Ft. Lauderdale: The Venice Of America

Ft. Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America. It is 28 miles north of Miami, Florida. Like Venice, Ft. Lauderdale is a town laced with water. There are 300 miles of intra-coastal waterways. But these are not the place for a gentle ride in a gondola. You’d be mown down in no time by a multi-million-dollar superyacht. Did you know that Ft. Lauderdale is the mega yacht capital of the world?

While cruising, you’ll see eye-popping mansions along Millionaire’s Row, the mega-yachts of the rich and famous and private islands. I spent more than 10 hours one day cruising along the intercoastal waterway and New River and my entire experience was amazing!

Ft. Lauderdale: The Venice Of America

There are many ways to explore the canals of Intercoastal waterways. You can take sightseeing tour from the Jungle Queen Riverboat, or sail a pirate ship with Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures or go for hop-on and hop-off Water Taxi tours. All these tours are conducted by Coast Guard Licensed Captain describing the sights, the famous Millionaire’s Row which stretches from Tarpon Bend all the way out to the Intracoastal Waterway. As you look around, you will see multi-million dollar homes lining the river banks. Your Captain will tell you about the celebrities, CEO’s, millionaires and billionaires who own these magnificent properties. Breathtaking views will be yours to see along the tour of the New River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and Port Everglades. But, if you’ve got a millionaire friend to take you for a joyride on his yacht, I bet, you’ll have the time of your life!

Ft. Lauderdale: The Venice Of America

My travel tip is – Be camera ready and click the pictures of beautiful yachts and sailboats, gorgeous waterfront mansions, the “Miami Vice” house, and towering cruise ships. But don’t forget to get yourself clicked while cruising as you’d like to preserve those memories forever!

Ft. Lauderdale: The Venice Of AmericaCheck out the video to get the perfect Floridian vibes of  Ft. Lauderdale: The Venice of America!

Do share your experiences if you’ve been to Ft. Lauderdale in the comments below? If not, what do you think about this destination?

Happy traveling!
Ana

Ft. Lauderdale: The Venice Of America

48 Comments

    1. These photos are amazing! I love all captures. It seems like a very nice trip… Omg! It’s so incredibly beautiful!!! <3 Have a nice week dear!

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    1. It seems like such a cool trip, and like Venice which I visited, I bet I’d like it! It sound just amazing, and you’re right, we have to be camera ready!

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    1. Haha. . i liked how you named it as the Venice of America. . I recently went on a really short cruise (35-40 minutes) but nonetheless a cruise so i can relate to how you must have felt. Luckily, it seems you had a better weather . . 😛

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    1. I had no idea Ft. Lauderdale was so pretty! I’ve never been close to it. I love going on canals and waterways so I’m sure I’d love it. I’ll just have to make friends with a millionaire so we can go on his yacht!

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