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Riverfront Cruises in Fort Lauderdale

Everywhere you go there are so many unique attractions to take but one of our favorite tours to take is a sightseeing cruise on the water. With the warm breeze, salty air and amazing sights on the water this makes for a fun time.

The Best Fort Lauderdale Sightseeing Cruises

Fort Lauderdale is considered the Venice of America because of the many waterways and canals throughout the city. However, the only way to see this beauty is by a boat tour with Riverfront Cruises. They're daily cruises will give you a chance to navigate through Fort Lauderdale's New River. 

The Tour and Sightseeing Cruises

As you navigate the waterways, you'll actually be on a few different rivers. Riverfront cruises starts on the New River then will begin the tour cruise East to Fort Lauderdale beach. From here you will also cruise through the Stranahan River and New River Sound during your tour. Although, the waterways look the same, you will be on three different ones.

Throughout the journey, you will pass by amazing homes and mansions as your tour guides points out which home is owned by whom. 


One huge mansion you're sure to know is Wayne Huizenga, he is the former owner of Blockbuster video, AutoNation, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers and the Florida Marlins. His house is hard to miss because of its size. 

Historic Highlights

Besides mansions, there are many historic and important highlights you will want to know throughout the tour. 

As the cruise continues to navigate the New River your guide will point out the moment you travel over the tunnel that goes underneath the New River. This unique spot is a great reminder that this area is developed.

In addition, the guide will point out the Stranahan House - the oldest structure in Fort Lauderdale. Built in 1901, it served as a trading post, post office, and community gathering spot. It's a great reminder of what Fort Lauderdale used to be. (Keep in mind, it was the tallest structure in Fort Lauderdale at one point.)

Tour Guide

Each boat ride will include a live tour guide who will entertain everyone by pointing out interesting highlights, naming the owners of luxury mansions and telling funny stories about the area. They are all trained and tested on their knowledge of Fort Lauderdale. The live tour guides are what makes each trip fun. 

What to expect during your Fort Lauderdale tour

Your sightseeing cruise starts as you are greeted by one of our friendly cruise ticket booth attendants who will provide you boarding tickets for the boat tour. At the designated start time you will then be allowed onto the boat. 

Right before hopping on the boat, a photographer will welcome you aboard and take a photograph of you and your guests next to the boat. This souvenir photos are great keepsakes for you and your family as you'll look at for years to come. 

Once you board the vessel you can decide whether to sit upstairs on the ship's observation deck under the canopy cover or perhaps you want to enjoy the Florida sunshine. You may decide to sit inside in our air-conditioned dining room which feature panoramic windows. No matter where you sit, you will have a great view of beautiful sights and attractions Fort Lauderdale has to offer.

As we get underway, you may to visit the bar to enjoy a beverage from our full-liquor bar. Our bartenders are famous for our delicious Riverfront Cruises Tropical Punch. Our snack bar offers tasty snacks like hot dogs and chips, and deliciously refreshing ice cream. 


We also offer private dinner cruises and cocktail cruises. Please contact us for additional details.

Important Information

  • Enjoy a relaxing boat ride along Fort Lauderdale’s waterways
  • Learn about the city from onboard commentary
  • Take in beautiful views from the boat’s observation deck
  • Food and beverages are available for purchase on board
  • Coast Guard licensed captain
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Soda, beer, wine, juices
90-minute cruise

Each riverfront cruise is 90 minutes long.

Tour Guide

Each sightseeing boat cruise has a live guide to point out the many popular highlights and tell stories about the past.

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2670 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA


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