If you are planning a vacation in Fort Lauderdale and are looking for unique outings for you and your family, consider checking out one of these options.
Jungle Queen Riverboat
Though it is not unusual to find a riverboat in the bayous of Louisiana or rivers of Missouri, you might not expect to find one in Fort Lauderdale. That being said, the Jungle Queen is a fun way for you and the family to explore the calm Intercostal waters of the city. From your seat on the boat you can view the stately homes along “Millionaire Row,” experience beautiful Florida sunsets, and even take part in the all-you-can-eat dinner of ribs, chicken and shrimp that takes place on the tour each evening. It is a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend an evening with family and friends.
Las Olas Gondola Tours
Fort Lauderdale has a reputation for being the “Venice of America.” Taking that into consideration it only seems appropriate that you would take the opportunity to enjoy a Gondola tour while visiting the city. Los Olas is home to one of the most popular Gondoliers in the Fort Lauderdale area. It offers laidback tours down the Florida canals and the staff is knowledgeable about the area, regales visitors with stories, and sings to the passengers during the course of the tour. Each outing is designed for the needs of the passengers, meaning you determine the length of the tour and even the location from which you leave. The boat provides ice buckets and glasses but if you want the bubbly, you have to bring it yourself.
Intercostal Waterway Water Taxi
The New River, Intercostal and associated canals in Fort Lauderdale are the reason why this area of Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of the East.” The area provides a lively harbor for yachts and cruise ships and is a poplar travel corridor for visitors and locals alike. The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi navigates the areas multiple times each day, providing guests with narrated tours of grand homes and areas of interest. It also provides all-day access to downtown Fort Lauderdale and Las Olas’ popular shopping, dining and entertainment areas.