5 Awesome Water Activities to Try While Visiting South Beach

Miami Paddle BoardingThere’s no denying that summers in Miami can get quite hot. Fortunately, there are plenty of great ways to cool off amidst the summer heat. But sometimes the best thing to do is use the ocean water that surrounds Miami and just jump right in, as this can be a good way to cool off and enjoy yourself at the same time. When you do that, your options are almost endless, but here are five awesome water activities that you have to give a try when visiting South Beach.

Kayaking

With so many canals and groves amidst the intercostal waters in the Miami area, it’s the perfect area for exploring via kayak. It doesn’t take much expertise to maneuver a kayak, and there are plenty of places in Miami where a novice can rent a kayak and receive basic instructions on how to get around. Most importantly, there are several great places for kayakers where you can either explore plush green scenery or get a close-up look at the spectacular Miami skyline.

Paddle Boarding

If you don’t want to ride in a kayak, another option is to explore the waters surrounding Miami Beach via paddle board. Paddle boarding is preferable to kayaking if you want to get out onto the ocean rather than working your way through canals and rivers. There’s a wide variety of options when it comes to the types of paddle board you want to buy or rent and the way you want to use it, so the possibilities with paddle boarding in the Miami area are almost endless, and no matter what one you choose you’re bound to have tons of fun.

Fly Boarding

Fly boarding is a relatively new activity, but it’s really caught on in South Florida. Fly boarding is essentially wearing a jetpack that can propel you through the air, allowing you to do dazzling tricks and dance moves. The pack also enables you to swim through the water at a high rate of speed before you plunge through the surface into the air. In short, it’s the perfect activity for the shores of Miami Beach.

Fishing

Not every water activity has to be a lot of work; sometimes you just want to sit back and go fishing, and there are plenty of opportunities to do that in Miami. In additions to beaches and piers where you can spend the day relaxing and waiting for the fish to bite, the Miami area also offers plenty of fishing charters that can take you to spots where you can go fishing for large and exotic fish that you’ll only find off the coast of South Florida. No matter what type of fishing you prefer, Miami has something that fits what you like.

Snorkeling

You can’t travel to a place like Miami and not go snorkeling. There’s no shortage of places to rent equipment and find experts willing to guide you on a journey to the ocean floor, so there’s no excuse for missing out on this great opportunity. In the waters around Miami, you’ll find the world’s third largest barrier reef, not to mention a world of brightly colored, tropical fish that look amazing up close. If you’re lucky, you may also see manatees, dolphins, or other larger ocean-dwelling animals that will make your day. Snorkeling in Miami is perfectly safe and makes for a great family activity.