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Fort Lauderdale by Water

By Viator, July 2018

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Located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, Fort Laurderdale is home to an array of exciting water activities and excursions. Whether you’re looking to explore subtropical wetlands, lay on the beach, spot manatees, or enjoy good food and entertainment aboard a relaxing cruise, it can all be done in Fort Lauderdale. To help you plan your aquatic adventure in the city, here are some recommendations.

Water Taxi Journeys
It's possible to explore the city by water taxi, similar to a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. The taxi takes passengers along the "Venice of America" with the option to get off at 12 different stops along the waterfront. Stops include Beach Place Beach, Seville Street Beach, Las Olas Riverfront, Bahia Mar, and the 15th Street Fisheries. Best of all, your ticket allows you to get on and off the water taxi as many times as you want.

Riverboat Experiences
A popular experience for visitors, riverboat cruises take place along Fort Lauderdale's New River. Opt for a dinner and comedy show experience with an all-you-can-eat meal of barbecue ribs, chicken, and shrimp set aboard an old-fashioned riverboat gliding along with views of the city skyline, or a wildlife-viewing riverboat cruise with a stop at the Jungle Queen Indian Village to see monkeys, macaws, and colorful birds.

Airboat Adventures
Set right outside the city are the Everglades, a natural region of subtropical wetlands filled with wildlife, diverse landscapes, and unique ecosystems. Explore the area via an airboat cruise from Fort Lauderdale that will allow you to cruise along mangrove-lined waters to spot manatees, dolphins, and osprey and take in the natural scenery.

Tours & Tickets

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Jungle Queen Riverboat Dinner Cruise and Show, Fort Lauderdale, null
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Jungle Queen Riverboat Dinner Cruise and Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 298 Reviews

Join us for an entertaining and relaxing fully narrated cruise down the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale's historic New River. See Millionaire's ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.95
Grand Bahama Round-Trip Ferry Ride from Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Dinner Cruises
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Grand Bahama Round-Trip Ferry Ride from Fort Lauderdale

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

Spend a day in paradise on the Caribbean island of Grand Bahama, situated just 3.5 hours away from Fort Lauderdale. With this Same Day round-trip ferry ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise, Fort Lauderdale, Day Trips
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Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 177 Reviews

Cruise the waterways of Fort Lauderdale's New River on a riverboat for and stop at the Jungle Queen's beautiful tropical island environment where you'll see ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.91
Day Trip to Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Day Cruises
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Day Trip to Key West

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 52 Reviews

Take a day trip from Fort Lauderdale to Key West by bus and enjoy a fun Caribbean atmosphere, street artists, outdoor cafés and more. Key West’s leafy and ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.00
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Riverfront Cruises Venice of America Tour, Fort Lauderdale, Day Trips
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Riverfront Cruises Venice of America Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

Hop aboard a sleek boat and cruise along Fort Lauderdale’s stunning marinas and riverfront on this 1.5-hour ride. You’ll see this tropical city from a new and ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.00
60-Minute Everglades Airboat Tour and Gator Boys Alligator Rescue Show, Fort Lauderdale, Day Cruises
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60-Minute Everglades Airboat Tour and Gator Boys Alligator Rescue Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Explore the Florida Everglades at Everglades Holiday Park. Glide across the River of Grass on an hour-long airboat tour with the most knowledgeable Gladesmen ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.99
Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Airboat Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 208 Reviews

Explore the wilderness of the Everglades on a full day adventure from Ft Lauderdale. With your naturalist guide, take a thrilling airboat tour in Everglades ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $159.00
Everglades VIP Tour with Transportation Included, Fort Lauderdale, Eco Tours
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Everglades VIP Tour with Transportation Included

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Explore the Florida Everglades as you glide across the River of Grass on an hour-long airboat tour with the most knowledgeable Gladesmen in South Florida. ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure, Fort Lauderdale, Airboat Tours
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 91 Reviews

For a truly special Florida Everglades airboat tour, splash out on a private airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park. You’ll see Florida gators and other ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.27
Fort Lauderdale Daily Sightseeing Cruise, Fort Lauderdale, Airboat Tours
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Fort Lauderdale Daily Sightseeing Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Welcome aboard the Carrie B, offering three daily sightseeing cruises at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.95

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