With our beautiful bay calling and the fantastic warm temperatures year-round, it is no surprise that some of the most popular things to do in Miami revolve around water... boating, fishing, diving, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking...
So needless to say, water rats will be in their element... But so will our...
So read on... Here are some ideas on what to do, how, when, where, how much... to get you started!
In one word, FANTASTIC! Lots of splashing, dolphin kisses, flip high fives, water fights... and a wonderful learning experience for the entire family.
There are quite a number of places in Miami or nearby that offer all kinds of programs with differing degrees of interaction, from
simply playing and observing from the docks where you don't even have to get wet, to free unstructured swims, or full-day
research programs, there is something to suit everyone and everyone's budget.
There is an underwater paradise waiting at our doorstep... So strap on your mask and snorkel and head out to the reefs! The reefs? Can we just go off the beach? Truth is, although you can snorkel off any of our beaches, if what you have in mind is crystal clear waters, colorful tropical fish and vibrant corals in abundance, then heading out to the reefs is a must.
The third largest coral reef in the world lines our coastline, about 3 to 8 miles offshore, so no, you CAN NOT swim to it, you have to go by boat, we explore some of the most popular options.
As far as snorkeling off the beaches, while not spectacular, there is still plenty to see. We also share with you some of our favorite places and what
you can expect.
A Biscayne Bay Cruise is an excellent way to enjoy some of the most spectacular views Miami has to offer.
Since the city is blessed with fabulous weather year-round, enjoying the sights from the water on a tropical
sunny day is always a pleasant way specially for first-timers to discover our beautiful coastline and experience the pulse of the city.
Zipping around these noisy vehicles through the vast wilderness of the Everglades is a fun adventure for everyone and a great way to explore and enjoy the wildlife that this area is loved for.
Alligators, turtles, all sorts of wading birds... and wonderful panoramic views of the marshes and hammocks at our beautiful "River of Grass".
Best time is during the "dry season" from November to March, when animals concentrate in the wetlands and are easier to spot and migrating birds are back.
This has to be one of the funnest ways to sightsee. There are many tours that take you through the heart of the Art Deco District in South Beach, along South Pointe, the Miami Riverwalk... or simply rent a segway at one of the many outlets throughout the city and explore on your own!
New to Segwaying? (is that a verb?) No worries, friendly guides provide all the instruction and equipment for you to
ramble through the popular spots safely and with confidence and make sure everyone has a good time.
Exploring our magnificent reefs is one of our favorite things to do in Miami. Although the Florida Keys get most of the attention, you should also consider going north towards Broward and Palm Beach counties where the diving is also spectacular and the driving distance about the same.
Scuba Diving and marine life is one of our passions, whether off a beautiful reef or shore diving off the beach, a new place or a beloved favorite, we don't miss a chance to get
in the water... We will be happy to share all we find with you, our favorite dive sites, operators, shore dives, etc.
Easy gliding and enjoying nature and fantastic views of the bay... this is a great way to spend a few hours outdoors any time of the year.
We are surrounded by water so paddleboarding is a great way to explore a bit of the area. Rentals abound in Miami and its surroundings, outfits offer
guided tours and instruction so getting out there on a board is easy even for first-timers (We were first-timers not long ago, so we have some tips here for you!)
Kayaking is a fun activity and a great way to soak in some nature, exploring our surrounding natural habitats where the native vegetation and wildlife abound.
There are many places around Miami with plenty of opportunities for paddling. The mangrove-lined creeks, the canals and
inlets that offer more protected waters, and our state and national parks with excellent
facilities and equipment on offer.
The newest craze in watersports, we gave Flyboarding a try and what a blast!
With the right instruction, (which we had and we tell you all about it) you can be up and flying in no time and it's a feeling like no other...
There are a few places in Miami where flyboarding is available as well as many operators that will come to you, just agree on a time
and place, the ultimate in convenience, reservations are of course a must.
Need more to see and do? Here are some quicklinks to some of Miami's most popular attractions, check them out!
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