Of course, due to its complex system of canals, you could perhaps be tempted to get around the city on a water taxi. It is cheap after all, and you have the chance to stop in eleven different places from 9 am to around midnight, depending on the location. But it would certainly be a mistake to enjoy the city and its canals only in this particular way. The main reason is that the canals of Fort Lauderdale give both visitors and residents an amazing opportunity to practice water sports of many types. And one has to take also into account the 23 miles of spectacular and very clean beaches, which constitute another sort of opportunity to practice a huge variety of water activities. As a consequence, it is normal to see in the city sports involving boats, jet skis, snorkeling, and of course, paddleboarding. Paddleboarding is in fact the water activity usually recommended if you want to get to know the city and its canals in a better way.
Of course, you can navigate different routes every day, depending on your own interests. After all, that is one of the great advantages of being in the middle of the Venice of America. Another option, for instance, can be to take a journey from Barrier Island to the Riverfront in Las Olas. This is indeed a very relaxing experience for everyone who enjoys another way of seeing the city. You will find changes in tropical birds and wildlife that will doubtless surprise you at many points in your route.