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.
Grease Monkeys' knowledgeable staffers equip athletes for street cruising with skateboard decks and bikes loaned out for relaxing tours. Patrons draw from a colorful cache of single-speed and multispeed Schwinn roadsters outfitted with various frames, gearing, and ejection seat options. Two-wheeled transports bear different numbers of tires and riders as they zoom by the swaying palm trees of nearby Bayside Marina and dinnertime destinations of the Bayside Marketplace. Whirring spokes screech to a halt before the awe-inspiring views and fish operas of Key Biscayne, located roughly an hour's worth of peddling from the store.
Tahiti Palm Charters transports couples to an aquatic paradise aboard a vessel formerly known as "Tikki Beach," recently recognized as one of the best charter boats in South Florida by CBS Miami. During each two-hour voyage, the spacious double-decker transforms into a roving island, inviting passengers to unwind or edit the Constitution beneath shrouded cabanas and the rustling of palm trees. As the sun casually sashays out of sight, buoyant twosomes lounge seaside, sipping on favorite drinks and absorbing the coast's romantic scenery. A live DJ amplifies the enchantment by playing top-40 hits through the barge's speakers, and a sand-covered dance floor hosts tapping toes or quickly buries phone numbers sent down by hopeful seagulls.
South Beach Party Tours Unlimited’s fleet of limousines and luxury SUVs transport passengers to and from Miami hotspots. They can also dispatch party buses that accommodate up to 38 partiers, and facilitate pre-parties with a premium sound system, disco lights, a 50” flat screen TV, and two chrome dance poles. In addition, their arsenal of autos includes a 1966 Rolls Royce, which is ideal for unforgettable wedding entrances or driver’s license exam exits.
The bi-level sea vessel provides 90 minutes of dolphin’s-eye views of the city. See the skyline, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and Millionaire’s Row from the comforts of this floating chariot. Each boat features an air-conditioned lower deck to encapsulate heat-sensitive captivators and an open-air top deck to properly soak up some salty ocean air, also known as Sailor's Delight and Seal Brew. For more palpable procurement, the boat also hosts a full cash bar with a small number of snacks available.
Of the more than 700 films submitted to the Miami Short Film Festival from across the world, only 74 make it to the big screen, chosen for their excellence in abbreviated movie-making. Selections on display at each of the fest’s five days of screening include narrative films, animation, music videos, and three-act family-vacation slideshows. This year’s choices include Juan Manuel Ortiz’s Domingo, whose stark filming style catches the eye as it explores environmental concerns, and Mark Nickelsburg’s Harry Grows Up, the tale of an 18-month-old child living on his own in New York City.