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    Stop 1 - Las Olas Riverfront

    Your Water Taxi ticket gets you discounts on parking, dining, and attractions along the Las Olas Riverfront.

    Start your day on the Water Taxi at The Las Olas Riverfront. If you’re driving, the 1 River Plaza parking garage, next to Water Taxi Stop 1, offers $7 parking all day when you purchase your Water Taxi Ticket at the garage office. On your way back enjoy steaks, burgers and traditional Irish Favorites along with great cold beer and drink specials - at discounted prices - with your Water Taxi ticket.  Nearby attractions include the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and the Riverwalk Esplanade Park.

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    Stop 1A - Pirate Republic Bar

    Water Taxi stops at TripAdvisor Award Winner Pirate Republic Seafood Bar and Grill for great seafood, drinks and spectacular waterfront views.

    The Pirate Republic Seafood Bar and Grill is known for its fantastic seafood. Named one of South Florida’s Best restaurants by Gold Coast Magazine, Chef Owner Claudia Guerios and husband Robert create mouthwatering dishes nightly. It is one of the best locations in Fort Lauderdale to relax and watch the world go by. Add the fun pirate theme and you have the makings of a memorable stop on the Water Taxi. Get 5% off your food order just for riding the Water Taxi.

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    Stop 2 - Downtowner Saloon

    A downtown Fort Lauderdale, FL favorite for raw bar, lunch, dinner, or a quick appetizer and drink on the New River. Enjoy waterfront dining and live music.

    Before or after lunch, dinner or drinks at the Historic Downtowner Saloon, stroll the “Riverwalk South” walking paths managed by The Riverwalk Trust on both sides of the New River.

    Water Taxi Stop 2 lands in the middle of the “Riverwalk South” trails and at the front door of the Historic Downtowner Saloon featuring a great Sunday Brunch and live music several nights a week.

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    Stop 3 - Riverside Hotel / Stranahan House

    Visit Stranahan House (reportedly haunted) or shop and dine on famous Las Olas Boulevard. Conveniently located adjacent to the Riverside Hotel; parking available.

    Water Taxi stops 3 and 4 offer easy access to Las Olas Boulevard. Stop 3 is towards the western end of Las Olas Boulevard. There are 4 different restaurants / lounges in the Riverside Hotel. Nearby is the Cheese Cake Factory where Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday from 4PM to 6PM Included are Specialty Cocktails, Wines by the Glass, Beer and Appetizers. The perfect way to begin or end your Water Taxi Tour.

    The historic Stranahan House Museum, adjacent to Water Taxi Stop 3 is the oldest building in Fort Lauderdale. Don’t miss Water Taxi’s intriguing River Ghost Tour! This hour long tour includes a visit to Stranahan House and a boat tour on the New River. You will be entertained by some ghostly tales during as you cruise along the New River. It’s a great way to have fun in Fort Lauderdale. Remember, the shops and restaurants of Las Olas Boulevard are very popular for their variety, quality and ambiance.

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    Stop 4 - The Shops at Las Olas

    Transfer Stop connecting the New River Route with the Main Fort Lauderdale Route. Access to the popular shops and restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard.

    Stop 4 is one of the busiest stops on the Water Taxi routes because of the many Restaurants and shops on Las Olas Boulevard, many of which participate in the Water Taxi “Cruise and Save” discount program. Check out the list of Cruise and Save Partners listed below where guests show their Water Taxi ticket and get a discount. This popular stop is the Water Taxi transfer Hub connecting the New River Route and the Main Fort Lauderdale Route.

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    Stop 5 - 15th Street Fisheries

    Winner of 10 Awards in the 2015 Best of South Florida Readers Poll. Great Food and Views in a authentic Fort Lauderdale marina.

    Water Taxi Cruise and Save Partner, 15th Street Fisheries, is a winner. Winner of many awards including Best Seafood Restaurant and Best Waterfront Restaurant, this spot is not to be missed.

    The Fisheries is situated directly inside the city's most famous nautical landmark, Lauderdale Marina. Located along the waterway near the 17th Street bridge and Port Everglades inlet to the Atlantic Ocean.

    Enjoy fresh seafood outdoors with plenty of seating available or the formal dining room. A highlight of eating at the 15th Street fisheries is feeding the wild tarpon (large fish) that hang out along the docks. You can buy fish food for the tarpon and watch them jump out of the water.

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    Stop 6 - Hilton Marina/ Convention Center

    Direct access to the Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades Cruise Terminal and Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel.

    Stop 6 on the Main Fort Lauderdale Route is located directly under the 17th Street Bridge. It is the nearest stop to the Port Everglades. City Parking, for up to 10 hours, is located adjacent to the dock. The dock at this stop is wheel chair accessible, call office for details (954) 467-6677. Important Note: Use Stop 6 to connect to the Hollywood Route, starting at Stop H1. The following Cruise and Save Partners offer great deals! Simply show your Water Taxi ticket to start saving!

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    Stop 7 – Bahia Mahr / Bahia Cabana (Beach)

    This stop has it all: hotels, restaurants, the beach and beautiful views.

    This Stop is just outside Bahia Cabana, an old time Florida Hotel with a fun waterfront bar and restaurant. Across the street is Fort Lauderdale Beach and a short walk north is Bahia Mar Hotel with plenty of restaurants and activities in between. Bahia Cabana has valet parking and metered parking along the beach is available. If you are driving, it is perhaps better to park near Stop 4 or 6 where additional parking is available and ride to Water Taxi Stop 7.

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    Stop 8 – Beach Place (Beach)

    This is the center of activity on Fort Lauderdale Beach and a great destination if you boarded at any Water Taxi stops on the mainland side of the Intracoastal.

    When beach traffic is heavy, you can begin your Water Taxi tour inland at Water Taxi Stops 1, 3, or 4. Parking is more accessible at these locations, and you can enjoy a great boat ride along Millionaire’s Row to Stop 8. That's where all the action is.

    Check the link below for free live entertainment every Friday Night with “Friday Night Sound Waves”. Check out many Water Taxi “Cruise and Save” Partners along the beach and remember, this is the location for many of the major Fort Lauderdale Beach events including the upcoming 3 day Tortuga Music Festival.

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    Stop 9 – Gallery ONE Guest Suites

    The waterfront “Vue on the Water” bar is great for drinks and light cuisine before or after your Water Taxi tour.

    Free parking next door at the Galleria Mall, makes this the perfect stop to board the Water Taxi. Grab a drink at the GalleryOne DoubleTree before or after your tour. This stop is popular with foreign visitors who enjoy the extensive variety of shops and stores at the Galleria Mall. Also, the famous Bonnet House and Gardens is a short walk over the Sunrise Boulevard Bridge.

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    Stop 10 – Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

    The only nature park on the Water Taxi route. Spend an hour or spend the day. There is plenty to do in the park.

    Rent bikes, stand up Paddle Boards and kayaks or take a guided nature tour. This is a great place to bring your own food and have a picnic along the scenic waterway or eat at the BG Coco Café in the park. There are many daily or periodic events listed on the Park web site listed below.

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    Stop 11 – Shooter’s Waterfront

    Shooters Waterfront, a landmark Fort Lauderdale restaurant and several more dining options.

    Shooters Waterfront, The Chart House Restaurant and Flip Flops Dockside Eatery are side by side at this Stop. Each has its own distinctive Fort Lauderdale appeal. Note: Water Taxi tickets are available on board, but now, in addition, you can order your ticket at Shooters Waterfront with your meal. Simply take the receipt to the Water Taxi and hand it to the crew…then have fun!

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    Stop 12 – Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grill

    Bokampers Sports Bar and Grill is the northern most Water Taxi Stop and is named after its owner and former Miami Dolphins linebacker / Defensive End, Kim Bokamper.

    This is the waterfront venue to be at for the big game or for fine American cuisine and drinks. There are several other restaurants and shops within easy walking distance of this Water Taxi stop and on street parking or valet parking is available. If you live, or are staying, in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea or other communities further north along the beach, Bokampers is the closest Water Taxi Stop to begin your tour.

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