Day Trips

Day Trips & Adventures


Jones Brothers, with our FAA Part 135 Charter Air Carrier Certificate,  offers a variety of seaplane adventures and excursions from fly in lunches and dinners to a seaplane bar hop or flying into the springs,  and more…  Our popular Air, Land and Sea package operates Thursday through Sunday.  All our other day trips are available for online purchase for Monday through Friday; however, if you are interested in a weekend reservation please contact us and we can try to accommodate your schedule based on airplane availability and potential busy docking/beaching space at our destinations.

 

Lake Dora: Air, Land and Sea Package
$93 each; 2 person minimum

An unforgettable way to explore the Harris Chain of Lakes.  Enjoy a 1.5 hour boat cruise thru the Dora Canal with Premier Boat Cruises, disembark at the Tavares Seaplane Base to enjoy  a 15 minute seaplane flight and about an hour for a bite to eat or to enjoy Wooton Park, followed by a Trolley ride back to Mount Dora along beautiful Lakeshore Drive. Please report to the Lakeside Inn dock at 100 N. Alexander St. to board the Premier Boat 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

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dora-canalFly Out and Paddle In – Harris Chain and the Dora Canal
$139 per person; 2 person minimum; 6 person maximum.
For those who have a passion for outdoor activities. Take off from Lake Dora to take in the Harris Chain of Lakes from the air on a 15-20 minute flight. Then, land on Lake Eustis where your kayak and guide from Adventure Paddle will be waiting for a one-hour paddle back to Tavares through the beautiful Dora Canal.

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eatons-beachLake Weir – (Eatons Beach or private picnic) – Lunch Fly-in
4 passengers: $93.75 each
3 passengers: $125 each
2 passengers: $187.50 each
1 passenger: $375
Package includes round trip flight of 20-25 minutes each way for up to 4 people and plenty of time for lunch.

Situated on the south shore of Lake Weir in historic Weirsdale, Florida, Eaton’s Beach Sandbar & Grill offers spectacular lakefront views in casual, comfortable surroundings. View the wildlife, beachgoers and skiers while enjoying delicious Florisiana™ cuisine. The selections on their fantastic menu are inspired by deep-seated culinary roots of Cajun, Creole, Low Country, Barbeque and Spanish cuisine. Arrive in style in your private seaplane taxiing right up on the sands of Eaton’s Beach.  Or choose to bring along a picnic and we’ll fly around and find a nice beach to anchor the floatplane for your own private lunch!!

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hillstoneHillstone Romantic Dinner and Fly-in
4 passengers: $118.75 each
3 passengers: $158.33 each
2 passengers: $237.50 each
1 passenger: $475

Package includes round trip flight of 20- 30 minutes each way for up to 4 people and plenty of time for dinner.

Fly over the vast Lake Apopka en route to Lake Killarney for an upscale, lakefront dinner  at Hillstone Restaurant you won’t forget. A beautiful lakefront setting combined with a menu that features grilled artichokes, prime rib cooked to perfection, fresh delectable seafood and much more, is the perfect experience for birthdays, anniversaries, or just a special dinner outing with a unique twist. (Online reservation specifies 11:00am for lunch time reservations, but we will contact you to see if you are interested in customizing your flight time for a dinner time reservation.  Dinner time departures must be scheduled 2.5 hours before sunset, which could result in early dining times during certain times of the year, in order to land safely on the water before dark upon our return.)

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silver-glen-springsSt. John’s River, Breakfast & Day at the Springs
4 passengers: $168.75 each
3 passengers: $225 each
2 passengers: $337.50 each
1 passenger: $675
Package includes round trip flight of 20-30 minutes each way for up to 4 people and 2 .5 hours at the springs.

As the sun shines, rainbows play across the bottom of the crystal-clear spring basin at de Leon Springs, a beautiful spot along the edge of the St John’s River and Woodruf National Wildlife refuge. Both a popular day-use recreation area and an important archaeological site, the Springs showcase the delicate balance necessary between enjoyment of the outdoors and preservation of irreplaceable resources.  Fly in for breakfast at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill where they have been serving in a unique and unusual style since 1961. Each of their tables are equipped with a griddle and they bring you pitchers of homemade pancake batters you pour on and flip them over right at your table.  And enjoy an afternoon swim or a picnic at the Springs. (Online reservation specifies 11:00am, but we will contact you to see if you are interested in customizing your flight time)

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NEW! Harris Chain of Lakes Bar Hop
Duration: 3.5-4 hours
4 passengers: $168.75 each
3 passengers: $225 each
2 passengers: $337.50 each

1 passenger: $675

Experience the most unique bar hop adventure EVER!!! We will take off from Lake Dora in search for the best waterfront watering holes in Central Florida. As we land on Lake Eustis, Lake Harris, Little Lake Harris, Lake Weir and the Ocklawaha River, we will taxi up to the bar for 20-30 minute stops at 4-5 different locations for you to belly up to the bar and quench your thirst. Or if you prefer to take a more leisurely approach, we can make few stops and relax a little more at each location.  To add a twist, you can draw a playing card at each location, and if you have a 3 of a kind or better poker hand in our version of a poker run, we’ll even take $50 off the cost of your flight. Now that’s the way to spend a day on the Harris Chain of Lakes!  (Online reservation specifies 11:00am, but we will contact you to see if you are interested in customizing your flight time)

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PRIVATE Dora Canal Cruise with Harris Chain by Air
Departs Mount Dora Daily, except Saturdays, at 9:45am
6 passengers: $83.33 ea
5 passengers: $100 ea
4 passengers: $125ea
3 passengers: $166.66ea
2 passengers: $$250ea
Please call for reservations: 352-508-1800
(available for parties of 2-6 people.  Larger groups please contact us for details and rates)

To get away from it all and enjoy your own PRIVATE cruise and seaplane flight.  You will hop aboard Premier Boat Tour’s private boat for a trip across Lake Dora and through the gorgeous Dora Canal.  After the 1.5 hour cruise, a private seaplane will be waiting for your adventure to experience the  Harris Chain of Lakes from above.  Upon landing, you can grab a bite for lunch in Tavares’ Waterfront Entertainment District or bring a picnic  to enjoy in Wooton Park on the shores of Lake Dora.  Your boat will be awaiting your return to the dock for a 1:00 departure to cruise back across the Lake to Mount Dora where you will be returned by 1:30.  (Total seaplane flight time = 30 minutes.  Aircraft seats 4 passengers up to 700lbs. Parties of more than 4 flying passengers (or 700lbs) will result in two 15 minute flights. Parties of 4 or less flying passengers (700lbs max) will depart on one 30 minute flight.)

 

All flight times are based on flying out of the Seaplane bases in Tavares or Mount Dora Florida.  Custom Pickups are available: A Ferry charge will be added for any flight time Required for the pick up location over the initial estimated flight time from Lake Dora.

Total group weight limit approximately 700 pounds.

Cancellation Policy:  Reservations may be cancelled or changed by the customer up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.  Customer cancellations within 24 hours of reservation will not be eligible for refunds.  If Jones Brothers must cancel a flight due to weather or maintenance, we will first attempt to reschedule the flight; however, if the customer is unable to reschedule, a full refund will be issued.

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