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.
Outfitting the outdoorsy on and off the water, Blueline Surf & Paddle Co. equips its clients with standup paddleboards, apparel, and accessories for both working out and hanging out. Hosting standup paddleboard classes—including yoga on the water—instructors lead students through nearby waterways during sessions that guarantee a fun workout for the whole body. At the shop, get outfitted with a board, swimsuit, or hat to keep the sunshine off freshly-tattooed foreheads.
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.
Pura Vida Divers opens up an underwater world of possibilities with PADI dive training, equipment rentals, and dive tours. Dive lessons focus on a wide range of skills, starting with discover scuba classes all the way up through specialized courses such as coral-reef conservation and underwater photography. After gaining their new skills, divers can take part in wreck or reef diving in Palm Beach or learn how to teach diving themselves.
It's only natural that so many choose the two-yacht fleet of Majestic Princess Cruises for their weddings. Owned and operated by the husband and wife team of retired US Coast Guard Captain Ken Gibson and hospitality industry expert Michele Gibson, Majestic Princess Cruises is shrouded in an air of romance, making most ventures like a wedding banquet and a honeymoon rolled into one buoyant bundle. For public and private events, sightseeing cruises, corporate soirees, dinner cruises, and floating nuptials, Majestic Princess and sister ship Majestic Princess II provide sterling views of West Palm Beach's glimmering waters, happy wildlife, and historical architecture. Some trips include top-notch catering, while all cruises feature premium customer service and a sea captain who'd rather pet Moby Dick than catch him. Passengers can also visit the onboard restaurant, Tides41, which serves a menu of starters, sandwiches, and salads to quell the mightiest of sea-induced hungers.