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!
Tortuga Music Festival – Saturday April 12 & Sunday April 13
The 2014 Tortuga Music Festival will be held on Saturday April 12 and Sunday April 13. Hours for both days will be 11AM to 9PM. As with 2013, The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi will offer frequent trips to and from the event for only $10 all day.
Buy tickets in advance and get up to date event information by visiting the Tortuga Music Festival website.
Convenient and reasonably priced parking is available on the main land at the following locations:
Water Taxi Stop #1 ~ Las Olas riverfront: Parking in the garage behind the Briny Pub, at the Museum of Science and Discovery and at other area public garages and limited on street parking.
Water Taxi (whistle stop) at the Downtowner Saloon: Parking in paid surface lot between the Downtowner and the Court House
Water Taxi Stop #5 under the 17th Street Bridge: Limited parking available at the municipal lot adjacent to the boarding dock
Water Taxi Stop #9 at the Gallery ONE Doubletree: Parking is available at the Galleria Mall next door to the Double Tree.
Service will operate about every 20 minutes; an all day wristband will be $10.00.
Hollywood service will operate as scheduled, but there will be no regular Water Taxi service in Fort Lauderdale. Please note that the Hollywood boat does not provide a connection to the concert.
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.
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 25. Service will operate from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. Wristband prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children 17 and under. 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 the Hollywood Water Taxi will not operate on Saturday, May 25, but the Fort Lauderdale service will operate as scheduled.
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.