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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.

Miami: South Beach Jet Ski Rental and Pontoon Ride

2. Miami: South Beach Jet Ski Rental and Pontoon Ride

Experience the thrill of surf and speed as you jet ski off the coast of South Beach. Look out for the residences of the rich and famous as you go. Hop on board a pontoon boat and enjoy a 20-minute ride to your jet ski. Take in the beautiful nature and skyline of South Beach and Miami Beach on the way. Upon arrival, hop on a Jet Ski and hit the waves. See the Venetian Island, home to many celebrities. Take in the fresh air and gaze at the downtown skyline as you glide across the water. Keep your eyes out for dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, manatees, and other ocean wildlife. At the end of your Jet Ski adventure, enjoy one final pontoon ride back to the departure point.

Miami: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

3. 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: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

4. 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

5. 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: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Everglades & Cruise Option

6. Miami: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Everglades & Cruise Option

Hop on and off during this Miami sightseeing bus tour and enjoy panoramic views of the Art Deco District and South Beach. Discover iconic locations 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 are available for purchase onboard.  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. The City Loop (Red) 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 check out Little Havana to experience a taste of Cuba. Buses run throughout the day at 30-minute intervals. Personal pre-recorded commentary is also available on all buses in your choice of 6 languages.

Miami: Party Cruise on Biscayne Bay with a DJ and Open Bar

7. Miami: Party Cruise on Biscayne Bay with a DJ and 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: 30 Minute Luxury Helicopter Tour

8. Miami: 30 Minute Luxury Helicopter Tour

Takeoff into the sunny skies over the Miami Executive Airport as you head East towards the Shoreline. Notice the incredible homes built in the Coral Gables neighborhood as you make your way to Downtown Miami. Here you will get a panoramic view of the beautiful downtown skyline and Brickell Key. Next, fly over the Miami Cruise Port to see incredible cruise ships. Continue over Star Island to see celebrity homes of Sean Combs, Gloria Estefan, and Shaquille O'Neal. Then fly over the popular South Beach Miami. See the rich Art Deco Architecture and Cuban influence as you pass Ocean Drive. Next, fly toward Key Biscayne where you will get a great view of the Cape Florida Lighthouse before heading back towards the airport. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife in the water along the way. Buckle in an air-conditioned, luxury helicopter for this once-in-a-lifetime tour.

Miami: 30-minute Private Helicopter Tour

9. 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.

Miami: South Beach Golf Cart Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about South Beach

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4.3 / 5

based on 4,702 reviews

This was a really fun activity. You get a lot of bang for your buck. The instructor was awesome. Our server was so nice. The vibes were great! Definitely would do it again!

First time jet ski rider They help you with paperwork on the spot so you can ride as soon as you arrivr at location. Plenty of room to free ride as you please

Great experience! Our guide Kat was very knowledgeable and made a real effort to interact with the guests! A fun afternoon!

Mega fun tour, great music and good guidance, you should have experienced it even if it is only for a short time.

Really good trip when we found the place, the address is wrong in the app.