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Address: 100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
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Premier Boat Tours (Located at The Lakeside Inn, Mt Dora)providing narrated...

Premier Boat Tours (Located at The Lakeside Inn, Mt Dora)providing narrated Eco-tours into the unspoilt Dora Canal, through towering cypress trees dripping with Spanish moss. Commonly seen on the canal are herons, ibis, egrets, anhingas, turtles and alligators. The tour continues onto one of the lakes in the Harris Chain, in search of bald eagles and osprey. Our luxury all-weather pontoon boats provide a shaded, stable and dry platform to observe the beautiful surroundings.

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My wife and I chose the Lake Dora/Dora Canal Tour. The boat was very comfortable and clean. Our guides Paul and Mary did a wonderful job explaining the history of the area, and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I chose the Lake Dora/Dora Canal Tour. The boat was very comfortable and clean. Our guides Paul and Mary did a wonderful job explaining the history of the area, and pointing our all the variety of wildlife we saw in the canal. And of course we saw gators! A wonderful, relaxing two hour tour. We loved it!

Thank HappyinVenice
Winter Park, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of 20 people on this boat tour. Weather was gorgeous, boat tour "captains" were very knowledgeable and pointed out alligators, snakes, water birds , and bald eagles . Boats were very comfortable and we could see everything very well . Would recommend this to natives and visitors alike !

Thank skmcguire1968
Leesburg, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought a group for this wonderful boat tour. The Captain and his assistant were just marvelous in narrating the story behind the canal. We had 2 hours of just fun, laughs and beauty. We highly recommend you to take this tour and I promise you will not regret it!

Thank Miriamthefenix
Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second trip on the Lake Dora tour with Premier Boat Tours and it was even better this time. Capitan Randy and Mary were terrific at spotting wild life. We saw bald eagles, all kinds of birds, turtles, snakes and even alligators looking for love (it is mating season of gators.) The Dora canal is absolutely beautiful. This... More 

Thank lancomeliz
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have done this tour several times, therefore it goes without saying that it is fun. However, if you are short, elderly, or have small children it is difficult to see out the "windows". I was very disappointed of how much I missed because I was in the middle of the boat. They do back track so each side gets... More 

Thank Judy B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved out two hour boat ride through the Cypress canals, dripping with Spanish moss. We saw alligators, many birds, turtles and lots of beautiful Cypress trees. The boat seats were so comfy and Captain John was an outstanding historian. We truly had a ball!

Thank Jill L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved every minute of it. Paul and Mary were excellent hosts, explained what we saw, where we were going, how we were going to navigate around the fallen tree in the canal (hit by lightning), all the birds, the gators, the turtles ...history of the area. A wealth of knowledge. The price of $28 per person was well worth it.... More 

Thank Cheryl H
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the two-hour cruise today and it was awesome. Eagles nests, bird sanctuary, gators, beautiful cypress trees highlighted this wildlife expedition. Courteous, fun and informative crew; very interesting local history lesson on the Mount Dora area. The captain, considering it was a very busy boat day, safely navigated the narrow stretches of the Dora Canal. Fun for all ages,... More 

Thank coachlev63
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun way to learn some interesting facts about Mt. Dora. Saw 2 eagles in their nest, alligators, interesting birds and trees , pretty homes.Captains Paul and Dave (?) were great...informative and funny. Reasonably priced.

Thank Beth F
Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We boarded our boat at the docks at a Mount Dora hotel. (There are bathroom facilities at the hotel) The boat has metal benches (with backs) that each seat two people. We had two captains aboard who provided commentary and pointed out a wide variety of birds, gators, and other wildlife. These men were very knowledgeable about the Lake (Lake... More 

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