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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

Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami. 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: Jet Ski Rental on Biscayne Bay with Pontoon Ride

3. 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 Beach: Guided Jet Ski Experience in Biscayne Bay

4. Miami Beach: Guided Jet Ski Experience in Biscayne Bay

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: Parasailing Experience in Biscayne Bay

5. 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: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

6. 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: Half-Day Open-Top Bus & Millionaire's Row Boat Cruise

7. Miami: Half-Day Open-Top Bus & Millionaire's Row Boat 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: South Beach Jet Ski Rental and Pontoon Ride

8. Miami: South Beach Jet Ski Rental and Pontoon Ride

Experience the thrill of surf and speed as you jet ski off the coast of South Beach. Look out for the residences of the rich and famous as you go. Hop on board a pontoon boat and enjoy a 20-minute ride to your jet ski. Take in the beautiful nature and skyline of South Beach and Miami Beach on the way. Upon arrival, hop on a Jet Ski and hit the waves. See the Venetian Island, home to many celebrities. Take in the fresh air and gaze at the downtown skyline as you glide across the water. Keep your eyes out for dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, manatees, and other ocean wildlife. At the end of your Jet Ski adventure, enjoy one final pontoon ride back to the departure point.

Miami: The Original Millionaire’s Row Cruise

9. 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 Best Jet Ski Ride

10. Miami Best Jet Ski Ride

Spark your adrenaline on a high-speed jet ski ride over Miami's Biscayne Bay. Cross the bay at break-neck speeds and watch Miami's iconic skyline rush by. After arriving to your location, you will go over how to safely operate a jet ski. You will have an instructor on a separate jet ski following you at all times for assistance. Your new jet ski will be very fast, you will be sure to have a blast. You will be given a large ride zone were you will be able to free ride and practice your driving skills. Being operated in a bay, it will be nice and calm unlike the ocean. Your jet ski can fit up to two riders. This jet ski excursion is guaranteed to leave unforgettable memories with you and your friends.

Other Sightseeing Options in Biscayne Bay

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What people are saying about Biscayne Bay

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 7,500 reviews

Our activity leader was energetic and added comedic overtones when providing details on our sightseeing.The music was in sync with what we were observing. While I am not bilingual, I appreciated that she was able to translate in both English and Spanish. Overall, excellent experience!

Es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Dank unserem Piloten John für seine vielen Informationen. Unbedingt buchen, es lohnt sich.

I really enjoyed this activity. The views, music and tour were very nice and the drinks were good.

Michael was the best! Considering doing this again before my trip is over best $ I’ve spent here

It's real fun o highly recommend , and the people was lit