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Miami: Half-Day Open-Top Bus and 90-Minute Boat Tour

1. Miami: Half-Day Open-Top Bus and 90-Minute Boat Tour

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: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

2. 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 Skyline: Happy Hour Sightseeing Sunset Cruise

3. 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: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

4. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace, stroll the artistic streets, or relax at outdoor cafes and restaurants. Upgrade your day trip by choosing an option that includes one of the following inclusions: - Hop-on Hop-off Conch Train All-Day Ticket with an included ticket to the Sails to Rails Museum. This 70-minute narrated tour around Key West is one of Florida’s Top attractions, covers over 100 points of interest, and includes 4 Hop-on Hop-off stops around town. - A 3-Hour snorkeling adventure off Key West at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a state-of-the-art Catamaran, receive professional instruction, use top-of-the-line snorkel gear, and enjoy an open bar on the way back (including sodas beer, wine, champagne, margaritas, well-mixed drinks)  - A 2-Hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat where you can witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. Fun for all the family, you also get great views of Key West from the sea. - A 12-15 minute parasail off the coast of Key West on a 1-Hour parasailing adventure. Enjoy the tropical vibe of the Keys as you are helped into your parasail harness, before being slowly raised in the air, until you are flying high above Key West. Make your way back from Key West to Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

Miami: 60-Minute Airplane Flight Tour

5. Miami: 60-Minute Airplane Flight Tour

Embark on an incredible journey over Miami and Miami Beach. During your 60-minute flight tour, with commentary by the pilot, you’ll see many of the area’s top attractions. The attractions you’ll see will include: • South Beach, North Beach and Haulover Beach • Biscayne Bay and its famous lighthouse • Colorful Boca Chita and Elliot keys • The Miami Seaquarium • The Bayside cruise port • Skyscrapers of downtown Miami • Islands with celebrity homes • The Art Deco District and Ocean Drive • The incredible Everglades • The Vizcaya Mansion and Gardens • The Miami Marlins Stadium • The Hard Rock Casino • The American Airlines Arena and Bayfront Park • Stunning Cayo Brikell • The Venetian canal and islands • Stiltsville homes hovering above the water • Indian Creek Gulf Camp • Hard Rock Stadium • and more.

Miami: South Beach Golf Cart Tour

6. 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

7. 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: Boat Party with an Open Bar and Live DJ

8. Miami: Boat Party with an Open Bar and Live DJ

Enjoy a complete nightclub experience on the water with this Miami attraction. Have the ultimate Miami lifestyle experience as you groove to the DJs tunes with mixed drinks and some delicious snacks. Meet your host at pier 5 and board the party boat. Choose from an earlier or later option. Snap pictures of you and your friends living it up on a boat in Miami. Take in views of the Miami skyline from the beautiful Biscayne bay. Drift over the water with a tasty mixed drink, wine, or beer from the open bar. Feel safe on a well-maintained ship with an experienced staff. Return to the pier 5 in Miami.

South Beach: Sip, Savor and Salsa, Lessons & Mojitos

9. South Beach: Sip, Savor and Salsa, Lessons & Mojitos

It’s time to go wild and infuse your soul with Latin music and dancing. Get ready to laugh and have some fun because this Nightlife Experience takes place at the most exciting and eclectic venue on South Beach on iconic Ocean Drive and the only spot with live singers, musicians and performers and a dance floor that is on fire until 5:00 AM. You will be talking about this night for years to come. Are you ready to dine, drink, dance and discover the Latin side of South Beach? Your adventure will begin upstairs in the fabulous Mojito Room complete with vibrant lighting, bronze palm trees, comfy sofas & a tropical bar. Arrive at 7:30 PM to be seated at a table and order food and drinks before the lessons begin. You will mix and mingle while learning to dance Salsa & Bachata. Once you have mastered your new moves, the group will hit the dance floor right in front of the live band and enjoy spectacular cabaret performances including Salsa, Samba, Bachata & Conga. If you are looking for a fantastic and entertaining night out; this is for you! Salsa nights are hosted by a South Beach local and expert dancer with years of experience showing Miamians and world travelers a great time. You will learn something new, meet great people, and be able to dance all night to live music in a quintessential Miami Beach nightclub. This is a fast moving and social immersion into Miami nightlife and Latin dancing; a must-have skill in Miami culture. Itinerary: 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Arrival and table seating 8:15 - 9:00 PM: Bachata Lesson 9:00 - 9:20 PM: Mojitos and Appetizer break 9:20 - 10:00 PM: Salsa Lesson

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

10. 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.

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,136 reviews

We had a great time on this trip! Yes the bus journey is very long and to do it by car probably is better however if tight on time and want everything arranged then this is worthwhile. Florida keys - key west was beautiful! We didn’t have lots of time to explore before the boat trip (you only have around 40 mins max to check in from where the bus drops you off) but you do have a couple of hours after. The staff on the boat trip were great! The dolphins swimming in the wild were amazing….so peaceful and what more can you ask for….snorkelling was fun too and some people saw a turtle (I didn’t unfortunately.) Finally the guide on the bus was very helpful & advised us of where to go (he was arranging other trips so be careful not just to assume you are going with them!) great info shared around the areas en route too! Recommended!

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.

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!!

The tour was on time, the driver was very nice, beautiful way. Key West is very spacial. I loved it.

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