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Rating: 4.2  154 rating points
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Last 3 months 22 39 0 = 39 100% 4.4
Last 6 months 57 102 3 = 99 94% 4.3
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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
very good tour of ft lauderdale by water
Fri, Mar 27, 09   3:30 PM paulcut Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was very good and informational ....
Rating: 5
SIT BACK AND RELAX
Wed, Mar 25, 09   2:00 PM wooooodie Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The "Good"---Take the Riverfront tour and bring your sunscreen! It's a nice, relaxing ride....not quite long enough to plan your whole day around, but well worth the price. Daytime tours are sun-filled, so bring water! The crew is nice and the Captain is knowledgeable, however, if you are so busy talking to other passengers, you'll miss the humor the Captain relates in his tour narration. Paying attention is half the fun! Just feet away from the ship are good, outdoor eateries, but food and drink are also available on board. Again, if you pay attention to the narration, you'll have the opportunity to win a free drink with a guessing game. My tour was on Wednesday at half-price, with drinks not included but tours with included drinks are also available for a few dollars more, without breaking the bank! Either way, it's fun. The "Bad"---Know where you are going when you drive to the boat! This location is not easy to find. Your can park on either side of the river but you'll take a hike if you choose the side near the jail. Bring a good pair of sneakers and have have plenty of change on hand for parking meters! If you park on the same side of the river as the tour is located, there is a parking deck but bring a hand-held GPS unit to get you to the ticket booth! All-in-all, it's a good time for all. Bring a few dollars to tip the crew and have a good, digital camera in hand and ready to use. Say thanks to the Captain! Remember, don't be sooooo busy talking that you miss the narration and keep in mind that others will miss what is said because you are talking! As an added bonus, if you have some free time, watch how long it takes for the train to come across the bridge once the warning sounds and the bridge lowers! Hint, bring a deck of cards or a scrabble board while waiting for the train!
Rating: 4
Cool Tour
Fri, Mar 20, 09   2:00 PM scatzor Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a cool little tour. Grab a snack at the Riverfront area and get on the boat. Just a nice little cruise where you can see some nice homes and ride on the water. Priced right and doesn't consume your whole day.
Rating: 5
Great people
Sat, Mar 14, 09   5:00 PM Yamajesty Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The curise was amazing and the people operating the boat made the trip even better I was very happy with everything and I will be attending again.
Rating: 5
What an experience.
Wed, Mar 11, 09   2:00 PM macfamsc Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had the privilege of taking the Venice of America Tour on March 11th, and I highly recommend it for those who enjoy boating and seeing spectacular houses. Definitely bring your camera to get some great pics to show to the folks back home. The tour guide was great in giving information about the many houses and boats on the tour.
Rating: 4
good
Sat, Feb 28, 09   2:00 PM rwmeyer Male 70+ Local Family With Children
very nice
Rating: 4
Nice, but
Fri, Feb 20, 09   3:30 PM garysky1 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour and commentary was great. It is much better than the Water Taxi, and our group really enjoyed it. However, the advertising states that there is a bar onboard and the price includes one drink. The tickets then have all liquor crossed off, so it appears to be a bait and switch or at the very least, cutbacks.
Rating: 4
Sight to Sea
Mon, Feb 16, 09   11:00 AM jmgargoyle Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
An amazing tour of the byways of Ft Lauderdale. Beautiful homes and other attractions on an affordable open air boat. Friendly and knowledgable crew.
Rating: 5
We had a great time!
Tue, Jan 27, 09   2:00 PM mtharmon Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really enjoyed the tour - it was a nice way to get a quick "feel" for the area and spend a little time on the water. Our daughter (18 mo.) really had a great time standing on Mommy's lap up on the top deck with the wind in her hair... the 90 min. tour was also perfect for her relatively short attention span. :) Thanks!
Rating: 4
Nice tour
Thu, Jan 15, 09   12:30 PM Maxwell42 Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Tour was good. Crew was exceptional. Did another tour with a bit more commentary, but this was informative. Was surprised that the 'real' cocktails had been eliminated.