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The Rusty Anchor

400 W 4th Ave, Lake Dora, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5591
+1 352-383-3933
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Great Day Cruise

Ignore the other reviewer who said that they won't go out if there are too few people. We had 4... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Scott S
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Aggrivating

Over this past weekend I booked a two hour tour for mine and my husbands anniversary. We showed up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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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 Scott a born and raised Mount Dora Business man who has been on the waterways for over 30 years.The Tours leave at 10am,12:30,and 3pm at the docks by the yacht club. We also have a 1 hour sunset cruise that goes out each day. We have lunch and dinner cruises and can do private parties. Please call to make your reservation and remember to be at the docks 15 minutes before you are scheudled to leave, you don"t want to miss the boat.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
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400 W 4th Ave, Lake Dora, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5591
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+1 352-383-3933
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ignore the other reviewer who said that they won't go out if there are too few people. We had 4 people in our group - my wife and I, and another couple. That's all. The cruise was was relaxing and scenic. And for a two-hour...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Over this past weekend I booked a two hour tour for mine and my husbands anniversary. We showed up at the boat parking lot and there were no spaces to park our car. We finally found a spot and walked down to the boat. We...More

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Rustyanchor531, Owner at The Rusty Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I apologize for any distractions my crew caused for you to have. I am glad your trip wasn't totally lost by there actions. The Dora Canal is such a great experience that I hope that you come and enjoy it with us again. I have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let it be known that if there isn't enough people they won't even take the boat out. Waste of my time, especially since I chose this company over a company in Orlando. I'm from out of town and here for the night so some heads...More

Thank Rose_quartz0911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Husband and I were down for vacation in the Orlando area. My parents last year visited Mount Dora and told me to check it out!! We looked up things to do in Mount Dora. Rusty Anchor looked like a great way to get on...More

Thank starkskelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to the town of Mount Dora, although we have been to the huge flea markets held by Rennigers. So we decided that we needed to take as much in as possible. We choose Rusty Anchor as our boat trip of...More

1  Thank eheart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of seven went on a two hour canal tour with Captain Mike and his crew. We booked online ahead of time, and got several dollars off each ticket, and the prices were very reasonable. It was a hot day, but we were under...More

Thank Elkridgetraveller
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Went on a lake and canal tour with Capt. Mike and First Mate Rod. Had a great time on the lake and canal. We saw Bald Eagles, many alligators, turtles, many different birds, and plants. Both Mike and Rod were very knowledgeable and had lots...More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We went to Mount Dora and saw the boat trip advert but missed the tour that day. It sounded really interesting so we made another trip to Mount Dora after booking the tickets online so we could take the 2 hour canal tour. We were...More

1  Thank Marco612
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Our 2 hour boat ride to and through the Dora Canal was fun and pleasant. Captain Steve was knowledgeable and entertaining. The other crew were equally helpful. I think this might be a case like Avis "we try harder".

Thank larose2017
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome tour by Mike! Lots of history and learned alot about the different species in the area! Kids had a blast and so did we!

Thank Mereille B
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Ellie H
17 May 2017|
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Response from mnadeau2016 | Reviewed this property |
There is no lunch served on board but there is beverages we had a good lunch after our tour
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7 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
4 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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