If you haven’t seen South Florida from the water, you haven’t seen South Florida! Join us for our special events and see why we are more than just a boat ride!
Special July 4th Dedicated Service to the Beach
Celebration, Only $5 Round Trip
The City of Fort Lauderdale is once again hosting its incredible Fourth of July Celebration on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The all day entertainment and activities will culminate in a world-class fireworks display at 9:00pm. Water Taxi is running a dedicated direct route from Water Taxi Stop #1 to Water Taxi Stop # 8 which is only 2 blocks from the beach at Beach Place for only $5. For the dedicated service to the beach, $5.00 all day wristbands will be for sale at the boarding location in front of the Briny Irish Pub adjacent to the parking garage. The Water Taxi dedicated service will operate from noon to 11:00 pm. On the dedicated Water Taxi, there will be free popcorn, a full service bar and a restroom.
Water Taxi is also running a regular full schedule of service all day. If you are driving, parking is available at the Water Taxi Garage for only $5.00 as well. If you are purchasing regular water taxi tickets, you can buy them at the garage office on the ground floor or onboard the boat.
Come out and have fun on the Water Taxi on the 4th whether you are headed to the party on the beach or just want to be out on the water.
Great American Beach Party
Water Taxi will be providing special shuttle service connecting the Las Olas Riverfront and the Great American Beach Party on Fort Lauderdale Beach on Saturday, May 24. Service will operate from 10:00 am until 11:00 pm. Wristband prices are $5.00 per person. Active duty military, seniors 65 and older, and children under 3 are free. This is a great way to avoid the traffic and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s waterways while you relax all the way to the beach! Click here for more information about the Party!
PLEASE NOTE that Water Taxi will be operating regular service on Schedule A on the 24th.
Ride the Water Taxi every evening for our Moonlight Madness special! Adults and Seniors pay just $15.00 starting at 5:00 pm, and you still get unlimited boardings at all of our stops until midnight. Dine dockside or visit some of Fort Lauderdale’s spectacular nightlife, then relax and leave the driving to us as you cruise under the stars.
Winterfest Boat Parade – Saturday Dec 13, 2014
The Fort Lauderdale Boat is the highlight of the holiday season. In 2014 the parade will be held on Saturday December 13. On the parade day, Fort Lauderdale ceases normal operations mid afternoon as the waterways around Fort Lauderdale are closed from late afternoon until the end of the evening. Here are three great suggestions for participating in this fantastic event:
Enter the Parade ~ Many of the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxis are available for charter to be entered in the parade. You can charter and creatively decorate your own boat then invite whoever you want to ride in the parade and have a blast. The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi personnel will run the boat, all you have to do is the decorating and planning of our own onboard party. Call the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi office for information and details.
Watch the Parade from your own chartered vessel ~ Many of The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxis are available for private charter. Create your own Winterfest Parade Party with front row seats. This makes a great company or family holiday party.
Ride the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi on the day of the parade and watch the many parade participants as they prepare the decorations for the various parade crafts.
For information on how to participate in the 2014 Winterfest Parade, call the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi office at 954 467-6677.
Tortuga Music Festival – Saturday April 12 & Sunday April 13
For the second year in a row, Water Taxi will be the exclusive provider of express ferry transportation to the Tortuga Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Water Taxi will run continuous, frequent express service between Water Taxi Stop #1 at The Las Olas Riverfront and Water Taxi Stop #7 next to Bahia Cabana and across the street from the music festival.
The fare for the Express Water Taxi to the festival is $20.00 per person, round trip, and if you park at the Riverfront Garage adjacent to Stop #1, parking for the day is included. To take advantage of the free parking, you must buy your water taxi ticket at the Riverfront Garage when you park.
The dates for the 2014 Tortuga Music Festival are Saturday April 12 and Sunday April 13. Hours for both days will be 10:30 AM to 11 PM.
Note that in addition to the special express service between the Riverfront and the Tortuga Music Festival, Water Taxi will operate its normal service including the Hollywood route. You can get on the regular water taxi, pay the normal water taxi fare and enjoy a leisurely trip to the Music Festival. Using the regular water taxi allows you to get on and off all day for one fare. Be sure to get off at Stop #7 if you are going to the Tortuga Music Festival.
Buy music festival tickets in advance and get up to date event information by visiting the Tortuga Music Festival website.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – Thursday Oct 30-Monday Nov 3 2014
The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi is the best way to get to, from and around the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi works closely with Show Management, the organization that runs the boat show to provide convenient and fun show transportation. In fact, what better way to enjoy the boat show than to get there and back on a boat! Here is some information to help you get the most our of your boat show experience:
The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi operates on a modified scheduled during the show to optimize transportation to and from the show. The boat schedule will be published near the end of the summer to provide ample time for guests to make plans.
Easy and inexpensive parking will be available at the Las Olas riverfront complex where there are several parking garages within easy walking distance to the riverfront dock.
Show management will be selling boat show tickets at the Riverfront ferry dock. If you purchase your boat show ticket at the Riverfront, your Water Taxi transportation to and from the show will be included with your ticket price. If boarding at one of the other Water Taxi docks, you can buy your Water Taxi ticket onboard the Water Taxi and you can buy your boat show ticket upon arrival at the show.
If you board the Water Taxi at any of the other many boarding locations, your all day ticket will be offered at a deep discount during the show days.
If you are not going to the show, you can still use the Water Taxi, however, the route and times will be modified to handle the boat show demand. It is important to note that Water Taxi tickets will be offered at a deep discount during the show days.
The Hollywood route will operate as normal during the show, but guests transferring in Fort Lauderdale will need to consult the modified Water Taxi route and schedule to be sure that the connections work for their individual plans.