With the waters too shallow for larger boats, our small yacht charter becomes the perfect vessel for the day. Utilizing our Monterey, your Fort Lauderdale sandbar tour begins on the New River, allowing you to intake the city’s sights. The short trip through Millionaires Row showcases Fort Lauderdale’s largest homes and yachts with no compromise on time. Within 30 minutes, we can be anchored in waist-deep waters with all of our available toys and floats on hand.
Great for a weekend adventure, fun times with friends, or a Fort Lauderdale bachelorette party, Florida sandbars are certain to bring a good time. With a few shallow water options in South Florida, our boat rental service prides itself on flexibility. Whether wanting you sandbar excursion to stay short and local or adventure-filled, we offer endless options.
Fort Lauderdale Sandbar
The sandbar in Fort Lauderdale is a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. This unique and shallow spot is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, relaxing, or having a good ol’ sandbar party. The natural occurrence, caused by how the tides and currents move in the area, keeps the waters clear and warm, creating a perfect place to hang out and enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine. Filled daily with boats, jet skis, and other watercraft, our Fort Lauderdale sandbar tour allows you to fit in with the local boaters.
3 Hour Minimum Trip
Like any other Fort Lauderdale party destination, the sense of community creates an unmatched social environment. Meeting new friends, dancing, and drinking with strangers is common. Stop for lunch at one of the local waterfront restaurants, or keep the party going and order from a food boat at the sandbar.
Overall, the Fort Lauderdale Sandbar is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves the sun, sand, and water. Whether you are a local or a tourist, this unique spot will provide hours of fun and relaxation in a beautiful, natural setting. As a local spot, our Fort Lauderdale sandbar tour can be done in as short as a 3-hour trip.
If you want to upgrade your Fort Lauderdale sandbar tour, there are few better ways to experience South Florida than with a Haulover sandbar party. Located within Miami’s intercoastal, this sandbar is the gathering spot for hundreds of yachts weekly, ensuring no shortage of Haulover sandbar events. While a wide range of sandbars are located in South Florida, few are more famous than the Haulover sandbar in Miami. This hideout is the best place to party with locals and celebrities alike.
6 Hour Minimum Trip
Unlike other sandbars in the region, the Haulover sandbar is not a natural occurrence. With clearer waters and more partygoers, this spot has become a fan favorite. Approximately a 2-hour trip each way, our Haulover sandbar boat rental is a popular attraction for those looking to enjoy a longer day on the water. The impermanence of sandbars and the constant rumors that the Haulover sandbar may one day be dredged mean that the future of this party hotspot is up in the air. So make sure you don’t miss out!
What is a Sandbar?
Also known as a shoal, a sandbar is a long, narrow, and submerged accumulation of sand, sediment, or other materials that forms in bodies of water. These formations typically occur in rivers, lakes, and coastal areas, and they can vary in size and shape. Sandbars are often created by the deposition of sand carried by water currents, tides, or waves.
Sandbars make their appearances in places where water currents carry and deposit sand. After some time, this deposit will continue to grow into the sandbar that we are familiar with. They are dynamic and can change over time due to natural processes like erosion, sediment transport, and weather conditions. They can serve as natural barriers and have ecological importance, providing habitat for various aquatic plants and animals.
With their uncommon occurrence and shallow waters, they are a magnet for any boaters to gather. If you’re not up for a Fort Lauderdale snorkeling tour, standing in the middle of a body of water is an experience that’s hard to ignore. They can also be a hazard to other boaters unaware of the significant depth change, potentially striking the bottom of the boat. As such, we have specific Fort Lauderdale sandbar boats that are capable of going in these shallow waters.
About The Boat
Our new Monterey 328SS is our smallest yacht for charter. It excels in providing a luxurious experience and comfortable seating in a small size. With seating up to ten people and an onboard restroom, the Monterey is equipped for any trip for you and your friends. With its small size, this yacht can go in shallower water that many other boats can’t, meaning you can get right into the thick of things when you visit any of the Fort Lauderdale sandbars.
This vessel offers a restroom, seating for ten, blutooth speakers, and available water bottles for guests.
What To Bring?
While a trip to the sandbar is filled with plenty of fun experiences and lifelong memories, the brutal Florida heat can take a toll on someone, especially when the cool waters are masking the sun’s heat output. Whether visiting the Fort Lauderdale sandbar or Haulover, it’s best to come prepared. For the best experience, we recommend bringing along the following items.
- Sunscreen. Essential to beat the Florida heat.
- Towels. If you plan to get wet, it’s best to come prepared.
- Drinks. Staying hydrated during a trip to the Fort Lauderdale sandbar is best.
- Snacks. No party is complete without proper snacks!
- Beach Attire. Come prepared to take your shoes off and get splashed.
- A Good Time. Great for any celebrations!
While both Fort Lauderdale and Haulover sandbars are great places to take a party boat, there are a variety of other adventurous locations to explore. If you want to experience something past just a sandbar, our region has a nearly endless list of places to explore. Whether looking for seclusion or a social outing, we can recommend a trip for any occasion.
While areas like the Fort Lauderdale sandbar are a magnet for boaters, locals and returning visitors may be looking for trips off the beaten path. Take a beachfront journey or a tour through a lighthouse with one of our other local itineraries.
If none of the sandbars near Fort Lauderdale are to your liking, but you still want a similar experience, Whiskey Creek may be up your alley. Whiskey Creek is a roughly 2-mile stretch of mangrove-lined shallow canal that sits quietly in John U Lloyd State Park, not far from Port Everglades. It’s nestled between a typically quiet beach and the Intracoastal waterway.
As one can imagine from the name and description of a nondescript mangrove-lined canal, this location was an obvious spot for rum-runners during the Prohibition era. Its proximity to the port and covered connection between the ocean and Intracoastal made it a prime spot for smuggling during the 20s and 30s.
3 Hour Minimum Trip
Today, the Creek is a popular spot for those wanting to experience nature and kayak through the shallow waters. It is especially great for those who want to get a closer look at the mangroves, which play a key part in maintaining Florida’s diverse ecology. The Creek is not too far away from the Fort Lauderdale Sandbar, making it a nice destination for those who don’t want to spend the entire day out.
Lake Boca, located in Boca Raton, Florida, is a beautiful and serene body of water and a popular destination for boaters, fishermen, and party-goers. The lake is situated just south of Palm Beach and stretches for 0.75 miles, with some shallow areas and depths of up to 30 feet.
For those looking to simply relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area, Lake Boca Raton offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors can sunbathe, swim, or party with the locals. The sandbar is quite sizeable and can accommodate any mood. The sandbar is large enough to host the annual Boca Bash, an informal gathering of boaters who want to party.
8 Hour Minimum Trip
Approximately a 3-hour trip each way, this sandbar tour takes up the entire day. With an evening return, you can enjoy Florida with new eyes and experience a memorable sunset cruise. The trip to and from the sandbar in itself provides a great opportunity for anyone to take in the sights of South Florida.
A standard Fort Lauderdale sandbar tour may not be for everyone. Along the path to Lake Boca, you’ll pass by Lighthouse Point. Marking the end of the Florida Reef, the inlet provides plenty of opportunities to leave the boat and snorkel in the clearer waters. The currents found around inlets push many fish through the inlet, making it an excellent location for any snorkelers looking to view our vibrant ecosystem in calmer waters.
With shallow waters and a small beach at the lighthouse’s base, it’s the perfect place to anchor the boat and venture towards the lighthouse. Built in 1907, the Hilisboro Inlet Lighthouse is one of the oldest structures in Broward County. Today, it is still one of the most powerful lighthouses in the world.
6 Hour Minimum Trip
Approximately a 2-hour trip each way, the trip to the inlet takes up the entire day. With plenty of opportunities to snorkel, lounge on the beach, and learn about the history of one of the most powerful lighthouses in the world, there is no shortage of activities to explore.