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Intracoastal Waterway

rua professor carlos de carvalho 75 ap 41, Fort Lauderdale, FL 04531-080 (Central Beach)
55 11 7889-2552
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Sailing
Description: Navigate the canals that have earned Fort Lauderdale its nickname, "Venice of America."
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Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We took the Water Taxi through the Intracoastal Waterway for the entire day and had a fabulous time. With 'legs' of the waterway going in a myriad of directions, there was always something to see. Things got a bit dicey down towards Port Everglades with a few boats almost running into one another, but disaster was averted and the fun... More

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Surrey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It was well worth the money as you got to see a lot of wealthy homes and super yachts. This is a must do tour

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Loxahatchee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Love the beach! Love The Location! Enjoy the people! People from all over the world! The $15 charge was unnecessary, but other tan that, all was good!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

sitting by the pool, the boats going by is just like having the pool near a highway - noise from motors is no different from trucks on the highway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My wife and I live off the New River on one of the many canals located throughout the 'Venice of North America" - Fort Lauderdale. This calm winding river runs right through downtown and directly to the Intra-Coastal Waterway. Just a few miles south is Port Everglades and home to many, many commercial cruise ships such as the Allure of... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are not from here please do it. It's fun and interesting. Usually the captains have good knowledge of the area and it's history.

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New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Both attracted to, and repulsed by, the incredible wealth displayed as we cruised along this amazing waterway. The "homes" (aka mansions) on either side defy description, and then there are the yachts moored in front! The narrators mostly told of the acquisition of wealth by their owners, to the point where we found ourselves almost sick from the excess. If... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We travel the ICW often and use it to get out to sea for sailing nearly every weekend. The Intracoastal in Ft. Lauderdale, and the New River, is very picturesque- lined with beautiful homes, wonderful landscaping and boats of all sizes and shapes. Taller boats or those with masts need to have their radio and call ahead for bridge openings... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

caught four black fish tunas, clean and friendly staff water was beautiful to be on away from the maddening crowds, cruise people were obnoxious at hotel overtake the Pier 66 hyatt lobby.

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Colts Neck NJ
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Do you enjoy looking at homes and big boats ? No better place than the Inercoastal in Ft Lauderdale where some of the most amazing yachts and homes can be seen along the water. Of course the best way to enjoy this area is by boat but if you cant do that just get a seat at one of the... More

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