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I’m on a Boat: Best Short Boating Trips in and Around Miami

June 2, 2014
Written by: Yasha Wallin

With water surrounding South Beach on all sides, the best way to explore the area’s bling, babes and beaches, is by boat. From glass bottom boats to crocodile cruises, sunset sailing, and everything in between, the possibilities for water exploration are endless. Plus, there are year round options for every price range, and every pleasure, whether you prefer champagne cocktails or family-friendly fun. (We’ll take the cocktails, please and thank you.) Here, a few of our favorites:

Ocean Force Adventures
For the ultimate sightseeing tour of Miami and its surrounding areas, this six person trip is the way to go. You’ll cruise by over 40 miles of Biscayne Bay’s top sites including all the locations where Florida icons Miami Vice, Scarface, CSI Miami were filmed. Advanced reservations are recommended.

Thriller Speedboat Tour
For those that like it fast, the Thriller Speedboat Tour zips you along in a catamaran past Millionaire’s Row for a glimpse of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, with great music and speed that will give you an instant blow-out on this 45-minute off-shore adventure.



Miami Sailing
Those looking for a little romance, or rather a place to booze and take in the scenery with a few close friends, can charter a half or full day private sailboat. A fully catered, champagne option is available if you’re feeling extra luxe.



Everglades Airboat Adventure
Florida is famous for alligator sightings. When they’re unexpected, these chance encounters are rarely fun. But on this airboat adventure, which takes you through 1.2 million acres of protected grasslands, you’ll be able to enjoy reptile spotting, and much more, from a safe distance. Stop by Hyde Beach for a poolside cocktail to calm your nerves after the tour.