Monday, August 22, 2011

Cruise "The Venice of America" on Fort Lauderdale's Famed Jungle Queen Riverboat

The 550-passenger Jungle Queen riverboat cruising the New River

Making its way through the intricate and tranquil Fort Lauderdale waterways

Fort Lauderdale is known as "The Venice of America"  because of its expansive and intricate canal systems along the New River.  So what better way to see this beautiful Floridian city than from the serenity of these waters? 

The 550-passenger Jungle Queen riverboat has been cursing the tranquil waterways of the New River for 65 years. While on board guests can view the ever-changing scenery, downtown Fort Lauderdale, and some of the Everglades, among other sites of interest. The Jungle Queen is the only cruise that goes up the historic New River, for the truest way to see Fort Lauderdale!

Jungle Queen offers two daily trips, a daytime Sightseeing Cruise and a nighttime Dinner Cruise. The Sightseeing Cruise departs daily from the Bahia Mar Yachting Center at 9:30am and 1:30pm. The All-You-Care-To-Eat BBQ Dinner Cruise departs from the same location at 6pm each evening. The Bahia Mar Yachting Center is located at 801 Seabreeze Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

The All-You-Care-To-Eat BBQ dinner with ribs, chicken, shrimp and more!

During the popular four-hour Dinner Cruise, guests will enjoy an All-You-Care-To-Eat BBQ dinner with ribs, chicken, shrimp and all the trimmings on Jungle Queen's private Tropical Isle. (Alcoholic beverages also available). The highlight of the evening is the hilarious Variety Review Show, where performers entertain with jokes, songs, puppets and witty commentary. While en route to the Tropical Isle guests will be able to take in the sights along the New River as the captain gives a pleasant and humorous commentary about the many interesting and beautiful sights along the way. 

One of the luxurious homes on Millionaire's Row
An impressive yacht docked outside a Millionaire's Row mansion

For those just wanting to sight-see, the three-hour Sightseeing Cruise allows guests to take in sites including downtown Fort Lauderdale, Millionaire's Row, home to some of the city's most famous residents and most lucrative real estate, and the city's yacht and mega-yacht storage basins. Fort Lauderdale is also considered the yachting capital of the world, with about 45,000 resident yachts and more than 100 marinas and boatyards.

Jungle Island's Indian Village
The vessel will then dock at the Jungle Queen Indian Village, a beautiful tropical island environment where guests can see macaws, rare plants and birds, and even take in an alligator wrestling show. On this lush island, guests will have a chance to learn about the history of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Florida's indigenous tribe.

One of the natives at Jungle Island's Indian Village 
A majestic male peacock at the Indian Village

For more information about Jungle Queen please visit or call 954-462-5596 or 305-947-6597.

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The best way to experience Fort Lauderdale is from aboard the Jungle Queen while cruising on the water

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