Lauderdale Airport to Key Largo Shuttle Transportation
We are no longer booking
shared shuttles to or from the keys
We have private service only
Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate canal system, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. According to 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city had a population of 185,804.
It is the county seat of Broward County, and a principal city of the
South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to over 5,463,857 people.
The city is a popular tourist destination, with 10.35 million visitors in 2006. The city is a major yachting center, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards. Fort Lauderdale and its suburbs host over 4100 restaurants and 120 nightclubs.
Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War.
However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the
forts were abandoned at the end of the conflict. Three forts named
"Fort Lauderdale" were constructed; the first was at the fork of the
New River, the second at Tarpon Bend, in what is now known as the
Sailboat Bend neighborhood, and the third near the site of the Bahia
The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the
commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort.
is an island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago and, at
33 miles (53 km) long, the largest of the Keys. It is also
the northernmost of the Florida Keys in Monroe County, and the
northernmost of the Keys connected by U.S. Highway 1 (the Overseas
Highway). Its earlier Spanish name was Cayo Largo, meaning Long Key.
Key Largo is connected to the mainland in Miami-Dade County by two routes. The Overseas Highway, which is U.S. Highway 1,
enters Key Largo at Jewfish Creek near the middle of the island and
turns southwest. Card Sound Road connects to the northern part of Key
Largo at Card Sound Bridge
and runs eastward to connect with County Road 905, which runs southwest
and joins U.S. 1 at about mile marker 106. These routes originate at Florida City on the mainland.
Key Largo is a popular tourist destination and calls itself the
"Diving Capital of the World" because the living coral reef a few miles
offshore attracts thousands of scuba divers and sport-fishing
enthusiasts. Key Largo's proximity to the Everglades also makes it a
premier destination for kayakers and ecotourists. Automotive and
highway pioneer and Miami Beach developer Carl G. Fisher built Key
Largo's famous Caribbean Club in 1938 as his last project.