What to do in Florida: Take a cruise for your July 4th celebration

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Fourth of July (credit: Party City)

Fourth of July (credit: Party City)

Florida Vacation Guide: Fun things to do in Florida for the Fourth of July

Looking for something unique to do for the fourth of July? If you’ve had enough of seeing July fireworks from land, there are a number of Fireworks cruises to choose from whether you’re in north or south Florida.

Fireworks Boat Tour, Amelia Island

Along with the usual family sunset trip and Twilight cruises, Amelia River Cruises, leaves the Fernandina Harbor Marina at 8:40 p.m. for a one-hour cruise during the fireworks. You can bring both food an beverages for the cruise. Tickets are $20/person and can be booked at 904-261-9972.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise, Sanibel Island

Bop to tropical music as you watch then sunset and then July fireworks from Sanibel Island. The cruise with Adventures In Paradise leaves Port Sanibel Marina at 7:30 for a 2-hour cruise on San Carlos Bay. You can bring your own booze or sample the free bottled water, soft drinks and snacks. Tickets are $45/person and can be booked at 472-8443.

4th of July Fireworks and Dinner Cruise, Miami

It’s the fourth year that Biscayne Lady Yacht Charters offers its Independence Day cruise. Dine on imported cheeses, vegetable crudités, top sirloin and an open premium liquor bar while you cruise Miami waters. The ship departs Bayside Marketplace at 8 pm. for a 2 1/2 hour cruise that includes two dance floors with DJ music and prime seating for the fireworks show over downtown Miami from the ship’s sky deck or front bow. Tickets are $95/adult and $40/children and can be booked at 305.379.5119 ext 2001.

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