Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, on the Atlantic coast. Fort Lauderdale features a tropical climate and there is no better way to relax, refresh, renew and reconnect than enjoy a day of fun in the sun and swimming in the warm Atlantic waters. Greater Fort Lauderdale offers some safely Blue Wave beaches.
During a yacht charter trip along the coast of Fort Lauderdale, you can enjoy the sunrise on beautiful Deerfield Beach which is an award-winning, cove-like beaches and the destination family playground. For the more adventurous family, a day can be spent at Ski Rixen, one of America first cable water ski parks. For the more sedate, take a trip to the beach for sandcastle building, volleyball, dining at open-air eateries or fishing off the Deerfield Pier.
Or you can escape to Hillsboro Beach where you can enjoy the views of the Hillsboro Lighthouse and remember to watch your step, as the beach is popular with nature lovers who come to see the turtle nesting. Right next to the Lighthouse, the Hillsboro Inlet where yachts enter. For those that think life is always a game, Pompano Beach offers sports of all sorts. Named after the saltwater fish found exclusively in area waters and home to the annual Pompano Seafood festival and Fishing Rodeo, the water on this stretch of coastline is some of the warmest and clearest in South Florida.
As the hidden gem of the area, Dania Beach is home to some of the prettiest and least crowded stretches of ocean in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Dania Beach Ocean Park has an impressive fishing pier where you can dine and enjoy panoramic views and scrumptious seafood caught just out of the ocean.
Hollywood Beach is home to the Boardwalk which runs 2 ½ miles up and down a sun-kissed oceanfront. At the southern end of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach is the perfect place for a guy getaway with a wide array of outdoor sports from golf and swimming to boating and salt-water fishing.
The Port Everglade is seaport located on the south-eastern coast of the Florida peninsula within the three cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Dania Beach, as well as unincorporated Broward County. Originally known as Lake Mabel, the Port Everglades is Fort Lauderdale largest port. More than 5,300 ships call at Port Everglades in a year forming the basis of a diverse maritime operation that includes a thriving cruise industry and a reputation as the world best cruise port.
With its many canals, and proximity to the Bahamas and Caribbean, Fort Lauderdale is also a popular yachting vacation stop and home port for 42,000 boats and approximately 100 marinas and boatyards. Additionally, the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world largest boat show, brings over 125,000 people to the city each year.