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2-hour Lake Dora Guided Tour

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2-hour Lake Dora & Dora Canal Guided Tour

Enjoy a fabulous, 2-hour guided and narrated, drive your own boat tour of Lake Dora and the fabled Dora Canal. Our expert tour guide will share some fascinating history of this area including some of it's famous visitors over the last two centuries.

The tour price has a built-in $10.00 savings with unassisted online booking. With unassisted online booking the cost of the tour is $150.00 per boat plus tax Monday through Friday and $169.00 per boat plus tax Saturday and Sunday. Boat holds up to 2 people. (Gratuities not included). The cost of the tour if booking by phone through our reservation agent is $160.00 plus tax per boat Monday through Friday and $179.00 per boat plus tax Saturday and Sunday.

Boat operators must be 21 years of age and possess a valid drivers license or 18 years of age with a valid boater card.

Currently our daily tour schedule features departure times of; 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM and a sunset tour with departure time dependent on time of sunset.

The Dora Canal will amaze you as it is "Old Florida" as it was 10,000+ years ago when the Timucuan Indians called it home, followed by the Seminole Indians and prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 1513. Chances are you will spot some of the wildlife that has called the canal home for milenia.



We reserve the right to change the tour route based on weather conditions or potential dangerous conditions in the Dora Canal such as fallen trees or debris. In the event this happens you will have the option to reschedule or we will take you on a safer route to ensure your 2-hour adventure.

CatBoat Tours will provide you with:

  • Your very own CatBoat dedicated to you for the tour
  • Small cooler for your water or soft drink. (ice not included)
  • Life jackets
  • Narration and historical information
  • Adventure and sightseeing

No boating experience necessary.

Instruction will be given before the tour leaves the dock.



Important: Depending on the weather you may get wet. It is rare but the weather may change while we are on tour. Please dress accordingly. You must wear boating shoes or non-marking soft soled shoes or sandals.

Customers may bring the following items:

  • Camera
  • Additional, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Sun Block
  • Proper clothing for boating (Please dress according to the weather)
  • Sunglasses

Call For Special Group Tour Rates

If the tour has not been paid for or scheduled you must call and schedule a tour at one of the available times or dates or at a custom time we will arrange with you. Custom tours apply to groups of four or more only.

Our tours run 7 days a week (or at custom times for groups of four or more by calling (352) 325-1442

Book now to reserve your seats!

We accept Visa, Masterard, Discover and American Express.

Rules of the tour

The tour is paid in full at the time of the reservation. All sales are FINAL! In the event of a canceled tour due to weather you will be rescheduled or provided with a gift certificate to use at anytime in the future.

Boats may only be driven by the designated driver(s) on the contract. In order to operate a motorboat of ten (10) horsepower or greater, Florida law requires anyone who was born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 to successfully complete an approved boating safety course and obtain a Boating Safety Education Identification Card issued by the FWC. Florida does not have a "boating license." If you were born prior to January 1, 1988 you may operate a boat in Florida without a Boating Safety Education I.D. Card but we highly recommend you complete the course and obtain your I.D. Card.

NO alcohol allowed on the tour
No littering
No swimming or jumping off of CatBoats.

HAVE FUN!!