Sunday, August 14, 2016

Enjoyed the Sightseeing Cruise on the New River and Intracoastal Water Way in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

17th Street Causeway Bridge in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
17th Street Causeway Bridge
During one of our “staycations”, Nadia and I took a sightseeing cruise on the Intracoastal and New River.
We arrived for the 11:00 a.m. cruise.  The scheduled Yacht that was to take us out that day was having mechanical problems; so we all had to walk a little ways and we got to board another Yacht.  As soon as we got on board, we were served complimentary cakes and snacks, for the inconvenience.  There were places to sit inside the yacht, which had air conditioning; or you could choose to sit outside and the let the breeze blow through your hair.  The outside was also covered, so you could sit or stand in the shade.  They also served drinks at the bar and fruit juice for the kids.

It was time for the Cruise to start.  We opted to sit outside.  The Yacht headed down the New River and out into the Intracoastal.  What a lovely view.  The mansions were just amazing.  What a nice day to dream.  Each one was more beautiful than the next. So many infinity pools; I would like to have one of those someday. After we passed under the 17th Street Causeway Bridge, we were in Port Everglades.  We looked at a couple of cruise ships that were docked and getting ready to head out to sea.

Historic Stranahan House in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Historic Stranahan House

Fort Lauderdale Riverfront Sightseeing Cruise from Viator - $21.99

Hop aboard a sleek boat and cruise along Fort Lauderdale’s stunning marinas and riverfront on this 1.5-hour ride. You’ll see this tropical city from a new and beautiful perspective as you sail through its clear blue waters. Gawk at the sprawling mega mansions and giant yachts, choosing your favorites along the way. Enjoy the chance to do some sightseeing from the water!

The yacht then turned around and headed back.  As we headed back, we passed the Historical Stranahan House.  The Stranahan House was first built as a Trading Post between the settlers and the Seminole Indians in 1901. 

Look how times have changed!!  

The cruise lasted about 1.5 hours.  We really enjoyed ourselves and it was very relaxing.

Ghosts, Legends and Lore Tour of Fort Lauderdale from Viator - $24.99

Enjoy a chilling evening as your rock star guide lead along the New River and hear the tales of hauntings, murders, suicides, massacres and other ghost inducing hauntings. Learn the different kinds of hauntings, hear about Lula our ghost of a little girl who drowned in the New River and so much more!