All You Can Eat BBQ Dinner and Show at Tropical Isle with Sightseeing Cruise
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877 Ratings
Fort Lauderdale
Join a narrated cruise on Fort Lauderdale's New River, enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner, live entertainment, and a variety show on a tropical isle.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Jungle Queen Riverboat - The Jungle Queen departs the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and takes you on a fully narrated cruise down the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale’s New River, sailing through Millionaire’s Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief.
  • Jungle Queen Riverboat - When you arrive at our tropical isle, you’ll be treated to an All-You-Can-Eat Dinner featuring barbeque baby back ribs, barbeque chicken and all the fixing’s and to boot we offer live entertainment during dinner
  • Jungle Queen Riverboat - After dinner you will be treated to an entertaining and laugh out loud variety show featuring comedian, jugglers, ventriloquists, singing, magicians and our world famous Polynesian Revue.
  • Jungle Queen Riverboat - After Dinner and Show at our Tropical Isle, you will take a leisurely cruise back to our Home Port at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.
  • Stranahan House - Stranahan House is the home of Fort Lauderdale pioneers Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Built in 1901 as a trading post and converted into a residence for the Stranahans in 1906, the house is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County.
  • Colee Hammock Park - Colee Hammock Park is a peaceful little spot on the water near Las Olas Boulevard. It is beautiful to look past the tall, old trees and shady lawn to the blue of the water beyond and the boats gliding by. Mansions line the shore of the waterway, making for a nice view. Couples sit on the benches enjoying the serenity.
  • Riverside Hotel Fort Lauderdale - The recently renovated historic hotel was built in the 1930s. It is located on trendy Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, adjacent to shops and restaurants and less than 3 miles from the beach.
  • NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale - Founded in 1958, NSU Art Museum is a premier destination for exhibitions and programs encompassing all facets of civilization’s visual history.
    The Museum is the hub of the South Florida Art Coast, situated midway between Miami and Palm Beach in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. Its distinctive modernist building, which opened in 1986 was designed by the renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. Located in Fort Lauderdale’s active Arts and Entertainment District, the Museum is a short walk to the shops, restaurants and galleries of vibrant Las Olas Boulevard as well as to the picturesque Riverwalk waterfront promenade.
What's Included
  • Private transportation
  • Fully narrated cruise down the ‘Venice of America,’ Fort Lauderdale’s New River
  • On-board restrooms
  • America’s Oldest Running Variety show
  • Dinner
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (available for purchase on board and on island)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking Fee at the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting center
Additional Information

Join us for an entertaining and relaxing fully narrated cruise down the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale’s historic New River.

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See Millionaire’s Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief. The cruise takes you to our own tropical isle where you will feast on an all you can eat BBQ baby back ribs and chicken dinner with all the fixins’ whilst enjoying Live entertainment. After dinner, you will be treated to an entertaining, exciting and laugh out loud variety show in our Amphitheater. Be sure to take a few minutes to tour our beautiful tropical isle with lush foliage, exotic animals, and yummy soft-serve ice cream at our gift shop. Don’t forget to visit our gift shop before you leave. At the end of the evening, you will board the ship for a beautiful and serene ride back down the New River to the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

  • Maximum number of passengers is 385
  • All of the Jungle Queen boats are specially designed for sightseeing, pleasure, and have on-board rest room facilities.
  • Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guests should arrive at the dock 45 minutes prior to sailing
Location
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Seabreeze Boulevard
After parking, please meet at Pier Dock D located within the main entry of Bahia Mar Hotel on the southwest side of the marina. Parking is available at the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to departure in order to find parking and get on the boat on time.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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(877 Ratings)
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Tlausenbaugh
Jun 30, 2024
Worth the money! - My husband and I took our 3 teenage children on the dinner cruise while vacationing in Fort Lauderdale. Boarding was smooth, the trip to the island was interesting, as you get to see the beautiful houses and yachts along the way. The Captain did a great job of telling us what we were looking at. When we got to the island, there was quick & easy seating. Restrooms were clean and easily accessible. There was plenty of food (chicken strips, BBQ ribs, fries, coleslaw, and cornbread). The show was entertaining and the trip back was relaxing. Here's a tip - get there an hour early for easy parking and prime seat selection. Our cruise left at 6pm, we arrived about 5:15pm and the top-level was mostly full. We got 5 front seats together on the lower level, but people who were arriving later had to search for seats together. Enjoy!
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Laura_d
Jun 29, 2024
Highly recommend - Great time! The tour guide was excellent. The food was amazing, best ribs I’ve had! Show and atmosphere was great. Worth every penny! Definitely recommend!
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Barbara_d
Jun 23, 2024
Jungle queen - Riverboat tour was awesome, food was great, the Polynesian show was very entertaining Xxx. Xxx. Cxxx
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Matthewfs2342uo
Jun 22, 2024
Great family outing - Great thing to do with a family, especially young kids. The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable of Fort Lauderdale and all the mansions and yachts we saw along the way. Island was really neat and food was good for what it was.
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Remus_r
Jul 1, 2024
Worth it. - Great entertainment and well coordinated. We all had a good and memorable experience. My only complaint was that they automatically add 15 percent gratuity to every transaction without being up front about it. So if you are buying ice cream for the kids, or a drink at the bar, 15% percent gratuity is already tacked on and you still get the screen to add more.
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Celeste_s
Jun 24, 2024
Ok excursion - Very nice excursion. The ferry boat was a nice and informative ride. The food was ok. Advertisement said all uou can eat ribs and chicken. It was chicken tenders that was fried to hard. The rest of the sides were ok. Good experience overall. Just need better food.
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Tyronnia
Jun 30, 2024
Chill Cruise - This is really a nice relaxing and enjoyable tour cruise. Justin was fantastic and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history of Fort Lauderdale. The Captain was excellent-smooth sailing. Trey, the bartender was pleasant as well; serving up drinks and Gatorade (I was a touch dehydrated) with a smile. The island was nice, lots of history noted. Animals were there and relaxing in the evening. We enjoyed the show and appreciated the crowd participation. We were able to snag some chairs in the back row vs. sit on the benches. Island and dining staff were all pleasant , courteous and helpful. The singer at dinner gave a us some soulful vibes. However, the food. The tenders were dry and over cooked. Ribs ok but a little bland- bbq sauce and n the table helped a little. Fries were ok, but if you wanted a drink other than water, soda or tea- that’s extra. I read other reviews and saw they used to offer wings and legs. I think this would be better to add with the tenders. I also feel soft drinks and tea should be included with the lunch/dinner. Overall we would do this again but just the sight-seeing tour. With snacks and drinks on the bar.
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Naudin_p
Jun 28, 2024
I would do it again but it’s lacking to recommend it to others. - The narrated cruise was nice. The experience as a whole was pleasant cause we were with family but the BBQ was not as expected.
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Valhk3020rw
Jun 25, 2024
Nice evening but different from last time - We went on the Jungle Queen recently for our third time in as many years and had a good time. The boat ride to the "Island" was fun with commentary on the mansions and yachts we passed. They've updated the grounds which look really nice but the seat benches are still uncomfortable to sit on. The menu has changed with chicken strips now instead of wings, legs, etc. but I still enjoyed it. (I know every restaurant is trying to save $). The wait staff was great. The show was cute and consisted of just Hawaiian dancers. I do remember having more fun watching the show last time I was here because there were different types of acts that had a lot of audience participation in addition to the dancers. Maybe they were off that night. They do have extras you can order like ice cream and cocktails. (a bit pricey). The ride back was fun. We paid for parking on the boat, $13. Overall it was a nice evening out despite the heat and price point.
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David_e
Jun 22, 2024
Horrible experience and false advertising - Took family for all you can eat and spent 280$ for a total of 3 chicken tenders and half a rack of ribs to split between 4 people. Server never came to table I complained to management and they offered alcohol and ice cream don’t drink so went to get free ice cream for kids and ice cream was out of service two of us didn’t eat because they never got there chicken and they don’t eat pork. The two of us that did eat the pork ribs ended up with diarrhea and for me I was throwing up and diarrhea the next morning. Tried calling jungle queen next morning and no pick up and voicemail full
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