Whether you’re traveling to Miami for business, pleasure or a little bit of both, don’t miss the opportunity to explore and experience the area beyond your beach towel. From diving deep into colorful coral reefs, flying high above the waves and reeling in trophy size fish, you’ll be glad you took your toes out of the sand for a day or two.
Fun Things To Do in Miami (On the Water)
Snorkeling and diving
The reefs around south Florida are a water and nature lover’s dream destination. There are at least 10 artificial reefs near Miami that are home to colorful angelfish, butterflyfish, wrasses and hogfish as well as turtles, eels and rays. For a really relaxing experience, rent a kayak and paddle out to peaceful snorkel spots. Don’t forget the underwater camera and a dive buddy.
Windsurfing and parasailing
Warm waves, shallow water and great wind conditions around Biscayne Bay make for pleasant windsurfing and parasailing conditions. You’ll fly 800 feet above the waves of Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay while taking in views of Coconut Grove
and the Miami skyline. Easy instructions and safety gear make parasailing an incredible experience for you and up to two friends. Sailboards Miami is a great choice for windsurfing lessons.
Speed boat and jet ski tours
If fast action, 360-degree turns and adrenaline pumping speed make your heart skip a beat, then you’ll be right at home on a speed boat tour. You’ll be able to see the Miami waterfront and Memorial Island as your captain swerves around the San Marco Islands and soars across the waves. Just hold onto your hat, sunglasses and anything else that’s not attached to your body.
If you prefer to do your own navigating, and at slightly slower speeds, book a Miami boat rental
or jet ski tour around the waters of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. A local guide will lead the way while pointing out interesting sights and giving an insider’s view of the area. This is a unique way to take in the scenery and maybe catch a glimpse of dolphins and manatees.
Deep sea fishing
The offshore waters around Miami and the Florida Keys
are filled with all kinds of trophy size game fish. Book a deep sea fishing boat charter, and you’ll be reeling in bluefish, mahi-mahi and grouper before you know it.
Rent a boat
Whether you want to go waterskiing, nature watching, fly fishing or night time tarpon fishing, renting a private boat in Miami
with a licensed captain is a great option. You’ll have the benefit of an experienced and local captain to point out places of interest, stake out the best fishing or snorkeling spots, recommend waterfront restaurants and find all of the dolphins, manatees and turtles you can imagine.
No matter what kind of water activities you like, we think you will agree there is no shortage of fun things to do in Miami this weekend!