Miami, being the southernmost major city in mainland America, is surrounded by natural beauty. From pristine beaches to swampy marshlands and even tropical islands, it’s all within day-tripping distance. If you don’t own a vehicle, or would simply rather let someone else do the driving, here’s a round-up of the best tours and excursions from Miami – and yes, one of them does involve leaving the country.
Head out onto the open water and feel the warm sea breeze on this snorkeling adventure off the coast of Key West. You’ll cruise past 32 islands between Miami and Key West, have some free time to explore the island city, then sail away on-board a spacious 50-foot catamaran. The turquoise water off the Florida coast is home to a coral reef with around 600 different species of marine life. Dive in with your snorkel and mask to see it all up close. Professional snorkeling instruction is provided for those who aren’t familiar with the sport.