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Premier Boat Tours

100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
+1 352-434-8040
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Son and Daughter-in-law visit

This was an excellent tour. Will definitely do it again. The tour guides took their time to make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra V
Ocala, Florida
via mobile
Super Fun Day

I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Dora Canal with Premier Boats. The Captains were funny and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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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 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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
+1 352-434-8040
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an excellent tour. Will definitely do it again. The tour guides took their time to make sure to point out different birds, snakes and of course alligators.

Thank Sandra V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Dora Canal with Premier Boats. The Captains were funny and have a lot of good information, and showed us lots of wildlife. They were very accommodating to my daughter and mother and the boat was nicer than the...More

Thank A1carroll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just took the two hour tour through the Dora Canal and enjoyed it just as much as the other 2 times. Captains John and Mary are a great tour team pointing out so many various species of birds, flowers, aquatic animals and of course...More

Thank Stanman134
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from trip to Orlando with our Daughter, Son-In-Law and Grandson. We took a day out and went to Mount Dora, a small, pretty New England style town less than an hours drive. Did the two hour boat trip across the lake and through...More

Thank MikeandCelia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've lived in Mount Dora for three years and have our own boat so I was in no hurry to do the tour. Finally did and it was terrific! I knew most of the info but was surprised to go in a few back areas...More

Thank P H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat tour was great. we enjoyed it very much. around 3 hours. The tour guides were very knowledgeble about the flora and fauna. Saw a lot of animals. Some of the bald cypress were very old. One was 2000 years old. Anyway we really...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thought this would be just a way to wast a few hours in Mr. Dora. Turned out to be the highlight of my stay. Saw eagles, turtles, loads of gators and great birds - all in their natural habitat. Captains Bob and Dave were incredibly...More

Thank RastaJew
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Great boat ride with out of town visitors . Boat Captains were extremely informative about the wildlife and would often stop the boat to show eagles 🦅 nests and indigenous birds. Very friendly people and we were able to book online via their website.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We had an afternoon trip yesterday and we were delighted with the whole trip. The captain and his co-colleague were very knowledgeable about the forna and wild life. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone, you will be assured of a great two hours.

Thank Susanne R
Reviewed 3 May 2017

When we first started out I thought it was going to be just another boat ride. Boy was I wrong! Once we entered the canal it was a totally different world of peace, beauty, gators, eagles, cypress trees and amazement. Captain John was an amazing...More

Thank luvrcountry
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Andrea P
What is the cost per ticket and is there a time schedule?
19 August 2016|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
The correct telephone number is 352-434-8040
What are the departure times? won't it be too hot this time of year?
31 July 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!
Would I need to make a reservation for Friday April 22 2016? Do you offer discount tickets? How often do the tours go out.
17 January 2016|
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Response from jcduane | Reviewed this property |
My group had about 10 people, so we made reservations in advance. I would think April would be a busy time for them with all the tourists from the Northern states visiting. I would definitely make reservations.