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Due to security regulations at Port Everglades, all persons wishing to take free public tours of the visiting Navy and Coast Guard vessels must undergo an advance background check by Broward Sheriff's Office before being admitted into the Port. Because of this requirement, online tour registration is required. To receive announcements about tours during Fleet Week 2018, go to our Home page and scroll down to sign up for our email list. You will receive notice, along with all required registration instructions. Registration is expected to open in early April 2018. At that time, you will be required to provide the legal name and identification information for ALL members of your party to undergo a basic background check conducted by Broward Sheriff's Office. You will also receive an electronic ticket to be printed before admission onto the port.

Ship tours are extremely popular and fill up quickly. Due to capacity limits imposed by the Navy and Coast Guard, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to tour the ships.

If you successfully register for a tour on one of the visiting ships, please note the following information, especially instructions regarding appropriate attire and footwear:

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 ID’s 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 personel. 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. 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.

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. Ticket times are approximate and not guaranteed. Seating areas are not provided.

MISC: 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.

Visitors wearing high-heels, open-toed shoes and sandals may be denied access to ship.

Please note that the ships are not handicap accessible - YOU MUST BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION to navigate the stairs and ladders.

Cameras are permitted.

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

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

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

After the tour is complete (30 - 60 minutes) guests will be escorted off the ship and to the nearest gate.