Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  166 rating points
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Last 3 months 17 33 1 = 32 94% 4.4
Last 6 months 39 74 1 = 73 97% 4.4
Last 12 months 100 177 11 = 166 92% 4.2
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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: 4
Fantastic
Sun, May 24, 09   5:00 PM nvincbl88 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The Riverfront Cruise was a special way to spend a portion of our romantic getaway to Fort Lauderdale this Memorial Day weekend. The commentators were very knowledgable and it was fun to see what the "good life" is like in the area. You know how you would stand on top of a desk and see a completely different point of view of one spot than just sitting in your desk? Well this cruise gives the same effect times ten. The view from the water is spectacular. However, I wish they sold more than one beer at their bar.
Rating: 4
As Described
Fri, May 15, 09   11:00 AM melc999 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was as they described it. We ran into some very heavy rain and ended up soaking wet. Not the company's fault but the decision to move could have been made a little sooner. Seems that the trip was a little shorter than promised but overall we enjoyed it.
Rating: 4
Fun time
Wed, May 13, 09   3:30 PM Nicluv2 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a fun time for me and my mom who was coming in from out of town. The tour guide talked a bit too fast, but he was comical and fun. Since my mom and I were younger (under 50), we did not know many of the "famous" people. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful homes in the riverfront!
Rating: 5
Nice way to see more of FLL
Sat, May 2, 09   12:30 PM deubank Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We took a taxi from the airport to the tour to kill time between flights. The cab cost about $15 each way. This was a great way to kill some time and see more of Fort Lauderdale from the water. The weather was perfect which made it especially nice, but even on hot days it would be good because you have the option of sitting indoors in the AC. Good price for the experience and although the narrator's jokes were a bit cheesy, I'm sure they would be enteraining for children. We even had dolphins swim up next to the boat, so that was an added delight.
Rating: 4
Good value for the experience
Sat, Apr 18, 09   2:00 PM SLESLIE Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My husband and I had done a similar tour once before through the cruise ship which we had thoroughly enjoyed. This time we brought some friends who'd never been to Fort Lauderdale before and wanted them to have the same experience. The timing worked out very well - an hour and a half was a good length of time for this tour (the other one was a lot longer because it included other sightseeing which we did not need). The narration was humorous and timely and the staff was friendly. The tour was well worth the money (it also included wine or beer). I did object to having had to paid $2.00 more per person by booking over the Internet. We could have just gone to the ticket booth when we got there (it wasn't at all busy) and paid $20 instead of the $22 we'd paid in advance. It was handy to have made the reservations in advance and we were able to get on the next available tour even though our reservation was for two hours later. We were disappointed that the entire Riverfront complex was so dead - I guess a casualty of the current economy. The touristy atmosphere was gone with so many restaurants and shops having closed down. Overall a good experience. I would recommend it.
Rating: 5
Great deal for the views!
Wed, Apr 15, 09   11:00 AM blustarr84 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The mansions on the intercoastal are amazing, and the tour guide is very knowledgeable. Don't forget to bring a camera!
Rating: 3
misleading advertising
Sun, Mar 8, 09   5:00 PM JPUNZAK Female 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
Trip just 1 hr; not the 1 1/2 hour advertised. Free beverages is just one drink (wine, beer or soda) need to pay for extras. No free snacks The boat ride was very enjoyable as was the tour. There seems to be other boat tour companies that offer longer ride at same price. The man at the ticketing booth was not courteous--insisted on me giving the paper that I had written down the confirmation # on. I did not have a pre-printed e-confirmation. So, even though the trip was very pleasurable; my opinion of this tour company is not.
Rating: 4
Nice time
Fri, Feb 20, 09   12:30 PM mommymds Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a good time. The staff was friendly, the information was fun to hear and we had a nice time looking at the houses and large boats. I would recommend this to anyone, there were older people on our tour and kids, everyone seemed to have a good time.
Rating: 4
Great
Mon, Feb 16, 09   12:30 PM Candesha Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I enjoyed all the information that was given. He grew up and Florida and didn't know half of the information we received. It was also very relaxing after a stressful week.
Rating: 5
Wpmderful afternoon on the water
Tue, Jan 27, 09   2:00 PM rchiert Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The captain of the ship was a wealth of information on whose homes and yaghts we were passng. The soda was not very good though.