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Premier Boat Tours

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100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
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Very good

Really enjoyed our 2hour boat trip with Captain Randy and Captain Mary. Really informative and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PrincessJD1984
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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Fantastic two hour tour

We took the two hour tour of lake Dora and the Dora canal on Thursday 10th. It was such a relaxing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grace M
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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...more
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100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our 2hour boat trip with Captain Randy and Captain Mary. Really informative and interesting. We saw Gators, Turtle, Bald Eagles, various types of birds! Good fun for all the family

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the two hour tour of lake Dora and the Dora canal on Thursday 10th. It was such a relaxing and informative ride. Captains Dave and Mary kept us busy seeing the wildlife in the canals. We spotted alligators of varying sizes, basking turtles,...More

Thank Grace M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this trip with a friend who had recommended the tour following her previous trip to Mount Dora. The guides for the day Captain Rick and his assistant Sandra were very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of information as we traversed Lake Dora and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took the 2:00 tour down the Dora Canal. It was raining lightly when we left. The captain gave us the option to get a refund or take our chances. Most of us decided to go for it. There was no safety...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Mount Dora for the day and took this tour on Lake Dora and thru the Dora Canal. Excellent guides - Captain Mary and I can't remember the other captain - I think it was Captain Rick. Anyway, they were great narrators with lots of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent opportunity to get a narrated tour of the beautiful Dora Canal. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and passionate about Florida Wildlife and Waterfowl. Captain Rick and Captain Mary made for an enjoyable two hours.

Thank James M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a morning or afternoon to spare and wish to view the Swamps around Lake Dora take the 2 hour Dora Canal Tour which is superb. A great and knowledgable Captain gives you an excellent commentary pointing out the Aligators, Turtles, Water Moccasins,...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We really enjoyed this boat tour of the Dora Canal. The boat was clean and well equipped. Price was reasonable and the commentary was good. The scenery was lovely and there was an abundance of birds and other wildlife.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

What a relaxing, fun couple of hours. Gorgeous day, saw alligators, a water snake, a bald eagle nest with juvenile eagle in it, many types of birds, lovely homes on the water and much more. Our guides were fun, friendly and knowledgeable. Took great care...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Both Captain and her Mate were well versed in what we saw, taking turns to verbalize the available wildlife and water activities. They make it not only educational but explained in details that you could understand. Great 2 hour trip and well worth the $26...More

Thank James H
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NancyJan2013
17 March 2018|
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Response from TravelNow61 | Reviewed this property |
The regular cost is $28 but you can get a $2 discount by getting coupons at the Lakeside Inn
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Andrea P
19 August 2016|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
The correct telephone number is 352-434-8040
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1 August 2016|
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Response from AL D | Reviewed this property |
tour times are posted, once off the lake the river tour is a canopy of trees. You should be OK. I would do it!
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