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“Best way to see Fort Lauderdale waterways, mansion and yachts” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jungle Queen Riverboat

Jungle Queen Riverboat
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Jungle Queen Riverboat Dinner Cruise and Show
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A "Must" in Fort Lauderdale for 78 years! Experience a little southern hospitality on this "All You Wish to Eat" BBQ Ribs, Chicken and Shrimp Dinner Cruise served family style with all the trimmings. Enjoy a pleasant and humorous commentary by the Captain about the many interesting sights and beautiful homes you'll see as we cruise up the New River, past Millionaire's Row, en route to our tropical isle to enjoy dinner and a hilarious Variety Show. The show is followed by a moonlit ride back to the dock. More than 18 million guests over the years have enjoyed the fun-filled, relaxing evening aboard. A unique evening you'll talk about, laugh about and always remember. There is nothing else like it. Jungle Queen also offers fully narrated daily Sightseeing Cruises up the historic New River past plush waterfront homes, downtown Fort Lauderdale, a bit of the Everglades and a stop-off at our tropical isle to see rare birds, monkeys and an alligator exhibition. The only true way to see Fort Lauderdale.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Best way to see Fort Lauderdale waterways, mansion and yachts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

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.

Visited January 2013
Thank Meron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is some of the best money we have ever spent on vacation. For $42 a head we were treated to a one hour ride down the inter coastal waterway to a hidden island where we docked & were treated to all you can eat BBQ, complete with a bar & great servers who are very efficient. After stuffing ourselves on bbq, beans, & shrimp we were treated to two variety performers. Very entertaining. The hour long rode back was tranquil & scenic. Nothing bad to say about this outing. Treat yourself & your family.

Visited April 2013
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Waterford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Adventure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

While driving around Fort Lauderdale we noticed the Jungle Queen and decided to take a tour. Great choice. It's a fabulous way to travel on the intercoastal and get up close to all the yacths and mansions and even the cruise ships. Our tour guide made the tour even more enjoyable and entertaining by keeping us informed along the way of what we were seeing. The midway break was well timed and we enjoyed the alligator demonstration and the chance to get a quick bite to eat. It's well worth the money to see Fort Lauderdale in a whole new way.

Visited March 2013
Thank Kathleen H
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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice boat ride; midway point was so-so”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I love being on the water, so I'm going to enjoy just about any boat ride. And this one was no exception. I loved passing all the mansions on the waterway and hearing about them. The midway point was a little disappointing to me. It was very contrived. But I guess some people enjoyed it. I thought it a bit strange, though, that one of the workers there didn't know the difference between a peacock and a peahen. I didn't see one peacock. I saw peahens with chicks, so there must have been a peacock around somewhere... but he sure wasn't what the gal was pointing out.

Visited May 2012
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Plantation, Florida
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“Great Value and Very Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Having been a resident of Fort Lauderdale for many years, my wife and I finally decided to take the Jungle Queen tour one afternoon. We were both pleasantly surprised at how nice and professional the tour was, moreover, we thoroughly enjoyed the alligator show at the midway point. In our opinion, this is a great attraction for friends and families at a very affordable cost!
Thank you!

Visited November 2012
Thank Gregory D
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