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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: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

2. 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: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

3. 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: Jet Ski Rental on Biscayne Bay with Pontoon Ride

4. Miami: Jet Ski Rental on Biscayne Bay with Pontoon Ride

Travel aboard a stable pontoon departing from Miami Beach to discover the trendy area from a new perspective. Look out for luxurious homes and diverse marine life as you reach Biscayne Bay. Ride a high-speed jet ski across the quiet Biscayne Bay lagoon and take in amazing city views. Board a pontoon at Miami Beach for a scenic 20-minute ride to your starting point. See the impressive homes of the rich and famous along the way. Once on the lagoon, climb aboard your modern jet ski for a thrilling adventure on the water. Receive a brief riding tutorial before taking off across the tranquil Biscayne Bay. See the striking Miami skyline stretching out in the distance, admire the surrounding skyscrapers, and stay on the lookout for species such as manatees and dolphins.

Miami Beach: 1-Hour Segway Glide

5. Miami Beach: 1-Hour Segway Glide

Join a group and guide for a quick ride around South Beach. This one-hour Segway glide is perfect for riders looking to experience the beautiful Miami Beach, but to skip lengthy, touristy excursions. Your knowledgable guide is always there to answer any questions you may have and to shed light on topics you find interesting. On the ride, take in magical views of the island that most guests to Miami never see. Visit the museum and park district and cruise down quiet roads with a modern, Art Deco flair. This tour affords you a unique experience, while allowing you time for other activities.

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: Hip Hop Party Bus, Open Bar and Nightclub Tour

7. Miami: Hip Hop Party Bus, Open Bar and Nightclub Tour

Enjoy unlimited drinks at an open bar, listen to music on a party bus, and dance the night away at a premier hip hop club in Miami. Get VIP entrance to the club and waltz past the long entry lines with your party host. Check-in at the South Beach starting point. Meet your host and kick off the night with free drinks at an open bar. Next, board your party bus and listen to hip hop and reggaeton hits. At midnight, hop off the bus, skip the long lines with expedited entry, and party all night long at one of the city's hottest nightclubs. Each night has a different itinerary with access to top nightclubs such as Story, Exchange, Taboo, and Mynt. Let your hair down and dance till the sun comes up.

Miami: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

8. 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: South Beach Private Airplane Flight

9. Miami: South Beach Private Airplane Flight

Rent a private airplane and discover the finest views of Miami's famous beaches and skyline from the air. Enjoy the aerial views and take fantastic photos as you fly over the South Beach area of the city. After takeoff from Miami Executive Airport., admire the beautiful sight of South Beach below you, one of the most iconic locations in the United States. Get your camera ready to take a photo of the stunning skyline of Miami. See a variety of landmarks from a birds-eye perspective including the Miami Seaport, the Miami Seaquarium, and Start Island. Receive some drinks as you enjoy the views below, before returning to the ground.

Miami: South Beach and Downtown Private Plane Tour

10. Miami: South Beach and Downtown Private 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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4.3 / 5

based on 6,767 reviews

Such a well-run operation. Everything was perfect from the open bus tour to the boat excursion. Would highly recommend booking through GYG too as it was considerably cheaper than buying tickets direct.

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.

2 hours of the surfing lesson and I was able to kinda stand on the board (never did it before). A lot of fun! Instructor was very helpful and friendly!!!

Wonderful experience and staff really up to par! I absolutely recommend it to everyone if you are in Miami

very friendly, plenty of infos / fun facts, exceptional experience!