MIAMI KAYAKING & PADDLE BOARDING (SUP)
Miami’s warm climate and calm water makes it a fabulous destination for water sports. Some of Miami’s top water sports are Kayaking and Stand up Paddle boarding.
There are many options for places to paddle, based on what you would like to see. Here are some of our favorites:
- Explore Jimbo’s Lagoon, where multiple manatee and dolphin sightings have been documented. Virginia Key is filled with wildlife, so it’s likely that you will see more than just manatees.
- Paddle into their sheltered lagoon where the water is always calm. From there you can paddle out to Norris Cut to enjoy the beach or view the port. Both areas are spectacular at night.
- Search the sand, rocks and sea grass beds of Virginia Key Beach North Point Park for sea urchin, starfish, eagle rays, iguanas and dolphins. Experience this spectacular habitat first-hand from your kayak or SUP.
- Or, book a guided tour to explore the area with an expert who can provide kayak/SUP pointers and show you the incredible diversity of the area!
Other Kayaking/Paddling Spots: From rivers to beaches to bays, the Miami area has a lot of places where you can kayak or paddle-board. The following are some more top spots on our list:
- South Beach: Needless to say, South Beach is synonymous to Miami. In fact, it is most of the Miami. Famous for its celebrities and nightlife, South Beach is a tourist favorite. You can escape the crowds and paddle right off the beach (wait for a calm day if you are a beginner). The views of South Beach are fantastic right off the shore!
- The Miami River: The Great Miami River drains out of the Everglades and runs through the city. Paddling the river offers views of downtown from a different angle. Launch your kayak or paddle board near Brickell Key and paddle upstream for 4 miles as you admire the views of downtown and the many cargo and river boats.