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Cruising the Venice of America: Fort Lauderdale Riverfront Cruises

Cruising Fort Lauderdale

A short cruise on a gorgeous waterway is a great way to appreciate life moments, see the world and unwind from a busy schedule. Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a cruising destination with a class of its own. Over 300 miles of rivers, interior arteries and canals make a wide grid of residential waterways. There are lots of fun activities and almost everything is done on, in, under, or beside water. Rival boats are the major means of transport. The water culture in Fort Lauderdale and its close proximity to Hollywood fosters a sophisticated casual lifestyle, making it the headquarters for yachtsmen. The “Yachting Capital of the World” or the “Venice of America”, as this world-renowned tourist destination is called, has more than 40,000 pleasure craft docked beside high-end property.


Riverfront Cruises

There’s no better way to experience the relaxed lifestyle of Fort Lauderdale than boarding the Riverfront Cruise. The climate-controlled, safe, and comfortable luxury yacht takes you on a 1.5-hour narrated sightseeing boat tour up the New River, the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades. When you onboard the cruise, you are set to get a gorgeous view of the eye-popping attractions that Fort Lauderdale offers. Whether you want to relax in the air-conditioned dining room sipping your margarita or to enjoy the sweet sunshine under the canopy cover upstairs, the view Fort Lauderdale beauty will look equally stunning.

Fort Lauderdale Riverfront cruise attendants are cordial and hospitable. They’ll greet welcomingly you as they usher you in and help anyone who might be experiencing challenges getting onboard. People with wheelchairs are also welcomed though they can’t go upstairs but there’s a great view from any place someone sits on the boat. They also assist you take a souvenir photo to put the enjoyable moment on record. If you’ve any question along the ride, the knowledgeable and enjoyable tour operators with give you every tidbit of information you need to know.

Riverfront cruises has the finest captains of South Florida. All along the ride, the captains narrate the city’s history and inform you about who owns which multimillion-dollar mansion you pass. As you cruise towards the Intracoastal Waterway, you will learn more about the famous Millionaire’s Row. Speakers are fitted throughout the yacht to ensure that you get the captain’s funny and informative stories loud and clear from wherever you are in the boat. The captains are all qualified, drug tested, and licensed. As you explore the fun of Fort Lauderdale, you do so without any worry because you know you are in safe hands.

The vessel is inspected regularly for certification by the United States Coast Guard. If an emergency case happens, there are enough life jackets for all the people onboard. The captains and crew are drilled in emergency procedures during inspections so that they are always prepared to help people out of an emergency situation.

You can buy light snacks such as chips, hotdogs, and ice cream from the boat. Drinks are also available in the yacht. Smoking is allowed on the back of the boat. The sightseeing boat also has a classic restroom. There’s enough space to keep luggage, so your bags, baby strollers, and all your belongings will be safe and secure.

Booking the Riverfront Cruise

Online booking is easy and quick. You can book a one-person ticket, a family ticket, or group ticket. Group tickets are available at a discount. Riverfront Cruises offer the most favorably priced deals for cruises of its caliber. If you wish to have a Private Cruise, Dinner Cruise, or Cocktail Cruise, book well in advance and arrangements for your cruise will be made.

You can board a boat tour at 11 am, 1pm, 3pm, or 5pm any day of the week. The sightseeing boat operates throughout the year so you can choose a time that suits you. If you want a Private Cruise, for example, you can book your ticket during the off-peak seasons when there is less congestion. Check the full public cruise calendarfor Riverfront Cruises daily schedules when you are booking.

The Riverfront area has a wide variety of dock-and-dine restaurants, cafes and entertainment facilities. Therefore, you won’t have to break your fun moments during your visit to Fort Lauderdale. The Las Olas Shopping District is also located just a walking distance from the Riverfront Entertainment Complex, where the Riverfront Cruises is located. There is ample parking in the area so no parking hassles at all.