It’s back, and just in time for rising temperatures. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail on Watson Island, invites visitors for a tidal wave of fun with the attraction’s exhilarating Rainforest Riptide, a floating water playground and obstacle course for ages 3 and up.
A parent or adult must accompany children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old.
Tour Jungle Island’s lush tropical park, numerous exhibits and shows — all while getting a closer than usual look at some of the world’s most rare animals. Then head to Parrot Cove, a private beach oasis, for more wild adventures under the sun.
For an experience of a lifetime, Jungle Island encourages guests to strap on a life vest and wade into the waters of Biscayne Bay to play on its Rainforest Riptide. This massive water structure boasts a series of adrenaline-pumping obstacles including balance beams, action tower, trampoline, bridge, cliff, high jump, catapult, slide and swing. An adjacent climbing wall gives even the most gifted climbers a test of strength and endurance.
“After much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce the return of Rainforest Riptide to Parrot Cove at Jungle Island,” said Christopher Gould, Jungle Island’s managing director. “It is an excellent addition to our attraction and perfect way for our guests to cool off. Whether you are young and single, have a family, or are visiting Miami, Jungle Island offers numerous adventure experiences for a memorable, action-packed day.”
For those who wish to relax, Parrot Cove also features plenty of respite options including lounge chairs, beach cabana rentals, and chilled beverages and refreshments from the Bait Shack tiki bar.
Rainforest Riptide hours of operation are daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., while the park closes at 5 p.m. For families, Jungle Island is excited to debut a new Jungle Splash, Burger Cash promotion, which includes a fourpack of one-day passes, all-day access to the Rainforest Riptide and four $10 burger vouchers to use at Island Burger, for only $149.95, plus tax. Without the package, the cost to participate is park admission ($39.95 per adult and $32.95 per child) plus a fee to use the Rainforest Riptide, which is an additional $15 per person and $10 for annual pass holders.
Corporate packages also are available. To learn more, call 305-400-7000 or visit <www.jungleisland.com>.