Visiting the Orlando area and looking for something special to do? Located just north of Orlando close to Daytona, Ocala, The Villages and Tavares is the quaint town of Mount Dora, FL which is known for its historic feel, antique and unique shops, annual festivals and Rusty Anchor Boat Tours.
On our covered pontoon boat tours, you will have the opportunity to travel through a natural Cypress Swamp that flanks the famous Dora Canal and possibly see such treasures as Alligators and Turtles sunning on the logs, Ospreys swooping down to catch fish, Bald Eagles, and their ginormous nests and maybe even a River Otter or two!
You’ll experience one of a kind Dora Canal boat cruises with true Florida natives… and with over 30 years’ experience touring Dora Canal our Rusty Anchor Captains are pretty cool too! Being from Central Florida, our staff is happy to share their knowledge of the wildlife, history, flora and fauna.
We offer 2 hour Dora Canal boat tours, 1 hour and 30 minute boat tours of the shoreline of Lake Dora and if you would like to cruise to a lake side restaurant we have 3 hour lunch or dinner cruises.
Our boats are covered pontoon boats with side curtains that can be rolled down for a comfortable trip no matter what the weather and free bottled water is always available on our boat tours. In the cooler months we have blankets onboard to keep you cozy and warm.
In Spring the Dora Canal lights up with the chatter of the rookery for the birder or wildlife lover in you. At Christmas, the whole town of Mount Dora lights up! Our Dora Canal boat tours are safe for kids of all ages, conducted on Coast Guard inspected vessels with licensed Master Captains at the helm and you are welcome to bring coolers, drinks, and snacks onboard!
Rusty Anchor Mount Dora