Until the personal watercraft was invented, mankind's only hope for summer fun involved hitting candied hams with tree branches. Today's Groupon celebrates watery invention: for $85, you get a one-hour Jet Ski tour (a $139 value) from Jet Ski Tours of Miami. The Jet Ski's second rider is always free, so bring someone who likes to hug you tightly or enjoys practicing the Heimlich maneuver.
A Jet Ski tour amplifies the thrillcitement of shooting over tropical waves at 60 miles an hour with a looping meander around six offshore islands, including the historic Sir Flager Island and Star Island. Atop your Yamaha VX Waverunner, you'll zip into Miami Harbor to taunt slow-witted cruise ships and woo shy tugboats, then stream over to the dockside Hard Rock Café to garner envious stares. You'll probably spot a pod of dolphins or two, and if you're lucky, a friendly manatee will let you use his back as a ramp. Many points on the tour have no speed limits, so rev it till you start skipping like a stone.
Jet Ski Tours prides itself not only on being the only Jet Ski tour in Miami, but also on its total safety record. The staff inspects the machines weekly and services them every month to prevent even so much as a sputter from interrupting the engine's purr. The Coast Guard–certified guide staff is trained and equipped to handle any unexpected situation, including diffusing bombs that threaten to explode when a Jet Ski dips under "wicked gnarly" miles per hour.
Minimum 24-hour prior reservation is required.
Northeast Coconut Grove
2560 S Bayshore Dr.
Miami, Florida 33133Get Directions