Fort Lauderdale
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Our most recommended Fort Lauderdale Cruises & Boat Tours

  • Fort Lauderdale: Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruise

    1. Fort Lauderdale: Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruise

    Board the riverboat at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and embark on a 1.5-hour, fully narrated cruise. Explore Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, sailing along the historic New River. Marvel at Millionaire's Row, home to the city's rich and famous, and the spectacular mega-yachts. Enjoy soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks, which are available for purchase on board. Cruises sail in all weather conditions – rain or shine. Take in views of the city’s skyline, the world-famous Pier 66, Florida's White House, the Stanahan House (the oldest house in Fort Lauderdale), and gator country.

  • Fort Lauderdale: 4-Hour Deep Sea Drift Fishing Trip

    2. Fort Lauderdale: 4-Hour Deep Sea Drift Fishing Trip

    Set sail on board the Catch My Drift and fish off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a 4-hour morning, afternoon or evening fishing trip. The tour cost per person includes all rod and reel rental, bait and tackle. You will fish approximately 1 mile off the coast, where the ocean bottom drops off quickly to depths of up to 150 feet and the inside edge of the Gulfstream current provides perfect fishing conditions. On daytime trips, you will drift over the reefs, wrecks and rock piles of Fort Lauderdale, and fish for kingfish, tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, snapper, grouper, or whatever is biting. For added adventure, nighttime trips anchor up over a spot where the crew chum the water for snapper and grouper. Everything is included in the price; just bring along any food and drink you like. This is a fun trip for novice and experienced anglers, and the crew is there to help you 1-on-1 for...

    First time fishing for snappers; those suckers were hardest to get but I caught a few. Wasn’t keepers but the fact I had action and caught a few was good enough for me.

  • Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

    3. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

    Embark on a real adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and view this fascinating natural wonder from a unique perspective. Your tour will be guided by an experienced captain. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. On this tour, feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest. And don't forget, all airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the exhibit areas, where you can see a wealth of local and exotic wildlife.

    We saw a male alligator on our tour and it came right up beside our boat! What an experience for all ages!

  • Miami: Everglades Park Fan-Boat Tour and Animal Presentation

    4. Miami: Everglades Park Fan-Boat Tour and Animal Presentation

    Visit the Everglades, the largest national park in the USA, and discover a unique ecosystem with diverse flora and fauna. The Everglades National Park is home to more than 120 different species of trees, more than 300 species of birds, and countless snakes in the largest tropical wetlands in the world. Have the chance to see turtles, brown bears, foxes, and the Florida panther as well as numerous native tribes. The highlight of your trip is the speedy ride on an airboat. See crocodiles and alligators that only share a habitat in Florida, then learn more about these fascinating animals with an exciting animal show.

    We had a good time! It was not clear when booking that you would be on a shuttle bus with 75 other people and that you would spend 1 additional hour each way picking up and dropping off the other passengers. We booked our ticket with a transportation from our hotel. Just be sure when you book this option you know it is not a private car service to the Everglades. Other than the wasted 2 hours picking up and dropping off other passengers it was a good excursion. Thank you.

  • Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

    5. Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel or other location in the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami-Dade County area, and then travel by brand new sprinter-style vehicle to Everglades National Park. Appreciate the natural beauty of the area, and learn about its ecological importance. Join a naturalist guide on 2 different nature walks to learn about 3 different ecosystems of the park. Walk through a tropical hardwood hammock to admire the mature trees and beautiful plants and wildlife. Then, drive to the launch site of your 1-hour airboat ride, and glide through the grasses to see wild alligators up close in their natural environment. Visit an historic Miccosukee Indian village, exclusive to the airboat company, and learn about their special customs and way of life. Head back to your hotel at the end of your exhilarating airboat tour, better acquainted with the real Florida.

    Excellent tour with exceptional guide. Tammy was knowledgeable and keen to give everyone the best experience possible. The nature walk was fabulous and we saw many gators, turtles and birds. Wonderful airboat ride with Miccosukee guide was a bucket list activity for me. Loved it. Pickup and drop off to our door made this an easy and very pleasurable tour.

  • Fort Lauderdale: Intracoastal Waterway Party on a Cycleboat

    6. Fort Lauderdale: Intracoastal Waterway Party on a Cycleboat

    From the convenient meeting point, jump on board the cycleboat and bring whatever you want to eat and drink during the trip. The dedicated captain and crew will check you in and you'll will be underway for a boat tour like no other.   You will have the option to cycle or to simply kick back and relax. There will be a supply of coolers, party lights, and music. Along the way, you’ll stop at two bars to grab drinks or some food. The bars you stop at will be up to the group or the captain. You’ll then come back on board and return to the Riverside Hotel to be dropped off.

  • Fort Lauderdale: 1-Hour Family Pirate Adventure Cruise

    7. Fort Lauderdale: 1-Hour Family Pirate Adventure Cruise

    Start by arriving a half-hour early to get outfitted with pirate tattoos and a vest that will be returned at the end of the trip. Meet the captain and crew as they introduce you to the Pirate way of life. Follow the first mate to board the real U.S. Coast Guard certified pirate ship where you will learn everything you need to know to join the crew. Learn how to fire the water cannons as you navigate the Intracoastal Waterway to find the key to the treasure. Battle a villainous pirate to win back the key and leave with your share of the loot. Hear of the many tales of legendary pirates and keep a sharp eye out to spot the local wildlife.

    Great experience for the kids and the adults. The staff is excellent. True professionals. The kids loved it. Highly recommended!!! Worth every penny..

  • The Everglades: 1-Hour Airboat Night Tour

    8. The Everglades: 1-Hour Airboat Night Tour

    Join the action at Sawgrass on this thrilling 60-minute night-time airboat ride deep into The Everglades. Experience the nocturnal side of this vibrant ecosystem. You will board a powerful airboat deep in the night to seek out Florida's legendary reptile, the American Alligator. Sneak through The Everglades as you experience the thrill of this eco-system's abundant wildlife and explore the sights and sounds of nocturnal giants. Discover the mysteries of this rich river as you search for the telltale red glow from the eyes of these amazing predators. Slide over the sawgrass and cattails at an excess of 35 miles per hour and take in the wonderful array of flora and fauna.

    Didn’t see too many Alligators but it was a nice ride and the driver was very informative.

  • Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

    9. Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

    Embark on a 60-minute airboat tour of the Everglades and get to see all the wildlife, flora and fauna of this incredible ecosystem. During this tour, which is guided by an experienced Everglades captain, listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in the lush Everglades wilderness. Learn a wealth of other facts and information about the region. As well as catching a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water, all airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into an exhibit area. Here you can see and interact with reptiles, exotic wildlife, and the "swamp" yard. Choose how you would like to experience the Everglades. The Day Time tour explores this unique ecosystem in full daylight, perfect for getting clear views of the diverse wildlife. The Night Tour travels the dark river to seek out the sights and sounds of various creatures in...

    We rented our own boat and it was awesome!! The guide was very knowledagble, the kids had a blast, and we got to see lots of wildlife!

  • From Fort Lauderdale: Key West and Glass Bottom Boat

    10. From Fort Lauderdale: Key West and Glass Bottom Boat

    See Key West - the southernmost city in the US - by land and sea. Soak in the Caribbean atmosphere as you explore its many shops and restaurants before taking a boat ride to the third largest reef. Through the boat's glass bottom you can marvel at the colorful fish and corals. We'll cross 42 bridges and hop 32 islands before reaching Key West. Here street artists, outdoor cafes, and restaurants are waiting to enchant you. After you have explored Key West on your own, we will take you on a three-hour glass bottom boat ride to the coral reef, just off Key West. It is is the third largest reef in the world and home to a variety of plants and animals. You will marvel at the brilliant colors of the fish and the coral formations on this enchanting boat tour.

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What people are saying about Fort Lauderdale

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 40 reviews

First time fishing for snappers; those suckers were hardest to get but I caught a few. Wasn’t keepers but the fact I had action and caught a few was good enough for me.

Great experience for the kids and the adults. The staff is excellent. True professionals. The kids loved it. Highly recommended!!! Worth every penny..

The tour was just the right length and the guide was knowledgeable.

the hosts are very friendly. I really liked the experience.

Great experience for the whole family, highly recommended