Before there was a Lauderdale Paddleboards, our family has been deeply involved in watersport activities in Fort Lauderdale. We’ve been a fishing family our whole lives, fishing every day out of Fort Lauderdale. We own and operate Fishing Headquarters, which runs daily deep sea fishing trips out of Fort Lauderdale on a fleet of drift fishing boats and sport fishing boats. Our drift fishing trips cost only $40 per person and includes everything for fishing, another fun activity to do on the water in Fort Lauderdale. Besides fishing, we also run the small boat rentals for cruising the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal waterway and hitting up the sandbars for party time. So as you can see, we are a watersports active family. We are also active snorkelers and Scuba divers, especially when the lobsters are in season.
Last year, we finally purchased the marina where we had been renting the slips for our fishing boats (for over 23 years). The owner finally retired and the property came up for sale, so we jumped on it. Shortly after purchasing the marina, we noticed how awesome of a location it was for launching paddleboards. There literally is no better spot to launch from in south Florida. We are right smack dab in the middle of Millionaires Row, the double digit million dollar houses that line the main Intracoastal Waterway. These are some of the richest houses in the entire country and we get to paddle right through their backyards. We’re also right next to the beautiful sailboat anchorage at Las Olas Blvd and a very easy paddle to the Fort Lauderdale sandbar. Our location couldn’t be any better for Paddleboard tours and rentals. So naturally, we bought up a bunch of paddleboards and started up Lauderdale Paddleboards, the newest and hottest paddleboard rental company in Fort Lauderdale. All our boards and gear are brand new, high quality boards.
I’ve been a paddleboard owner and avid paddleboarder for the past 7 years. I typically go paddleboarding up the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal waterway, often hitting up a few bars along the path. Or paddleboard up to the sandbar, another party spot we usually hit with the small rental boats, but not we hit it up on paddleboards, which is way more fun! And of course, whenever we go down to the Florida Keys, we always remember to bring our paddleboards so we can cruise the flat calm waters and scout out our lobster spots in the shallows. Life is always more fun on the back of a paddleboard.
So we still fish every day and hit the sandbar on the rental boats too, but now we’ve added paddle boarding into the mix as well. Catch us down at the docks and come on a paddleboarding adventure in Fort Lauderdale with me.