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Rating: 4.2  157 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
Great ride!
Sat, Mar 29, 08   10:30 AM dpavlinic5 Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
The ship was safe and fun. The knowledge of the tour guide was superb! Funny as well. I learned so much about the wealth of FTL from this trip. Many great business owners and stars own houses on the water here.
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Mon, Mar 24, 08   12:30 PM barone Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable regarding the tour. The only thing we thought was a turnoff was the photo op at the beginning, other than that, it was great.
Rating: 5
Fantastically worthwhile activity!
Sat, Mar 22, 08   12:30 PM rpalais Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I brought my handicapped (wheelchair bound) elderly father and his personal caretaker over to Ft. Lauderdale area to visit his elderly sister, probably for possibly the last time. I as well, am totally disabled and can walk with great difficulty, only when using a cane. We wanted to do something very different having to do with the water in which which we could do some sightseeing as well as to get an idea about the area and some of the attractions and the higher end local residences, etc. The Riverfront cruise company was recommended to us by the Hotel at which we were staying in Plantation, FL. They also had the brochures on display in their lobby. So we called up and made reservations right away since were were to be in the area only for a couple of days because my wife needed to be back at work on Monday (we checked in on the prior Thursday). When we arrived at the marina at which the cruise boats were docked, we were pleasantly surprised by how nice everything was. Parking was easy and reasonably-priced at a nearby municipal multi-level garage. Then a short walk to the Marina proved to be a pleasant experience with lots of local restaurants and small stores along the way. The Riverfront boat itself was beautiful and comfortable. It was a short wait to board the tour boat for our cruise. Were were helped on board by a very courteous and professional staff. The cruise itself was approximately 1 to 1.5 hours and proved to be fantastically interesting and enjoyable! Our every need was handled gracefully and again, professionally, by the excellent and knowledgeable staff. All of our questions were immediately and easily addressed as well. The tour narration was extremely interesting and the scenery was also beautiful. We will do this one AGAIN whenever we return to this area. This will be a priority! This tour is something that we HIGHLY recommend to anyone and everyone to do! Was also very relaxing. The cabin was air conditioned and comfortable and also very CLEAN!
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: 5
VERY INFORMATIVE & RELAXING TOUR
Mon, Aug 11  3:00 PM MALSTICKETS Female 60-69 Local Unspecified
I WAS ON THE SAME BOAT THREE OR FOUR YEARS BACK AND ENJOYED IT, SO I TOOK TWO FRIENDS WITH ME WHO HAD NEVER BEEN ON IT AND THEY LOVED IT
Rating: 5
Beautiful Day on the water!
Sun, Jul 27  11:00 AM Mare03 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The Venice of America Riverfront Cruise was a great experience! Viewing the stunning houses and yachts from the water was beautiful, and the captain's commentary was informative but also funny! It was a smooth ride and the breeze on the upper level was perfect. This is a great way to see some sights while in Ft. Lauderdale, and will give you an opportunity to take some nice photos to remember your trip. Definitely recommend this! A great value for the price!
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience
Sun, Jul 20  5:00 PM Stacyrosenar Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
We wanted to take a ride on a boat last Sunday. We attempted to board the Water Taxi at 15th Street Fisheries. The taxi was full and the boat captain was rude. After they left, I see a lovely vessel, that said Riverfront Cruises. This was my ah ha moment. From the moment we booked the tickets we LOVED LOVED LOVED the staff, the boat and the relaxing ride on the intercoastal. The boat has a bathroom, (water taxi does not) air condition (water taxi does not) snacks (water taxi does not) and friendly staff (water taxi DEFINATELY does not) Its affordable and a lovely way to spend the afternoon. TWO THUMBS UP