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Intracoastal Waterway Fort Lauderdale

Intracoastal Waterway Fort Lauderdale

Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Basics

Aside from serving as a means of transportation, the Intracoastal Waterway offers countless opportunities for recreation, especially in Fort Lauderdale's year-round sunshine. From classy dinner and sightseeing cruises to riverfront gondola tours, visitors can enjoy the water in whatever fashion floats their boat as they travel past forested coasts at Port Everglades; high-end real estate at the famous Millionaires Row; luxury resorts at Hyatt Pier; the drawbridge at the 17th Street Causeway; and the entertainment complex at the Las Olas Riverfront. Didn't pack your sea legs? The water-wary can opt for a walking or Segway tour along the coast, or even see the sights from above on a helicopter excursion over turquoise waters.

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90-Minute Snorkel & Seabob Underwater Guided Reef Tour in Fort Lauderdale
90-Minute Snorkel & Seabob Underwater Guided Reef Tour in Fort Lauderdale
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$139.10 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great
Life memorable experience, even though I don’t know swimming. Guide did an excellent job. At first I was very nervous going into the sea , but going with sea bob is quite safe.
Venkata_G, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Fort Lauderdale

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Safety first tour guide but so much fun !
Charlene_W, Jul 2021
Fort Lauderdale Segway Tour
The tour guide took our safety on the Segway’s very seriously . After we all understood the safety rules he was an awesome guide . It was fun and pleasant . I would recommend this tour !
star-5
best bang for your buck
James_M, Jun 2021
Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi - Daily Unlimited Hop On Hop Off
Spent the whole day cruising and sight seeing best value All the boats were clean and the crew narrated throughout the day
star-5
Must do!
Layla, Apr 2021
Fort Lauderdale Segway Tour
Jon was awesome!!!! Great experience! Highly recommend! Well organized. Safety above all. Funny. Pleasant experience.
star-4
Wife's Birthday
Donald_L, Oct 2021
4-Hour Day or Night-Time Reef Bottom Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale
The skipper and his crew were awesome little rough Seas but we had a great time. Very personable very helpful crew. Mate Rick was awesome
star-5
Awesome sailing adventure
Heather_H, Oct 2021
4-Hour Fort Lauderdale Sailing Charter
We had an amazing day on the water. Captain Charlie made the trip quite enjoyable with his humor, hospitality and knowledge of the water. Would definitely recommend this as fun day trip. We would book again next time we are in the area.
star-5
Fun filled day
Barbara_A, Oct 2021
Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi - Daily Unlimited Hop On Hop Off
Loved the water Taxi hop On and off . On the way coming back we had Mark who did the commentary, he was excellent. Fun packed day… highly recommend 💕
star-5
Definitely worth the $$
Amanda_S, Sep 2021
4-Hour Day or Night-Time Reef Bottom Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale
As a group of 3, with about 25+ other people on board.. the captain along with the 'Mates' were attentive, helpful & informative. The 'Mates' work for tips so feel free to ask any and all questions or if you'd rather be left alone, they won't mind leaving you to catch you fish. You could see some fish in the water and was able to catch multiple different species. 4hrs is plenty of time on the charter. Don't forget your sunscreen and make sure to grab beverages before you leave!
star-5
Great day on the Daffy with Captain Charlie
John_B, Sep 2021
4-Hour Fort Lauderdale Sailing Charter
Had fantastic day cruising with Captain Charlie and my wife loved the snorkeling adventure. As promised, we will be back for another visit with the Captain!
star-5
Super fun !!
Dana, Sep 2021
Private Millionaires Row Jet Ski Tour in Fort Lauderdale
Riding in the open ocean ! The beauty of the homes as we rode through the canal. The power of the wave runners !
star-5
Great time!
Jennifer_F, Sep 2021
4-Hour Shared Big Game Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale
I booked this tour for my husband and he had a wonderful time! Even caught a 7ft hammerhead shark! Tour guides were awesome. Highly recommend!
star-5
Solomon was a great tour...
Cortez_M, Oct 2021
Fort Lauderdale Segway Tour
Solomon was a great tour guide for me and my lady! Very gifted in his craft. Worth the visit forsure!
star-5
Awesome!
Michelle_G, Oct 2021
Fort Lauderdale Segway Tour
I really appreciated Solomon allowing us to stop and take breaks when necessary. It was a wonderful experience.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The waterway offers activity options for every type of traveler, from families to the adventurous solo explorer.

  • Book tickets for higher-end tours in advance, as limited-passenger options fill up more quickly than less exclusive tours.

  • Be sure to bring plenty of sun protection and dress for sunshine and ocean breezes.

  • Waterside restaurants are generally casual, but travelers should dress to impress at the fine dining establishments.

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How to Get There

Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal Waterway functions as the city's artery; it's impossible to miss. Aside from organized boat tours and sightseeing tours near the water, you can take a hop-on, hop-off water taxi through the city's canals and access 15 popular stops, including Seville Street Beach, Las Olas Boulevard, the Stranahan House, Bahia Mar Marina, and the Hilton Marina/Convention Center.

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When to Get There

Fort Lauderdale's tropical climate remains warm and wet year-round, with average highs of more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) for eight months of the year. Heat and humidity lovers will thrive from May to October; otherwise, opt for a winter or spring tour.

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Las Olas Boulevard

Las Olas Boulevard is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale along the Intracoastal Waterway. Home to dozens of stores,art galleries, two museums (the Museum of Discovery & Science and NSU Art Museum) and many of the city's best restaurants, shoppers and sightseers alike will want to make time in their itineraries to visit Las Olas.

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