Jungle Queen Riverboat: A Fort Lauderdale Tradition
The Jungle Queen dinner cruise experience has been a Fort Lauderdale institution since 1945. Take the kids and board the historic river boat on a three-hour cruise through downtown Ft. Lauderdale to a tropical island. You'll see gorgeous views of the Fort Lauderdale skyline, jumping dolphins, and gorgeous mansions. The staff is super friendly, and the captain will entertain you with corny jokes as he narrates the entire tour. Once you disembark, you'll greet the drawbridge operators and the island locals.
Dinner is served on the boats tropical isle. The barbecue restaurant serves southern comfort food like ribs, chicken, shrimp, salad, coffee cake, and drinks.
The island features exotic birds, beautiful trees, iguanas, and foliage.
After dinner, there's a variety show with playful comedians and music.
"Everything is a little bit of a surprise," says Jerry Faber, owner and manager of the Jungle Queen. "There's a lot of different things that happen every time the ship sails, it's great for the whole family."