Aquatic explorers paddle kayaks and ride stand-up paddleboards through the bay, riding the waves on equipment from South Beach Kayak’s bayside shop. The staff rents out kayaks to customers of all experience levels, providing complimentary overviews of paddling basics for beginners and leading hour-long lessons that cover higher-level skills, such as boosting speed by lassoing a bald eagle. They also lead group and private tours, many with whimsical themes such as the “Fool Moon” tour, which wends its way through the islands at sunset to close with weenies and s’mores roasted over a roaring bonfire.
As it turns out, the futuristic vision of flying men conceived of in the pages of comic books is possible thanks to a simple 250-horsepower engine and some water. Those specs describe the clever, gravity-defying contraptions that give the company Rocketman its name. Trainers strap adventurers into self-stabilizing packs that are propelled by two jet streams of water. They then teach their charges the basics of controlling the packs, and unleash them to play and fly over the waters of the ocean, river, or bay. The packs can easily lift passengers up to 30 feet above the surface of the water, providing stunning views, an unparalleled sense of freedom, and a great way to retrieve your stolen sunglasses from a seagull.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer the best experience in Jet Ski, Kayak, & Paddle board Rental. All brand new equipment. Because we are mobile you don't have to deal with going to a specific location on the beach and dealing with traffic and parking. We will bring our Jet Skis to you and the Boat Ramp of your choice.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
South Florida is the ideal place to enjoy Jet Skis & Water Sports
What do you love most about your job?
I am doing something that i love and enjoy myself, and I am helping other people to enjoy it and have an amazing experience.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Ive been told i provide amazing customer service, they had a great time, & Best Jet Ski experience
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Bring a sense of humor
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Turbo-charged snorkeling
Q&A with the Owner Operator
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My parents threw me in the ocean at 10 months old and that was it, I was hooked.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
I'm always surrounded with a positive vibe. Everyone on the boat is on vacation and they want to have fun.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Watching, listening, and teaching about my world—the Ocean—and its sea creatures.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our snorkeling program is for beginners through experts, but
you must know how to swim. Read our FAQ [to understand the restrictions before heading out].
Cast ashore in Miami Beach Arena, Watersports Paradise occupies the tides with various water-devoted services. The company's environmentally friendly, 100-percent electric boats cruise groups of up to 10 across waves, including during tours helmed by an optional captain. For all things wake-related, such as boarding, surfing, skating, and skiing, certified instructors sharpen skills with lesson packages and clinics. Watersports Paradise can also pull out its map and help plan customized trips, from weekend vacations to corporate events.