Tours in Florida

$34 for a Bayside Marketplace Segway Tour from Bike and Roll ($69 Value)

Bike and Roll

Miami

Aboard i2 model Segways, groups glide past historical sites and cultural landmarks along the Miami River and Biscayne Bay

$69 $34

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$199 for a One-Hour Scenic Airplane Tour for Two from Atlas Aviation ($299 Value)

Atlas Aviation

Davis Islands

An experienced pilot takes you on a one-hour flight over the Sunshine Skyway, Apollo Beach, and manatees

$299 $199

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Boat Tour for 1, 2, or 4 or Private Boat Party for Up to 35 on Tampa Bay from Tampa Bay Fun Boat (Up to 53% Off)

Tampa Bay Fun Boat

St. Petersburg

Captain navigates custom-built boat through Tampa Bay day or night, or welcomes 35 folks for a four-hour party cruise with dancing

$20 $12

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$99 for Three-Instructional Photography Tours from RH Photography Communication ($195 value)

RH Photography Communication

South Eola

Instructors teach photography fundamentals to students of all ages to help them capture images that tell stories and convey emotion

$195 $99

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$55 for an Everglades Tour with Drinks for Two from Port Everglades Tours ($80 Value)

Port Everglades Tours

Fort Lauderdale

As they sip beer or wine, guests drift through the everglades on a luxury yacht, listening to guides discuss the native plant & animal life

$80 $55

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Hot Air Balloon Ride for One or Two from High On You Balloon Team (Up to 48% Off)

High On You Balloon Team

St. Lucie West

Professional, courteous pilots guide baskets as flyers take in views of local landmarks and passing birds

$290 $155

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$169 for Romantic Sightseeing Flight with Champagne for Two at ATA Flight School ($389.99 Value)

ATA Flight School

Pembroke Pines

Witness the sun set over the Florida Everglades from a bird’s-eye view while sipping champagne

$389.99 $169

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Electric Bike Tour or Rental, or Mountain Bike Tour for Two from New Age Cycles (Up to 48% Off)

New Age Cycles

Hollywood Beach - Quadoman

Guides show guests the beautiful sights of Hollywood Beach on motorized electric bikes or classic cruisers and mountain bikes

$99.90 $52

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$108 for a 45-Minute Introductory Flight Experience from Beach Aviation ($250 Value)

Beach Aviation

St. Pete / Clearwater International Airport (KPIE)

An introductory flight lets you take the controls of a plane and soar over the coast with the help of an FAA commercial pilot

$250 $108

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$108 for a 45-Minute Introductory Flight Experience from Beach Aviation ($250 Value)

Beach Aviation

Palm Beach International Airport - General Aviation Terminal

An introductory flight lets you take the controls of a plane and soar over the coast with the help of an FAA commercial pilot

$250 $108

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Three-Hour Guided Nature Hike for Two or Four from Not a Clue Adventures (Up to 64% Off)

Not a Clue Adventures

Multiple Locations

Guide leads groups on a three-hour nature hike, covering about 1–3 miles while talking about local plants and animals

$40 $16

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Instructional Flight for One or Scenic Flight for One or Two at KingSky Flight Academy (40% Off)

KingSky Flight Academy

Lakeland

30- to 45-minute aviation lessons are led by experienced pilots who take students on instructional or scenic flights

$259 $155

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30- or 45-Minute Antique/Classic Convertible Ride for Four from City Tour in an Antique Car (Up to 53% Off)

City Tour in an Antique Car

Miami Beach

See the sights from a pastel, Art Deco-style American convertible from the ’40s–’50s driven by an expert and entertaining chauffeur

$150 $75

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$148 for Helicopter Ride for Up to Three from Boca Raton Helicopters (Up to $297 Value)

Boca Raton Helicopters

Boca Raton

Helicopter adventure flies thrill-seekers over Florida's beautiful coastline, Deerfield Beach Pier, and Pompano Beach lighthouse

$297 $148

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Participation or Spectator Admission at The Amazing Free Day on March 7 (Up to 55% Off)

Space Coast Amazing Free Day

Melbourne

Participants enjoy free samples of food, drink, and other goodies as they challenge themselves in a non-competitive series of events

$50 $25

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Kayak Sightseeing Tour for One, Two, or Four from Finseeker Guided Adventures in Naples, FL (Up to 58%)

Finseeker Guided Adventures

Multiple Locations

Kayakers explore southwest Florida’s coastal landscapes, catching glimpses of beautiful wildlife from stable, sit-on style 10-12 ft boats

$70 $35

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Two tickets to the Bridal Joy tour (Up to 51% Off)

Bridal Joy

Multiple Locations

All-day wedding planning event lets parties mingle with wedding professionals and visit venues amid food, music, and fun

$45 $22

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Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Agency For Eternal Justice (Up to 51% Off)

Agency For Eternal Justice Paranormal Investigators

Multiple Locations

Guides will take tour-goers to paranormal locations and attempt to investigate and contact the spirits during each 90-minute session

$50 $25

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$119 for 30-Minute Flight Lesson on Sea & Sky Cygnet Amphibious Aircraft from Duckwing Triking ($230 Value)

Duckwing Triking

Palm Harbor

Soar above Clearwater Beach, the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Joseph Sound in an FAA-certified powered hang-glider

$230 $119

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Horse-Farm Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four at The Gypsy Gold Farm (Up to 53% Off)

The Gypsy Gold Farm

Ocala

Tour introduces visitors to rare horses & delves into vibrant subculture that began breeding them

$60 $29

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$23 for Coconut Grove Historic Ghost Tour for Two from Ghost Tours Miami ($52 Value)

Ghost Tours Miami

Northeast Coconut Grove

Educational ghost tour hopes to visit spirits of ancient indigenous peoples, playhouse-dwelling phantoms, and modern soldiers and sailors

$52 $23

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History-Based, Two-Hour Segway Tour of Pensacola for One or Two from Emerald Coast Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Emerald Coast Tours

Downtown

After a brief training session, segway tour groups glide through downtown Pensacola to view historical landmarks and monuments

$65 $32

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$30 for a Two-Hour Segway Tour from Sarasota by Segway ($65 Value)

Sarasota by Segway

Rosemary District

Knowledgeable tour guides share interesting facts about the city during Segway tours from historic downtown to the white sands of Lido Beach

$65 $28

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Two-Day Bus Tour for One or Two with Option for Boat Tour from CitySightSeeing Miami (Up to 57% Off)

CitySightSeeing Miami

Multiple Locations

Bus tours usher customers through downtown Miami, offering stops at 18 locations to allow personal explorations

$39 $19

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90-Minute Marine Wildlife Tour for Up to Two, Four, or Six from Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Five O’Clock Charlie Boat Tours

Blenker Boatworks

Passengers can spot dolphins, manatees, and birds while cruising along the Manatee River on a 23 ft. hurricane-deck boat

$45 $23

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$198 for a Two-Hour Tomoka River Sightseeing Trip for Up to Six from The Good Life Charters ($330 Value)

The Good Life Charters

Ormond Beach

An experienced master captain ferries up to six people through the Tomoka River during a sightseeing trip on one of two custom-built boats

$330 $198

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Hiking Tours of the Everglades from Everglades Nature Tours (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Everglades Nature Tours

Big Cypress National Preserve

Lead by a Gladesman with 35+ years’ experience, visitors ramble through the unique Floridian ecosystem on private or group tours

$65 $22

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90-Minute Airboat Tour and Eco Safari for One, Two, or Four at Orlando Swamp Tours (Up to 42% Off)

A Ultimate Airboats & Eco Tours

Palamar Oaks Village

Get an up close look at the wildlife and indigenous plants in the Everglades during a guided tour on an airboat with stadium seating

$95 $65

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Bump In the Night Haunted Tour for One, Two, or Four from Ghost Party Haunted Tours (Up to 59% Off)

Ghost Party Haunted Tours

Multiple Locations

Get spooked during haunted tours that visit haunted sights

$35 $16

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VIP Gay Club Crawl for One or Two from Rainbow Club Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Rainbow Club Tours

South Beach

Check out the local gay-friendly bars, clubs, and restaurants on this tour as a VIP

$40 $22

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Monster-Truck Off-Road Eco Tours at Showcase of Citrus (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Showcase of Citrus

Clermont

Monster swamp buggies cruise through a 2,500-acre family farm inhabited by exotic wildlife and more than 50 varieties of citrus fruits

$15 $11

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Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Tour for One, Two, or Four from City View Trolley Tours (36% Off)

City View Trolley Tours

Key West

Riders hop on and off at nine stops along a scenic route through the streets of Key West

$28 $18

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Two-Hour Boat Tour for Up to Four from Turtle Mound River Tours (Up to 44% Off)

Turtle Mound River Tours

Bethune Volusia Beach

Wildlife specialist leads two-hour pontoon tours of the Indian River Lagoon Estuary and Canaveral National Seashore Park

$50 $30

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Shark-Fishing Trip, Dolphin-Viewing Trip, or Sunset Boat Trip for Two from Twisted Tails Charters (Up to 57% Off)

Twisted Tails Charters

Anclote River Park Boat Launch

During a private aquatic expedition, guests try to catch sharks, find dolphin fins in the surf, or enjoy a romantic sunset

$400 $199

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Sightseeing Tour, Sunset Tour or Dolphin Tour from Pure Naples (Up to 41% Off)

Pure Naples

Downtown Naples

On eco tours, a naturalist points out dolphins, eagles, and other wildlife; other tours highlight Naples’ sights and picturesque sunsets

$35 $21

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Indian River Lagoon Kayak Tour for One, Two, or Four from Shark Bait Scuba Club (Up to 58% Off)

Shark Bait Scuba Club

Vero Beach

Tour-goers kayak through the tranquil waters of the Indian River Lagoon, taking in picturesque surroundings and local wildlife

$130 $59

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Guided Manatee Snorkel Tour for One or Two from American Pro Diving Center (Up to 60% Off)

American Pro Diving Center

Crystal River

Manatee tour furnishes snorkeling equipment and in-water guides for up-close manatee encounters in the Crystal River

$69.50 $29

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Captain Jack's Ghosts & Graveyards Tour for Two or Four at The Pirate Store (Up to 52% Off)

The Pirate Store

St. Augustine

A costumed guide regales tour-goers with spine-tingling stories highlighting St. Augustine’s marauding past

$44 $22

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Three- or Six-Hour Private Luxury Cruise from Royal Pontoon Pleasure Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Royal Pontoon Pleasure Tours

Destin Harbor

Up to 14 board the luxury pontoon for tours along Destin’s coast, choosing from fireworks, snorkeling, and dolphin cruises or more

$450 $225

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90-Minute Kayak Tour for Two or Four from Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort (Up to52% Off)

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Amelia Island

Kayak tour include up to 15 riders, with one guide for every five riders; each tour begins with a safety instruction

$130 $65

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Port Canaveral Food Tour for Two or Four from Yummy Florida (Up to 39% Off)

Yummy Florida

Port Canaveral

Visit Exploration Tower and various historical sights, while enjoying samples of the best bits of local cuisine and drink

$98 $60

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$17 for $30 Worth of Wine Tours — Royal Manor Meadery & Winery

Royal Manor Meadery & Winery

Interlachen

The customer is welcome to taste all of our wines and receive one 750 ml bottle of wine per deal.

$30 $17

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Sunset or Reef Snorkeling Cruise from Gemini Dream Charters (Up to 50% Off)

Gemini Dream Charters

Coral Lagoon Resort

Groups of up to six watch the ocean ignite with reds and oranges on the sunset cruise, or explore the Coffins Patch Reef on a snorkel cruise

$400 $200

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✈ 4-Night Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina Stay with Airfare. Includes Taxes. Price per Person Based on Double Occupancy.

Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina Stay with Airfare from Vacation Express

Freeport, Bahamas

Quiet hotel with easy access to a private beach, a 20,000-square-foot pool, and plenty of restaurants and nightlife; deal includes airfare

$769 $549

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$179 for a Romantic Sightseeing Flight for Two with Champagne from A-Cent Aviation ($359 Value)

A-Cent Aviation

Jacksonville

Couples sip champaign as they watch the sun set over the city and the beach from the windows of an airplane

$359 $179

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Two-Hour Champagne Sunset Yacht Cruise from DEA Charters (Up to 50% Off)

DEA Charters

Downtown Miami

Spend two hours sipping drinks and eating appetizers with up to six people during sunset on the water

$400 $199

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Original Guided Food Tour for Two or Self-Guided Food Tour for One from Ybor City Food Tours (Up to 42% Off)

Ybor City Food Tours

Ybor City

Tours include five to seven food and drink tastings spread out over the course of a three-hour walking tour

$118 $75

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Bike Tour at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve for One or Two at Doo's Amazing Tours LLC (Up to 57% Off)

Doo's Amazing Tours LLC

St. Petersburg

Experienced guides lead guests through three-hour jaunts through five miles of trails and boardwalks on the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

$45 $20

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Two- or Four-Hour Wildlife Session with Optional Scenic Boat Ride from Fun with Photography (Up to 56% Off)

Fun with Photography

Orlando

Photographer helps clients use composition, depth of field, and lighting to capture visually appealing images of wildlife and nature

$50 $25

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Two-Hour Party-Bike Pub Crawl for 6 to 15 People Before or After 5 p.m. from Cycle Party (50% Off)

Cycle Party

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Up to 15 people hop aboard a pedal-powered quadracycle during the two-hour crawl that includes drink specials

$350 $175

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$159 for a 10-Minute Helicopter Tour for Up to Three at Heli Rides ($270 Value)

Heli Rides

Pembroke Pines

Drink in a bird’s-eye view of Hollywood, FL from aboard a helicopter

$270 $159

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Two-Hour Electric Trikke Tour for One, Two, or Four from Hollywood Beach Trikke (Up to 63% Off)

Hollywood Beach Trikke

Hollywood Beach - Quadoman

Instructors teach riders how to operate three-wheeled Trikkes then lead tours along the Hollywood Beach boardwalk

$40 $18

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$149 for a Two-Hour Sunset Cruise or Sightseeing Cruise for Four from Flatsaholic Inshore Charters ($300 Value)

Flatsaholic Inshore Charters

Seminole Boat Ramp

Passengers enjoy views of the sunset or spend the day hopping islands, collecting seashells, and spotting turtles, dolphins, and manatees

$300 $149

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Three-Hour Adventure Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Adventure Lifestyle (Up to 61% Off)

Adventure Lifestyle

Palm Beach Sailing Club Or Other Location

Three-hour journey includes trip to and from island, lunch, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, fishing, and visiting sites of interest

$450 $197

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One- or Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental with Optional Instruction from Miami Beach Paddleboard (Up to 67% Off)

Miami Watersports LLC

Miami Beach

Paddleboarding instructors teach safety techniques and steering before sending paddlers off into the water fully equipped for 1 or 2 hours

$30 $10

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Two-Hour Scenic Wildlife Boat Tour for One, Two, or Four from Good Natured River Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Good Natured River Tours

Grills River Side

Cruise through the space coast estuary on the scenic Indian River Lagoon, glimpsing dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife

$34 $21

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Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Haunted Fort Myers (45% Off)

Haunted Fort Myers

Fort Myers

During an approximately 70-minute walking tour of historic Fort Myers, guests hear supernatural stories and visit haunted locales

$20 $12

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90-Minute Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six from The Original Ghost Tours Key West (Up to 52% Off)

The Original Ghost Tours Key West

Key West

Guides lead family-friendly walking tours of Key West, sharing stories of the city’s paranormal history and legendary spirits

$42 $20

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$299 for a Four-Hour Private Manatee Tour for Up to Six at Nature Coast Manatee Tours (Up to $600 Value)

Nature Coast Manatee Tours

Homosassa

The houseboat boasts satellite TV and a hearty breakfast spread, although swimming alongside manatees trumps those amenities

$600 $299

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Dolphin-Safari Cruise for Two, Four, or Six from Jax Water Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Jax Water Tours

St. Augustine

Catch glimpses of dolphins, manatees, and birds native to the Florida coastline aboard a spacious pontoon boat

$78 $46

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Running Tour of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach for Two or Four from Peg Leg Running Tour (Up to 53% Off)

Peg Leg Running Tours

Fernandina Beach

Exercising and sightseeing combine with tours that lead visitors on a jog through the historic sights of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach

$30 $15

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Port Canaveral Tour for One, Two, or Four from Space Coast Segway Tours, LLC (Up to 62% Off)

Space Coast Segway Tours, LLC

Cape Canaveral

Guides lead segway riders on two-wheeled jaunt down palm-tree-lined paths to see sights such as manatees

$65 $28

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Two-Hour Glass-Bottomed-Boat Cruise for Two or Four on the "Key Largo Princess" (Up to 46% Off)

Key Largo Princess

Key Largo

70 ft. yacht shuttles up to 129 guests, who gaze through 280 sq. ft. glass bottom at vibrant coral-reef state park

$70 $39

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Pelican Island Paddleboard Tour for Two or Four from IpaddleMiami (Up to 61% Off)

IpaddleMiami

pelican Harbor Marina

Guides lead explorers aboard stand-up paddleboards through the waters of Pelican Island for sightseeing

$160 $75

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$133 for a Romantic Helicopter Tour for Up to Three People from Tampa Bay Aviation ($384 Value)

Tampa Bay Aviation

Albert Whitted Airport

Private helicopter flight reveals aerial views of historic St. Petersburg; includes roses, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries

$384 $133

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Real Estate Educational and Leisure Tour of Orlando's East or West District for One or Two (Up to 59% Off)

Discover Leisure Tours

Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland

Resident tour guides show off Orlando’s non-tourist neighborhoods, including local eateries and bars, home and estates, and pastimes.

$80 $43

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Two-Hour Segway Tour for Two or Four at Sunny Seg (44% Off)

Sunny Seg Segway Tours & Rentals

Fort Lauderdale

See Fort Lauderdale from a different perspective on fun, historical, and private tours that highlight local scenery

$178 $99

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Daytime or Sunset Tour for Two or Sightseeing Tour for Three from Concord Aviation, Inc. (Up to 55% Off)

Concord Aviation, Inc. - Leisure Offers

North Perry Airport-- Bobby's Landing F.B.O

Flights take off from North Perry Airport- Bobby’s Landing F.B.O before taking two or three passengers for a one-of-a-kind tour of Florida

$285 $139

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Sunset Celebration Cruise for Two or Four from The Tropics Boat Tours (Up to 51% Off)

The Tropics Boat Tours

Clearwater

Sea captains sail luxury catamaran to Gulf of Mexico, charting courses as the sun goes down on frolicking bottlenose dolphins

$50 $25

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One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for a Ghost Tour from Ghosts of Palm Beach Walking Tours (Up to 62% Off)

Ghosts of Palm Beach Walking Tours

Palm Beach

Explore haunted spots in Palm Beach and learn supernatural stories and historical facts during 90-minute walking tours

$25 $12

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Two-Hour Dolphin and Manatee Tour on the Indian River for Two or Four from DolFun Tours (Up to 56% off)

DolFun Tours

Melbourne

Boat tours sail through the Indian River’s estuary full of dolphins, manatees, and more than 4,000 bird and fish species

$48 $26

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$47 for a 30-Minute Jet Boat Thrill Ride for Two from Jet Boat Fun LLC ($78 Value)

Jet Boat Fun LLC

Salty Sam's Marina and Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

Helmed by a USCG master captain, fun family boat rides zoom passengers around Hurricane Bay while touring local sights, coves, and inlets

$78 $47

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Three-Hour Glass-Bottom Boat Manatee-Snorkeling Tour for Four or Six at Paradise Boat Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Boat Tours

Crystal River

Glass-bottom boat tours explore Crystal River, stopping to let passengers out to swim with the manatees with the help of a guide

$240 $133

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$44 for a Historic Pub Crawl and Beer-Tasting Tour for Two from St. Augustine City Walks ($78 Value)

St. Augustine City Walks

Saint Augustine

Take in historic tales and old pub lore while learning about fine beers, wines, and sangria on St. Augustine City Walks' signature tour

$78 $44

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$19 for Two-Hour Boat Tour of the Thousand Islands from Island Boat Lines (Up to $28 Value)

Island Boat Lines

Cocoa Beach

Naturalists and certified captains narrate tours and guide boats to Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Islands, seeking views of Florida wildlife

$28 $19

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$22.50 for a Three-Hour Island Adventure Catamaran Cruise and Tour from Tropical Sailing (Up to $45 Value)

Tropical Sailing

Bayside Market Place

40 ft. catamaran cruises along Miami’s hot-spots for 3 hours during cruise, stopping at a sandbar, & participating in water activities

$45 $22.50

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Night Helicopter Tour with Champagne and Photos for One, Two, or Four from HQ Aviation LLC (Up to 52% Off)

HQ Aviation

Orlando

The 40-minute tour of the Orlando skies includes a champagne toast and commemorative photos

$400 $197

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One-Hour Beach Tour for Up to 10 People from Beach Hopper Tours (Up to 65% Off)

Beach Hopper Tours

Fort Lauderdale

Tour Fort Lauderdale's beaches on stretch golf carts that seat up to 10 people

$199 $72

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Guided Manatee-Snorkeling Tour for One or Two from Adventure Diving (Up to 55% Off)

Adventure Diving

Crystal River

Guides lead small groups of snorkelers into the waters of Crystal River to examine manatees in their natural habitat

$55 $26

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High-profile destinations often cite their high ratings on TripAdvisor, which named e2ride bike tours Jacksonville?s No. 1 attraction. However, few boast that they were highly rated by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her iconic novel, Uncle Tom?s Cabin, is credited with helping to ignite the Civil War, but most of her opinions on travel have been lost to the ages?except on the company?s historical bike tour of Olde Mandarin. As the tour group winds past the lush area?s museums and public parks, the tour guide notes that Stowe dubbed the area ?a tropical paradise.?

On the company?s other tours, guides offer equally juicy historical facts, such as that Riverside-Avondale was originally only occupied by just two homeowners or that Truman Capote vacationed in Springfield. As they learn about the past, groups cycle down present-day roads lined with homes in styles ranging from Tudor and Georgian to Star Warsian.

12001 Mandarin Road
Jacksonville,
FL
US

As they observe the vibrant exhibits of aquatic life inside the Miami Seaquarium, many guests don't realize that they are walking through a movie set and a hospital. In the onsite lagoon, bottlenose dolphins swim through waters once traversed by Flipper, who filmed several television episodes and films at the venue. The Seaquarium is also recognized as a manatee critical care facility. Its staff has accomplished several historic treatments, including monitoring the conception and arrival of the first manatee born under human care and conducting the first manatee neurological surgery.

These facets of the Seaquarium—along with its many conservation efforts, educational programs, and shows—underscore a united commitment to wildlife consciousness. The animal attractions enable visitors to witness the allure and fragility of oceanic fauna up close, whether they are petting the back of a stingray or washing a dress shirt on the rough back of an 8-foot nile crocodile. Special encounters decrease the distance even further, sending patrons on underwater Sea Treks through the reef display or helping them to lead marine-mammal training routines.

It's hard to pinpoint the biggest personality inside the Seaquarium tanks, but Lolita the killer whale—who performs daily alongside pacific white-sided dolphins—claims the title of heaviest, period. On the other end of the scale, macaws and cockatiels perch around the Tropical Wings section of the park, and endangered sea turtles lounge at Discovery Bay. Elsewhere, a watery playground and three-story ropes course keep legs from growing too wobbly after a trip to Shark Channel or a smooch from a sea lion.

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami,
FL
US

Founder Carole Baskin never dreamt she'd one day oversee a 55-acre sanctuary inhabited by some of Earth's largest cats. In 1992, she and her late husband were at an exotic-animal auction seeking out llamas for their farm. A man had a 6-month-old bobcat that he could no longer care for, and the pair decided to give it a place to call home. They then traveled to a bobcat breeder for another playmate, but upon seeing the horrible conditions the animals were kept in, they bought all 56 kittens. They rehabilitated them back to health, and gave them permanent homes on their then-40-acre site. Soon, word of her knack for nurturing spread beyond the Tampa area, and callers began donating abandoned or orphaned cats. Her mission to save these animals also reached the ears and hearts of many celebrities, including contributors Harrison Ford and Bo Derek.

After 20 years of hard work and learning, Carole is still caring for abused and abandoned big cats at her rescue site, accommodating more than 100 medium and large creatures from bengal tigers and black leopards to lynx and lions. Her staff of volunteers helps care for the animals and leads groups in tours that educate visitors on the plight of these animals both in the wild and in captivity.

12802 Easy St
Tampa,
FL
US

The thrum of the speedboat's engine carries through the water like an ice-cream truck's jingle. A 4-foot-high wake trails behind, fanning out into a fork as the speed increases and the passengers ready their cameras. Soon, a glistening fin breaks the surface. The first bottlenose dolphin seems to levitate on top of the wave while it bodysurfs for the sheer fun of it, then disappears back into the sea. Its pod follows suit, leaping, splashing, and riding the swells, soaking up the attention of the human spectators.

Sights like this are typical on the Dolphin Racer Speed Boat. The sunny yellow craft skirts across the waterways of the Gulf Beaches on 60- to 75-minute trips while up to 125 people lounge on the open deck and the captain narrates the sights of the passing beaches. Ample viewing space ensures that cameras can capture split-second jumps and spins when the dolphins heed the call to play. Whether it's because of the thrill of breaching, the pride in their celebrity status, or an underwater bet to see who can communicate with humans first, the dolphins' presence is virtually guaranteed?the boat offers a complimentary future cruise in the case of no-shows.

3400 Pasadena Ave. S
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

The only way to get into Gatorland is to walk straight into an alligator's toothy maw. The giant mouth provides entrance to 110 acres of marshy wildlife preserve––home to a vast ecosystem populated by thousands of alligators, crocodiles, and birds, including rare wading birds and four rare white alligators. Among these, more than 130 gators splash and lounge in the park’s breeding marsh, which visitors can view safely from a three-story observation tower or while sitting on the shoulders of Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Yet one of the biggest thrills of Gatorland is the reptile's raw power. Visitors can see this on full display during the Gator Jumparoo show, where alligators leap four to five feet out of the water to snag food directly from a trainer’s hands, or during the Gator Wrestlin' Show, where a handler demonstrates survival skills. True thrill-seekers can even dangle over the breeding marsh while riding the 65-foot-tall Screamin’ Gator Zip Line. And to experience the unsettling sensation of stumbling upon a swamp filled with alligators at night, the Night Shine takes participants deep into gator territory armed with only a flashlight and a few hot dogs.

14501 S Orange Blossom Trl.
Orlando,
FL
US

The Event Depot's team will do anything to take a party to the next level—they'll even build a snow-covered mountain in the host's backyard. Their snow services transform pockets of Miami into winter wonderlands, converting yards into snowy peaks for sledding or building full-fledged ice-skating arenas.

They also furnish parties with less frosty accessories. Kids frolic in bounce houses and inflatables, and waterslides and dunk tanks keep parties wet and wild. Hosts can even rent the company's indoor and outdoor party venues, saving them the hassle of post-party clean-up and dropping leftover balloon animals off at the pound.

7965 West 2nd Court
Hialeah,
FL
US