Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.4  191 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 36 75 1 = 74 97% 4.4
Last 6 months 47 97 1 = 96 98% 4.4
Last 12 months 99 194 3 = 191 97% 4.4
All 533 1,017 41 = 976 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
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: 5
Great Tour
Sun, Mar 6, 11   1:00 PM Wiliszewski Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
One amazing tour. The only thing more amazing was the price. Beside the inexpensive cost of the tour, they even had a complimentary bar on the boat. I would highly recommend the tour for anyone visiting Fort Lauderdale.
Rating: 4
Great afternoon
Wed, Feb 20, 08   2:30 PM wheezie48 Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
It was a beautiful day down Fort Lauderdale River.

The crew was great.

We all had a great time, and would do it again with other family members.
Rating: 5
Venice of America
Sat, Jun 9, 12   5:00 PM Westielover Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Took the river boat cruise with my mother and husband and we thoroughly enjoyed cruising down the canals and viewing the multi-miilionaire's vacation homes. The captain was very knowledgable and shared the history of the homes with us. Most enjoyed going out to the port where we watched the Oasis of the Seas depart for a cruise.

The boat we took was in very good condition and very clean. The downstairs was mostly indoor and air conditioned. There were a few seats outside in the front of the boat that were downstairs which was

nice for my mother who is 92 and unable to go up the steps on the boat. We chose to sit in the front of the

boat. Even though it was a warm day, the breeze made it comfortable to be outside. I highly recommend

this boat and if we return another time for a cruise, we will use them again.
Rating: 4
A Fun and Interesting Boat Tour
Fri, Nov 25, 11   3:00 PM weager64 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
We enjoyed this 1 hour and 15 minute tour of the inland waterways around Fort Lauderdale. We sat on the upper deck in the front row, so we had an excellent view of both sides of the waterways. The captain provides an informative narrative with a few jokes thrown in for good measure. You'll get to see many gorgeous homes owned by famous people. The boat was big and stable and reasonably comfortable. On the day I went on the tour, their credit card systems wasn't working, so I'm glad I bought my tickets in advance through the Internet.
Rating: 5
Highly recommended!
Fri, Jul 9, 10   2:00 PM vrburke Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
This was so much fun!!! My nephew and his girlfriend from California really enjoyed this waterway cruise! The staff was very friendly. Loved the narration! Complimentary drinks were really good. I can't wait to take my next out of town guests!!
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: 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: 5
Captain is very entertaining. Boat is comfortable.
Sat, Mar 24, 12   11:00 AM Vandanator Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I really enjoyed the captain's stories of who owns what mansion/yacht and how much it cost. I wasn't expecting to learn as much as I did. He may have missed his calling as a stand up comic.

The 1.5 hr length of cruise is perfect to get a feel for the waterway and went by fast. My young son was able to move around the boat, eat a snack at a table and use the washroom, which was convenient as those travelling with kids know. All of the crew was nice and helpful.
Rating: 5
Great date activity
Sat, Jul 21, 12   3:00 PM val_spears Female 50-59 Combination Couple on a Date
Nice view. Peaceful and fun.