downtown Fort Lauderdale Hotels (2)Here at The Link Hotel, we try to provide a more intimate and affordable experience for any of our guests. Located on the curve of Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, The Link is close to an abundance of restaurants and bars on Sunrise Boulevard including our very own Sunrise Bar & Grill. If you’re looking to make your stay in any downtown Fort Lauderdale hotels different, one of our top recommendations is to tour the city through the river channels via a kayak. With miles of connected waterways slicing through our city, there is no more unique way to adventure and see the sights. Renting from any of the following establishments will be well worth your time and create the quintessential Fort Lauderdale experience. 

Riverwalk Activities 

If you didn’t pack a kayak, don’t fret. Located near many downtown Fort Lauderdale hotels, Riverwalk Activities provides both paddleboard and kayak rentals. Starting at $20 for your first hour, your path will start off on the Tarpon River as you can go east towards the ocean ending up in New River, or go west further inland to either South Fork New River or North Fork New River. On your journey, you are sure to be inspired by the unique restaurants and landmarks you are to pass. 

Sunrise Paddleboards 

A bit further north is Sunrise Paddleboards. Set on South Fork Middle River, Sunrise has been commended for being a top-notch spot not only for kayaking but also for paddleboarding. It was ranked as one of twelve epic places in the world to go paddleboarding. Featuring several unique packages such as the Island City Eco Tour and the Sunset Paddle, a stunning sunset in Fort Lauderdale from the convenience of a kayak is well within reach when you rent with Sunrise. 

Las Olas Paddle Boards

The closest spot to rent a kayak from The Link will be at Las Olas Paddle Boards. Just a few minutes walk away, Las Olas has the usual paddleboard and kayak rentals, as well as the more unique rentals such as a jet board and a tandem paddleboard. They too offer a sunset guided tour where they are likely to take you to the best spots to see the immaculate sunset. 

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Fort Lauderdale has a serene beauty to it that sets itself apart from most other Florida vacation destinations. Having access to these kayak and paddleboard rentals within close proximity to most downtown Fort Lauderdale hotels (particularly The Link Hotel) makes your decision making a little easier. If you are a family trying to see the city in a unique way or a couple looking for romantic things to do in Fort Lauderdale, a sunset kayak ride is a must. If you remember one thing from your visit, it will likely be the spectacular views of Fort Lauderdale as the day winds down.