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Lake Beauclair & Lake Carlton Tour

The early-riser Lake Beauclair & Lake Carlton Tour departs the marina at 7:30 AM and will take you through beautiful waterways with your best chance of viewing wildlife just after sunrise. You will pass through Trimble Park on your way to Lake Carlton near the famous Apopka-Beauclair Canal constructed in the late 1800s to facilitate shipping of citrus from Lake Apopka through the Harris Chain of Lakes and out to the Atlantic Ocean via Jacksonville.

The late afternoon Lake Beauclair & Lake Carlton Tour departs the marina at 5:15 PM and is available in Spring and Summer and will take you through beautiful waterways with your best chance of viewing wildlife just after sunrise. You will pass through Trimble Park on your way to Lake Carlton near the famous Apopka-Beauclair Canal constructed in the late 1800s to facilitate shipping of citrus from Lake Apopka through the Harris Chain of Lakes and out to the Atlantic Ocean via Jacksonville.

This tour is priced at $49 per person including tax and fees. (Gratuities not included) Boat operators must be 21 years of age and possess a valid drivers license.

CatBoat Tours will provide you with:

  • A CatBoat Dedicated To You & a Passenger For The Tour
  • Bottled water
  • 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 (Water is provided)
  • 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.

If you have made reservations please look for the red CatBoat Tours truck in the parking lot to start your adventure!

Our tours run Wednesday - Sunday

Book now to reserve your seats!

We accept all major credit cards.

Rules of the tour

  1. The tour is paid in full at the time of the reservation. The fee will refunded or rescheduled in the event of bad weather.
  2. No shows will not get refunded. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before scheduled tour for a refund.
  3. Boats may only be driven by the designated driver on the contract. Drivers must be born before 2001 (18 years old) or present a Florida Boaters Safety Card, or other state equivalent. If you do not have a Safety Card you can take it free online click here.
  4. Driver's must have valid driver's license and major credit card.
  5. NO drinking and driving!
  6. No littering
  7. No swimming or jumping off of CatBoats.
  8. No shows will not get refunded. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before scheduled tour for a refund.
  9. HAVE FUN!!