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Sightseeing Cruise + Island Experience

Your Jungle Queen experience starts with a fully narrated sightseeing cruise down Fort Lauderdale’s New River, “The Venice of America”.

You’ll learn the history of the luxurious homes lining Millionaire’s Row. Glide alongside the spectacular mega yachts of the rich and famous, and admire gorgeous flora and fauna native to South Florida.

During the sightseeing cruise, visit our full liquor bar, offering  signature cocktails.

After your tour, you will arrive at our extraordinary private island where you will be treated to all-you-can-eat BBQ, featuring savory, unlimited fall-off-the-bone baby-back ribs, hand-battered chicken tenders, French fries, freshly made coleslaw, corn on the cob, and cornbread. 

For our Vegan/Vegetarian guests, we offer Vegetable and Tofu skewers, served over brown rice. (Our menu offers no gluten-free options)

After dinner, explore the island and get ready for our Polynesian extravaganza, “Ignite the Night”! This show features Polynesian Hula and fire dancers, fire eaters, drummers and more. 

To end the evening, hop back aboard the Jungle Queen Riverboat for the serene and relaxing cruise back to your starting point.

Need a photo for social media? Please don’t hesitate to ask any member of our crew—they love to help you capture these “forever” memories! Don’t forget to tag us @junglequeenriverboats #JungleQueen.


Tropical Adventure Itinerary

  • 6:00 PM
    Riverboat Departure to Private Island (45-min Sightseeing Cruise through the Fort Lauderdale New River)
  • 7:00 PM
    Arrive at the Island for Dinner 
  • 8:00 PM
    “Ignite the Night” Polynesian Show
  • 9:00 PM
    Riverboat Departure
  • 10:00 PM
    Arrival back at Bahia Mar Yachting Center 

Weekly Schedule

The Tropical Island Dinner, Show & Sightseeing Cruise departs every Tuesday – Sunday at 6:00 PM SHARP.

Please arrive 45 minutes before departure to arrange parking and boarding.

About the Vessel

Jungle Queen Riverboat at sunset on New River Ft Lauderdale

Jungle Queen Riverboat holds up to 385 passengers on the upper and lower deck levels. A full bar is available, along with snacks.

Full lavatories onboard.

Route Map

Route Map

Cruise Details

All cruises sail from Bahia Mar Yachting Center on A1A.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

Please click here to book now or call 954-462-5596 to book over the phone.

The cruise lasts approximately 4 hours. The length of the tour may vary on occasion due to weather conditions, and/or traffic on waterways


Parking is available at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center at the same address as the Jungle Queen.

Parking will be $13.00 per vehicle and will need to pay for parking on the Jungle Queen Riverboat.

There is also public Ft Lauderdale metered parking.


Boarding starts approximately forty-five (45) minutes before departure.


The ship departs at 6:00 PM SHARP. Please arrive 45 minutes early.


The cruise returns to the Bahia Mar Yachting Center at approximately 10 PM.

Important Notices

To ensure you arrive in time, we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before your cruise departure time to allow for traffic, parking, purchasing tickets, or exchanging your vouchers for boarding passes and boarding.

When you purchase tickets online you will be sent an email with a confirmation number & barcode. If you have the barcode and can show it on a mobile device, upon arrival you may proceed to the boat to check in.

If you can not show the barcode on a mobile device, please print the email confirmation with barcode and proceed to the boat to check in upon arrival.


  • Cancelation over 24 hours: Full refund
  • Cancelation within 24 hours: Option to rebook or receive a credit for a future cruise.
  • There are no refunds for cruises canceled within 24 hours by the guest
  • Should you arrive past 5:50pm and cannot board the cruise, you will receive a credit towards a future date.


If a cruise is canceled by Jungle Queen, guests will have the option to receive either a full refund or a future cruise credit.

No weapons are permitted on the boat.

No food or beverages are permitted to be brought onto the boat.

Infants (under 2 years of age) must be in our passenger count. When making a reservation, please indicate you have an infant accompanying you.

Should you have any questions please call or email us.

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