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“Great but be flexible on time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Water Taxi

Water Taxi
413 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
+1 954-467-6677
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Take the Water Taxi to explore Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood from the water! Your ticket allows all-day on and off at 16 stops, and savings at restaurants and attractions at each stop. The Water Taxi is not be the fastest way to get around, but the views from the water and our friendly crew are worth the trip. **Important note: Do not go to the office location as it is just the business office and Water Taxis do not pick up at the business office. **
Lexington, Kentucky
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“Great but be flexible on time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Rode the water taxi for the first time on a recent trip to Ft Lauderdale. We had great weather so it was a nice day for a relaxing boat ride. Even though we were sitting in shade, we still got a bit red so prepare for that. Our round trip ride was about 3 hours long. At the stop we got on at there was some confusion going on with other passengers who were complaining the boats were not on time. We had no schedule to keep so we did not have any issues with that. We waited about 15 minutes for a boat to come by, we got on it, rode the whole loop, enjoyed our time looking at all the fabulous yachts and homes. Great easy way to see the sights by water.

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“Unreliable at times”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

At first this service was just what we needed, sedate and hassle free with plenty of humorous info but on the return journey we found they change the route at will and don't stop at your required place which was very frustrating. A bit like a bus deciding it would cut out a few stops without warning?

Visited April 2013
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“would have been great, but...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My husband and I took the water taxi from Shooters today. We got off at Bahia Cabana for lunch and saw some of the air show from a distance. We got back on and got off at Las Olas Boulevard. We returned to the stop about 15 minutes before the next water taxi was scheduled to arrive to head back north. Roughly five minutes after the water taxi was supposed to arrive, the employee on site informed us that there was no water taxi headed north, but we could get on the one going south, go south and it would turn around to come back north again. she instructed us to line up. when it arrived, they only had room for 15 people. My husband and I (and about 25 others) couldn't get on. We were told another larger boat was on its way. That one arrived and announced it was going south and going out of service. Another southbound boat arrived and told us a north bound boat was en route. We asked the captain to confirm, which he did (after about 10 minutes). The next northbound boat arrived and made all of the passengers off load because they needed to refuel. At this point, there were about 50 people waiting, many of them for more than an hour. Finally my husband and I had a family member drive more than 30 minutes to come pick us up because there was no indication that another water taxi would arrive any time soon.

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“Interesting ride”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Liked being on the waterway and seeing the yachts. An all day pass lets you get on and off at various locations. We were on two different water taxis and both kept pointing out the tip jar which was uncomfortable.

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“so sad to have "missed the boat"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Have been on the "taxi" twice before, and was very disappointed, after calling in to make sure we had our timing correct, only to be left "behind" not once, but twice in the same day.....We make it a days event, and sadly were left wondering if next year we will make this part of our annual trip.

Visited March 2013
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