May 12, Catboat Adventures: Fun and Nature in Mount Dora
Mount Dora is a charming small town in the hill and lake country about thirty miles northwest of Orlando. It is noted for its many art and craft festivals, unique shops, restaurants, historic buildings, and antiques.
Many visitors say Mount Dora reminds them of a typical small New England town – something rare in Florida. It is located on the western shore of six mile long Lake Dora, one of the beautiful bodies of fresh water in the Harris Chain of Lakes. These lakes are famous in Florida for their natural beauty, historic settings, and world class fishing.
Catboat Adventures is a unique way to experience these waters up close and informational. The boats are headquartered in the small marina adjacent to Gilbert Park in downtown Mount Dora. The adventure involves a two-hour narrated lake tour on a small twin hulled power catamaran.
You and a partner sit in comfort in your small outboard powered catamaran. The controls are simple and easy to operate. An experienced guide will show you how to steer the boat and control the speed. Even someone with no boat experience can handle it.
The guide leads the way and communicates with each