Planning a vacation to Miami Beach allows for an enormous range of adventure travel options. From scuba diving to parasailing to chartering or renting a boat, exploring Miami's beautiful waterfront is as easy as getting out and choosing the option that's right for you and your family. More athletically-inclined travelers will find many swimming and diving options including snorkel tours and scuba expeditions. If sub-surface excursions are out, water skiing and other aquatic sports are readily available. Adventurous souls may choose to take to the air with a parasailing trip, or even go skydiving to truly reach a bird's eye perspective. For those who prefer to relax on the water or go exploring, many boat charters and fishing trips are available from a variety of outlets on or near Miami Beach. Booking a trip to Miami opens a door to hundreds of possibilities for adventure travel.
Parasailing is the very definition of adventure travel. It consists of towing one or more people behind a motor boat while a parachute keeps them aloft. Parasailing is a great way to combine adventure and sightseeing: while parasailers do not appear to be particularly high from ground level, those who have made the leap report that the views from the air are unmatched. Parasailing trips last from 40 minutes to around three hours, depending on the type and options included with the vacation package purchased. Parasailing is safe and fun for most family members, although age and weight restrictions may apply. Be sure to check out various options and consult with vendors before purchasing or reserving a parasailing adventure.
For fun below the water's surface, scuba diving and snorkeling are great ways to explore the natural beauty of the ocean floor around Miami Beach. Scuba, an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, allows tourists to strap on a tank of compressed air, don some fins, and explore the reefs and undersea life of Florida's beautiful coasts. Snorkeling, or breathing through a short tube that protrudes above the surface of the water, is a less-expensive and less-intense option that may be appropriate for families with children or older members unable to scuba dive. Charters for both types of dives are readily available; most scuba trips include rudimentary diving instruction classes, where snorkel trips are more compact and easier to fit into a tight schedule. Many medical conditions are not compatible with scuba diving, (even a simple cold or sinus congestion can cause ear damage) so it is very important to undertake research before booking an undersea journey.
The best way to explore the water around Miami Beach is by boat, and there are many types to choose from. From day-long boat rentals to week-long charters including a crew and full service, the options are limited only by budget and imagination. All types of watercraft are available: pontoons, powerboats, and even full-scale crewed yachts can be rented for hours or days at a time. Renters have the freedom to explore Miami's waterways, lounge in calm waters under the warm sun, or socialize with other sailors in the city's many marinas. Sailboat charters are a popular way to experience the sport of sailing without extensive and costly training and equipment. Costs vary, generally in proportion with the size of the boat and the amount of crew, if any, who operate it during the charter.
Whether your trip to Miami Beach includes boating, diving, or sailing through the sky, many options are available. Planning and preparation before setting out on a Miami Beach vacation will pay dividends with the best recreation Miami has to offer!