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Ft. Lauderdale to Port Everglades Shuttle Transportation
 
All Vehicles Are Private - No Shared Shuttles!
Rates Include Driver Gratuity & All Other Fees!

The Florida Sunshine Shuttle

Fares are per trip, not per person!
1 to 4 Passengers
Up To 7 Passengers
Up To 10 Passengers
Up To 14 Passengers
Up To 27 Passengers
Up To 49 Passengers
Up tp 55 Passengers
 Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Port Everglades  One-Way $75$100$115$150CharterCharterCharter
 Ft. Lauderdale Airport to Port Everglades  Round-Trip$135$150$180$295CharterCharterCharter

Pick Up: We will pick you up outside of your airline's baggage claim on the far right side of the terminal building when you come out of the sliding doors lower level.

Drop Off: We will take you to the departure level of the airport and will give your luggage to the Curb Side Baggage Attendant (If one is available)

Pick Up: We will pick you up at the Port Everglades once you've disembarked your ship and have cleared customs and immigration.

Drop Off: We will take you to your departing ship's check in terminal and will give your luggage to the porters outside of the terminal building at Port Everglades

Advance Reservations Are Required
You can book on-line 24 hours a day or you can call us Monday - Saturday from 8AM to 6PM.
 
Toll Free US/Canada
 1-877-554-7020
Local
407-956-5450
So. Florida
305-831-0990
Uk/International
44-2030516626

 

 
If you have any questions, Contact Us

A $50.00 Meet & Greet charge will be added to all reservations placed without a contact cell phone number. The charge is nonrefundable for any reason once charged.

A $10.00 or 10% surcharge whichever is greater will be added to all reservations made within 5 days of travel. A $30.00 or 10% surcharge whichever is greater will be added to reservations made within 1 day of travel.

The driving time between Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades is approximately 20 minutes Door to Door


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How we work - Most Common Questions & Answers

All the airports and ports in Florida that we service all work the same. All vehicles are held in a holding lot prior to your pickup. Until everyone in your party is ready the vehicle can NOT come around to the terminal to get you as per airport and port authority regulations.

 
What do I do once we are ready for pickup?
Whether you are at an airport or port the process is the same. Once everyone is ready and has their bags you call the number listed on your confirmation telling the agent your party is ready. We then notify your driver who will call you on the cell phone number you provided at the time of booking once he/she is entering the airport or port. Please see your confirmation as to where to proceed at each airport and port.
 
Are you times of pickup exact?
No, there is no possible way any transportation company in particular ground transportation can guarantee any exact on the dot time for pickup. There are entirely too many variables involved for us to honor an exact time, all times are estimates and we do try our best to get your party as close to that time as humanly possible.
 
I've arrived early or disembarked the ship early, I don't want to wait. Do I get a refund?
No refund will be given if you have arrived early at the airport or disembarked the ship early and refuse to wait your turn. We will not give any discount or refund if you take alternate transportation. Please understand you are not our only customer of the day and as such staying to your time is very important so that we may service everyone.
 
How do I know what the vehicle will look like?
The driver will tell you this when he/she calls you on the cell phone number you provided for your pickup at your location.
 
** Canadian Customers: This seems to be an ongoing problem with a percentage of Canadian customers who refuse to use their cell phones in the United States due to the higher roaming charges. Please contact your cell phone provider BEFORE leaving Canada and have them turn on American calling. It is an additional fee ranging anywhere from $10- $20 but includes minutes. If you do not, we will charge your card a $50.00 meet and greet fee for having the driver park the vehicle and coming to find you. Telling us your phone does not work here, is not a valid excuse as we deal with hundreds of Canadians each month that have cell phones that work just fine. This behavior causes the shuttles to be delayed in some cases 30-45 minutes thereby putting the driver behind for the rest of his/her pickups and having other customers shuttles be late. 
 
What time should I schedule my pickup at the airport?
A good rule of thumb is 30 minutes after your flight has arrived for U.S. domestic flights and 1 hour after arrival for international flights.
 
What time should I schedule my pickup from the port?
This is based off of where you are going after your cruise, if you have a flight and just personal preference. If you are going to a hotel or residence we ask you to please let us get flight people first and be towards the rear of disembarkation from the ship which is usually around 10:00 AM. If you are catching a flight home you should have a 2 hour window of arrival at the airport to proceed through TSA, you must arrive no later than 1 hour prior to your flight or the airline will NOT take your bags and you can not board the plane due to TSA rules.
 
We begin picking up at the port at 8:00 AM as this is the "official" opening time of U.S. Customs. Though ships sometimes release early our drivers do not begin pickups until 8:00 AM even if you are off the ship early. If you disembark early you will have to wait.
 
What time should I schedule my pickup to the port?
Pickups to the port begin between 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM. You have until 3:00 PM to arrive at the port for your cruise. Only those that have permission to enter the port for drop offs early ( ie a wedding) are permitted to be at the port before 11:00 AM. Please understand that the Port Authorities do not want us dropping off before 11:00 AM, porters will not take your luggage until after such time and you will have to wait outside. At some ports the authority will instruct our drivers to drop you off at the far end of the parking lot with your luggage if you arrive too early. Ships start embarkation between 12:00 - 12:30 PM.
 
What time is the latest I can be picked up from the port?
10:00 AM is the latest pickup from the port as the ship needs to be cleared and rereleased before the embarkation process begins for the next sailing.
 
I am not using the same cell phone I provided and the driver has not called me, why?
This seems to be a recurring situation. If you are not using the same number you provided we have no idea what the phone number is of the phone you are holding therefore we can not call you. As stated on your confirmation, if you are using a different number you must call us and let us know so that we can pass such onto your driver. Failure to do so will delay your pickup.
 
Is the driver going to be sitting right outside the airport baggage claim or port terminal?
No, this is not permitted at any airport or port in the State of Florida, per the authority of such and the Department of Homeland Security.
 
What happens if the ship I am sailing on is delayed in releasing or arriving into port?
A ship delay for non-release is common and a ship not arriving into port happens more often than people think. In these circumstances all pickups going to the port will be delayed. The Port Authorities in some instances will state when shuttle companies may begin dropping off for such ship. This company must comply with all directives given to us by the Port Authority and in turn expects all passengers to follow such as well.
 
Are the drivers just sitting around waiting for us?
No, we are a shuttle company not a limousine company. You are paying only for your transportation transfer and the time within that frame. We ask that you please stay to your assigned time, as we can not guarantee that you can be picked up earlier.
 
Can I pay extra to have a driver be waiting?
Yes, the cost of such depends upon the vehicle type. Contact the office for pricing of such, you will pay a minimum hourly charge plus the cost of the transfer. Hourly rates for a van without a trailer is currently $95.00 per hour.
 
Where do you pickup and drop off?
We pickup from airports, cruise ports, residences, hotels and other businesses.
 
Do you go to all hotels?
Yes, as long as it is in one of our cities that we service as found on the website
 
Is the price the same to all hotels even if it is not an airport hotel?
No, price will vary depending upon location
 
We're bringing luggage, how much do you allow?
We account for 2 bags per person. Anything above and beyond is subject to an additional charge.
 
What do you mean by all inclusive pricing?
What that means is we do not charge extra for tolls, airport fees, port fees, we have no baggage handling fees and a 10% driver gratuity is included on private transfers unless otherwise noted. You can give any additional gratuity to the driver directly as the standard rate of tipping is now 20%.
 
When do I pay and how?
All reservations are charged at the time of booking. We take Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Drivers do NOT accept cash payments for transfers.
 
Do you have car seats?
Yes, car seats are available upon request. A request is exactly that and they are not guaranteed. You may make a request for 1 car seat only and must be done at the time of booking. Under Florida law car seats are not required in our vehicles. If you absolutely must have one we encourage you to bring your own. We have car seats only, we do not carry infant seats or boosters.
 


 

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Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America"[6] 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.[3] 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.[7] The city is a popular tourist destination, with 10.35 million visitors in 2006.[8] The city is a major yachting center, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards.[8] Fort Lauderdale and its suburbs host over 4100 restaurants and 120 nightclubs.[8] 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 Mar Marina.[9] The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort.[9]

Port Everglades, in Broward County, Florida, is one of the United States's top container ports with more than 5,400 ships at call in a year, a major petroleum storage and distribution hub, and a United States Navy liberty port. It is the deepest of all Florida ports. Port Everglades is actually composed of land within three municipalities, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach and unincorporated Broward County. All port operations are handled by Broward County Board of County Commissioners. Port Everglades is also one of the world's busiest cruise departure ports. It holds the world record for hosting the most cruise passengers in a single day with 44,108 passengers. More than 4 million cruise passengers pass through Port Everglades annually. Ships sail year round, but the peak season is from November to April. Port Everglades was once home to RMS Queen Elizabeth when she was laid up as a museum ship from 1968 until 1970. Besides the RMS Queen Elizabeth, Port Everglades has been used to dock many notable and famous ships. The oldest passenger ship still used in revenue service in North America, the Regal Empress, uses Port Everglades as her home port. In 2004, the Queen Mary 2 completed it's maiden voyage and it's maiden transatlantic voyage in Port Everglades. In 2009, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines will use Port Everglades as the home port for the future world's largest passenger ship, the Genesis Class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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