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The Rusty Anchor

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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 22 December 2018 via mobile

Kids loved tour of canal saw 2 gators & lots of birds. Captain & mate we’re very personable answering all our questions

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bulldog64
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Lovely couple of hours spent round the lakes, the boat wasn't at all crowded and the Captain was really welcoming and very knowledgable, there were some great views as we travelled around. I particularly enjoyed the trip along the canal - the scenery is fantastic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We had a very enjoyable sunset cruise. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Binoculars, light blankets (it was chilly) and laminated photos/descriptions of birds and wildlife were available.A bathroom was available on the boat. Eating was allowed, also.The boat slowed so we could view...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stewie1515
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

My niece and I decided to take the 12:30 tour. It was a little chilly on that day, but not to worry the captain and crew have blankets aboard. This was very informative and we were able to see many species of wild life. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jackiecN8629EA
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We booked on line and nearly missed it due to traffic. We were the only ones on the boat and we thoroughly enjoyed it, being shown so much houses, wading birds and even an alligator. The Dora canal is a beautiful contrast to the lake...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 186400Caroline
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Perfect. it was a nice boat ride. The staff is really knowledgeable and friendly. Perfect way to spend an hour relaxing after walking around downtown Mount Dora. .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mybeach01
Reviewed 25 September 2018 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rs A, Manager at The Rusty Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

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 20 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cjpartyka
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Miami622
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ellie H
17 May 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.
7 April 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.
4 April 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