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Tigertail Lake Recreational Center



Are you an outdoor enthusiast or adventure-seeker?


Do you enjoy watersports and having fun in the South Florida sun? Get in on the best kept secret at Broward College! Tigertail Lake Recreational Center is Broward College's experiential learning, team building, watersports and ropes course facility.  Centrally and conveniently located between the Broward College campuses, there's no reason not to take a break and go relax in a canoe in between classes!


Students at Broward College can take part in all the great activities and equipment rentals offered at Tigertail Lake for free!  Don't worry, family and friends who aren't Broward College students can still stock up on extra doses of fun for a nominal fee.​

  • Join us once a month for the Tigertail Lake Recreational Center's OPEN CHALLENGE!  Free for active Broward College students and only $15 for the general public, experience the Tigertail Lake ropes course, rock climbing, and more.  Bring a friend, bring the whole family - the Open Challenge is your chance to see what the Tigertail Lake Recreational Center ropes course is all about!  Check out the flyer or give us a call for more information!
  • Challenge yourself and your friends by experiencing Tigertail's exciting multi-tower 40-foot tall ropes and challenge course! 
  • Learn to sail as a crew member or the skipper of JY15, Hobie Catamaran, and American 18 sailboats!
  • Windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and so much more! Tigertail Lake Recreational Center is your destination to experience fun in the sun!
  • Go on amazing adventure trips with the Tigertail Lake crew, like SCUBA diving in the Florida Keys, sailing trips, camping and canoeing in the wilds of Florida, and much more!

 Hours for Rentals

​Day ​Hours
Monday ​10am - 5:00pm
​Tuesday 10am - 7:00pm
​Wednesday ​10am - 5:00pm
​Thursday ​10am - 7:00pm
​Friday ​10am - 5:00pm
​Saturday ​10am - 5:00pm
​Sunday ​CLOSED

 Upcoming Events

March 21-24, 2016 Basic Lifeguarding 
Basic lifeguarding, full classroom. 9am-5pm. 

March 25, 2016 Waterfront Lifeguarding  
Waterfront Lifeguarding module. 9am-5pm. 

April 11-14, 2016 Waterfront Lifeguarding  
Basic Lifeguarding, full classroom. 9am-5pm. 

April 16, 2016 OPEN CHALLENGE!  
11am-4pm. Experience the Tigertail Lake Recreational Center Challenge and Ropes Course! FREE for BC Students, and only $15 for the general public.

April 30, 2016 e-Learning Lifeguarding  
e-Learning lifeguard course, in-water skill session. 9am-5pm. ​​​​​

 Contact Info

Call for more information: 954-201-4500

Tigertail Lake Recreational Center
580 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Tigertail Adventure Trips​​

Sailboats on lake.Join Tigertail on exciting excursions to build skills and camaraderie. These multi-day adventures take place on beautiful Long Key, Florida or on the pristine waters of Florida Springs in the Ocala National Forest. Adventure trips include sailing, windsurfing, surfing, camping, diving, and more! We supply the gear, transportation, lodging and most of the food. Cost varies depending on the trip.
You can also find more information about the trips (as well as see photos of past trips) by visiting our Facebook Group Page.Contact usfor more info or call 954-201-4500 and get signed up for the fun!

​​ ​Upcoming Events​

Kayak & Cycle Trip
Withlacoochee SP 
March 5-9, 2016
Camping and cycling the Withlacoochee State Trail.
Kayak & Cycle Trip
Myakka State Park
April 8-10, 2016
Camping and cycling at the ​Myakka State Park.
Sailing Trip
May 6-8
Sail with new and veteran sailors at the Tigertail Lake Recreational Center Sailing Adventure Trip. We bring out our Hobie Catamarans, windsurf boards, and more for an amazing aquatic adventure.
Surfing Trip
July 29-31
Catch some waves and some sun with Tigertail Lake Recreational Center staff as you learn to surf in the Florida sunshine.  The perfect weekend getaway to experience one of the greatest water sports on Earth.​​​​
Rope course

One of the most amazing and unique aspects of Tigertail Lake Recreational Center is our experiential education and team-building program.  Featuring a full ropes course with four towers, a specially designed team-building area, and a team of professionally-trained experiential educators, Tigertail Lake Recreational Center is one of only a handful of programs to offer such a complete team-building experience.

Our ropes course is available to Broward College students, faculty, and staff for a variety of programs and experiences.  Click here to find out more about our amazing Tigertail Lake Recreational Center challenge course!
Tigertail Lake Center​​  Ropes course.
Tigertail Lake Center​​Rope Courses
Scuba divers
Sailing ​ ​Scuba
Wind surfers
Wind Surfing​

​Tigertail Lake Recreational Center's equipment and facilities are, for the most part, free for Broward College students.  However, there are a few exceptions, and the facility is open to the public so if your friends aren't Broward College students, don't worry, it doesn't cost very much to participate in all the fun.  Rates for equipment rentals are as follows:

Watersports Rentals​ ​ ​
​Sailboat/ Windsurfer ​Kayak/Canoe/ Paddleboard
​Four Month/Yearly Pass
​BC Credit Student ​Free ​Free ​n/a
​BC Continuing Education, Staff, Faculty ​$10.00/hr ​$5.00/hr ​$50.00 / $100.00
​General Public ​$20.00/hr ​$10.00/hr ​$75.00 / $150.00

The Tigertail Lake Ropes/Challenge Course is available to the public, once a month, during the "Open Challenge".  As always, the Open Challenge is free for Broward College students, and is only $15 for the general public ($10 for Broward College staff).  The Open Challenge is an excellent opportunity for individuals to experience the Tigertail Lake Ropes Course and the unique challenges it provides!

Tigertail Lake Recreational Center is great for private parties, especially birthday parties!  Tigertail Lake Recreational Center has all the facilities you need for your next party:

  • Outdoor pavilion on the waterfront, with a beautiful view of the lake
  • Plenty of picnic tables and seating for nearly any number of participants.
  • Our famous charcoal-powered grill is available for cooking burgers, hot dogs, steaks with extra flavor.
  • Canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and stand-up paddleboards (subject to availability, of course).  
  • Our famous Tigertail Lake Recreational Center Challenge and Ropes Course, including a climbing wall, 40 foot towers, traversing elements, ​and even a Giant Swing!

Three different plans make it easy to have the perfect party:

Water Fun Party - 2 hours: Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboards, or Sailing!  Your party will have access to our 5-acre lake on their choice of watersport, including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (subject to availability), or even sailboats (subject to availability).  For more information about specific availability of a particular watersport, please call 954-201-4500.

*$250USD for the first 10 people. $17USD/person after 10 participants.
**Pricing includes lifeguard, equipment, and use of outdoor pavilion.  Additional cost for instructors or and/or skipper.

Climbing Party - 2 hours:  Climbing at the Tigertail Lake Recreational Center Challenge and Ropes Course!  Experience Tigertail Lake Recreational Center's amazing challenge course firsthand as you climb our towers, challenge yourself on the climbing wall, scale the cargo net, or feel the rush of the giant swing (subject to availability)!
*$250USD for the first 10 people. $17USD/person beyond 10 participants.
**Pricing includes belayers, climbing equipment, and use of Ropes Course Picnic Area.  Additional cost for instructors.


Xtreme Party - 3 hours: What's more fun that climbing or watersports?  How about climbing AND watersports?  Our Xtreme Party combines the two things you love, climbing and watersports, into one amazing experience.  Climb the Tigertail Lake Recreational Center Challenge and Ropes Course, and then choose your watersports on our five acre lake for the ultimate outdoor party experience.

*$300USD for the first 10 people. $22USD/person beyond 10 participants.
**Price includes belayer(s), lifeguard(s), climbing equipment, watersports equipment, and use of outdoor pavilion.  Additional cost for instructors and/or skipper.

Tigertail Lake Recreational Center offers these options for private parties.  For non-profit organizations or Broward College groups, please contact 954-201-4500 for more information.  For corporate parties or events, please contact 954-201-7803.

Kayaking & Canoeing

Enjoy a day of ka​yaking or canoeing on Tigertail's 5-acre lake.  Go solo or bring a friend for a idyllic, relaxing experience with nature.​ No experience and no reservations necessary, just come on down and we'll show you everything you need to know to get on the lake and some fun.

Sailing Tigertail Lake

Get hands-on experience from Tigertail's qualified professionals and have lots of fun learning how to sail through Broward College's Continuing Education Program.​ From the small, fast JY15 to the cruising American 18, Tigertail Lake's sailing program is second to none. Register for classes today!

SCUBA Diving

Learn the fundamentals of snorkeling and scuba diving, plus everything you need to know to keep it safe while practicing this amazing sport. Witness the beauty of the undersea realm firsthand!  Our instructors will help you get your PADI certifications through the Continuing Education program. Register today!


Beginners and advanced windsurfers are welcome!​ Tigertail Lake Recreational Center offer windsurfing classes and equipment for all levels. Windsurfing classes are available through our Continuing Education Program. Feel the wind at your back as you surf around the lake, no previous experience necessary! Register today!

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Get with the latest fitness craze that teaches strength, coordination, and balance. Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to work on core fitness while relaxing on our lake. Our stand-up paddleboards are specially designed to help you get started with this sport today!

Certifications and Courses

PADI logo.Want to get your PADI SCUBA certification? 
Enroll today in the Broward College Continuing Education SCUBA Program and get Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, and Dive Master certified!

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