Summer is The Season to Learn, Discover And Explore in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy More Than 30 Special 2-For-1 ‘Summer Of Discovery’ Deals Throughout The Summer

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 24 /PRNewswire/ — Have you ever wanted to try scuba diving only to get cold feet at the last minute? Are you yearning to hit the water and explore nature’s wonders by kayak? Maybe you have always wanted to reel in a giant marlin from the deep blue sea, but never had the opportunity. Or how about mastering the game of golf? Well, now is your chance.

From June 1 through September 30, 2006, Greater Fort Lauderdale is celebrating the “Summer of Discovery” and welcoming visitors to go beyond the everyday vacation while taking advantage of special 2-for-1 deals that can save a bundle! Choose from a wide variety of ‘Discovery’ activities such as diving, sport fishing, water sports – even enjoy deals for world-class spas where you can learn to be pampered.

“Summer is traditionally the time of year when you take it easy and relax”, said Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “That’s why we’re making it easy for visitors to discover our wide variety of leisure pursuits on and off the beach in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Our visitors might even discover a brand new favorite pastime.”

Following is a sampling of “Summer of Discovery” activities and special 2- for-1 offers. For a complete list of more than 25 deals, visit the Greater Fort Lauderdale website at

Diving and Water Sports
* South Florida Diving Headquarters. Immerse yourself with the “Try
Scuba” class. One hour introductory lesson in the pool. Gear included.
Add a shallow reef dive the same day for additional cost. A glass bottom
catamaran takes the whole family on an aquatic adventure – guests can
snorkel, dive or watch from above. 2-for-1: “Try Scuba” class or 2-for-
1: snorkel or glass bottom trip at regular price. 800-771-DIVE or
* Dixie Divers. One of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s premier dive and
snorkeling operators offers the Lady Go Diver for a four-hour, two-site
snorkeling expedition. 2-for-1 snorkeling excursions including gear.
954-420-0009 or
* Full Moon Kayak Company. Take to Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 300 miles of
inland waterways under a spectacular full moon. 2-for-1 full moon kayak
tour including all required gear. 954-328-5231 or
for dates and times.

Fishing and Nature
* Action Sportsfishing. Strap yourself in and reel in the big one.
Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts some of the best sports fishing on the
east coast. 2-for-1 inshore or deep sea saltwater fishing trip,
including basic gear. 954-423-8700 or
* Sawgrass Recreation Park. Experience Greater Fort Lauderdale’s natural
wonder by airboat and get up-close and personal with alligators and
other exotic Everglades wildlife. Visit a Seminole Indian village and
wildlife exhibits that include a real Florida panther. 2-for-1
admission. 800-457-0788 or
* Butterfly World. Experience the wonder of six “free-flight” aviaries
filled with live exotic butterflies and bird species from around the
world 2-for-1 admission. 954-977-4400 or

Land and Water Exploration Tours
* Stork’s Cafe Gondola Tours. Greater Fort Lauderdale is known as the
“Venice of America” for its 300+ miles of inland waterways. Now enjoy
an authentic Venetian Gondola ride down picturesque Himmarshee Canal,
Wednesday – Sunday, 5 – 11pm. Gondola ride for two, plus two free
glasses of wine with collectible glassware (21 or over). 866-737-8494 or
* Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruises. A three-hour sightseeing tour of
Greater Fort Lauderdale along the spectacular New River and sparkling
Intracoastal Waterway. Two cruises depart daily, 10am and 2pm. 2-for-1
admission on daytime sightseeing cruise. Not valid on BBQ Dinner Cruise
or Miami Bayside Cruise. 954-462-5596
* Royal Horse Drawn Carriages. Enjoy an authentic horse down carriage
ride for two down Fort Lauderdale’s chic Las Olas Boulevard, one of Fort
Lauderdale’s oldest and most historic thoroughfares. 2-for-1 rides. 954-
971-9820 or
* Tropical Sailing. “Come sail away” on a Sunset or Island Beach
Adventure sailing aboard a catamaran, Thursday through Saturday, 7pm -
11pm. 2-for-1 admission on any daily scheduled cruise. 954-579-8181 or

Spas and Rejuvenation
* Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Experience the ultimate in
relaxation at this luxury resort and world-class spa, located on South
Florida’s largest private beach. Purchase any 50-minute individual spa
treatment and receive complimentary deluxe Citrus manicure.
* The Spa on the Broadwalk at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. The natural
beauty of Hollywood Beach inspired the creation of a world-class spa
dedicated to relaxation and well-being. 2-for-1 on any spa treatment.
954-874-3197 or
* Diamante Day Spa. An oasis of calm pampering awaits guests at the
Diamante Day Spa. Complimentary Hot Stone Facial Massage with purchase
of a one hour or more massage service or complimentary Hot Fudge
Chocolate Paraffin Dip with purchase of a Chocolate Raspberry Martini
Pedicure Cocktail. 954-763-1212 or

Wining and Dining
The U.S. Sommelier Association Wine School is offering three special wine
tasting seminars. 2-for-1 registration (a $50 value) or half price for
individuals. 954-962-6772 or

* The Theatre of Wine in the Restaurant Monday, June 26 from 6:30pm-9pm
* Sabering and Savoring Champagne & Sparkling Wines Monday, July 31 from
* The Art of Wine Blending from California Monday, August 28 from 6:30pm-

During September, Restaurant Month in Greater Fort Lauderdale, enjoy the fourth annual SAVOR Greater Fort Lauderdale. Visitors to South Florida will eat their hearts out with the opportunity to dine at the area’s most acclaimed restaurants as they create special menus at prices as noteworthy as the cuisine itself. Visit and register for the News to SAVOR newsletter

* Most 2-for-1 admissions are for one adult admittance with second adult admittance free at equal or lesser value. “Summer of Discovery” deals cannot be combined with any other discount offers

For more information, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, 100 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, visit or call 800-22-SUNNY (in the U.S. and Canada).

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