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“Great little tour of the Dora Canal with the Rusty Anchor”
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The Rusty Anchor
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Spring Hill, Florida
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great little tour of the Dora Canal with the Rusty Anchor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

We are UK nationals living in Florida and took 2 visitors from the UK on this trip. We had previously been with another company but this was available when we arrived at Mount Dora for the day. There were only 8 paying clients on the boat and the captain and the guide. Our visitors thought this was a superb little trip and got them to see alligators, turtles and many birds which were pointed out to us with what appeared to be a very good knowledge. We all enjoyed the trip very much and the visitors say they want to do it again as soon as possible, we would highly recommend the trip through the Dora Canal if you are ever in the area.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Mount Dora, Florida
1 review
“Dora canal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

the trip was great. Hats off to the captain Scott for a memorable cruise. Have camera ready ...especially thru the canal.

Visited December 2013
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orlando, fl
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Boat Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

This trip across Lake Dora and through the Dora Canal was absolutely wonderful. Took our California grandkids and their parents and they were amazed. Had a super captain and another young man who answered all kinds of questions, provided tremendous historical and wild life information, and made us laugh while we learned. Saw alligators, herons, soft-shelled turtles, brown river snakes, ospreys, and beautiful bald eagles and their nests. Two hours went too quickly...we wanted more. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Mount Dora...a trip great for all ages!

Visited April 2014
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72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“What A Great Trip!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We have lived in the area for ten years and have talked about taking this trip but never did until today. We took our relatives who are from Charleston and we all just loved it!!! Scott the Captain and Bob the tour guide were both great!!!! Bob was very knowledgeable of the area and pointed out all the great things to see. He was a great guide!!! We saw several bald eagles, alligators, turtles and many other birds. The Dora Canal is just beautiful and takes you back to the real Florida!! This trip is a must if you are in Mt. Dora and you will really enjoy it. We will take the kids and grandkids on this trip in May!! Give it a try. It is very affordable and you will really enjoy it!!!

Visited April 2014
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Ruston, Louisiana
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Rusty Anchor – A Morning on the Lake - Mount Dora, FL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

I was hesitant to go on this boat ride. I had seen gators before. Thankfully my friends won out and so did I by joining them on this adventure.

The captain has years of experience on the lake and shares his stories throughout the excursion.

The canopy is spectacular with all the Spanish moss hanging from century old Cypress trees. The wildlife is captivating. We saw a diverse variety of the “Wild Kingdom” including a pair of nesting American Bald Eagles, fish flopping about on the tops of the water, how the locals live along the canal, some baby gators and at least one “MaN-EaTeR” ;’)

All from the safety of a well-built party barge.

Splendid Service * Covered Seating * Outdoor Adventure * Live Entertainment * Family Fun * Convenient Clean Restrooms * Experienced Captain * Friendly Folks * FREE parking * Enjoy!

Visited March 2014
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