The Island Adventure is part of the Water Taxi fleet. For guests looking for things to do in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Florida, this boat has always been a great option for exploring the Intracoastal Waterway and visiting Water Taxi Cruise and Save Partners in these areas. Because of its large capacity, The Island Adventure is the perfect form of transportation for viewing all of the ship activities in Port Everglades and lots of other things along the way. But now, she needs a new lease on life and is going through a much-deserved keel to mast, stem to stern overhaul.Continue reading
Over the next several weeks the Water Taxi engineering team will be completing the multi-year project of rebuilding the Water Taxi Island Adventure. Follow along with us as we document in photos the history of this great vessel. She was built in 1964 in Erie, Pennsylvania and has been in service up and down the coast and on the Great Lakes. So, why rebuild a 51 year old boat? The answer is simple…she has “good bones”.
After completing extensive re-plating of the hull and modest interior improvements; The Island adventure has been shuttling guests back and forth between Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood over the last few years. Significant improvements that are underway include: Replacing the second deck roof with an open air awning to provide an inviting open air seating area, Rebuilding of the entire interior on the main deck to create an inviting and comfortable guest space, significant machinery upgrades because the old machinery is “tired” and to improve noise control and reduce environmental impact and repainting of the hull in keeping with the Water Taxi colors.Continue reading