Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Bring a sense of humor
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Turbo-charged snorkeling
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My parents threw me in the ocean at 10 months old and that was it, I was hooked.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
I'm always surrounded with a positive vibe. Everyone on the boat is on vacation and they want to have fun.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Watching, listening, and teaching about my world?the Ocean?and its sea creatures.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our snorkeling program is for beginners through experts, but you must know how to swim. Read our FAQ [to understand the restrictions before heading out].
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.
Over the ocean, a mechanism whirs into gear and 1,000 gallons of water start to rush through the jetpack lifting the wearer up toward the sky. Though that experience might sound like a scene from an action movie or the last barbecue you attended, it?s at the heart of Aqua-Jet Miami?s regular outings. Trained by Jetlev Academy, Aqua-Jet?s instructors provide thorough yet brief safety instructions to riders before they take flight strapped to jetpacks and flyboards. Once in control, riders can reach breath-taking heights while they fly above the ocean and take in scenic views of downtown. These flight experiences are also coupled with sunrise and sunset boat tours, which provide ample time for guests to frolic as they wait their turn to fly in the jetpack.
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