Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with Fort Lauderdale the easy way with today's Groupon from Anticipation Yachts. Choose between the following options:
• For $39, you get a one-person dinner cruise, including a three-course meal and 2.5-hour tour (an $86.74 value including tax and gratuity). Boarding begins Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at the Las Olas Riverfront, cruises set sail at 6:30 p.m. and return by 9 p.m.
• For $79, you get a two-person dinner cruise, including a three-course meal and 2.5-hour tour (a $173.48 value including tax and gratuity). Boarding begins Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. at the Las Olas Riverfront, cruises set sail at 6:30 p.m. and return by 9 p.m.
Anticipation Yachts navigates sightseers along scenic waterways for exclusive looks at spectacular architecture and luxurious yachts. Coast Guard–licensed captains navigate the 2.5-hour exploration as the spacious vessel winds through lavish stretches of real estate speckled between cascading palm trees. The cruise pairs mega-home gazing with a three-course meal, ensuring that gaping mouths stay busy as passengers stare in wonderment at the passing opulence. Seafaring feasts begin with an appetizer such as asparagus cloaked in radar-evading parma ham or a surf 'n' turf meeting of mini crab cakes and arboreal lemon aioli. Blackened prime rib or soy-glazed salmon sidle up to diners tableside along with their fellow entree selections. Once diners lick their fellow passengers’ plates clean, servers guide them toward the dessert buffet, which is laden with cakes, pies, and a selection of teas and coffee to sugar up seafaring blood systems before reluctantly heading back to shore by 9 p.m.
“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.