Launch Location: Boat ramp at Harbour Towne Marina.
Fees: There is a $8 fee if you need trailer parking at the boat ramp. Parking is free if you don’t have a trailer.
Personal Notes: We launched from this location planning on paddling over to Whisky Creek and relaxing while drifting with the outgoing tide but we took too long getting there and the water was already too low to paddle. Wanting to paddle more we headed south along the Intercoastal waterway and under the Dania Beach drawbridge.
After passing under the Dania Beach drawbridge we then headed west, going against the tide, until we got to the lake at Westlake. Once there we paddled through the mangroves to the Anne Kolb Nature Center where we relaxed for a bit before heading back against the incoming tide.
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Description: This area is an urban location with patches of secluded mangroves. There are places to get a bite to eat along the Intercoastal waterway were you can pull your kayak up to the dock. It’s also a popular location to watch the big ships going in and out of Port Everglades.
Kayak Rentals Availability: Rentals are not available at this location.
Amenities: Public restrooms when you first enter the marina plus a fresh water hose to wash down your boat at the ramps. There are also restrooms at the Anne Kolb Nature Center.