Marina Spotlight: 17th Street Yacht Basin

By October 5, 2021December 18th, 2023Dock
Snag-A-Slip Blog - 17th Street Yacht Basin - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The 17th Street Yacht Basin, part of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Resort Marina, offers guests a full menu of amenities and skilled and knowledgeable staff to make your stay easy and enjoyable. This boutique marina offers 30 interior slips for boats up to 70’, and a generous 850 feet of parallel superyacht face dock directly on the intercoastal waterway. To pamper you a bit more, all guests of the marina have access to the Hilton Hotel amenities including a waterfront cocktail bar, restaurant, pool, fitness center, and ample parking.

Not only do marina guests enjoy the lavish resort-style amenities of the Hilton, but the marina’s perfect location puts you right in the center of it all. The marina is Fort Lauderdale’s closest marina to Port Everglades, and is within walking distance, or a short drive, to the endless entertainment that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. But before you venture out of the marina, recharge your battery by settling in and enjoying the resort. Check out the yachts, take a dip in the pool, and delight in a cocktail or tasty snack poolside.

So Much Nearby…

We’re not even sure where to begin, because Fort Lauderdale has it all!

For boaters, the Fort Lauderdale Sandbar is the social hub. It’s just a 5-minute boat ride from the marina. If it’s your first time, you should know that there are actually two sandbars – the party sandbar as well as a more family-friendly sandbar. You choose!

To experience quintessential Fort Lauderdale, you must visit the Mermaid Burlesque Show at B Ocean Resort’s world-famous Wreck Bar. Legendary since opening in the 1950’s, you can observe living mermaids from a porthole view while enjoying cocktails and the freshest seafood.

Water is the name of the game in Fort Lauderdale. That’s why it has some of the most amazing waterfront dining options. From laid-back Coconuts to swishy Beach House Pompano, this city is a foodie’s dream. And if you want a real “behind-the-scenes food adventure”, book a Fort Lauderdale Food Tour.  So you can feel better about indulging, know that this tour is not just about the nibbles, it’s a food, culture and historical walking tour.  

If you’re looking for some real wildlife, check out Fort Lauderdale Beach and Sawgrass Recreation Center, where you’re sure to catch a glimpse of tortoises, manatees and even alligators. And if you’re up for a bona fide underwater adventure, try your hand at a 90-Minute Snorkel & Seabob Underwater Guided Reef Tour with Beach Ventures. There is no better way to get up close to the abundance of spectacular sea life that calls the waters of Fort Lauderdale home.

History buffs will love visiting the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens where they can learn the rich history of this amazing area. Your visit will take you on a trip through time, back to when Florida was one of the nation’s last frontier outposts. 

When you’re ready for entertainment that will put stars in your eyes, the Fort Lauderdale Theater has the best shows in the city. They attract the top names from musicals and stand up, to dance, concerts, and even opera. There’s even entertainment and art in the streets in this city. Be sure to check out the monthly art walks at FATVillage, and the events, fairs, and festivals on Las Olas Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale is a city that’s bigger than life. And we couldn’t possibly include all there is to do and experience in this magnificent and diverse city. That’s exactly why you’re going to have to check it out yourself. Get your crew together, reserve your slip and answer the call of Fort Lauderdale!
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Jo Montgomery

Author Jo Montgomery

Jo is a lifelong boat lover and writer. She learned the ropes of boating on her family’s 36’ Carver at the Jersey (joy-see) shore. With over 30 years of writing under her belt, she delights in seeking out, and sharing, the things most important to fellow boating enthusiasts. Jo now lives in Connecticut, near the water she adores, with her husband, two children and large, hairy dog. She is over the moon to be part of the Snag-A-Slip crew!

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