Water Taxi is more than just a boat ride! Our Captains and Crew are well versed on the city and the many attractions that can be viewed from the water. As such, they provide a narrated excursion that includes historical information as well as fun and interesting information about the many Mansions and Mega Yachts that line the waterways.

Grandma Ruth

DAYTIME - FAMILY

Pick-up the Water Taxi at Stop #1 Stranahan House/Riverside Hotel and continue to > Stop #8 Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, and nature trails, enjoy a snack at Park & Ocean open air restaurant located within the park, then continue > to Stop #5 South end Bahia Mar. Here you may take a short walk across A1A and enjoy the beach, or enjoy water sports rentals & parasailing. Then continue > to Stop #3 15th Street Fisheries to feed the Tarpon (best feeding time 5-7:30 pm) then enjoy a delicious dinner.

Things To Do Off the Boat:
  • Enjoy the beach & playground at Stop # 5: south end of Bahia Mar – short walk cross A1A and you are there.
  • Enjoy a day in the park: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park at Stop # 8  (park closes at sunset) enjoy, kayaking, paddle boarding, bicycle rentals, nature trails.
  • Enjoy a refreshing ice cream sundae at Kilwin’s on Las Olas. As one of our Cruise & Save Partners, they offer a 10% discount when you show them your Water Taxi tickets.
  • Feed the Tarpon at 15th St. Fisheries at Stop #3 (best feeding time 5-7:30pm). Bait store on the dock sells food.
  • Spend a day at the Museum of Discovery & Science & AutoNation IMAX Theatre & a walk along the river. It’s also easy to get to on the water by taking the complimentary water trolley from Stop #1 Stranahan House /Riverside Hotel.

John

NIGHT TIME - FRIENDS & ROMANCE

ITINERARY 1:

Enjoy an Afternoon of Shopping and Art Galleries on Historic Las Olas Blvd. and make your way to the Boathouse located at the Riverside Hotel where you may enjoy their Tapas Menu and a tropical drink while overlooking the New River. Then board the Water Taxi there at the Riverside Hotel; Stop #1 and enjoy a narrated tour where you will see the magnificent mansions that line the waterways along with the Mega Yachts. Continue > SOUTH to Stop #3 the 15th Street Fisheries Restaurant for a Romantic Dinner over looking the Intra Coastal Waterway. (Est. Travel Time 25 minutes) You may feed the Tarpon located behind the restaurant (Best Feeding time 5-7:30pm)  For Added Romance! time your date to include the Sunset that is absolutely beautiful from the water. Summer estimated times: 7:45-8:15pm

ITINERARY 2:

Enjoy an Afternoon of Shopping and Art Galleries on Historic Las Olas Blvd. and make your way to the Boathouse located at the Riverside Hotel where you may enjoy their Tapas Menu and a tropical drink while overlooking the New River. Then board the Water Taxi there at the Riverside Hotel; Stop #1 and enjoy a narrated tour where you will see the magnificent mansions that line the waterways along with the Mega Yachts. Continue > NORTH to Stop #9 Shooters Waterfront and enjoy a delicious dinner indoors/outdoors along the Waterway.

Things to do off the boat:
  • Start at Stop #1 Stranahan House/ Riverside Hotel and Enjoy a narrated tour of the waterway to Shooters Waterfront Restaurant located at Stop #9.
  • Start at Stop #5 South end of Bahia Mar and go to Stop #7 Gallery One/ DoubleTree Hotel and walk next door to Seasons 52 located at the Galleria Mall.
  • Start at Stop #4 Hilton Marina/ 17th St. Bridge and proceed to Las Olas Stop #1 for Timpano’s, Indigo, or Tuscan Prime, or Stop #2 and proceed to Piazza Italia & Marketplace.

Stephanie

PUB CRAWL

STARTING POINT 1:

Boathouse at the Riverside Hotel then Board Water Taxi at Stop #1 Stranahan House / Riverside Hotel > continue to the Historic Downtowner Saloon > continue to Stop #3 15th St. Fisheries. ( Est. “Travel Time” 45 minutes ) (Reservations required for groups)

STARTING POINT 2:

Bokampers located at Stop #10 Oakland Park Blvd. > Continue to Stop #9 Shooters Waterfront > Stop #3 15th Street Fisheries ( Est. “Travel Time” 45 minutes-1 hour) (Reservations required for groups).

STARTING POINT 3:

Hilton Marina Hotel/ 17th Street Bridge – Continue Southbound to Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort (Non-stop Express Boat) (Est. “Travel Time” 45 minutes each way).  Once at Margaritaville you can enjoy: 5 o’Clock Somewhere, LandShark, Margaritaville Café & Bar, JWB’s Prime Steakhouse & Bar + Live Entertainment in the Bandshell each Wednesday-Sunday 7-9pm. Additionally entertainment is provided every night of the week. See the Performance Calendar.

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