Here's the link for the water taxi:
even tho I live here, I have used the water taxi and it's very enjoyable and relaxing. It's nice that you can get off and on as much as you like.
By the hotel you're staying at, the restaurant Bimini Boatyard is right there. Just a little ways down the street is a shopping center that has quite a few places to eat, Duffy's Sports Grill, 5 Guys Burgers, Moe's Southwest Grill, and the best pizza place but I can't remember the name. I go to this shopping center often, but there's many other places to eat in this area.
Along the Ft Lauderdale beach, there are also many places for eating. Don't get over there as much, but there are restaurants, Bubba Gumps comes to mind. Check online, I'm sure you'll see lots of places listed.
The Everglades is about 15/20 miles west. I've never went there to visit, but I'm sure the hotel has some kind of info or tours.
I hope this gives you some information, if I can check on anything else for you, just let me know.