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Paddleboats and other watercraft rentals in Broward parks

Parks in South Florida offer watercraft rentals for folks who adore an excursion on the water.

Watercraft for rent include stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats & others. 

Prior to venturing out, phone first. Some parks require pre-payment for watercraft rentals, and occasionally rentals are not available for other reasons.

Broward Parks offering boat rentals include

  • Quiet Waters Park offers for rent paddleboats, kayaks, & stand-up paddleboards, offered weekends & holidays, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield 33442, 954-357-5100
  • West Lake Park  in Hollywood: kayaks, canoes, & stand-up paddleboards, 1200 Sheridan St, Hollywood 33019, 954-357-5161
  • Everglades Holiday Park:  John-boats, 21940 Griffin Road, 33332, 954-434-8111

Rentals not offered until further notice

  • T.Y. Park, Topeekeegee Yugnee Park  3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood 33021, 954-357-8811
  • Plantation Heritage Park:  paddleboats —  not open until further notice, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation 33317, 954-357-5135
  • Tree Tops Park in Davie: paddleboats, 3900 SW 100th Ave., Davie 33328, 954-357-5130, due to repairs, rentals not offered until further notice

Watercraft rental fees

  • At Quiet Waters  fees for watercraft are usually $10.70 for 1 hour, $16.05 for 2 hours & $26.75 for four hours. Refundable security deposits of $15 apply. 
  • At West Lake Park, single kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are $14.15 per hour, $23.59 for 2 hours, and $33.02 for 4 hours. Double kayaks & canoes are $18.87 per hour, $28.30 for 2 hours, and $42.45 for 4  hours
  • Everglades Holiday Park rents  John-boats,  $75 on week days & $135 weekends with $250 refundable deposit, 954-434-8111

More free and cheap things to do in Broward

Friday, December 2, 2022

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Light up Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale

holiday market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Dania Pointe holiday night market

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Dania Pointe

Holiday Village in Oakland Park

5:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pastorius Park

Holiday lighting in Sunrise

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sunrise Civic Center

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Rock The Park in Plantation

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Plantation Central Park

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

7:00 pm to 7:20 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free outdoor film in Weston

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

8:30 pm to 8:50 pm | Dania Pointe

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Namaste Indian Arts & Food Festival

FREE | Pompano Amphitheater

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Master Naturalist (55 minute) Tours

9:30 am to 2:30 pm | $10.00 | Big Cypress Gallery, Big Cypress National Preserve

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Namaste Indian Festival in Pompano

10:30 am to 8:00 am | FREE | Pompano Amphitheater

Free photo ops with Santa in Pompano

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE

Holiday Village in Oakland Park

11:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pastorius Park

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

$5 holiday movies

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Vegan Winter Fest Block Party

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $0-13.00 | Esplanade Park

Ocean Way festival in Deerfield

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | main beach parking lot in Deerfield

Light Up Plantation

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Plantation City Hall

Holiday events at Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm | $0-35.00 | Bonnet House

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Intracoastal Waterway

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

7:00 pm to 7:20 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Candy Cane Parade

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

South Florida Symphony Orchestra "Messiah" in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00-95.00 | Parker Playhouse

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

8:30 pm to 8:50 pm | Dania Pointe

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Free entry to museu,s

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

dream car classic in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

$5 holiday movies

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

South Florida Symphony Orchestra "Messiah" in Miami

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $20.00-75.00 | Broad Center for the Performing Arts at Barry University

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Snow flurries at Dania Pointe

7:00 pm to 7:20 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, December 5, 2022

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Kwanzaa event in Dania

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania City Hall

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Holiday events at Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $0-35.00 | Bonnet House

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Holiday Parade in Boca Raton fun

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE

Thursday, December 8, 2022

The Polar Express

$65.00-75.00 | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Holiday Train Exhibit at library in Southwest Ranches

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Southwest Regional Library

"Elf" film & other holiday fun at Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Holiday events at Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $0-35.00 | Bonnet House

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $20.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Christmas Lights in the Acres

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $10.00 | Plantation Baptist Church

Symphony In Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

"Elf"film & holiday fun at Last Olas Oceanside Park

6:45 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

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