We have collected a selection of some of the most adventurous outings to take with your family and have rated them either MILD or WILD. Families with younger children or the more cautious explorers would enjoy the milder activities while families with older or more adrenaline charged members can take a chance with something more wild.
Here is South Florida Finds Top 10 list of thrilling and exciting family fun activities in South Florida! Try something new for a change or celebrate a special occaision together in a fun way!
1) Boca Helicopters (mild)
Take an exhilarating ride over the ocean, FAU campus or maybe even ask for a special route to go right over your house! The family will love this new perspective over the local area as well as the novelty of flying in a helicopter. They offer an Introductory tour for about $65 per person, 1 child under 12 rides free. The helicopter only holds about 3 passengers so maybe Mom on Mother's Day with the kids or the birthday child with a best friend and parent. It will surely be an event they talk about for years to come! Keep your eye out on Groupon as there are sometimes great deals available. The company also has more involved tours that fly over several local areas at an additional cost.
2) Speedboat Tours (wild)
Jet Boat Miami and Miami Thriller Speedboat Tour will have you feeling like Don Johnson on the popular 80s show Miami Vice! Miami Thriller Speedboat Tour lets you experience the unadulterated joy of a wind-in-the-hair speedboat ride. On the thriller speedboat tour, along with speed, you will also have the pleasure of admiring the glamorous Miami skyline. The exhilarating ride will take you through famous South Beach with its historical Art Deco buildings, as well as Star and Fisher islands dotted with celebrity mansions.
Jet Boat Miami takes you and your family on the ride of a lifetime doing 360 turns, side drifting and high speed cruising. Both tours will take you past the homes of the rick & famous along the coasts of Miami. Whether you are a local resident or visiting from out of town this will be one invigorating way to take in the sights in Miami. Expect to go home wet and smelling like the sea after your thrill ride. Some say this is as exciting, if not more so, than roller-coasters and other thrill rides.
3. Big Bus HOHO Miami Tour and 3 South Florida Duck Tours (mild)
Big cities like Miami, with their bewildering variety of attractions, are often under-explored even by residents. If you have been thinking of exploring this buzzing city but never got around to it, then look no further than the hop on and hop off bus tour organized by Big Bus. The tour itself is organized on an open air double decker bus, and covers all the historic, popular, and trendy parts of this magnificent city. The tour would let you soak in the phenomenal skyline of downtown Miami from unique vantage points, take you through the sublime South Beach, and let you take in the unique cultural vibe of neighborhoods like Little Havana. Bring the family to Miami for a full day of adventures. Park the car and your worries as you let Big Bus handle the navigating. The bus tour offers you three thrilling land options: the city, Uptown and beach routes. Add on a water tour via yacht or take an in depth walking tour in Little Havana. You can buy either a 24 or 48 hour bus pass and enjoy unlimited rides within their duration. You will also have a guide along the tour as well as a headset for commentary in a range of languages. Additional boat and walking tours are available as well!
Duck Tours can be had in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Start off on land exploring the highlights each city has to offer and then splash into the nearest body of water to explore the waterways surrounding these internationally renowned coasts. Kids get little quakers on some tours that they will cherish and drive you crazy with long after the tour has ended. Take a tour with a twist in it that is perfect for outings with grandparents, small kids, and the less adventurous who want mild thrills.