Top Things To Do in the Water
If you plan to visit the city and want to experience everything it has to offer, some sort of water-based adventure should definitely be on your list of things to do in Fort Lauderdale. You have quite a few options to choose from, so let’s take a look at some of the more popular ones.
Most people imagine hanging from a parachute and seeing the world from a new perspective when they think about parasailing, but that is only a small part of the experience.
Before you strap on your parachute and take to the skies, you will have a pleasant boat ride and conversations tinged with anticipation to enjoy.
Once you reach the clouds, you will probably spend a lot of your time looking down at the ocean. That is because what looks like a featureless expanse of water on the surface comes to life when seen from the air.
You will see dolphins at play, birds swooping for fish and dozens of vessels ranging from pleasure craft to ocean liners—and there will also be plenty of things on land for you to gaze upon.
However, if you want to enjoy the thrill of flying while staying a little closer to the surface, you could try flyboarding. These devices look like skateboards and use water propulsion to shoot people up to 45 feet in the air.
Go on a Fishing tour
If you are an avid fisher or are just a bit curious about fishing, you may find the waters around Fort Lauderdale too tempting to ignore.
Serious fishers who visit the city often charter an entire boat for themselves and their companions, but most people join a group charter to fish the ocean around Fort Lauderdale.
Fishing tours are popular because the coastal waters near Fort Lauderdale are teeming with life. There are mackerel, bonitos and kingfish close to the shore and sailfish, and you’ll find mahi-mahi and blackfin tuna further out.
If you do decide to channel your inner Ernest Hemingway, make sure you pick a charter company that provides everything that you will need out on the water. Most tours include rods and reels and bait and tackle. Many of them offer free parking too.
Go Jet Skiing
Fort Lauderdale and jet skiing are a perfect combination. There are miles of coastline and dozens of canals to explore, and some of the restaurants have docks bigger than their parking lots.
You will have two choices if you decide to go jet skiing around Fort Lauderdale—you can rent a jet ski for an hour or two and enjoy the city at your own pace, or you could join a guided tour.
If you and your friends or family decide to join a tour of Fort Lauderdale by jet skis, you will probably spend a lot of your time admiring waterfront mansions and learning why the city is called the “Venice of America.”
If jet skiing leaves you wanting more adventure in Fort Lauderdale, you can always try some snorkeling or scuba diving.
Broward County has created more than 75 artificial reefs near Fort Lauderdale, which has made the city one of the world’s most visited scuba destinations.
If you have never used scuba equipment before, look for a company with a package that includes dive training.
Learn How to Surf!
Florida may be known more for sunshine and theme parks than crashing waves, but the surfing is actually quite good at the beaches near Fort Lauderdale because the best spots are so close to each other.
If the waves are not breaking at one location, they probably will be just a few miles away. Several companies in Fort Lauderdale provide services for vacationing surfers who want to fit some wave riding into their vacations, and some of them offer lessons to beginners.
Not many Fort Lauderdale vacation experiences make you feel like a movie star, but a hot tub boat tour just might.
A hot tub is a perfect place to enjoy Fort Lauderdale from the water, and there won’t be any strangers sitting next to you as each hot tub is reserved for a couple or group.
The experience is incomplete without a glass of champagne, but you will have to bring your own as alcohol is not on the menu.
During a hot tub boat tour around Fort Lauderdale, you will see yachts docked in the harbor, waterfront mansions on the Stranahan and New Rivers and the city’s downtown skyline and Riverwalk.
You will have to book ahead as the hot tubs must be reserved in advance, but don’t let that deter you from one of the most unique water experiences in South Florida.
Go to a Water Park
If you are traveling with children, they will probably want to go to a water park in Fort Lauderdale at some point during your vacation. Fort Lauderdale has two of them in and nearby it—Tropical Splash Water Park and Castaway Island.
Both parks aren’t far from the beach, so you can combine a day at the water park with some time in the sand. And if you get tired of swimming, both parks have rides and areas for people who want to stay dry.
Experience the Best of Fort Lauderdale
A day or two on the water can transform a vacation and provide memories that will never fade, and Fort Lauderdale is one of the best places to enjoy the ocean. Sea the City has been offering jet ski rentals in New York City for many years, and now we offer hot tub boat tours in the waters around Fort Lauderdale.
Check out Sea the City in Fort Lauderdale
So there you have it, our guide on things to do in Miami beach for adults. We hope you have a blast on your vacation—Miami Beach is truly a one-of-a-kind destination! And don’t forget to check out Sea the City while you’re here too. Trust us, it’s worth it. If you’re looking for more ideas, be sure to check out our blog posts about things to do in Florida.