Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.4  366 rating points
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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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 1
Wed, Jul 4, 12   5:00 PM wwilliams503 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We boarded the boat on time, sat for nearly 25 minutes before there was an announcement that something was wrong with the boat. They did not have the part to fix it and they cancelled the cruise. They said we could wait for the next cruise in two hours, but could NOT guarantee the boat would be repaired! This was on the 4th of July and we had driven a signifcant distance for this trip. 1/2 day of our vacation was wasted.
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: 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
Excellent River Cruise around Fort Lauderdale
Tue, Jan 26  5:00 PM Wlynam Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great views of the canals and yatchs
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
The Tour
Sat, Jan 9  5:00 PM Wester Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Have lived in this area for over 30 years. And as most Floridians we get a lot of family and friends visiting. I always have my guest take the Fort Lauderdale Venice of America Tour, especially the evening tour. It is always well received by my guests.
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!!