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Address: 300 S.W. 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone Number: 800 499-2248
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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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This is a great way to see the Ft. Lauderdale intercoastal. The yachts and homes are unbelievable! Drink prices are reasonable, and remember to tip the crew on the way off.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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BONITA SPRINGS
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BONITA SPRINGS
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great way to see the Ft. Lauderdale intercoastal. The yachts and homes are unbelievable! Drink prices are reasonable, and remember to tip the crew on the way off.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We love to be tourists and we're looking forward to this cruise. We arrived at the dock an hour early and bought our tickets as walk-ons. They told us that the ship boards at 12:45 so we were in line at 12:30 so we could get the first row. The line grew to thirty people. At 12:50 the crew arrived... More 

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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We absolutely take accusations of theft by our employees seriously and appreciate you letting us know about this. None-the-less, we hope you enjoyed your cruise! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A relaxing and amazing tour to see why Fort Lauderdale waterway is called "The Venice of America". The weather now is perfect for tour.

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North Aurora, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Since we are a newbie to this town, we were impressed after getting here from 20 degree temps. We became instant lovers of this paradise fantasy area of rich expensive empty summer homes, luxury private boats in the 60 to 100 million dollar range, some pulled by tug boats front and rear near our dock. We saw a pod of... More 

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

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale! We are so thrilled to hear your enjoyment- thanks for the review. Enjoy your new home called paradise :) More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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133 attraction reviews
323 helpful votes 323 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
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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
30 helpful votes 30 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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