Seaplanes afford humans the luxury of simultaneously taunting both birds and fish for their lack of pants without ever leaving their seats. Splash and fly with pride with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a 30-minute skyline seaplane tour from Miami Seaplane Tours in Key Biscayne (a $150 value). While this Groupon is valid for one passenger, Miami Seaplane Tours requires a minimum of two and a maximum of three passengers for each flight.
Miami’s azure beaches and kaleidoscopic cityscapes beckon eyes downward as a Cessna 172 Seahawk seaplane skirts across the horizon during a 30-minute skyline tour, creating unforgettable memories during the holiday season. Flights take off from the crystalline waters of Biscayne Bay, leaving behind surging whitecaps as the plane ascends past the trendy clubs of South Beach and the condominium towers of downtown Miami. As the plane darts past Deco Drive and Star Island, the FAA-licensed pilot sings Gloria Estefan and P. Diddy songs into passengers’ intercom headsets in honor of the celebrities sunbathing in backyards below. Visible through portside windows, cruise liners skirt on the ocean’s glassy surface and honk their horns in salutation as manatees snooze in the afternoon sun. With a full 30 minutes of flight time at their disposal, passengers can snap photos at their leisure as the plane dodges clouds and errant beach frisbees thrown by Dan Marino.
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.