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Venetian Islands: 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

Relax on a sightseeing cruise through Biscayne Bay in Miami. Sail by Hibiscus Island, take in the bustling activity at the Bayside Marketplace, and relax on the shaded top deck. Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami or select the option with hotel pickup to enjoy a comfortable ride to the ship. 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: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

3. 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. Select the option with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket to also explore Miami by bus. 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. Enjoy refreshments along the way, available for purchase from the onboard bar. Head back to shore at the end of a beautiful evening.

Miami: Party Nightclub Cruise with Live DJ & Open Bar

4. Miami: Party Nightclub Cruise with Live DJ & Open Bar

Enjoy an all-inclusive night out on the water on a 2-level yacht departing from Bayside Marketplace. Cruise around Biscayne Bay as you and your friends enjoy complimentary snacks and unlimited drinks while taking in unbeatable views of the city skyline and homes of the rich and famous. Take fun selfies as you dance the night away at this non-stop party featuring a live DJ and MC who plays the hottest tunes including Hop-Hop, R&B, Reggae, and Latin Beats. There is even a fun dance contest and champagne showers. Make the most of your experience at the open bar featuring whiskey, rum, tequila, vodka, cognac, wine, beer, fruit juices, and sodas. As you board there will also be complimentary finger foods such as wings, hot dogs, and chips. This floating nightclub visits many of the highlights of Miami including South Beach, Miami Beach, Fisher Island, Brickell, Bayside Marketplace, the Port of Miami, and the Downtown Miami Skyline. You'll also get to see the homes of the rich and famous on the Venetian Islands, Palm Island, Hibiscus Island, and Star Island.

Miami: Biscayne Bay Happy Hour Cruise

5. Miami: Biscayne Bay Happy Hour Cruise

Set off on a cruise from Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown Miami. Sail past Millionaire's Row on Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, Fisher Island, and the famous Venetian Islands while sipping on happy hour drinks from the onboard cash bar. After boarding, sail across Biscayne Bay to see Miami from the water. Head to the cash bar to buy yourself a drink to enjoy during your cruise. Take in spectacular views of the third-largest ever-changing skyline in the USA from the two-tiered yacht. See Millionaire's Row and Palm Island. Listen to your English- and Spanish-speaking tour guide as they point to famous homes and landmarks that cannot be seen from land. Relax with a drink on the airconditioned deck with large open windows or on the shaded open top deck. Take in Sunset Island, Fisher Island, and the Venetian Islands. Upgrade to include a meal at Hard Rock Café located at Biscayne Bay. You can enjoy your meal at Hard Rock before or right after the cruise. The last sitting is at 8:00 PM Sunday to Thursday and at 9:00 PM Friday and Saturday. Hard Rock Meal Menu: Entree: Any Hard Rock burger, entree salad, or sandwich from the menu (except the 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger or the Double Decker Double Cheeseburger) Dessert: Chef's choice Beverage: Unlimited coffee, tea, or soft drinks

Miami: Biscayne Bay Mansions Sightseeing Cruise

6. Miami: Biscayne Bay Mansions Sightseeing Cruise

Admire some of Miami's most iconic landmarks from the water on a unique cruise around Biscayne Bay. Come across the American Airlines Arena (Home of the Miami Heat), Star Island, Fisher Island, and The Venetian Islands. Marvel at the luxurious mansions that line the coast. Hop aboard the boat and head out on an insightful adventure into one of Miami's most chic areas. See the mindblowing homes of the rich and famous all around Biscayne Bay. Discover the famous Venetian Islands, a chain of man-made islands built in 1920. See Biscayne Island, San Marco Island, and Flagler Monument Island, which remains uninhabited. Hear interesting facts and stories about the area and the celebrities that have lived here, such as Shaquille O’Neal, Gloria Estefan, Tommy Mottola, and Al Capone, amongst others. Feel free to purchase a delicious snack or drink from the cash bar as you take in the sights and sounds of Miami. Don’t forget to keep an eye open for wildlife, including stingrays, dolphins, and manatees.

Miami: Private Sunset Sightseeing Airplane Tour

7. Miami: Private Sunset Sightseeing Airplane Tour

Meet your friendly pilot at Miami Executive Airport then fly up into the sunny Miami skies where your sightseeing adventure awaits. Throughout the tour, marvel at the glow of the sunset as it transforms the sky and the scenery. Soar above the luxurious mansions of Pinecrest and Coconut Grove, then admire panoramic views of Fisher Island and the idyllic Key Biscayne. Pass over South Miami Beach next and see the stunning beauty of Miami’s shoreline from this unique vantage point. Cruise by Surfside and Bal Harbor before heading back past the Intracoastal Waterway. Marvel at the stunning Palm, Hibiscus, and Star Islands, then soak up breathtaking views of Miami Port, Downtown, and Brickell. Finally, see the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens before heading through South Miami back to the airport.

Miami: 30-minute Private Helicopter Tour

8. 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.

South Beach: Miami Skyline and Bay Cruise on 1920s Yacht

9. South Beach: Miami Skyline and Bay Cruise on 1920s Yacht

Step aboard the only vintage yacht offering sightseeing cruises from South Beach, Miami. Let your captain guide you around the many islands of Biscayne Bay, where the rich and famous have their homes. See places the bigger cruises don't have access to and enjoy some snacks. Depart from South Beach Marina, where you'll have the chance to see multi-million dollar yachts from up close. Take a laidback boat ride with light tour narration and chill music. Bring your own bottle of wine or champagne to sip on as you admire the views and taste a delicious cheese platter. Take a seat in the polished wood interior or on the outside leisure deck for the most incredible panoramic views of the shore. View the southernmost tip of South Beach, Fisher Island, the Miami Skyline, Downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and the Port of Miami. Learn how Star Island, San Marco Island, Belle Isle, Grove Isle, Di Lido Island, and Brickell Key were all manmade as development projects, but are now home to some of the world’s most wealthy and famous. Finally, see the iconic Flagler Monument built on an otherwise unpopulated island.

Miami: 4th of July Fireworks Cruise from Biscayne Bay

10. Miami: 4th of July Fireworks Cruise from Biscayne Bay

Step onboard a boat party with two levels and enjoy views of the many 4th of July fireworks that happen across Biscayne Bay. Order a drink from the cash bar, enjoy the music, sightseeing, and your own 4th of July themed beads. Depart from Bayside Marketplace in the heart of Downtown Miami and head towards the stunning homes of the rich, known as the Millionaire Homes and famous located on the Venetian Islands, Star Island, Hibiscus Island, and Palm Island. Live bilingual narration will help to provide you with extra insights as the sunset and we get ready for Independence day. Enjoy the South Beach and Miami Skyline and the sky lights up with many displays of fireworks. You will see the famous Bayfront Park Fireworks, Key Biscayne, Fisher Island and more all from the water. You are welcome to bring your own food as there is no food for purchase on the cruise. After the fireworks end, the cruise will return to the meeting point. You can upgrade your experience by choosing the option where you can enjoy an early meal at Hardrock Cafe also located at Bayside Market Place only a few minutes walk to the cruise. The meal will be a choice of a Hardrock Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Pulled Chicken sandwich, Tuscan Pork sandwich, any entree salad or any entree sandwich. Dessert will be chefs choice with a choice of 1 beverage (coffee, tea or nonalcoholic drink).

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What people are saying about Venetian Islands

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,766 reviews

Beautiful day on the water learning the history of surrounding buildings, islands, the port, celebrity mansions, etc… with a tour guide who was energetic and funny and knowledgeable.

trip was good but it started raining heavily and kept raining throughout the trip :( The cruise had covering though. Overall very good experience

Captain Scott and First Mate Connor are awesome. Highly recommended. Fabulous boat. The pics do not do it Justice.

Very great experience! We chose the hotel pickup option, which worked out well. The tour was fun.

Enough space on the boat, nice music and a nice tour guide