Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  135 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
Points
Negative
Points
= Overall
Rating
% Positive Average
Rating
Last 3 months 35 61 3 = 58 91% 4.2
Last 6 months 58 97 10 = 87 89% 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

activity photo

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
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: 4
Nice view from tour boat
Sat, Feb 9, 13   3:00 PM Randynj07 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
There are nice views from the tour boat.
Rating: 5
A relaxing Friday afternoon
Fri, Feb 1, 13   1:00 PM Harenb Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
This is the second time that my wife and I have taken this excursion. The first time, we took it with colleagues who came to visit us, and on the most recent trip, with our adult children. Both times, we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The narration was extensive without being a burden. It provided a colorful description of the homes and life styles of the many rich and famous people who have residences along the waterway that is part of the trip. Of particular interest were the magnificent yachts that are often seen, moored by the residences that are passed. The cruise offers a small snack bar that provides refreshments at reasonable prices. It is advisable to book ahead of time to assure passage, particularly if you visit during the season.
Rating: 5
GREAT WAY TO SEE THE RICH AND FAMOUS
Fri, Jan 25, 13   1:00 PM steveu51 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
NICE CLEAN BOAT. GREAT VIEWS OF HOMES AND YATCHS OF THE LOCALS. INFORMATIVE COMMENTARY FROM CAPTAIN. HIGHLY RECCOMEND THIS TOUR.
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
good time
Wed, Jan 16, 13   1:00 PM shadowsniper Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The cruise was very informative was everything I expected it to be. The boats and houses were all beautiful and the weather just made things even better. The only complaint I reallly have is that I know prices are to be raised on small things but a glass of orange juice is 3 dollars? That's just insanity.
Rating: 4
one half was great
Fri, Jan 11, 13   1:00 PM rpearson Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
First half of the cruise narrated by captain with a bit of whimsy, although he got a little tiresome at the end (repeating the same thing) Second half was pretty terrible, with some guy from Boston who had a negative bed side manner and didn't use the PA, and was hard to undderstand as well.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Mon, Jan 7, 13   11:00 AM jjacksonj Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This is a great tour. The instructor and crew were very polite. The 'guide' consistently provided the wow factor for the tourists.
Rating: 4
Ft. Lauderdale Boat Tour
Sat, Jan 5, 13   1:00 PM rinkie Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Ft. Lauderdale's waterfront millionaire's row. This is a great activity especially when beach weather is not permissible. The captain and his mates were all very friendly and courteous as well as informative. My only suggestion would be to turn up the volume on the speakers. We were seated on the top outside deck and could not really hear all that the captain was saying (mostly due to other passengers constantly talking above the captain's voice) - Still, a great trip!!!!