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Lake County Waterways

400 W. 4th Ave.
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Telephone: 352 383 3933

Scenic Boat Tours: Enjoy the natural habitat of Lake Dora, “The most beautiful mile of water in the world,” where you can expect to see nature and wildlife at its finest!

Mount Dora Canal Cruise is a 2hr cruise where you’ll be sure to see a bit of Lake County history.

Chain of Lakes Pleasure Cruise offers an opportunity to several unique sites of nature

Sunset Cruise, which departs once daily (call for reservations and times) is a 1.5hr cruise that will take you around beautiful Lake Beauclair where it’s not uncommon to spot Bald Eagles high in the tree tops.

All daily cruises run in accordance with daylight savings time:

mt dora cruiseSummer: 11:00am | 1:30pm | 4:00pm
Winter: 10:00am | 12:30pm | 3:pm

Speciality Cruises…… 

  • Anniversaries / Weddings 
  • Bachelor Parties / Bridal Showers
  • Create your own cruise
  • Engagement Parties
  • Private Parties

Call for Specialty Cruise reservations. Price and departure times vary for these cruises. 


    Guided Segway Tours

    140 W 5th Ave
    Mt Dora, FL 32757

    Unique Segway Tour of Historic Mount Dora
     A one hour city tour begins at the dealership in downtown Mount Dora, travels along side of the city marina, runs out to the famous Mount Dora lighthouse and over to Palm Island Park. In the Palm Island Park, you travel through some of the most intriguing nature paths in Florida and explore the raised walkway over the water’s edge, allowing the riders an opportunity to view the abundant wildlife and variety of plants up close and first hand.

    You will then leave the Palm Island Park and head out through beautiful and historic neighborhoods while riding by several of the town’s well known and historic Bed & Breakfasts. The tour will then turn back towards town via the Historic Lakeside Inn which was built in 1883 and still retains its original charm. After enjoying the gorgeous view westward across Lake Dora you will begin your return trip back through town to the home base on 5th Avenue.

    This tour will show you a side of Mount Dora that you will not want to miss and can only see on a Segway!

    Dogwood Mountain Tour
    For the more Segway savvy tour guests, there is also a secondary Mt Dora Tour which follows the eastern shore of Lake Dora towards the beautiful and crystal clear Lake Gertrude where you will see historic lakeside homes built in the 1920’s. As the tour proceeds along the shores of Lake Gertrude the terrain takes a sudden change as you discover the winding roads and beautiful vistas around Dogwood Mountain. While your Segway takes you effortlessly higher, you will be amazed as you take a break to view the forest below from a breathtaking overlook atop Dogwood Mountain. This tour is recommended for guests who have already enjoyed the historic city Segway tour. 
    Scheduling & Reservations…
    All Mt Dora Tours are operated Wednesday through Sunday at 10:00 a.m., Noon and 2:00 p.m. from the showroom. Tour cost is $48.00 per person, plus tax. Tours are subject to availability and reservations are strongly encouraged to insure that you get the time slot you require. To make reservations, call call 352-383-9900 or email at anytime, seven days a week. Age range – Minimum age is 16 years. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Carriage Rides


    Imagine the delight of your guests when they are entertained by elegant carriage rides – have a carriage pick up you and your guests from their Bed & Breakfast and delivered to your favorite restaurant.

    Florida Style Christmas Sleigh Rides…During Christmas season in Mount Dora the lights of the town and Donnelly Park take on a magical ambience as you experience them from an open carriage. Snuggle down under the blankets, sip on your hot chocolate and sing your favorite Christmas Carols in time with the hoof beats and jingle bells of our horses.


    Friday &  Saturday
    7:00 to 10:00 PM
    Weather permitting

    Ride options in Mount Dora…

    mt dora carriagePrivate Reserved Ride: (Great for couples)
    Private hire is for a 25-30 minute ride where you get the carriage to your party only, you can be picked up and dropped off anywhere in the downtown area at a reserved time.

    The private carriage ride during normal operating hours is $80.00 cash + a gratuity for your driver.

    Private reserved 16 passenger wagon during normal operating hours is $100.00 + gratuity.

    Call 352-394-8851 to set your Reservations.

    Walk-up and Ride:
    (This is a non-reservable ride.  Just show up and get the next available seating. There may be other riders in the carriage with you.) Starting and ending at the corner of 4th and Alexander St. This ride is 25-30 minutes and cash only.
    $12.00 for Adults
    $10.00 for seniors 55+ 
    $8.00 for kids ages 5-12   
    Under age five ride for free

    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

    The White carriage holds up to 6 adults and three kids. The Burgundy carriage holds 4 adults and two kids.


    Balloon Flights

    Champagne Balloon Flights in the Mount Dora…

    2547 Lakeshore Drive
    Mt Dora, FL 32757-4713
    (352) 735-7647
    * approximate times

    Call for scheduling:
    Chuck (352) 735-7647 or

    Champagne balloon chartered ride (per person): $200.00
    Private charter for 2 passengers: $600.00

    * All prices are total cost and include taxes and fees.

    The adventure of a lifetime includes:

    • A first class flight from a locally owned and operated company
    • Sunrise or sunset flights year round for parties of 2-6 people per balloon
    • There is no substitute for experience. Highly experienced and knowledgeable pilots with perfect safety records.
    • A flight of approximately one hour, floating above the beautiful countryside
    • An upscale celebration with champagne and snacks immediately following the flight

    What to expect:

    • No deposit or pre-payment is required to schedule
    • A confirmation email once your flight is scheduled
    • A call from your pilot prior to the flight with weather conditions
    • Flight may be rescheduled if weather conditions are unfavorable
    • Flights range from the surface to 3,000 feet or more
    • Fear of heights? A gentle sensation of floating relaxes the potential fear of heights
    • The temperature aloft similar to that on the ground
    • Your pilot and crew will take pictures of your flight
    • A fantastic experience everyone should have at least once in their lives!

    What to wear:

    • Dress for the weather, as if hiking in a pasture (chances are we may end up landing in one!)
    • Jeans with sneakers or boots are recommended – sandals and open-toes shoes are not permitted
    • In cold weather, wear multiple layers of clothing or a windbreaker Avoid wearing long jewelry, skirts or fine clothing
    • Hats or ball caps are encouraged, but not necessary
    • Small cameras are welcome

    Cancellation policy: Please allow as much advanced notice as possible if you need to cancel your flight. A cancellation fee may be charged for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice or failure to show the day of the flight.


    Mount Dora Ghost Walk

    The Mount Dora Ghost Walk is a 90 minute adventure into the darker side of Mount Dora’s history. Your journey begins with a 30 minutes seated parlor theater performance followed by a 60 minutes lantern-led walking tour of Old Mount Dora where history meets mystery with a funny touch of the macabre.

    The show is the only ghost tour in the country that offers you an interactive theatrical performance that combines live acting, a magic show, and a full staged marionette theater with special effects.

    1st and 3rd Saturday of every month except October and December.
    Call for further date availability 352~406~5672

    patch_7xcuPrior Reservations Required
    Cost: $10  over 12 years old. $8 under 12 yrs old
    Csh or personal check

    Tours start at the Mount History Museum
    50 Royellou Ln
    Mount Dora, FL 32757
    Reservations Phone: 352-406-5672 – leave date/time/# in party/phone#
    • All Tours involve about 3/4 mile of walking with hills, wear comfortable shoes
    • Tours originate at the Mount Dora History Museum at 450 Royellou lane, arrive 5 minutes early,
    • Bring your camera or video camera to capture orbs, apparitions
    • No smoking
    • There are some stairs but accommodations can be made, let us know at time of making reservations
    • email:


    Mount Dora Trolley Company

    Relax and enjoy a one hour narrated tour of Mount Dora’s past present and future on board a custom built climate controlled trolley. On this guided Mount Dora tour you will see the quaint downtown shopping village, beautiful Lake Dora, spring-fed Lake Gertrude, historic homes, Palm Island’s boardwalk nature trail and the memorable lighthouse.

    mt dora trolleySchedule (subject to change)

    Monday-Friday: 11-12-1 & 2pm

    Saturday:11-12-1 & 2 pm

    Tour Price $13 Adults $11 Children 2 and up.

    Call (352) 385-1023

    Departures from the Historic Lakeside Inn

    Other Trolley Packages….
    Trolley Tour & Lunch
    1 hour Trolley Tour plus Lunch
    (Includes soup, garlic rolls, main entree, beverage, & gratuity) $26.25 per person

    Christmas Tour of Lights available in Dec. $15 per person

    Trolley’s are enclosed with tinted windows, air conditioning or heat, crushed velvet seats, CD/PA stereosystem. You are provided with a professional tour guide so sit back and enjoy.


    Adventure Cove Mini Golf  

    4900 Lake Park Court
    Mt Dora, FL 32757-6742
    (352) 735-6464

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