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Blue Discovery Eco Tour

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Riverfront Cruise Ticket Booth at Riverfront Plaza

305 S Andrews Ave

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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We care about south Florida’s waterways so we partnered with local marine biologist, Paola Espitia, M.Sc. to create an eco tour that shows you what makes our backyard so special.


ABOUT THE TOUR

During this 2.5 hour guided waterway tour aboard our hybrid diesel/electric Water Shuttle learn about and experience the positive benefits of time spent on water while cruising on Fort Lauderdale’s New River and Intracoastal Waterway! Some highlights from the tour include:

  • Wildlife viewing and photography
  • Hands-on exploration of Whiskey Creek
  • Tips for how to live an ocean friendly lifestyle
  • Nautical history from the days of rum running
  • Pirate lore and more!


ABOUT THE GUIDE

Your guide, Paola Espitia, M.Sc., is a local marine biologist and photographer with over 10 years
experience studying and photographing the local marine ecosystem. In 2013, she graduated from the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center with a Masters of Science in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management. While Paola's work has led her around the world (coral research in the Bahamas, photographing whale sharks in Mexico, marine education in California, Baja California, Cuba, Belize, Panama and more), sharing the beauty and importance of Florida's waterways is her way of inspiring local action.


TOUR ROUTE

The tour launches from the Riverfront Cruise Ticket Booth at Riverfront Plaza (300 SW 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301) at 10 a.m every 4th Saturday of the month. We cruise south down the Intracoastal Waterway, past the Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, the Port Everglades seaport and the mangrove forests that make up the edges of Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park in Dania Beach. On the return trip, we make a brief stop at the State Park to explore Whiskey Creek and enjoy a cold beverage at the BG Whiskey Creek Hideout. The tour ends at the Riverfront Plaza at 12:30pm.


TICKET PRICE

The Blue Discovery Eco Tour is $35 per person. Children 4-16 are $20 and children under 4 are free. Tours depart at 10 a.m. every 4th Saturday of the month. Alcoholic beverages are allowed on-board; no glass permitted; reusable containers highly encouraged!

For Questions, call 954-463-3440

SEE YOU ON THE WATER!


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305 S Andrews Ave

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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