Riverwalk Water Trolley

Riverwalk Water Trolley: 7-Day Service

Times: Sunday – Wednesday 11 a.m. to  8 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fare: FREE




Crossing the New River (FOR FREE!) is now easier than ever with the new Riverwalk Water Trolley, brought to you by the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA) in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, Downtown Development Authority, and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale.


Where Does the Riverwalk Water Trolley Stop?

The Riverwalk Water Trolley’s zig-zag route will get you across the New River in 5 minutes or less and stops at eight different points along the south and north banks of the river.

Stops on the NORTH side of the New River:

1. Esplanade Park

2. Riverfront Plaza

3. Huizenga Plaza

4. Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza


Stops on the SOUTH side of the New River:

5. Smoker Park

6. South Andrews Business District EAST

7. South Andrews Business District WEST

8. Tarpon River

How to Ride

The Riverwalk Water Trolley is just like waiting for a bus. Just wait at one of the eight designated stops and the Water Trolley will be by to pick you up shortly and take you to your destination. The estimated wait time at any stop is 20 to 30 minutes.

Can I track the Riverwalk Water Trolley?

Yes! Simply download Sun Trolley’s award winning Tracker App to track the Riverwalk Water Trolley in real-time.

How much does the Riverwalk Water Trolley cost?

Thanks to a generous grant from the City of Fort Lauderdale, passenger service on the Water Trolley is FREE.

Can people with disabilities ride the Riverwalk Water Trolley?

Absolutely! The 48-seat Water Trolley is wheelchair accessible.

Is the Riverwalk Water Trolley environmentally friendly?

Yes! The Riverwalk Water Trolley operates on a diesel electric engine.

Can I bring my bike on the Riverwalk Water Trolley?

Of course – bike stows are available!

Are dogs allowed on the Riverwalk Water Trolley?

Yes, as long as they are on a leash.

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