Spend a day with the Seminole Indians, learning about their culture and traditions at the Ah Tah Thi Ki Museum, taking a Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour, an Airboat Ride and enjoying an Alligator and Snake Presentation in Clewiston. Enjoy the many wonders of Big Cypress, the water shed of the Florida Everglades, home of the Seminole Indians - just a little over an hour drive from Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy a narrated riverboat cruise aboard the Jungle Queen on your way to an exciting visit to Tropical Isle, where you can see exotic birds and other animals and watch a live alligator show.
Enjoy a narrated cruise aboard the Jungle Queen on the Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise from Fort Lauderdale.
Why take a land-based tour in Fort Lauderdale when you can see the sights cruising along the Intracoastal Waterway and on rivers and canals?
If you want to explore an island park, watch the sun set or see million dollar homes, book a tour with Tropical Sailing on the Spirit of Fort Lauderdale.
The spacious 50-foot catamaran, sets sail from the Bahia Mar Hotel and Yachting Center to John U.
Early risers can take the morning tour and check out the area’s mansions and yachts while dusk lovers can opt for sipping champagne on the sunset cruise. Climb aboard Riverfront Cruises' 50-foot plus, multi-level vessel and pick a spot either in the air-conditioned lower level or al fresco on the canopied deck. Cruises depart from the Las Olas Riverfront Entertainment Complex for the 90-minute trip which rides by the historic Stranahan House, the three most expensive waterfront homes in Fort Lauderdale and the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum.
Instead of walking or using public transportation, why not try exploring the city by Water Taxi? Painted bright yellow to resemble the famous New York City cabs, they’re ideal for self-guided tours as you can hop-on-and-off to visit various hot spots around Fort Lauderdale. Gondolas West brings a slice of Italy to South Florida, with a variety of daytime eco and history-themed canal and river tours. You should pack your camera and snap close-up shots of wildlife inhabitants and colorful fauna the narrator points out during the voyage.
Don't let the name fool you, the quiet ride during the Riverfront Gondola Tours is the only resemblance to the actual Italian boat.
Evoking the southern charm of riding along the Mississippi River, the multi-level Jungle Queen Riverboat is a fun excursion any time of day.
Built in 1901 as a trading post, this historic home was the home of Fort Lauderdale pioneers Frank and Ivy Stranahan.
Catch the big ones near Fort Lauderdale with assistance from Florida’s largest freshwater fishing outfitter and guide service specializing in Florida bass fishing! Join in and have some REEL fun in the Florida sun as you enjoy a deep sea fishing adventure from Ft. Experience swordfishing at night on a 40-foot ocean yacht from Fort Lauderdale, which is known throughout the world as one of the top Deep Sea Sport Fishing destinations. Enjoy a fishing trip on a 40-foot ocean yacht from Fort Lauderdale, which is known throughout the world as one of the top Deep Sea Sport Fishing destinations.
Set sail on an exciting private trip for incredible prize game fish in the beautiful waterways of Ft. Visit the coral sands of Elafonissi this year and have your boat shipping company send you to Greece.
If you’re planning an excursion to the beautiful South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida then allow us the pleasure of showing you what island life is all about! Look for us in Captiva, where we serve the guests of South Seas Island Resort and the general public under the name of Sunny Island Adventures! Be whisked high above the blue waters of the gulf and see the magnificent reefs and wildlife below. Explore untamed islands and learn about this area’s rich and exciting history on one of our wave runner tours — or venture out on your own for an exhilarating ride!
No visit to South Seas Island Resort is complete without experiencing the authentic transportation of the island — golf carts!
Best Boat Club and Rentals is proud to operate out of the Bayside Marina at the beautiful South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island. In addition, guests of this topical resort will surely want to take advantage too of the best way to get around this expansive resort — via golf cart! The Family Pirate Adventure Cruise from Fort Lauderdale is a fun, interactive excursion for children and adults alike. Known as the "Venice of America", this stretch of Fort Lauderdale's historic New River is home to Millionaire's Row, featuring spectacular mega-yachts and the homes of the rich and famous. Known as the "Venice of America", Fort Lauderdale's historic New River is home to Millionaire's Row, featuring spectacular mega-yachts and the homes of the rich and famous. With a distinct mix of historic appeal, modern attractions and ecological wonders, your "daycation" to Grand Bahama Island is sure to be a memorable one. Relax on a catamaran, enjoy an old-time Riverboat adventure or take an intimate ride on a gondola. After shopping, grab lunch or a drink at the Downtowner Saloon, 15th Street Fisheries, Shooter’s Waterfront or Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill.
Departing from the Bahia Mar Hotel lobby, the canopied boat resembles an actual gondola and so winds through narrow waterways that larger vessels can't maneuver. The canal tours are two hours while the sunset and late afternoon ones are an hour-and-a-half. However this canopied, electric-powered boat has only a six-passenger capacity making it as cosy as gliding in a gondola. Whether you're looking for that once in a life time trophy fish like Swordfish, Sailfish, Shark or action fishing like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna to reef fish like Grouper and Snapper, the crew knows where to find the fish. Lauderdale and get hooked as you go fishing for one of the most popular and sought after gamefish in the world - the Swordfish! Greece is full of beautiful beaches and sailing locations but Elafonissi Beach is one of a kind.
Make arrangements with your boat transportation company today to start planning your trip to the beautiful Elafonissi Beach.
At this private resort, we offer Best Boat Club members and resort guests a rental fleet appropriate for cruising and fishing the beautiful blue waters.
At Best Boat Club and Rentals, we’re happy to assist you with your boat, golf-cart and even bike rental needs while you’re visiting.
Includes bimini top, ice chest, standard Coast Guard approved equipment, charts, VHF radio, PFDs, etc. Includes T-top, ice chest, standard Coast Guard approved equipment, charts, VHF radio, PFDs, etc. The adventure begins at the water's edge as soon-to-be pirates enjoy face painting and lessons in pirate slang. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy GA License Number TKBK00007 Fla. Here you can play volleyball, sunbathe, kayak or snorkel—masks and snorkels are complimentary. The two-level boat travels along the river and through other channels along the Intracoastal Waterway on a 90-minute tour. Choose from several tours including a visit to Bahia Mar Marina and one from the Intracoastal Waterway to the New River. Try your luck at catching a variety of species including Kingfish, Snappers, Black Fin Tunas and more!

You will fish in emerald waters with an abundance of marine life using top-of-the-line tackle and equipment, and your knowledgeable, well-experienced crew make the perfect guides. Whether you choose to go Nighttime Swordfishing or Daytime Swordfishing, it's a great way to catch a world-class game fish, right off Ft. Its sands are pink and red due to pink and red sea shells that have been grounded up by sea action. You can easily cross this when the oceans are calm just by wading across in the knee deep water.
The main protected plant is the Androcymbium rechingeri,which is a rare white flower that grows wild on the island.
As the pirate crew sets out along the Fort Lauderdale Waterway, the discovery of a message in a bottle will lead them in search of a key, long lost at sea, to unlock the treasure chest. The three-hour Afternoon Tropical Sightseeing Cruise includes a visit to their tropical island for an alligator show and fun selfies with exotic birds and other animals. Your crew members are courteous and will be glad to instruct you on the use of the equipment, bait your hooks, and take your fish off. Elafonissi is also a breeding ground for the caretta caretta sea turtle, also known as the loggerhead sea turtle. From boat rentals, golf cart and bike rentals to parasailing, banana boat rides, waverunners and more! From 6-10 pm the evening cruise includes a comedy show on the island and all-you-can-eat buffet. These big boys can grow to an average of 40 inches long even though sightings have been made of caretta caretta 110 inches in length! Nestles is recomended only for advanced surfers.Click the photo below to view Nestles video. P-Land is recomended for intermediate to advanced surfers.Click the photo below to view P-Lands album. Click the photo below to see The Points album.Fishing Panama, Surfer ParadiseFishing in the Gulf of Chiriqui region is regarded as a world class fishing destination. There have been many write-ups in sport fishing magazines about the marlin, sailfish, Wahoo and tuna that have been caught in this area.We operate primarily as a surf camp. Fishing off the boats is offered at no charge as the boat captains drive around the surf breaks keeping an eye on the surfers. There is no charge for this type of fishing.We also offer an outer island trip, which requires a payment of $320 for the extra gas used by the panga boat. We should be able to get out to the Coiba Island and Hannibal Bank area where large marlin and tunas can be caught.
It has been described as the perfect wave you draw on your notebook in high school that just keeps going and going. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico).I called the Delta customer service rep to ask if that was a typo (mistake) and she said no. She answered Yes, that is correct.Heres a petition going around: Fight Airline Surfboard Charges Sick of paying airline surcharges for your board?
The reason for the new price is because of the increase in fuel costs and other commodities that have steadily increased over the past two years. Improvements have been in the area of another honeymoon suit, new wood decking, new tiled floors, new boat, new motors, new rental surfboards, improved port facilities. However, if you would like to lock in the old rate from 2008, then you will need to make a reservation and pay the deposit by December 31st, 2008.
Ive only been here a few days, but have added the best photos that Ive taken yet to my portfolio. And, yeah, I caught my fair share of these bombs check my personal photo section to see for yourself! Im in the process of adding photos with a slow, third world internet connection, so be patient theyre on their way.This place is so beautiful, and the place Im staying is something else. These offshore breaks are heavy-duty, deep water reefs with some areas of dry-reef that need to be carefully negotiated.
The vibe is so cool, and everyone is surfed out and in a good mood all day.Check the photos and book your tickets. He escapes the cold of Washington State to visit us in the warm waters of Panama during February and March. It has taken a little time to get from physically being at home to mentally being back as well. My heart is always surfing around the world even if responsibility is trying to get in the way. I will get some things done on the farm and then it will be back to the beach in Oregon.The attached picture was taken at Leftovers on the island of Outer Silva about 10 kilometers from Morro Negrito Surf Camp.
There are 4 breaks on the island and various snorkeling opportunities for the non-surfers or people who need a break.
I mention this as on the 3rd day I was there, the waves were breaking in the 10 plus range with at least a 6 throw to the lip. It pitched me over the falls backwards and held me down for a long time in a lot of bubbles. I did not hit anything, although when I saw the magnificent Shuler epoxy surfboard that Lanny made for me to surf in Panama, was in 2 pieces. This meant that I was going to have some short-board experience for the remainder of the stay. I gave it a try and had my board leash come off my ankle and had to swim into the rocky shore. This picture was taken 2 weeks ago, was voted the wave of the day and is a true Monday Morning Wave.The guests, cooks and staff made this a time to remember, always. I wish this experience to all of you and thank everyone who made this happen.Have a great day,BobP.
As a side note, I was able to come back 1st class on both flights from Panama City, Panama to Seattle, Washington, USA.
As good as the airline was the cooks at camp did it better job and their meals tasted superior. Panamanians have a strong sense of pride for their provinces, and the Foundation thought this would be an opportunity for the children to see some important parts of Chiriqui. Led by camp manager, Jeff Healion, ten children and nine parents enjoyed a two day excursion of learning, fun, and exploration set to the theme of Getting to Know my Province.A Traveling by boat and bus, the trip included visits to the mountain town of Boquete and the provincial capital, David. The first stop was Paradise Gardens, an animal sanctuary and refuge in the cool highlands of Boquete, a thriving hub of coffee production and nationally famous for its coffee and flower fair.
Here, we enjoyed interactive tours of monkeys, exotic birds, endangered mammals, and an enclosed butterfly park. Most all the animals at Paradise Gardens have been rescued and are awaiting release back into the jungle.A After a picnic lunch in Boquetes main plaza, it was down to the warmer climes of David, Panamas thriving western hub of agriculture, business, and tourism. The group visited Culturama, a historical and cultural society located in one of the oldest buildings in Chiriqui.
We learned about local history and were treated to entertaining stories by one of the areas best storytellers.A What is a field trip without a little down time, so we headed over to the theater and caught the new Disney holiday movie Enchanted followed by a stop at MacDonalds. After dinner we went to see Davids new million-dollar plaza, probably the nicest plaza in Panama, if not Central America.

Just by luck, a local philanthropic organization was presenting a Christmas performance of dance, music, and holiday dramas in the parks amphitheater. It was a lovely tropical evening and we enjoyed the festivities besides being tired from a day of busy events. Finally, we made it to a comfortable nights sleep at Hotel Toledo.A Day two began with a fun breakfast at a popular downtown cafeteria where we were treated to a private reception room.
From the restaurant we walked to the Sevillana Bakery where we enjoyed a full tour of the bakerys back kitchens. In Panama, as in much of Latin America, the bakery still plays a major role in peoples daily lives. At Sevillan, fresh bread slides out of the ovens nearly all day.A A short walk from the bakery we stopped at citys main fire station.
Here we had a full tour of the facilities and then were treated to a simulated emergency call. We watched the firemen slide down the poles, put their suits on, and then leave the firehouse.
After some fun pictures with the firehouse staff, we were on our way to our final destination.A Davids International Airport is the second largest in Panama and Aeroperlas, the regional carrier, had invited us to board one of their planes as it was being prepared for a flight. Probably not something we could have done in many countries, we all boarded the plane, visited the cockpit, and then relaxed in the cabin seats while the flight attendants answered questions from the children.
Wow, what a thrill for the children.A With just a few hours left before we needed to begin our journey back to camp, we spent a few hours looking around the busy commercial district of David, bustling with holiday activity.
In Latin America, so much of the activity begins out in front of the stores so just walking around the streets is fascinating.A It is hard to imagine how our trip could have been more fun, rewarding, or educational. Sure we arrived back at the island tired, but the children were still buzzing with excitement from the events and what they had experienced. If you could have seen the smiles and eyes during the two days, you would all know how rewarding it is to share with those that are less fortunate. During the holiday time, it was especially rewarding for us to share a magical treat with the children from our island. The old price has been $600 per week and the new price will be $650.The reason for the new price is because of the increase in fuel costs and other commodities that have steadily increased over the past two years. Improvements have been in the area of another honeymoon suit, new wood decking, new tiled floors, new boat, new motors, new rental surfboards, improved port facilities.However, if you would like to lock in the old rate from 2007, then you will need to make a reservation and pay the deposit by December 31st, 2007.
The 25 ft deep V hull boat can smoothly cut through big swells and is equipped with new twin 115 hp 4 stroke motors, live bait well, GPS fish finder and an onboard stereo system. The Gulf of Chiriqui is located south of David and covers an area of 14,740 hectares plus a great number of Islands and Islets. Among them you can find Isla Coiba, Isla Cebaco, Isla Montuosa, Boca Brava, Jicaron and Isla Secas with some of the best big game sport fishing, surfing and sport-diving in Central America. Hannibal Bank and Coiba Island are both well known sport-diving and salt water sport fishing destinations Panama Central America. This creates currents that are convenient when going on an offshore fishing salt water fishing trip.
The Coiba Island is now a patrolled national park and protected from commercial fishing within its boundaries. The island was first ruled by Coiba Indians and later ruled by Vasco Nues de Balboa who at some point was defeated by pirates. Besides from sport fishing, here you will find great opportunities for adventure travel or eco tourism.
You will find a great variety of monkeys, iguanas, crocodile, snakes and over 133 different species of birds for those birdwatchers. Cebaco Island is located between Santa Catalina and Mariato West Coast of the Peninsula de Azuero. This island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and scenery for sport-diving, snorkeling or guided fishing trips. The Cebaco Bay is located south of the island and it is excellent for big game fishing or angling, sport diving and surfing. Its reefs are home of Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Dorado, Monster Yellowfin Tuna (100 + pounds) and a variety of billfish such as sail fish Montousa Island is 10 miles off Hannibal Bank and it is also a great sport-diving spot in clear waters of Panamas Pacific Ocean. The bottom floor also rises dramatically from approximate depths of 10,000 ft making it great for deep sea fishing in Panama. Moreover, this island is a boutique resort we operate with which was designed for those who want private, pristine surroundings with excellent service.
With a theme of Hacia el Futuro, or Towards the Future, the trip was for many of the participants their first travel outside the province and their first visit to the capital of Panama City. Over a period of two days, the group of students and parents, led by Morro Negrito Surfguide Jeff Healion, traveled to the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal, the ruins of the first settlement of Panama, the Presidential Palace which included a surprise meeting with President Martin Torrijos, and the new continent-spanning Centenario Bridge. Along the way, the group enjoyed some out-of-the-ordinary treats of pizza, ice cream, and holiday shopping at the new Albrook Mall at the site of the former US Albrook Air Base.The design of the trip was to bring the students in contact with the past, the present, and the future of their country through the ruins, the Canal, and the government buildings. At the Canal, the group was treated to a private presentation of the Panama Canal movie and then witnessed two giant Panamax ships passing through the locks. Nothing could have been more surprising though than when Panamas President pulled up just as the group was visiting his palace. As he left for his office, he commanded his staff to give the group a special tour inside the palace.Healion reported the smiles, excitement and gratitude we saw during the trip were heartwarming reasons why we know the Foundation can do good work. If a student wishes to continue, the family must send the child to the high school on the mainland.
For most families, the cost of transportation, food, housing, and school supplies is a great burden and many are unable to send their children, especially those with several children.The educational assistance program will provide families with the funds necessary for supporting their children in higher education. In 2007, another two will be eligible to continue at high school if their families so decide.
With the new program we hope that money will no longer be a factor whether families send their children.The surf camp enjoys close contact with all the families that will be involved in the program and will be able to monitor the progress of the students. We have seen many of these children grow up and it is especially rewarding to know they will have new choices and opportunities for their futures. We know their ties to the island will always be strong but we also hope that by continuing their education their new paths will show them what a truly special place their home is. September 2006, a one thousand watt wind turbine was installed that has been doing an excellent job of supplementing the solar system with wind generated power.
Previously, the solar batteries would automatically disconnect themselves due to low voltage at about midnight. Hopefully, we can help inspire the camp visitors that come to surf camp to perhaps consider installing their own clean energy systems, wherever they may come from. There are a number of artesian springs pumping a large amount of water out of the ground, so much that it has created several water falls on the island, explains Steve.

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