What You'll Get
Though captaining a sailboat of coworkers can be an exciting way to build team chemistry, nautical CEOs can cause mutiny if their pep talks fail to ward off incoming typhoons. Explore waterscapes upon a commanding craft instead with today's Groupon: for $21, you get a 45-minute speedboat tour (up to a $32 value) and a framed photo of your experience (a $10 value) at Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures.
Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures carries crowds on a comprehensive marine adventure to see the sights of Miami, equipped with a powerful 55-foot catamaran capable of reaching speeds approaching 50 mph. On the tour, a Coast Guard–certified crew will glide passengers across the open water of the Atlantic Ocean, allowing scenic views of the Magic City shoreline and skyline without hitchhiking on passing hang gliders. A cruise around Star Island, Fisher Island, and Biscayne Bay lets guests focus their lenses on exclusive homes featured in movies and owned by celebrities, including Will Smith's crib, a palatial estate formerly owned by Shaq, and the luxury shells of deposed hermit crabs. Cruisers can then commemorate this experience with their own Thriller Miami photo.
Tours depart daily from downtown at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5 p.m., plus 6:30 p.m. spring and fall and 8 p.m. summer departures. Knowledgeable guides narrate the tour, providing interesting trivia, amusing anecdotes, and poetic horoscopes as passengers behold the picturesque sites. If timed correctly, the tour offers gorgeous sunset views of the Miami skyline and the art deco district of South Beach.
Three Yelpers give Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures a four-star average:
- The tour is really fun and entertaining. The captains of the boat are very courteous and put an effort to ensure you have a good time. – Camille Y., 6/20/09
- You get a little bit of everything: scenic views (I recommend going on the tour at sunset), a thrilling ride (high speed & sharp turns in the ocean), random facts about Miami, and a Hollywood-esque tour of celebrity homes - Miami edition. – Anh H., 2/6/09
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10/person. Limit 1/visit. Reservation reqd; subj to avail. Must be 3 or older. Must sign waiver. Valid for adult fare, can be applied towards child fare. Not valid for persons with serious medical conditions, back problems, or pregnant women. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures
Manned by a U.S. Coast Guard–certified crew, a Thriller SuperCat 55 power catamaran safely whisks patrons away on Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures' 45-minute voyages. Trips trek all the way into the Atlantic Ocean, raising anchor at Bayside Marketplace. Captains navigate the vessel through Biscayne Bay and the Miami Gold Coast, granting guests sweeping views of Fisher Island and the towering skyline of South Beach's Art Deco district and downtown Miami. Conversant guides narrate each excursion, pinpointing sites of historical interest as they pass by and helping visitors identify multimillion-dollar dwellings owned by celebrities on Star Island's Millionaires Row.