Things to Do

Once you have booked your Fort Lauderdale hotel you will probably start to think about which tours and activities you would like to do while visiting this beautiful corner of South Florida. From beaches to butterflies, water sports to river cruises, there is a whole host of things to see and do in Fort Lauderdale. We hope that the recommendations below will give you a taste of what’s available:

Las Olas Boulevard

Las Olas Boulevard is a leafy avenue stretching from Fort Lauderdale Beach into downtown Fort Lauderdale, with an eclectic mix of boutiques and art galleries, and a wide array of restaurants, bars and nightlife including some of South Florida’s most well known dining establishments. Located within easy reach of most Fort Lauderdale hotels, a stroll along Las Olas Boulevard should be on the itinerary of any visitor to Fort Lauderdale.

Everglades Day Safari

This full day guided tour of the Everglades allows you to see alligators from an airboat ride, dolphins and manatees on a boat cruise through a mangrove estuary, and includes a wildlife drive and a nature walk. The perfect way to understand the beauty of Everglades National Park, and a great way to view the wildlife and birdlife that live there. Picks up from the fort Lauderdale area.
Tel: 239 472 1559

Deep Sea Fishing

Fishing Headquarters runs 3 half day deep sea fishing trips daily off the shores of Fort Lauderdale. Fish the reefs about a mile offshore for reef species such as kingfish, snapper and grouper. Big game sportfishing charters are also available for sailfish and mahi-mahi.
301 Seabreeze Blvd · Fort Lauderdale · Florida · Tel: 754 214 7863

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Sea Experience offer scuba diving and snorkeling trips out of their base at Bahia Mar Resort and Marina on Fort Lauderdale beach. Transportation for the snorkeling trips is on glass bottom boats from which you can view the marine life before you even venture into the water. A full range of PADI certifications is also offered.
801 Seabreeze Boulevard · Fort Lauderdale · Florida · Tel: 954 770 3483

Riverboat Ride & Dinner

The Jungle Queen Riverboat offers 3 hour sightseeing cruises on the New River with a stop at their own tropical island where you can see an alligator show. They also offer evening dinner cruises including all you can eat BBQ ribs, chicken and shrimp plus live entertainment.
Bahia Mar Yachting Center · 801 Seabreeze Boulevard · Fort Lauderdale · Florida · Tel: 954 462 5596

Butterfly World

Situated in Coconut Creek, around 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, Butterfly World is the largest butterfly park in the world where you can see thousands of butterflies as well as tropical birds flying freely. Also of interest is viewing the lifecycle of a butterfly with live caterpillars and pupae also on display.
Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road · Coconut Creek · Florida · Tel: 954 977 4400


Atlantic Coast Kayak Company offers various guided kayak trips in South Florida, including Dania Beach, Naples, St Lucie and Florida Keys. There are easy, moderate and difficult tours available to suit all ability levels. They also offer kayaking instruction classes for those new to the sport.
Tel: 954 781 0073