Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.4  190 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 32 50 1 = 49 96% 4.2
Last 6 months 61 108 2 = 106 96% 4.3
Last 12 months 101 193 3 = 190 97% 4.4
All 583 1,101 43 = 1,058 95% 4.3
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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
relaxing ride on the causeway
Thu, Jan 23, 14   5:00 PM Janwemple Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The captain and crew were very friendly and courteous. The captain was very knowledgeable and his commentary about the sights was very witty and engaging. The crew was sincere and helpful. Will definitely do again.
Rating: 4
A very enjoyable tour
Sat, Jan 18, 14   1:00 PM dmleitner Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
We really enjoyed our ride. It was affordable, easy, and interesting to see the notable places on the waterways of Ft Lauderdale. Because of the temperature, the passengers were a bit crowded into the sunny part of the ship to stay warm, but aside from that we had a great time and would definitely go again!
Rating: 4
Great way to see Ft.Lauderdale canals and mansions
Fri, Jan 17, 14   1:00 PM nancyeward Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The trip itself was very good, very well narrated and comfortable. However, upon getting on the boat, we were forced to have our photo taken, so it could be possibly sold to us at the end of the cruise. The photographer was very rude and said that we absolutely could not enter the boat without having our photo taken. People were lined up waiting while he took numerous photos. We finally agreed to a photo, but that was not a good experience. After that, everything was great.
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable.
Sun, Jan 12, 14   11:00 AM RoseFoti Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
A very nice sightseeing tour for out-of-town guests. Relaxing and Enjoyable!
Rating: 5
Very interesting tour. I recommend it !
Sat, Jan 4, 14   1:00 PM julie1dumas Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
A tour worth doing. We went with the kids and the grand parents and it was fun.

A nice tour for all ages.
Rating: 5
Relaxing and Informative
Mon, Dec 30, 13   5:00 PM cjakab Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The cruise was very nice. The narrative was informative and funny. The 5 pm cruise at this time of year gave you both the day view and the night view. Worth every penny!
Rating: 3
House Tour
Fri, Dec 27, 13   3:00 PM cdeluca56 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Bought tickets for our family (my college age sons were in from out of town) so they could see Florida from the Intracoastal Water side. Thought this would be a nice, different tour of Florida off of land. They were bored to death. The Captain, probably very nice man, pointed out each famous/wealthy person' home over and over. There was nothing said about the intracoastal itself! My sons asked why and how was it made, and I didn't have an answer. The first mention of a mansion on the water was interesting, but that was the only thing ever talked about. It was boring. We didn't really care that so and so owned this house or that one. I was bored, everyone was bored. Maybe if they threw in some facts about Florida itself, how the intracoastal developed, how far you can go on it and where, etc, etc it may have been a little more fun. I won't take anyone else from out of town on this one again.
Rating: 4
A relaxing and beautifully scenic cruise
Mon, Dec 16, 13   3:00 PM lpadron Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The cruise was wonderful. As a local who was doing this with 12 other locals, we enjoyed the experience, even with Captain Curmudgeon who seemed to be a little too cynical about some of the changes that have taken place along the waterway. It gave us a good chuckle, but seriously, he needs some time off to kind of change his perspective. What was first entertaining grew old and we welcomed the change from narrator to music for the latter part of the trip.
Rating: 1
Tue, Dec 10, 13   1:00 PM xeonfox Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
First impression, I approach the stand to buy a ticket and get info, and the female working was on a personal phone call and I waited patiently for 5 minutes, in the sun, while she finished her phone call. Finally she helped me and I bought 2 tickets. She told me the boat would be leaving at 1pm. The boat we were supposed to be on was already at the dock at noon. That was bad impression number 1.

1pm came and the boat started pulling away without anyone. I asked about that and was told that the water was not working and that they had to fill up on the other dock. Even if that's true then why didn't they fill the boat BEFORE the scheduled time? We all waited and watched as the operators sit around until it was time to leave, then they realize there is no water? We all had to wait an extra 30 minuets in the sun. I complained about that and we were all given a soft drink coupon for one soft drink. That was bad impression number 2.

We finally board the boat and the crew was not rude, but the only interaction I had was with the server in the bar next to the captain / boat pilot. They made me uncomfortable because they were in a rush, they were busy and didn't want to be bothered.

What we also didn't realize was the type of tour we were going on. It was just a water tour of other peoples houses and boats. Not our thing at all, who cares about someone else's money? I don't care about how much someone paid for there huge home they never live in.

If we had known it was that kind of tour we wouldn't have gone. We thought it was going to include geography or nature or sea life, even plants and trees would have been interesting.

I would go out of my way to NOT recommend this tour to everyone I know.
Rating: 3
Nice tour but boring staff
Sat, Nov 30, 13   1:00 PM valigrlny Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I was disappointed with the staff and lack of enthusiasm they had for the tour. We arrived 20 minutes prior to the scheduled tour as instructed, but even as it lightly started to rain they made us wait to board the boat until exactly 1pm, while my pregnant niece and 86 year old mother stood in the rain. They didn't greet us until 10 minutes into the tour and they promptly reminded us that tipping was ok. I really would have just preferred some background music rather than the boring, unanimated dialogue. Pretty views but awful staff