Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.4  365 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 77 164 6 = 158 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 127 272 6 = 266 98% 4.5
Last 12 months 190 376 11 = 365 97% 4.4
All 730 1,407 52 = 1,355 95% 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
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
Great Fun!
Tue, Mar 27, 12   3:00 PM yumerin Unspecified 50-59 Local Other
Excellent tour guide - informative - not too loud - none of the "cutesy" stuff - just interesting facts.
Rating: 4
some good, some bad, but generally ok
Sun, May 30, 10   11:00 AM gilligan2010 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Was shorter than the 1.5 hours advertised (left 5 min late, returned about 10 min early)

Free drinks are a nice touch. Staff is courteous.

Difficult to hear the speakers. Views and ride itself are beautiful and relaxing.
Rating: 4
it was ok
Sun, Jun 21, 09   2:00 PM johnkuefler Unspecified 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
i liked the trip in general.

the comentator was good and interesting with all the facts on the river. it was very interesting to know about all the homes.

the only thing i would recomend is for him to use the speaker system instead of speaking to the group out loud .

i would like to do it again but i would also like to see a longer tour.
Rating: 3
Could be better
Sun, Nov 2, 08   5:00 PM simmons546 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The service was ok. I bought the tickets online, but they don't tell you that the boat doesn't leave if there isn't at least 10 people going on the tour. I got to the booth in Las Olas and the man says they don't have enough people to leave and told us to wait around. My advice is to purchase your tickets at the booth. Thankfully there was just enough people who decided to go on the tour, a total of 12. The tour itself wasn't so bad, especially since the boat show was also taking place at that time. We also saw an Obama sailboat, it was pretty hot looking!!!

They take your picture when you board and you have the option of purchasing a picture w/ keychain ($10). Take extra on board cash if you plan on buying a drink in addition to the one thats included or photo, no credit/debit card purchases.

The chairs on the boat are cheap plastic, I feel they could do better than some dollar store chairs, with all the money they make from touring.
Rating: 5
Interesting & Fun
Fri, Jul 18, 08   3:30 PM keithbklyn Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Captain's narration provided interesting information with good humor, and the staff were helpful and good natured.

The hour and a half trip was smooth and, even in the intense heat of July, relaxing and enjoyable.

We would highly recommend this trip and hope to do it again when we visit.
Rating: 5
Fun and Informative!
Thu, Apr 24, 08   2:30 PM nuheit Unspecified 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Barbara was a great narrator and the whole crew was friendly and nice. We had a good time and would recommend it to our friends when visiting Ft. Lauderdale.
Rating: 5
Awsome tour
Thu, Mar 13, 08   6:00 PM shaun08 Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a blast on the tour scenery was good and weather was awsome
Rating: 4
Sat, Apr 23  5:00 PM ShortyShae35 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I enjoy everything the entire boat ride
Rating: 5
River trip
Fri, Apr 22  11:00 AM JanetWatts Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Well presented & narated, clean & fun