Welcome to Gold Coast


Here the coastline has a split personality. First there's slow-going, ocean-fronting Rte 1, a pleasant drive revealing infinite vistas of unspoiled beaches…though occasionally it feels like driving through a condo canyon. Second there's older Dixie Hwy, running parallel to Rte 1 but further inland, past dive bars and working-class communities. Drive both stretches; each is rich with divergent offerings.


Top experiences in Gold Coast

Gold Coast activities

$165 Kid Friendly

Small-Group Everglades Adventure from Fort Lauderdale

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, FloridaA wildlife drive through the pine savannas and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Everglades Day Safari, Davie, Broward County, FloridaTours offered by Everglades Day SafariStop At: Everglades National Park, Florida City, FloridaTour through the Everglades National ParkDuration: 1 hourStop At: Smallwood Store, Chokoloskee, FloridaBrief visit to Smallwood Store MuseumDuration: 15 minutes

$59.95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

All You Can Eat BBQ Dinner and Show at Tropical Isle with Sightseeing Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jungle Queen Tour - Fort LauderdaleThe Jungle Queen departs the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and takes you on a fully narrated cruise down the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale's New River, sailing through Millionaire's Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jungle Queen DinnerWhen you arrive at our tropical isle, you'll be treated to an All-You-Can-Eat Dinner featuring barbeque baby back ribs, barbeque chicken, peel & eat shrimp and all the fixing’s and to boot we offer live entertainment during dinnerDuration: 1 hourStop At: Jungle Queen DinnerAfter dinner you will be treated to an entertaining and laugh out loud variety show featuring comedian, jugglers, ventriloquists, singing, magicians and our world famous Polynesian Revue.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jungle Queen Tour - Fort LauderdaleAfter Dinner and Show at our Tropical Isle, you will take a leisurely cruise back to our Home Port at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.Duration: 1 hour

$32.95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Afternoon Tropical Isle Visit and Sightseeing Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jungle Queen RiverboatThe Jungle Queen departs the Bahia Mar Yachting Center and takes you on a fully narrated cruise down the "Venice of America," Fort Lauderdale's New River, sailing through Millionaire's Row with homes of the Rich and Famous, spectacular Mega Yachts, and sights beyond belief.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jungle Queen Tour - Fort LauderdaleThe cruise takes you to our own lush tropical isle where you can watch an alligator show, see exotic birds, lemurs and monkeys, hold a baby alligator or one of our exotic birds, and have your picture taken with them. Hungry? Thirsty? Enjoy our extensive concession stand menu – burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, chips, ice cream, soda and much more. Don't forget to visit our gift shop before you leave.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jungle Queen RiverboatAfter visit at our Tropical Isle, you will take a leisurely cruise back to our Home Port at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.Duration: 1 hour

$58.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Florida Everglades Airboat from Fort Lauderdale

After pickup from your hotel in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll be taken to Everglades Holiday Park in West Broward County for your 1-hour airboat tour. Get up close to alligators in their natural habitat as you zoom across the water aboard a state-of-the-art airboat. You’ll be awed by the amazing ecosystems of the surrounding lush wetlands, and your expert captain will stop at strategic spots to let you quietly observe the alligators and other wildlife in this pristine setting. Your airboat adventure is followed by a 25-minute alligator show, where experts meet the alligators face to face!  Enjoy free time for shopping before hopping back on the mini-coach and heading back to your hotel.

$24.56 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Florida Everglades Airboat and Wildlife from Fort Lauderdale

Take an an easy 25-minute drive from Ft Lauderdale to Sawgrass Recreation Park. Zip over the Florida Everglades at speeds of up to 40 miles (64 km) an hour, your 30-minute airboat tour includes wildlife spotting and entertaining stories from your experienced captain. Hear tall tales and true of the Seminole who lived in this wilderness, and of the panthers who shared their home.Then it’s on to the exciting Exhibit areas back at the park to meet the Everglades’ panthers, leopards, Florida gators, turtles, iguanas and other native wildlife for yourself, and learn about the care of these endangered animals. Just 25 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, the safest and most entertaining and educational way to experience the Everglades’ unique subtropical ecosystem is at Sawgrass Recreation Park.

$26 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Fort Lauderdale’s Riverfront Cruise 'Venice of America' Tour

Make your way to downtown Fort Lauderdale to join this 1.5-hour luxury cruise of the city’s scenic riverfront. After posing for a souvenir photograph as you board the boat, stake out a prime viewing seat upstairs on the observation deck or in the air-conditioned dining room with picture windows. Relax and take in the sights as the boat departs the port to begin the journey. Broward County is Florida’s second-most-populated county, with a variety of stunning homes, mansions and yachts. In recent years, Fort Lauderdale has distanced itself from its notorious spring break reputation and is now known for its relaxed coastal lifestyle and swanky properties.Take in the stunning views of Florida’s blue water as the ship makes its leisurely way along. Gaze out at the city’s massive luxury homes and mansions with Roman fountains and palm-tree filled yards. Get your camera ready for the mega yachts — you’ll see them up close and personal. Take in the stunning views of the marina and piers. Should you want a beverage or something to eat, the ship’s bar offers cooling cocktails like a specialty punch, nonalcoholic beverages and light snacks (own expense). You don’t want to miss this scenic journey.

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