Things to Do by Boat in Fort Lauderdale

“Venice of America”

If you are looking for things to do by boat in Fort Lauderdale then check out the top recommendations of our local boating enthusiasts! Start your day in John U Lloyd State Park on a boat rental from Fort Lauderdale. Or get out on the water on one of our Fort Lauderdale boat tours to experience an epic offshore fishing trip, or a relaxed sightseeing tour on the Intracoastal Waterway. At the end of the day treat yourself with an unforgettable experience of waterfront dining in Fort lauderdale!

Allied Marine

Angler's Avenue Marine Center

Associated Marine Technologies

Bahia Mar Beach Resort and Yachting Center

Banyan Bay Marina

Bill Fish Marina

Bradford Marine

Broward Marine

Cable Marine Inc. - Cable West

Cooley's Landing Marina

Coral Ridge Yacht Club

Cozy Cove Marina

Dania Beach Marina

Derecktor of Florida

Ft. Lauderdale BoatClub

Harbour Towne Marina

Hyatt Regency Pier 66

Las Olas Marina & Mooring Area

Lauderdale Marina

Lauderdale Yacht Club

Lauderdale Small Boat Club

Lauderdale Marine Center

Milt's Marina

Pier 17 Marina & Yacht Club

Port Royale Yacht Harbor

Playboy Marine Center

River Bend Marina

Riverfront Marina

Royal Palm Marina

Sunrise Harbor Marina

Thunderboat Marina

Yacht Management New River Marina Service Center

Yacht Haven Park & Marina


Waterfront Dining on Intracoastal


Fort Lauderdale is almost entirely laid out on the water, hence the name “Venice of America”. After a day full of things to do by boat in Fort Lauderdale, dining at one of the many waterfront restaurants would make a perfect and very relaxed evening. Dock your boat rental in Fort Lauderdale and enjoy the famous mahi mahi taco or any other fresh seafood at your choice.

Boat rental Fort Lauderdale - Kayaking


John U Lloyd State Park is the perfect mangrove-lined waterway to try your hand at canoeing or kayaking in Fort Lauderdale. With tons of wildlife and fishing opportunities, this place is a favorite of the locals, with plenty of boating related activities to choose from. The park has also two boat ramps with access to the ocean through the Port Everglades Inlet. Our local team recommends this activity as a must on your list of things to do by boat in Fort Lauderdale.

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Boat Rental Fort Lauderdale - ICW tour


Think of the Intracoastal Waterway as Beverly Hills on the water. The amazing luxury mansions of the rich and famous and their super yachts are lined up along the canal, making a sightseeing cruise on your Sailo boat rental in Fort Lauderdale entirely worthwhile. From Mediterranean to Spanish eclectic and Art Deco, Fort Lauderdale architecture styles are a feast for your eyes and what better way to admire them than from the water, boating your way along the Intracoastal?

Fort Lauderdale Boat Tours - Fishing


Offshore fishing adventures start usually at dawn. All you need is your boat, your fishing gear, live bait, and sunscreen. Since almost every species of saltwater gamefish in this hemisphere can be caught here, you might as well get your camera ready for the most unforgettable day of fun and action on the water. Alone with your captain, with family or with friends, fishing is one of the best things to do by boat in Fort Lauderdale.

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