As Luis Niño programmed the printer for another press run, all he could hear was the ocean—the waves rolling against the boat's hull, the wind whipping across the sails. After navigating waters from the Florida Keys to the Bahamas for years as a recreational sailor, he dreamed of one day captaining his own ship, eventually taking the leap and launching Sailing on Biscayne Bay.
Today, Captain Niño and his wife, first mate, and professional photographer Mabel welcome passengers with English and Spanish salutations as they board the Dorinda, a Tartan 34 sailboat. They charter two- or three-hour, half-day, and full-day sails through Biscayne Bay along Miami, Brickell, and Key Biscayne. Luis and Mabel entertain guests with drinks and snacks and can also arrange a catering menu.
Flagship Cinemas prides itself on treating Tinseltown fanatics to the latest in cinematic advancements while retaining the neighborhood movie-house feel of days gone by. Sink deep into stadium seating as digital surround sound caresses ears and drowns out a crunchy chorus of popcorn with smooth rumblings akin to Darth Vader singing "Ave Maria." The included soda fuels intense aisle rolling and seat gripping in the theater's welcoming digs. Upgrade to a 3-D showing of some films for an additional $1 to fully experience the actors' emotional depths and prosthetic noses.
After logging more than 1,000 hours of flying time, organizing six competitions, and gaining 34 years of experience, Scot Trueblood can safely be dubbed a hang-gliding devotee. His passion for flight is only matched by his enthusiasm to share the sky with others. That’s why he founded Paradise Hang Gliding Inc., which allows Scot to take novices for atmospheric tandem rides over the stunning waters of Florida Bay and the Straits of Florida.
As students soak up views of blue waters spread out beneath them, Scot teaches them the important aspects of operating a hang glider. He generally starts beginners off on the Wills Wing Condor 330, a glider with a lightweight frame and large wingspan. These attributes allow it to take off while moving at extremely slow speeds, ensuring a comfortable ride for hesitant newcomers or cowardly penguins.
Sailing the Sunset shares an outstanding sailing adventure in the Florida Keys through their Vacation Charters and Sailing School. Life on a sailboat is much bigger than just sailing with snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, great food, and all-inclusive packages. Count on FUN and inspiration that changes you for the better.
Nautilus Spearfishing’s certified staff instructs water-sports enthusiasts in proper, safe diving techniques. Individuals looking to acclimate themselves to freediving methods and safety protocols can receive breath-holding know-how with Nautilus’ F.I.I. Intro to Freedive and Safety Course, a full-day class that gives diving neophytes a firm foundation in tankless diving and the basic knowledge required for future freediving education. Groups of no more than 10 students begin their instruction in a structured classroom, learning basic safety procedures, breathing techniques, and dismissing dinner invitations from deceptive sharks. After memorizing the do’s and don’ts of diving, pupils take to the Nautilus pool to practice their newfound skill set in a controlled environment.
The management team at Stone Hart's Gun Club isn't shy about the value they place in hard work and personal sacrifice: they named their club for delegates Thomas Stone and John Hart, two courageous and outspoken signers of the Declaration of Independence. Drawing inspiration from these two historic figures and years of experience in the firearms industry, they manage their outfit with up-to-date safety measures such as eye and ear protection, automated target retrieval, and an OSHA-friendly air-filtration system. Certified NRA instructors lead free basic-safety training and precision-shooting and tactical-training courses. Female students can also enroll in a women-only course led by History channel's Top Shot contestant Gabby Franco. For inquiries about range rules and regulations, see the club's frequently asked questions.