Another natural attraction that is cheap and a very relaxing way to spend an hour is Winter Park´s Scenic Boat Tour. Winter Park is about 10 mins drive from downtown Orlando and is a lovely place to visit in its own right – the board tour is just the icing on a lovely cake really!
The boat tour takes place on Lake Osceola and meanders through 3 of 7 lakes and along 2 manmade canals. For anyone who likes wildlife and property spotting will love this tour. The properties are truly impressive. Our guide was full of fun stories and made us feel like we were his only tour of the day – although I am sure he has guided hundreds over the years.
On our trip we saw many different birds and some alligators, lots of trees and flowers.
The dock is less than 5 minutes from Park Avenue, located on the East end of Morse Boulevard on Lake Osceola. The current price is $12 for adults and $6 for children. You can only pay by cash or US check though. Tours run between 10am-4pm daily except for Christmas Day.