Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  157 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 21 40 1 = 39 95% 4.4
Last 6 months 59 103 4 = 99 93% 4.2
Last 12 months 98 169 12 = 157 91% 4.2
All 481 908 40 = 868 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: 5
A Great Trip!
Fri, Jun 3, 11   1:00 PM DavidJon40 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I've been doing this same tour over and over for years now. Every time a friend or relative (s) comes to Ft. Lauderdale, I always choose this ride. It's well worth the money at an hour and a half; is chock full of Ft. Lauderdale historicals and just love it!
Rating: 4
Nice afternoon excursion on the river
Sun, May 29, 11   5:00 PM bdorion Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captin and crew did a nice job with taking care of the guests!
Rating: 4
Good times
Sun, May 29, 11   3:00 PM Holcomb23 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
A nice hour and a half tour of Ft Lauderdale from the water
Rating: 5
I highly recomment this tour
Sat, May 28, 11   11:00 AM Joeraju Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our group really enjoyed this tour. The guides were really helpful and the free open bar was awesome. Basically it covers a good water way around Fort Lauderdale. Explain about the yacht n huge mansions and all. I highly recommend to all tourist at any age group for this tour.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour-Unbelievable Homes
Fri, Apr 29, 11   1:00 PM milt415 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
You should not visit Fort Lauderdale without taking this tour.
Rating: 2
Could'nt take part...
Thu, Apr 28, 11   11:00 AM JKaminski Male Unspecified International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Because of a short term change of our tour plan, we could'nt take part in the booked cruise! So I hope, on my next trip to the US, there will be another opportunity to see the riverfront... Best regards, Dr. Kaminski/Germany
Rating: 4
A recommended tour
Fri, Apr 22, 11   11:00 AM jlburrows Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Venice of America Tour offers a glimpse at the houses and yachts of the rich and famous. It was both informative and entertaining. Lots of bling to look at. The tour talked about the properties, the people who own them, and how much some of the houses and boats cost. I would recommend it as an entertaining way to spend an hour or so. There are also several good bars and restaurants nearby in the Riverfront area for lunch or cocktails afterwards. The Jungle Queen offers a similar tour of a different part of the canals. Similarly informative and entertaining. Quite a bit pricier, but it also included dinner and a show.
Rating: 2
Wed, Apr 20, 11   5:00 PM joncolyer Male 30-39 Unspecified Family With Children
We did this exact same tour five years ago and so came with a positive outlook on the day. It felt at every turn, that they were trying to get more and more money out of you. From the forced picture in front of a written tour company sign as you got on the boat to the captain complaining about how many people were on the tour and so it would be appropriate to tip the crew well, they just never gave up on it. The captain, who was also the tour guide spent about ten minutes plugging the bar, and the need to tip the bar staff. The ONLY tour commentary was of the price for different houses and boats. There was nothing about the area, the history, the houses etc. The icing on the cake was when my son, who usually loves things like this, turned to me and said 'Dad, is this ever going to end'?!? My sincere advice to anyone considering this tour would be to go ahead, but do it with another company.
Rating: 5
Amazing to see how the other half lives.
Sun, Apr 10, 11   1:00 PM rfminden Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was great, and the Captain was funny and knowledgeable about what we were seeing. The houses and the scenery were amazing. Like I said, it was nice to see how the other half lives. All the people on the boat were really friendly, and the price included a free drink which was a nice touch. They take your picture when you get on, and you can purchase the photo at the end of the tour. I thought the price was reasonable at $10, for a wallet size and a 5x7. No pressure at all to purchase. Not being from the area, finding the place was a bit difficult even with google maps, so leave lots of time and get there early. It would have been nice if a detailed map or turn by turn instructions were included when you booked the tour. Other than this minor point everything worked out well and the tour was well worth the money. This was my first time using Zerve, and I found it quick and easy to use.
Rating: 4
An interesting tour of the waterfront
Sat, Mar 12, 11   3:00 PM berens Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was an interesting look at the waterfront of Fort Lauderdale and worth the price.