Summer Fun: A guide to outdoor sporting options in Miami this summer

 

Have fun and stay fit

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By Brittny C. Valdes

Looking to stay fit and have fun? Try these summertime fun activities, from glow-in-the dark paddleboarding to free yoga around town.

Deep-sea fishing excursion
What: The Reward Fishing Fleet offers anglers a four-hour trip aboard a 70-foot angling boat with all the latest in fish-finding technology. Guests are provided with fishing equipment plus bait. The boat offers various dining options and an air-conditioned TV room.
Where: South Pointe Park, 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach
Price: $50 for one; $100 for two
More information: 305-372-9470; www.fishingmiami.com


Kiteboarding experience
What: Glide along the ocean with the Miami Beach Paddleboard Company as it offers a kite-boarding training session and a 90-minute tour across South Beach’s clear waters. Instructors teach safety tips, steering and flight control before taking off.
Where: 1416 18th St., Miami Beach
Price: $150 per person
More information: 786-428-4402; www.miamibeachpaddle board.com


Sea-Doo Sea Scooter underwater tour
What: Use the new Sea-Doo Sea Scooter to propel through waters quickly. The hand-held engine is great for reaching nearby islands and exploring coral reefs. The two-hour underwater adventure comes with a kayak and snorkeling gear.
Where: Pier 3 at Port of Miami, 1635 N. Bayshore Dr.
Price: $150 per person
More information: 843-901-8901; www.wbmiamirental.com


Glow-in-the-dark paddle boarding
What: Embark on a sunset paddleboard expedition with the Miami Beach Paddleboard Company’s LED-lit paddleboards. Each board illuminates up to five feet underwater and 15 feet around the board.
Where: 1416 18th St., Miami Beach
Price: $45 per person
More information: 786-428-4402; www.miamibeachpaddleboard.com


Off The Wall Trampoline
What: With five trampoline courts, a laser tag arena, an indoor rock wall and an arcade center, the Off The Wall Trampoline Fun Center is a one-stop shop for families and groups of all ages looking to have a fun-filled summer day.
Where: 4939 Coconut Creek Pky., Coconut Creek
Price: $40.15 per person for every three activities
More information: 954-973-3031; www.offthewallfl.com


The Flyboard experience
What: Choose a body of water in South Florida and We Deliver Watersports will deliver equipment for any requested water activity. Among its most exciting offerings is the Flyboard jet pack. Riders strap the powerful boards to their feet and are able to hover over the water up to 25 feet in the air. Lessons by instructors are also provided.
Where: Deliveries made from Miami to Fort Lauderdale
Price: $300 value
More information: 978-692-1000; www.flyboardsurfclub.com


Free yoga around town
What: Don’t pay for yoga classes this summer. The creators of Yoga in the Park at Bayfront Park are offering free 75-minute yoga classes in Little Haiti and Southwest Eighth Street through July 31.
Where: Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., on Mondays, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.; Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59 Terr., on Thursdays at 6 p.m.; Jose Marti Park, 362 SW Fourth Ave., on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Price: Free
More information: 305-358-7550; www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/pages/yoga.html


Tandem sky rides
What: Experience South Florida from the clouds at Florida Ridge Air Sports Park. Guests can hang glide from 1,500 feet to 5,280 feet in the air with an instructor or solo for more experienced riders. An aircraft lifts riders to the designated height and then releases the glider for a breath-taking experience.
Where: 12671 E. State Road 80, Clewiston
Price: $369 for 5,280 feet; $199 for 2,000 feet; $179 for 1,500 feet
More information: 863-805-0440; www.thefloridaridge.com


Everglades air-boat rides
What: Experience nine miles of wildlife in the Florida Everglades with Coopertown’s original air-boat rides. Visitors can choose between sunset or picnic lunch tours. Private tours are offered in addition to general tours. Private tours can cover up to 30 miles of the sea of grass.
Where: 22700 SW Eighth St., Coopertown
Price: $23 for adults; $11 for kids ages 7-11; kids under 7 are free. Call for private tour pricing.
More information: 305-226-6048; www.coopertownairboats.com


Hiking Biscayne National Park
What: Hike the enchanted seven-mile Spite Highway Trail at Elliot Key Island, Biscayne National Park’s largest island, this summer. The island is only accessible by boat, and once there, hikers can enjoy an array of plant and animal life as they walk under the canopied trail. A remote beach greets hikers at the end of the trail.
Where: 9700 SW 328 St., Homestead.
Price: No entrance fee; prices vary for camping and overnight boat docking
More information: 305-230-7275; www.nps.gov/bisc/index.htm

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