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Rusty Anchor Mount Dora

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From $50

Glide across Lake Dora to enjoy a delightful dinner at a waterfront restaurant where you will have the opportunity to purchase the grand meal of your desire! Then continue on to a spectacular view of the lake and a beautiful sunset!

* Please book 2 Adults prior to booking Toddlers

From $35

Experience Dora Canal at Dusk… when it’s the Spookiest! Join our 5th Annual Adult Only, Halloween Dora Canal Tour, it’s a ton o’ fun party cruise! Treasures await as each guest receives a goodie bag. Bring your own beverages and get your party started!

From $30

Enjoy small town America with Christmas music, apple cider, cookies and the Christmas spirit of Mount Dora. This is a relaxing, leisurely tour around Lake Dora’s shoreline with the grand finale being Mount Dora Marina’s spectacular light display. Offered throughout December, reserve your seats today!

Our Boats Are Wheelchair Friendly, Our Tours Are Accessible To All!

Rusty Anchor Mount Dora Boat Tours is owned and operated by a 4th generation Native Floridian whose family has lived in Mount Dora for over a century. With a love for boating these waterways and 30+ years experience offering boat tours through the tree lined, wildlife laden Dora Canal you are in great hands!

Many of our staff are native to Central Florida and share in the enjoyment a person gets from spending time on the water. Taking You on a fun filled boat tour of the Dora Canal, explaining the history, pointing out the wildlife, showing You the beauty of this area via all the tours we offer and watching You smile, is what we do!

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A Can't-Miss Tour Of The Dora Canal!


The boat, Captain and crew, were great! The canals are a must see! I bring all my guests to see the beauty of the water and trees. Worth doing!

– Tracy D., TripAdvisor
Delightful 2 hours on the lake

This was my second time visiting Mr. Dora and my first boat ride on the lake. The boat was a mostly covered pontoon style motorboat. The day we booked, a friday, we were the only people on the 10 AM tour. There is another company that specifies that if there aren't at least 6 they don't leave the dock. Nor Rusty Anchor...

– Mort L., TripAdvisor
Beautiful Canal tour

I would highly recommend this tour. The tour left on time, the boat was clean. They also provide cold bottled water, a plus on a hot day. The captain knew his stuff and was quite the comedian. The canal was gorgeous and we saw several types of birds and a small gator. They also allow you to bring a cooler with drinks and food. An A+ in my book

– Jan R., TripAdvisor

Very friendly and informative trip! The 2 hours went really fast and a lot of unexpected and unknown Florida history was brought up. You can also stand and move about on the boat. I definitely recommend this tour, you will be glad you did.

– Liz N., TripAdvisor
Great fun

This tour seems to have it all. A comfortable boat (water and ice provided) takes you along the lake where you can take in the views. It then takes you along one of the canals and out to the lake on the other side. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.

– Steven W., TripAdvisor
Access Was Easy

I took my mom on this tour today. She uses a cane & access was easy. Ted, our guide was great, informative, polite, professional. The pontoon boat was nice with cushioned seats, covered, blankets provided when chilly. Dora Canal was beautiful, old Florida. We had a relaxing, wonderful 2 hour tour.

– Donald Z., Google