Ft. Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” because of its many beautiful waterways. One of the best ways to explore the city is from the water. Water taxi staff provide a narrated excursion ride that includes historical and fun information about the many mansions and mega yachts that line the waterways. There are a 10 stops in Ft. Lauderdale, and 1 stop in Hollywood at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort and the Historic Hollywood Broadwalk offering live entertainment nightly. Additionally, Water Taxi operates a complimentary Water Trolley that is supported by the City of Ft. Lauderdale that makes 8 stops along the River Route.
Since I am not traveling during this time, I found some old photos from a water trolley ride on the New River in Ft. Lauderdale. The river connects to the Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean at one end and to a canal system providing access to the Everglades on the others. Today’s photos are from a short trip around Las Olas Boulevard area in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The water taxi has a free service around Las Olas Boulevard and a paid water tour covering a larger area.