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The Carrie B offers three daily sightseeing cruises at 11a, 1p, and 3p. Stroll around the Sun Deck, seating outside under a canopy or enjoy air conditioned comfort on the main deck. The boat is Coast Guard certified for up to 300 passengers. The cruise also has entertaining and informative live narration from the captain. There is full bar service onboard with light snacks available. All cruises last for an hour and a half. Visit their website for more information.
Fort Lauderdale's impressive canal system has earned it the title of the 'Venice of America', and Las Olas Gondola ensures that it lives up to its name. The gondola makes the perfect setting for a romantic outing, irrespective of whether you choose the simple Casa Magnifico Tour or the more elaborate Lovely Romantico Tour. The typical Venetian gondola can be hired for a number of events.
You can see the city from cruises that depart from Las Olas Riverfront, itself a waterside dining and shopping spot. These cruises chug by the city's most historic sites, mega-yachts and cruise ships, showy hotels, the city's International Swimming Hall of Fame and Marina. Tours are 90 minutes long, leaving every two hours on the half hour beginning at 11a. It is wise to call ahead, however, as times may change seasonally.
These water taxis arrive at various waterside destinations, including dozens of restaurants and shops and a surprising number of offices as well. The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, traverses between Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, giving visitors a glimpse into various city attractions. These little green and yellow boats will also take groups on tours. Piloted by licensed captains, the taxis depart from downtown via the canals, Intracoastal Waterways and rivers. The schedules vary so call for details.
One of the cleanest beaches in the area, Las Olas is also one of the best for a fun day out. Whether it is to watch the sunrise, go for a run, indulge in water sports, enjoy a family picnic or just get a tan, Las Olas Beach is an excellent spot to pick. The fact that parking is easily available and many restaurants and bars are located close by makes the beach even more appealing.
The Fort Lauderdale Beach is surrounded by hotels, shops, restaurants, and residential areas. Other than sun-bathing, tanning and swimming, the Fort Lauderdale Beach is also known for hosting various open-air events, cultural festivals, and boat shows. The sunny beach has seen tourists from all over the world enjoy the smooth blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If you are in the mood for some cocktails, umbrellas, shopping and a tan, you won’t find a better place to be.
299 acres (121 hectares) of pure fun await you at the C.B. Smith Park, located in the heart of Pembroke Pines. The perfect place to take your kin, this park is crammed with excitement. Waterslides, a private beach and lagoon, a lake, tennis and basketball courts, miniature golf and much more await you. You can go canoeing or biking or maybe just relax at the on-site snack bar. This venue is known to organize great family picnics and events, such as hayrides and concerts. Campsites are available too.