Amphibious Duck Tours are must when you visit our beautiful city, Fort Lauderdale aka “The Venice of America”. Inland waterways provide an eye opening tour which lasts 1 ½ hours and is narrated by entertaining tour guides. Cruise both land and sea including the landmark Fort Lauderdale strip, quaint Las Olas Boulevard, historical districts and the mansions and yachts dotting Millionaire’s Row.
|Fort Lauderdale Duck Tours uses custom made state-of-the-art amphibious vehicles called a “Hydra Terra.” Each and every vehicle is U.S. Coast Guard approved and certified “T” vessel as well as a certified passenger vehicle for use on the roadways.
The Hydra Terra is 39′ long and 8′ feet wide and has a seating capacity of 45 passengers. The vehicles are powered by Ford F550 Power Stroke 7.3 litre Diesel Engine. On land, they can travel up to 65 miles per hour and require drivers to hold a Class “B” CDL License with passenger endorsement issued by the Florida Department of Transportation. By sea, the Hydra-Terra travels at 6 knots and must be operated by a U.S. Coast Guard 50 ton Licensed Master Captain.
The vehicles are equipped with adult and children life preservers as well as fire extinguishers per requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard. 17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Daily 10am-6pm. Adults $30, seniors $26, children $16, under 3 free. (Across from BeachPlace), Fort Lauderdale, 954-761-4002 or visit http://www.fortlauderdaleducktours.com/ for more information. Quack! Quack!:)