Unlike space captains, sea captains navigate by the stars instead of past them, and rarely accuse passengers of being mind-controlled by Plutonian sea cucumbers. Explore the waters hassle-free with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a three- to three-and-half-hour powersport package from Aquaworld Miami (a $250 value). Sessions are available from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day except Monday.
The seafaring crew of Aquaworld Miami ferries fun-seekers to a playground of thrilling aquatic activities during powersport adventures held off Miami's scenic coast. The 3.5-hour experience begins as visitors set sail on a 40-foot power catamaran destined for a sandbar the size of a football field. Upon arrival, guests splash in 1–3 feet of water, so nonswimmers need only stand up or construct a sand stepladder to safely spy the activities around. Jet skis beckon speed-craving skippers as parasailers soar high above Miami's metropolitan skyline, snagging astonishing views of dolphins, manta rays, and young sea turtles awkwardly slow dancing at land-themed proms.
Aquaworld Miami sates mid-fun thirst throughout the excursion with complimentary soda and water, and guests are welcome to bring additional food and beverages. Visitors should come equipped with a bathing suit and towel, along with proper identification if they wish to ride the jet skis. Cameras are allowed, though aquanauts should take care with any items that may be damaged by the ocean's spray, such as cell phones or papier mâché bathing suits.
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.