Miami

Speed Boat Sightseeing Thrill ride with Miami Watersports

Miami, USA
All Included Combo with Miami Watersports

From $35.00

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-You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

There are plenty of ways to explore the sights of Miami, but this is definitely one of the most exhilarating options. Swap long and predictable sightseeing bus journeys for an adventure on the water. Ride across Biscayne Bay on a speedboat, with plenty of twists, turns, and splashes along the way.
  • Explore Biscayne Bay at a fast pace on a speedboat tour
  • Keep your belongings dry: Storage space is available
  • Suitable for families with kids aged 5 years and over
  • An adventurous alternative to traditional sightseeing cruises

What's Included

  • Professional Instructors
  • All equipment/Safety Gear
  • Parking Available
  • Booked before Feb 3: 30 (USD) Fee + Tax due upon arrival (per rider)
  • Add Passenger/Rider (Extra cost at check-in)
  • Waterproof phone case (optional at check-in)
  • Photo Package (optional at check-in only for certain activities)
  • Single Activity: $30/rider Fuel surcharge, Taxes & Marina fees
  • Combo Activity: $50/rider Fuel surcharge, Taxes & Marina fees
  • Combo booked before Feb 3: Second activity is optional upon Check-in for additional cost

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Miami Watersports
    3400 Pan American Dr Pier 9, Miami, FL 33133, USA

    Upon arrival to Dinner Key Marina, we are located on Pier 9 (next to Pier 7). Look for the Yellow Smiley Face Flags to find us. (if you do not see us, continue driving on the road that goes along the water line, and you will end us finding us)

Start time

Opening hours

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • (Parasail): 5yrs+ to Participate/Flight Time: 5-10min; Total Boat Ride: 1hr/Max 450lbs per Flight
  • (Jet Ski): 16yrs+ to drive; 6yrs+ for Passenger/30min or 60min Ride option/Max 250lbs per Ski
  • (Banana): 4yrs+ to Participate/Duration: 15-20min/Max 250lbs per rider
  • (Speed Boat): 5yrs+ to Participate/Duration: 20-25min/Max 250lbs per rider
  • (Flyboard): 9yrs + to Participate/10min briefing; 20min in the water flying/Max 250lbs per rider
  • Parent/guardian must be present to sign waiver for anyone under 18 years of age
  • Start times may be delayed/cancelled due to weather or other factors; voucher will be provided to reschedule
  • Must bring a valid government ID or passport to complete paperwork at check-in
  • Cards with out full name printed—Amex/Apple Card/Gift cards are not accepted by our company
  • Must understand English for safety instructions
  • Health conditions may prevent you from participating in certain activities
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:How early should I arrive for the Speed Boat Thrill ride?

    A:Be sure to arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure, as you will need to complete paperwork at check-in.

    Apr 2023

    Q:Is parking available near the departure point for the Speed Boat Thrill ride?

    A:Yes - Parking is available at the Marina in LOT 62 (Parking rates may apply.)

    Apr 2023

    Q:How far from South Beach is the Speed Boat Thrill ride departure location?

    A:The Speed Boat Thrill ride departure location is approximately a 10-30-minute drive from Miami Beach, depending on traffic.

    Apr 2023

    Q:Can I bring my young child with me on the Speed Boat Thrill ride?

    A:All guests must be at least 5 years old to participate. Guests under the age of 18 can participate but must have a parent/guardian present.

    Apr 2023

    Q:What time does the Speed Boat Thrill ride depart?

    A:You may request a departure anytime within the day's operating hours (subject to availability.) After confirmation, be sure to contact the local operator using the details on your ticket to confirm your preferred departure time.

    Apr 2023

    Q:What are the opening hours for the Speed Boat Thrill ride?

    A:The boat typically operates from 10 am to 3 pm (hours subject to change at any time.) Be sure to contact the local operator directly after confirmation to verify your scheduled departure time.

    Apr 2023

    Q:How often does the Boat depart during the day?

    A:There are typically daily departures for all activities every 30 – 60 minutes.

    Apr 2023

    Q:How long will be out on the water during the Speed Boat Thrill ride?

    A:The speed boat ride is approximately 20-25 minutes of high-octane, high-speed fun!

    Apr 2023

    Q:Is there a weight limit to participate in the Speed Boat Thrill ride?

    A:Each guest can weigh a maximum of 225 lbs.

    Apr 2023

    Q:How safe is the Speed Boat Thrill ride?

    A:All equipment is well-maintained for maximum fun and all required safety gear is provided.

    Apr 2023

    Traveler Photos

    Featured review
    Jackeline_S
    Captain Tom and Pier were great! I loved how they explained the process! It was a smooth ride 😍 The jet ski was awesome as well so was the instructor it was my first time and he guided me very well. The people are great and friendly. I will be back to bring my kids! Hats off staff Keep up the good job 👍

    Reviews

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    18 reviews
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    Fun but not what was described
    Debbie_A, May 2024
    The tour guide was very nice and it was fun. Booking through Viator meant we had to double the price once we got there. The boat was not as pictured but an inflatable boat. I felt is was very misleading. Also advertisement said approximately 1 hour. It was closer to 30 minutes!
    Disappointed
    Lendell_H, Apr 2024
    I was not able to participate in the ride.When I arrived, I was told I had to pay an additional $30 for each ticket- fuel a tax fees. This was not explained to me when I made the purchase. I had called Your company and they did not express to me the additional cost I would occur. I’m on a budget so I had to walk away..
    Disappointed
    Allison_D, Feb 2024
    I was on the phone for about an hour trying to book the sight seeing boat and parasailing. Turns out $300 later it was all for nothing. They sent a confirmation code to my email. When going to the water sports the next day they said this not valid and whoever booked the trip was a scam. Luckily the people at the Miami water sports were nice and we had a good time even though we had to pay again. When talking to the guy on the phone he said our boat would be departing at 10 am and that we could go parasailing after that. We never even got to go on the sightseeing boat even tho we already pic for it bc of their scamDisappointing on the registration process but liked the parasailing experience.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Dear Allison, We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience and frustration you encountered while attempting to book the sightseeing boat and parasailing adventure. It's disheartening to learn that the confirmation code provided turned out to be invalid, leading to a disappointing experience. We are grateful that despite the setback, the staff at Miami Water Sports were accommodating, allowing you to enjoy a memorable parasailing experience. However, we understand that this doesn't fully compensate for the inconvenience and additional expenses you incurred. Please be assured that we are actively investigating this matter to prevent similar incidents in the future and improve our booking processes. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future. Warm regards,
    Total experience
    Gideon_A, Feb 2024
    I love it. It was a total experience I’d recommend but there was a hidden fuel fee which wasn’t clear to me at the time of booking. It made the experience more expensive than I thought but definitely worth it!
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Dear Gideon, Thank you for your positive feedback and recommendation. We apologize for any confusion regarding the fuel fee and will strive to make our pricing clearer in the future. We're delighted you found the experience worthwhile and hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards,
    Different boat; price doubled at location
    Joan_P, Jul 2023
    Price doubled at site! Had to pay an additional $114! Boat in ad not used. It was at the facility but they used a covered inflatable water taxi basically. I asked the guide why and he just said they weren’t using the big one that day. I think it was because my family of 3 was the only booking at that time and they didn’t want to use the big boat. I asked the difference in the 2 boats and was told the big boat in the ad goes in curves (splash in ad) but the inflatable goes linear (straight). 30 minute ride ended up being $70 per person for an inflatable.
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Hi Joan, So sorry for your frustration. You booked this activity through Viator, which is a third party who sale our tours. They do not charge you for fuel/ tax, which is listed on their page prior for you to book. We have two different speed boat, depending the size of the group. We have one for 6 persons or less and one for 8 persons or more. We did not had any one signed up once you guys got there, and you didn't want to wait... which is why you went on the smaller one. So sorry for this. Regards,
    High winds
    Myeshia_G, May 2021
    It was canceled do to high winds. Were going to try again on yhe 24th. Hopefully it will work then. We reallywa t to go.
    Response from Host, Jun 2021
    Yes, you are correct. Due to our safety precautions and procedures we can not operate in certain conditions. High winds and rain will affect our schedule and booking times. We will always offer our customers to come at a later time or date. Feel free to reach out to us to reschedule.
    Fun
    Jackeline_S, Oct 2020
    Captain Tom and Pier were great! I loved how they explained the process! It was a smooth ride 😍 The jet ski was awesome as well so was the instructor it was my first time and he guided me very well. The people are great and friendly. I will be back to bring my kids! Hats off staff Keep up the good job 👍

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