Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  135 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 33 59 3 = 56 90% 4.2
Last 6 months 57 96 10 = 86 88% 4.1
Last 12 months 83 147 12 = 135 90% 4.2
All 444 840 39 = 801 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: 4
Overall a nice time
Tue, Mar 18, 08   10:30 AM malayfamily Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
The riverboat tour of the New River is a nice time. We caught it on a cool day, so it was perfect. I've been on it when it is hot and that tends to ruin it. The tour guide was knowledgable but a bit chatty. This would be a perfect tour if the tour guide cut down his chatting by 20%. I could've done without his political jokes too. After all, there are still some of us who think George Bush was a good president. Blaming him for the bizarre low tide levels in the New River was absurd. All in all a very good time...worth taking the time to do it.
Rating: 5
This was a good one
Fri, Mar 14, 08   2:30 PM arthurlandes Male 60-69 Combination Family With Children
This was a good tour.
Rating: 4
We had an absolutely wonderful time
Thu, Mar 13, 08   6:00 PM GHargitt Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The staff was friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. The tour itself was magnificent, with just enough light humor to make it all the more enjoyable. We had such a wonderful time that we plan on cruising again with your company when we visit NYC in April!
Rating: 2
Photo mandate!?
Sat, Feb 23, 08   10:30 AM aterrace Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I (a recent resident of Ft. Lauderdale) was escorting my walking-handicapped California friend, and her physician husband, aboard for the Venice of America tour; with my primary agenda of quickly securing a particular row of seats for her as requested of me, to make her feel special and most comfortable (through the pain of walking with a cane for a broken/unheeling ankle). Before I could board, unfortunately, I was abruptly MANDATED by the male crewperson, that I was NOT PERMITTED to board UNTIL I stopped for a group-photo first, which frankly turned me off; especially since I had immediately and politely declined a photo, informing him of my primary intent of comfort for my handicapped friend. The crewperson subsequently engaged me in an obnoxious war of wills, quite childishly; so I, embarrassed in front of my colleague, would never recommend to my future visitors the Venice of America tour, thereafter!! Sincerely, Dr. A. G. Terrace PS. The Captain's narrative of our tour was outstanding by the way, and I personally showed her my deepest admiration with a huge tip!
Rating: 4
The Venice of America cruise was very entertaining
Thu, Apr 10  5:00 PM Smallhorne Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Rating: 5
A Must Do activity
Tue, Apr 8  11:00 AM PatriciaMyer Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I have been to Fort Lauderdale many times and we wanted to do something different. We searched the internet for things to do. When we came across this excursion and read the reviews we gave it a try. We had such a great time. The staff was great, the drinks we reasonably priced. The beautiful views of homes and yachts were breath taking. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone looking for something to do.. The tour is 1.5 hours approx. and fly's by.. I would also highly recommend lunch at Briny's after.. Great finish to a great time.
Rating: 5
Great afternoon.
Sun, Apr 6  3:00 PM KRougeot Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed this event on an afternoon after a cruise to Panama. It was a pleasant way to end a trip before staying the night snd returning home the next day.
Rating: 5
Good tour for the price
Wed, Apr 2  3:00 PM Divabecker Female 50-59 Unspecified Family Without Children
Enjoyed the narration, the long ride, and the setting. Staff was very helpful when we were running late, and gave great, patient directions. It's a very good tour for the price.
Rating: 2
Didnt get what we paid for
Tue, Apr 1  3:00 PM Tammywulf Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Went on April 1, 2014. 3:00 boat Tour. Ft Lauderdale. 1-Very old bathrooms 2-Captain had so much to tell about the tour of homes yet his tone was always cynical. Cutting down the people who lived in the homes. 3-music playing was old 70's rock 4-boat broke down 1/2 way through the tour. We waited with free drinks. But since I already biught and paid for all of drinks it really did not matter to me because I didnt need any more drinks. 5- mechanic came and fixed boat took about 40 minutes in all 6- upon return the rushed us off so the 5:00 tour would not be late 7- should have refunded our money or another tour 8- captain never came out to talk to passengers 9- they advertise this to be in a shopping mall area but the store fronts are 80% empty 10- wish i went on a water taxi or catamaran ride instead.
Rating: 5
A must do on your trip!
Tue, Apr 1  11:00 AM LynnMcCabe Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A wonderful, enjoyable time. The Captain was very much informed of the area.