Exploring Fort Lauderdale
The Intracoastal waterway
The Intracoastal Waterway in the Fort Lauderdale area is the main highway for boaters and the widest. It's by far our busiest waterway. Along its shores are a beautiful and diverse collection of private homes, condos and resort hotels, all worth exploring. As you enjoy the cool breezes, you'll see some of the biggest yachts in the world. After all, this is the Yachting Capital of the World.
Fort Lauderdale sandbar
This is party-central for boaters in Fort Lauderdale, especially on the weekend. You'll find a wide selection of boats music and fun. At times it's a self contained party hub, with food vendors, games and non-stop action. If you want to see Fort Lauderdale's wilder side on the water, this is the spot.
Whiskey Creek is part of the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. The mangrove-lined waterway is a scenic place to swim, paddle board, observe bird life, and take photographs. It’s also perfect for a day at the beach or a family picnic.
This is the central waterway in Fort Lauderdale, and one of the best ways to see our city. You will marvel at the homes and yachts of the rich and famous through Millionaire’s Row. As you twist and turn through our beautiful city, you’ll see why we’re called the Venice of America. Stop and have a drink or a bite in one of our many waterfront restaurants, explore Riverwalk, do a little window shopping on Las Olas Boulevard.
Exploring the area to the north, there's the Boca Sandbar. Exploring the area to the south, you'll find Haulover Sandbar. These are similar to the Lauderdale Sandbar, with their own local flavor.