The American Riviera, Las Olas Blvd, The Famous Strip, River Walk, New River!
As far as the eye can see, yachts and marinas line the shores of the canals, along with mansions of the rich and famous that fell in love with the area. The Bahia Mar marina, once a rescue facility for shipwrecked sailors, is now one of the largest marinas in the area, and the main host site for the Fort Lauderdale boat show, which is the largest boat show in the world.
Fort Lauderdale is a city that was built by immigrants.
Some were seeking commercial opportunities, others advantaged real estate, and most were just out to have fun and enjoy the tropical climate.
The wealth of beauty and the easy water access to the barrier islands of the beaches and the islands in the Intracoastal Waterway and the mainland shore surrounding the New River, made the area ideal for shipping and water leisure activities. The multitudes that came with the water attraction created a community that is very unique.
It has become known as the "Venice of America", and "the boating capital of the world".
The tour of Fort Lauderdale takes you to the canals and the picturesque Riverwalk, which are cornerstones of the arts, cultural, and historic district in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, with museums and heritage sites scattered along the way, and time to walk around and see the sights.
Las Olas Boulevard, which connects the area to the barrier islands of Fort Lauderdale Beach, has gained international acclaim as a trendy dining, entertainment, fashion, and shopping area. Window shopping the galleries and boutique shops, sampling the foods of world renowned chefs in their bistros, and sitting al-fresco enjoying coffee and watching the world go by in this beautiful setting, are some of the fun things you can do.
The tour is a fun and beautiful educational experience that will change your perspective on what the city of Fort Lauderdale is.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at the Port of Miami, just outside the terminal building where you disembark. You will get additional information with your booking confirmation.
End location: Please provide the drop-off location. We can drop you off at the Miami or Fort Lauderdale Airport, or any hotel, shopping mall, or private address in Broward or Miami-Dade Counties. Alternative could be back to hotel or desired drop off.
Duration: 3 hours
My Personal vehicle can seat up to 3 guests. Your tour will be by private car, based on number of passengers and luggage requirements. That being said, this tour is perfect for 1 or 2 guests. I can take up to 11 guests by customizing your tour. However, the vehicle depends on the number of guests in your group. For additional passengers, please email for a customized quote.
•Your transportation is provided by private car, driven by your professional guide. There are no entrance fees or other expenses, except for your lunch cost, which is not included.
•Pick up at ship or Hotel.
•Drop off at Hotel, airport or ship.
•1.5 hour Fort Lauderdale City Tour.
•1.5 hour Cruise on Intercostal waterway.
•VIP Tour for up to 3 Guests.
•Private tour - one group per vehicle.
•A flexible start time, picked by you.
•Fully guided tour with music.
•Shared insight from your highly knowledgeable VIP Tour Guide.
•A completely customized experience if desired based on your preferences.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 US Dollars - Bring some money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs you may want to purchase along the way. Also, there will be time for lunch, so budget about 30 USD per person for your lunch, depending on what venue and menu choices you make.
Please bring money for any drinks, snacks, or shopping you may wish to do, as we go along. You may extend your tour for as long as you would like, for $100 per hour.
If larger vehicle is needed, I can make the arrangements up to 11 guests. Please note: (There is an additional up charge past 3 passengers of $50 per guest).
It is also possible to rent or use any other vehicle such as an SUV or Limousine at an extra charge!
Please ask for quote...
Pick up at airports or cruise ports require special licensing and fees. Please include your pick-up information, especially regarding any airport or port.