“through lakes and canals”
Adventuresome for the first time visitors seeking flora and fauna or savvy Orlando travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path vacation experience won’t be disappointed when they discover the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour. Located on Lake Osceola in the quiet suburb less than 10 minutes from downtown Orlando, the boat tour offers hour-long, guided cruises through three of the seven lakes and two, narrow manmade canals on the tranquil Winter Park chain. On any given tour, participants may observe large cranes swooping waterside to snag a large fish or a lazy alligator languishing on a nearby bank. An occasional water skier or racing shell full of crew members from the area's private liberal arts college, Rollins, are also enjoyable sideshows for tour goers. Every tour, however, guarantees plenty of swaying palms, towering cypress trees, lush ferns and a variety of flourishing sub-tropical flowers. Breathtaking views of opulent private homes and exquisite estates sprawling along the shores are also a key feature of the scenic cruise. The dock, less than 5 minutes from Park Avenue, Central Floridas popular, upscale shopping district, is conveniently located on the East end of Morse Boulevard on Lake Osceola. The Scenic Boat Tour offers a fleet of six 18 passenger pontoon boats. Admission is $14.00 for adults and $7.00 for children, taxes incl. (ages 2 through 11) Children under 2 are free. Cash or Check Only! Operating hours are 10am to 4pm daily except Christmas.
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Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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