Fun and adventurous recreational activities are plentiful in the Miami area, especially for couples looking put a twist on their next date. Awe-inspiring and exciting options range from biking the bay to flying high over this pretty city. Skip dinner and a movie and head out on the best dates for adventurous couples in Miami.

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Blue Moon Outdoor Center at Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163 St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 957-3040

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Hours: daily – 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (last rental by 6:15 p.m.)

Enjoy the outdoors on your next date with an off-road bike ride, or addling through the bay in a kayak. Blue Moon offers both kayaking and bike tours, allowing couples to explore the natural beauty of south Florida. Kayaking tours are beautiful and invigorating no matter your experience level. Double-occupancy kayaks are available, adding additional couples’ time to each date. Guided bike tours of north Miami promise memorable, photo-filled memories that’ll last a lifetime.

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Bigshot Paintball Fields
14120 SW 142 St.
Miami, FL 33186
(786) 268-9208

Price: $19.95 entry and air/$10 rental marker/$5 rental mask/$5 rental vest/$5 rental barrel sleeve/$49.95 case of 2,000 rounds/$14.95 case of 500 rounds
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Let your competitive side shine through on your next date with an exhilarating round of paintball. Bigshot offers uniquely challenging options for any level of paintballer. Speedball utilizes close quarters and makes speed the name of the game, adding obstacles such as artificial bunkers to the mix. Woodsball is recreationally inspired: Play with, or against, your date in a wooded area, and be prepared for man-made obstacles. For a normal fee, both you and your date may rent gear and purchase rounds to ensure long, rough day full of fun.

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American Water Sports
Bayshore Landing Marina (Monty’s)
2560 S. Bayshore Dr.
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 856-6559

Price; $79 jet skis, one-hour ride zone/$99 one-hour tour/$199 1.5 hour tour/$159 two-hour tour
Hours: daily – 10 a.m. to sunset

Whether you ride together or race each other, jet skiing exemplifies adventure in Miami. American Water Sports is one of the premier companies in the area, offering ski rentals and guided tours. Choose between free riding in the designated area and partaking in a guided tour around Biscayne Bay. No reservations are required, which makes it a perfect choice for a spontaneous date. Enjoy up to two hours of splashing fun while passing popular spots including Viscaya Museum.

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Helicopters Over Miami
Kendall-Tamiami Airport
4250 S.W. 129 St., Bldg 235 Hangar 26
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 552-8555

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Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Get a true bird’s eye view of Miami and all of its beauty on a helicopter ride over the city. This mode of transportation boasts the most exciting sight-seeing opportunity in Miami. Enjoy the combination of adventure and intimacy as you and your date bond during a scenic tour. HOM is an FAA Certified Carrier with more than 15 years in the business. Its state-of-the-art helicopters ensure safety and its fun pilots promise as much excitement as you and your date can handle.

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Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-5705

Price: $199 Dolphin Odyssey/$139 Dolphin Encounter
Hours: daily – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A visit to this local institution is an excellent choice to add a little adventure to your dating life. Get friendly with a dolphin during a dolphin odyssey or dolphin encounter session. You and your date may talk and bond with the dolphins, and each other, while feeding or riding a dolphin across the pool. Complimentary admission to shows and exhibits at the park is included in your ticket price, giving you the chance to extend you date.

For nearly 20 years, Shawanda James has been actively involved in creative writing in Miami, Florida. In addition to her work as a freelance writer, she is actively seeking publication for her debut novel and collection of poetry. Her work can be found at