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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.

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Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

2. 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.

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Miami: 30-minute Private Helicopter Tour

3. Miami: 30-minute Private Helicopter Tour

Soar over Miami in a 30-minute helicopter tour. Get sweeping views of the shoreline. Marvel at the houses of the rich and famous as you fly over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Depart from the Miami Executive Airport and glide over neighborhoods such as Pinecrest and Coral Gables as you fly towards to Biscayne Bay. Cruise over Fisher Islands and Key Biscayne and head in the direction of South Beach. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Miami shoreline and many iconic sights such as downtown, the Venetian Islands, Star and Palm Islands, and the Port of Miami. Try to spot celebrity mansions, as well as sea life like manatees and dolphins.

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Miami: South Beach 30-Minute Plane Tour

4. 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.

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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.

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

6. 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. Explore icons 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 available for purchase on-board.  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.” This Miami sightseeing tour is specifically designed to show you the best Miami has to offer from the comfort of an open-top bus. The Beach Loop and City Loop tour routes will take you to every must-see district and neighborhood in the city. Beach Loop (Blue): Discover the fantastic views of the Miami Skyline from the MacArthur Causeway as you are transported over Biscayne Bay to South Beach. The upper-deck provides an excellent platform as you pass the classic Art Deco buildings of South Beach. You will be able to hop-off to enjoy your favorite past time, whether it be shopping along the pedestrian-only street of Lincoln Road, catching some sun on one of the most famous beaches in the world, or perhaps enjoying a refreshing drink from one of the many local establishments along Ocean Drive. Operates: 08:40 AM - 05:40 PM. Frequency: every 30 minutes.  City Loop (Red) The City Loop 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 go to Little Havana to experience a taste of Cuba. Buses run throughout the day at 30-minute intervals. Operates: 09:15 AM – 05:15 PM. Frequency: every 30 minutes  Live Guides Entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary. Hear fascinating facts and stories about Miami's tropical history, landmarks, multi-cultural dynamic, distinctive Art Deco architecture and more. Personal pre-recorded commentary is also available on all buses in your choice of 6 languages (English/Spanish/French/German/Italian/Portuguese).

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Miami: Cruise to Millionaire's Homes and Hop on-Hop Off Bus

7. Miami: Cruise to Millionaire's Homes and Hop on-Hop Off Bus

Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami. Sit back and 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 impressive mansions. Catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s house as you cruise along Biscayne Bay, then on to Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, and Fischer Island. See the famous Venetian Islands and discover more mansions of the rich and famous along the way. After your 90 minute cruise in Biscayne Bay, jump on to a Double Decker Bus and Hop on-Hop off all day. See all the best sites in Miami from Little Havana to South Beach on Ocean Dr and Lincoln Road, Wynwood Walls, the Art Deco District, Brickell, and much more. The Double Decker bus departs every hour from Bayside Marketplace starting at 10 a.m., with the last departure at 4 p.m.

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

8. 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

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Miami: Romantic Private Airplane Tour with Champagne

9. Miami: Romantic Private Airplane Tour with Champagne

Fly over luxurious mansions in Pinecrest and Coconut Grove and enjoy a bird's-eye view of Fisher Island and Key Biscayne. Enjoy a bottle of champagne while taking in the views of Miami Beach all the way to Bal Harbor.  Meet your professional pilot at Miami Executive Airport and fly over the Intracoastal Waterway past the beautiful mansions of the rich and famous. Spot the Port of Miami, Downtown, and Brickell from the air and on the way back fly over Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

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Miami: Bus Tour and City Cruise with Transfer

10. Miami: Bus Tour and City Cruise with Transfer

Explore the heart of Miami by land and water on this combination tour. See Miami’s most popular places on a narrated bus tour, including Bayside Marketplace, Little Havana, Coral Gables, and more. Learn about the city's history along the way. Discover the famous districts of Miami such as the Art Deco District and South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and Little Havanna. Experience the rich diversity of the city up close and lose yourself in the fascinating surroundings of a seemingly Latin American and Caribbean world. See the pulsing heart of the Art Deco District with the colorful, historic buildings of the 1930s, the small businesses, and the cigarette factories. In Downtown Miami, a colorful world awaits at the Bayside Marketplace. Browse the countless shops or pay a visit to the iconic Hard Rock Cafe. Additionally, take a cruise trip with a guide and see Miami's celebrity scene from the water.

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What people are saying about South Beach

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 4,336 reviews

Excellente présentation de Miami par notre guide ! L’activité alligators a surpassé nos attentes: photos, rencontres avec les animaux, accueil… tout y était ! Merci encore à notre super guide pour les explications en français (pratique pour les enfants ;) )

really fun. Holocaust museum stop was breathless and incredible! I had no idea it was here in Miami

Heath was a great tour guide! Highly recommend this tour. Lots of fun!

Perfect fun - cool to see Miami Beach zipping around on magic wheels

It was very nice and well organized. Guide was fun and entertaining