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water taxi vs riverfront cruise - Ft Lauderdale

Next week my wife and I will be in Fort Lauderdale for a cruise. Because of a late departure we cannot embark until 3 pm so we have a number of hours to see some of the city.

We want to do either the FL Water Taxi or the Riverfront Cruises Venice of America tour. I know about each from online and phone calls to each vendor. But, my question is -- has anyone gone on both water tours and which one is better?

I know there are lots of reviews for each individually, but comparing the two is what I would like to know. Primarily the captain's narration and sites to view. Which one did you like better and why? Thanks for your help! Ted

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We have not taken Riverfront Cruises Venice of America. Sorry that we can't give you a direct comparison. We have, however, taken the water taxi, thoroughly enjoyed it and will probably do so again. I like the hop on hop off aspect of it, the frequency of the schedules, and the fact that your fare is good for all day.

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We have been to Ft. L several times and it has a nice beach. However, frankly, I don't see the appeal of either one of these tours. Ft. L is not Venice.