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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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1-Hour Interactive Pirate Adventure Cruise in Fort Lauderdale (Family-Friendly)

1-Hour Interactive Pirate Adventure Cruise in Fort Lauderdale (Family-Friendly)

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Set sail for adventure on this exciting, interactive Pirate Adventure 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.04
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$23.04
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4-Hour Day or Night-Time Reef Bottom Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

4-Hour Day or Night-Time Reef Bottom Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

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This Fort Lauderdale half-day trip is an excellent introduction to deep sea fishing. Cruise past the mansions on "Millionaire’s Row" on the way to the first line-in spot, then get ready to reel. Mates are on hand at all times to offer tips and help with baiting. Back at the marina, they’ll also clean your fish and offer suggestions of local restaurants that will prepare your catch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.57
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Fort Lauderdale Segway Tour

Fort Lauderdale Segway Tour

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Glide through Fort Lauderdale’s downtown, residential, and beachside routes on this entertaining guided Segway tour. Learn about Fort Lauderdale’s celebrity mansions, yachts, and hot spots on a 5- or 10-mile loop around the city. Segway training, helmet, and safety equipment are included. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group experience limited to eight people per guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.13
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$64.13

Classic Fort Lauderdale Bike Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Seven Isles of Fort Lauderdale Kayak Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67
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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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A combination of Jet Skiing, snorkeling, and scuba diving, the SEABOB is a truly remarkable experience that lets you swim with the fishes quietly and safely. After a short gear fitting and training session on the SEABOB, explore three local reefs where you can dive up to eight feet and see a variety of aquatic sea life.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$139.10
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1-Hour Jet Ski Rental in Fort Lauderdale (holds 1 or 2 people)

1-Hour Jet Ski Rental in Fort Lauderdale (holds 1 or 2 people)

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Complete your trip to Fort Lauderdale with a 1-Hour Jet Ski Rental, which can hold up to 1 or 2 passengers per jet ski. Cruise through 5-7 miles along the Intracoastal Waterway and see spectacular views of "Millionaire's Row," home of the mansions owned by the city's richest residents. You're also likely to cruise alongside some of the mega yachts or cruise ships navigating through the waterways. Included with your rental is the use of a Jet Ski for 1 hour (holds 1-2 people), Life Jackets, Dry Bags to store phone and other personal belongings, and Bonus Photos of your group taken by our staff members with you on the Jet Ski.
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  • 1 hour
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$95.00
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$95.00
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4-Hour Customizable Fort Lauderdale Sailing Charter with Snorkeling & Swimming

4-Hour Customizable Fort Lauderdale Sailing Charter with Snorkeling & Swimming

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Enjoy some time on the water with this 4-Hour Half Day Sailing Charter located in Fort Lauderdale. Your sail is entirely customizable, and travelers have the option to use their time docked or sailing out to sea. Once on the water, sit back and relax or jump in for a quick swim or make use of the provided snorkeling equipment. Your boat will have everything needed to spend time on the water: shaded seating areas, Bluetooth music player, a place to keep all your refrigerated food (you're welcome to bring your own food & beverages), a fresh water shower after swimming in the ocean, snorkeling and other water activity equipment, and an experienced boat Captain. Perhaps you want to take a turn at the wheel to sail the boat? The Captain would be happy to offer some instructions so you can have this new experience. Cruise by the mega mansions of the city's millionaires, luxurious yachts, spectacular cruise ships, and playful dolphins; manatees; turtles; or porpoises swimming by.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
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Hollywood Beach Segway Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.15
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$64.15

8-Hour Customizable Fort Lauderdale Sailing Charter with Snorkeling & Swimming

8-Hour Customizable Fort Lauderdale Sailing Charter with Snorkeling & Swimming

Enjoy some time on the water with this 8-Hour Full Day Sailing Charter located in Fort Lauderdale. Your sail is entirely customizable, and travelers have the option to use their time docked or sailing out to sea. Once on the water, sit back and relax or jump in for a quick swim or make use of the provided snorkeling equipment. Your boat will have everything needed to spend time on the water: shaded seating areas, Bluetooth music player, a place to keep all your refrigerated food (you're welcome to bring your own food & beverages), a fresh water shower after swimming in the ocean, snorkeling and other water activity equipment, and an experienced boat Captain. Perhaps you want to take a turn at the wheel to sail the boat? The Captain would be happy to offer some instructions so you can have this new experience. Cruise by the mega mansions of the city's millionaires, luxurious yachts, spectacular cruise ships, and playful dolphins; manatees; turtles; or porpoises swimming by.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00
Price varies by group size
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Private 8-Hour Big Game Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Private 8-Hour Big Game Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

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This Private 8-Hour Deep Sea Fishing Charter is a big game adventure. This trip departs from Fort Lauderdale and catches the biggest fish in South Florida. We're versatile in the techniques we use and we have all the time in the world to try a few different styles. Monster shark fishing, offshore mahi and tuna fishing, kite fishing for sailfish, hitting the wrecks for big bottom dwellers, you name it and we can do it. This is our best and most popular trip and the possibilities are endless. Target Big Game include Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, Sharks, Blue Marlin, White Marlin.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,253.21
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Private 4-Hour Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Private 4-Hour Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

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This Private Small Group 4-Hour Inshore Fishing Charter is perfect for those light tackle fishermen who prefer staying on the inshore waters, rather than going out to the deep sea. On our inshore fishing trips, we fish around the bridges, fish cleaning docks, jetties that line the inlet, mangrove trees and other spots that we like to fish. Target species are Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Tarpon, Snook, Sharks, Goliath Grouper and more. We generally try to use light tackle to catch these fish. The nice thing about fishing the Intracoastal Waterway is that the ocean is always calm, even when it is windy, so you don’t have to worry about seasickness. While there is more variety to be caught fishing offshore Fort Lauderdale in the deep sea, there are many species that can only be caught in the shallow waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. Day trips tend to be best for action, night trips may lack in action but may yield the elusive silver king AKA tarpon.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$544.88
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Private Swordfishing Day or Night-Time Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Private Swordfishing Day or Night-Time Charter in Fort Lauderdale

This Private Small-Group Swordfish Deep Sea Charter in Fort Lauderdale is a great trip for big game enthusiasts and when it all comes together can be the best fishing trip of your entire life. Swordfish are a once in a lifetime fish and are the ultimate fish to catch! Talk about adrenaline rush, Swordfish can get anywhere from 60-300lbs catching one is a feat. It requires it's own charter one where we go out way past the normal bounds of fishing grounds and we dedicate the whole trip to swordfishing. We also have the opportunity to catch mahi mahi, sharks & even marlin when we're trolling offshore to the fishing grounds. Day-time (10hours) and night-time (8 hours) charters are available and are completely different experiences based on fishing technique.
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  • 10 hours
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$1,580.13
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4-Hour Shared Big Game Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

4-Hour Shared Big Game Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

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Head out to sea on this 4-Hour Big Game Deep Sea Fishing Charter departing from Fort Lauderdale. The captain will take the group to do some trolling, live baiting and maybe some shipwreck fishing. We adapt to whatever the conditions are that day and fish for the biggest and most fish we can catch. Take a ride out to the Atlantic Ocean and fish for the big game sportfish such as mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo, king mackerel, sailfish, game sharks and many others you might get lucky enough to catch. This is a public fishing charter, so your group may be paired together with a few other people (never more than 6).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.16
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$196.16
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Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing Charters

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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$599.35
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Private 18ft Electric Boat Rental or Tour in Fort Lauderdale with Captain

Private 18ft Electric Boat Rental or Tour in Fort Lauderdale with Captain

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Cruise the intracoastal waterways of Fort Lauderdale without noise or fumes in one of our Duffy eco-friendly electric boats. Tour on your own, or hire our captain to drive you around and give you an entertaining, informative Tour. Ecoboats provides a unique way to celebrate special occasions, gather with friends, visit dockside restaurants and bars, or watch the sunset. Our boats can accommodate up to 10 adults, have a full canopy rooftop, window enclosures, and a CD player with an aux cord. So don’t forget to bring along your favorite playlist! We offer 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6-hour rental options. Perfect experience for Private Groups up to 10 passengers. We strive to make this planet a better place by protecting Florida’s wildlife and the environment with our Duffy boats. We look forward to having you on board! We strive to make this planet a better place by protecting Florida’s wildlife and the environment with our Duffy boats. We look forward to having you on board!
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.49
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$219.49
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Private 21ft Electric Boat Rental or Tour in Fort Lauderdale with Captain

Private 21ft Electric Boat Rental or Tour in Fort Lauderdale with Captain

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Boat tours only travel where they’ve already planned to go, which means you can sometimes miss out on certain areas. Opt for this Fort Lauderdale Electric Boat Rental and explore at your own pace, or opt for having a Captain on board who can provide an informative Narrated Tour for your group. Plus, this rental provides a private atmosphere for up to 12 people and offers multiple rental options.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$318.26
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3 Hour All Inclusive 007 Millionaires Row Jet Ski Adventure Fort Lauderdale

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$306.67
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2 Hour Venice Of America Jet Ski Adventure & Exploration Tour of Fort Lauderdale

2 Hour Venice Of America Jet Ski Adventure & Exploration Tour of Fort Lauderdale

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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. 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. IMPORTANT: IF born before Jan 1, 1988 boaters license is required by State law
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.00
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