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Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

1. 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: South Beach Jet Ski Rental and Pontoon Ride

2. 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: 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 Skyline: Happy Hour Sightseeing Sunset Cruise

5. Miami Skyline: Happy Hour Sightseeing Sunset Cruise

Miami Happy Hour sunset cruise departing from Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown Miami. The cruise will pass Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, Fischer Island, and the famous Venetian Islands. There is a cash bar and music with specialty happy hour drinks as we cruise and see Miami, which has the third-largest ever-changing skyline in the USA. There will be an English and Spanish speaking tour guide on board pointing to famous homes and landmarks are cannot be seen on land. Our fleet consists of a two-tiered yacht with air conditioning on the first level, large open windows, and a shaded top deck. Upgrade to include a meal at Hard Rock café located at Biscayne Bay. You can enjoy your meal at Hard Rock before the Happy Hour cruise or right after the cruise. Hardrock opens Sunday to Thursday with the last sitting at 8 PM and Friday & Saturday at 9:00 PM.

Miami: South Beach 30-Minute Plane Tour

6. Miami: South Beach 30-Minute Plane Tour

As you depart from the Miami Executive Airport, you will fly over Pinecrest and across Biscayne Bay towards Key Biscayne. Throughout this stretch of your flight you will be able to view Virginia Key, Fisher Islands, and South Pointe Park. You will then enjoy the stunning views of South Beach and its golden beaches, before soaring over the Intracoastal Waterway and seeing the mansions at the Star, Hibiscus, and Palm Islands. Finally, you will fly over Biscayne Bay and view Downtown Miami, which is replete with amazing skyscrapers. As you return back to the airport, you will view the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, as well as Coconut Grove.

Miami: South Beach Golf Cart Tour

7. Miami: South Beach Golf Cart Tour

If you want to see South Beach, Miami, with half of the hassle, this golf tour is for you. Your guides will lead you down the most famous "SoBe" locations, along with your their own favorite hidden gems. Your street-legal, shaded golf cart will guarantee the most exhilarating yet comfortable way to get around. You and your guests will cover 5 times as much ground, and learn everything there is to know about the area. SoBe your guide will be a professional, knowing the area and preparing a wonderful overview of the area. Have your cameras ready, as you will stop by gorgeous, tropical views that you’ll want to capture. You will uncover decades of art, rich history, and a variety of fun facts on your SoBe Miami golf cart tour.

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

8. 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 Beach: Star Island Segway Tour

9. Miami Beach: Star Island Segway Tour

Discover Miami Beach from a new perspective on a Segway tour of Star Island and other locations in South Beach. See more of the beautiful city than you would on foot. Climb aboard the self-balancing electric scooter and avoid seeing the sights from behind the glass windows of a tour bus. Glide through the glamorous neighborhood and experience a tropical paradise! See many beautiful and interesting places, such as the Versace Mansion and the vibrant outdoor mall of Lincoln Road. Journey along Ocean Drive to see the buildings of the famous Art Deco District. Take in the breathtaking views of Star Island and admire the mansions of the celebrities. Cruise along Collins Avenue and go to South Point Park. Discover other historical areas to build a complete picture of Miami Beach.

Miami: South Beach Chair and Sun Umbrella Rental

10. Miami: South Beach Chair and Sun Umbrella Rental

Skip the hard part of finding a spot on South Beach and rent a chair for the day. Settle into what beach life has to offer and relax and enjoy, shaded by an umbrella. Take a day for you on one of Florida's most famous beaches. Soak up the sun, grab a premium spot, and feel the ocean breeze while admiring the local scenery. Find out why South Beach is such a huge entertainment destination, with access to restaurants, boutiques, and hotels. Stretch out and work on your tan, knowing no one can take your spot.

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What people are saying about South Beach

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4,702 reviews

We nice a good experience with our guide Christina and the fellow travellers we met. Introduction of history of south beach, peruvian, mexican, and Columbian food is very detailed. The restaurants that were introduced are all great.

Fernando was a great guide filled with local information. Biking speed and route were perfect. Time to stop and get photos as well as your botanical gardens. Good Trek bikes and helmets. Would highly recommend.

Me and my fiancé had an amazing time on the tour! We even won a free resort stay!! The drinks were amazing as well! And the host was full of energy and she was just amazing!!

Dance teacher is very knowledgeable about dancing. The pace of the class was excellent.

Friendly guides, easy to work with and very helpful