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Free Water Shuttle Weekends

Deerfield Island is a natural area on the Intracoastal Waterway in north Broward that’s accessible by boat.

Rides on a water shuttle to Deerfield Island Natural Area are free, weather permitting, on Fridays & weekends. 

(Photo/Broward Parks)

The free boat shuttle service usually runs from a dock at Sullivan Park, 1701 Riverview Road, Deerfield Beach, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Please phone for verification the day you are interested in.

Activities at the island park include nature walks and picnicking. Picnic tables and barbecues are on-site

The island provides a habitat for raccoons, squirrels, armadillos, and gopher tortoises, as well as a variety of migratory and indigenous birds. The island was designated an Urban Wilderness Area and a Gopher Tortoise Refuge, according to a Broward Parks & Recreation representative.

Other features

  • platform overlooking the waterway
  • boardwalk
  • butterfly garden

Information about Deerfield Island Park is online  or phone  954-357-5100.  Information about other Broward parks is on the website.

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