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!”
Dora Canal Lunch Tour
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 6-12
- Toddler Ages 5 & under
Three Hours of the Most Fun Dora Canal Has to Offer!
Dora Canal Lunch Tour takes in all the excitement of the Dora Canal with a relaxing stop at a waterfront restaurant for a nice bite to eat! Our Captains and Crew are happy to share with you the history of Mount Dora and some fun facts about Lake Dora along the way.
The Dora Canal which is a part of the Ocklawaha (Harris) Chain of Lakes links Lake Eustis and Lake Dora. From Native Americans such as the Timucua Indians to pioneer adventurers, this river is a special spot for many. What was once known as the Elfin River to early Central Floridians, it continues to build upon its rich history and on Rusty Anchor’s Dora Canal Lunch Tour you become a part of that history! Bring your camera; it’s a magical journey through a mystical place.
Located near Orlando, Daytona, The Villages and Tavares, the canal was pinned by sports writer Grantland Rice as “the most beautiful mile of waterway in the world”. The Dora Canal is truly a wildlife paradise, forever changing with the seasons. Whether you’re a local or here on vacation this 3 hour lunch tour is a must-do!
Because it was spared by the loggers of the late 1800s, 200+ year old Cypress Trees call the Dora Canal home and giant Live Oaks covered in Spanish Moss line the bank. Numerous species of birds such as Anhingas, Great Blue, Little Blue, Green and Tri-colored Herons, White Ibis, Limpkins, Great and Snowy Egrets can be found on Dora Canal. Many of these birds build their nests high in the Cypress canopy. Red-bellied, Snapping and Softshell Turtles can be seen, Alligators, River Otters and more. The wildlife alone makes Rusty Anchor’s Dora Canal Lunch Tour well worth your time.
In Winter it’s warm and welcoming, in Spring it’s the rookery for the birdlife, in Summer it is shades of green and in Fall the Dora Canal is the place to see Autumn colors. You will learn about all the flora and fauna from our experienced Master Captains and Crew.
Rusty Anchor’s Dora Canal Lunch Tour is a relaxing trip. You’ll enjoy peaceful scenery along the way to your stop at a waterfront restaurant, take in a fabulous meal and experience a leisurely trip back. Reserve your tour today!
What your ticket includes:
- A boat tour across Lake Dora, through the majestic swamps of the Dora Canal with a stop at a waterfront restaurant and back. (approximately 2 hours on the water and an hour or so for our lunch stop)
What isn’t included:
- The price of lunch, this way you can choose the lunch and beverages you desire.
Gift Certificates are available online or at the docks for this cruise.