Eco-Friendly Boating: How Our Tiki Boat Tours Help Preserve Fort Lauderdale’s Waterways

Fort Lauderdale’s waterways are not only the heart of the city’s charm but also vital ecosystems that support diverse marine life and contribute to the local environment. At SOFLO TIKI, we are committed to protecting these precious resources through eco-friendly boating practices. Here’s how our Tiki boat tours help preserve Fort Lauderdale’s waterways and promote sustainable tourism.

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1. Minimizing Wake

Our boats are designed to create minimal wake, which helps protect the delicate shorelines and aquatic habitats along Fort Lauderdale’s canals and Intracoastal Waterway. Reducing wake helps to prevent erosion and disturbance to wildlife, allowing the natural environment to thrive.

2. Responsible Waste Management

We have implemented strict waste management protocols on our Tiki boats. All waste generated during our tours is properly collected and disposed of to prevent any litter from entering the waterways. We also encourage our guests to be mindful of their waste. 

3. Eco-Friendly Products

To further reduce our environmental impact, we use eco-friendly products on our Tiki boats. This includes biodegradable cleaning supplies and sustainably sourced materials wherever possible. By choosing green alternatives, we minimize the release of harmful chemicals into the environment.

4. Educational Outreach

Part of our mission is to educate our guests about the importance of preserving Fort Lauderdale’s waterways. During our tours, we share information about the local ecosystem, the wildlife that inhabits it, and the steps we can all take to protect it. By raising awareness, we inspire our guests to become advocates for the environment.

5. Promoting Sustainable Tourism

Our Tiki boat tours are designed to promote sustainable tourism. By offering a fun and eco-friendly way to explore Fort Lauderdale’s waterways, we provide an alternative to more harmful recreational activities. Our guests can enjoy the beauty of the environment without contributing to its degradation.

6. Wildlife Protection

We prioritize the well-being of local wildlife by adhering to guidelines that prevent disturbances to animals in their natural habitats. Our captains are trained to navigate the waters responsibly, maintaining safe distances from wildlife and avoiding sensitive areas to ensure that our presence does not disrupt the local fauna.

7. Involvement in Clean-Up Initiatives

In addition to our daily practices, we participate in regular waterway and beaches clean-up events. Our staff and volunteers work together to remove debris from Fort Lauderdale’s canals and shorelines, contributing to the health and cleanliness of our local environment.


At SOFLO TIKI, we believe that enjoying Fort Lauderdale’s stunning waterways and protecting them for future generations go hand in hand. Through our commitment to eco-friendly boating practices, responsible waste management, and environmental education, we strive to make a positive impact on our beloved waterway ecosystem. Join us on a Soflo Tiki boat tour to experience the beauty of Fort Lauderdale while contributing to its preservation. Together, we can ensure that these waterways remain vibrant and healthy for years to come.