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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.

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. 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: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

4. 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: The Original Millionaire’s Row Cruise

5. Miami: The Original Millionaire’s Row Cruise

This 90-minute boat tour, departing from Bayside Marketplace Marina in Downtown Miami, is a fun way to see all the coastal highlights of Miami you can't see on land. Since Miami is a waterfront city, many of its finest sights face the bay rather than the street. Take an unhurried look at some of the most beautiful sights in south Florida as an expert bilingual guide narrates colorful stories of Miami. You'll see the beautiful Brickell Key and exclusive Fisher Island, the cruise ships leaving the Port of Miami, the gorgeous Miami Skyline, as well as the homes of the rich and famous along Millionaire's Row. Enjoy a cruise on modern yachts: the Island Queen, the Island Lady, and the Miami Lady, which offer the utmost in comfort and style. Each vessel features an air-conditioned lower salon, enclosed in picture windows, as well as an upper-deck where you may take in the fresh ocean breeze and an awning that will protect you from direct sunlight and light seasonal showers. Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase onboard throughout the cruise.

Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

6. Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

Discover Miami Beach on an amphibious vehicle. Tour South Beach and admire highlights, including the Art Deco district and Millionaires Row with a live guide before splashing into Biscayne Bay for views of the skyline. Explore the heart of South Beach and see Miami’s most iconic landmarks. Learn about the city with entertaining commentary from your guide. Pass through the Art Deco district of South Beach and admire the brightly colored buildings and unique architecture. Then, make a dramatic splashdown into Biscayne Bay for a unique look at the shoreline of this sparkling city. Take in the views of Fisher Island, and Millionaire's Row, and marvel at the homes of the rich and famous who call Miami home.

Miami: Biscayne Bay Happy Hour Cruise with Free Drink

7. Miami: Biscayne Bay Happy Hour Cruise with Free Drink

Enjoy a free drink on this 90-minute happy hour cruise departing from Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown Miami. Cruise past Millionaire's Row on Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, Fisher Island, and the famous Venetian Islands. There is a cash bar onboard where you can purchase more happy hour drinks, as you cruise around Miami, with spectacular views of the third-largest ever-changing skyline in the USA. There is an English and Spanish speaking tour guide on board pointing to famous homes and landmarks which cannot be seen from land. The boat is a two-tiered yacht with air conditioning on the first level, large open windows, and a top deck with shaded and open areas. Upgrade to include a meal at Hard Rock café located at Biscayne Bay. You can enjoy your meal at Hard Rock before the cruise or right after the cruise. Hardrock opens Sunday to Thursday with the last sitting at 8:00 PM and Friday and Saturday at 9:00 PM. 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: 45-Minute Extreme Jetboat Ride

8. Miami: 45-Minute Extreme Jetboat Ride

Hop aboard Miami's new, unique, 85-passenger, extreme jetboat ride — the first boat of its kind in the United States' Southeast. During the 45-minute ride, you'll see Miami at a maximum speed. Zip by celebrity mansions on Star Island, Port Miami, Virginia Key, and Rickenbacker Bridge. Take advantage of some photo opportunities of the beautiful Miami skyline while spinning around Biscayne Bay. A great tour for the whole family or a group of friends, get ready to see Miami's wild side.

Miami Beach: Private Yacht Cruise with Champagne

9. Miami Beach: Private Yacht Cruise with Champagne

Discover the sights of Miami Bay on a private cruise for you and your group. Sip on bubbly champagne and snap selfies with Miami's skyline in the background. Choose between a Boston Whaler yacht for up to 9 people or a Sundancer yacht for up to 10 people. Bring your own drinks and keep them cool with the provided cooler and ice. Play your own tunes on the Bluetooth connected speakers. Drink champagne while you admire the beautiful city of Miami or make a toast. Admire Brickell and the Financial District from the water. Marvel at colossal cruise ships as you pass by Miami's port. Sail by the vibrant Bayside Marketplace and the Ferris Wheel before returning to your starting point. Celebrate a special occasion, create a memorable proposal, or make a regular day extraordinary. 

Miami: Miami International Airport & PortMiami Transfer

10. Miami: Miami International Airport & PortMiami Transfer

Pick up at Miami International Airport at Scheduled Time Service is rescheduled if the flight is delayed When the flight arrives, the driver will contact the passengers to arrange a meeting point. Transfer to your Hotel in Miami Beach, Downtown, Doral/ Airport Area/ Port of Miami. Estimated driving time 30 to 45 minutes Pick up will be made always on time Driver will be at the Airport waiting for the passengers Driver will assist passengers to load luggage Drop off at selected Hotel/ Port in Miami Driver will assist passengers to unload luggage Air Conditioned Transportation Professional Driver Service

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What people are saying about Downtown Miami

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 7,143 reviews

An incredible tour in the bay of Miami, view of Miami Skyline, the islands, and Miami River... We even saw dolphins in the bay !!! The boat was very spacious and modern and the Capitaine Charlie was very nice with a lot of explanations! A great experience that I recommend to all those who want to mark their stay! Thanks again to our captain Charlie!

Our activity leader was energetic and added comedic overtones when providing details on our sightseeing.The music was in sync with what we were observing. While I am not bilingual, I appreciated that she was able to translate in both English and Spanish. Overall, excellent experience!

Es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Dank unserem Piloten John für seine vielen Informationen. Unbedingt buchen, es lohnt sich.

I really enjoyed this activity. The views, music and tour were very nice and the drinks were good.

Michael was the best! Considering doing this again before my trip is over best $ I’ve spent here