Perched on the Dania Cut-off Canal, Thunderboat Marine Service center's three separate marinas and dry-dock facilities harbor, rent, repair, and sell vessels as large as 50 feet in size. For customers, staff rents out sleek Bayliner Bowriders for all-day, self-piloted voyages of Florida's scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Concierges wash and fuel boats at the marina's slips, and technicians at the certified Mercury and Yamaha dealership repair troubled outboard engines, mend broken fiberglass hulls, and scare off stowaways from the steerage by waving a broom at them.
There’s no wrong way to experience a city. That’s why the team at M. Cruz Bicycle Rentals & Segway Tours grants visitors a variety of ways to explore Fort Lauderdale and the scenic landscape of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Whether cruising around on a Segway HT during a guided tour, biking along the beach, or rollerblading down the sidewalk, clients can bask in the preserved beauty of the state park as they catch glimpses of houses and yachts owned by celebrities. The team can accommodate any beach adventure guests desire, whether by supplying canoes, attaching toddler-sized bikes to the back of parents’ rentals, or renting out beach chairs to contractors hired to see where the sun goes at night.
At each of Bike Tech's three locations, a staff of bike enthusiasts roams the floor, offering patrons recommendations for new two-wheeled transports and advice for repairs and upgrades on presently owned models. Each store's inventory spans the spectrum from apparel and accessories to new bicycles by top brands, such as Specialized, Scott and Cannondale. The team also offers services ranging from full custom builds down to basic washes, necessary when short on time or all of the local elephant trunks are out of order.
eBikes on Demand makes getting around Fort Lauderdale easier for out-of-town visitors and locals alike. Guests select and rent electric bicycles online, and one of eBikes' sparkling white vans delivers them to their hotel or another convenient location. The bikes include Prodeco Mariner 7s and A2B Metro bikes for petite and average sized riders. They can move at speeds up to 20 mph for 40 miles with two included batteries, making it easy to loop around joggers on the boardwalk from dawn until dusk.
The one-hour golf lesson, which includes all course or practice-facility fees, requires golfers to bring their own clubs to have their golf needs assessed and addressed by a PGA-certified instructor. The private schooling may include tips on proper alignment, grip, posture, ball position, swing mechanics, and more. Cloud 9 has partnered with golfing professionals and tee-off locales all over the country, including six participating teachers and courses in the Miami area: Daniel Larkin at the Atlantis Country Club in Atlantis; Doug Feldman at The Club at Pelican Bay in Daytona Beach; Marty Maisa at Inverrary Country Club in Lauderhill; Lucas Cohen at Grand Palms Resort & Country Club in Pembroke Pines, multiple instructors at Palm-Aire Golf Academy in Pompano Beach, and Mark Arnold at Longboat Key Club & Resort in Longboat Key.
Big Wheel USA doesn't kid around when it comes to bikes. Its storefront showcases more than 300, each from top brands such as CamelBak and Crankbrothers. Far from limited to adult-sized bikes, Big Wheel USA stocks plenty other wheeled rides, including Trikkes, exercise bikes, and skateboards.
Don't fret if nothing in the store strikes your fancy—Big Wheel's certified mechanics can customize your very own bike, complete with as many training wheels as it takes to make you feel safe. The technicians also conduct bike fittings and repair malfunctioning parts. Big Wheel also sells plenty of bike-related shoes and apparel, and keeps patrons abreast of the latest local rides and events.