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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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
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: 3
Could be better
Sun, Nov 2, 08   5:00 PM simmons546 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The service was ok. I bought the tickets online, but they don't tell you that the boat doesn't leave if there isn't at least 10 people going on the tour. I got to the booth in Las Olas and the man says they don't have enough people to leave and told us to wait around. My advice is to purchase your tickets at the booth. Thankfully there was just enough people who decided to go on the tour, a total of 12. The tour itself wasn't so bad, especially since the boat show was also taking place at that time. We also saw an Obama sailboat, it was pretty hot looking!!! They take your picture when you board and you have the option of purchasing a picture w/ keychain ($10). Take extra on board cash if you plan on buying a drink in addition to the one thats included or photo, no credit/debit card purchases. The chairs on the boat are cheap plastic, I feel they could do better than some dollar store chairs, with all the money they make from touring.
Rating: 4
pleasant afternoon
Thu, May 8  1:00 PM PearlKaplan Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
nice way to spend an afternoon with friends
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.