Signing up for a boat tour is a great way to see your surroundings. From traditional sightseeing excursions to fishing charters to excursions based on themed boats, Fort Lauderdale boat operators offer a variety of ways to get out on the water. Among the most popular travel destinations are:
Booking a cruise with Carrie B Cruises is a great way to experience Fort Lauderdale’s waterways in a narrated fashion. The sightseeing excursions offered by Carrie B Cruises travel along the Intracoastal Waterway and New River, passing Port Everglades and Millionaires Row (a waterfront area in the Las Olas Isles neighborhood) along the way.
Family reviewers love Bluefoot Pirate Adventures’ exploration of Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway. Pirate-inspired captains and guides with names such as Barnacle Bill and Cannonball Kiki accompany all outings that last a little more than an hour.
As part of its range of Fort Lauderdale tours, Spirit Yacht Charters, also known as Tropical Sailing, offers snorkeling trips and opportunities to play on water slides and trampolines. As you gaze at Millionaires Row’s lavish homes, enjoy soothing music and cold beverages during Spirit Yacht Charters’ popular “Cast Away the Day Sunset Cruise.”
The Atlantic Ocean is easily accessible from Fort Lauderdale, making it a popular spot for fishing. Choose Top Shot Sportfishing to catch everything from sailfish to barracudas. Charter fishing trips last from four to eight hours, with departure times varying by excursion.
Airboat rides near Sawgrass Recreation Park: If you don’t plan on visiting Sawgrass Recreation Park, travelers recommend opting for an airboat tour. As you navigate the Everglades on these smaller boats, you can view alligators as you explore parts of the Everglades inaccessible to larger vessels
A cruise with Jungle Queen Riverboat will appeal to visitors who are looking for a unique spin on traditional sightseeing tours. It is known that these excursions take place on classic riverboats, which is what the company’s name implies.
Guests have recommended booking the basic tour, which lets you explore the New River and Millionaires Row for one-and-a-half hours