The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi has evolved into a hugely popular way to travel and sight-see around the city. The taxi is an extremely cost-efficient way to get around; one ticket is valid for an entire day and offers as many on and off stops as needed. Similar to a trolley system, the water taxi offers tickets directly on board. Once on, simply buy a ticket with cash or credit and choose the stops you’d like to get off at. Then hop off for shopping, dining, or sightseeing, and board again whenever necessary. There are several different routes to choose from, giving riders easy access to both the beaches of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, dining and shopping, and historical and cultural attractions in both destinations. A variety of tickets are available to suit all needs including single tickets, all-day passes, family passes, annual passes, and more.
Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi Map
The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi offers a main route that runs in two different directions with eleven stops in total and several whistle stops. The Water Taxi parking garage is located on West Las Olas Boulevard. The Inbound direction follows a route into the New River, to Fort Lauderdale’s downtown area, and also to Las Olas. The Outbound direction heads the opposite direction, away from New River and onward north to Shooters Restaurant and the Galleria Mall. Anyone interested in exploring Hollywood Beach is in luck, with the water taxi’s Hollywood Route traveling south.
Catching a ride aboard the water taxi is smooth sailing. The different routes are offered between Southeast 17th Street and Oakland Park Boulevard. These routes run sidelong to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. They also run in a westerly direction adjacent to the New River following through to downtown Fort Lauderdale and out to the far reaches of the Las Olas Riverfront. Departing at Stop 5 in Fort Lauderdale is the Hollywood Route. However, keep in mind that not all water taxis will halt at each and every stop.