We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

RiverFront Gondola Tours

1200 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2365
+1 954-616-7699
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Nice Tour

This is a very relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of the intercostal waterway in Fort Lauderdale. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles21644120
,
Shaker Heights, Ohio
via mobile
Sailing with Captain Mike

We had an absolutely amazing time. This was a memorable experience site seeing some of Fort... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
yara t
,
Orlando, Florida
via mobile
Read all 283 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Welcome to Riverfront Gondola Tours! On our serene tours powered by our quiet electric you will see beautiful homes, many with large yachts docked behind them, tropical foliage in abundance, and exotic animals like iguanas, birds, peacocks, and manatees. The public gondola tours will accommodate up to six passengers and are approximately 1.5 hrs. They can also be made into a private tour for just two or up to six persons. Gondolas are available during the days and evenings. Depending on the size of your party, the atmosphere can range from one of fun and camaraderie to one of relaxation. Enjoy our Private Dinner Cruises. BAO restaurant (4 star)located on the premises delivers food and drinks right aboard the boat, however, you may opt to bring your own food and beverages of choice. We supply free water, and tableware.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bao” (36 reviews)
“captain roy” (28 reviews)
“private tour” (22 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1200 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2365
CONTACT
Website
+1 954-616-7699
Write a ReviewReviews (283)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"bao"
in 36 reviews
"captain roy"
in 28 reviews
"private tour"
in 22 reviews
"captain al"
in 10 reviews
"electric boat"
in 12 reviews
"private dinner"
in 6 reviews
"ordered dinner"
in 3 reviews
"dinner cruise"
in 15 reviews
"time slot"
in 3 reviews
"great tour"
in 17 reviews
"boat holds"
in 3 reviews
"own wine"
in 5 reviews
"would highly recommend this tour"
in 6 reviews
"morning tour"
in 3 reviews
"christmas lights"
in 5 reviews
"perfect evening"
in 3 reviews
"big yachts"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of the intercostal waterway in Fort Lauderdale. The scenery is outstanding. Our captain (Ryan) was very knowledgeable about virtually every aspect of the route. The only factor that prevented a rating of five was the...More

Thank Charles21644120
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Charles, Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your tour with Captain Ryan. It is amazing how many beautiful yachts and mansions you see in an hour and a half. Next time try our Private Dinner Cruise. Captain Roy Conklin GM

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing time. This was a memorable experience site seeing some of Fort Lauderdale Beautiful homes. Captain Mike was a delight...he’s great personality added a great flare to our tour. We celebrated our niece birthday on board. We brought a cheese platter,...More

1  Thank yara t
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sailing, Thank very much for your review of us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your birthday celebration and tour with Captain Mike. We welcome you back any time. Captain Roy Conklin GM

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought wine and snacks and toured Ft. Lauderdale by water. Our captain was great. Knowledgeable about the area, fun and he made us laugh many times. We also enjoyed his trivia quiz. Tip: take the 90-minute trip one hour before sunset and feel free...More

1  Thank Darryl M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Darryl, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am assuming you were on our private dinner cruise since you came back when it was dark. The dinner cruises are also the sunset cruises, which you can bring food or drinks or order...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cuisine is terrific with great service and beautiful presentation. Great sights of downtown Ft. Lauderdale along river and inter-coastal too. Even saw some manatees, I think because looked like moving big rocks passing other way and pointed out to us by crew.

1  Thank iramccown
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Iramccown, Thank for your review of us. It is so beautiful to see Fort Lauderdale from the water in our quiet electric boat. You got a bonus getting to see a manatee. Please feel welcome to come back again. Captain Roy Conklin GM

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gondola tours is a great way to enjoy the festive Christmas season. The display of lights and other decorations is great fun which adds to the ambiance of a great city. Suitable for all ages.

Thank jochsay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I surprised my boyfriend with this tour for his birthday and it did not disappoint. We arrived a bit late but they were extremely accommodating! We ordered food from the restaurant Bao as well and it was exceptional! Our guide Ryan was very informative, warm...More

Thank MeelieB24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Get there early so you can find a place to park. Take money and if you have a rental car take a picture of your license plate so you can pay the meter. Now the trip it was fabulous I surprised my wife for our...More

1  Thank KellyMichael63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Kelly, Thank you for your review of us, much appreciated. We are delighted that we made your 28 th anniversary celebration a successful and great one for you. Perhaps we will see you again for your 29th anniversary. Captain Roy Conklin GM

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 27, 2018

My wife and I used RiverFront for afternoon gondola tour while on vacation in area. Location is easy to find right on Las Olas Blvd. Able to take food and drink for the tour. We did 90 minute afternoon tour. Saw beautiful homes and various...More

Thank u2fan56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Fun, thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed our quiet electric boat and our Captain escort. Please feel welcome to return anytime. Captain Roy Conklin GM

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Capt Roy and Capt Ryan are the best! Very enjoyable trip and very quiet. Boat. Great way to see Fort Lauderdale

Thank Susan L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Susan, Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed our quiet electric boat. Please feel welcome to return anytime. Thanks again, Captain Roy Conklin GM

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We had a wonderful experience with the River Front Gondola tour. Captain Mike was delightful. As well as knowledgeable and funny. The perfect host

Thank noelguinotte
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Wonderful, Thank you for your review, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your cruise with Captain Mike. Hope to see you again soon. Captain Roy Conklin GM

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 132 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Rio Mar Apartments / Hotel
4 reviews
.19 miles away
Riverside Hotel
1,722 reviews
.34 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Downtown / Las Olas
10 reviews
.41 miles away
Kira-Mar Waterfront Villas & Docks
168 reviews
.61 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
luigi's coal oven pizza
411 reviews
.15 miles away
Caffe Europa
586 reviews
.16 miles away
Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar - Fort Lauderdale
1,527 reviews
.13 miles away
Asia Bay Sushi Bar & Thai
338 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Water Taxi
5,480 reviews
.40 miles away
Las Olas Boulevard
5,830 reviews
.19 miles away
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
574 reviews
.20 miles away
Colee Hammock Park
24 reviews
.18 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
lightandbubbly
July 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Roy C | Property representative |
We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour aboard our quiet electric boat. Please feel welcome to return anytime. Captain Roy Conklin GM
0
Votes
lightandbubbly
July 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from yara t | Reviewed this property |
This is the website: riverfrontgondolatours Enjoy!!!
1
Vote
818annap87
January 31, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ChrisnPaulAP | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the 5pm so you will still get to enjoy the views before, during and after Sunset !! They allow you to bring food & drinks so grab a nice big bottle of Bubbly & some apps/snacks and enjoy~ Then you can go for... More
0
Votes
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor