After being destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017, the impressive Tavares Seaplane Base and Marina rebuild project on Lake Dora is essentially complete. Only the final details remain, so the fuel dock, transient dock, and seaplane ramp are now open to the public. The Seaplane Base and Marina has 80 slips available for monthly rental (20 commercial and 60 non-commercial). The expansive marina will officially be open to receive tenants on June 1st. There is a short-term ‘transient’ public dock for visitors which is free for day use for boats and seaplanes. It’s located east of the marina and west of the Pavilion on the Lake. Overnight use is subject to fees and there is no long-term docking at the transient dock. The marina offers ethanol-free 93 octane marine fuel and 100 octane, low-lead aviation fuel for sale at market prices. Fuel sales for boats and seaplanes are available 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The City has begun planning a “grand opening and ribbon-cutting” to celebrate the completion of the waterfront project funded by an insurance settlement, The event will take place during Monster Splash, Seaplane Fly-In, and Rocktoberfest concert on October 16, 2021. Further information on boat slip rentals can be obtained by calling the Tavares Seaplane Base/Marina at 352-742-6267. Follow Mount Dora Buzz on Instagram. For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, visit the area's websiteand download the area's free mobile app.