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Address: 411 N Donnelly St, Suite 200, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5598
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+1 407-227-3388
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Wed - Sun 08:00 - 17:00

Every Tour Is An Adventure! Let the experts at CraigCat Tours guide you on...

Every Tour Is An Adventure! Let the experts at CraigCat Tours guide you on a fun filled tour across Lake Dora and through a 2000 year old cypress tree lined waterway.The Dora Canal has been called -"The Most Beautiful Mile In The World". Scenes from the movie "African Queen" with Humphrey Bogart were filmed in the Dora Canal! Our Tour is fully narrated and guided. We start at Gilbert Park just two blocks from downtown Mt. Dora, see the sights of the Mt. Dora shoreline and then cruise at high speed across Lake Dora to the Dora Canal. We exclusively use CraigCat powerboats. CraigCats are safe, stable, fun and unsinkable.

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Fun, fun afternoon

The cats went much faster than we had anticipated and we had a fun race across the lake. You will get WET. The canal part of the trip was very interesting. The trees are amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cats went much faster than we had anticipated and we had a fun race across the lake. You will get WET. The canal part of the trip was very interesting. The trees are amazing and very atmospheric. Saw lots of wildlife including bald eagle, various species of heron, turtles and alligators. Great afternoon. Will be taking all our future... More 

Thank Premier_Cru_USA
Beaver Dam,WI
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8 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is the second time I've taken the tour & I completely enjoyed every moment! Cat was our tour guide & she is very informative & does a great job. The boats are a blast to drive,are very easy to operate, stable & safe. This is one of the best values, most adventurous & fun things to do in central... More 

Thank raceone
Middletown, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We took our adult children on the Craig Cats this summer and had a great time. The boats are fun and easy to operate. It was windy the day we went, and we weren't prepared to get as wet as we did. The second time we went, it was a beautiful sunny day and we stayed relatively dry! The trip... More 

1 Thank Snowtan21
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Cat was our tour guide and she was awesome! The tour down the canal was so beautiful and serene but when we got out on the open water and cranked up the speed it was a blast!! Bouncing across the waves we couldn't stop laughing and doing donuts was exhilarating! So much fun, you have to try this!! The craigcat... More 

1 Thank WaterBaby59
Lake Worth, Florida
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great way to spend two hours in mount Dora! Very exciting. I would suggest wearing a bathing suit though because you definitely get wet, also it wouldn't hurt to bring along some sunscreen and sunglasses. Overall this was a fantastic tour and I would recommend it to anyone visiting mount dora

Thank autiemarie
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

What an awesome time we had on the Saturday 1:00 boat tour! Fun, exciting time. Tutorial for the Craigcats was effective and user-friendly. We had plenty of time on our own and ALSO had an amazing canal tour from the very kind owner, Dave. We would highly recommend this to anyone! Great adventure for our guests in the future.

Thank jd123mari
the villages
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Great two hour tour of Mount Dora and Canal. Knowledgable guide and fun driving our Cats. What a way to spend a sunny afternoon on the water. Highly recommend it.

1 Thank sherrymTheVillages
Lady Lake, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Lake very rough! Beat to death at fast speed going out. Asked guide to slow group down coming back but that didn't happen. We lagged behind and lost group. Couldn't find dock.Lost! What could have been a wonderful trip turned out to be a torture test. Guide did not take control of group! We did not take note of land... More 

5 Thank cmsmith44
Beaver Dam,WI
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8 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This Friday we decided to do something adventurous! The weather was warm and breezy with rain a possibility. We boarded the Craigcat two person catamaran for a two hour trip across the lake and down the Mount Dora canal. The Mount Dora Canel is breathtaking with scenery! We were in awe of the wildlife including an alligator only feet Away!... More 

Thank raceone
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We went as a group. Would do it again in a heartbeat. We just had so much fun. Their was no one in our group that was un happy about this. We are going to do it again. I think everyone that goes to Mt Dora should do this.

Thank Irene S

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