Riverfront Cruises

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

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Two-tiered sightseeing boats cruise along inland waterways as guides point out sprawling estates, mega yachts, and cruise ships

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Promotional value expires Dec 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Children under 4 ride free. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$22 for a Sightseeing Cruise for Two (Up to $44 Value)

Riverfront Cruises' two-tiered sightseeing boats glide along Fort Lauderdale’s inland waterways, furnishing cruisers with panoramic views of sprawling estates, mega yachts, and other beacons of tropical opulence. From the boat’s canopied observation deck, passengers can ogle Radio Shack tycoon Charles Tandy’s Spanish-style mansion and sneak a glimpse at the lavish interiors and diamond-encrusted guests gracing mega yachts. Guides also point out homes currently or formerly owned by such celebrities as Burt Reynolds, Nick Nolte, and Gloria Vanderbilt, according to the Sun Sentinel. Captain Gary Bobrick and his team then steer toward Port Everglades, where vast cruise ships launch into the Atlantic.

Tours depart from Las Olas Riverfront every day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday only. Click here for additional details about departure times, locations, and routes. Free parking is available for three hours at the One River Plaza.

Riverfront Cruises

“The standard question down here is, ‘Don’t you ever get tired of doing this?’ And we always say, ‘It’s better than working’,” Captain Gary Bobrick says in a Sun Sentinel video. It's easy to believe that he enjoys his job because it usually involves piloting a sightseeing boat through New River and Intracoastal Waterways to point out celebrity mansions and massive luxury boats. In addition to views of prime real estate, his tours often afford glimpses of flitting manatees and iguanas lounging along the shores. On the vessel’s lower level, patrons can congregate in an air-conditioned dining room and replenish with tropical punch and ice cream. Along the way, Captain Bobrick or his tour guides impart anecdotes about cultural heavyweights, as well as the role waterways play in fueling the region’s legendary water-balloon fights.

Customer Reviews

Get there a little early so you can pick a good seat
Phil T. · September 25, 2014
Definitely give this a try at least once. Well worth it!
Donette L. · September 22, 2014
Great, pleasant, and relaxing
Luis A. · September 21, 2014
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    Downtown Fort Lauderdale

    300 Southwest 1st Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


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