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Water Taxi offers discounts

Water Taxi, available on The Intracoastal Waterway, runs scenic routes in Fort Lauderdale and an express route from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood. Discount opportunities are offered, including evening fares and the popular Holiday Lights Tours in winter.

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Discounts for Holiday Lights Tours

Water Taxi is offering a discount  for the popular Holiday Lights Tours in winter. The discount price is $35, while the promotion is offered. The price as of November 1 is $40. The fare for kids 5 to 11 is $20. 

The festive tours highlight elaborately decorated yards and docks of waterfront homes as the Water Taxis float along the Intracoastal Waterway. The tours feature live music and beverages for purchase on board.

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

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 and sightseeing along regular routes on the Intracoastal Waterway and New River.
  • Hollywood Express runs from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood
  • Narrated Tours. Relax onboard and savor the scenery and narrated tours. Narration includes “fun facts about all the gorgeous homes, yachts, and South Florida history,” the Water Taxi website states. Some vessels sell adult beverages and other drinks.

Regular fares

  • $35 for age 12-64
  • $30 for age 65 and older and military
  • $15 for age 5-11
  • Free for age 4 and younger

Sunset cruises

Evening excursions 6:30 p.m. Fridays  during summer and fall with live entertainment. The fare is $20. Purchasing online is recommended.  Step aboard at 335 SE 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.


  • Happy Hour fares after 5 p.m. are $20 and drink deals are offered on board 
  • Group rates for at least 10 people available (inquire by phone)

Discounts at Restaurants & Shops

With your Water Taxi ticket, you may receive discounts at select restaurants, attractions and other vendors. Participating businesses are listed with each stop on the interactive map on Water Taxi website. For more information, click here

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

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