Top 10 Water Sports And Activities In Miami, Florida - Updated 2024

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When we talk about Miami, there is no doubt that the image of sandy beaches, blue sky, and the bright sun will pop up in mind. From the deep-sea fishing, outdoor sports, art festivals, to the endless shopping sprawls and nightlife, everything rings with overflowing energy. There is no better way to enjoy Miami than channelling your spirit in the water, beneath the cloudless South Florida sky. And worry not, Florida has an endless list of fun-filled water sports! Here, we will help you to find the most fascinating water sports and activities to do with a group of friends and families to challenge your adrenaline!

1. Inshore fishing charter (from USD 775.0)

If the deep sea fishing adventure is too much for you to handle, then try the inshore fishing instead. This private fishing charter can go up to eight hours around Biscayne Bay. The modern, 22-foot (6-metre) bay boat can take up to four people in a group to catch snapper, trout, grouper, or many more, without losing sight of the Miami skyline. This tour is suited for both beginners, experienced anglers, the elderly, youth, families and children of all ages and are handicap friendly. All equipment is provided, along with an experienced guide on the boat.

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Miami Inshore Fishing Charters on Biscayne Bay

Duration: 4 to 8 hours

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2. Speedboat tour (from USD 599.0)

Not a fan of water sports, but don’t want to be out of the sea? It’s time to take the speedboat! You can admire the sunny sky and vibrant shorelines as the 21-foot (6.4-meter) boat zips through the waterways of Biscayne Bay, without dropping a sweat. In this 90-minutes ride, you will get that adrenaline rush as the boat races and reveals the city’s bayside attractions including some luxurious celebrity homes. What a perfect way to enjoy a warm afternoon in Miami.

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Miami Speedboat Tour with Guide

Duration: 2 hours

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3. hour private wakeboard lesson (from USD 240.0)

A visit to Miami Beach is never complete until you dip into the water and try wakeboarding! In this 1-hour session, you will be tutored by experienced instructors who teach the basics and bring you directly to the tropical water for more practice. Not a beginner? Don’t worry! You can always get extra coaching to hone your skills and learn new tricks. All necessary equipment is included with the price, and you are free to choose whether to hit the water in the morning or the afternoon.

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1-Hour Private Wakeboard Lesson in Miami Beach

Duration: 1 hour

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4. Parasailing and Segway tour combo (from USD 205.0)

Which one do you prefer? Exploring the city on foot, or getting a birds-eye-view from the sky? Eventually, you can do both! This combo tour will take you to soar up high to see the beautiful skyline of Miami, then glide into the colourful streets in a Segway ride. You can get a high-flying look at Key Biscayne, Stistville, Brickell, Downtown Miami, and Coconut Grove, while also enjoying the dynamic life of the city. It is a perfect combination of activities to share with friends or family.

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Miami Parasailing and Segway Tour Combo

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Miami Tour Guide

Alexander Gorn

Alexander Gorn

I was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, in the Soviet Union, and left for the USA when I was 23 years old, just out of college. Leningrad was and still is a city with great cultural traditions. I fell in love with its world-famous museums, art galleries, theaters, and other attractions. I have been guiding tours for most of my life and began while still in high school. During the summer, Leningrad was visited by numerous youth groups from the UK and USA and English-speaking students were recruited to show them around. That is how I got my first taste of being a tour guide. I continued guiding through college and often worked with young adults. After leaving the USSR, I settled in New York City, went to graduate school, and started my own travel company in 1985. We primarily worked with international visitors showing them famous places of interest all over the country, from coast to coast. Though I had other tour guides working at my company, I continued to guide because it was rewarding and enjoyable. I traveled extensively throughout the country and that's how I first became acquainted with South Florida. I instantly fell in love with this beautiful place and eventually moved to the Miami Beach area. I love South Florida and want my tourists to feel the same way. I am exhilarated by its nature and history and I promise to get you excited as well. See you in Miami!

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5. Private water activity package (from USD 120.0)

If you are eager to try all kinds of water sports and activities, then take this private package to do with a group of friends or family. In this three-hour tour, you can cruise through Miami’s tropical waterways starting from Biscayne Bay before taking a halt at an anchor point where you can swim, snorkel, kayak, paddleboard or simply sunbathe. This is a perfect way to enjoy different sorts of activities with your loved ones without the need to hassle with other tourists. The boat can handle up to six members, and you can always bring along a picnic and drinks for a better experience!

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Splash Package

Duration: 2 hours

6. Flyboard and island experience (from USD 109.0)

Flyboarding has been on everyone’s must-try list for the last few years, and you can do it right here, in Miami! The sensation of flying above the water like a superhero makes it popular among water sports enthusiasts. Use your wakeboarding and jet skiing skill to enjoy this adventurous activity, with the help of certified instructors. In five minutes, you will get to learn how to control the device and flyboard safely. It may be a little too extreme, but worry not, they have strict supervision and safety standards where you are required to wear a life vest and helmet so that you can enjoy without feeling distressed!

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Learn how to Flyboard with a Pro in Miami

Duration: 1 hour

7. Kayak tours in Miami and the Everglades (from USD 81.0)

kayak tours in miami and the everglades

For those who love to spend more time and energy to explore nature, this kayak ride won’t disappoint. In the three-hour tour, you will enjoy a leisurely paddle through mangrove-lined creeks and the bays of South Florida, where you can see a large variety of tropical birds, animals, small reptiles and fish (also manatees and dolphins sometimes). The tour is led by either a naturalist, artist, or fishing guide, who will give interesting facts about flora and fauna during the nature-based adventure.

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Kayak Tours in Miami and the Everglades

8. Deep sea fishing adventure (from USD 1.0)

deep sea fishing adventure

Never miss the chance to try the deep sea fishing in Miami, since the area is widely known as the sports fishing capital of the world. Expect to catch marlin, sailfish, tuna, snapper, grouper, and many more with the highly trained fishing captain from The Charter Agency. In this four-hour activity, you can bring up to six friends or family in a group, picked up and dropped off in the Miami Beach Marina. The agency provides all necessary items from bait and tackle, equipment, and licensing, to bottled water and snacks. The only thing you need in this adventure is yourself!

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Miami Deep Sea Fishing Adventure

9. Private yacht charter with jet ski and other water toys included (from USD 1.0)

private yacht charter with jet ski and other water toys included

There is no better place to indulge yourself with a private yacht charter experience than in Miami. Here, you can get a luxury experience with the view of the homes of the rich and famous at Star Island, then drop in at one of the popular sandbars to do the water sports. You can either use a jet ski, stand up paddleboard or party raft, and enjoy the activity in the crystal clear water! The tour takes approximately four hours, where guests will be picked up and dropped off at the Miami Beach Marina.

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Miami Private Yacht Charter with Jet Ski and other water toys included!

10. Miami Beach tubing session (from USD 192.0)

miami beach tubing session

If you’re looking for an activity that can be enjoyed with a group of friends, this private tubing session will give you all the fun! You can choose either a 30-minute or one-hour session for a boat ride that can bring up to five people on board. The tube itself is designed for three people only, so you need to take turns with your friends. An instructor or Captain will take you on board, where you can pick either tubing, waterskiing, or wakeboarding using the same equipment. Ready to go? Don’t forget to wear your swimsuit, bring a towel, and put the sunscreen on!

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Miami Beach Tubing Session

Enjoy the ride!

Whether you are a sports enthusiast who is always up to new challenges, or a laid back person who wants to enjoy the calm afternoon in a speedboat, sailing in Miami’s water is a must. After all, it is not only about adrenaline rushes from high tension activities, but also enjoying the spectacular view of the city itself. So, pick your choice, get the sunscreen on, and join the tour that would bring a smile to your face!

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