Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on September 17 (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort

Au-Rene Theater

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

$30 for a Riverfront Cruise for Two from Riverfront Cruises (Up to $46 Value)

Riverfront Cruises

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

$46 $30

Boats cruise by the New River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Port Everglades during riverfront tour

$33 for Two Adults and Two Kids Tickets to the Kids Love & Family Expo at the Museum of Discovery and Science ($52 Value)

Lincoln Financial Radio

Produced by 101.5 LITE FM, Magic 102.7 and 104.3/790 The Ticket

$52 $33

Visit a family-friendly expo with celebrity appearances, character meet and greets, and over 75 exhibitors and activities geared toward kids

One-Week Boat-Skipper Course at Sea for One or Two from Blue Water Sailing School (Up to 45% Off)

Blue Water Sailing School

East Fort Lauderdale

$2,095 $1,250

Departing from Ft. Lauderdale, live on a boat for a week while learning the ropes of sailing from professional instructors

Zombie Bar Crawl Tickets for One or Two from Zombie Crawl USA (50% Off). Three Dates Available.

Delray Zombie Crawl

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Guests donning their best zombie looks sip complimentary cocktails on a bar crawl that ends in a costume contest for cash and prizes

60-Minute Segway Tour for One or Two from Segway Fort Lauderdale (Up to 45% Off)

Segway Fort Lauderdale

Segway Fort Lauderdale

$59 $35

See local sights such as downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, and luxurious residential areas while a guide shares fun facts

$20 for Entry for Two plus One Barbecued Chicken Sandwich at The 6th Annual King of Ribs BBQ Fest ($40 Value)

The Annual King of Ribs Bar B Que cook off and fest

Marando Farms

$40 $20

Sample a wide array of barbecue sauces and meats at an all-day festival at Marando Farms

Two-Hour Kayak Rental for One or Two, or Kayak Tour for One from Sunrise Paddleboards (Up to 64% Off)

Sunrise Paddleboards

Bal Harbour

$40 $15

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Sightseers navigate kayaks across coral reefs and inland waterways on their own or with assistance from an experienced guide

$22 for Movie, Popcorn, and Drinks for Two at Gateway Theatre (Up to $41.50 Value)

Gateway Theatre

Fort Lauderdale

$41.50 $22

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Moviegoers enjoy popcorn and soda during a classic, current, or indie flick in a historic theater

Four-Hour Drift Fishing Trip for One or Two from Fishful Thinkful (Up to 31% Off)

Fishful Thinking

Barrier Island

$40 $28

Using provided rods, bait, and tackle, fishers of all ages and skill levels cast their lines from a 55-foot boat

3-Hour Paddleboard Rental for 1 or 2, or 1-Hour Paddleboard Tour for 2 from BC Surf & Sport (Up to 77% Off)

BC Surf & Sport

Poinsettia Heights

$75 $19

Paddleboarders explore watery sites of Las Olas Isles, Victoria Park, and Fort Lauderdale

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Fort Lauderdale (Up to 76% Off)

Bikram Yoga Fort Lauderdale

Poinciana Park

$180 $44

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Beginner-friendly Bikram yoga sessions led by trained instructors guide neophytes through 26 revitalizing postures in a heated studio

One-, Two-, or Three-Month Unlimited CrossFit Membership at The Training Pit (Up to 86% Off)

The Training Pit

North Lauderdale

$320 $45

Certified fitness instructors wreak havoc on unwanted flab through weightlifting, plyometrics, and cardio conditioning

$80 for a One-Hour Introductory Shooting Class for Two at Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium ($160 Value)

Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium

Fort Lauderdale

$160 $80

NRA-certified instructors teach beginners the fundamentals of shooting a .22 caliber rifle or handgun

CrossFit and Fitness Classes at CrossFit Empirical (Up to 75% Off). Two Options Available.

CrossFit Empirical

Dania Beach

$180 $45

Trainers customize core-strengthening functional fitness routines to sculpt students’ physiques

One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes for One or Two at H.I.T. Fitness Warehouse (Up to 79% Off)

H.I.T. Fitness Warehouse

Croissant Park

$165 $49

Classes—including boot camp, boxing, and power yoga—use high-intensity training to help build strength, improve endurance, and burn calories

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Zoeli Pilates and Wellness (75% Off)

Zoeli Pilates and Wellness

Colee Hammock

$170 $49

Instructors help students get fit in yoga classes offered seven days a week

4 or 10 Krav-Maga, Kickboxing, or Tae-Kwon-Do Classes with Uniform at Karate America (Up to 85% Off)

Karate America

Multiple Locations

$200 $30

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Punch, kick, and jab your way through these challenging self-defense martial-arts classes

NRA Basic Pistol Course for One or Two at Regnum Firearms Training Incorporated (Up to 52% Off)

Regnum Firearms Training Incorporated

Class/Gun Range

$140 $69

The course comprises six hours of interactive class time, one hour shooting on the range, and one hour taking an NRA certification exam

$185 for Up to Two Hours of Kids' Sports Parties from Get Fit 4 Kids (Up to $325 Value)

Get Fit 4 Kidz

Redeem from Home

$325 $185

Coaches lead kids for up to two hours of fun activities, such as games of flag football, kickball, soccer, dodgeball, and others

$75 for Parasailing Ride for Two at Aloha Watersports ($150 Value) 

Aloha Watersports

Barrier Island

$150 $75

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Harnessed to a parachute, parasailers float behind the USCG-inspected boat, towed by a sturdy line

$22 for Three-Hour BYOB Painting Party at Victorios Art Studio ($45 Value) 

Victorios Art Studio

Fort Lauderdale

$45 $22

Students create their own renderings of artwork from seasoned painter Elsa Victorios during painting parties with music and instruction

$8 for Admission for Two to the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum (Up to $16 Value)

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

Poinciana Park

$16 $8

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Museum designed to mirror a 1920s showroom filled with a collection of classic Packards and other luxury vehicles

7 or 12 CrossFit Classes at American Top Team (Up to 54% Off)

American Top Team - Weston

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Supportive instructors helm always-changing workouts, which torch calories with fitness styles from interval training to kickboxing

One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Stress Less Yoga (Up to 89% Off)

Stress Less Yoga

Multiple Locations

$250 $31

Instructor with 20 years of experience helps students of all levels boost flexibility and strength during Hatha-yoga classes

Five Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga (Up to 73% Off)

The Barkan Method of Hot Yoga

Central Fort Lauderdale

$90 $35

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Hatha and Vinyasa yoga; stretch limbs and strengthen muscles in rooms heated to varying degrees

$35 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Muscle Farm ($125 Value)

CrossFit Muscle Farm

Lake Ridge

$125 $35

High-intensity workouts feature squats, pushups, dumbbell lifts, and lunges; instructors scale routines to challenge all skill levels

Two tickets to the Bridal Joy tour (Up to 51% Off)

Bridal Joy

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

All-day wedding planning event lets parties mingle with wedding professionals and visit venues amid food, music, and fun

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Infinite Movement Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Infinite Movement Studio

East Fort Lauderdale

$125 $59

Holistic health center's yoga classes focus on building strength and restoring functional movement and flexibility

Two, Four or Six One-Hour Training Sessions at World Fitness Association (Up to 74% Off)

World Fitness Association

Coral Ridge Country Club Estates

$150 $59

Certified personal trainer helps clients tone muscle and burn fat with hands-on, individualized coaching

One-Hour Beach Tour for Up to 10 People from Beach Hopper Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Beach Hopper Tours

Fort Lauderdale

$199 $89

Tour Fort Lauderdale's beaches on stretch golf carts that seat up to 10 people

Four-Hour Deep-Sea-Fishing Trip for One or Two from Fish On Board Charters (58% Off)

Fish On Board Charters

The Sails

$199 $89

Captain & crew steer a 46 ft. Hatteras sport-fishing yacht out to sea to help anglers land big game fish such as tuna, sailfish, & kingfish

3- or 12-Month Membership with Unlimited Online Classes from YogaDownload.com (Up to 68% Off)

YogaDownload.com

Online Deal

$24 $15

Online yoga site features more than 400 yoga classes for streaming or downloading in variety of styles, levels, and themes

$1,999 for a Four-Hour Private Yacht Experience for Up to 12 from Coastal Yacht Tours ($3,499 Value)

Coastal Yacht Tours

Fort Lauderdale

$3,499 $1,999

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Passengers cruise down the New River or Intra-Coastal Waterway aboard a Marquis 690 motor yacht while enjoying provided food and champagne

Five or Ten Yoga Classes at Body Mind & Soul of Hollywood (Up to 67% Off)

Body Mind & Soul of Hollywood

On Location

$75 $29

All-purpose exercise studio hosts meditative yoga classes

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Siege (65% Off)

Crossfit Siege

Fort Lauderdale

$150 $53

Unlimited classes focusing on full-body movements. Trainers scale movements to challenge all fitness levels.

Three Days at Funderdome Indoor Playground for Kids Aged 0–2, 3–4, or 5 and Older (Up to 51% Off)

Funderdome

Fort Lauderdale

$23.85 $12

Kids can explore the ropes course, summit the climbing wall, discover the playground, find the sports complex, and dominate the laser maze

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Fort Lauderdale's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Five Boot Camp Classes from The Abundance Group, Inc. (65% Off)

The Abundance Group, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$200 $70

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$48 for $160 Worth of Boxing Lessons — American Top Team FTL

American Top Team Ftl

Fort Lauderdale

$160 $48

Torch calories during high-energy cardio-kickboxing workouts

5 or 10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bombay Room Yoga (Up to 50% Off)

Bombay Room Yoga

Bombay Room Yoga

$60 $35

Wide variety of yoga classes appropriate for all experience-levels ranging from intense Vinyasa Flow, to tranquil Yin Yoga

One Month of 45-Minute Personal Training Sessions at TrueRenew Body Wellness(Up to 54% Off). Three Options.

TrueRenew Body Wellness

On Location

$150 $75

Personal training help exercisers get in shape with choice of how many sessions each week

$40 for a Half-Day ElliptiGo Rental from M. Cruz Bicycle Rentals & Segway Tours ($80 Value)

M. Cruz Bicycle Rentals & Segway Tours

Birch Park - Finger Streets

$80 $40

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A four-hour rental of an outdoor fitness device that mimics the motion of running with less impact to the joints

10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Zen-66 (Up to 70% Off)

Zen-66

Spa 66 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66

$150 $45

Classes range from yoga and meditation to belly dancing and tai chi; each class package includes a $25 spa gift card

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at Takeover Fitness Training ($100 Value)

Takeover Fitness Training

Poinciana Park

$100 $39

Coaches motivates students with workouts in classes designed by former NFL player, obstacle-race expert, yoga enthusiast, and a triathlete

Four-Hour eBike Rental for Two, Four, or Six from eBikes on Demand (Up to 64% Off)

eBikes on Demand

Fort Lauderdale

$118 $59

Electric bicycles allow groups of up to six people to explore the city at speeds of up to 20 miles-per-hour

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Eric McDuffie's Shape Up Fitness (65% Off)

Shape Up Fitness

North Fort Lauderdale

$275 $96

Get a customized diet program with 3 group personal training sessions. All programs designed by Celebrity Trainer, Eric McDuffie-Get fit!

8 or 12 Group Training Classes at Bodytek Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

Bodytek Fitness

Multiple Locations

$140 $47

Hourlong workouts blend cardiovascular exercise and weight training to help build muscle and increase endurance

10, 20, or 50 Yoga Classes at Inner G Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Inner G Yoga

Oakland Park

$140 $29

Tranquil, candle-lit yoga practice where instructors lead classes in vinyasa-style and hot yoga

$34 for $75 Groupon — CrossFit Predators

Crossfit Predators

Oakland Park

$75 $34

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Five 60-Minute or One Month of Unlimited Dance Lessons or One Date Night Lesson at Casa Salsa (Up to 58% Off)

Casa Salsa

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

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Experienced instructors teach guests of all abilities to perform salsa's footwork, spins, and partnering skills

One or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Club One CrossFit (Up to 89% Off)

Club One CrossFit

Oakland Park

$189 $29

Certified trainer leads intense, ever-changing daily workouts that feature functional-movement exercises, working out full physiques

Pass for Go-Karting, Mini-Golf, and Other Attractions for One, Two, or Four at Boomers! (Up to 47% Off)

Boomers!

Multiple Locations

$29.99 $16.99

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Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at The Velvet House (Up to 50% Off)

The Velvet House

Dania Beach

$50 $25

Thursday–Saturday classes invite students to bring their own wine and, with the help of the class instructor, recreate a famous painting

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Tailored Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

Tailored Fitness

Lauderhill

$200 $35

40-minute boot camps feature calisthenics, plyometrics, & medicine ball exercises with training circuits that cater to clients of all levels

Scrapbooking 101 or Card-Making Class at Scrapbooking Depot (Up to 54% Off)

Scrapbooking Depot

Lincoln Park West

$25 $12

Classes teach students how to create lovely and personal works of art using scrapbooking materials

Four or Eight Swimming Lessons at Delphi Swim School (Up to 52% Off)

Delphi Swim School

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Instructors teach kids the basics of swimming and aquatic manuevers in a calm, fun environment

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

3 Weeks of Boot Camp Classes from Optimum Balance

Optimum Balance

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

$45 $14

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$50 for $100 Worth of Martial Arts — Extreme Academy of Martial Arts

Extreme Academy Of Martial Arts

Lauderdale Lakes

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One-Hour Snorkeling Tour for One or Two at Gold Coast Scuba (Up to 51% Off)

Gold Coast Scuba

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

$75 $39

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Knowledgeable guides provide all equipment and instruction before exploring local waterways from the beach at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Five Group Dance Classes or One Private Salsa Lesson at Elite International Dance Academy (Up to 68% Off)

Elite International Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

$60 $20

Hone the steps of the salsa, fox trot, or tango in evening classes, or sync up with a partner's steps in a one-hour private salsa lesson

10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at Southeast Kickboxing Florida (Up to 81% Off)

Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

Students torch calories and learn self-defense skills in high-impact kickboxing classes

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Plantation (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Plantation

Plantation

$90 $15

Instructors blend boxing techniques and swift kicks into fitness kickboxing classes that help burn calories and tone bodies

10 or 20 Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Kumite Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

Kumite Martial Arts

Plantation

$100 $39

Instructors lead groups through the rapid punches, kicks, and blocks of kickboxing for a cardio workout

$45 for $100 Worth of Boot Camp at Goto Training

Goto Training

PLANTATION

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Broward (Up to 81% Off)

Kickboxing Broward

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

Kickboxing classes combine an intense cardio workout with practical self-defense training

Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Fitness Kickboxing Florida (Up to 87% Off)

Fitness Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

$90 $14

Students torch calories and learn self-defense skills in high-impact fitness kickboxing classes

One, Two, or Three 30-Minute Private Riding Lessons at Lazy Meadows Farm (Up to 56% Off)

Lazy Meadows Farm

Plantation

$145 $69

Private dressage lessons taught by a USDF Qualified rider perfect for gift-giving season

10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Plantation

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$34 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

One or Two Months of Unlimited Outdoor Boot Camp Classes at G20 Bootcamp (Up to 60% Off)

G20 BootCamp

Davie

$99 $45

High intensity cardio-vascular and strength training interval fitness workouts combine suspension training, kettlebells, and calisthenics

Five Latin Dance Classes or One 45-Minute Private Latin Dance Lesson at Dancing Through Life (Up to 67% Off)

Dancing Through Life

Davie

$75 $25

Accomplished instructors at upscale dance and fitness studio share the techniques and thrills of Latin dances, including salsa and bachata

Unlimited Fun Package for One or Four at Kabooms Amusement & Party Center (Up to 56% Off)

Kabooms

Weston

$40 $20

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35,000 square-foot family-fun center with laser tag, a roller rink, and bounce houses; includes 30-credit arcade game card and 10 tokens

$35 for One Month of CrossFit Classes at Broward CrossFit ($250 Value)

Broward CrossFit

Davie

$250 $35

All-encompassing conditioning and exercise program built around weightlifting, gymnastics, kettlebells, and running

$31 for $90 Worth of Personal Training — Bodyfitt

Body Fitt

Davie

$90 $31

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Concealed-Weapon-License Course for One or Two at Broward Pawn & Gun (Up to 57% Off)

Broward Pawn & Gun

Davie

$75 $39

An NRA-certified instructor teaches gun safety fundamentals during a course that includes certification for a concealed-weapon license

$59 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Grounds ($125 Value)

CrossFit Grounds

Davie

$125 $59

Ever-changing workouts blend strength training, cardio, and gymnastics

60-Minute Horseback Trail Ride or 90-Minute Riding Lesson at M&M Stables (Up to 55% Off). Five Options Available.

M & M STABLES

Multiple Locations

$125 $59

Guide Melissa leads riders along trails and around equestrian parks on one-hour rides; lessons explore riding technique, care, and handling

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Xtreme Indoor Karting's 90,000-square-foot facility buzzes with the energy of Bowman Arrow karts as they whiz between the checkered flags that line the railing of the indoor go-kart track. All sporting Honda engines, three kart models take to the half-mile asphalt stage where child and adult racers show off their skills, reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. The racing theme pervades the facility, including the 18 holes of the indoor miniature golf course, which are peppered with half tires and watered with tears of joy from past Indy 500 winners. More than 100 different interactive games—including racing simulators—flicker inside the arcade, and rows of billiards tables line the black-and-white checkered floors of the Finish Line Sports Bar. Charged with fueling all of these activities, the kitchen staff at the Fast Track Café whip together burgers, wraps, and pizzas. For kid's-only entertainment, the staff supervise a day camp throughout the summer months, when all of the country's teachers traditionally lose their keys to the school.

5300 Powerline Rd
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
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The pirates have taken over the ship, their ebullient singing and laughter filling the salty sea air and alerting those around them that this is no ordinary vessel. One of these rowdy buccaneers halts his sea chantey to lift his eye patch, smudging his dark beard in the process, which elicits giggles from his fellow sailors sporting similar face paint. These freebooters are not gruff pirates, but rather youthful adventurers partaking in one of Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures' daily cruises along the crystalline waters of the south Florida coast.

Dedicated to both educating and entertaining kids of all ages, Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures' crew of well-trained staffers keeps wee passengers enthralled with action-packed aquatic outings. Before shipping off on the U.S. Coast Guard?certified Bluefoot, sea-dogs-in-training partake in a buccaneering crash course replete with face painting, pirate-slang translations, and studies on the linguistic evolution of landlubber. Journeys embark from the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in search of a treasure chest's lost key and culminate with an epic water-cannon fight with the nefarious Barnacle Bill. Upon docking, junior pirates receive an official certificate and a take-home bag of booty.

801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

At the age of 5, Captain David Ide had already navigated the back canals of South Florida in his own 8-foot motored dinghy. Over the years, the sea tugged at him even more; he amassed fishing knowledge by talking to locals on the docks during his family's annual trips to the Bahamas, and at the age of 15 he began working on the fuel docks at Lauderdale Marina. The following year, he was asked to compete in his first professional fishing tournament. Though he sometimes still competes, Captain David spends most of his time aboard the US Coast Guard-licensed Lady Pamela II—leading drift-fishing trips around South Florida's natural reefs and shipwrecks,

The 41-foot custom-built and tournament-ready Hatteras boasts a 15-foot beam, air-conditioned bridge, and refrigerators, as well as ample electronics for detecting fish and any ghost ships before they rise from the ocean. At this vessel's helm, Captain David pilots passengers armed with rods, tackle, and various types of bait out to distances of 2, 10, or up to 20 miles from shore on extended daytime and nighttime trips. Groups may hunt in search of small targets such as tuna, snapper, grouper, and mahi-mahi, or larger quarry such as broadbill swordfish and hammerhead or bull sharks.

801 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

15th Street Fisheries illustrates a key facet of the circle of life: you feed the fish, and the fish feed you. Every evening, guests head to the edge of the docks to feed schools of giant tarpon—fish that can grow up to 8 feet long—with shrimp from the nearby store. It's a feat made possible by the restaurant's location on the Lauderdale Marina, a hub for pedestrians and boats alike on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Floating above the silvery tarpon, yachts, fishing boats, and other charters pass in view of the upstairs dining room. The space resembles an upscale boathouse with eclectic seafood entrees to match. Start with a bowl of Bahamian-style conch chowder or shrimp and grits, then choose from an impressive list of prepared fish, including miso-glazed Chilean sea bass and pan-roasted black grouper. The Maine lobsters on the menu weigh 2 to 3 pounds, depending on how often they crawled ashore to go to the gym, but you can also order a spiny lobster tail with baby bok choy. Downstairs, the dockside café offers more casual fare and live music on weekends.

1900 SE 15th St
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
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Everglades Holiday Park unveils the natural splendor of one of Earth's last undisturbed territories with invigorating airboat tours and interactive alligator presentations. Visitors to the untamed river of grass explore its wetlands and observe its animal residents, and tour guides keep encroaching gators at bay with pointed comments of historic and ecological significance. The powerful airboat fleet features a covered passenger vessel for all-weather observation and an innovative zephyr-harnessing propulsion system that allows boats to swiftly skim across the Everglades' grassy rivers while sneaking up on unsuspecting patches of spanish moss. The park is also home to Animal Planet's Gator Boys; most of the reality show's episodes are filmed here.

The park complements boat tours with 20-minute gator presentations that star a cast of live alligators and shed some light on nature's last remaining dinosaurs. The boat captains are always available for private charters, which can be stocked with food, beverages, and ice at the park's 24-hour general store before heading out for fishing expeditions or leisurely cruises through the glades.

21940 Griffin Rd
Southwest Ranches,
FL
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Dapur’s chef and designer, Edi Mulyanto, draws on culinary traditions from countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan while chopping, sautéing, and simmering Pan Asian tapas and entrees. A reviewer for the Miami Herald praises the elaborate sushi rolls, which include lobster and rock shrimp, as “crowd-pleasing” and predicts that the 7,000-square-foot venue will enjoy “sweet success.” Many of the menu’s ingredients, according to Edge, spring from Mulyanto’s own garden or sorcerer nephew before ending up in small plates flavored with lime juice and garlic ponzu jelly.

A giant golden Buddha statue surrounds diners lounging on the bar’s cherry-red couches or practicing casual heists with the modern art hung on the dining room’s purple walls. High ceilings support dangling chandeliers, and soft lighting spotlights artistically arranged plants and baskets. In addition to delighting eyes during dinner and drinks, this elegant interior also hosts Dapur's nightly events and theme nights. Stop in on Wine Down Wednesday and lift a glass to an all-you-can-drink wine special or fight off the impending work week on Sake To Me Sunday with cups of half-price sake.

1620 N Federal Hwy.
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

Fort Lauderdale Scene