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Rating: 4.2  135 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
Always an enjoyable activity
Tue, Aug 17, 10   12:30 PM coventrycove Male 40-49 Combination Unspecified
We live in the area and the Venice of America boat tour is a "must" whenever we are entertaining friends or family who come to stay with us. It is a wonderfully relaxing and entertaining tour, a perfect duration, and a visual feast for the eyes to see and learn about so many exotic residences that line the banks of the waterways. One of the things that makes this particular tour unique is the quality of the boat, especially with its luxurious air-conditioned lower deck and on-board bar. We chartered this company's sister yacht, the Anticipation IV, for our wedding reception 13 years ago, and the boat used for the Venice tour seems to be just a scaled-down version of that same luxury vessel. One can find other "stars homes" boat tours, for example in Miami Bayside, but they tend to have a much more "touristy" feel to them and the boats are not as comfortable. With frequent guests visiting us in Florida, we have returned to the Venice of America tour probably 7 or 8 times now, and never grow tired of repeating this experience.
Rating: 5
great
Sat, Aug 14, 10   2:00 PM edhgail Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This river cruise was a lot of fun, very entertaining and informational. We enjoyed it a lot and would go again.
Rating: 4
Very Good
Sat, Jul 24, 10   5:00 PM ruthamchand Male 30-39 Local Individual
Sounds good!
Rating: 5
wow
Sat, Jul 10, 10   11:00 AM jesses31 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
did not know how much fun i can have right in my back yard
Rating: 4
Great Value
Fri, Jul 9, 10   2:00 PM isnerbs Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
You can't beat an hour and a half tour of Ft Lauderdale for $20, especially with an open bar! My wife and I were in the area on vacation, and we gave this place a shot, and we were not disappointed. It isn't necessarily the most exciting, but it was fun to cruise around and see all of the mansions and yachts in the area. I would recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
Great Cruise
Thu, Jul 8, 10   12:30 PM heavydny Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The first thing that I would like to say is there should be better dirsctions given for parking and getting to the boat. ie: park in public garage and proceed toward canal. The cruise was really informative and exciting. The duration was just right for the sights that were seen. I liked the complimentary drinks and AC cabin as well as it is QUITE hot in Florida. I would recommend this cruise to someone as a must see when in the area.
Rating: 4
Nice Tour
Wed, Jul 7, 10   2:00 PM billo33 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Staff was friendly and tour was informative and had lots of little jokes to keep you entertained. Free bar was limited but rum punch was good.
Rating: 4
enjoyable and informative
Fri, Mar 19, 10   5:00 PM jngore Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I really enjoyed seeing the homes and hearing about the people who lived there.
Rating: 5
Great experience
Sun, Mar 14, 10   2:00 PM Stocks12345 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Crew was awesome sights were very interesting. Family with children all had a great experience. We would recommend this cruise......
Rating: 4
Great Tour - Too much emphasis on gratuities
Sat, Mar 13, 10   12:30 PM gfalcetano Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The Venice of America tour was a very nice experience for me and my family. The tour guide was very well informed and provided a wealth of information about Fort Lauderdale and the "Rich and Famous" homes and yachts that we saw. The intercom did cut out occasionally causing us to miss some details. Also the entire crew seemed too focused on reminding everyone that tips were appreciated. Even going so far as to mock someone for not tipping the bartender. As someone who always tips generously, I found the reminders offensive, but perhaps so many people don't bother to show their appreciation, the crew feels that the reminders are necessary. Anyway, I would recommend this tour if you are in Fort Lauderdale and would like to get out on the water and learn a little about the previous and current owners of some amazing properties and yachts.