Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  139 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 34 59 3 = 56 90% 4.2
Last 6 months 61 103 10 = 93 89% 4.1
Last 12 months 86 151 12 = 139 90% 4.2
All 448 847 39 = 808 94% 4.3
Rating and reviews for:

Fort Lauderdale's Venice of America Tour

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Take in the beautiful, lush scenery of Millionaires Row, the Intracoastal Waterway, and more during this relaxing narrated cruise.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 2
Pleasant but not recommended
Sat, Mar 17, 12   5:00 PM JohnThompso Male 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Directions to the event were poor: not clear from the on-line directions where you park or how you get from the parking to the kiosk/dock. Signage was poor. Once we got to the kiosk, attendant said that the bathroom on the boat didn't work, but didn't offer any compensation for this inconvenience. Finally, though the boat ride itself was pleasant enough, it's basically just a down-and-back ride, with much of the route the same, just in different directions. I suppose that the ride is worth $23.00, but it's a hassle to get there if you're not completely familiar with the area beforehand.
Rating: 2
Did not honor free drinks and $4 parking on websit
Mon, Feb 20, 12   3:00 PM lawlawchan Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Too much focus (or entire focus) of the tour is materialist, and showing off how rich those people are, and how much wealth gap there is. Not much mention on culture, scenery and history of the locality. After a while, I just ignore turned off to what the captain is saying, and I don't want to leave this trip with my mind focusing on money alone, how much money i need to make, etc and feeling depressed. Also the on their website it mentioned $4 all day parking but it was not honored. I saw another place where it said there are free drinks if you purchase tickets online. It was not honored neither.
Rating: 5
The tour was great but the deal was fuzzy
Mon, Feb 13, 12   1:00 PM stuart809 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It would have been nice to know when I made my reservations that Zerve was a fee-bsed vendor and not the tour operator. it was never made clear that there were other, cheaper ways to buy tickets for this excurson.
Rating: 5
RIver Tour
Sun, Feb 5, 12   1:00 PM C64FUN Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was excellent. The houses and Yachts were amazing. The Captain was very informative and helpful. Crew was excellent. I would HIGHLY recommend the tour and will do it again on my next trip to Ft. Lauderdale.
Rating: 5
Well Worth it!
Fri, Feb 3, 12   5:00 PM zerve20 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great tour!
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable excursion
Fri, Jan 27, 12   1:00 PM billmac56 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Really enjoyed the tour of the Ft Lauderdale canals and seeing the beautiful homes from the waterfront perspective.
Rating: 4
definitely recommend
Sat, Jan 21, 12   11:00 AM BrianVaas Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The vessel was not fancy, but very comfortable and clean. The narrator was cheerful, and funny, Felt that the reservation process on line was a bit cumbersome--also, the on-line booking stated that there would be a free drink included in the tour, however, we did not receive any documentation to present to the staff on board. The staff person did however, honor our verbal representation on the free drink
Rating: 4
Nice and relaxing
Tue, Jan 10, 12   3:00 PM Paspou23 Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Relaxing afternoon on a beatiful day
Rating: 4
Wonderful Relaxing Inner Coastal Cruise
Sat, Dec 31, 11   3:00 PM Daresta1 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
A great inner Coastal Cruise enjoyed by my entire family. Grandpa, GrandMa, Mom & Dad, 3 children age 9 to 20. All enjoyed the narrative provided by the Crew. Wonderful fun time that showed Florida Homes from the water and short stories of Ft. Lauderdale. A wonderful 2 hours spent on board that provided for a delightlful enjoyable afternoon
Rating: 3
Nice Sights, poor tour operator
Thu, Dec 22, 11   3:00 PM ghozt911 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The route is beautiful, with wonderful sights of the extravagant homes and yachts along the gorgeous intercoastal waterway . The negative was the jaded tour operator who clearly was put off by the wealth of the people who owned the properties and yachts that he was pointing out. He constantly referred to Wayne Huizenga (owner of the Dolphins & Marlins, originator of Waste Mgmt Co.) as the garbage man, until of course on the return path whereby Wayne was actually sitting on his dock patio, and the operator says "Wave to Mr. Huizenga". He made disparaging remarks about several of the wealthy property owners, serving only to lessen the enjoyment of the trip.