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The Rusty Anchor

400 W 4th Ave, Lake Dora, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5591
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Beautiful Tour

Robert and Capt. Bob were excellent. What a beautiful place for a boat ride. Loved all the info... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Silent S
River Tour With Lots of Wildlife

This two hour tour of the Dora Canal was amazing. The boat is a covered pontoon (so no sitting in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
catsmeow22
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The Villages, Florida
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  • Average4%
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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...more
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400 W 4th Ave, Lake Dora, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5591
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Robert and Capt. Bob were excellent. What a beautiful place for a boat ride. Loved all the info from Robert. We brought wine and cheese and they encourage people to bring a cooler with drinks.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This two hour tour of the Dora Canal was amazing. The boat is a covered pontoon (so no sitting in the blazing sun), and the bench seating is well cushioned. During the trip you are allowed to move about and stand at the bow if...More

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Rs A, Owner at The Rusty Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed your trip and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great way to enjoy one of Florida’s largest lakes! Captain Dave and his mate made our boat trip fun and informative. We had a member in our party who had never seen an alligator in the wild. The crew made it happen!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the two hour tour through the Dora Canal...amazing ! We brought wine, cheese and crackers to enjoy on the tour. We saw alligators, bald eagles many species of birds and gorgeous flora and fawna. Captain David was extremely funny and informative, the guy...More

1  Thank Jacci Fehr M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

only 2 of us,afternoon tour brought a few cold ones .Highly recommended ,very informative ... Our guide Dave was excellent

1  Thank Craig B
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We went on the boat tour with family. We had a nice time. The guide and captain were both very informative. On the tour we were able to see snakes, a bald eagle nest, bald eagles, gators, various birds. It was nice to see the...More

1  Thank Luv2eat2010
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Robert and Captain Dave went out of their way to be sure we got THEE Florida highlight: a 12 foot gator!!! And a Bald Eagle's nest with 2 eaglets and Mom and Poppy hanging out in the tree! Thank you for a great ride, guys!

1  Thank SuzanneMatthewKara
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

It was a great cruise. Will definitely do it again. Captain David and Robert were very knowledgeable about the area.

1  Thank Lawrence W
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

1-hour, sunset and 2-hour tours are offered. We did the 2-hour tour which includes the canal. Tickets look cheaper online than at the tour, but when you add the handling charge they're the same. Checkin is a little confusing, but just go out on the...More

2  Thank GandNH
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Rs A, Owner at The Rusty Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Well I’m glad you enjoyed your tour and I look forward to seeing you again

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

We invited 2 of our friends from college to stay with us at our villa in The Villages. We went to lake Dora and did the Rusty Anchor tour...Great fun. Today we took 2 other couples from home to lake Dora and did another tour....More

1  Thank macs48
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Rs A, Owner at The Rusty Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

We thank you for patronage and look forward to seeing you again real soon.

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Ellie H
18 May 2017|
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Response from Rustyanchor531 | Property representative |
We eat lunch it about the middle of the tour at a waterfront restaurant. The tour is offered 7 days a week so come join us any time just make a reservation.
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8 April 2017|
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Response from Rustyanchor531 | Property representative |
The lunch cruise goes every day. We stop at restaurant and you buy what ever you want , we usually stop at O 'Keefes in Tavares . Hope the see you soon.
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John5836
5 April 2017|
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Response from Rustyanchor531 | Property representative |
You can bring anything you want to eat or drink with you , coolers are welcome. Hope to see you soon
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