I already read about this tour in the guide books. A TV show about Fort Lauderdale was recommending taking Water Taxi to explore inter-coastal waterways to see the million dollar mansions and yachts. Just at the ticket booth and embarking station of the the Jungle Queen was the more frequent cheaper Water-Taxi's station and I was not sure which one to take, having in mind that for a family of four the total price tag for the Jungle Queen would be expensive. Finally we took the Jungle Queen and it turned out the highlight and best of our visit to Fort Lauderdale. It's the best way to travel on the intercoastal and get up close to the yacths and mansions of celebrities and famous people. Even if you have time and are staying for a days and want to get a map and take water taxi to explore the canals, you will not get the invaluable information that the tour guide of Jungle Queen gives you during your two hours tour. The tour guide was a funny guy and made the tour much fun by giving interesting information when you pass by each house and yacht, like who owns it, when bought it, for how much, if it is for sale, for how much, sold to who, how big is the house, what is the exceptional feature of each house, and the same about the yachts, spiced with humorous and funny comments. The boat is tall, so it is interesting to see all the bridges open before the boat reaches them and closes after boat passes under them.
The midway break was well timed but mediocre and a little disappointing to me. There was an alligator show, but the alligators looked drugged! A few parrots and other paradise birds in the cage and a few peacocks walking around. The food was some fast food quality burgers and hot dogs to buy.
Verdict: It's well worth the money we spent and the best way to see Fort Lauderdale water ways and canals, million dollar mansions and yachts and get first hand information about them.
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