It was 16 years ago when Eduardo de Queiroz first stepped into the pristine Florida sand, breathing the salty air and marveling at the azure sea. The Brazil native spent years exploring the amusement parks of Orlando, the sunny shorelines of Miami Beach, and the Cuban restaurants in Little Havana, falling in love with the peninsula in the process. Today, Eduardo puts his passion and knowledge of South Florida to good use with his own tour company—Amazonia Tours Miami. The seasoned guide leads tours all around the Miami area, from airboat cruises through the lush wildlife of the everglades to air-conditioned bus trips around the art deco architecture of South Beach. He brings sightseers to the Jungle Island zoo and Seaquarium, and ventures outside the city to introduce newcomers to Orlando theme parks and Key West beaches. The versatile guide conducts tours in English, Portuguese, or a Dracula voice. In addition to tours, he offers scooter rentals and transportation to the airport and local malls.
CitySightSeeing Miami encourages tourists not just to see the sights around them, but also to explore them. Professional multilingual guides educate tourists on historical facts and fun city locations, leaving visitors with a deeper knowledge about Miami. When the urge strikes to linger at a tour stop, guests can hop off their double-decker buses and roam alone. Throughout the day, more buses arrive at each stop in intervals to pick up wandering customers and continue their tours while pairing them once again with the bus’s free WiFi and interior AC.
Groups of tourists walk past the current dwelling places of some of the area’s notable residents, such as Addison Cairns Mizner, Paul Ilyinsky, and Henry Morrison Flagler. Unlike the case with traditional celebrity-sighting tours, however, all of these men died decades ago. Their spooky hauntings frame the path of Ghosts of Palm Beach’s walking tours, during which knowledgeable guides share local folklore and paranormal encounters. Stops can include everything from Palm Beach Town Hall to high-fashion shops such as Gucci, Chanel, and Saks Fifth Avenue, where the ghosts still try to buy handbags for a dollar and two bits.
With a fleet that ranges from the low-key Cessna 150 and 172 to a twin engine jet, the FAA-licensed pilots of Beach Aviation take to the skies for short jaunts and longer, flights. Discovery tours depart from nearby airports and cruise the wild, blue yonder along the coast, unveiling a bird’s-eye view of the local wildlife of the Everglades, downtown areas, and other picturesque scenery. Beach Aviation’s seasoned airmen also run instructional courses for aspiring pilots, teaching them the art of ascending, descending, and dodging territorial weather balloons.
Unearthing long-buried stories of paranormal activity in South Florida, Enigma Haunt exposes thrill-seekers to in-your-face situations. More than 40 actors depict the creatures that stalk the 11,000-square-foot indoor lair, reeking of ancient paranoia and ghosts.
There’s no wrong way to experience a city. That’s why the team at M. Cruz Bicycle Rentals & Segway Tours grants visitors a variety of ways to explore Fort Lauderdale and the scenic landscape of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Whether cruising around on a Segway HT during a guided tour, biking along the beach, or rollerblading down the sidewalk, clients can bask in the preserved beauty of the state park as they catch glimpses of houses and yachts owned by celebrities. The team can accommodate any beach adventure guests desire, whether by supplying canoes, attaching toddler-sized bikes to the back of parents’ rentals, or renting out beach chairs to contractors hired to see where the sun goes at night.