Rocky the tiger, Chewy the camel, and a literal rescue of other animals such as alligators, chameleons, owls, and wolves are just a few of the critters that take up residence at the nonprofit Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge and Rescue. Though their pasts aren?t necessarily happy?all of the facility's animals are taken in due to neglect, improper care, or injury?the staff of loving volunteers ensures each story ends happily and each tail continues to wag as they revive and nurse native and exotic animals from all walks of life back to health. In addition to the refuge, which is open to the public, the Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge and Rescue also conducts educational events and outreach programs.
Fully certified by the United States Coast Guard, Corsair Sport Fishing's seasoned captain charters his speedy, 46-foot, twin-diesel Hatteras through South Florida's picturesque waterways in search of mahi mahi, reef fish, and kingfish. As deep blue waves lap against the Corsair’s hull, the captain navigates toward well-populated waters to ensure a bountiful catch for his guests. A plethora of modern fishing equipment and bait helps fishermen hook bottom feeders instead of deep-sea truck tires.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Van Staal, Penn,Accurate reels, owner hooks, berkley braid
Pro Tip: please bring sunblock, sunglasses, for utlimate sun protection
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: paradise fishing trip
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Q&A with Vince, Captain
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Aside from fishing, I ... offer sight seeing tours around the famous Miami islands, [such as] Star Island and other points of interest.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
The boat's flexibilities- its a flats/bay boat that can go into ... places where other, larger boats can not go.
Also, the wide variety of fish available. And you never know what you may encounter: a pod of porpoises chasing food or a log-head turtle just getting air.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Seeing the look on people's face catching fish. Its so gratifying as a guide to get your clients [a] fish. Aside from the fishing is when we all head up to a local sandbar, have the client decompress from fishing, and just wade in knee deep 85 to 90 [degree] water with their favorite beverage.
Combining exploration with interactive experiences, Jumanji Attractions leads fishing charters and tours throughout the year. The fleet's sportfishing yachts?fully stocked with all of the equipment, gear, and amenities that groups could need?regularly depart from harbors in Bradenton, St. Augustine, and the Miami area, setting out for the open waters of the ocean or gulf. Depending on the season, the veteran crews teach passengers specialized fishing techniques, such as trolling and kite fishing, while seeking out the most likely sites for catching grouper, tuna, snapper, swordfish, or any of the other fish lurking beneath the waves. Jumanji Attractions also runs tours of the surrounding area, including Captain Jack's Ghost Boat tour?complete with spooky stories for families seeking a fish-free thrill.
Miami is known for many things?art-deco architecture, vibrant nightlife, and mix of cultures. But the glue that binds Miami's spectral smorgasbord is the ocean, which is where Watersports of Miami comes in. The company rents out boats and yachts along with a bilingual captain and accoutrements such as stereo systems, coolers, and wet bars. Small groups can lounge or revel in the south Florida sun while cruising past the Miami skyline, near pods of dolphins, and safely away from the Earth's searing, molten core. But the company doesn't stop with just boats and yachts. Staffers can pair customers with water tubes and wakeboards, each of which can be rented alone or added to a boat rental.
It Wasn't Me Charters gives guests a chance to explore the waters of Miami Beach in numerous different styles, at high and low speeds, and in a variety of vessels. For example, they offer high-speed adventures with a side of sightseeing via jet ski tours. They also cruise the sea on sailboats, providing views of the mansions in Millionaire's Row, the art-deco architecture in South Beach, and Fisher Island. Similar tours are available at sunset and on everything from private charters to luxury yachts.