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“Peaceful setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rusty Anchor

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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Peaceful setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

A reasonably priced tour of Lake Dora. They will take you on a two hour tour of the lake and the canal. It's definitely a worthwhile trip if you have a spare few hours. It is a guided tour and although things will be pointed out, you are left to admire the views on your own with little communication from the guide. Fantastic photo opportunities and you will spend two hours wistfully wishing the houses with their matching boat docks were yours!

Visited August 2014
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Fl.
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169 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“THE BEST BOAT TOUR..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

If you want to see the most beautiful mile of water in Fl. take this boat tour. Captian Bob will give you all the details of the wildlife and beautiful nature surrounding this glorious canal. You will lolve the cypress trees as you travel through this real old Fl. experience. The wildlife is plentyful including cranes,gators,turtles,otters,and birds of many kinds. We always look forward to taking our guests out on the Rusty Anchor. Look for coupons to reduce the price.

Visited March 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Even mother nature gave it a thumbs up!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Planning a boat tour this time of year in Florida takes some guts with how fast storms can come up around here, but it seems like we were destined to have a great trip. The weather was perfect for seeing some wildlife (cranes, comerans, gators, turtles, etc.) and we had a very knowledgeable crew who made it a great time. Such a peaceful section of waterway, it really gives you a look into what Florida is outside of the big attractions.

Visited June 2014
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Cocoa, Florida
2 reviews
“Fun boat tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Had such a fun time on the rusty anchor, Scott and Bob gave a great tour with tons of interesting facts on the flora and faunal in the area.

Visited May 2014
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The Villages, Florida
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81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Today, we had an incredible tour of Mt. Dora Lake through the Dora Canal to Lake Eustis. We saw so much wildlife (Bald Eagles, alligators and all type of birds and beautiful flora). What a way to see the other side from the waterways. Going through the canal and seeing the majestic cypress trees we felt we went backyards in time before civilization.

Captain Scott and our guide Bob are terrific. We learned so much from Bob, not only about what we viewed but about so many other things to see and know about Florida. Bob has a great personality and energy and is passionate about what he says.

My husband and I highly recommend this tour and look forward to bringing our out of town guests to share this experience.

Visited May 2014
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