Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.4  188 rating points
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Last 3 months 31 52 2 = 50 93% 4.2
Last 6 months 61 111 3 = 108 94% 4.3
Last 12 months 100 192 4 = 188 96% 4.4
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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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Fun and Relaxing!
Sun, Aug 10, 14   5:00 PM alibri Unspecified Unspecified Local Unspecified
This trip was a lot of fun. The narrator provided interesting information about the homes, city, history and more while keeping us laughing the entire time. We also had quiet periods to just sit and enjoy. The ship had seating on the upper and lower deck both indoors and out so you could sit wherever you wanted and still hear the narrator. Overall it was a fabulous trip!
Rating: 2
Didnt get what we paid for
Tue, Apr 1, 14   3:00 PM Tammywulf Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Went on April 1, 2014. 3:00 boat Tour. Ft Lauderdale.

1-Very old bathrooms

2-Captain had so much to tell about the tour of homes yet his tone was always cynical. Cutting down the people who lived in the homes.

3-music playing was old 70's rock

4-boat broke down 1/2 way through the tour. We waited with free drinks. But since I already biught and paid for all of drinks it really did not matter to me because I didnt need any more drinks.

5- mechanic came and fixed boat took about 40 minutes in all

6- upon return the rushed us off so the 5:00 tour would not be late

7- should have refunded our money or another tour

8- captain never came out to talk to passengers

9- they advertise this to be in a shopping mall area but the store fronts are 80% empty

10- wish i went on a water taxi or catamaran ride instead.
Rating: 5
Sat, Feb 22, 14   3:00 PM hearts4ka Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
Rating: 4
Thu, Feb 6, 14   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: 3
Pleasant cruise but short on commentary
Sat, Jan 25, 14   11:00 AM r2abbott Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Nice weather always helps a cruise so that was excellent!

We passed another cruise boat (Carrie B.) that appeared to be more full

Of passengers--probably because commentary

on River Cruises was very brief. Still fun to see how the other half lives
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
Sit up front
Sat, Dec 21, 13   11:00 AM vozelaw Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We got this hot time from the Englishman at the check-in. The seats up front were the best! They had chairs with backs on them. The houses were beautiful and the Captain knowledgeable about who lived on Millionnare's Row.
Rating: 2
Take the water taxi instead
Sun, Sep 22, 13   11:00 AM wssweigart Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We ended up taking a different boat that is normally used - this one is used for charters and not a good setup for a tour boat. There was very limited seating; none of which provided a good view out the sides of the boat to look at what was being talked about - so if you wanted a good view you needed to stand up for the 90 min tour. And $3 for a small plastic cup of soda is ridiculous. The guide sounded bored the whole time, and based on the # of times he stated that 1000 people a day are moving to ft L and how he said it, i'm guessing he's not a fan of the people moving in.
Rating: 4
Worth your time!
Wed, Aug 8, 12   11:00 AM elgoff Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
This was a chance to see the beautiful homes along the New River that you would not be able to see otherwise. The Captain had lots of information that we enjoyed hearing.
Rating: 2
Tue, Jul 3, 12   1:00 PM KarinPalm Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
When we bought the tickets, the girl at the booth by the catamaran said that soft drinks were free and that we also got a coupon for a free drink. When we showed our coupons on the boat to get our drinks, the guy working there said that they were only valid for soft drinks. We told him that that was not what we were told. Soft drinks were free, so why would we need a coupon for that? He insisted and was not nice at all. We then told another guy on the boat and he said he would make an exception and give us our drinks. What a scam to give out coupons for free drinks and then claim that they are just valid for soft drinks that are free!! Stay away from this company!