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Miami Banana Boat Rides

Why Glide on a Banana Boat?

Tubing ride in Miami Beachis definitely the activity that you will not want to miss out on! From gliding across the surface of the wake at rushing speeds as you get splashed by the warm tropical water of south Florida, to enjoying the smooth and relaxing ride out to the bay, you are sure to experience every sensation when it comes to this thrilling ride.

Questions about this Water Activity?

If you are looking for more information regarding this attraction, we recommend you to read our most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or just give us a call! Don’t forget to also check out the other activities offered by Miami Watersports.

How Does Riding a Banana Boat Work?

Our goal is to ensure safety as you get the best time out on the water. Before the ride, your captain will go over the hand signals used for communication along with various other safety rules. All riders will be provided a life jacket and helmet. Participants will also be allowed to choose the speed of the ride. The banana boat tube will be getting towed by a powerful 25ft motorboat, additional riders or spectators may wait on the boat.

Easy and Safe for all ages
4-yrs+ to participate
15-20min Ride
Pick the speed!
Up to 6 people

Tubing Equipment

Our facility uses a four-person seated position style tube called the “Great Big Mable HD”. Due to our tube replacement every few weeks, our equipment always stays in mind condition! We have found this tube to be the best for commercial use, having the top ratio between safety and comfort along with offering an unforgettable and thrilling ride where riders will not be bored from its amazing sensation. Unlike the old-fashion “banana boat”were riders get pulled behind in a straight line, our four-person tube lets riders swing side to side, and glide over the waves! The buoy will be towed by a high-end 25ft powerboat.

Tubing FAQs


  • What is the minimum age to participate?

    The minimum age to ride on the tube is btw 3-5 years old depending on the weather conditions. The captain will be the one making the final decision.

  • Do you get wet or fall off?

    You will get splashed! However, you will not fall off into the water as long as you pay attention to the instructions.

  • Do we get towed by a Jet Ski or boat?

    Unlike other companies who uses jet skis, we prefer to tow the tube using an actual 25ft power boat to have the maximum power and ensure a thrilling and exciting ride!

  • Is it safe for kids?

    This is one of the easiest and safest activities that we offer! It is great for kids of all ages. You may choose the speed of the ride depending on the participant's request!

  • How many riders can go at once?

    Our tube holds up to 6 riders at once; additional riders may wait for their turn on the towing vessel.

  • How long does the whole ride take?

    Tubing session ranges between 15-20 min per ride from start to finish. May seem short but the joy of bouncing up and down while gliding across the water will make it seem like a never-ending adventure!

General FAQs


  • What activities do you guys offer in Miami?

    At the Marina Location Miami Watersports offers Parasailing, Jet Ski Rides, Banana Boat Tube Rides, Flyboarding, and Speed Boat Rides.

    At the Sailing Center Miami Watersports offers Sailing, Windsurfing, Wing Surf, and Paddle Sports.

  • Are you open every day? What time?

    Yes we are open every day of the year from 10 AM until sunset. 

  • Is parking available?

    Yes, we have a public "pay by phone" parking lot right next to us.

  • Are you booking agency or the actual supplier?

    We are the owner of all activities and do not subcontract with anyone else. We sell and provide the service ourselves. Skip third party agency and call us directly!

  • What do we need to bring/wear?

    Be ready to get wet! We recommend a bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towels, hair tie if you have long hair, and a change of clothes if you have plans to go somewhere else after us.

  • How many locations are there?

    We have two departure points. Check out the location tab for more details!

  • How far are you from Miami Beach?

    We are about 10-30 minutes away depending on traffic. However keep in mind that we have free parking right in front, so you will save time and money instead of parking in South Beach.

  • Can we add more Water Activities to our reservations once we get there?

    Of course, if you show up with more friends or family members, you will be able to pay the difference there, however, there is no guarantee that we will have enough space for the new “Walk-ins”.

  • Are bookings refundable?

    Miami Watersports reserves the right to reschedule if weather does not permit. No refund will be issued, but your credit will not expire and can be used towards any of our activities (not just the one you booked).

  • Online reservation or just walk-in ?

    We work 85% mostly with reservations. We do accept walk-ins although they won’t get priority and will have to go on the next available time. To sum it up, it is highly recommended to book with us on our site to have the least waiting time.

Departure Point



3400 Pan American Dr., Pier 9 Slip 24, Miami, FL 33133

Upon arrival to the Marina, we are located on Pier 9, look for yellow smiley face flags.




Seats 6 Ppl

$95 65



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