Winter Park Chain of Lakes Boat Tour
Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:32 PM
The Villages to Winter Park
64-mi, 1-hr 16-min
Ocala to Winter Park
85-mi, 1-hr 20-min
Gainesville to Winter Park
117-mi, 1-hr 55-min
312 East Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-4056
Your tour boat barely fits down the tree shaded canals connecting the chain of lakes surrounding Winter Park, affording peek-a-boo views of lush back lawns with private boat houses. Passing under low bridges, the tree canopy suddenly parts revealing large lakes ringed with mansions, parks and the occasional island.
The captain offers historical tidbits while passing estates of the rich and famous, including the childhood home of Mister Rogers. Once on Lake Virginia you will hear the history of Rollins College that dominates the north eastern shore with its gracious campus.
Watch the video below of the boat ride in WInter Park near Orlando, Florida - a fun time for the kids or grand children.
Operating since the 1930s Winter Park Scenic Boat Tours will not disappoint with the tone of the guide or comfort of the vessel. Parking is plentiful at the dead end of East Morse Boulevard where the covered tour docks sit at the bottom of a picturesque stair. Arriving early gives time for a pleasant stroll through the surrounding neighborhood.
Once back on land you are around the corner from the historic downtown shopping and entertainment district, multiple museums and one of the most charming main streets Central Florida offers. It is easy to combine this 1 hour tour with a choice of other activities for a full day exploring Winter Park.
Welcome to my blog about nearby adventures that await Villagers ready to venture outside the bubble!
- Greg Madsen