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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This 1 1/2 hour boat cruise is a great and relaxing way to see Ft Lauderdale waterways. Unbelievable mansions, gardens and yachts of the very rich and famous. The boat is easy to get to, comfortable and the tour guide is informative and funny. Ft Lauderdale is about much more than the beach and spring break! We loved it m

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Intracoastal waterway is beautiful. We took a relaxing 1.5 hour fully narrated paddle steamer cruise which gave us a good view of wealthy people's houses, gardens and their yachts: it was an amazing sight. We were here on a Saturday so there was quite a lot of activity on the waterway- it really is the Venice of America!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very frequent and efficient service. You don't really need a rental car in Fort Lauderdale. We stayed at the Marriott Beachplace Towers and the water Taxi stop was a 5 minute walk.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful homes. Beautiful boats. Beautiful gardens. Beautiful lawns. Beautiful cars. Beautiful people. This is where the beautiful people live surrounded by their beautiful things, paid for with their large and beautiful bank accounts. Drive around the waterways by boat or even better fly over them in an airplane. The waterway system here is expansive and impressive. Pay no attention to... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The inter-coastal waterway is both a tourist attraction and a functioning water route for pleasure craft. The waterway connects into parts of the inner part of Fort Lauderdale where there are hotels, shopping malls and restaurants. It also goes past spectacular mansions that are worth millions of dollars. And there are yachts everywhere - large and small. The best way... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Mansions, mega-yachts and a swift, relaxing boat ride. What's not to like? This is a great way to see much more of Ft. Lauderdale than you could on foot/without a car.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Venice of Florida, it's a great way to see the beauty. The "Intracoastal" waterway hosts a lot of the most expensive properties in Ft. Lauderdale. It's great to get out on the boat.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We enjoyed a three hours on the intercoastal waterway courtesy of the water taxi. We parked at the Galleria shopping mall and used the stop at the Doubletree hotel. The mooring point is not signposted, but walk through reception towards the river and you will find the place to wait. There is no shade at this point. However, the taxi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took the water taxi to see the intercoastal and it was a fun way to travel around the area as a tourist.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful houses, gardens and yachts. Get on the water taxi (http://watertaxi.com/) to explore. Make sure to have sunblock and camera.

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