Public Ship Tours

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2019 PUBLIC SHIP TOUR REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. We regret that we cannot accommodate everyone with an interest in touring the visiting ships, because capacity is limited.

If you successfully registered and were issued a ticket for a public tour, please read the following important information:

ENTRANCE: Enter Port Everglades from I-595 through the Eller Drive Entrance. Your photo ID (driver’s license or passport) will be checked at this entrance. Please be prepared to show security personnel this ticket. It will expedite the process if the driver collects and presents photo IDs for everyone 18 and over in the same vehicle. Proceed east on Eller Drive (becomes SE 10th Ave) toward Terminal 21 to another security check point and show this letter. They will direct you to the parking and/or Terminal 21.

PARKING: There is paid parking in the Mid-Port Parking Garage. ALL cars/vans MUST park in the Mid-Port parking Garage (approx. $6 for 5 hrs). Buses park at Terminal 19 after dropping passengers in front of Terminal 21, as directed by security personnel. Buses will also pick-up at Terminal 21.

CHECK - IN: This year, we will be using one terminal for check-in. All visitors for all ships should proceed to Terminal 21 for check-in. Check-in to your terminal at least 20 minutes prior to the tour time. Everyone must go through an airport-style security screening check prior to accessing any ship. It will consist of a walk-through metal detector or wand scan. All bags are subject to search and must be scanned prior to entering the pier area.

IDENTIFICATION: All adults (18 and over) will be required to show a government-issued picture ID, in addition to a valid tour ticket.

TOUR ESCORTS: You will be processed and wait in a holding area marked by the ship’s name. Once the entire group has gathered, two sailors will escort the group through the terminal and onto the designated ship. You may be required to wait 30 minutes or more for your tour. Seating areas are not provided.

CLOTHING: Wear comfortable clothing. Pants are suggested for females. Remember to bring sunscreen and sunglasses. A ship is an industrial environment with steep stairways/ladders, so avoid high-heels, open-toed shoes, and sandals and wear shoes with low, rubberized soles. Also, avoid necklaces that can get caught and bags that will impact your ability to climb steep stairs/ladders with both hands.


CHILDREN: Children must be able to climb steep stairs and ladders unassisted. We recommend children be at least 5 years or older. Guests will not be allowed to carry a child or push them in a stroller. Child care is not provided at the terminal. 

Please note that the ships are not handicapped accessible - YOU MUST BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION to navigate the stairs and ladders. Strollers, baby carriers, walkers and wheelchairs are NOT allowed.

Cameras are permitted, except on the submarine. Due to national security regulations, those guests will be asked to leave their cameras and cell phones in a secure area before boarding the sub and may reclaim their items after exiting.

Smoking is NOT allowed onboard any ship or anywhere on the pier.

Souvenirs from the ships will be available for sale (cash only), either on the ship or at a table near the exit. 

Restroom facilities are very limited and available in Terminal 21 after check-in. You may be required to wait up to 30 minutes before your tour begins and seating areas are not available.

After the tour is complete (approximately 1 hour) guests will be escorted off the ship and to the nearest gate.