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Fort Lauderdale

Florida's southeast coast rewards explorers with a natural haven of sandy beaches, sea, and floral greenery.

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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 the Catch My Drift 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 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...

    First time fishing for snappers; those suckers were hardest to get but I caught a few. Wasn’t keepers but the fact I had action and caught a few was good enough for me.

  • Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

    3. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

    Embark on a real adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and view this fascinating natural wonder from a unique perspective. Your tour will be guided by an experienced captain. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. On this tour, feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest. And don't forget, all airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the exhibit areas, where you can see a wealth of local and exotic wildlife.

    We saw a male alligator on our tour and it came right up beside our boat! What an experience for all ages!

  • Fort Lauderdale: Flamingo Gardens Entry Ticket

    4. 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 guid...

    We were looking for something to do before our evening flight home. This was the perfect place to spend a few hours. It was not crowded, and there are lots of flowers to see, along with about 639269 peacocks that wander the grounds. Love that this is a wildlife rehabilitation center, and all of the animals are rescues. Bonus: they had a spot to hold our luggage while we toured the place!

  • Orlando: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

    5. Orlando: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

    Discover the best of Orlando with the Orlando Go City All-Inclusive Pass. Choose between a 2, 3, or 5-day pass, valid for a 2-week period, and get exploring. The more you see, the more you save. Enjoy popular attractions such as Kennedy Space Center and LEGOLAND® Florida. Explore surrounding area attractions in Tampa and Miami - perfect for a road trip. Rub shoulders with the celebrities at Madame Tussauds Orlando, take a spin at The Wheel at ICON Park, and more. Benefit from a digital Go City pass and guide, which can be used on a mobile device or to print at home. Attractions Include: • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex • LEGOLAND® Florida Resort • Fun Spot America Theme Park - 4 Ride Sampler • Madame Tussauds Orlando • WonderWorks All-Access Pass • SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando • The Wheel at ICON Park • Gatorland - The Alligator Capital of the World • The Outta Control Magic Come...

    It was a lot cheaper than doing individually plenty of things to do wish we had more time

  • Miami: Everglades Park Fan-Boat Tour and Animal Presentation

    6. Miami: Everglades Park Fan-Boat Tour and Animal Presentation

    Visit the Everglades, the largest national park in the USA, and discover a unique ecosystem with diverse flora and fauna. The Everglades National Park is home to more than 120 different species of trees, more than 300 species of birds, and countless snakes in the largest tropical wetlands in the world. Have the chance to see turtles, brown bears, foxes, and the Florida panther as well as numerous native tribes. The highlight of your trip is the speedy ride on an airboat. See crocodiles and alligators that only share a habitat in Florida, then learn more about these fascinating animals with an exciting animal show.

    We had a good time! It was not clear when booking that you would be on a shuttle bus with 75 other people and that you would spend 1 additional hour each way picking up and dropping off the other passengers. We booked our ticket with a transportation from our hotel. Just be sure when you book this option you know it is not a private car service to the Everglades. Other than the wasted 2 hours picking up and dropping off other passengers it was a good excursion. Thank you.

  • Everglades Eco Adventure: 2-Hour Sawgrass Recreation Park

    7. Everglades Eco Adventure: 2-Hour Sawgrass Recreation Park

    Explore the beautiful Everglades and discover the variety of wildlife in the area. Start your adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. Your tour will be guided by experienced captains who will tell you tales during the tour of how the Seminole and the Florida panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. You will also catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. Your adventure will include a visit to the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, which strives to educate and enlighten the public about endangered species such as the Florida panther, leopards, wolves, and even some surprise smaller mammals. A separate organization brings a variety of animals to the park each day to visit and the handlers are happy to answer any questions about these gentle animals. Take a walk on the wild side back in time with an original dinosaur – the Florida a...

    Captain Disco, was awesome! Very knowledgeable, and a great advocate for Florida alligators. A must do, while vacationing.

  • Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

    8. Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel or other location in the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami-Dade County area, and then travel by brand new sprinter-style vehicle to Everglades National Park. Appreciate the natural beauty of the area, and learn about its ecological importance. Join a naturalist guide on 2 different nature walks to learn about 3 different ecosystems of the park. Walk through a tropical hardwood hammock to admire the mature trees and beautiful plants and wildlife. Then, drive to the launch site of your 1-hour airboat ride, and glide through the grasses to see wild alligators up close in their natural environment. Visit an historic Miccosukee Indian village, exclusive to the airboat company, and learn about their special customs and way of life. Head back to your hotel at the end of your exhilarating airboat tour, better acquainted with the real Florida.

    Excellent tour with exceptional guide. Tammy was knowledgeable and keen to give everyone the best experience possible. The nature walk was fabulous and we saw many gators, turtles and birds. Wonderful airboat ride with Miccosukee guide was a bucket list activity for me. Loved it. Pickup and drop off to our door made this an easy and very pleasurable tour.

  • Miami: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 5 Attractions

    9. Miami: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 5 Attractions

    Activities, attractions, and tours included with the Miami Explorer pass:

    • Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Miami: 1-Day All Loops Tour

    • Miami Seaquarium

    • Duck Tours South Beach

    • Lion Country Safari

    • Island Queen Millionaire's Row Sightseeing Cruise

    • Bike and Roll: Full-Day Bike Rental

    • Jet Boat Miami

    • Everglades Alligator Farm and Airboat

    • The Official Art Deco Walking Tour

    • Zoo Miami 

    • Fort Lauderdale Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkeling Option

    • Gator Park Airboat Tour

    • Big Bus Miami: Night Tour

    • Sawgrass Recreation Park Everglades Airboat Adventures

    • Cycle Party Miami Wynwood Tour

    • Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

    • Conch Tour Train

    • Island Safari Bike Rental

    • ARTECHOUSE Miami

    • Sunset Watersports Key West Snorkel Dip and Sip

    • Sunset Waterspor...

    My sons and I went snorkeling. We had a great time, the crew was awesome and we would do it again for sure!

  • Fort Lauderdale: Intracoastal Waterway Party on a Cycleboat

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Fort Lauderdale

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 540 reviews

We had a great time visiting the Kennedy Space Center. This along with a few other places, like LegoLand, are included. The savings was well worth it!

It was a lot cheaper than doing individually plenty of things to do wish we had more time

I loved it and I had no access problems in the places I visited. Recommended.

The tour was just the right length and the guide was knowledgeable.

the hosts are very friendly. I really liked the experience.