Miami River

Miami River: 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: City Night Lights Paddleboard or Kayak Adventure Trip

3. Miami: City Night Lights Paddleboard or Kayak Adventure Trip

See the lights and sights of Miami at night on this guided trip along the Miami River. Choose between a stand-up paddleboard or kayak and enjoy a pre-tour meet and greet with your guide. Round off your adventure with drinks. Start your trip by meeting your guide and fellow group members at Lummus Park, right in the middle of Downtown Miami, for a brief meet and greet. Your guide will also give you brief instructions, if needed, on how to paddle and be safe during the activity. Afterward, head towards the Miami River, where you’ll choose between a stand-up paddle or a kayak to ride through the middle of Downtown Miami. From the water, take on a different perspective of Miami while you enjoy an escape from the crowds and massive tours. Unwind as you paddle around and take some memorable nighttime photos. At the end of the tour, your guide will provide a few beers, hard seltzers, waters, or other cold drinks to cheer to a beautiful night and new friendships.

Miami Beach: Miami Skyline and Biscayne Bay Cruise

4. Miami Beach: Miami Skyline and Biscayne Bay Cruise

Experience the magic of Miami with your own eyes with a cruise of Biscayne Bay from Miami Beach. Enjoy panoramic views of sights such as Star Island, Bayside Marketplace, Bayfront Park, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and South Point Park. The vessel is equipped with a climate-controlled lower deck, a shaded open-air top deck with plenty of seating, a sun deck on the bow, complimentary onboard Wi-Fi, phone charging stations, restrooms, and a full-service cash bar serving snacks, beverages, beer, wine, and cocktails. Set sail and take in views of Biscayne Bay, the Miami Beach skyline, Flagler Memorial Island, Star Island, Bayside Marketplace, the Miami Wheel, Bayfront Park, the Miami River, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and South Point Park. Enjoy an onboard commentary from your guide who will point out filming locations from well-known movies and television shows as well as informing you about the history of the area and local celebrity scoop.

Miami: Little Havana and Wynwood Bus Tour with Guided Walks

5. Miami: Little Havana and Wynwood Bus Tour with Guided Walks

Explore two of the most distinctive neighborhoods in Miami, Little Havana and Wynwood Art District, on a bus tour with stops at both locations for guided walks. Find out how these neighborhoods contribute to the character and history of the city with a local guide. Take the tour bus from Bayside Marketplace and let your bilingual guide show you the route's highlights such as Miami River, Brickell, and the Financial District. Make your way to Little Havana, the cultural center of Miami’s Cuban community. In Little Havana, follow your guide for 30 minutes to see Cuban coffee roasting stores, cigar makers, pastry shops, and Latin-inspired restaurants. Stop at Domino Park where locals of the community come together every day to play dominos. At the end of the walking tour, get 15 minutes of free time to explore this cigar-making, domino-playing, salsa-dancing district of Miami, before hopping back on the bus. Drive past the designer stores of the Miami Design District while heading to the city's hub of contemporary and street art. Arrive at Wynwood Art District, famous for its constantly evolving street art. Once again, be led by your guide on a walking tour. See urban murals, edgy art galleries, engaging graffiti, and trendy coffee shops. At the end of your walking tour, you can either spend 15 minutes in the neighborhood before returning to Bayside Marketplace by bus with great views of the Miami skyline, or stay back to visit the outdoor museum of Wynwood Walls and head back on your own.

Miami: Skyline Cruise with Open Bar

6. Miami: Skyline Cruise with Open Bar

Sit back and relax with drinks from the open bar on a Miami sightseeing cruise departing Biscayne Bay. You'll cruise past the main highlights of Miami including Bayfront Park, Bayside Marketplace, Fisher Island and Miami Beach. Boarding at Biscayne Bay, you'll cruise along Miami's spectacular waterfront seeing millionaire's homes and luxury yachts. Cruise past the Miami River, the Pillar of History, Bayfront Park, Bayside Marketplace, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island and more. During your Miami cruise you have an open bar which includes unlimited beer, wine and cocktails to sip as you take in the sights of the city.

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What people are saying about Miami River

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,056 reviews

Incredible views of the city lights at night! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. My only complaint is that they encourage you to download the app so that you don't need to print tickets, but then don't tell you that you still need to go to the ticket window so THEY can print your tickets!

Excellent day which we both really enjoyed! Ticket booth was hard to find to exchange the voucher for paper copy however a quick phone call and all was well! Great customer service from get your guide team to ensure we didn’t miss out! Thank to all!

The weather was great, the views were great, and the drinks were great too

It's amazing - must tour. Mainly at sunset and dusk with the Bay.

It was so fun. The staff was kind and professional!