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Scenic Boat Tour

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Address: Winter Park, FL
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Pleasant boat ride on beautiful lakes

This boat ride is very relaxing and yet very informative. Our boat tour guide really knows the area and its history. And what a history it is. This reminded me of that old TV... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This boat ride is very relaxing and yet very informative. Our boat tour guide really knows the area and its history. And what a history it is. This reminded me of that old TV show - The lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. You don't see this many mansions in one place very often

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Thank John F
Yuma, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on this hour long tour. The homes were spectacular. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really told us all about the history. What a great way to spend some time and the price was right also. Would do it again. They people who took us on the tour were really nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour through lakes and channels provides an excellent perspective on the past and present of Winter Park.

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Addison, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the guide who looked like he would be the most fun. He was. This was a great little tour of the area with lots of great history. We didn't see anyone get eaten by alligators, but it was still a great trip. Maybe next time. Lots of amazing history and fun facts about local plant and animal life... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the longest continuous tourist attraction in the state of Florida , interestingly enough. Boat driver gives a nice narration along lake canals and homes on the lakes. Wonderful live oak trees, spanish moss, birds and home to look at. Great activity for all ages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this little trip around the lakes. Well worth doing. A really different and interesting view of Orlando

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know my beautiful town had such a hidden gem. It was an hour of joy and beauty. I can't recommend it enough. The canals were enchanting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boat tour was good, the guide was well versed and seemed to be a native. Amazing the tour has been going since 1938. Wishing there were a few choices as it would be nice to take an additional tour and just look at all the beautiful homes.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Winter Park is like another world away from Orlando and well worth the trip to do this boat tour. Affordable and we did it on a 84 degree mid December day with gorgeous sunshine and breezes and fun hour on the water. Beautiful canals connect three lakes with narrated tour of homes and history and the Rollins College. WELL WORTH... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do while in Orlando area besides Theme Parks. We drove from Orlando by Disney to Winter Park about 30 Minutes. Nice easy trip (do not go during rush hour as you travel through Downtown Orlando). Winter Park FL was started as the Winter Homes for the Very rich years ago as well as currently.... More 

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