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Premier Boat Tours

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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
+1 352-434-8040
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 2 hr daytime tour last year and enjoyed it a lot -it is well worth the price. So we expected we would love this one as well. Although this "cruise" did everything it said, it was not up to our expectations. We...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank riverchaser11
TudorBarrattScanes, Owner at Premier Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your cruise. I suppose that it is not for everyone; but the majority of our customers Love our Christmas Cruise. I am confused though. Our Christmas Cruise does not include Fireworks! Regarding the turning of the boat, it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the visit of Mount Dora the Donnely house the antique shops and the border walk we decided to make a cruise on the lake with Premier boat tours Near the well known lakeside inn where many POTUS stayed Good idea ! Captain Rick explained...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kate331
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The booking process was super easy and they were helpful and flexible when I had to change days. You can bring wine and food on the boat and the boat captains are charming and informative. I could’ve done without the “spottings” of the same bird...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 735christyh
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great eco-tour. The captain is excellent and full of information about the canal, wildlife, fauna etc. They go at a slow pace which gives you enough time to soak it all in. Plus the boat has a canopy to keep you out of the direct...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Very popular and we were very luck to get on despite being mid week, and rainy the tour was fully booked and both boats were operating Well worth the voyage, with 2 excellent and knowledgeable guides, it was a very pleasant informative 2 hour trip,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peterbaker40
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The trip on the boat was wonderful, the trip took 2hours and we explored lake Dora and the canals that ran off it. We saw a large Alligator, many different kinds of waterbird, a large turtle and the varied Flora and Fauna. Captain John was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Bumped into Captain John in local coffe shop he rang and got us reservation on trip we turned up and got on boat and a confortable and informative trip on the lake and canal. Saw gator and bald eagles at $28 dollors it was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdamH4465
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Brought my mother to Mt. Dora and included this tour. It was beautiful! They are also very imformitive about the things you see and the history of the area. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours. Bring a camera! Binoculars would be good also but they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LauraJeanneP
Reviewed 25 September 2018

My wife and I went to Mt Dora for the first time this September after many of our friends had told us what a wonderful time they had when they visited there. All of them said that they highly recommended taking the two hour Eco-tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EDWARD Z
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This trip was better than expected thanks to the guides and the number and variety of wildlife we saw--primarily birds. The boat was clean and quite comfortable, the guides were polite, professional, and knowledgeable about the history, geography, and wildlife of the area. Once we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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4 August 2018|
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Response from paulsE2282PF | Reviewed this property |
I would think that they can, with a little work but it’s best to call them
30 May 2018|
Response from TudorBarrattScanes | Property representative |
The scheduled tours do not stop at any restaurants.
30 May 2018|
Response from TudorBarrattScanes | Property representative |
Yes we have group rates, they work on a sliding scale depending upon the size of the group. They are individually quoted depending on date, time etc.. Please call for a rate.