Water is known for its buoyant properties as well as its ability to turn even the most cerebral game of Scrabble into a bodysurfing spelling bee. Soak up the fun with today’s Groupon: for $129, you get a half-day adventure pass (a $349 value) and an HD-photo package (a $25 value) at Aquaworld Miami, located at Miami Marina at Bayside (a $374 total value).
The water-activity emporium boasts a high-energy staff and a plethora of adrenaline-pumping aquatic pursuits. The adventure pass arranges a meet and greet between oceanic fun and splash seekers complete with HD-photo memories of the day's ecstatic escapades. Running 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m.–5 p.m. on Sundays, the midday frolic fest commences with a sail on an 80-foot catamaran toward Key Biscayne Beach where, upon anchoring, H2O enthusiasts can enjoy the all the water activities available that day. Participants may rev up jet skis, arm-power a kayak, or laughingly leap on water trampolines before parasailing above the giant liquid garden. Abandon ship and take a snorkeling tour of oceanic neighborhoods to witness multihued schools of fish toting waterproof permission slips for a field trip to your toes.
Day-trippers can sate sun-hungry skin on the luxurious boat deck while attending to snack hankerings with provided treats and nonalcoholic refreshments. Pony up $3 for a thirst-quenching beer or glass of wine, or opt for the open bar for $10 and toast Miami’s skyline as you debate optimal shrimp size with a passing sea turtle.
The Floridian sun sparkles off rolling waves, reflecting dancing patterns of light onto the white-and-red hull of Aquaworld Miami’s excursion vessel, the Caribbean Spirit . The double-masted catamaran catches the gulf’s gusty winds in its twin sails to journey to a shallow sandbar for a day of watersports, offloading jet skis, banana boats, and a parasailing-equipped speed boat into the knee-deep water. On Atlantic Ocean excursions, the 78-foot vessel parks over a shallow water shipwreck for guests equipped with snorkels to explore. The rhythmic thump of the waves combines with Calypso music that constantly drifts from the boat’s speakers, offering the only method of sonar capable of identifying an undersea dance party.
401 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132