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Fort Lauderdale: Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruise

1. Fort Lauderdale: Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruise

Board the riverboat at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and embark on a 1.5-hour, fully narrated cruise. Explore Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, sailing along the historic New River. Marvel at Millionaire's Row, home to the city's rich and famous, and the spectacular mega-yachts. Enjoy soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks, which are available for purchase on board. Cruises sail in all weather conditions – rain or shine. Take in views of the city’s skyline, the world-famous Pier 66, Florida's White House, the Stanahan House (the oldest house in Fort Lauderdale), and gator country.

Fort Lauderdale: 4-Hour Deep Sea Drift Fishing Trip

2. Fort Lauderdale: 4-Hour Deep Sea Drift Fishing Trip

Set sail on board an 85-foot Gulfcraft fishing boat and fish off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a 4-hour morning, afternoon or evening fishing trip. The tour cost per person includes all rod and reel rental, bait and tackle. You will fish approximately 1 mile off the coast, where the ocean bottom drops off quickly to depths of up to 150 feet and the inside edge of the Gulfstream current provides perfect fishing conditions. On daytime trips, you will drift or anchor fish over the reefs, wrecks and rock piles of Fort Lauderdale, and fish for kingfish, tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, snapper, grouper, or whatever is biting. For added adventure, nighttime trips anchor up over a spot where the crew chum the water for snapper and grouper. Everything is included in the price; just bring along any food and drink you like. This is a fun trip for novice and experienced anglers, and the crew is there to help you 1-on-1 for the entire trip.

Fort Lauderdale: Flamingo Gardens Entry Ticket

3. Fort Lauderdale: Flamingo Gardens Entry Ticket

Experience a taste of tropical Florida as soon as you enter Flamingo Gardens with a jungle of tropical trees, plants, and over 1,000 orchids. Enjoy a wildlife encounter show presented three times a day, watch playful river otters, and meet some of the animals protected by the sanctuary, such as Josh, a native black bear. Take a narrated 30-minute tram tour through the back 50 acres and experience three different ecosystems, as well as the largest cycad collection in the United States. Stay on the tram the entire time or disembark to discover the Wetlands, the Cycad Garden, the Native Plant Walkway, the Wildflower Garden or the Mango Grove. Visit the Birds of Prey Center, and walk through a half-acre aviary with over 250 wetland birds native to Florida. Step into the past in the historic Wray Home Museum, built in 1933, and stop in the gallery for different shows and exhibits. Tour guides are always present to help you get a taste of old Florida history. In the summer of 2020 — from June 6 until September 13, 2020 — see the award-winning “Nature Connects” exhibit created with over 1.6 million LEGO pieces. The summer of 2021 will host David Rogers' Big Bugs exhibit, a must-see for lovers or art and nature.

Ft. Lauderdale: Hollywood Beach Jet Ski Rental

4. Ft. Lauderdale: Hollywood Beach Jet Ski Rental

Explore the Intercoastal Waterways off Hollywood and Dania Beaches with maximum freedom by renting your own jet ski. Learn from a jet ski professional, then experience the excitement of speed as you jet along the Intercoastal. Choose between a single or double jet ski. After checking in and completing the paperwork and cash deposit payments, get acquainted with the new Yamaha & Seadoo jet skis from a professional instructor. Then, head off to discover the joys of jet skiing on your own, enjoying the freedom to travel at your own pace. Admire the millionaire homes and skyline of Hollywood Beach as you glide over the water. As you travel across the open waters on your jet ski, keep your eyes out for dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, manatees, and other ocean wildlife.

Fort Lauderdale: Party Bike Bar Crawl

5. Fort Lauderdale: Party Bike Bar Crawl

Hop on the party bike and enjoy a 2-hour bar crawl to three bars around Las Olas, an activity perfect for both solo travellers and groups. Las Olas is known for its stunning Yachts murals, trendy art galleries, and lively bar scene. Enjoy the music as your pilot guides you around the Las Olas district as you visit 3 local hotspots. A souvenir cup is included so you can bring your drink from the bars back onto the party bike.

Fort Lauderdale: 1-Hour Family Pirate Adventure Cruise

6. Fort Lauderdale: 1-Hour Family Pirate Adventure Cruise

Start by arriving a half-hour early to get outfitted with pirate tattoos and a vest that will be returned at the end of the trip. Meet the captain and crew as they introduce you to the Pirate way of life. Follow the first mate to board the real U.S. Coast Guard certified pirate ship where you will learn everything you need to know to join the crew. Learn how to fire the water cannons as you navigate the Intracoastal Waterway to find the key to the treasure. Battle a villainous pirate to win back the key and leave with your share of the loot. Hear of the many tales of legendary pirates and keep a sharp eye out to spot the local wildlife.

Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

7. Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

Embark on a 60-minute airboat tour of the Everglades and get to see all the wildlife, flora, and fauna of this incredible ecosystem. During this tour, which is guided by an experienced Everglades captain, listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in the lush Everglades wilderness. Learn a wealth of other facts and information about the region. As well as catching a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water, all airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the Alligator and Reptile exhibit where you can catch educational presentations and even get up close to a baby alligator and touch its unique skin. Choose how you would like to experience the Everglades. The Day Time tour explores this unique ecosystem in full daylight, perfect for getting clear views of the diverse wildlife. The Night Tour travels the dark river to seek out the sights and sounds of various creatures including the nocturnal alligator, distinguishable only by its glowing red eyes.

Fort Lauderdale: Intracoastal Waterway Party on a Cycleboat

8. Fort Lauderdale: Intracoastal Waterway Party on a Cycleboat

From the convenient meeting point, jump on board the cycleboat and bring whatever you want to eat and drink during the trip. The dedicated captain and crew will check you in and you'll will be underway for a boat tour like no other.   You will have the option to cycle or to simply kick back and relax. There will be a supply of coolers, party lights, and music. Along the way, you’ll stop at two bars to grab drinks or some food. The bars you stop at will be up to the group or the captain. You’ll then come back on board and return to the Riverside Hotel to be dropped off.

Ft. Lauderdale: Group Segway Tour of Birch Park

9. Ft. Lauderdale: Group Segway Tour of Birch Park

View the old growth trees and beaches of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park on a fun Segway tour. Roll past mansions and yachts and have the opportunity to spot local flora and fauna. Meet your guide and have a short training session on how to operate the Segway. Follow your guide to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Listen as your guide tells you interesting historical information and stories about the park. Ride on an exciting Segway through wooded-trails, paved roads and over grassy areas. Admire views of the golden sands of the palm tree-dotted Fort Lauderdale beach. See how the rich and famous live as you pass by yachts and mansions. Look for local wildlife like gopher tortoises, colorful butterflies, gray squirrels, marsh rabbits, and turtles. Keep your eyes on the sky as you try spot some of the over 200 species of birds, hawks, and ducks. Return to your starting point.

Miami: Everglades Airboat Tour, Wildlife Show + Miami Cruise

10. Miami: Everglades Airboat Tour, Wildlife Show + Miami Cruise

Enjoy round-trip transportation to the Everglades from Downtown Miami. Explore Florida’s Everglades on a 30-minute guided Airboat Tour, followed by time with 100+ rescued mammals and reptiles. Also, relax on a 90-minute guided cruise of Biscayne Bay with views of the Miami Skyline and celebrity homes. The order of the activities on this Combination Tour depends on your chosen departure time, with the Early Morning starting with the Everglades, while the latter options start with the 90-minute guided cruise, both departing from Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami. Journey to and from the Florida Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, in a luxury closed-top double-decker, with a bathroom on board for your convenience. At the Sawgrass Recreational Park, you'll enjoy a guided Airboat Ride. This flat-bottomed boat, powered by an aircraft-type propeller, glides across the watery landscape and brings you face-to-face with native wildlife like alligators, turtles, deer, birds, wild boars, and Florida Panthers. After the airboat ride, explore the exhibit areas which feature over 100 reptiles and mammals which have been adopted and rescued. Encounter an original dinosaur, the Florida Alligator, and bring a camera to capture your “Meet a Baby Alligator” experience. Your 90-minute Biscayne Bay Cruise departs from Downtown Miami, where your bilingual guide will point out Millionaire Homes in and around the Venetian Islands, South Beach, Brickell Key, and Fischer Island. Take in gorgeous views of the Miami Skyline, with drinks available from the cash bar.

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What people are saying about Fort Lauderdale

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 96 reviews

Very well organized from start to finish. Everything is taken care of, just let yourself be carried away. We weren't too sure at first that it wouldn't be a hassle, and finally not at all. The bus right on time and at the scheduled appointment, the adorable driver who manages everything for us. On site top hydrofoil drivers, really I recommend

The Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruise was a fabulous addition to my birthday trip to Miami. The team on the ground was helpful and a joy to interact with. The tour guide was a wealth of knowledge who shared interesting facts with us as we sailed down the New River taking in the views of Miami, marvelous waterfront mansions, and brilliant architecture.

Glad we went, so much to see and do. I recommend doing the 90 minute trolley tour to see the entire island and then go back to the specific areas of interest.

The your guides were all very knowledgeable and friendly. A great way to enjoy the everglades!

Friendly staff from top to bottom and could not forget to mention the fair price for the ride.