As we cruise through ancient Cypress swamps in search of Birds, Turtles and Alligators we’ll explore “The most beautiful mile of waterway in the world!”
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
The End of Summer Fireworks Cruise is fun for the entire family and we want You to be part of it! Bring your cooler with snacks and beverages and celebrate this new tradition!
This is a special fireworks cruise to mark the beginning of our Winter Holidays and this year it takes place on November 30, 2024! The festive atmosphere, experienced from Lake Dora, is heartwarming! Join the journey as we travel through the lake to celebrate this cherished tradition ~ Light Up Mount Dora!
This is a seasonal tour. Please check back later for the 2024 tour date. Kick off the Holiday Season Rusty Anchor style. Join the fun on a 2.5 hour tour in the lead boat of our Christmas Boat Parade. We’ll cruise around the shoreline of Mount Dora with the other decorated boats behind us and enjoy the festivities of the season!
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, we’ll open the calendar soon so you can reserve your seats!
Join our Fireworks Cruise and celebrate New Year’s Eve on Lake Dora! It’s a spectacular show and a great place to view it. We’ll meet at 11:30 pm at the Dock next to the boat ramp at Grantham Point/Lighthouse Park and cruise through the lake to take in the sights, sounds and ring in the New Year!
Visiting Central Florida and want to experience something out of the ordinary? Rusty Anchor Boat Tours is located just north of Orlando and west of Daytona Beach in the town of Mount Dora. Mount Dora sits on a ridge overlooking the 4,500 acre Lake Dora and is known for its historic architecture, eclectic shops, excellent food and annual festivals.
We offer unique cruises from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Our most popular tour is the 2 hour Dora Canal Cruise. On this trip you’ll travel the old Elfin River through a natural Cypress Swamp and could have the opportunity to see Alligators, Turtles and wildlife galore! Watch Ospreys swooping down to catch fish, Bald Eagles and maybe even a River Otter or two! If you would like to pair a boat tour with a meal, check out the Dora Canal Lunch or Sunset Dinner Cruise. Only here for the evening? Sunset Cruise is the one for you!
With Rusty Anchor Boat Tours you will experience one of a kind, narrated boat tours of wild Florida with true Florida natives. Being from this area, our staff is happy to share their knowledge about the wildlife, point out Alligators and Turtles sunning on the logs, explain the history, flora and fauna. So feel free to book online or give us a call, we look forward to seeing you!