Kayaking in Pinewood

Two-Hour Kayak Rental for One or Two, or Kayak Tour for One from Sunrise Paddleboards (Up to 64% Off)

Sunrise Paddleboards

Bal Harbour

Sightseers navigate kayaks across coral reefs and inland waterways on their own or with assistance from an experienced guide

$40 $15

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Four Hours of Single or Tandem Kayak Rental from Atlantic Boat and Jet Ski Rentals (Up to 75% Off)

Atlantic Boat and Jet Ski Rentals

Pompano Beach

Riders paddle single or tandem kayaks down pristine waterways peppered with mansions and waterfront restaurants

$80 $20

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Two-Hour Kayak Rental for One or Two from Life's A Beach Watersports (Up to 68% Off)

Life's A Beach Watersports

Lighthouse Cove Condo

Watersports outfitter doles out kayaks and life jackets to one or two riders for expeditions

$40 $14

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Two-Hour Single- or Tandem-Kayak Rental at American Watersports (56% Off)

American Watersports

Sea Gardens Beach & Tennis

Kayaks help explorers navigate picturesque coastlines

$30 $14

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One- or Two-Hour Kayak Rentals for One or Two People from Jet Ski Rentals & Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Jet Ski Rentals & Tours

Sunset Apartments Co-Op

Individuals or pairs paddle kayaks for one or two hours

$35 $18

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Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental for One or Two from Paddle Away Sports (Up to 56% Off)

Paddle Away Sports

Boynton Beach

From a standup paddleboard and single or tandem kayak, guests glide past the sunny coastal landscapes near Boynton Beach

$40 $20

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2-hr Kayak Rental or All-Day Kayak Rental with 1-hr Jet-Ski Rental at Keys Skis and Adventures (Up to 53% Off)

Keys Skis and Adventures

Key Largo

Local wildlife such as dolphins share Key Largo waters with kayaks and jet skis

$40 $19

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Wind-leashed high-flier and Skybanditz founder Francisco Escudero has blown spectators away at such competitions as the Velocity Games and the Bahamas kite race. He is the North Miami Beach area coordinator of the Florida Kitesurfing Association and founder of Skybanditz, where he and his trained staff conduct all manner of surf- and sky-borne expeditions. They outfit maritime adventurers with all the proper kiteboarding, kayaking, and paddleboarding gear, as well as lead kayak tours through Marine Stadium and several small islands. They also give guests the option to explore the high seas on their own or with friends. Instructors, meanwhile, cover safety and proper techniques during kitesurfing programs that range from beginner level to Level X, an echelon they reserve for students who are ultra-advanced or genetically related to flying squirrels.

10084 West Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor Islands,
FL
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On Biscayne Bay, halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, a wild wonderland awaits. Oleta River State Park is Florida's largest urban park, brimming with bike paths, native wildlife, and a river that practically beckons to boaters and manatees in disguise. Luckily, the Blue Moon Outdoor Center lends adventurers the right tools for exploring the park's untamed beauty. The store's bike, canoe, kayak, and board rentals offer several different ways to travel, and the nearby Blue Marlin Fish House?once featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives?helps visitors to recharge after a day of trekking.

3400 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach,
FL
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Although he earned his fortunes as a businessman, Charles Deering's true passion was for art and culture. He filled his home with sculptures, drawings, paintings, and other works?some of which he created himself. After he passed away in 1927, The Deering Estate at Cutler has kept his spirit alive; his former home and its surrounding natural landscapes now operate as a cultural meeting place for the community?one that hosts art festivals, artist lectures, and The Living Artist Concert Series.

  • Size: a 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • The Buildings: the Richmond Cottage (originally built in 1896) and the Stone House (built in 1922)
  • Eye Catcher: a 20th-century, Spanish Gothic Revival chandelier that has hung in the Stone House's library since its construction
  • Permanent Mainstay: the photographs, pencil sketches, and portraits (some by Mr. Deering himself) that hang inside the Stone House
  • Don't Miss: a tour of the fossil grounds, where specimens have been found that date as far back as 50,000 years
  • Hidden Gem: Charles Deering's prohibition wine cellar, hidden behind a three-ton bank vault door that remained sealed for 40 years
  • Outdoor Activities: butterfly walks, guided nature hikes, and canoe trips to Chicken Key, a 7-acre mangrove island
  • Leave Your Mark: head to the Poetry Kiosk in Richmond Cottage, where you can add your own thoughts about the natural surroundings to a "Living Poem" published on the center's website
16701 SW 72nd Ave.
Palmetto Bay,
FL
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Hirooka Surf and Sport's water sports instructors love the unpredictability of the ocean?it's part of the thrill of surfing and standup paddleboarding, after all. But they also know the potential danger this unpredictability brings. That's why employees temper their enthusiasm for the sea with a reverence for its power, and safety always comes first when they splash into the water with students. Students can work on balance, strength, and stamina while gliding across Miami Beach's calm waters on a standup paddle board. Lessons, rentals, and tours are available for groups, or individuals can opt for private lessons.

The type of student depends on the season. In the fall and spring, winds flow across the Miami waters at a pace steadier than weight gain during the holidays, making the waves perfect for kite-surfing. And when it dies down a bit during summer months, standup paddleboarding rises to prominence. Of course, if the elements aren't conducive to either, pupils can always partake in a wakeboarding lesson or session or have a staring contest with their reflection in a puddle.

1050 MacArthur Causeway
Miami,
FL
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With its fleet of boats and other watercraft, WB Boat Rentals turns the sea?and the Miami Islands?into prime party territory. Kayak, pontoon, and jet ski rentals allow riders to chart their own path through the waves, whereas speedboats come with a professional captain who does the driving. If you want more of a floating-palace vibe, however, the yacht selection ranges from 38-foot boats to an 82-foot Sun Seeker yacht, all equipped with sleek furnishings and spacious interiors.

The company also takes passengers on tours past Miami's most scenic and lavish sites. The Miami River tour weaves through the city at night against a backdrop of glowing buildings, and the sightseeing tour of Star Island cruises by the exclusive island that Miami's rich and famous call home. There, grandiose mansions sit on perfectly manicured estates, and you may just catch a glimpse of a celebrity sports car sipping on a diesel-oil daiquiri.

1635 North Bayshore Drive
Miami,
FL
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The light-weight, inflated kayaks and paddleboards doled out to clients by ?Paddle Board To Go Miami make it a cinch to travel light to the many waterways the city has to offer. Packed into backpacks, they are easy to deflate and inflate, and weigh in at just over 15 pounds, inspiring paddlers to explore during their one-hour or multi-hour rentals.

485 Brickell Avenue
Miami,
FL
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