Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.4  176 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 30 59 1 = 58 96% 4.4
Last 6 months 52 107 1 = 106 98% 4.4
Last 12 months 90 178 2 = 176 98% 4.4
All 539 1,028 41 = 987 95% 4.3
Rating and reviews for:

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
A lovely way to spend an afternoon
Sat, Mar 3, 12   3:00 PM vickimelzer Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very informative and interesting. I've lived here for 25 years and I still can appreciate that area of Ft. Laud. Our friends are snowbirds and throughly enjoyed the cruise. They also learned alot about this area. I would definitely recommend it to others.
Rating: 4
Good to take out of town relatives
Sun, Feb 19, 12   1:00 PM TomCole123 Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
I live in Fort Lauderdale, but try and take visiting relatives on a boat tour whenever they first come visit. While the trip is a bit pricy, the snacks are WAY expensive, and the captain is about as cheesy as you can get, it's still a great time. The homes and waterways are beautiful, and if you get a moderately sunny day with a good breeze, you're golden. Everyone had a good time, and it let them see the city from a different angle. It's not an every day activity, but for special occasions and out of town visitors, I recommend the Venice of America Tour.
Rating: 3
Fri, Feb 10, 12   11:00 AM Jeanne456 Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Speaker on tour boat was knowledgable about the area. He seemed to dislike how the boats (yachts) are bought out of state and PAY NO SALES TAX!!! We were reminded of that over and over again during the tour.
Rating: 3
Interesting but...
Tue, Jan 24, 12   5:00 PM Dallasilvia Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
...Too much focused on VIP's villas
Rating: 4
Wed, Dec 14, 11   5:00 PM cantonie79 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The tour was great, nice relaxing and the staff were friendly and knowlegable.
Rating: 5
It was really nice evening trip
Sun, Dec 11, 11   5:00 PM marybowen Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a really nice evening trip to see the Christmas lites. The only draw back was a loud group that was on board who talked so loud you couldnt hear the Capt.
Rating: 3
Great trip, but............
Sat, Dec 3, 11   5:00 PM montlee Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Had we known the water taxi was showing the same areas, houses, stories etc. we would not have spent the money on the Venice tour. However, the boat was great and comfortable b/c it was such a windy day.

When we purchased the trip, it was advertising a free drink. However, they told us that they quit offering that several weeks ago.
Rating: 4
Very nice sunset tour of the local water ways
Fri, Nov 25, 11   5:00 PM acomstock Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Perfectly paced calm tour of the local waterways and beautiful homes. Colorful tour guide with interesting points of interest and stories to go with them. Missed the complimentary drinks and libations included in July tour. Sunset was gorgeous from the boat.
Rating: 5
Nice Tour
Wed, Oct 5, 11   5:00 PM maurarose22 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The "Speaker" was great! Very enthusiastic, funny, and educated on the homes we saw.

It is very interesting to see all these beautiful homes with no one around to enjoy them. LOL

Definitely would recommend.
Rating: 5
Very peaceful and enjoyable!
Sat, Sep 17, 11   5:00 PM 1168bjones Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We had a great time on our 5:00 cruise. The captain was very knowledgeable of the area and funny. My only suggestion would be to have a better selection of snacks, like perhaps a cheese and cracker platter to go with the wine??