Fort Lauderdale contains 165 miles of gorgeous, mansion-lined canals. Some people have even compared the city to Venice, Italy. Boats are a way of life there, and sunshine is abundant. If you’re planning a visit, getting out on the water is absolutely essential. If you’re wondering where to go boating during your trip to Fort Lauderdale, keep reading. 

Boat Rentals
Boat rental companies, such as GetMyBoat and YachtsUp, offer a variety of rides. You can charter a private yacht or rent a catamaran, pontoon, or jet ski. Once you choose a boat, you can pick it up at the marina where it’s docked. 

Spots To Cruise
You don’t need a specific itinerary to have a great day on the water. All you need to do is float around Fort Lauderdale’s many canals. Fortunately, the area is very easy to navigate because the canals are deep and there aren’t a lot of shoals. If it’s too windy and the ocean is too rough, the canals are a great boating option. Whiskey Creek and Lake Sylvia are great areas to explore. 

Dock and Dine Restaurants
There are plenty of waterfront restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. Rendezvous Bar and Grill offers fresh seafood, depending on the catch of the day. Yot Bar and Grill’s lobster rolls are comparable to the ones you can find in Maine. Their shrimp tacos and blackened mahi are also delicious. Coconuts will shuck oysters right in front of you, and their crab claw lollipops are amazing. Lastly, 15th Street Fisheries offers conch fritters and chowder, mahi tacos, and king crab legs.