Since our earliest days, humans have been obsessed with the skies, searching the stars for advice and transcribing parrots' babble into a celestial travel guide. Take a vertical visit with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a 30-minute skyline seaplane tour (a $150 value) from Miami Seaplane Tours, in Key Biscayne.
Miami Seaplane Tours sets sightseers on an aeronautical adventure aboard the Cessna 172 Seahawk seaplane, treating eyes to ocean vistas and urban cityscapes during the skyline tour. The winged vessel speeds through the clouds and satellite-signal rest stops, coasting over the lush landscape of Miami and South Beach. Optic appetites are satiated with views of landmarks such as the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel. Passengers can also admire the watery expanses below, dotted with miniature cruise liners and schools of fish clad in graduation caps. Thirty minutes are spent hopping through the heavens, allowing aeronauts to snap photos of celestial scenery or just bask in the stratospheric glow.
While this Groupon is good for one passenger's flight, Miami Seaplane Tours requires at least two passengers to leave the ground.
Miami Seaplane Tours
Miami’s azure beaches and kaleidoscopic cityscapes beckon eyes downward as Miami Seaplane Tours’ DeHavilland Beaver skirts across the horizon. With more than 20 years of experience, pilot flies jet-setting adventurers above Miami in the renovated interior of their DeHavilland Beaver. The aerodynamically enhanced craft now offers three distinct seaplane tours, ranging in length from 15 minutes to one hour. Passengers soak in panoramic views of downtown Miami’s hotels, beaches, and mansions, or sail over the soiree of Fort Lauderdale. Tours can also glide north of the city, all the while dodging clouds and errant beach frisbees thrown by Dan Marino.