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RiverFront Gondola Tours

1200 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2365
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The best way to tour Ft. Lauderdale

We brought wine and snacks and toured Ft. Lauderdale by water. Our captain was great... read more

Reviewed today
Darryl M
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Brentwood, Tennessee
Cruising Ft. Lauderdale Waterways with Great Food

Cuisine is terrific with great service and beautiful presentation. Great sights of downtown Ft... read more

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iramccown
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Miami Gardens, Florida
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Welcome to Riverfront Gondola Tours! On our serene tours powered by our quiet electric you will see beautiful homes, many with large yachts docked behind them, tropical foliage in abundance, and exotic animals like iguanas, birds, peacocks, and manatees. The public gondola tours will accommodate up to six passengers and are approximately 1.5 hrs. They can also be made into a private tour for just two or up to six persons. Gondolas are available during the days and evenings. Depending on the size of your party, the atmosphere can range from one of fun and camaraderie to one of relaxation. Enjoy our Private Dinner Cruises. BAO restaurant (4 star)located on the premises delivers food and drinks right aboard the boat, however, you may opt to bring your own food and beverages of choice. We supply free water, and tableware.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1200 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2365
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Reviewed today

We brought wine and snacks and toured Ft. Lauderdale by water. Our captain was great. Knowledgeable about the area, fun and he made us laugh many times. We also enjoyed his trivia quiz. Tip: take the 90-minute trip one hour before sunset and feel free...More

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Reviewed today

Cuisine is terrific with great service and beautiful presentation. Great sights of downtown Ft. Lauderdale along river and inter-coastal too. Even saw some manatees, I think because looked like moving big rocks passing other way and pointed out to us by crew.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Gondola tours is a great way to enjoy the festive Christmas season. The display of lights and other decorations is great fun which adds to the ambiance of a great city. Suitable for all ages.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I surprised my boyfriend with this tour for his birthday and it did not disappoint. We arrived a bit late but they were extremely accommodating! We ordered food from the restaurant Bao as well and it was exceptional! Our guide Ryan was very informative, warm...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early so you can find a place to park. Take money and if you have a rental car take a picture of your license plate so you can pay the meter. Now the trip it was fabulous I surprised my wife for our...More

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Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kelly, Thank you for your review of us, much appreciated. We are delighted that we made your 28 th anniversary celebration a successful and great one for you. Perhaps we will see you again for your 29th anniversary. Captain Roy Conklin GM

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I used RiverFront for afternoon gondola tour while on vacation in area. Location is easy to find right on Las Olas Blvd. Able to take food and drink for the tour. We did 90 minute afternoon tour. Saw beautiful homes and various...More

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Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Fun, thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed our quiet electric boat and our Captain escort. Please feel welcome to return anytime. Captain Roy Conklin GM

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Capt Roy and Capt Ryan are the best! Very enjoyable trip and very quiet. Boat. Great way to see Fort Lauderdale

Thank Susan L
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Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Susan, Thank you very much for your review, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed our quiet electric boat. Please feel welcome to return anytime. Thanks again, Captain Roy Conklin GM

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We had a wonderful experience with the River Front Gondola tour. Captain Mike was delightful. As well as knowledgeable and funny. The perfect host

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Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Wonderful, Thank you for your review, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your cruise with Captain Mike. Hope to see you again soon. Captain Roy Conklin GM

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Just completed our 3rd boat tour and have already scheduled our 4th as this is the perfect way to share Fort Lauderdale with out of town guests. Captain Mike is the best!

Thank Becky O
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Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Becky, Thank for your review, we are delighted that you have enjoyed our tours multiple times. Our tour are the perfect way to see the mansions and yachts up close. Looking forward to your next tour with us. Thanks again, Captain Roy Conklin GM

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Captain Mike was fantastic! We enjoyed a relaxing 90 minute ride on the water. We learned about many of the homes and boats along the way. So glad we made time for this tour, and the little extra money we spent for the gondola (vs...More

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Roy C, General Manager at RiverFront Gondola Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Toth, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Glad Captain mike made your tour enjoyable. Being in a quite electric boat with only six persons on board certainly beats touring with a 100 + persons. Thanks again. Captain Roy Conklin GM

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818annap87
1 February 2018|
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Response from ChrisnPaulAP | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the 5pm so you will still get to enjoy the views before, during and after Sunset !! They allow you to bring food & drinks so grab a nice big bottle of Bubbly & some apps/snacks and enjoy~ Then you can go for... More
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Response from Donna R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Best to call. We were a party of four.
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Response from Ram P | Reviewed this property |
The tickets can be bought online with zerve or by phone. We actually bought the tickets 2 hours before the tour. We took the 3 pm tour the captain was very friendly and we enjoyed the tour. Their website is really good... More
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