5 Days of Adventure in Miami

Airboat tour

Take an airboat tour through the Everglades

Beach aerial

See Miami from above

Everglades Sunset

Sunset over the Everglades

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By: Miguel Pena

With the wide blue Atlantic Ocean, the grassy Everglades and sparkling Biscayne Bay creating some of the most unique landscapes in the world, Miami is ripe for outdoor exploration and adventure. Miguel Pena, President & Executive Director of the Southern Florida Concierge Association, has created a “5-Day Miami Adventure Guide” with the best options for thrill-seeking and to experience the great outdoors as can only be done in Miami.

orange sunset in the Everglades National Park
Enjoy beautiful scenery in the Everglades

Day One: Everglades Safari Park Adventure

A trip to Miami wouldn’t be complete without discovering the Everglades. Everglades Safari Park is a family-run outpost that has been entertaining visitors since 1968. On the Private Jungle of Wilderness Tour, you and your travel companions will journey deep into Everglades wilderness through an intricate River of Grass system aboard your own safari airboat. A professional tour guide narrates your trip as you maneuver through this secretly preserved jungle of wilderness. Experience breathtaking panoramic views as you visit Everglades National Park, with stops on levees along the way. You may encounter alligators, turtles, deer, wild hogs, raccoons, native flora and other wildlife as you glide through the Everglades' lush vegetation.

Day Two: Miami Sky Diving Center

Always wanted to go sky diving, but never had the opportunity? Well, wait no longer! Experience a true bird’s eye view of Miami at an elevation of 13,500 feet with the Miami Sky Diving Center, located at the Miami Executive Airport. With up to 45 seconds of freefall at 120 mph, Miami Sky Diving Center caters to first-timers with its tandem dives. Are you ready to take the plunge?

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The Sea Trek Reef Encounter at Miami Seaquarium is a great way to learn about fish

Day Three: Sea Trek Reef Encounter at Miami Seaquarium

Have you always dreamed of scuba diving, but never had the opportunity to get certified? At Miami Seaquarium, you can experience just this with the Sea Trek Reef Encounter experience. No scuba or snorkeling experience necessary! Using state-of-the-art dive helmets and a wetsuit, immerse yourself in the 300,000-gallon tropical reef and walk among tropical fish, stingrays and other underwater creatures.

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Get a bird's eye view of Miami on a helicopter or seaplane tour

Day Four: Helicopters Over Miami

Experience the Miami skyline in style when you set flight with a helicopter tour of Miami. Your pilot delivers the play-by-play experience over the headphones, showing you sites you never knew existed. You’ll see winding canals, sparkling pools and a great aerial view of Miami’s mansions.

Day Five: Miami Seaplane Tours

Soar over Biscayne Bay and enjoy a ride on a truly unique aircraft. Miami Seaplane Tours lets you experience the thrill and romance of skipping across the wave tops as the seaplane becomes airborne, unveiling the magical skyline below. While airborne, you may see dolphins frolicking in the bay or see a spotted leopard ray gliding beneath the water’s surface. It’s an only-in-Miami adventure! Choose seaplane tours ranging from 30 minutes to two hours. Reservations required with 24 hours' notice. You can also call: (305) 361-3909.

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