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Water Taxi offers rides & festive tours

For a festive excursion or a practical form of transportation, Water Taxi in Fort Lauderdale offers floating rides on the Intracoastal Waterway and New River, with opportunities for discounts.

During the holiday season, Water Taxi offers its popular Holiday Lights Tours. Float along the waterway and savor residential lights displays and other holiday decorations along the route. The onboard ambiance is enhanced with holiday entertainment and holiday drinks for purchase.

Holiday information 

Water Taxi runs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. December 24

Water Taxi is not open December 25

Holiday Lights Tours

Holiday lights excursions are offered December 2 – January 2, with payment online is required. Adult fares are $35. For kids 3 – 11, the price is $15. Order tickets online.

Regular Water Taxi routes

Some use the yellow vessels to travel from place to place, appreciating the luxury of avoiding traffic and parking. Water Taxis provide hop-on hop-off  points for shopping, dining & sightseeing along its regular routes.

Or relax onboard and savor the scenery and narrated tours. Drinks are often for sale, including adult beverages on select routes.  Narration includes “fun facts about all the gorgeous homes, yachts, and South Florida history,” the website states.

Water Taxi offers routes on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale.  Hollywood Express, which runs  from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood, is offered Thursdays – Sundays.

Information about Water Taxi and purchasing tickets is online or 954-467-6677

Regular fares

  • $28 for ages 12 to 64
  •  $23 for age 65 and older and military
  •  $14 for ages 5 to 11,  free for ages 4 and younger

For free rides on New River in Fort Lauderdale, read  Free Water Trolley in Fort Lauderdale


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Discounts for Water Taxi fares

  • Happy Hour fares after 4 p.m. are $18 & drink deals are offered  
  • Group rates for at least 10 people, inquire by phone
  • With your Water Taxi ticket, you’ll receive discounts at select restaurants, attractions and other participating businesses. Participating merchants are listed with each stop on the interactive map on Water Taxi website 

Information about Water Taxi and purchasing tickets is online or 954-467-6677

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