With more boats than you can count and ocean views, it's no surprise the waterfront in Dania Beach is a popular attraction. Marinas and dockage facilities line the numerous waterways and canals, and with direct ocean access Dania Beach is a nautical heaven. You can also find storage and repair facilities, boat rentals, along with a marine parts and accessories store.
Harbour Towne Marina complex and MARINA MILE marine district along State Road 84 in Dania Beach offers dockside service. Both recreational and commercial vessels can be refitted, repaired, accessorized, furnished and maintained.
Other marine related business and industry in Dania Beach includes:
The Dania Beach campus (SeaTech) is FAU's Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering, located on eight acres between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in Dania Beach, Fla., with valuable access to the ocean and seawater. Its team of world-class faculty members, engineers, technicians and students are engaged in federally and industry-sponsored ocean engineering research and technology development in the areas of acoustics, marine vehicles, hydrodynamics and physical oceanography, marine materials and nanocomposites.
Harbour Towne Marina offers a multitude of marine maintenance and repair services necessary to keep any vessel in top performance, including, bottom work, rigging, painting, fiberglass, canvas, interior design, refinishing, custom woodworking, engine service and absentee yacht management.
Students, faculty and staff come to the Oceanographic Center from many parts of the world to pursue research in biological and physical oceanography. Areas of interest include modeling of large scale ocean circulation, coastal dynamics, ocean atmosphere coupling, coral reel studies, benthic ecology, marine biodiversity, calcification of invertebrates, marine fisheries, marine microbiology, molecular ecology and evolution, and wetlands ecology. Integral components of the Oceanographic Center include the National Coral Reef Institute (research and training on coral reef assessment, monitoring and restoration), and the Guy Harvey Research Institute (fish research on and conservation). The William Springer Richardson Library is a research-oriented library for all the disciplines of marine and aquatic science.
STAR Center is a not-for-profit maritime training school that is the top choice of inland- and ocean-going professional mariners throughout the world. Opening in 1983 in our Toledo, Ohio location, we expanded to our current location in Dania Beach, Florida (just south of Fort Lauderdale) in 1986, consolidating all training there in October 2008. After extensive facility improvements, we opened for business with the world's first 360° field-of-view Full Mission bridge simulator, and a second 247° (recently upgraded to 270°) field of view bridge simulator, in 1993. We now offer more U.S. Coast Guard and other approved courses than any simulation training center.
Sportsman Park Complex is home to:
The International Game Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum offer anglers and non-anglers alike an interactive, educational and interesting experience. Wetlands walk, simulated deep sea fishing and a museum filled with colorful underwater life will delight all that visit.
Bass Pro Outdoor World
Enter our lobby is look up! The hand-painted murals from renowned artists depict scenes from our beaches, coastlines, forests and swamps that are all part of the great Florida heritage. State and record wildlife mounts are displayed alongside local historical prints featuring early tourists and residents enjoying all types of sporting adventures. Our 30,000 gallon aquarium is no ordinary aquarium with a running waterfall and the natural wildlife amidst the boulders.
Connected to the huge Outdoor World complex in Dania Beach, this expansion of the Islamorada Fish Company has the same fresh fish from Islamorada in the Keys delivered every morning.
Divers Direct is the premier Fort Lauderdale scuba diving store with thousands of scuba and snorkeling items in stock for South Florida scuba divers, and vacationers.
Sail boating, windsurfing, scuba diving; kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding are among the many activities available at the Broward College Tigertail Campus for students and the community.