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EXPLORE South Florida from The Water Taxi. Your Water Taxi ticket lets you on and off its stops all day while taking in the sights along Fort Lauderdale’s world famous waterways, which have earned the city the nickname, “The Venice of America”.


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Service Area:

The Water Taxi routes run between the Il Lugano Hotel North of Oakland Boulevard West on the New River to the Pirate Republic Restaurant and Esplanade Park and South to the Westin Diplomat Hotel on Hollywood Beach. The service consists of three loops: The Main Fort Lauderdale Loop, The Northern Loop with connection to the main loop at Stop # 9 the Double Tree Gallery One Hotel and the Hollywood loop with connection to the main loop at Stop #5 17th Street Bridge.

Stop 1

Las Olas Riverfront/Briny Irish Pub
40 West Las Olas Boulevard

  WATER TAXI PARKING GARAGE at Stop 1 40 West Las Olas Boulevard

$5.00 parking at the Riverfront Garage when you buy your Water Taxi tickets there!

Stop 1a

Pirate Republic Bar
400 SW Third Ave
* NOTE: If the railroad bridge is down at the scheduled departure time, Water Taxi cannot access the Pirate Republic.

Stop 2

Downtowner Saloon
10 South New River Drive East

Stop 3

Shops and Restaurants at Las Olas
904 East Las Olas Boulevard, end of 9th Ave

Stop 4

15th Street Fisheries
1900 SE 15th Street

Stop 5

(Hollywood Connection-year round)

Hilton Marina/Convention Center
1881 Southeast 17th Street (under W side of 17th St bridge)

Stop 6

Hyatt Regency Pier 66
2301 SE 17th Street

Stop 7

Bahia Mar/Bahia Cabana (Beach)
1310 Seabreeze Boulevard

Stop 8

Beach Place (Beach)

Intracoastal end of Cortez St

Stop 9

Gallery ONE Doubletree Guest Suites
2670 East Sunrise Boulevard

Stop 10

Shooter’s Waterfront Cafe
3033 NE 32nd Ave


Whistle Stops

Water Taxi has several location within the regular route that you can call 954.467.6677 for a pre-arranged pick-up.

il Lugano Hotel
3333 NE 32nd Avenue

The Pillars Hotel
111 N. Birch Rd.

Riverside Hotel
620 East Las Olas Blvd.

Esplanade Park
420 SW Second St.

Downtowner Saloon
10 South New River Drive East

Vessel capacities are regulated by the United States Coast Guard, and may not be exceeded. Boarding is first come, first served with ticket holders boarding 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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