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Rating: 4.2  162 rating points
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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: 5
great outing
Fri, Jul 20, 12   1:00 PM kimthomason Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This is really a tour of luxury homes along the Gold Coast. If you're looking for a wide range of sites in the area, you should choose a different tour. My children (both teenagers) and I loved the tour. The houses were beautiful, interesting and sometimes outrageous. The captain did a good job explaining what we were seeing without talking too much or being hokey. Even though the day was hot, on the boat it felt comfortably cool because of the shade cover and cool breezes from the Atlantic. Well worth the price!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable
Mon, Jul 9, 12   1:00 PM sisbell Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A good tour to see lots of the million dollar homes. However, I checked some of the information that was given out and it was somewhat exaggerated. Enjoyed being able to get free sodas while on board. Worth the money.
Rating: 1
Unreliable
Wed, Jul 4, 12   5:00 PM wwilliams503 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We boarded the boat on time, sat for nearly 25 minutes before there was an announcement that something was wrong with the boat. They did not have the part to fix it and they cancelled the cruise. They said we could wait for the next cruise in two hours, but could NOT guarantee the boat would be repaired! This was on the 4th of July and we had driven a signifcant distance for this trip. 1/2 day of our vacation was wasted.
Rating: 2
Scam
Tue, Jul 3, 12   1:00 PM KarinPalm Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
When we bought the tickets, the girl at the booth by the catamaran said that soft drinks were free and that we also got a coupon for a free drink. When we showed our coupons on the boat to get our drinks, the guy working there said that they were only valid for soft drinks. We told him that that was not what we were told. Soft drinks were free, so why would we need a coupon for that? He insisted and was not nice at all. We then told another guy on the boat and he said he would make an exception and give us our drinks. What a scam to give out coupons for free drinks and then claim that they are just valid for soft drinks that are free!! Stay away from this company!
Rating: 5
Best way to see Ft Lauderdale!
Sun, Jun 17, 12   5:00 PM LindyAnn Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We learned so much about the city from the very knowledgable tour guide. It is also a fun way to see the beautiful houses and learn who lives in some of them. It was the highlight of our week.
Rating: 4
Something nice to do for a day
Sat, Jun 16, 12   11:00 AM donnakent Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
If you are looking for luxurious, this is not the boat for you. It was nice, and clean and the tour was good. Something different to do for a day and is a nice area for lunch afterwards. The top of the boat is lined with plastic chairs, not what i expected, but was fine. The inside underneath had cool AC and was very quiet. A nice break from the little kids onboard. Worth the price for sure.
Rating: 5
A great time!
Fri, Jun 15, 12   3:00 PM BPANDORF12 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My boyfriend & I really enjoyed the cruise. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
fun and informative
Thu, Jun 14, 12   3:00 PM michaellecoo Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I took this tour at 3:00 p.m. it was very enjoyable. Will take the dinner cruise next time we are in Ft. Lauderdale. The crew was pleasant and informative. Had a great time. Will recommend to friends and family.
Rating: 5
Venice of America
Sat, Jun 9, 12   5:00 PM Westielover Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Took the river boat cruise with my mother and husband and we thoroughly enjoyed cruising down the canals and viewing the multi-miilionaire's vacation homes. The captain was very knowledgable and shared the history of the homes with us. Most enjoyed going out to the port where we watched the Oasis of the Seas depart for a cruise. The boat we took was in very good condition and very clean. The downstairs was mostly indoor and air conditioned. There were a few seats outside in the front of the boat that were downstairs which was nice for my mother who is 92 and unable to go up the steps on the boat. We chose to sit in the front of the boat. Even though it was a warm day, the breeze made it comfortable to be outside. I highly recommend this boat and if we return another time for a cruise, we will use them again.
Rating: 4
Good Cruise for the Money
Wed, May 30, 12   3:00 PM swoung Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale but moved away for school 20 years ago. My parents still live in the area, and my husband and I visit them 1-2 times a year. They are older so we did not want to do a half day cruise that might be too taxing for them. This was a good short cruise that hit the highlights of the Intracoastal waterways. The weather was nice enough that we were able to sit under the open (but covered) area of the boat. It was good though to also have the option of being inside the air conditioned section in case it was too hot or the usual daily rain shower caught us out on the water. The narration was informative and entertaining, and we even bought the picture they took at boarding as it was actually pretty nice. All in all - good value for the money.