Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi launches new mobile app

Photo: Water Taxi App screenshot

Photo: Water Taxi App screenshot

It’s now even easier to use and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s convenient water transportation system. The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi just launched an all-new, and free, Water Taxi Tracker App. This easy-to-activate app provides a variety of convenient features that help visitors plan their day and minimize wait time as they make their way around Fort Lauderdale’s scenic sites.

Developed by Tracking Solutions Corp., the Water Taxi’s GPS-based system allows users to see where they are in relation to Water Taxi stops as well as the location and direction of the various water taxis at that time. The app provides an estimated time of arrival for the next Water Taxi at each stop. These features give users a clear picture of when and where they need to be to meet a Water Taxi and how long it will take them to get there.

Photo: Water Taxi App screenshot

Photo: Water Taxi App screenshot

Via the press release, Water Taxi General Manager and Tracker App Program Manager Dan Furman said …

“With 11 vessels, a combined capacity of 1000 guests, and 22 stops spread over more than 16 miles of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood waterways, our Water Taxis unfortunately cannot be in all places at one time. So we specially designed the new Water Taxi Tracker App to create an even more enjoyable and hassle-free experience for our frequent users and visitors. This app will be a true game changer for guests and the Water Taxi alike, bringing our customer service and satisfaction to a whole new level.”

“It is important to remember that if you do not have the app, there is also plenty of information available elsewhere to have a great day on the Water Taxi. Brochures are available at most hotels and tourist venues, and many concierge and restaurant staff can guide you to the nearest stop. Additionally, the water Taxi customer service office is staffed during all hours of operation at 954-467-6677 and our comprehensive web site is available 24/7 at watertaxi.com.”

The Water Taxi Tracker App has a useful Help Page to guide new users through how to best use the app’s features. There is also a page that lists more than 60 Cruise and Save locations, which is where a guest can receive discounts by showing their Water Taxi ticket. The Water Taxi’s vessel crews and customer service staff are also fully trained to assist guests with any questions they may have about the tracking system.

Photo: Water Taxi App screenshot

Photo: Water Taxi App screenshot

Benefits of the Water Taxi App

  • Real-time information on boat locations and arrival times
  • Directions to the nearest Water Taxi Stop
  • List of “Cruise and Save” partners and available discounts
  • Complete maps for Water Taxi routes

The Water Taxi App is available for download on iOS and Android devices. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It does require iOS 8.0 or later.

For more information on the Water Taxi, including rates, routes and the special year-round savings available at stops, visit watertaxi.com.

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