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Fort Lauderdale: High-Flying Parasailing Adventure

1. Fort Lauderdale: High-Flying Parasailing Adventure

Spark your adrenaline on a parasailing ride in Fort Lauderdale. Glide high above the Atlantic and soak up the views of the South Florida coast. Choose to participate as a passenger on a fast-paced speedboat ride. Meet your captain and get strapped into your harness. As the boat picks up speed, be hoisted into the sky for a breathtaking ride above the water. Take in the views of the city skyline and even spot the Bahamas on a clear day. Enjoy this family-friendly activity with the option to ride as a passenger on the boat if you prefer not to fly. Your instructor will also have have photo packages available to remember your trip.

Fort Lauderdale: 1-Hour Family Pirate Adventure Cruise

2. Fort Lauderdale: 1-Hour Family Pirate Adventure Cruise

Start by arriving a half-hour early to get outfitted with pirate tattoos and a vest that will be returned at the end of the trip. Meet the captain and crew as they introduce you to the Pirate way of life. Follow the first mate to board the real U.S. Coast Guard certified pirate ship where you will learn everything you need to know to join the crew. Learn how to fire the water cannons as you navigate the Intracoastal Waterway to find the key to the treasure. Battle a villainous pirate to win back the key and leave with your share of the loot. Hear of the many tales of legendary pirates and keep a sharp eye out to spot the local wildlife.

Everglades: Sawgrass Park Day Time Airboat Tour & Exhibits

3. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Day Time Airboat Tour & Exhibits

Embark on a real adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and view this fascinating natural wonder from a unique perspective. Your tour will be guided by an experienced captain. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. On this tour, feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest. All airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the alligator and reptile exhibit, where you can get up close to a baby alligator and touch its unique skin.

Fort Lauderdale: Flamingo Gardens Entry Ticket

4. Fort Lauderdale: Flamingo Gardens Entry Ticket

Experience a taste of tropical Florida as soon as you enter Flamingo Gardens with a jungle of tropical trees, plants, and over 1,000 orchids. Enjoy a wildlife encounter show presented three times a day, watch playful river otters, and meet some of the animals protected by the sanctuary, such as Josh, a native black bear. Take a narrated 30-minute tram tour through the back 50 acres and experience three different ecosystems, as well as the largest cycad collection in the United States. Stay on the tram the entire time or disembark to discover the Wetlands, the Cycad Garden, the Native Plant Walkway, the Wildflower Garden or the Mango Grove. Visit the Birds of Prey Center, and walk through a half-acre aviary with over 250 wetland birds native to Florida. Step into the past in the historic Wray Home Museum, built in 1933, and stop in the gallery for different shows and exhibits. Tour guides are always present to help you get a taste of old Florida history. In the summer of 2020 — from June 6 until September 13, 2020 — see the award-winning “Nature Connects” exhibit created with over 1.6 million LEGO pieces. The summer of 2021 will host David Rogers' Big Bugs exhibit, a must-see for lovers or art and nature.

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What people are saying about Fort Lauderdale

It was appropriate for the whole family. We had a great time being entertained by Captain Black Sparrow and his associate Skinny Pete! For the adults, it was really informative to learn about the million dollar mansions and yachts on the tour. For the kids, we noticed ages ranging from 3 years old to probably 13 years old, and everyone had a really good time.

My family and I had a great time! The tour guide was very nice and informative. The boat was nice and safe. The shop had quality food and gifts. The shop staff were helpful and very friendly. I highly recommend this outing for all ages.

It is a fun trip for the kids (& adults) …… they get to have a water cannon battle. My kids loved it!!! Bring yourself something to drink, it was hot & sunny when we went.

Such an amazing place to visit and it was the perfect ended to our vacation!

VERY FUN AND ENTERTAINING TOUR WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME