SeaRide Watersports' fleet of Sea-Doo jet boats helps both novice and experienced boaters traverse Fort Lauderdale's Intercoastal waters and bay areas. Designed for ease of use, the sleek vessels carry temporary captains over scenic waterways and toward beaches, where passengers can swim or protest the unjust land use of nearby sand castles.
SeaRide Watersports' staff rents their boats for full or half days, and can complement aquatic journeys with picnic baskets full of sandwiches and snacks. They also maintain an online safety guide that teaches how to understand marine navigation systems such as buoys and traffic signals given by whales.
As it turns out, the futuristic vision of flying men conceived of in the pages of comic books is possible thanks to a simple 250-horsepower engine and some water. Those specs describe the clever, gravity-defying contraptions that give the company Rocketman its name. Trainers strap adventurers into self-stabilizing packs that are propelled by two jet streams of water. They then teach their charges the basics of controlling the packs, and unleash them to play and fly over the waters of the ocean, river, or bay. The packs can easily lift passengers up to 30 feet above the surface of the water, providing stunning views, an unparalleled sense of freedom, and a great way to retrieve your stolen sunglasses from a seagull.
At Sobe Jet Boats, captains-for-a-day can grab the wheel of a Sea Doo jet boat and cruise South Florida's waters at high speeds or simply relax along the shore. After firing up one of the boat's jet propulsion engines, simply follow lateral markers out to the ocean. There, you can push the throttle and pull towables such as wakeboards, tubes, or giant glazed donuts. Alternatively, the boats' shallow drafts allow them to venture close to shore, where passengers can catch rays on a sun deck. The Sea Doo’s ergonomic, fold-out seats also make relaxing on the deck a more comfortable experience.
The Retreat Salon and Spa is an Aveda lifestyle salon offering a wide array of customizable services to pamper weary soul sacks and refresh lackluster skin. The Aveda signature mani-pedi replenishes neglected nail beds and compromised cuticles with a personalized massage, deep exfoliation, and moisturizing masque ($55). Finger shingles and toe awnings are then clipped, shaped, buffed, and painted, like a garden hedge at an art school. Alternately, refresh your frontispiece with a Results Focus one-hour personalized facial utilizing customized aromatherapy and massage techniques designed to relieve stress and rejuvenate a world-weary epidermis ($75).
With more than 20 years of experience behind him, nondenominational wedding officiant Lowell Gannon has been there and done that—from beachside to hot-air balloons—when it comes to wedding ceremonies. He calls upon his decades of practice and meets with his couples so that he can personalize each of their big days with Sand or Unity Candle ceremonies and recitations of love poems.