When in Greater Fort Lauderdale, you're always within reach of incredible water adventures to enjoy throughout your visit. We aren’t dubbed the Venice of America for nothing—the region has rightfully earned its moniker thanks to its impressive network of 300 miles of inland waterways, with a substantial 165 miles winding through the heart of Fort Lauderdale itself.

And that’s only the start. Stretching from Deerfield Beach to Hallandale Beach, Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts 24 miles of golden beaches, providing the perfect backdrop for a wide range of watersports. To help you discover and plan your stay, we’ve rounded up some of the area’s best water adventures for everyone under the sun.

Superyacht at Pier Sixty-Six

If you’re renting a boat or yacht for your Greater Fort Lauderdale stay, make the most of your time on the water and explore unique rentals from Aqua Flight. This Fort Lauderdale–based premier extreme watersports brand offers an impressive array of high-quality water toys for yachts worldwide. Rent a sea bob—a high-end underwater scooter—for the day to enjoy a snorkeling trip like none other. Or, try flyboarding. Most people start hovering above the water within the first five minutes, with some taking flight in just 30 seconds. This exhilarating water activity will have you soaring over the waves in no time. 

Blue Ocean Water Bikes

For a more relaxed water adventure, explore Blue Ocean Water Bikes. These watercraft resemble bicycles and are self-guided, providing a comfortable and leisurely ride at your own pace. They are suitable for individuals of all fitness levels, and the best part is that no prior experience is required. Just hop on and start riding without the need for extensive instructions. Blue Ocean Water Bikes launches from Blue Moon Adventures located inside George English Park in Fort Lauderdale.

Las Olas Paddle Boards

Las Olas Paddle Boards is a popular choice for booking water adventures. They offer a range of options, including XL paddle boards that accommodate up to eight people—perfect for group outings or birthdays. Additionally, they have mini power boats available for rent. Whether solo or with a companion, you can comfortably cruise the waters in these compact yet powerful boats.

Make the most of your visit by heading to the beach. Upgrade your experience by trying parasailing with Fort Lauderdale Water Sports and enjoy a bird's-eye view of Fort Lauderdale. This local brand also offers an exhilarating ride on a Banana Boat. Simply grab ahold of the handles and enjoy skimming over the water’s surface for a thrilling, high-speed adventure.

Another great way to explore Greater Fort Lauderdale’s waterways is to check out some of the area’s parks. Ski Rixen USA inside Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach offers cable water skiing and wakeboarding for all levels to join the fun.

Full Moon Kayak

Head to Park & Ocean across from Fort Lauderdale beach and West Lake Park in Hollywood to experience full-moon paddle boarding. This enchanting water activity allows you to connect with yourself and nature, all while under the moon's glow.

Lady Luck

Divers and marine life enthusiasts can find awe-inspiring views at Shipwreck Park, one-and-a-half miles offshore from Pompano Beach. ​​This artificial reef and underwater archaeological site was created by intentionally sinking decommissioned ships to provide habitat for marine life, promote reef conservation, and offer recreational diving and snorkeling opportunities. 

Tigertail Lake Recreational Center

And don’t forget to check out Tigertail Lake Recreational Center in Dania Beach to take on the Aqua Challenge. This exciting water-based obstacle course and playground features eight challenging elements ideal for kids and adults. You can enjoy hour-long sessions available throughout the day, with options nearly every hour, ensuring a fun and active experience for everyone.