Surfing, Snorkeling, Sport Fishing & SUP: Find Your Favorite Watersport in Fort Lauderdale

Posted: October 3, 2016

shutterstock_153817571If you love being out on the water, Fort Lauderdale is one of the best places to live on the planet. Although it’s famous as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” this coastal enclave is a true mecca for just about every type of watersport that you can imagine.

Whether you’re trying out a sport for the first time or a seasoned athlete, you’ll find a wide range of classes, guided tours, sports outfitters, rental shops, and private lessons in Fort Lauderdale. Perfect your skills at your favorite watersport, or try out something new to see if you like it. Fort Lauderdale’s the perfect place to enjoy life on the water.


Surf’s up in Fort Lauderdale, which offers beach breaks with sloppy waves just north of the main beach. Already know how to hang ten? Rent a board at Aloha Watersports or BC Surf & Sport. Eager to learn? You’ll find private and group classes taught by the pros at EZride Surf School and Hang Loose Surf School. Beginner lessons include surf instruction, riding waves, ocean awareness and safety.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Get the details on local dive sites at Coastal Marine Diving Supplies, a mainstay of the Broward County scuba community. Find everything you need to explore the deep blue sea, including charter trips, specialty classes, and scuba equipment. PADI certification courses are also available.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The craze is officially here to stay – and you’ll find plenty of stand up paddle boarding (or SUP) outlets in Fort Lauderdale. Aloha Watersports rents boards and paddles, and Fort Lauderdale Stand up Paddle offers paddle board lessons, boot camp, yoga, and Pilates. You’ll also find private, guided tours from Las Olas Paddle Boards, which also rents out extra-large boards and inflatable boards.

Boat Rentals & Charters

Be your own captain when you rent a boat and cruise along the celebrated Intracoastal Waterway past multi-million dollar mansions and spectacular yachts. No experience is necessary to rent a boat, and rentals are usually available by the day or half-day. Find pontoon boats, deck boats, and bay boats at outlets like Aquatic Adventures and Fun Rental Boats.

Sport Fishing & Deep Sea Adventures

Daily deep sea fishing trips head out from the coast of Fort Lauderdale in search of King Mackerel, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Monster Sharks, and Mahi. Try Top Shot Sportfishing, Fishing Headquarters, or Marlin My Dublin. For a unique experience, Deep Blue Kayak Fishing specializes in offshore kayak fishing. Discover how to drift fish in the Gulf Stream and catch fish from your kayak.

From relaxing boating excursions to thrilling adventure sports, you’ll never be bored on the water when you live in Fort Lauderdale. Discover one of the world’s top destinations for watersports – and make your home at Galleria Lofts.

Enjoy luxury townhome living in a central location that’s convenient to everything that this coastal paradise has to offer. Please contact us today for more information!


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