Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale is known the world-over for its stellar reputation for being the home port for many of the world's largest cruise ships. It is here that millions of people from around the world get their first glimpse of the Venice of America and it is from here where they experience the many joys the city offers. From natural beaches and parks, museums and fishing charters, there is something for every member of the family. Take a tour of the city, but not by road but by waterway. The Jungle Queen Riverboat Tours is a local institution. Take a guided tour inside Fort Lauderdale on the beautiful waterways lined with landmark homes and stunning natural beauty. For water enthusiasts visit the International Swimming Hall of Fame. This celebration of this water sport is an interactive facility that celebrates the history of swimming and its importance to South Florida. And who doesn't arrive with expectations of deep sea fishing? Action Sportfishing and Fish Local Knowledge are the experts in taking their patrons to favorite fishing spots for deep sea fishing. Not far from the port are natural parks that are a respite from the urban setting that is South Florida. The Ann Kolb Nature Center and John U. Lloyd Beach State Park are both near the port and pleasant places to visit and escape. Fort Lauderdale's popular Port Everglades is only the beginning of fun during vacation.