Cruise Port Atlas | Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Day Trips | Attractions

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Day Trips | Attractions

With limited time in port, planning is the best way to make the most of your time. Should you strike out on your own? Should you hire a local guide? Or should you book a shore excursion offered by the cruise line or an international tour company? Below we have listed the attractions and activities that many other cruisers have enjoyed. This information should help you plan.

The advantage to cruise line tours is that they are timed for your visit and give you flexibility to change your mind after your trip begins. The advantage of using a large international firm is that tours are often less expensive than cruise sponsored tours. The advantage to using a local tour company or guide is that prices can be significantly lower or you may be able to get a customized trip just to see the attractions that interest you most.

Cruise lines that visit Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades): Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean

Recommended Attractions: Butterfly World, Museum of Science and Discovery, Bonnet House and Gardens, Historic Stranahan House, and the Beaches!

Butterfly World at Tradewinds Park

3600 W. Sample Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Butterfly World has ten thousand live butterflies and hundreds of birds at any time throughout the year. So anytime is a great time to visit Spectacular Butterfly World! Butterfly World is primarily outdoors. The Butterflies and birds fly safely in their aviaries.

Butterflies and Parrots   Tropical Flowers   Interactive Exhibits  

Easy walking on even surfaces    Wheelchair Accessible

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

A great place for young people and for those young at heart, to spend a day of discovery exploring over 200 fascinating interactive exhibits at the Museum of Discovery and Science.  There's even an IMAX theater in the museum.

See sharks and the largest living Atlantic coral reef in captivity, hang out with bats, be charmed by a 12-foot snake, plus pet alligators, turtles and iguanas. Test your pilot skills in nine cockpit simulators and learn about Florida's amazing Everglades in the Living in the Everglades exhibit. Discover the United States' place in aerospace at Runways to Rockets and take a simulated trip to the Moon or Mars. Make it a play date at the Discovery Center, designed especially for children under seven.

Specifically designed for children   Permanent animal exhibits   Huge clock in courtyard  

Easy walking    Wheelchair Accessible

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

900 North Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
(954) 563-5393

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens (also known as the Bartlett Estate) is a historic home on 35 acres in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.  Fascinating, unique and otherworldly, the house that the Bartlett's created sits just across A1A from Fort Lauderdale beach, but once you enter the gate, you are in another world.  The natural tropical foliage has been preserved and the yellow courtyard style house is filled with art and artifacts collected over several lifetimes of adventure.

Rich but Rustic House   Early 20th Century Winter Home   Gardens with native species   Home owned by artists -- Gallery  

Flat surfaces, some gravel    Wheelchair Accessible

Historic Stranahan House Museum

335 SE 6th Avenue (at Las Olas Blvd.)
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301
(954) 524-4736

Originally built as a trading post for the Seminoles of the area in 1901, Stranahan House stands on its original location at the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It has been the site most closely associated with the founding of the City and its economic and social development. Frank Stranahan originally selected the site because it was where he operated his barge ferry across the river as part of the new road from Lantana to what is now North Miami.

One of the city's first buildings, trading post   Florida Architecture  

Flat surfaces    Wheelchair Accessible

Interests Key:

Art Architecture Beach Children Wild Animals Local Cuisine Flora Gardens-Parks Geology

Diving UNESCO Views Wine Dance Music Shopping History Hiking

Walking & Wheelchair Accessibility:

No Walking Easy Walking Normal Walking Difficult Walking Accessible Limited Not Accessible