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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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Good overview of waterfront Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mon, Mar 24  11:00 AM janjan19 Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
Ticket checkin person not the most welcoming!!! Service of vessel should have been done BEFORE time to board. We shouldn't have to wait around for an oil change - surely this is a routine service for the craft. Other than that, a pleasant way to show visitors the waterfront area for an hour and a half.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable
Wed, Mar 19  1:00 PM RMathieu Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife, daughter and I enjoyed the tour. It was similar to one we took about 18 years ago, also in Fr. Lauderdale. The speaker for the tour was knowledgeable about what we saw and made for an interesting hour and a half.
Rating: 4
enjoyable
Thu, Feb 6  1:00 PM Addison2 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Take an annual trip to Ft Lauderdale in Feb, always take a city cruise as there is so much to see, and every time you find something new, have tried just about all of the tours offered by boat, found this one enjoyable and informative, but have taken other city boat tours where we got much more information, still welll worth the cost and time. nice boat.
Rating: 4
very informative and fun
Tue, Jan 21  3:00 PM purlingboy Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
quality tour on a clean vessel!
Rating: 5
What a bargain!
Sat, Aug 3, 13   1:00 PM inspiredwrit Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Delightful time on the water seeing mansions beyond belief
Rating: 5
Great way to see the water front
Thu, Feb 14, 13   11:00 AM kybattey Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The water front boat tour included views of numerous multi-million dollar homes, private yachts, and other points of interest. The guide's narrative was very informative and interesting. Highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Ft Lauderdale River Cruise. loved it!
Tue, Feb 12, 13   1:00 PM paulheff Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The river cruise was all that we had hoped it would be. Clean, comfortable vessel. Clear, articulate narration delivered in an educational yet interesting manner, through (importantly) clear speakers throughout the vessel. The route was very scenic and interesting. Not a disappointing moment in the entire trip.
Rating: 5
Return trip
Fri, Jan 25, 13   11:00 AM noble1942 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our 3rd time on the tour. We invite out of town guests every 4 years. Interesting to see that former property sites have been replaced with bigger homes. Well worth the 90 tour. Bob
Rating: 3
Entertaining, but Not Handicapped-Friendly
Mon, Jan 21, 13   11:00 AM RUDYMANTEL Male 70+ Local Other
Our group was 5 people including one disabled person. When we arrived at the check-in for the cruise excursion, we were told that the boat that is normally used for the cruises was about to be inspected by the Coast Guard and we would be going on their "party boat", which is set up for large parties, weddings, etc. Unfortunately, that boat was docked quite a ways from the check-in and required a walk that was almost too far for our disabled member. When we got to the boat, a complaint was lodged with the captain, who initially blew us off. Very quickly, he seemed to have a change of heart and ushered us to the front of the lower level of the boat, which would not normally have passengers. This was a good thing since the steps to the upper level would have been too steep and narrow for our friend. We did appreciate the effort to accommodate our party and the rest of the cruise was fairly comfortable. This is a cruise where you get to observe the houses and boats of wealthy people - "how the other half lives", or at least how they vacation. Our captain, in his narration, seemed to be resentful/envious of the people who owned these properties - you could hear it in his comments. We would have enjoyed our time better without this bias coming through in the talk. There were many reminders to visit the bar, then many reminders to leave a tip on the way out. As well as an offer to buy photographs of your party, which were shot on the way onto the boat. One of the members of our group was just about cut out of the picture, which we bought anyway for $12. All in all, the cruise was fairly enjoyable. The regular cruise boat has a lower level that accommodates guests and would have probably been easier for us to board. I would warn anyone with very limited mobility to question the cruise line about access before going on the tour.
Rating: 4
Interesting tour of fine homes along the canals
Sat, Dec 22, 12   1:00 PM mikeGere Male 70+ Combination Family With Children
Enjoyed the boat trip and explanations of homes and owners. Could have had more information on the development of the area and the period of time. Overall, nice time for all