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Wonderful day on the water!

My husband, my sister and I took my father-in-law on a tour with The Rusty Anchor today. We were on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Allison W
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Nice trip, nice crew

We spent a very nice time in Mount Dora and took the 2 hours eco tour on July 11 at 3pm. The boat... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
worldexplorers22
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband, my sister and I took my father-in-law on a tour with The Rusty Anchor today. We were on the 10 a.m. 2-hour tour with Captain David. We had a wonderful time! Captain David was great and a wealth of information. Unlike other tour...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent a very nice time in Mount Dora and took the 2 hours eco tour on July 11 at 3pm. The boat tour was really nice, very informative and relaxing. The two members of the crew did all possible to make this trip unforgettable....More

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Rustyanchor531, Owner at The Rusty Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Well I am extremely sorry this has happen . It was an honest mistake, the credit card process can be a pain at times. Your money refund process will start Monday and will take a little time to back to you, it starts with us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I vacationed with my husband and took the sunset cruise on the rusty anchor with captain Dave. It was the highlight of our trip to mt dora. Captain Dave was fantastic and the views of the sunset were incredible!

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an hour to kill so booked the one hour boat trip round Lake Dora. Had a great time going round the edge of the lake and our captain and guide were very informative. Had the weather looked more reliable we would have gone...More

1  Thank llamacalmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed sailing the still waters of Lake Dora and marveling at the ecosystem of the Dora Canal. Thanks to Todd for sharing information prior to sailing and the recommendation. Would definitely recommend Dora Canal Tour.

1  Thank 155reneej
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

What an experience, this great trip took you around lake Dora and through the most amazing canal...... The captain and crew were so helpful and informative all the time, they knew so much about the wildlife and made it so interesting... They had bottles of...More

1  Thank jollywalkers
Rs A, Owner at The Rusty Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your trip and we hope you’ll come back and join us again , bring your friends or bring your enemies we could always use the gator bait.

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband joined one of the boat trips today. When deciding between the Rusty Anchor and Premier Boats we decided to go with the Rusty Anchor as we preferred the seating layout, i.e. there was long padded seating all around the outside of...More

3  Thank Trish B
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We loved our boat tour with Rusty Anchor. Captain David was wonderful. He was so pleasant and funny and knowledgeable. The canal itself was gorgeous. Way better than I was expecting. We saw two alligators and tons of birds. We’ll probably do it again the...More

2  Thank lzt4
Reviewed 11 May 2018

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.

1  Thank Hal W
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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 7 May 2018

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

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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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You can bring anything you want to eat or drink with you , coolers are welcome. Hope to see you soon
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