Imagine a lifestyle in which you park a Ferrari at a private boat slip, slide onto a custom yacht, and ferry it across a waterway to a private island hosting a 20-room mansion modeled after an Italian villa. Though this may sound like a dream only attainable by the mega rich or an heir to a chocolate-fountain fortune, Imagine Lifestyles facilitates such lavish accommodations with a cavalry of luxury vehicles, vacation homes, and yacht charters. They specialize in auto rentals, entrusting cars from brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, and BMW to drivers for as short as a half day or as long as several weeks. To shield these pristine and rare rides from the elements, they also deal in luxury vacation home rentals, ranging from beach mansions in Miami to chic lofts and high-rise penthouses. The service also charters air and sea transportation, including jets of all sizes and yachts for all occasions.
Papillon Moving’s staff and networked movers have the experience, materials, and machinery to move objects and boxes large and small. Customers moving into a new home can enlist movers to pack their belongings in protective wrap, load boxes and furniture onto trucks, and place the cargo in their new building or flying plane house. Antiques and pianos pose no problem for the moving staff, nor do glass keepsakes or computer systems. The team schedules moves seven days a week, and are available for both daytime and evening moves. And with a call to one of their partnered auto shipping companies, they can have clients’ automobiles transported both short and long distances, saving owners hours of listening to their minivan’s favorite audio book, a recording of its owner's manual.
The SoBe Shuttle provides an easy way to get around in South Florida with hourly shuttles that run four days a week between Fort Lauderdale and Miami or South Beach. Evening shuttles are available Thursday–Sunday, with return trips leaving South Beach as late as 5 a.m. On Saturday and Sunday, daytime shuttles carry passengers to and from Miami’s famous white-sand beaches. Each WiFi-equipped shuttle is chauffeured by an experienced driver and contains a television set and refrigerator, perfect for storing leftovers or teaching a goldfish about winter.
From morning through evening, passengers motor to nine sightseeing hotspots on Water Taxi Miami’s aquatic coaches. Watercrafts ferry riders to and from ports such as Miami Beach Marina—from which they can access South of Fifth shopping and dining—and Finnegan’s River, a sports bar where patrons can stop in for an evening drink or gaze at views of the Miami skyline. Kids ages 3 and younger ride the environmentally friendly taxis for free, and discounted tickets and saying "please" in song facilitate passage for youngsters 12 and younger.
Tahiti Palm Charters transports couples to an aquatic paradise aboard a vessel formerly known as "Tikki Beach," recently recognized as one of the best charter boats in South Florida by CBS Miami. During each two-hour voyage, the spacious double-decker transforms into a roving island, inviting passengers to unwind or edit the Constitution beneath shrouded cabanas and the rustling of palm trees. As the sun casually sashays out of sight, buoyant twosomes lounge seaside, sipping on favorite drinks and absorbing the coast's romantic scenery. A live DJ amplifies the enchantment by playing top-40 hits through the barge's speakers, and a sand-covered dance floor hosts tapping toes or quickly buries phone numbers sent down by hopeful seagulls.
The Biscayne Xpress Water Taxi glides across Biscayne Bay, circling through its three stops—Bayside Marketplace, the Miami Beach Marina, and the downtown Riverwalk station—in a constant two-hour loop. Up to 42 passengers drink in views of coastal Miami and its gamboling manatees and pelicans as crew members impart juicy factoids about the city to visitors. At the Bayside Marketplace stop, patrons can browse a 120-store shopping complex or charter a fishing boat at Pier 5, whereas the Miami Beach Arena stop drops seafarers near a glut of restaurants, and the downtown Riverwalk station delivers visitors straight into the city’s rhythmically beating heart.