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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.

From Miami: Half-Day Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

2. From Miami: Half-Day Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

Set off on a guided trip from Miami to discover Florida’s wildlife. Enter Everglades Holiday Park to enjoy a 45-minute airboat ride and an educational wildlife show. Benefit from skip-the-ticket-line entry and receive a free photo of your group. Head to the airboat to begin your guided cruise through the Everglades. Keep watch for native wildlife as your experienced guide will point out alligators, soft-shelled turtles, and birds in their natural habitat.  Next, see a wildlife show and get up close with alligators. Learn how these reptiles — who were once nearly hunted to extinction — made a dramatic recovery in numbers. Even take a photo with a baby alligator at the end of the show.  Board the bus to return to Miami.

Miami: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

3. Miami: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

Hop aboard a power catamaran and embark on a 45-minute off-shore adventure that provides an ultimate sightseeing experience in true "Miami Vice" style. Capture views of Miami and its spectacular skyline in comfort and safety, from the plush seating of a luxurious boat. Cruise along the Miami Coastline, passing by celebrities’ multi-million dollar mansions on Star Island, Fisher Island, and Miami Beach. Take some time to appreciate the Art Deco district of South Beach from the speedboat's unique perspective in the Atlantic Ocean. Cruise around on Miami's only boat that ventures into the ocean. Open 365 days a year, the speedboat departs daily from Bayside Marketplace from 11:00 AM until sunset: every hour on weekdays, and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

4. Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

Is it a boat? Is it a bus? The amphibious vehicle that will take you on the world-famous Duck Tour is both! You’ll see the heart of South Beach and experience the best and most beautiful of Miami’s landmarks. Then you’ll make a dramatic splashdown in Biscayne Bay for a unique look at the mansions and shoreline of this sparkling city. The Duck Tour is the perfect way to see the sights of Miami. All the tour guides are expertly trained, and have a background in comedy to make sure you get all the facts about the city along with as many corny jokes as you can handle. Your 90-minute fully-narrated show and tour takes you through the Art Deco district of South Beach, to Fisher Island, Millionaire's Row, and by the homes of the rich and famous who call Miami home.

Miami: Open Top Bus Tour & Optional Cruise & Everglades Show

5. Miami: Open Top Bus Tour & Optional Cruise & Everglades Show

Hop on and off during this Miami sightseeing bus tour and enjoy panoramic views of the Art Deco District and South Beach. Discover iconic locations like Wynwood and Lincoln Road and visit the best of Miami’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like.  Upgrade your experience with a 90-minute Biscayne Bay Cruise and enjoy the view of the city skyline. Cruise past Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and the Port of Miami cruise ships and cargo districts. Spot the homes of Miami's rich and famous from the open-air upper deck or enclosed lower deck of your boat. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks are available for purchase onboard.  Choose the deluxe option to also discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Then take an airboat ride along the River of Grass. The City Loop (Red) will take you through diverse and unique areas of Upper Miami. Travel through Midtown with its newly developed shopping, dining and living areas before making your way through the streets of Wynwood, famous for its street graffiti art and building murals. Then check out Little Havana to experience a taste of Cuba. Buses run throughout the day at 30-minute intervals. Personal pre-recorded commentary is also available on all buses in your choice of 6 languages.

Miami: Everglades, City Bus Tour, and Biscayne Bay Cruise

6. Miami: Everglades, City Bus Tour, and Biscayne Bay Cruise

Enjoy this 3-part Miami tour to make sure you catch all the must-sees of this vibrant city. From an airboat ride in the Everglades to a city tour of Miami, and a boat cruise of “Millionaire’s Row”, you’ll cover many bases on this combo tour.  First, you’ll discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Then, take an airboat ride along the “River of Grass”. Next, you’ll discover the city of Miami. This tour hits all the major spots, such as Wynwood, Miami Beach, and the Art Deco District. See movie stars’ and millionaires’ mansions, and hear stories of love, passion, betrayal, and even murder. Finally, take a cruise of Biscayne Bay. This sightseeing tour takes in the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and Biscayne Bay, passing by the must-see “Millionaire’s Row”, a luxurious stretch of real estate – home to wealthy elite movie stars, politicians, famous sports figures, and business leaders. You will be provided with a schedule of departures for each experience when you arrive. The tours can be taken on different days based on the schedule provided, and you have 3 days to experience all the activities.

Miami: Banana Boat Ride

7. Miami: Banana Boat Ride

Jump on a 6-person banana boat and have a thrilling experience as you glide across the surface of the water at rushing speeds. Get splashed by the warm tropical water of south Florida and enjoy the smooth and relaxing ride out to the bay.  Begin the experience with a quick instructional speech and go over hand signals to communicate with the captain. Pay attention and hear about additional safety rules. Ride out from the dock while getting towed at racing speeds by a 25-foot rigid inflatable rib craft. All riders are provided a life jacket and foam helmet during their tubing session.  The speed of your ride will be determined during at the time of the session according to the riders’ confidence level.

Miami: Everglades Airboat Tour, Wildlife Show + Miami Cruise

8. Miami: Everglades Airboat Tour, Wildlife Show + Miami Cruise

Enjoy round-trip transportation to the Everglades from Downtown Miami. Explore Florida’s Everglades on a 30-minute guided Airboat Tour, followed by time with 100+ rescued mammals and reptiles. Also, relax on a 90-minute guided cruise of Biscayne Bay with views of the Miami Skyline and celebrity homes. The order of the activities on this Combination Tour depends on your chosen departure time, with the Early Morning starting with the Everglades, while the latter options start with the 90-minute guided cruise, both departing from Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami. Journey to and from the Florida Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, in a luxury closed-top double-decker, with a bathroom on board for your convenience. At the Sawgrass Recreational Park, you'll enjoy a guided Airboat Ride. This flat-bottomed boat, powered by an aircraft-type propeller, glides across the watery landscape and brings you face-to-face with native wildlife like alligators, turtles, deer, birds, wild boars, and Florida Panthers. After the airboat ride, explore the exhibit areas which feature over 100 reptiles and mammals which have been adopted and rescued. Encounter an original dinosaur, the Florida Alligator, and bring a camera to capture your “Meet a Baby Alligator” experience. Your 90-minute Biscayne Bay Cruise departs from Downtown Miami, where your bilingual guide will point out Millionaire Homes in and around the Venetian Islands, South Beach, Brickell Key, and Fischer Island. Take in gorgeous views of the Miami Skyline, with drinks available from the cash bar.

Miami: Discover South Beach Tour

9. Miami: Discover South Beach Tour

Explore Miami Beach’s most popular destinations and hidden gems on an electric powered Swoop cart. Learn Miami’s rich and sometimes dramatic history as you experience the local culture. Discover Miami Beach’s top 50 attractions, such as the famous Ocean drive strip, South of Fifth (SOFI) neighborhood, South Pointe Park, Miami Beach Marina, unique Art Deco district, Lincoln Road, Espanola Way and much more. Experience the energy and sizzle of Miami Beach, learn about the dramatic history and witness the preservation of the Art Deco District on this 1.5-hour interactive tour. Take pictures, ask questions, request your favorite music and enjoy yourselves.  Group sizes can range from 2-10 people. This environmentally friendly option, allows visitors the flexibility to experience Miami Beach in a more intimate setting. Stop for pictures, engage with locals, interact with your tour guide and enjoy a customized experience.

Miami: Half-Day Small Group Tour with Boat Cruise

10. Miami: Half-Day Small Group Tour with Boat Cruise

Join a local guide and discover the highlights of Miami. Take in the Magic City and its most vibrant neighborhoods on a narrated drive in an air-conditioned Mercedes Metris van. After, unwind aboard a cruise on Biscayne Bay. After being greeted at your downtown hotel, set off on your fully guided tour. Make your first stop in the lively neighborhood of Little Havana and experience Miami's Cuban heart. Hear about the area's central role in Miami's social, cultural, and political landscape from your guide. Take a cruise on the scenic Biscayne Bay. During the cruise, admire views of the spectacular coastal sites including the Miami skyline, Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and “Millionaire’s Row.” Back on solid ground, continue to explore the sights of Miami on a narrated drive. Pass multiple points of interest such as the Art Deco District, where you can admire over 800 Art Deco buildings, and Miami Beach. Enjoy the views of the palm-lined beach's white sand before returning to your hotel for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Miami Beach

OMG... AMAZING! This was so much fun and the experience couldn't have been better. The guide was on point at explaining what was happening, the various houses and even the bits of history behind things. The captain was in total sync as well and knew when to slow down for an extra minute for a longer story. A small detail but made the experience great overall! The ride was like being on a rollercoaster and was awesome! A little warning - you'll definitely get wet if you sit on the outside. ;)

Our first time in Miami and we did this tour on our first day. What a great way to start our trip! We got a great over view of the whole area and were well prepared for the rest with tips and recommendations for our awesome guide! Well worth the money.

Very nice experience, the phenomenal tour guide, we want to congratulate him, he is very explicit and friendly, we loved it and I think many of us who did the super recommended tour

This was an awesome cruise and a chance to get close to the rich and famous, Star Island! I recommend this cruise!

We had so much fun on this tour and would definitely come again.