7 Exhilarating Water Activities To Do In Miami Beach

Have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on Miami Beach.

Water activities in Miami Beach
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Families and friends looking to get their hearts racing while also cooling down under the hot Floridian sun will love these eight activities. From parasailing to jet skis, there is no shortage of adrenaline rushes on this list. Reservations are recommended due to popularity, however, walk-ins are always welcomed.

Jet Ski

Jet skiing is a must-do activity to do while in Miami. Guests can rent a jet ski and explore the waters of Miami on their own terms or as a group. The professional instructors start by going over all safety regulations and Jet Ski controls with the guests. Once everyone understands the safety measures, travelers head to a large designated zone where riders can ride freely in any direction at their preferred speed as long as they remain within the boundaries. The monitors will guarantee a secure and enjoyable experience for everyone, making the journey unforgettable and worth revisiting.


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Parasailing is a great bucket list activity for those who want to get a bird’s eye view of Miami Beach. Guests will be harnessed to a parachute and towed behind a boat to soar through the air. It’s an exhilarating experience that will give visitors some great memories and photo opportunities. Popular company choices are Miami Parasail and South Beach Parasail. Those who are considering this activity may be surprised to learn that it is not loud or scary. Once in the air, the experience is peaceful and provides a stunning view of the ocean from above. The takeoff and landing take place on the same boat, and while being dipped into the water is optional, it is considered the highlight of the activity. The entire adventure typically lasts about an hour.


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Flyboarding is a relatively new water sport that is becoming popular in Miami. guests will be strapped to a board and connected to a jet ski, which will propel guests into the air. Guests can then perform tricks or just enjoy the feeling of flying through the air. Flyboarding may appear to be an extreme sport, but it is actually very easy to learn with proper instructions. 75% of customers can rise out of the water within the first five minutes of their lesson. The experienced private instructors will be with you the whole time, providing personalized guidance to help you succeed. No matter your experience level, a few tips can significantly enhance your riding skills. You’ll receive a life jacket and helmet, and all equipment floats, making it safe even for those who are not strong swimmers.

Boat Rental

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Explore Miami with no rush or tour guide, by renting a boat or yacht. There are many different types of boats available for rental, so guests can find the one that best suits their needs. Each boat can fit up to six people so this is a great group activity to splurge on. Visitors can choose to have a captain drive the boat if guests don’t feel comfortable doing it themselves. Boatsetter provides a variety of on-the-water experiences that cater to different preferences and budgets, ranging from a brief bay sail to a full-day fishing trip or even a week-long charter hopping between islands.

Speedboat Tour

On the tour customers will zip around the city on a high-speed boat and get an up-close look at the skyline and the different neighborhoods. Thriller Miami offers a 45-minute Speedboat tour that offers the ultimate sightseeing experience of Biscayne Bay, the city of Miami Beach, Fisher Island, and a tour of the mansions on Star Island. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the scenic downtown Miami skyline.

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Paddleboarding is a great way to explore the waters of Miami without the rush from a tour guide. Guests can rent a paddleboard or e-board, which is an electric paddleboard. An e-board is perfect for those who have paddleboard experience and want to speed through the water since there are no waves in Miami Beach. Paddleboards can be rented for either one or two hours, or the whole day. Guests can view the map location of the building and the nearby port for paddleboard or e-board rentals. This activity is ideal for large families or groups looking for a relaxing way to spend quality time together on the water.


Kayaking is a great way to get out on the water and explore Miami. Guests can rent a kayak and paddle around at their own pace, or customers can take a guided tour and learn about the different areas of Miami. Kayaking in Miami is a great experience due to its calm and shallow waters, as well as its unique marine ecosystem. There are also various kayaking locations, like the Mangrove Forest, that are perfect for paddling activities.

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Natalia Guerra

Contributing Editor

Natalia Guerra was born in Miami and comes from a Cuban background. Aside from her passion for travel writing and culinary arts, she also loves to step out of her comfort zone to live life to the fullest. Her lifestyle is being a digital nomad, working remotely as she travels the world one city at a time. Her favorite country has been Spain for its beautiful architecture and food, which reminds her of her Cuban culture.

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