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Exploring our Backyard Waterways Series

Early European settlers hunted the Ocklawaha River’s dense swamp forests, fished its pristine waters and used the waterway as a major thoroughfare into central Florida. Silver Springs was for decades one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations and is a 3 hour boat ride from Mount Dora Boating Center.

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Orlando Boat Show 2021

Join us at the Orlando Boat Show! March 5-7, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center – West Hall C featuring Four Winns and Glastron Boats.

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Get your Fish-On

Whether you call them specks, speckled perch, papermouths, bachelor perch, calico bass, black crappie or just crappies (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) they are plentiful here in our Central Florida lakes and rivers. Next to largemouth bass, crappie are Florida’s second most sought after freshwater game fish.

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Dealer Gives Back to Community in a Million Ways

Kids and hundreds of other families overflow the Mt. Dora Boating Center’s parking lot and surrounding streets each December evening. But it’s not to visit the showroom. Rather, it’s to be immersed in the spirit of Christmas as illuminated by well over 1 million lights and displays that literally blanket the buildings, grounds and docks of this central Florida dealership.

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Exploring our Backyard Waterways

Known to the early settlers of Florida as the Elfin River this one and a quarter mile stretch of waterway has earned the reputation of being one of the most beautiful in Florida. This jungle-like waterway is part of a large wetland swamp, fed by underground springs, abundant rainfall and lake out flow. Its beautiful old Bald Cypress trees draped with Spanish Moss provide a picturesque canopy for the abundant flora and fauna below.

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Day-tripping to St. Johns River/ Silver Glen State Park

Our Central Florida Boating Destinations article mentions a number of popular day cruise spots, one of them is the St. Johns River. This 311 mile river is just a short 20 mile trailer trip to the east of Mount Dora. While just being on the river makes for a great day, we picked Silver Glen State Park as our destination for a little swimming and snorkeling.

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Get On Board

We all could use some on-water relaxation Get on board this summer by practicing social distancing while boating and fishing with help from our friends @DiscoverBoating + @TakeMeFishing

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Vacation on Demand

You don’t need to own a boat to experience what it’s like to have a vacation at your fingertips. DiscoverBoating.com has an interactive Go Boating Today tool that generates local options for boat rentals, classes, charters and more, by simply entering a city or zip code.

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How to Enjoy Boating When you Don’t Own a Boat

Would you like to go boating but not ready to buy boat? A lot of people are but unless you’ve got friends or relatives who own a boat you might be wondering how.

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Recreation – Get Out on the Water

When some think of boating, they don’t necessarily think of destination boating, they think more along the lines of recreational boating. Fact is, when it comes to boating, the only destination you need is the water.

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