5 Miami "Booze Cruises" Perfect For Any Type

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Boozing and cruising are two things the Miami-bred do exceedingly well. So, if you’re looking to step aboard a boat where you can totally relax, indulge in Miami history, or listen to the best DJs in dance music, we’ve got your must-try voyages right here. We’ve rounded up an assortment of boats for folks with interests of all kinds; though, all have one common theme: the possibility to sail the blue waters ... drink(s) in hand. Now, tell us: What maritime adventure interests you?

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The Groove Cruise: A Party At Sea

If you’re interests include dance music, private Bahamian islands, and partying with over 2,200 people on board a cruise ship, we hope you already booked your tickets to Groove Cruise '13 in January. If not, you can still add your name to the wait list and join the rest of us for the names of music artists to be released for this four-day party. In the past, artists on the Groove Cruise have included Deadmau5, Benny Benassi, and so many more of the biggest names in dance. If you missed the deadline this year and the wait list doesn’t pan out, it’s never too early to start planning for '14.

The Groove Cruise; 877-GET-WHET.
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Duck Tours: An Amphibious BYOB Tour

You’ve seen the half-boat/half-duck bus driving around town and thought to yourself, “I would only be into that if I was drunk.” Well, turns out, that's a possibility. If you aren’t as familiar with the amphibious vehicle, it’s a literal land and sea tour of South Beach in one transcendent mode of transportation. The actor/comedian guides are full of that kitschy humor a good tour should have. Since it's totally BYOB, you can get a real kick out of how ridiculous it is to be riding around Ocean Drive in a duck ... tipsy.

Duck Tours, 1661 James Ave; (305) 673–2217.

Photo: Courtesy of Duck Tours South Beach
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Mark The Shark: Get Rowdy With River Monsters

On a recent episode of Ice Loves Coco (which we won’t totally confess to watching but won’t full-on deny either), Coco wanted to prove her natural-born talent as a fisherman, so she turned to the trusted source for shark-hunting, sea-monster gathering, and home of the world’s largest shark jaw collection: Mark The Shark. Mark The Shark charters fishing boats for the bounty-hunting, river-monster adventurer in you. And, you can bring along your own booze. Actually, rumor has it around Mark The Shark headquarters that it’s bad luck if there’s no beer on board.

Mark The Shark, 1635 North Bayshore Drive; (305) 759-5297.

Photo: Courtesy of Mark The Shark
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Biscayne Lady: Go Big, Or Stay Ashore

The classic quince or bar/bat mitzvah cruise makes a comeback as an over-21 shindig with the option to charter a mega-yacht as a waterborne bar. If you’re looking for a way to host a large group of people, send out an invite, and be sure to point out that the dress code is “island cocktail." Biscayne Lady has been around forever, and their fleet of party yachts ranges from 35 passengers to 360, so we’re pretty sure they’ve got you covered for that ever-expanding guest list. There’s an onboard catering option, so you can have something in your stomach before those 10 Rum Runners are done.

Biscayne Lady, 555 NE 15th Street; (305) 379-5119.

Photo: Courtesy of Biscayne Lady
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HistoryMiami River Boat Tour with Dr. George: Some Champers And History?
Attention all history buffs: HistoryMiami hosts your dream morning on August 25. Champagne, mimosas, and a boat cruise on the Miami River hosted by Dr. Paul George through archaeological sights, riverside neighborhoods, and Fulgencio Batista’s house. Yes, you read all that right. Spend two hours with an expert in Miami history and with a beverage in hand aboard a lovely boat. A toast to HistoryMiami!

HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street; 305-375-1621. Saturday, August 25 at 11:30 a.m, $65.

Photo: Courtesy of HistoryMiami