Stay-Cation Broward Water Taxi
By Don Valentine
The nickname for Fort Lauderdale is the Venice of the Americas. Go have some fun traveling the Intercoastal from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood on the Water Taxi. This is a great afternoon excursion to see any sights you want on the great canal all the way to Dade County. You can stroll on both Hollywood beach and Fort Lauderdale beach in the same day.
The Water Taxi offers a relaxing ride up and down the water, complete with a comical narrative about the area. From personal experience I can tell you that just the ride alone is fun. The route is essentially the original route that tourists and local residents alike have enjoyed for years. The route connects many of the hotels, condos and private residences along the waterway with Fort Lauderdale Beach.
What is really distinctive about taking the Water Taxi is you get to stop when you want and reboard when you want. You have a Stay-Cation that lets you pick from stops like Shooters Waterfront Cafe, St. Barts Cafe, and the historic Stranahan Museum, all in Fort Lauderdale to name a few. In Hollywood you can get drinks at Jimmy Buffet’s new Margaritaville Resort, stroll the Boardwalk or rent a bike to go to Anne Kolb Nature Park.
This spectacular service has 20 stops. If you plan your start location you can get all day parking for about five dollars. Watertaxi.com will give you all your cheapest parking options. Whichever starting point you pick you will be able to enjoy all Venice of the America’s has to offer from the Water Taxi service. Trust me, this is a better option than spending the afternoon at the mall. The best part you can enjoy this adventure and sleep in your own bed!