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Biscayne Bay

Sail by emerald islands, snorkel over coral reefs, and see unique wildlife on Biscayne Bay.

Biscayne Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

Miami: City Cruise to Millionaire's Homes & Venetian Islands

1. Miami: City Cruise to Millionaire's Homes & Venetian Islands

Relax on a sightseeing cruise through Biscayne Bay in Miami. Sail by Hibiscus Island, take in the bustling activity at the Bayside Marketplace, and relax on the shaded top deck. Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami or select the option with hotel pickup to enjoy a comfortable ride to the ship. Relax in luxury on a bi-level boat with open windows and a shaded deck. From downtown, you will set sail towards Star Island, where many celebrities live in their stunning mansions. Catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s house as you cruise along Biscayne Bay. Next, head to Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, and Fischer Island. See the famous Venetian Islands and discover more celebrity mansions along the way. Keep an eye out for the homes of Gloria Estefan, P. Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Matt Damon, and more. Your experienced tour guide will point out all the famous homes and landmarks.  Next, cruise down to South Beach and Bayside Marketplace to truly see all that Miami has to offer. At the end of the cruise, you will dock back in Downtown Miami. Choose to add more adventure to your day with the double-decker bus combo option, where you can hop on and hop off as you like as you encounter Miami from the land.

Miami: 1.5-Hour Evening Cruise on Biscayne Bay

2. Miami: 1.5-Hour Evening Cruise on Biscayne Bay

Enjoy the waters of Miami and the city lights from Biscayne Bay aboard a cruise boat. Watch the city come to life at night when the sun goes down and the city lights come on. Thousands of lights illuminate the incredible high-rise buildings and city skyline around the bay. During your tour, sip on your beverage of choice which is purchasable from the cash bar. Take in sights such as Millionaire's Row, Bayside, South Beach, and the Miami River. Finish your tour with a moon-watching activity and admire the moon's reflection on the water below you. Enhance your experience with an optional hour-long city tour on a double-decker bus before going on the cruise.

Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

3. Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

Take a break from the bustle of Downtown Miami and watch the sunset from the water. Cruise across Biscayne Bay and admire incredible views of the city skyline. Enjoy refreshments along the way, available for purchase from the onboard bar. Relax on a luxury yacht with open windows and shaded deck, as you listen to commentary from your guide. Sail past famous islands, catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s mansion, and cruise down to South Beach. Head back to shore at the end of a beautiful evening.

Miami: Parasailing Experience in Biscayne Bay

4. Miami: Parasailing Experience in Biscayne Bay

Discover Miami from a unique perspective: soaring high on a parasail. Glide over Biscayne Bay with unparalleled views of Miami's stunning landscape as your parasail boat smoothly pulls you along. Dip into the refreshing waters right before landing back on the back of the boat. Arrive at your departure location where you will be introduced to the captain and mate. Departing from the dock on the parasail boat, the mate will go over the safety instructions and get everyone geared up. After a five to 10-minute boat ride into the bay, the captain will open up the parachute and call the first flyers up. Take off from the boat and enjoy a scenic ride over Miami. Right before landing back on the boat, enjoy a little dip in the water to cool down from the hot Miami sun. The other flyers will get a chance to enjoy the same experience before you ride back to the departure point. 

Miami: Jet Ski Rental on Biscayne Bay with Pontoon Ride

5. Miami: Jet Ski Rental on Biscayne Bay with Pontoon Ride

Rent a jet ski and discover Miami's South Beach and Biscayne Bay. Spot millionaires' houses, marine life, and Miami's skyline. Enjoy a 20-minute ride to your jet ski aboard a pontoon boat. See the impressive homes of the rich and famous along the way. Arrive in the center of Biscayne Bay and feel the speed as you take off on your jet ski after a brief tutorial. See the Miami skyline stretching out in the distance and keep a lookout for local marine life such as manatees and dolphins.

Miami: Half-Day Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour & Bay Cruise

6. Miami: Half-Day Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour & Bay Cruise

Soak up the sights and sounds of Miami on an open-top sightseeing bus. See its lively neighborhoods and districts before exploring the beautiful bay on a boat tour with commentary on board. Begin the tour on Lincoln Road on South Beach, the famous pedestrian street lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Board the open-top bus, venture down Ocean Drive, and see the famous Espanola Way. Cruise throughout Miami Beach before crossing over Biscayne Bay and into Miami. Discover downtown Miami and the Brickell district, famous for its high-rise condos, and world-class restaurants, clubs, and shopping. Discover the contrasting artistic Wynwood neighborhood, which draws artists from around the globe to paint its famous walls, and the Cuban heritage of lively Little Havana. Leave the bus at Bayside Marketplace, and board your 90-minute boat tour with bilingual commentary. Relax on the open-air deck or chill out in the air-conditioned interior. Take in the beauty of the Bay, and sights of the lavish homes of the rich and famous.

Miami: Jetski Rental on Biscayne Bay with Boat Ride

7. Miami: Jetski Rental on Biscayne Bay with Boat Ride

Bounce over the waves of Biscayne Bay with an instructed jet ski experience in Miami Beach. Get to grips with the basics and ride out to sea as you feel the adrenaline-filled rush. Challenge yourself or race against your friends as you admire views of the coast. Make your way to the Pelican Harbor Marina and meet your guide and group for the day. Climb onto your jetski and learn the basics of riding with a brief introduction from your instructor. Zip out into Biscayne Bay to the large riding zone and let your adrenaline guide you with huge jumps over the waves. Go solo or bring your friend along for the ride as you soak in the Miami sun with views of the city skyline.

Miami: The Original Millionaire’s Row Cruise

8. Miami: The Original Millionaire’s Row Cruise

This 90-minute boat tour, departing from Bayside Marketplace Marina in Downtown Miami, is a fun way to see all the coastal highlights of Miami you can't see on land. Since Miami is a waterfront city, many of its finest sights face the bay rather than the street. Take an unhurried look at some of the most beautiful sights in south Florida as an expert bilingual guide narrates colorful stories of Miami. You'll see the beautiful Brickell Key and exclusive Fisher Island, the cruise ships leaving the Port of Miami, the gorgeous Miami Skyline, as well as the homes of the rich and famous along Millionaire's Row. Enjoy a cruise on modern yachts: the Island Queen, the Island Lady, and the Miami Lady, which offer the utmost in comfort and style. Each vessel features an air-conditioned lower salon, enclosed in picture windows, as well as an upper-deck where you may take in the fresh ocean breeze and an awning that will protect you from direct sunlight and light seasonal showers. Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase onboard throughout the cruise.

Miami: Private Helicopter Adventure

9. Miami: Private Helicopter Adventure

Tour Miami from the air with this private helicopter ride. Cruise over south Miami and see miles of shoreline. Get the chance to spot marine life from the helicopter. Take off from the Miami Executive Airport and fly over the stunning beaches of Biscayne Bay. Continue to see unobstructed views of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Pass over the Vizcaya Museum and its European Gardens. View Tahiti Beach and swoop over Matheson Preserve where you can spot manatees, dolphins and sharks.

Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

10. Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

Discover Miami Beach on an amphibious vehicle. Tour South Beach and admire highlights, including the Art Deco district and Millionaires Row with a live guide before splashing into Biscayne Bay for views of the skyline. Explore the heart of South Beach and see Miami’s most iconic landmarks. Learn about the city with entertaining commentary from your guide. Pass through the Art Deco district of South Beach and admire the brightly colored buildings and unique architecture. Then, make a dramatic splashdown into Biscayne Bay for a unique look at the shoreline of this sparkling city. Take in the views of Fisher Island, and Millionaire's Row, and marvel at the homes of the rich and famous who call Miami home.

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What people are saying about Biscayne Bay

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 7,500 reviews

This was arranged by the SeeSight Tour company and facilitated by our tour guide Alex. Due to the small group nature of the tour, on the day, it only involved our family of 4 which was fantastic for us. Pick up was from our hotel at 08.55 and first involved a drive to the Everglades for the air boat tour. This was part of a small group and although we say only a couple of alligators (that time of the year), the airboat company also had an alligator show and board walk with alligators which was good. Then we were taken for a whistle-stop Miami tour of Wynwood area followed by Little Havana and a sponsored quick lunch. Finally we were dropped off at the marina at 1400 for the Miami cruise looking at the coast line and usual millionaire homes. The cruise was ok (large boat) but ticked the boxes. Overall this tour represents excellent value for money especially if you have to cram in lots in a day. Special word for Alex - our guide and driver - who was fabulous and we wish her the best!

The tour was really great. Because it is September there was a lot of space on the bus so I could sit at the top and had a great view of the city, beware of the sun though an pack enough sunscreen. You get free headphones to listen to the tour guide throughout the tour. Whenever you wanted to get off at a stop to look around the area you could get back on a later bus to see the rest of Miami. The boat tour was also very great because you not only got to see the millionaires houses but also Miami and Miami Beach from a different angle. I would defiantly recommend this tour especially if it’s your first time in Miami to get to know the different places the city has to offer.

Amazing experience. We bought the combo (bus tour + cruise boat) which is a much cheaper option. You will enjoy crossing the streets of Miami and discovering all its colourful and iconic neighbourhoods: little Havana, downtown, Miami Beach, and the marina. Don’t forget your sun cream and shades/hate. It gets really hot especially on the bus stops. Many have lost their hats during the fast drive on the express, so hold tight to your belongings on these routes. Kiosks at the marina offer refreshments before boarding the boat, which is ideal as the bus tour can leave you dehydrated.

I was in Miami and I wanted to do something different! this was a great experience, especially because they give you the option to drop you off at Miami beach and ride back with them later that day. I would've wished they would explain a little better on the app how the whole plan is, it seemed a little confusing but overall it was great, I highly recommend it.

We was so fun! And it comes with complementary drinks ! We could ride jetskis for so long, the captain was cool, we got a little drunk lol.