour canal tour, which I highly recommend. We saw eagles in and near their nest! A whole host of birds--vultures, herons, Snow White egtrets, pelicans, anf more. We also saw an alligator and several turtles. A picturesque tour, the two-man crew helped make the whole ride fun and informative. They were personable, down to earth and funny!... More 

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