Rocking the boat can lead to an epic party or a newly sunken home for blowfish and sharkopusses. Ensure it's a party when you step aboard today's deal: for $75, you get a two-hour boat rental for up to 12 passengers with Duffy Electric Boat Company in Fort Lauderdale (a $155 value). Launching off from a marina resting along New River, boats can be rented daily anytime between noon and 8 p.m.
A dozen sets of sea legs can flex their nautical muscle aboard the canopy-covered Duffy 21 Avalon. Powered exclusively by a combination of battery power and dreams, this spacious vessel hums along quietly, allowing passengers to soak in the natural surround sound. Wrap-around seating encircles a central table equipped with multiple cup holders and adequate serving space for sailors to tear into a recently commandeered party sub.
Although wearing a captain's hat can help get you into character, you won't need a fake diploma from boat school or a sack of expertly tied knots to step behind the wheel of your rental. With a straightforward control system and an adequate supply of electric juice, Duffy's boats can be navigated with the ease of an aquatic golf cart by drivers 21 years and older. Effortlessly glide west along the river and look portside to the tree line surrounding Secret Woods Nature Center. For a sightseeing tour of man-made scenery, tread east to the docks at Las Olas to grab a quick bite or beverage—or just throw direction discretion to the wind and steer with nothing but fate, hope, and the natural downstream gravitational pull.
Reservations are required. Duffy Electric Boat Company has a 24-hour cancelation policy.
Duffy Electric Boat
Duffy Electric Boat rents 10-person, battery-powered vessels for excursions on the St. Lucie River. Guests can relax in comfort, lounging on wrap-around seating beneath a canopy tarp that shields heads from the sun. The boat is as easy to steer as a golf cart and amateur captains can navigate to a variety of nearby attractions.