The Yachting and Cruise Ship Capital of the World, and near two world class commercial seaports.



Fort Lauderdale is a fabulous city with all the benefits and amenities of a large metropolis while maintaining a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Affordable accommodations are readily available while you study and the MPT Student Services office will be happy to help you select the best place for your taste and budget.

If you are looking for employment after completing your training and certification programs, Fort Lauderdale is the perfect location for networking in the maritime industry. Many students secure a new position either during their classes or shortly thereafter by connecting with crew placement agencies, marine companies, vessel management firms, unions, or through MPT's free job board.

MPT is located only 5 minutes from Fort Lauderdale's International Airport and our world renowned beaches, in the heart of the city's maritime community.

Known as the "Yachting Capital of the World", Fort Lauderdale provides an ideal setting for you to master your trade while still allowing for a little "rest and relaxation".

MPT is conveniently located right outside Port Everglades. Our port serves as a gateway to the world through cargo connections, cruises, and offers a wide variety of maritime activities. Nearly 6,000 ships call at Port Everglades each year! Port Everglades is the world's second busiest cruise ship port in the world and is ranked 12th in the nation for containerized cargo. It is also the region's largest Petroleum Port and remains one of the US Navy's favorite ports for liberty.

Come to school where the weather is beautiful and sunny year round! Enjoy this Venice of America while you are in town by taking a Water Taxi as one of your modes of transportation. Float your way to and from many of the hotels, restaurants, night clubs, shops, theatres, beaches, marinas, and more!