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Address: 300 S.W. 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone Number: 800 499-2248
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Spice up your vacation with an exciting cruise down Fort Lauderdale's...
Spice up your vacation with an exciting cruise down Fort Lauderdale's unforgettable waterways! If you want to discover things to do in Florida, this is definitely the place to go! Visit the Historic New River in Sunny Fort Lauderdale and see how the rich and famous live! This scenic adventure will be a memorable on-of-a-kind vacation experience for you, your family and friends.Our modern, elegant yachts offer the utmost in comfort in our new and completely redesigned interior, panoramic views and air-conditioned salons. Enjoy light snacks and drinks from the bar as you enjoy cruising along Florida's beautiful Gold Coast.You will hear fascinating narration by your Coast Guard licensed Captain describing the sights, the history and legends of the waterways.Breathtaking views will be yours to see along the New River, the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades. There's nothing like it, not even Venice!
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Nice ride, nothing fancy but a good value for a bit of tourist fun

For $20 something it's a fun way to kill A few hours while in ft. Lauderdale. We visited yesterday and the captain pointed out many fun facts about the houses and boats. We saw... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

For $20 something it's a fun way to kill A few hours while in ft. Lauderdale. We visited yesterday and the captain pointed out many fun facts about the houses and boats. We saw Johnny depp and Steven speilbergs boats. Pretty fun. Warning: Stinky bathroom so go before hand and don't sit near the back of the boat if fumes... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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107 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were on a senior tour on our way to Key West when we stopped for the Riverfront Cruise. It was nice and relaxing, looking at all the multimillion dollar homes and yachts. I would have preferred to go on the Jungle Queen which I thought was a much better cruise. However, our captain was knowledgeable and fun to listen... More 

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Vicksburg MS
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203 reviews 203 reviews
21 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It is definitely geared more to looking at pricey houses and yachts than at learning much about Fort Lauderdale's history, but having said that, the boat itself is comfortable, the captain and staff pleasant, and the views pretty special. It is always fun to get out onto the water and this is a nice way to do it. Downstairs is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You putter around the harbour and gawk at the multi-million dollar houses and yachts, while they tell you who owns them and what they cost. An OK way to spend a couple hours if you're bored. Not interesting for kids.

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Sacramento, Ca
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

There are several boat tours in Ft. Lauderdale. I chose this one because Carrie B got some negative ratings and I felt the Jungle Queen was too big and there would be too many people to have really good views. I was absolutely right. They were all comparable in price and the Riverfront boat was just the right size. It... More 

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Lyndhurst, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We sat on the top deck. Breezy, but pleasant. No pressure to buy our photo but we did anyway and its framed nicely. We are boaters, so we liked looking at the old mansions, original smaller houses, and the new mega mansions and what type of boats people owned. It was a nice day, good narration, nice music. Didn't buy... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Basic info. We learned the info they provided on other venues (catamaran and fishing trips.). Fine for the price of it's your only time on the water. Otherwise, you get that info and view with any boat ride. Captain was good. Female mate good. Bartender zero interest in engaging. $5 for water and chips is a ripoff even for tourists

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Be prepared for a ton of pressure to have your picture taken prior to getting on the boat. They hold up the whole line and demand everyone pose for a picture while boarding. Many in line wanted to decline having pictures, but the staff argued with you. It was faster to just go along with it. Then, DURING THE TOUR,... More 

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RiverfrontCruise, Public Relations Manager at Riverfront Cruises, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you had a not so great experience aboard with us! We take everyone's opinions and reviews into stride and would never intentionally give you a bad tour. As for the photos-we do not force people to have their photo taken and if someone declines, we respectfully accept that. Most people love the framed souvenir so we... More 

Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A 90 minute ride past multimillion dollar homes and their yachts. Comfortable seating, excellent commentary, good drinks service and marvellous views. Well worth taking this cruise to see how really rich people live. You see right into their yards, their pools, the landscaping and hear the stories of how they got their money. Not glamorous at all- garbage company owners,... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a long span of time before catching a flight off a cruise and took a taxi to downtown FLL to take this 90 min. tour. It's $23. per adult, less for srs., kids, and there is a family rate. You can sit out in the sun or in shade.The narration was historical /insightful and funny at times while... More 

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