Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi: Narrated Exploration Tour
3,366 Ratings
Fort Lauderdale
Embark on a narrated exploration tour with the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi. Discover the Venice of America, visit 11 stops, and learn about the city's history, homes, and yachts. Don't miss out!
Duration: 12 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Stranahan House - Water Taxi Stop #1: The Stranahan House is Ft. Lauderdale’s 1st home- Also Located her is Las Olas Blvd. The Historic District of Ft. Lauderdale. There are numerous Restaurants, Boutique Shops, and the best Ice Cream at Kilwin’s!
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA
    Water Taxi Stop #8: Here you may enjoy Hugh Taylor Birch State Park…Offering Kayaking,Paddle boarding, and nature trails.
  • Las Olas Boulevard - Water Taxi Stop #3: Bahia Mar-Here you will find easy access to Ft. Lauderdale’s Pristine Beach as well as many restaurants located along A1A
  • Galleria - Take the sea-nic route to all your favorite shops at Galleria Mall!
  • Intracoastal Waterway - Experience the one of a kind Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway!
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach - Beat the traffic and take the Water Taxi to your favorite beach stop! With multiple stops along the beach, the possibilities are endless for a fun day on the sea & sand!
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens - Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a short walk away from stop 7, GalleryOne + Double Tree Hotel OR stop 8, Birch State Park.
  • Las Olas Beach - Water Taxi has 2 stops that give you direct access to the Fort Lauderdale Beaches! Stop 5, Bahia Cabana or stop 6 Beach Place!
  • Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale - Stop 1, Riverside Hotel + Stranahan House gets travelors direct access to all the fun things to do along the beautiful Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale!
  • NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale - Stop 1, Riverside Hotel + Stranahan House is a short walk away from the NSU Art Museum!
  • New River - Cruise between stop 1 and stop 3 to experience all the beauty of the New River!
  • 15th Street Fisheries - Direct access to 15th Street Fisheries at Water Taxi Stop 3. Make sure to feed the Tarpon, grab a drink, and an amazing meal!
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame - Pass by this historic swimming venue while cruising from Stop 5 to Stop 6!
What's Included
  • All-day Water Taxi Pass
  • Live onboard commentary
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available to purchase aboard most of our boats! Double Deckers have full bars, Mid-Size Water Taxi’s have beer, wine, soda & water!
Additional Information

Delight in guided tours, navigate through our 11 Water Taxi stations, and appreciate the allure of America’s Venice with just one ticket! Our Water Taxi operators and team will enlighten you about the top spots for shopping, dining, and entertainment! Additionally, they will share information about the stunning residences, yachts, and the history of South Florida. You can get on board from any of our Stations, with boats arriving every 35 - 45 minutes at each station.

  • Wheelchair accessible (need to be able to take a few steps to be transported to and from chair)
Water Taxi Stop #1
Southeast 6th Avenue
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jan 19, 2024
Billionaire’ row from the water - If you have visited the Everglades and don’t want to shop then this is a wonderful way to see billionaire’s row. Do go to stop one as well. We hopped off and back on several times.
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Jan 3, 2024
Great Concept - Pretty amazing concept it saved us time and money great operator and comfortable. This water taxi made it really easy to get to different points of interest,
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Dec 24, 2023
Best Taxi Ever! - The "Captains" were amazing! Very fun, informative, interacted with everyone, and just was a very delightful experience!
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Mar 9, 2024
Question - Question; Is alcohol sold on the water taxis ? Are passengers allowed to bring their own alcohol onto the water taxi ? Thank you
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Jan 2, 2024
Not enough boats - They seriously need more boats. We paid for a full day pass, but had a really hard time getting on the boats as they were too full. We ended up riding the Hollywood route twice because we couldn’t get on the other ones when we got back. There’s no guarantee you will get to do all routes with the lack of availability on the boats. Come on Water Taxi, add more boats!
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Feb 20, 2024
Make sure you don't plan around water taxi schedule. - Great service first couple of days. Last day we tried to take another last tour. Taxi ignored us completely at the Whistle Stop by the Westin and continued without stopping. We were hoping to finish trip with a water taxi ride before heading to airport. Previous day we had to disembark a ship and change, adding 30 minutes to trip that were unplanned.
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Feb 9, 2024
Don’t take the water taxi!! It’s a scam!! - We boarded the taxi a stop 7. Paid our $80 for 2 all day pass. 1st boat no problem. Second boat to Hollywood beach no problem. 3rd boat from Hollywood beach very crowded and many turned away but we got on. At stop 4 when we were trying to catch the next taxi we waited an hour and 3 boats pulled in but no room for the customers. This is a rip off!! Buyer beware!! We ended up ubering back to hotel.
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Feb 24, 2024
Don’t waste your money! - It’s $40 for an all day pass from Hollywood Beach. We had a nice boat ride to Ft Lauderdale. However returning home was a nightmare! We went to stop 6 and waited about 15 minutes for a boat. The first boat was full so we waited half an hour for the next boat. The next boat was full. By this time we had 23 people waiting for a boat. We called the phone number and were told they would send a big boat for all of us. We waited another half hour. When the boat arrived we were told they couldn’t dock because the tide was out. Some people decided to Uber. We had a baby with us and no car seat so that wasn’t an option. By this time we missed the 7:00 boat back to Ft. Lauderdale. So we took a boat one stop north to catch a boat going south. We finally got to stop 4 to catch the 9:00 boat back to Hollywood Beach. The 9:00 boat finally left at 9:27. It took us 5 hours to get from Ft. Lauderdale Beach to Hollywood Beach! The company says they are sorry when people have a bad experience, but this seems to be an on going problem!
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Feb 20, 2024
Board of Health issues - The tour itself is not bad however. the boat needs work and the board of health should inspect them…the bathroom was out of order and you basically had to get off to go or wait until your scheduled stop. One of The crew actually ran at the doubletree hotel to the bathroom but the passengers were out of luck. Management needs to work on the boats Paying $40 per person and not having a fully operational boat is just WRONG!!!
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Jan 3, 2024
Waste of time and money - a true gamble - Don't waste your time or money with this company. The boats don't show up on time. If you call the phone number, they'll tell you a boat will be there in 15 minutes, but it won't show up. If you like gambling, I'm sure there's a sportsbook app or casino that will gladly take your money. And you'll at least have a chance of winning. Taking this service is only a losing proposition. Full of false promises and a lot of wasted vacation time for couples and families. We waited over 80 minutes for a boat, and the boat that came said they were full and couldn't take us.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024