With the Intracoastal waterway and a huge network of canals that connect it’s upscale neighborhoods, Fort Lauderdale is called the Venice of America. You can get almost anywhere you want go by boat, whether it be restaurants, your home on the water, hotels and condominiums, beaches and even the cruise port. There is so much to see and do that you can only do by boat. From Intracoastal cruises along Millionaire’s Row, to visiting the Ft Lauderdale sandbar, to hitting up our waterfront restaurants and bars and even shopping for real estate, there’s never a lack of things to do in Fort Lauderdale along the Intracoastal waterway.
If you have a bit of boating experience, you can rent a boat and take it out to explore for yourself. If you prefer to take an experienced guide, we have a few great captains that grew up here locally and know where all the movie stars and famous people live. Some great stops you can make when renting a boat in Fort Lauderdale are:
- Millionaire’s Row- our location is right in the heart of the Millionaire’s Row houses along the Intracoastal
- The New River- Cruise up the New River to see historical Fort Lauderdale and all the interesting houses and sights up the New River waterway. Downtowner, Riverfront, Pirate Bar and Rendezvous are great restaurants up the New River.
- The Fort Lauderdale Sandbar is a fun stop for swimming and partying. Anchor up in the shallows and fix yourself a cocktail while you wade around in the waist high deep water listening to some good music.
- Stop in at the 15th Street Fisheries to feed the tarpon and jack crevales. Tarpon get up to nearly 200 pounds there and put on a great show. Always a fun stop.
- See the massive cruise ships at dock in Port Everglades. Sometimes even a submarine or an Air Craft Carrier will be docked there. There are different ships in port every day, the largest in the world.