We booked it with The Crowne Plaza Hotel where we stayed for 2 nights prior to the cruise. It was so interesting with beautiful views of famous homes like The Little White House on the Water. Staff were very helpful.
Interesting water tour of the many wonderful beautiful shoreside houses, passing many super yachts. A fun day, despite the rain! It made us appreciate why this is a haven for so many wealthy Americans who want luxury but privacy.
We sent 3 days before our cruise in Fort lauderdale and used the water taxis to get about. It was very enjoyable seeing the celebrities homes and boats. The beaches are endless and very clean.Worth the extra cost and we will consider this area for just 'land based' in the future'.