A Guide to Miami’s Adventurous Water Tours

See Miamis beaches in a whole new way with this guide
See Miami's beaches in a whole new way with this guide | © RosaIreneBetancourt 9 / Alamy Stock Photo
Culture Trip Travel Team

Miami has recently become an art hub, but its thrilling water sports and activities will always be important to its character. Climb aboard a Jet Ski or cast off a rod to begin your adventure.

Bordered by Biscayne Bay and the Everglades, Miami’s breathtaking skyline and beaches are best enjoyed at a distance. You can fly above in a helicopter or seaplane and take in the views or zoom around Fisher Island on a speedboat or airboat to see some gators. The adventurous opportunities abound, with some tours offered here adding hands-on thrills such as fishing and parasailing.

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Tours

Miami’s only off-shore speedboat tour. Experience thrills during a 45-minute speedboat ride across Miami waters. Soar along the Miami coastline in a comfortable speedboat with ample plush seating, taking in views of the city’s spectacular skyline, Star Island’s multi-million-dollar mansions, and the stunning Art Deco designs of Miami’s South Beach District. Tours depart hourly!

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Activities

Why settle for just one water activity when you can just do multiple of them? All activities will be done at the same departure point and may be completed on the same day. Miami Watersports is the only company in Miami which offers a wide range of activities all at the same place, so don’t waste your day driving from one place to another and book with us today and do it all at once at the best price! Jet Ski Ride: Ride out on a brand-new Sea Doo Jet Ski to a unique ride zone to free ride with no speed restrictions. Instructors will be there to assist if needed. Parasailing: Enjoy a peaceful flight with breathtaking views of the Miami skyline as you fly up to 400ft above the water. Takeoff and land back on the boat with the option of getting wet before the landing. Tubing Ride: You will be getting towed at rushing speeds by our 25ft power boat. Be ready to get some water splashes as you glide through the water enjoying Miami. Up to 4 riders per tube.

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With an expert naturalist guide, go on an amazing nature walk in Everglades National Park. Immerse yourself in the beauty of different ecosystems in the actual National Park. View a wide variety of birds and alligators up close! With your master naturalist guide, discover the flora and fauna of this wetland wilderness, and why it is a unique national treasure. This is a 1-hour-and-30-minute dry walk. Next, enjoy the thrill of an exhilarating 1-hour air boat ride into the heart of the REAL Everglades, where wildlife abounds! This is no touristy type trip. Learn about the heritage of the Miccosukee Tribe as you visit a remote, historic hammock tree island village where they used to live. You can only get there by boat and on this tour! See wildlife and alligators where they should be seen, in the wild, and up close! Enjoy a scenic drive through the Everglades, narrated by your master naturalist guide. We will have you back for lunch or an afternoon trip to the beach.

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