Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

According to the popular 1960 beach movie, Fort Lauderdale is "where the boys are." The city's reputation as America's Spring Break capital, however, has been replaced with the more favorable image of a prime family tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. The most popular beach resort in Florida is even more rightly famed as the "Yachting Capital of the World," with more than 40,000 registered crafts calling its waters home. The city also prides itself on being the "Venice of America" with more than 300 miles of navigable waterways. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping.

The city sits 24 miles north of Miami and is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. Look hard and you might find remnants of three of them today. More people seem to be interested in taking a water tour aboard the "Carrie B."

Note: Upon disembarkation, please collect your bag, go through customs and hand your bag to your tour driver who will stow and lock it underneath your bus. Disembarkation tours end at the airports; therefore guests who have post-cruise packages at local hotels must disembark at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Guests will then be responsible for their transportation to the hotel.

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Points of Interest

  • Everglades
  • Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Las Olas Boulevard
  • Sawgrass Mills
  • South Beach
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  • Everglades

    The Florida Everglades are home to many endangered species, so airboat rides through the 'River of Grass' are the perfect way to view the wildlife.

  • Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary

    This ecologically-friendly estate, home to over a dozen flamingos, is set on 60 acres and showcases rare native and exotic plants. It also offers tram rides around their fun free-flight aviary.

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach

    The City of Fort Lauderdale boasts more than seven miles of white sandy beaches, offering every kind of water sport, as well as many delightful shops and cafés.

  • Intracoastal Waterway

    With more than 300 miles of inland waterways that pass by five-star hotels and million-dollar estates, this unique stretch of water has become known as the "Venice of America."

  • Las Olas Boulevard

    The trendy Riverwalk district in downtown Fort Lauderdale features a host of fabulous art galleries, eclectic boutiques and busy sidewalk cafés - perfect for a stroll.

  • Sawgrass Mills

    One of the largest shopping centers in South Florida, Sawgrass Mills features more than 350 retail outlet and brand-name stores.

  • South Beach

    Twenty miles from the port is the international attraction known as South Beach, a trendy colorful part of Miami Beach, just across the causeway from downtown Miami.

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South Beach, Miami, Scenic Drive & Miami Airport Transfer (Disembarkation)

5 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-215
  • South Beach

Get to know South Beach, one of Miami's most unique and cosmopolitan neighborhoods. From Ft. Lauderdale, you'll travel down scenic A1A Highway to celebrated South Beach where your narrated drive will take you past the city's highlights, allowing for photo opportunities from the comfort of your seat. See the world renowned Art Deco District, home of architectural gems such as the Avalon, the Breakwater Hotel and the Colony Hotel. After the brief tour, you'll have two hours to venture out on your own. Shop, stroll, treat yourself to lunch or gaze at the water. Back on the coach, you'll continue on to Miami and travel past Brickell Avenue, considered to be one of the world's most prestigious streets; Coconut Grove, Miami's oldest neighborhood; and Coral Gables, one of the country's first fully planned communities. Catch a glimpse of "Little Havana" before your short transfer to Miami International Airport.

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Intracoastal Waterway by Boat & Las Olas Blvd with Miami Airport Transfer (Disembarkation)

5 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-610
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Las Olas Boulevard

Set your sights on Fort Lauderdale's finest boulevards, beaches and waterways. From the pier, it's a scenic drive around "Venice of America," named for its intricate canal system. As you tour the city, your informative guide will share its history and point out its most memorable landmarks. Stop and browse the hip shops at Las Olas Boulevard, and then proceed to the boarding location for the "Carrie B" paddle-boat. Enjoy a glorious sightseeing cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades. View the many elaborate mansions and celebrity homes along Millionaires Row, as well as the massive yachts docked outside Fort Lauderdale's luxury hotels. This fun vessel features both open and enclosed decks and a snack bar. Upon completion of your water tour, rejoin your transportation and return to the ship. Upon completion of your water tour, rejoin your transportation and head to the airport.

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Intracoastal Waterway by Boat & Las Olas Blvd with Fort Lauderdale Airport Transfer (Disembarkation)(Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-606
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Las Olas Boulevard

Set your sights on Fort Lauderdale's finest boulevards, beaches and waterways. From the pier, it's a scenic drive around "Venice of America," named for its intricate canal system. As you tour the city, your informative guide will share its history and point out its most memorable landmarks. Stop and browse the hip shops at Las Olas Boulevard, and then proceed to the boarding location for the "Carrie B" paddle-boat. Enjoy a glorious sightseeing cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades. View the many elaborate mansions and celebrity homes along Millionaires Row, as well as the massive yachts docked outside Fort Lauderdale's luxury hotels. This fun vessel features both open and enclosed decks and a snack bar. Upon completion of your water tour, rejoin your transportation and return to the ship. Upon completion of your water tour, rejoin your transportation and head to the airport.

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Everglades Airboat Ride

2.5 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-630
  • Everglades

Explore the natural wonder of the Everglades from the comfort of a specially designed airboat. A must-see destination, the Everglades' intriguing beauty has earned it a place in the New York Time's best-selling "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." This 1.5 million-acre World Heritage Site was established to preserve the biological diversity and resources of the Everglades ecosystems. Home to a unique mix of tropical and temperate plants and animals, the park boasts over 700 plant and 300 bird species, as well as the endangered manatee, crocodile, and Florida panther. And one of the best ways to experience the "River of Grass" is aboard an airboat. As you cruise up to 50 mph, be on the lookout for alligators, exotic fish, and tropical birds. And if you're a thrill seeker looking to meet an alligator, be sure to watch the Alligator Wildlife Show.

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Everglades Airboat Ride & Eco-Adventure with Miami Airport Transfer (Disembarkation)

3 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-640
  • Everglades

Explore the natural wonder of the Everglades from the comfort of a specially designed airboat. A must-see destination, the Everglades' intriguing beauty has earned it a place in the New York Time's best-selling "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." This 1.5 million-acre World Heritage Site was established to preserve the biological diversity and resources of the Everglades ecosystems. Home to a unique mix of tropical and temperate plants and animals the park boasts over 700 plant and 300 bird species, as well as the endangered manatee, crocodile, and Florida panther. And one of the best ways to experience the "River of Grass" is aboard an airboat. As you cruise up to 50 mph, be on the lookout for alligators, exotic fish, and tropical birds. Later, learn about 'gators at the Alligator Wildlife Show before heading to the airport.

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Intracoastal Waterway by Boat & Las Olas Blvd with Miami Airport Transfer (Disembarkation)(Wheelchair Accessible)

5 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-611
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Las Olas Boulevard

Set your sights on Fort Lauderdale's finest boulevards, beaches and waterways. From the pier, it's a scenic drive around "Venice of America," named for its intricate canal system. As you tour the city, your informative guide will share its history and point out its most memorable landmarks. Stop and browse the hip shops at Las Olas Boulevard, and then proceed to the boarding location for the "Carrie B" paddle-boat. Enjoy a glorious sightseeing cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades. View the many elaborate mansions and celebrity homes along Millionaires Row, as well as the massive yachts docked outside Fort Lauderdale's luxury hotels. This fun vessel features both open and enclosed decks and a snack bar. Upon completion of your water tour, rejoin your transportation and return to the ship. Upon completion of your water tour, rejoin your transportation and head to the airport.

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Intracoastal Waterway by Boat & Las Olas Blvd with Fort Lauderdale Airport Transfer (Disembarkation)

4 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-605
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Las Olas Boulevard

Set your sights on Fort Lauderdale's finest boulevards, beaches and waterways. From the pier, it's a scenic drive around "Venice of America," named for its intricate canal system. As you tour the city, your informative guide will share its history and point out its most memorable landmarks. Stop and browse the hip shops at Las Olas Boulevard, and then proceed to the boarding location for the "Carrie B" paddle-boat. Enjoy a glorious sightseeing cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades. View the many elaborate mansions and celebrity homes along Millionaires Row, as well as the massive yachts docked outside Fort Lauderdale's luxury hotels. This fun vessel features both open and enclosed decks and a snack bar. Upon completion of your water tour, rejoin your transportation and return to the ship. Upon completion of your water tour, rejoin your transportation and head to the airport.

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Everglades Airboat Ride & Eco-Adventure with Fort Lauderdale Airport Transfer (Disembarkation)

2.25 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-635
  • Everglades

Explore the natural wonder of the Everglades from the comfort of a specially designed airboat. A must-see destination, the Everglades' intriguing beauty has earned it a place in the New York Time's best-selling "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." This 1.5 million-acre World Heritage Site was established to preserve the biological diversity and resources of the Everglades ecosystems. Home to a unique mix of tropical and temperate plants and animals the park boasts over 700 plant and 300 bird species, as well as the endangered manatee, crocodile, and Florida panther. And one of the best ways to experience the "River of Grass" is aboard an airboat. As you cruise up to 50 mph, be on the lookout for alligators, exotic fish, and tropical birds. Later, learn about 'gators at the Alligator Wildlife Show before heading to the airport.

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Intracoastal Waterway by Boat & Las Olas Blvd

4 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-600
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Intracoastal Waterway
  • Las Olas Boulevard

Set your sights on Fort Lauderdale's finest boulevards, beaches and waterways. From the pier, it's a scenic drive around "Venice of America," named for its intricate canal system. As you tour the city, your informative guide will share its history and point out its most memorable landmarks. Stop and browse the hip shops at Las Olas Boulevard, and then proceed to the boarding location for the "Carrie B" paddle-boat. Enjoy a glorious sightseeing cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades. View the many elaborate mansions and celebrity homes along Millionaires Row, as well as the massive yachts docked outside Fort Lauderdale's luxury hotels. This fun vessel features both open and enclosed decks and a snack bar. Upon completion of your water tour, rejoin your transportation and return to the ship.

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Airboat Ride & Flamingo Gardens

4.5 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-645
  • Everglades
  • Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary

Discover Florida's wild side with an excursion that showcases its natural beauty and its exotic animals. From Fort Lauderdale, you'll travel to the Everglades, a 1.5 million-acre World Heritage Site devoted to the preservation of the biological diversity and resources of the Everglades ecosystems. Once at the park, you'll step inside the airboat and be whisked away across the "River of Grass" at speeds of up to 50 mph! Be on the lookout for alligators, exotic fish, and tropical birds so have your cameras ready. Following this exciting ride, you'll depart for Flamingo Gardens where you'll climb into a tram and traverse the subtropical grounds that's home to some of Florida's largest and oldest trees, over 90 species of Florida native animals and the colorful flamingo. Before returning to Fort Lauderdale, browse the souvenir shop for last minute gifts or enjoy a snack in the café.

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Everglades Airboat Ride & Flamingo Gardens with Fort Lauderdale Airport Transfer (Disembarkation)

5 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-650
  • Everglades
  • Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the natural wonder of the Everglades from the comfort of a specially designed airboat. A must-see destination, the Everglades' intriguing beauty has earned it a place in the New York Time's best-selling "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." This 1.5 million-acre World Heritage Site was established to preserve the biological diversity and resources of the Everglades ecosystems. Home to a unique mix of tropical and temperate plants and animals the park boasts over 700 plant and 300 bird species, as well as the endangered manatee, crocodile, and Florida panther. And one of the best ways to experience the "River of Grass" is aboard an airboat. As you cruise up to 50 mph, be on the lookout for alligators, exotic fish, and tropical birds. Later, learn about 'gators at the Alligator Wildlife Show before heading to the airport.

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Everglades Airboat Ride & Flamingo Gardens with Miami Airport Transfer (Disembarkation)

6 hours | Ft. Lauderdale | FLL-655
  • Everglades
  • Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the natural wonder of the Everglades from the comfort of a specially designed airboat. A must-see destination, the Everglades' intriguing beauty has earned it a place in the New York Time's best-selling "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." This 1.5 million-acre World Heritage Site was established to preserve the biological diversity and resources of the Everglades ecosystems. Home to a unique mix of tropical and temperate plants and animals the park boasts over 700 plant and 300 bird species, as well as the endangered manatee, crocodile, and Florida panther. And one of the best ways to experience the "River of Grass" is aboard an airboat. As you cruise up to 50 mph, be on the lookout for alligators, exotic fish, and tropical birds. Later, learn about 'gators at the Alligator Wildlife Show before heading to the airport.

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