Adrenaline is what makes people cling to a kite as they fly through the surf. It's what challenges them to tackle the waves on their own two feet or paddle right up against the water. Adventure Sports Miami may not be able to bottle that adrenaline, but it does help people chase it with a variety of water-sports equipment to buy and rent. The shop sells everything from windsurfing boards to wetsuits, and it rents standup paddleboards and kayaks to give people a taste of on-the-water adventure.
Although he earned his fortunes as a businessman, Charles Deering's true passion was for art and culture. He filled his home with sculptures, drawings, paintings, and other works—some of which he created himself. After he passed away in 1927, The Deering Estate has kept his spirit alive; his former home and its surrounding natural landscapes now operate as a cultural meeting place for the community—one that hosts art festivals, lectures and films, and indoor and outdoor concerts throughout the year.
Size: a 450+ acre environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. The Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places
The Buildings: the Richmond Cottage (originally built in 1896) and the Stone House (built in 1922)
Eye Catcher: a 20th-century, Spanish Gothic Revival chandelier that has hung in the Stone House's library since its construction
Permanent Mainstay: the photographs, pencil sketches, and portraits (some by Mr. Deering himself) that hang inside the Stone House
Don't Miss: a tour of the fossil grounds, where specimens have been found that date as far back as 50,000 years
Hidden Gem: Charles Deering's prohibition wine cellar, hidden behind a three-ton bank vault door that remained sealed for 40 years
Outdoor Activities: bird walks, guided nature hikes, and canoe trips to Chicken Key, a 7-acre mangrove island
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
South Beach Party Boats specializes in producing the most unique and memory-creating times safely throughout South Florida. From corporate charters to birthday parties, we make sure you say remember that time.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Sightseeing, water sports, music, beer, wine, relaxation, fun Experiences, one of a kind only in Miami, safely enjoying boats, open bars, smiles on faces, and parties on the water.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
A canoe, an island, and a sunset with friends in Biscayne Bay.
What do you love most about your job?
Showing people a natural side of Miami and on a great time. On South Beach everything is so glitzy, on the water it is all natural. There is nothing fake or lights to dazzle. There is you and music surrounded by sights, with healthy activities to provide a fantastic experience.
The Miami branch of Gray Line's global sightseeing operation organizes a wide variety of tours and excursions throughout the city. A few of their most popular options include airboat cruises through the Everglades, culinary tours through Little Havana, and 30-minute helicopter flights over the city. Plus, whether they're stopping at Bayfront Park, Coconut Grove, or South Beach, the company's double-decker tour buses make frequent stops so passengers can explore some of Miami's most beautiful destinations. This helps newcomers and long-time residents alike experience the city's historical sights, public art, and iconic landmarks in a whole new light. While Miami has a lot to offer on its own, Gray Line also orchestrates trips to the following destinations:
Key West, for parasailing and snorkeling
Fort Lauderdale, for rides on trains and glass-bottom boats
The Bahamas, for truly getting away from it all
With its fleet of boats and other watercraft, WB Boat Rentals turns the sea—and the Miami Islands—into prime party territory. Kayak, pontoon, and jet ski rentals allow riders to chart their own path through the waves, whereas speedboats come with a professional captain who does the driving. If you want more of a floating-palace vibe, however, the yacht selection ranges from 38-foot boats to an 82-foot Sun Seeker yacht, all equipped with sleek furnishings and spacious interiors.
The company also takes passengers on tours past Miami's most scenic and lavish sites. The Miami River tour weaves through the city at night against a backdrop of glowing buildings, and the sightseeing tour of Star Island cruises by the exclusive island that Miami's rich and famous call home. There, grandiose mansions sit on perfectly manicured estates, and you may just catch a glimpse of a celebrity sports car sipping on a diesel-oil daiquiri.
Get your sea legs ready! Shake A Leg Miami in Miami provides quality vessels so you can have a boating experience that is both relaxing and fun.
If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this center for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food.
Take the kids along too — this center is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Shake A Leg Miami.