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Premier Boat Tours

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100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
+1 352-434-8040
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Great boat tour

This tour is what it says and shows. They could do with much less time located by the tiki trailer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carl T
Tampa, Florida
Great tour!!

We took a 2 hour tour with Captain Rick and Captain John. We enjoyed the scenery and the Captains... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Jennifer C
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • 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 4 weeks ago

This tour is what it says and shows. They could do with much less time located by the tiki trailer park looking for alligators and should have gone out into the second lake. Too much time spent talking about the over 55 trailer park. The...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We took a 2 hour tour with Captain Rick and Captain John. We enjoyed the scenery and the Captains were knowledgeable and fun! We saw several small alligators and many different birds. Just riding in the boat was fun and relaxing!!! I highly recommend this...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The 2 hour tour was fun and informative. Our captain and guide were entertaining and knowledgeable about local history and wildlife species. The meandering canal tour really was different than anything I had taken before. It was like being on the African Queen in the...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We took the tour with Captain Dave yesterday. It was a lovely trip. Motoring across the lake gave enough breeze to cool us off before we got to the wilderness portion. It was about 95 degrees. We saw quite a bit of wildlife, mostly birds,...More

Thank Pennie B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Hosted by Captain Bob and Sandra, the first mate, it was a wonderful 2 hours of lake, homes, history and the Dora canal. Just right for a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was a nice way to spend a hot summer afternoon. The ride across the lake provided a nice breeze and the canal was shaded. Contrary to other comments, we found the homes along the developed portion of the canal to be interesting and thought...More

Thank Daydreamer626
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We did the 11am, two hour trip, across the lake, and into the forest canal and back. The crew told us useful information and pointed out any wildlife, plant life and history. It took 30 minutes to cross the lake, during which we heard the...More

Thank CarolM108
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We have a tour with captain John and Sandy!! They took us out on the water and told us about the history!! Also let us see a lot of different birds great turtles and gator!! If you didn't have fun then there is something wrong...More

Thank Tammy J D
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The only reason I rated this good instead of great was because June is not the best time to go on this tour.There were too many boaters on the trip which totally disrupted the wild life. The tour captain and his first mate were very...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We did the two hour trip, across the lake, down the canal and into the forest river and back. Throughout the crew gave us useful info and pointed out any wildlife, plant life and history. It took about 30 minutes to cross the lake, during...More

Thank Andy E
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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
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!
18 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.