Whatever your preferred way to get the adrenaline going, Miami has you covered with these top five water sporting activities.
Miami Beach is the kind of place where you feel compelled to live a more active lifestyle, given that everybody else seems to be doing it. Folks cycling, jogging and working out are common sights all along the shore, but it’s out on the water where you’ll find the thrill seekers. You can find windsurfing, kayaking, boat cruises, flyboarding and the indomitable banana boat in ready supply through these top five Miami water sports tours.
Miami: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour
At the more leisurely end of the water sports scale is a boat tour along the Miami coastline. But it’s not any old pootle about, because this 45-minute experience takes place in a speedboat. Designed primarily as a sightseeing tour, you will have the chance to see islands, multi-million dollar mansions, Art Deco-infused South Beach and more, while also experiencing the speed and power of the impressive boat. There are multiple daily departures throughout the year. From $45 per person.
Miami: Banana Boat Ride
The main reason the banana boat is often derided is because the people riding one are clearly the ones having the most fun at the seaside. Don a protective helmet and a life jacket before heading out onto the water straddling the banana-shaped inflatable and attempting to hold on while you’re pulled through the water at speed. The boats hold up to six people, and you can chat with your captain in advance to determine your confidence levels. Please note that the fee here includes additional taxes and fuel costs. From $69 per person.
Miami Windsurfing for Beginners and Experts
Around Key Biscayne and Biscayne Bay, conditions are usually ideal for windsurfing. Not too challenging for beginners, this option is great for learning how to windsurf in Miami, where shallower water means that if you fall in, it’s easy enough to walk back to shore. For more advanced practitioners, there are stretches of open water nearby, where you can catch stronger winds. The price shown here also factors in taxes and service fees, which aren’t listed on the booking page. From $74 per person.
Miami: City Night Lights Paddleboard or Kayak Adventure Trip
For a more atmospheric take on Miami water sports, this city night lights tour combines the benefits of the city’s active shoreline with the urban beauty of its impressive skyline. Taking a paddleboard or kayak, your guide will lead you up the Miami River into the heart of Downtown Miami, where skyscrapers and bridges come alive in a flurry of twinkling lights. Beers or hard seltzers are also provided to toast the night with your fellow tour-goers. Daily departures. From $69 per person.
Miami Flyboarding Adventure
The latest craze in water sports is the futuristic-looking Flyboard, a waterjet-powered contraption that looks like something out of Iron Man. Lift up to 20 feet above the water or propel yourself forward, hovering above the water’s surface on this completely unique experience. Understandably, this comes with plenty of safety guidelines and specialist equipment, which are provided as part of the fee. A number of extra tax and fuel costs are payable at check in, so be sure to read the small print on this one. From $109 per person.