Kayaking options are plentiful in Fort Lauderdale.  Catching a few waves ocean kayaking comes to mind immediately, but there are also multiple waterways for exploring the mangroves. The city’s most historic waterway is New River.  The stretch of New River that runs through the center of downtown Fort Lauderdale can be crowded with yacht and speedboat traffic, making it unsuitable for kayaking.  However, the canals on the south side of New River, along Las Olas Boulevard, the Tarpon River and Rio Vista, provide an impressive mansion landscape.  The western stretch of this waterway also greets kayakers with calm waters and places to explore. Another popular kayaking spot in Fort Lauderdale is West Lake, a park that offers expansive and gorgeous paddling through the mangroves.  West Lake is a dream destination for bird watchers because it is the biggest surviving mangrove ecosystem on the coast from West Palm Beach to Miami, and birds instinctively flock to the area. Yet another waterway for kayak exploration is Middle River.  Middle River is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in Fort Lauderdale.  It is an urban waterway that circles an area called Wilton Manors. This waterway offers a cross section of mansion views and mangrove wildlife including iguanas and herons. If you are considering a kayak adventure, visit us at Atlantic Beach Clubs, or call 954-376-3770 today!