Spending the day on the Intracoastal Waterway in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Well, it all began because we couldn’t get into our Airbnb until 3 pm. So, after a wonderful 10 day cruise with Princess, we decided to take the Intracoastal Water Taxi to Hollywood Beach and waste a few hours at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Once onboard, we were told that we could ride until 10:00 pm. BINGO, lets pull up a seat and start charting our course.

The Intracoastal Waterway is over 3,000 miles long, but we weren’t going to cover it all in one day. After a round trip back to the Cruise Terminal, we headed north to check out the real estate on the waters edge. We had a great time seeing so many beautiful yachts that are arriving in Ft. Lauderdale for the winter. We passed by many beautiful homes on our journey and we saw a large variety of iguanas, sea birds and three manatees. It was well worth the $28 pp fee to spend the day on the water enjoying nature and exploring a new part of Florida.

Once the journey was complete, we rounded out the afternoon with a wonderful meal at Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant and Market before checking into our cute little Airbnb in Hollywood.

Water Taxis come in all shapes and sizes.
This beauty has a full bathroom and sells beer.
View along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Ron Howard’s luxury yacht in port.
Once the home of Ted Turner and Jane Fonda.
Billy’s stone crab tower of delight.

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