Welcome to the Venice of America.
Greater Fort Lauderdale's 300-plus miles of navigable inland canals - part of the Intracoastal Waterway - stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Everglades. A destination within a destination, the waterways offer everything from centuries-old mangroves to opulent multi-million-dollar mansions. They also connect the area's top activities, attractions, hotels, shopping areas and restaurants. It is easy to experience our water culture by staying in a waterfront hotel or enjoying our many waterway attractions. Lotsa yachts. Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to a multi-billion-dollar marine industry with more than 42,000 registered yachts. For luxe or more modest tastes, yacht rentals are both readily available and easily affordable for corporate events, rehearsal dinners, weddings and wedding receptions - guaranteed to be an event that no one will forget.