Biscayne Bay is home to guided snorkeling adventures. There are three locations that the captain will choose depending on weather and sea condition.
The first is the open ocean where you will see hundreds of different kinds of fish and a patch of coral reef. The second spot is on the bayside where many types of juvenile fish and sea life, soft corals and sea sponges live. The last location is the shipwreck site.
Snorkels, masks, and fins can be brought or rented for a fee. The trips typically last about three hours and are available every day with a start time of 9:15 am and again at 1:25 pm. The fee is $64 and registration is available online.
NB: Please be a responsible snorkeler and never feed fish with bread. It isn't their natural diet and can harm them. It also affects our coral reefs; fish eat algae which protects the coral, if they are being fed bread they don't eat the algae which eventually kill the coral.
There are many activities that will get you up and exploring at the Everglades National Park. There are miles of trails to hike including those with stunning views of the water and saw grass.
There is boating, kayaking or canoeing in the 99 miles of Wilderness Waterway. Since that would take about ten days to kayak, there are many shorter, more manageable trails that are well marked.
Kayaks and canoes can be rented between 8 am and 3:30 pm with the pricing starting at around $20 for a two-hour rental. There is also camping, fishing, geocaching and much more. The cost to enter the park is $30 per vehicle and that is good for seven days consecutively.
Oleta River State Park is much more than a beach. Right in the middle of Miami, this park has swimming, mountain biking, walking trails and so much more in this urban park.
This is a great spot for families as there is a sandy beach for swimming, a playground, restroom facilities, picnic areas, and concessions. The park is open daily from 8 am until the sun is set. The fee is based on vehicle and passenger size. A single passenger is $4, 2 – 8 passengers are $6 and pedestrians and cyclist are $2.
The Wynwood Walls is an artist owned and operated world-famous street art museum. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm and tours are available for a fee, otherwise, this is open to the public and you are free to walk around and enjoy the art.
There are murals, a garden, and the Wynwood Doors. This is an open-air museum with the feeling of walking around a neighborhood. The murals are always changing so there is always something new to see. Make sure your battery is full because you are going to want to take tons of pictures here.
While Miami is viewed as a party city by many, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of options for the more adventures among us. From snorkeling to street art, Miami really does have something for everyone.