The city of Ft. Lauderdale is one of America’s favorite beach and vacation destinations. It is also one of the best cities in the country for boating and yachting. At least ten world class Marinas are located in Fort Lauderdale so it’s the perfect place for a boater to stop for the night. It’s also a great home base for boaters exploring Florida. Snowbirds in particular love to base their boats in Ft. Lauderdale because it’s a short drive from a number of international airports. Since Ft. Lauderdale is located on the Intracoastal Waterway it’s a popular destination for those traveling by boat.
The Hall of Fame Marina is located near Downtown Ft. Lauderdale on the famous River walk attraction. The best thing about this full service Marina is that it’s located within distance of all of Fort Lauderdale’s attractions including the Broward County Convention Center.
The Marriot Portside Marina is also located downtown and it’s conveniently on the Intracoastal Waterway. Full resort style services service and access to the Marriot hotel are available at 33 slips. Some of the services available include cable TV, a fitness center, fresh water, groceries, ice, laundry, hotel rooms, restrooms, showers and tennis is available to guests. It’s all within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the beach.
The Marina Bay Yacht Club and Resort is a resort community close to Fort Lauderdale and Miami that offers a wide variety of amenities to boaters. The full service Marina is located near the apartment homes. Facilities available to yachters include a lagoon style heated pool, a Jacuzzi, lighted tennis courts, a boardwalk jogging path, an exercise course, a picnic area, covered bicycle storage, and a yachting center.
Pier Sixty Marina is located just three miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport so it’s a good place for snowbirds to keep their boats. It’s also only 45 minutes from Miami International airport and close to I-95 in a great location right across from the Riverlands Park. Amenities at Pier Sixty include wireless internet, special catering for people on yachts and a complimentary shuttle to take boaters to the airport and other destinations.
Located close to Pier Sixty is Summerfield Boat Works an older marina in a great location. Summerfield is currently undergoing renovation so details about its services are unavailable. Fort Lauderdale is truly one of the yachting and boating capitols of the United States. People who love boats and the sun will always love Fort Lauderdale.