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“Detailed Truth - Good and Bad” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Jet Ski

Miami Jet Ski
401 Biscayne Blvd, #31, Miami, FL 33132 (Downtown)
305-457-1619
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Ranked #19 of 179 Activities in Miami
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Looking for a unique way to enjoy Miami and the Beaches? Well, now you’ve found it… You will embark on an amazing adventure through the famous Miami beaches and Biscayne Bay. With an unrestricted riding zone you and your family can choose where to ride.Prepare to see South Florida up close. Departing daily from Bayside Marina, you and your family will launch memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s catching a glimpse of dolphins at play, or possibly spotting a gentle manatee in their natural habitat. Take a tour with us and see why Miami is among the most beautiful destinations of the World. This is truly an adventure not to be missed.
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Tampa, Florida
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“Detailed Truth - Good and Bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Pros
Guided tour so you're not lost in the vast Miami Bay
Views of Miami skyline from the water
Views of other parts of Miami - Fisher Island, Oceanfront Mansions, etc...
Life vests provided, a brief operating lesson provided

Cons
Very poor customer service by attendants
Counter attendants couldn't describe the tour and rude attitude, and couldn't describe where they were located outside of giving the address.
Guide was friendly but thrill seeker that would go pounding into waves at 45mph and expect everyone to do the same. (If you've ever been open ocean jet skiing before, you know that it isn't enjoyable to that for more than 10 minutes, we had a 1 hour ride)
You can ONLY book it online

HOW TO FIND IT
You're better off looking on google for the Victoria's Secret store in Bayside. The store sits at the end of the Bayside Market, and there's a entrance to the boat docs there. The counter is located in a enclosed cabin like boat shelter on the left, brown colored with no windows. It's located next the picnic table.
The location is almost under the bridge that goes to South Beach
Bayside is located next to the American Airlines Arena near downtown/Brickel Miami.

TOUR
You'll go towards the port next to where the cruise ships are and here is where the water will be the calmest, but the guide will likely go as fast as possible. You'll swing to the other side of the port to the cargo ships, and head on to a sand lot nearby Fisher Island, where you'll be in waist high water and be able to get off the Jet Ski for some pictures. Next you'll go towards downtown, circle back and go the opposite way to see some of the mansions, then circle around some small islands and begin to head back. This was for the 1 hour trip.
Watch out for other traffic of boats, jet skis, etc...
Something you can't really control is who else will be on the trip with you... beginners/advanced people? Aggressive? Rule followers? Will someone freak out and force the guide to bring the whole crew back?


MY ADVICE
Try to book the 1/2 hour instead of the 1 hour tour. If you've never jet skied before, an hour is very long and a serious work out.
I wouldn't advice someone who has never jet skied for this one to be their first time, if they have the option of trying it somewhere else. You can go if you're adventurous and have never done, but it isn't for beginners.
Get a groupon/discount. Normally, $130/ski (1 or 2 people same cost), you can get groupons for $80, and the 10AM trip for $99.
You'll have to show up 20 minutes before tour, plan accordingly.
Check out the wind, the less windy the calmer the water, the better the experience (winds less than 4mph is ideal)
Go to the bathroom before
If you're not a confident swimmer, don't go... this is the most busy bay/port in the SE U.S.

Visited September 2014
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Howard Beach, New York
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“Great adventure and helpful staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We'll do this again when we're back in Miami area. Great way to explore beautiful houses and Miami shore. Very helpful staff.

Visited August 2014
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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“Great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was by far the best deal we found in MIA. The water was a choppy when we left, which made us feel uncomfortable at first. But our guide made us feel so secure that we quick started enjoying the tour. He adapted the tour to the weather and it was a great experience! Anytime again!

Visited August 2014
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“Excelent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I was with my friend the 4th of August. It took 1h tour and was amazing, great sensation above the water! Strong recommendation!
Paolo and Alberto from Italy

Visited August 2014
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Miami Beach, FL
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“Best By Far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My nephew was in town so my boyfriend and I wanted to show him a great time and decided to go on a jet ski tour. I've tried some other companies and the past and the experience has been far from ideal with bad service and feeling like we didn't get our money's worth. This place was a whole different experience since the moment we called. They were friendly and helpful booking the reservation we wanted. When we got there, the staff was great, our group size was small (just the 3 of us!), the jet skis themselves were top of the line, and on the tour we had so much fun as our leader let us really open it up and fly between short stops to learn about some of the Miami Landmarks. I highly recommend this company. We got back to the dock feeling like we got an experience worth way more than the very fair price we paid.

Visited August 2014
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