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Cruise & Save Partners

Get discounts at all Water Taxi Cruise & Save Partner restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and boutiques with your Water Taxi ticket!

After enjoying the boat ride, just show your ticket for discounts ranging from Free Appetizers, 2 for 1 Specials and Happy Hour discounts to savings at many attractions, sports rental shops and fashion boutiques throughout Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Florida.

 

Stop 1

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 $5 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.

Briny’s Irish Pub – 10% Off Entire Bill 

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale – $2 Off Any Ticket 

Segway Fort Lauderdale – 15% Off a 1 or 2 Hour tour (Reservation Required)

The Tilted Kilt – 15% Off Entire Bill 

Himmarshee Public House – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society – 2 for 1 Admission 

AutoNation/ IMAX Theater – Nearby Attraction

Riverwalk Esplanade Park – Nearby Attraction

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Stop 1A

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.

The Pirate Republic – 5% Off (Food Only) 

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Stop 2

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.

Downtowner Saloon – 10% Off (Food Only) 

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Stop 3

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.

American Social – Complimentary Pinto of Craft Beer

Historic Stranahan House Museum – $2 Off Regular Admission to Guided House Tours

Indigo Restaurant – 10% Off Entire Bill

Timpano’s Italian Chophouse – Free Glass of House Wine With the Purchase of an Entrée
Preston’s Lobby Lounge – 10% Off Entire Bill 

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Stop 4

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. This popular stop is the Water Taxi transfer Hub connecting the New River Route and the Main Fort Lauderdale Route.

Check out the list of Cruise and Save Partners listed below where guests show their Water Taxi ticket and get a discount.

American Social – Complimentary Pinto of Craft Beer

Mango’s – 10% Off Entire Bill

Kilwins of Las Olas – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Yogurt Ur Way - 20% Off Entire Bill  

Caffé Europa – 10% Off Entire Bill

Fresh Produce – 15% Off Purchase

Gran Forno – 10% Off (Food Only) 

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Stop 5

Stop 5 - 15th Street Fisheries

Winner of 10 Awards in the 2015 Best of South Florida Readers Poll. Great Food and Views in an 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.

15th Street Fisheries – Ask Water Taxi Crew For Coupons

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Stop 6

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!

Nanking (Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina) – 10% Off Entire Bill 

The G Bar (Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina) – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Cold Stone Creamery – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Broward County Convention Center – Destination

Port Everglades – Nearby Destination

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Stop H1

Stop H1 - Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Hollywood Stop H1 is a new location for Water Taxi and lands at Jimmy Buffet’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar at Margaritaville.

Hollywood Water Taxi Stop H1 is located at new Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort inspired by the lyrics of Jimmy Buffett. Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is a resort and entertainment complex on the legendary Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.

Hollywood Beach is has remained a South Florida beach town with a relaxed vibe since the1920s. Rent a bike, take a Segway tour or stroll on Hollywood Beach. There are plenty of beachfront pubs and restaurants along the way and in the evening you can dance to the music at the Hollywood Beach Theater an open air venue featuring live music several nights each weak is run by the Margaritaville resort, check on line for details.

New – 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar – 2 for 1 Landshark Beer & Special Margarita 

Hollywood Beach Trikke – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Bike Rental 

Sun & Fun Cycles – $5 Off any 1 Hour Rental 

Ocean Alley Restaurant – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant – 20% Off Entire Bill 

Taco Beach Shack – 10% Off on any Chicken, Beef, or Pork Taco Combos 

Yogurt UR Way – 20% Off Entire Bill 

Joe’s Market – 10% Off a Purchase of $20 or More on Deli & Beverages

Super Sea Legs (Deep Sea Fishing) – $5 Off a Ticket With a Water Taxi Ticket From Any Day

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

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Stop H2

Stop H2 - Joe's Market

Stop H2 is not currently in service

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Stop H3

Stop H3 - The Diplomat Resort & Spa

Water Taxi Stop H3 is located at the Diplomat Resort and Spa

Water Taxi Stop H3 is on the Hollywood Local Route with connecting service to Fort Lauderdale at Water Taxi Stop H1. Fares on the Hollywood Local route are only $16 for those who are only utilizing Stops H1 – H5 making this a great deal for a local tour or transportation among the Hollywood stops. Guests can buy a full access to continue to Fort Lauderdale.

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Stop H4

Stop H4 – Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach

Great place to stay on Hollywood Beach with one of the best pools on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Whether you are staying at this beautiful hotel or stopping by for a bite to eat and drinks at Water Taxi’s “Cruise and Save Partners”, Lava Tiki Bar and Elements Bistro you will enjoy the view of passing boats and yachts and this stop is yet again, another unbelievable place to watch the sunset to the west.

$5 Parking is available at the Crown Plaza Hotel

Elements Bistro – 15% Off Entire Bill 

Lava Tiki Bar – 15% Off Entire Bill 

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Stop H5

Stop H5 – Beachwalk Resort

The Beachwalk Resort is the southernmost Water Taxi Stop. It overlooks sugary white sand beaches and there is free parking nearby.

The Beachwalk Resort is a wonderful place to begin or end your Water Taxi adventure. If you are staying at the Resort, simply walk out the door and the Water Taxi awaits you. If you are driving to this Water Taxi Stop, you can park at the Walmart parking lot across the street and there is a walking underpass at the bridge leading directly to the Water Taxi dock.

Nearby, there are several dining and cocktail options at the Riverwalk to complete your enjoyable day.

Beachwalk Resort Hotel

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Stop 7

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.

St. Barts Cafe – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Bahia Cabana – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – Ask Water Taxi Crew Members for a Coupon For a Free Appetizer or Kids Meal

The Market Deli & Liquor – 15% Off Entire Bill 

Dos Caminos – 2 for 1 Frozen Margaritas 

International Swimming Hall of Fame - Nearby Attraction

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Stop 8

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.

Nanou Bakery – 10% Off Entire Bill (Excluding Macaroons and Gelato) 

Spazio Italian Restaurant – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Tsukuro – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Sangrias Mexican Cantina - 10% Off Entire Bill 

Rock Bar – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Atlantic Surf Club – 15% Off (Food Only) 

Lulu’s Bait Shack – 15% Off (Food Only) 

The Deck Restaurant – 20% Off Entire Bill 

Hooters at Beach Place – 10% Off (Food Only) 

Beach Place – Nearby Attraction

My Fort Lauderdale Beach - Beach Guide

Friday Night Sound Waves – Live Music

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Stop 9

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.

Bistro on the Beach – 15% Off Entire Bill 

Franco & Vinny’s – 10% Off Entire Bill 

Vue on the Water (Gallery ONE Hotel) – 15% Off Your Entire Bill

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens – $2.00 Off General Admission

Galleria Mall – Ask Water Taxi Crew for a Coupon Book

Fun Center Fort Lauderdale – 10% Off Segway, Scooter, Golf Cart & Bike rentals 

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Stop 10

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.

BG Coco Café Outdoor Center – 10% off all rentals 

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Friends of Birch State Park

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Stop 11

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!

Chart House – Ask Water Taxi Crew for Coupon for a Complementary Appetizer or Dessert

Shooter’s Waterfront Cafe – 10% Off (Food Only) 

Flip Flops Dockside Eatery – 10% Off (Food Only) 

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Stop 12

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.

Bokampers Sports Bar and Grill – Free Drink with Meal Order

The Grape Escape – 10% Off Any Wine Purchase 

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Esplanade Park

Whistle Stop – Esplanade Park

420 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312

This beautiful park is the place to be to enjoy a thriving and diverse scene of boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and nightlife. The Riverside Hotel is located here and accommodations include suites with sweeping balcony views, and traditional rooms with a cozy ambiance.

Bull Market – 15% Off Entire Bill 

Whiskey Bar – 15% Off Entire Bill 

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Seville Street

Whistle Stop – Seville Street

2901 Seville Street, Fort Lauderdale 33304

The Seville Street Whistle Stop can be found on the Intracoastal side of the road.

Vessel capacities are regulated by the United States Coast Guard, and may not be exceeded. Boarding is first come first served. Ticket Holders board first. Crew members are permitted to accept gratuities. If you enjoyed your trip, please consider leaving a tip to show your appreciation.

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