Enjoy scenic views of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Millionaire’s Row, and mega-yachts and mansions as you cruise down the New River aboard the classic Jungle Queen riverboat. Feast on a barbecue dinner during a stop at a tropical island, and share laughs at a variety show before beginning your return cruise to town.
Head to the marina and step aboard the Jungle Queen,a beautiful riverboat with multiple decks and open-air viewing areas. Travel through serene waterways and canals while your captain shares historical details and describes out the passing scenery. As you float up New River, admire the luxurious estates of Florida's rich and famous along the waterfront of Millionaire's Row.
Stop on a tropical island and disembark, admiring the beautiful setting with its tropical trees, macaws, and rare birds. Watch the sun set and experience the best of Southern hospitality with a delicious all-you-can-eat barbecue rib, chicken, and shrimp dinner. Afterward, get ready for some laughs with an entertaining variety show before hopping back on the boat to cruise back to shore.
Save on the price of admission and craft your itinerary on the go with a Miami & The Keys Explorer Pass, which lets you choose from 3, 4, or 5 of South Florida’s top attractions. Skip the ticket lines and rack up savings of up to 40% as you visit the best the Sunshine State has to offer.
With your South Florida Explorer Pass, you can soak up the sun from Key West to Miami Beach with watersports like kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and parasailing. Go for a glass-bottom boat cruise to spot colorful sea life in Key Largo, rent a bike to check out South Beach’s Art Deco architecture, or visit the creatures and critters of the Miami Zoo and Miami Seaquarium.
Your pass also comes with a 1-Day Miami hop-on hop-off bus pass to travel easily between major attractions, and a helpful, digital guidebook with visitor tips, hours of operation, and directions so you can organize your itinerary on the fly.
Your card grants you access to your choice of 3, 4, or 5 of the following attractions. The regular cost of admission is noted next to each for your information:
- Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Miami 1-Day All-Loops Tour - $50
- Miami Seaquarium - $48
- Jungle Island - $47
- Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise - $26
- Key West Trolley Tour - $20
- Sunset Watersports Key West Snorkel Dip & Sip - $40
- Duck Tours South Beach - $34
- Everglades Alligator Farm & Airboat - $29
- Lion Country Safari - $45
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens - $18
- Zoo Miami Safari Package - $28
- Ft. Lauderdale Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkeling Trip - $42
- Gator Park Airboat Tour - $25
- Sawgrass Recreation Park Everglades Airboat Adventures - $24
- Sunset Watersports Key West Parasailing - $35
- Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Cruise - $38
- Jet Boat Miami - $32
- Island Safari Bike Rental - $28
- Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium Key West - $17
- Conch Tour Train - $27
- Key West 2 Hour Kayak Rental - $40
- Sunset Watersports Paddle Board Rental - $50
- Bike and Roll: Bike Rental - $32
- The Official Art Deco Walking Tour - $25
- Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science - $28
Team up with a naturalist guide and see Florida's wilderness during this half-day adventure. In the heart of the Everglades National Park, set out on 2 distinct nature walks, board an airboat for a ride to a remote Miccosukee village, and see all sorts of wildlife in their natural habitats.
Drive out to the Everglades National Park after your morning pickup, chatting with your naturalist guide on the way. Start on your first hike of the day, searching for the wide variety of birds and wildlife that make the park their home as you venture into the lush wilderness. Your guide explains the significance of the Everglades wetland ecosystem, and then the tropical hardwood hammock ecosystem as you pace through 2 unique nature walks, drawing your surroundings into a greater context.
Next, climb into an airboat for a ride through the wetlands straight into the heart of the Everglades. Keep an eye out for alligators in their natural habitat while you ride to a Miccosukee village on a remote tree island, listening to the history of the Miccosukee people as told by your guide. After your airboat ride, enjoy some refreshments before heading back to your hotel or pickup point.
Since 1956, we have captivated people with our warmth and magical aura. The Mai-Kai authentically recreates a Polynesian Village, complete with tiki torches, a thatch roof, tropical gardens, waterfalls and museum quality artifacts. The exciting Islander Revue is performed nightly by native Polynesian dancers in colorful hand sewn costumes. The Hawaiian wedding dance will seduce you, and the Samoan Fire and Knife dance will leave you speechless. The Revue is a favorite of all ages. The award winning cuisine includes American and Cantonese dishes, many prepared in our Chinese Ovens, and each dining room reflects a different Island of Polynesia.
The Molokai Bar is a South Seas saloon with over 50 tropical drinks and live music nightly. "Home of the Mystery Drink" served by our sarong-clad maiden, with an orchid lei. Try our House Specialties - Mai-Tai and Barrel o'Rum. Happy Hour nightly 5 - 7 pm.
Our Mai-Kai trading post and gift shop will give you a chance to bring home your favorite memories of the Mai-Kai. From Hawaiian shirts and hats to Polynesian Jewelry, everyone is sure to find something to bring home. In November of 2014 Mai-Kai was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Discover Fort Lauderdale from the water as you zip along canals and waterways between attractions like state parks, beaches, and entertainment venues. Four different routes and 12 convenient stops provide you with the freedom to easily access the city’s points of interest at your own pace.
Cruise around the city’s channels aboard the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, hopping on and off whenever you want to stretch your legs with a walk or get a closer look at a waterfront attraction. Whether you are in the mood for shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, sipping a drink at a café, or doing some sightseeing, the water taxi is a spot-on choice.
Sit back and enjoy seaside mansions, restaurants, and extravagant yachts as your captain provides narration about the sights along the way. Make sure you have your camera handy as you cruise along, and remember to show your ticket to enjoy special discounts in various shops and restaurants located around each stop.
Route stops include:
- Las Olas Riverfront
- Pirate Republic Bar
- Downtowner Saloon
- Riverside Hotel / Stranahan House
- The Shops at Las Olas
- 15th Street Fisheries
- Hilton Marina / Convention Center
- Bahia Mahr / Bahia Cabana (Beach)
- Beach Place (Beach)
- Gallery ONE Guest Suites
- Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
- Shooter's Waterfront
- Bokamper's Sports Bar and Grill
Cruise the "Venice of America"—travel up New River and past Millionaire's Row, with a stop at Jungle Queen's own tropical island. Commentary by the captain will acquaint you with the pleasant, ever-changing surroundings.
Travel through the serene waterways as your captain shares historical tales, while pointing out the beautiful Fort Lauderdale scenery. Float up New River through Millionaire's Row and see incredible views of the luxurious estates of the rich and famous.
Your tour includes views of posh waterfront homes, Port Everglades, downtown Fort Lauderdale, and yacht and storage basins. During your stop at the Jungle Queen Indian Village, enjoy the beautiful island setting with tropical trees, macaws and rare birds, plus an alligator exhibition.
Get up close with many Everglade natives, including alligators, panthers, and migratory birds. Enjoy a thrilling airboat ride and wander through exhibits on reptiles and other wildlife as you take in all that this natural wonder has to offer.
Create lasting memories, discover the secrets of this untamed wilderness, and meet its native creatures. Start your adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. Your ride is guided by an experienced captain who tells tales about the Seminole and panther coexisting in the lush wilderness. Keep a sharp eye out for endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water.
Head over to the Reptile Exhibit, whose native and exotic reptiles include a 1,000-pound (454-kg) alligator. Take advantage of the opportunity to hold a baby alligator before wandering over to the Glades exhibit for a video presentation on the challenges and issues of conservation.
End your journey with a visit to the Exotic Wildlife Exhibit. Come face-to-face with many different animals that often include panthers, tigers, and birds of prey. The exhibit's handlers, from an organization striving to protect endangered wildlife, are passionate about the care of these animals.