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What Famous People Live In Las Olas?

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Ever dream of exploring a hidden world where luxury yachts brush shoulders with playful kayaks? Las Olas offers an unparalleled experience – a chance to navigate a labyrinth of waterways lined with million-dollar mansions, all from the comfort of your own boat.

Imagine cruising down the glistening canals, a gentle breeze carrying laughter and conversation. You raise a glass in greeting towards a fellow traveler on a nearby vessel. A friendly nod acknowledges your gesture, transforming a fleeting encounter into a camaraderie born from a shared love for Las Olas’ unique charm.

Unlike the anonymity of the open ocean, Las Olas’ canals foster a sense of community. Here, you’re not just surrounded by breathtaking scenery, but also by fellow adventurers, all eager to soak up the unparalleled ambiance.

But be warned, the opulence might leave you speechless. Don’t be surprised to find yourself gliding past a megayacht, complete with a helipad and a sunbather enjoying the midday sun – a reminder that Las Olas is a playground for the rich and famous, and you, for this glorious moment, are part of it.

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Las Olas Canals

Imagine this: you’re cruising along the Las Olas canals, a cool drink in hand, with the vibrant energy of mega-yachts and sprawling mansions washing over you. A gentle nod from a resident perched on a balcony – a subtle welcome to their extraordinary world.

Las Olas boasts a neighborhood unlike any other. Cruising past meticulously manicured lawns and architectural marvels can feel intimidating from a car. But aboard the Bluefoot Pirates tour boat, it transforms into a captivating journey. Here, peering into the backyards and patios of the rich and famous feels perfectly natural.

Captain Black Sparrow, your guide to this opulent enclave, is a walking encyclopedia of local lore. As you glide by, he weaves tales of the celebrities who once called these mansions home: Rose Kennedy, Charles Bronfman, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Sonny and Cher, Gloria Vanderbilt – the list goes on. You’ll even see the sprawling estates of families behind iconic brands like Wells Fargo, Radio Shack, Wendy’s, and Alka-Seltzer (conveniently situated next door to Bronfman’s Seagram’s mansion!).

Movie buffs, get ready for a special treat:  Michael Mann’s impressive glass-fronted house, a frequent backdrop in his hit TV show “Miami Vice,” is also part of the tour. Captain Black Sparrow might even reveal a surprising tidbit – the grand residence has only one bedroom!

Ready to embark on this unforgettable Las Olas adventure? Hop aboard the Bluefoot Pirates tour and prepare to be dazzled!

Set sail on an unforgettable adventure through the heart of Las Olas! Our scenic cruise takes you along the historic New River, where you’ll witness the evolution of this vibrant city firsthand.

Glimpse the Birthplace of Modern Living: Keep your eyes peeled for the very first condominium apartments ever built in the United States! Back in 1964, these residences sold for a mere $6,000 each. Fast forward to today, and their value has skyrocketed – with prices starting at a cool $350,000.

Captain Blacksparrow: Your Expert Guide Through Yachting Paradise: Leading your voyage of discovery is the incomparable Captain Blacksparrow. Having traversed the Bluefoot Pirates as crew on the luxurious yachts that grace Las Olas’ canals, Captain Blacksparrow possesses a wealth of local knowledge.

Get ready to be captivated by insider stories and fascinating details as you cruise alongside these magnificent vessels. Captain Blacksparrow will bring the history and contemporary culture of Las Olas to life, making your New River cruise an unforgettable experience.

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Las Olas Boulevard isn’t just a scenic stretch of road; it’s a gateway to the heart of the city. Imagine this: Mega-yachts cruise up the New River, past elegant restaurants lining the boulevard, before docking right in the heart of the action. That’s the Las Olas experience!

But here’s a fun fact: To reach this prime location, these vessels have to navigate a unique feat of engineering. They travel over U.S. Highway 1, a major east coast artery stretching from Maine all the way to Key West. Don’t worry, the highway dives under the river through a tunnel, allowing for seamless passage for both captains and commuters.

Set Sail with Captain Blacksparrow at Las Olas Riverfront

Calling all adventurers! Las Olas Riverfront Entertainment Complex, located on the picturesque New River, is your launching point for unforgettable experiences. Here, just upstream from Highway 1, Captain Blacksparrow welcomes you aboard for your Las Olas adventure.