Monday, October 31, 2016

Mount Dora Patriot Cruise and Salute, November 6th, 2016

The Patriot Cruise and Salute in Mount Dora is an organization that treats wounded veterans and their families to an outing on Lake Dora & the Dora Canal followed by a picnic lunch and patriotic program at Gilbert Park.  It is a way to say “thank you” for their service and sacrifice. Having heard about the event last year I contacted Rozann Abato and Carroll Jaskulski who are the local organizers and asked to participate, so this year we have donated one of our boats for the event. It will be Captained by Randy Messineo a veteran himself who has volunteered his time for the event, and crewed by myself (Tudor).

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Gilbert Park in Mount Dora.  The public is invited to come to the boat docks at Grantham Point Park at 12:00 PM to welcome the veterans back to shore.  Bring an American flag to wave and show your respect and gratitude!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


October 2016 Newsletter

I am proud to say that I have now been the owner of Premier Boat Tours for 5 years. Through those 5 years we have grown as a company in many different ways. We have an ever increasing number of new and repeat customers who enjoy the tours we offer. We have 10 Captains and Crew that will take you on your tours (all with their own style and character). Our boats are all powered by Low Emission Engines. And we have a new user friendly website

Below you will find a schedule of all of our tours through the rest of the year, we hope to be taking you out on a tour soon.

Daily Tours

11am -                       2 Hour Dora Canal Tour (Adults $28)

2pm -                         2 Hour Dora Canal Tour (Adults $28)

Sunset (Time varies) - 1 Hour Tour on Lake Dora & Lake Beauclair (Adults $18)


Wings & Wildflowers Festival (Friday October 14th – Sunday October 16th)

During the Lake County Wings and Wildflowers Festival ( we will be running our usual schedule of tours from Lakeside Inn and adding a few extra. The additional tours are listed below.

Saturday October 15th 5:10pm - 2 Hour late afternoon and sunset tour of Lake Dora & Lake Beauclair. (Adults $28)

Sunday October 16th 7:30am - 2 Hour Sunrise and early morning tour of Lake Dora & Lake Beauclair. (Adults $28)


Mount Dora Craft Fair Weekend (Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd)

In additional to our regular 2 Hour Dora Canal Tours we will also offer 1 Hour Narrated Tours on Lake Dora & Lake Beauclair, cruising some of the shoreline of both of these lakes and the small canal that joins them while looking out for bald eagles, herons, alligators and other critters.

They are scheduled for 12:00, 1:30, 3:00. 4:30 and 6:00 (Sunset).

Rate: $12 Cash for people of all ages (Children 2 & under are free)


Thanksgiving (Thursday November 24th)

We will not be offering any tours on this day


Christmas Cruises

(Saturday December 3rd - Thursday December 29th, excluding Sunday 25th)

Departing after the sun sets this 1-hour seasonal tour features colorful story-telling and festive music while enjoying the natural beauty and seasonal displays along the shoreline of Lake Dora. Enjoy hot apple Cider and Christmas cookies during the trip. (Adults $22)

Tours Departs at 6pm (& 7:30pm on a Friday & Saturday)

Christmas Day (Sunday December 25th)

We will not be offering any tours on this day

New Years Day (Sunday January 1st, 2017)

We will not be offering tours on New Years Morning.

Our first tour will be the 2 Hour Dora Canal Tour at 2pm followed by a 1 Hour Sunset Cruise at 4:55pm

Friday, September 9, 2016

The fifth Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival will be held Oct. 14-16, 2016 at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida.

The festival will offer more than 100 activities and programs over the course of three days and features more than 25 birding, wildflower and nature experts.
Birds flock to Lake County, which is home to thousands of acres of preserves and passive parklands, including the Lake Apopka Restoration Area, Ferndale Preserve, Emeralda Marsh, the Dora Canal and the Hilochee Wildlife Management Area.
With Lake County’s reputation as a premier birding location, it’s the goal of this festival to enhance awareness and appreciation of Lake County’s quality of life and support environmental initiatives on behalf of citizens and visitors alike.
Premier Boat Tours will provide tours during the event from their dock at ‘Lakeside Inn’ in Mount Dora. In addition to their regular scheduled daily tours they will add a 2 Hour Sunset Tour on Lake Dora & Lake Beauclair on Saturday October 15th at 5:10pm and a 2 Hour Sunrise Tour on Sunday October 16th at 7:30am. Reservations required Tel 352-434-8040 or make an inquiry through our website.
For more information on the festival go to:

Friday, September 2, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Tours
Looks like Hurricane Hermine and her storms will be through the area by the end of Friday (Hope everyone is safe).
Premier Boat Tours will be back to running our regular schedule from Saturday morning, exploring the Dora Canal and The Harris Chain of Lakes. We are open Labor Day.
Call and make a reservation 352-434-8040

Friday, August 26, 2016

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This weekend is Mount Dora's Seafood Festival. There will be live music, entertainment for the kids and of course lots of seafood to eat. Check it out at

And don't forget we will have boat tours all weekend at 11am, 2pm & 7pm (Sunset).
Call for a reservation 352-434-8040

Friday, August 19, 2016

Educational Field Trip for First Academy of Leesburg

Yesterday, The exchange students from First Academy in Leesburg came out on a field trip to see the local wildlife of Florida. We saw a Bald Eagle, baby and adult alligators, 4 varieties of heron, both common & Snowy egrets (the ones with the golden slippers, like Usain Bolt) and a variety of other birds. Through our translator Paul, we were able to pass on many interesting facts about the wildlife and the local area. Everyone had a great time, especially when they all took a turn at driving the boat!

Monday, August 8, 2016

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