W Fort Lauderdale


401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304, United States   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone (954) 414-8200 Hotel Reservations 866-837-4203



Museum of Discovery & Science
401 SW 2nd St,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954 467-6637

Spend a day of discovery exploring two floors of fascinating interactive exhibits at the Museum of Discovery and Science!

See sharks and the largest living Atlantic coral reef in captivity, hang out with bats, be charmed by a 12-foot snake, plus pet alligators, turtles and iguanas. Test your pilot skills in nine cockpit simulators and learn about Florida's amazing Everglades in the Living in the Everglades exhibit. Discover our place in aerospace at Runways to Rockets, our space exhibit, and take a simulated trip to the Moon or Mars. Make it a play date at the Discovery Center, designed especially for children under seven.


Butterfly World
3600 W. Sample Road
Coconut Creek, FL  33073

Butterfly World, the world's largest butterfly park, is home to more than 20,000 live butterflies from every corner of the globe. Marvel at hundreds of exotic birds in our 6 Free-Flight Aviaries, hand-feed the lorikeets, and explore our butterfly museum and Bug Zoo! Waterfalls, botanical gardens, passion vines, and roses complete this natural habitat. The perfect adventure for everyone!
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (Admission closes at 4pm). Adults $26.95, children 3-11 $21.95, under 3 free.


Flamingo Gardens
3750 Flamingo Rd Davie, FL 33330


The Flamingo Gardens, Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. The Botanical Gardens is a showcase for over 3000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants. The Arboretum contains some of the largest trees in the state of Florida. The Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary gives residence to permanently injured and non-releasable birds and animals, and is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife- including alligators, bear, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacocks and flamingos


Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Despite a densely populated city that emerged in a very few short decades, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park has maintained a lead role in keeping its property representative of the wild lands that are our coastal legacy. The park, and its various programs, have helped shape the ecological literacy of our community (people of all ages) and our millions of visitors to this popular Ft. Lauderdale destination.

Enjoy a Segway tour through a coastal hammock trail or kayak down a freshwater costal dune lake. Grab one of our premium Townie beach cruisers or Giant road bikes and cruise down Fort Lauderdale’s famous boardwalk. With a full concession stand you can grab a drink and cool down with an ice cream as you head to the beach to ride one of our Jet Skis on the warm, crystal clear waters of South Florida. Bring the whole family, we have plenty of kid’s bikes and are child friendly. Here at M. Cruz Rentals you can truly do it all!


801 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954 530-8302

Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures children’s pirate cruise in Fort Lauderdale. Where children and adults alike, come to experience the magic of a pirate cruise sailing in South Florida in search of treasure. Come on a Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures voyage as we take everyone into a world of treasure hunts and battles on the high seas!  Upon arrival the “soon to be pirates” will enjoy face painting and lessons in pirate slang. Once we have set sail on our pirate cruise, the adventure begins. The discovery of a message in a bottle will lead us in search of a lost key, long lost at sea to unlock the treasure chest. We shall ward off the notorious “Barnacle Bill” with our real water cannons, then the pirate cruise continues. Will our tale end with excitement and fortune… of course it will. All junior pirates will leave with a bag of booty, an official pirate certificate, and an experience that will not soon be forgotten..


Water Taxi
413 3rd Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tel: (954) 467-6677

The Water Taxi is like a trolley-on-the-water. Board a Water Taxi at any of our stops and purchase your ticket onboard, cash or credit card. Then choose which stops you’d like to explore, and hop off to check out Fort Lauderdale’s  attractions, shopping and dining. Hop back on and head to your next stop, or just sit back and enjoy the ride.

There are multiple routes to choose from that give you access to both Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale’s beaches, world-class shopping and dining, and the many cultural and historical options in both cities — all for one low price. On every Water Taxi you will have unparalleled views of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood.


Spirit of Lauderdale
801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Laduerdale, FL 33316

Here we’ll head to the Atlantic Ocean. Sails up, sea breezes and salt air increase everyone’s taste for fun. Calypso music and breaking waves provide a tropical rhythm. Relax and enjoy the views while you sip on an ice cold beverage served by our friendly crew at Ft Lauderdale boat cruises Spirit of Lauderdale.

Splash! Arriving at our swim stop, the real fun begins, as you slide down our super water slide into the tropical blue-green water on Fort Lauderdale’s first reef. Guests may play on our giant trampoline, relax with a swim noodle or borrow a mask and snorkel and explore. Or just relax on the nets and catch a tan on a catamaran! Ft Lauderdale Boat Cruises “Sail and Splash” is the best way to spend and afternoon in Fort Lauderdale!


Aloha Water Sports
Tel: 954-462-7245
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

When you or your family, friends and out of town guests are looking for unique and exciting ocean adventures, it's time to visit the professionals at Aloha Watersports. Whether it's a breathtaking parasail flight, an action packed wave runner ride or a leisurely sailing trip on a Hobie Cat the experts from Team Aloha have the knowledge and experience to insure that every visit with us will be enjoyable, memorable and, above all, safe.


Sea Expereince Scuba Diving, Glass Bottom & Snorkel Adventures
801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Glass bottom, snorkel and scuba diving trips. Try the Discover Scuba Diving class and go scuba diving the same day. Visit the underwater beauty of natural reefs. View through the glass bottom or get up close and personal snorkeling with the tropical fish. An experienced staff helps beginners and seasoned snorkelers in every aspect of their tour. Great family fun and an educational eco-tour. Two trips daily (three trips during peak times), seven days a week; also offering private charters. Two tank scuba trips also offered daily.


Every Everglades Day Safari Adventure
Tel:  239-472-1559 or 800-472-3069
E-Mail: gator@ecosafari.com

  • Roundtrip transportation from the greater Fort Myers and greater Fort Lauderdale areas.
  • A well-educated, highly-trained, naturalist guide.
  • A nature walk under the canopy of towering bald cypress.
  • A scenic boat cruise into the Ten Thousand Islands mangrove forest in Everglades National Park.
  • A delicious lunch with alligator appetizers.
  • A wildlife drive through the pine savannahs and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve.
  • And a spectacular airboat ride through sawgrass prairies and pond apple forests.
  • The Everglades Day Safari has been awarded the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism's prestigious Gold Level Certification for Ecotour Operators.


Sunrise PaddleBoards
2520 North Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

Looking for some new fun on the surf? Then you’re ready for standup paddle boarding! It looks like a Surf Board, but is much larger in width (31 inches) and length (12 feet) making it much easier to balance yourself. You can paddle on your knees or stand up. It’s great for play and exercise and we’ve taught people from 6 years old to people in their 80′s who are all very excited that they can learn this in no more than an hour. It’s so easy that we guarantee we’ll get you up or you can have your money back.