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

Take in the vibrant personality of Miami's famed South Beach. Enjoy a scenic tour past the world-renowned Art Deco District known for its architectural gems like The Avalon and Breakwater Hotel. Then, have time to explore on your own before continuing through Miami's most colorful neighborhoods such as Coconut Grove.

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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

Soak up Fort Lauderdale's beauty by land and sea with an excursion that begins with a tour around the "Venice of America" area and along pretty Fort Lauderdale Beach. Then, embark on a relaxing cruise aboard the the "Carrie B" paddle-wheel boat and gaze upon Fort Lauderdale's stunning waterways.

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

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

Before leaving South Florida, experience the beauty and nature of the Everglades on a thrilling boat ride through the stunning, yet primitive "River of Grass." As you cruise up to 50 mph, be on the lookout for alligators, exotic fish, and tropical birds. Following your ride, enjoy an up-close look at 'gators at the Alligator Wildlife Show.

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Everglades Airboat Ride

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

Thrill to the sight of alligators, exotic fish, and tropical birds as you zip across the Everglades in an airboat. Following your ride, explore the park on your own and later, get to know the Floridian alligators and reptiles at the Alligator Wildlife Show.

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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

Soak up Fort Lauderdale's beauty by land and sea with an excursion that begins with a tour around the "Venice of America" area and along pretty Fort Lauderdale Beach. Then, embark on a relaxing cruise aboard the the "Carrie B" paddle-wheel boat and gaze upon Fort Lauderdale's stunning waterways.

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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

Soak up Fort Lauderdale's beauty by land and sea with an excursion that begins with a tour around the "Venice of America" area and along pretty Fort Lauderdale Beach. Then, embark on a relaxing cruise aboard the the "Carrie B" paddle-wheel boat and gaze upon Fort Lauderdale's stunning waterways.

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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

Soak up Fort Lauderdale's beauty by land and sea with an excursion that begins with a tour around the "Venice of America" area and along pretty Fort Lauderdale Beach. Then, embark on a relaxing cruise aboard the the "Carrie B" paddle-wheel boat and gaze upon Fort Lauderdale's stunning waterways.

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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

Soak up Fort Lauderdale's beauty by land and sea with an excursion that begins with a tour around the "Venice of America" area and along pretty Fort Lauderdale Beach. Then, embark on a relaxing cruise aboard the the "Carrie B" paddle-wheel boat and gaze upon Fort Lauderdale's stunning waterways.

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

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

Before leaving South Florida, experience the beauty and nature of the Everglades on a thrilling boat ride through the stunning, yet primitive "River of Grass." As you cruise up to 50 mph, be on the lookout for alligators, exotic fish, and tropical birds. Following your ride, enjoy an up-close look at 'gators at the Alligator Wildlife Show.

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Airboat Ride & Flamingo Gardens

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

Witness the glories of Florida's flora and fauna. Take an exhilarating airboat ride through the Everglades, home of the Floridian alligator. Then, hop in a tram for a leisurely tour of the Flamingo Gardens, a haven for alligators, eagles, otters, panthers, bobcats, a black bear and of course, flamingos.

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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

Witness the glories of Florida's flora and fauna. Take an exhilarating airboat ride through the Everglades, home of the Floridian alligator. Then, hop in a tram for a leisurely tour of the Flamingo Gardens, a haven for alligators, eagles, otters, panthers, bobcats, a black bear and of course, flamingos.

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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

Witness the glories of Florida's flora and fauna. Take an exhilarating airboat ride through the Everglades, home of the Floridian alligator. Then, hop in a tram for a leisurely tour of the Flamingo Gardens, a haven for alligators, eagles, otters, panthers, bobcats, a black bear and of course, flamingos.

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