Miami is a fantastic spot to relax on the beach and soak up some sun. Let’s face it though; you can only work on your tan for so long before you’re itching to have an adventure. Thankfully, Miami is a hotbed of exotic water sports and activities that will get your blood pumping and satisfy any adrenaline junkie.

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Hover board - Miami Flyboard

What happens when you cross the Silver Surfer with Back to the Future? You get aqua hoverboarding, a powerful stream of water used to launch you through the air like your own personal jetpack. Specially designed boards allow you to perform all kinds of tricks and stunts, and if you’ve ever dreamed of doing a 360 flip while soaring over the ocean, this is the water sport for you.

Fly your own Jetpack - Aquajet Miami

Strapping on a Jetpack and soaring through the air used to be the kind of thing you only saw in the movies. It was the kind of thing that regular folks could only dream about, but that’s all changed. With Aquajet Miami you can soar over the waters of the Biscayne Bay while wearing your very own water propelled jetpack strapped to your back. It’s pricey though, a twenty-minute session starts at $259 and there is even a spectator fee of $75 (sorry, mom).

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Go Parasailing - Miami Watersports

While you should definitely check out the Miami skyline by car or boat, you can’t beat seeing it by air. A parasailing adventure through Biscayne Bay will give you sweeping views of the city like you’ve never seen it before. On top of that, you’ll get to see some of the dolphins, turtles, and other sea creatures that call the bay home. Oh yeah, and don’t forget you’ll be soaring over the water on a parachute that’s 400 feet off the ground. What a rush!

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Try Windsurfing - Miami Paddleboard

If you want some type of adventure that keeps your feet firmly planted on the ground (or water, in this case), windsurfing may be just the sport for you. Even if you’re a complete newbie, you can learn to windsurf in less than 2 hours to experience the thrill of carving the perfect wave. It combines the best aspects of surfing and sailing and mixes them into one awesome package.

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Do it all - Tropical Sailing Ski & Splash Adventure

If those other watersports sound a little too extreme for you, Spirit Yachts has got you covered. Your day begins with a cruise to a secluded island in Biscayne Bay where you can kayak, swim, and play on an aqua trampoline to get warmed up. You’ll also have access to jet skis and enjoy a wild banana boat ride on the island. After you’ve had your fill of fun, you get back on the boat and enjoy a short tour of the bay, where you’ll pass some of the most famous houses in Miami Beach. A half-day adventure starts at just $129.