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Intracoastal Waterway Fort Lauderdale Tours

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Intracoastal Waterway Fort Lauderdale
Long disparaged as Miami's lesser northern neighbor, Fort Lauderdale has recently come into its own with a renovated waterfront, a burgeoning culinary scene, and beaches worthy of palm-swept daydreams bringing rightful attention to the Venice of America. Stretching 3,000 miles (4,800 km) between the United States' Atlantic and Gulf coasts, the city's Intracoastal Waterway provides easy access to maritime activities and on-shore attractions along the 300 miles of inland canals that wind through south Florida's unmistakable sky-high resorts and Everglades ecosystem.

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.

  • 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.


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.

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

Address: Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Intracoastal Waterway Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale Family Pirate CruiseDay Cruises

Fort Lauderdale Family Pirate Cruise

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Set sail for adventure on this exciting, interactive pirate cruise along Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway. This spirited 1-hour excursion is fun for the whole family. Help find the hidden treasure, learn to talk and dress like a pirate with face painting and temporary tattoos and fend off the attacks of rival pirates with onboard water cannons. Kids receive a pirate certificate and bag of loot to take home. This tour is great for birthday parties, group field trips or just a day of fun on the high seas.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Classic Fort Lauderdale Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Classic Fort Lauderdale Bike Tour

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Pedal through Fort Lauderdale’s scenic waterfront neighborhoods on a 2-hour bicycle tour with an experienced guide. Cruise past rows of swaying palms on the Riverwalk, and learn about the city’s trading post origins at the historic Stranahan House. See the best places to eat, drink and shop like a local along Las Olas Boulevard then visit a lush park, an entertainment district and a glamorous riverside neighborhood. Enjoy a leisurely pace, with time to stop for snacks, drinks and photos.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Seven Isles of Fort Lauderdale Kayak TourNature and Wildlife

Seven Isles of Fort Lauderdale Kayak Tour

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Our most popular tour in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Venetian Isles. You will see a combination of mansions, mega yachts, sail boats, marine & bird life and hidden little secrets on this paddle trip. This is rated as an easy leisure paddle while soaking up the sunshine.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing ChartersPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing Charters

Whether you’re brand new to fishing or looking to sharpen your skills, this Fort Lauderdale fishing charter helps you reel in a catch. Sail down the calm Intracoastal Waterway along with a licensed captain who leads you to the best spots around for trout, yellowtail, snapper, and more—all using provided equipment.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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1 Hr Jet Ski Rental through the Venice of AmericaPrivate and Luxury

1 Hr Jet Ski Rental through the Venice of America

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Booking with Beach Ventures is very easy, we treat our customers like family. We provide you with everything you need and make sure you are comfortable during the entire rental. Renting our jet skis and driving trough the inland water ways is extremely fun and a must do activity while visiting. You can see lots of high dollar mansion and unbelievable yachts during this excursion.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Hollywood Beach Segway Tour4WD Tours

Hollywood Beach Segway Tour

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Experience the Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood Beach areas of Florida like never before on this entertaining 1- or 2-hour guided, small-group Segway tour. In a small group limited to just eight people, cruise down the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk and past the historic Garfield Street Paddleboard Courts. Then check out the Intracoastal Waterway and Dania Beach Pier. Guided Segway training, plus a helmet and safety equipment are included.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Pompano Beach Sunset Dinner TourHalf-day Tours

Pompano Beach Sunset Dinner Tour

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Eat dinner, grab a drink, and watch the sunset with this Pompano Beach culinary tour. As you stroll along the Intracoastal Waterway with a guide, stop for five tastings from the area’s most-loved restaurants—enough for a hearty meal, plus drinks. Learn about the town’s history and main sights between stops for extra value.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Yacht Cruise through Fort LauderdaleDay Cruises

Private Yacht Cruise through Fort Lauderdale

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All of our cruises are private and custom. Cruise Fort Lauderdale in Style aboard a 690 Marquis. Most affordable luxury yacht cruise in Fort Lauderdale. It is Your unique adventure. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, corporate event, proposal. Great for Families, Couples, and Groups. Spend a relaxing day on the water sightseeing, soaking up the sun, or watching the sunset.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

3 Hour All Inclusive 007 Millionaires Row Jet Ski Adventure Fort LauderdaleHalf-day Tours

3 Hour All Inclusive 007 Millionaires Row Jet Ski Adventure Fort Lauderdale

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Experience 3 Hours Riding the Middle River, New River, Venice Of America Canals, Millionaires Row, Atlantic Ocean, and Fort Lauderdale's Intracoastal Waterways. Guides point our Celebrity Homes and Historical Sights on the amazing excursion that allows you to see Mansions and Mega-yachts as close as you can get. Plus, ride the newest 2019 Yamaha Wave Runners at top speeds allowable. We can customize to alter routes to suit your adventurous needs.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Venice Of America Jet Ski Tour AdventurePrivate and Luxury

Venice Of America Jet Ski Tour Adventure

The 2 Hour Adventure is an abbreviation of our All Inclusive Adventure without Port Everglades and the Ocean. For those who want a calmer experience; we offer a relaxing experience cruising the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Waterways. We head towards Victoria Park and the World Famous “Venice Of America” Canals. As we journey into the New River we will pass under Las Olas which boast Shoppes, Sidewalk Cafes, Art Galleries, and Landscaping only found here. Next is Dowtown Riverwalk including The Harry Potter House, Bugsy Siegle, Huizinga Estate, and Cape Fear. For those who prefer, we can bypass this and squeeze in some Ocean Fun by request. We may take a break at the Sand Bar where any given day 1000's of Vessels can be seen having a giant floating party with views extending all the way to Port Everglades and the Ocean. Our Journey back to the docks will include cruising thru the Inteacoastal Waterways running paralele to A1A and the famous Fort Lauderdale Beach Resorts.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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