Catboat Adventure Tours In Beautiful Lake County

Some of Florida’s most beautiful natural surroundings are found on the glorious Harris chain of lakes that surround Mount Dora. This vibrant and historic town, set among the rolling hills of Lake County, is where you’ll find Catboat Adventures, a superb addition to the Orlando area’s eco tourism options. A relatively short and scenic drive from all the big theme parks you won’t find any long lines here – just miles and miles of open water and fantastic Florida scenery!

Drive your own 2-person powered catamaran on a guided tour across beautiful Lake Dora through the world-famous Dora Canal and into Lake Eustis. You will see nature at it’s finest and learn some of the very interesting history of this area on this 2-hour narrated tour.

These tours are guided and narrated by knowledgable and professional tour guides. They start at Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina just a block from downtown Mount Dora. Full instruction on the operation of these safe , stable and fun two-person watercraft is provided along with personal; floatation devices. No experience is neccessary.

CatBoat Tours will provide you with:

  • A CatBoat Dedicated To You & A Passenger For The Tour
  • Small Cooler For Your Water Or Soft Drink. (Ice Not Included)
  • Life Jackets
  • Narration & Historical Information
  • Adventure & Sightseeing

These waterways have quite a cinematic history that you will hear about on the tour. Local legend has it that scenes from the movie ’The African Queen’ with Humphrey Bogart, were filmed in the Dora Canal. We can definitely confirm that scenes from the movie “Crocodylus,” by local filmmaker Michael McLaren were filmed on around here. And the 1981 Hollwyood film “Honky Tonk” freeway starring Beverly D’Angelo, Jessica Tandy, William Devane, Beau Bridges and Teri Garr was filmed in and around Mount Dora and the lakes.