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Away From Disney - Relaxing Scenic Boat Tour
We were told about an amazing hidden jewel in Winter Park.
Where is Winter Park you say - its just south of Orlando about 30 minute drive from the theme parks and bustle of the 192 and 27
The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour is easy to get to, inexpensive compared to most attractions and great for a half day away from the theme parks
Scenic Boat Tour is an 18 passenger pontoon boat ride on the pristine Winter Park chain of Lakes. Tours available for
individuals and groups. Private Tour Groups are also welcome - operating hours and rates are as follows:
Open Daily 10:00am through 4:00pm (Except Christmas) Tours Depart on the Hour!
Adults - $12. 00 Children (2-11) - $6. 00 (Tax Included) Under 2 Years Old Ride Free!
Winter Park, Florida - 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
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 cannals on the tranquil Winter Park chain.
On any given tour, you 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 areas 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 Florida´s popular, upscale shopping district, is conveniently
located on the East end of Morse Boulevard on Lake Osceola
It' s great for families - there s FREE yes FREE parking nearby
Remember to take a good sunhat , bottle of water and apply plenty of sunscreen
We have been twice since our original visit and we love it
Winter Park itself has some nice quaint shops and great place to eat
We can highly recommend The Wrap Planet where can get subs, wraps , sandwiches and drinks at reasonable prices.
The service is fantastic
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