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.
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.
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the 9th most popular activity in Miami, Wheels 2 Go Miami's guided tours lead riders through the area's most popular and bike-friendly spots such as the Venetian Causeway, Key Biscayne Island, and South Beach. Using their electric bikes, riders can self-propel at regular speeds or twist the throttle to ride up to 20 mph for up to 40 miles without pedaling or attaching a windsock to the handlebars. Electric bikes are also available for rental for those wanting to wheel about town without a tour guide.
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.
Lifestyle Luxury Rentals' exotic fleet of Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Maseratis, and Ferraris blow busted jalopies off the road with precision engineering and sleek European designs. Drivers grab the wheel of one of from four upscale cars for their 90-minute joyride, whisking from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds in the cockpit of the Maserati Gran Turismo or replacing imprecise garage-band drummers with the rumbling beats of the Bentley GT’s 12-cylinder, 6-liter twin turbocharged engine. Customers can cut through quotidian traffic at the helm of a Ferrari F430, or kiss corners within a head-turning Lamborghini Gallardo. After the joy ride, drivers receive a free T-shirt as they beat back adrenaline-fueled hunger and resumes from aspiring pit crews during an Italian lunch buffet at Grazie.
BMW, Honda, Triumph, and Can-Am motorcycles glisten in the lot at EagleRider Miami Beach, begging to be let loose for a gallop along the Florida coastline. Eventually, the right driver walks up and EagleRider’s staff sets them free. In addition to renting bikes for self-guided tours, these motorcycle enthusiasts offer packages that include a guide, support van, and luxury-hotel stay. They also sell used bikes from makes such as Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson, as well as motorcycle accessories such as protective gear, helmets, jackets, and joke books about scooters.