Before the invention of the personal watercraft, fun-loving beachgoers were forced to suffer the imprecations of the impersonal watercraft, which preferred to just be left alone. Today’s Groupon allows you to celebrate tropical weather and modern watercraft technology with a one-hour WaveRunner rental and two chaise-lounge rentals at Miami Beachsports for $79 (a $210 value).
Located on one of Miami Beach’s swankiest strips of sand, Miami Beachsports’ prime location directly between Fontainebleau Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Miami Beach is ideal for Earth tourists, while weekday street parking and a large parking garage across the street offers easy access for local aquaphiles, pizza delivery boys, and touring Klezmer bands. After completing a short (under five minutes), included, state-mandated safety test (valid for one year, after which you will spontaneously forget everything you know about safety), you’ll launch one of Beachsports' Yamaha VX110 WaveRunners directly from the beach and proceed to skim across the surface of the unfathomable pelagic depths at speeds upward of 50 mph. Zoom past some of the country’s most scantily clad sunbathers as you head out into the open ocean with the wind on your face and your nemesis trailing in your foam. Relish your sweet freedom from responsibility and the first exhilarating rush of speed you’ve felt since you first realized that game-play in Candy Land forms a precise mathematical Markov Chain.
Miami Beachsports is open every day, with no need for reservations—simply call ahead to verify weather conditions. WaveRunners are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis, so arrive early. You’re free to split the WaveRunner hour (a $160 value) among two people, and when the open waters tire you and your companion, spend the rest of the day sprawled in your chaise lounge chairs ($25 value each) in a satisfied state of repose until the sun sets, reminiscing about that moment of sweet, unfiltered joy you experienced when you were two hours younger and truly free.
Must be 18 or older; valid at the 4343 Collins Ave. location only.
- Great place to nab some skis and sun…Good people, great equipment, unbeatable prices. You really can't go wrong if you're just looking to get out on the beach and have a good time. – Jay H., Yelp
- These guys are great! really friendly and you take off right from the beach. How cool. – chris p., Insider Pages
Miami BeachSports shoots thrill-seekers into the wild blue yonder with adrenaline-filled trips at the stern of Yamaha WaveRunners. Aquatic cowboys wrangle the sea-slapping crafts, churning up wake and waking up the Krakens that live along the oceanfront boardwalk. Guests take in seldom-seen vistas while screaming along the waves, looking back at the strip of beach between Fontainebleau Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Miami Beach where Miami BeachSports is located. Once back on shore, guests can rent the shop's chaise lounges or oversize umbrellas for beachside relaxation.
4343 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33140Get Directions