Gliding across the glassy surface of the ocean is fantasy-turned-reality at Miami Beach Paddleboard. Beachgoers stand astride paddleboards and propel themselves with the accompanying oar to get an unmatched view of both water and shore. The shop's newest boards are 10 pounds lighter than the average paddleboard, which makes for easier movement and leaves room for boarders to stow their bowling balls. Those looking for an added challenge, meanwhile, can board a pontoon boat for paddleboard yoga. After arriving at a scenic locale, they'll take to the water to breathe through yoga poses while surrounded by undulating waves and brilliant views.
Miami Water Sports’s esteemed crew helps guests to navigate the waters of Miami Beach with an armada of vessels ranging from party barges to kiteboards. Although experienced riders can rent their own watercraft, the staff hands out kiteboarding wisdom during beginner through advanced lessons for individuals or groups. They also host kiteboarding excursions, which travel to such faraway locales as the Dominican Republic. Alternatively, the company's paddleboard rentals are useful when trying to blend in with a pack of swimming dogs.
Bike and Roll equips locals and tourists with eco-friendly transportation to explore the Magic City. Mounted on roving Segways and pointing out historical facts as they ride, guides swing tourists past such iconic locations as the Miami River, the eclectic Miami Beach Architectural District, and South Pointe Park at sunset. In addition to daily tours, Bike and Roll offers rentals of Trek bicycles for recreation or transportation and in-line skates for carving figure eights into the city's asphalt ice rinks.
Cycling casually through Miami Beach provides light exercise and an efficient way to whiff multiple passersby's perfumes. You'll breeze along the oceanfront path on one of Wheeleez U.S.A.'s comfy mountain, tandem, or hybrid bikes. For junior wheelers, child-sized bikes are also available. All rentals come fully equipped with helmets, locks, front packs and baskets for storage, and maps for unfurling into makeshift sails.
Dr. Daniel DelCastillo, head of the practice, makes sure his team of of dentists and hygienists take extra special care to carefully explain treatments before they perform them. This helps set a tone of comfort and trust at the office, especially since the team offers such a wide range of procedures using up-to-date technology, such as manipulating 3D digital imagery of your teeth. Whitening treatments lift out stains and yellowing, veneers cover up badly damaged teeth, and dental implants replace any teeth you had forgotten you'd lost. When sitting in the chair for a procedure at Beach Dental Care Miami Beach, it's easy to distract yourself, too—there are broad windows in the office that look out to palm trees.
Wading through indoor heated pools, the instructors at British Swim School teach independent swimming skills to learners aged 3 months and older, adhering to a curriculum devised by British national swimmer Rita Goldberg. The 30-minute one-on-one sessions and small-group lessons, containing six or fewer swimmers, elucidate essential techniques for water safety and the importance of speaking fluent manatee. Swimboree (ages 3 months–3 years with parents) and Young Minnows sessions (ages 1–3 years without parents) teach wee swimmers basic water-survival skills, such as the back float. Turtle One and Turtle Two classes focus on freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke maneuvers, honing more structured swimming skills in older kiddos. British Swim School's Shark courses enhance stamina and speed and teach even more demanding strokes, such as the butterfly and little-known mountain-goat flail. Certain British Swim School classes require parents to participate in the water or to supervise from the pool deck, and adults-only lessons allow grown-ups to refine their own abilities without the supervision of a toddler.