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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: 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. 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

3. 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: 1.5-Hour Evening Cruise on Biscayne Bay

4. 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: 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. Choose between a free beer, water or soda, or upgrade to a specialty happy hour drink for just $10. 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: Pirate Adventure Sightseeing Cruise

6. Miami: Pirate Adventure Sightseeing Cruise

Embrace your inner adventure-seeker and board this fun themed cruise to begin an exciting journey. Become a true pirate as you float past the modern Biscayne Bay and uncover the wonderful sights that can be found off the coast of Miami. Set sail on an 80-minute tour suitable for people of all ages and cruise the Venetian Islands, Star Island, Port of Miami, and South Beach. Take in the Downtown Miami skyline from El Loro Pirate Boat, experiencing the city in a unique way. Enjoy your bilingual tour guide's narration and don’t miss out on any details. And, like a real pirate, stay on the lookout for sea creatures, such as dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, and manatees. If you're bringing children on board, they'll absolutely love the complimentary pirate hats and the mustaches drawn on their faces.

Miami: 30-minute Private Helicopter Tour

7. 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: Private Sunset Sightseeing Airplane Tour

8. 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: Private Scenic Airplane Tour

9. Miami: Private Scenic Airplane Tour

After your departure from Miami Executive Airport, fly over South Miami, cross Biscayne Bay, and view Key Biscayne beaches and lighthouse. Then fly over Fisher Island and cross to South Pointe Park. Soar over South Beach and Miami Beach all the way up to Bal Harbor and Sunny Islands. On the way back fly over the spectacular Intracoastal Waterway and see famous places such as the Indian Creek, Venetian Islands, Palm, Hibiscus and Star Islands, and the Port of Miami. Marvel at the skyscrapers of Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, and cross South Miami until you land back at Miami Executive Airport.

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 1,095 reviews

Booking was simple, the cruise boat was large with plenty of room for everyone, clean bathroom and great cocktails! Our tour guide was very informative and the skyline at night was Amazing!!

Great ride and very informative as we sailed along. It was amazing to see and learn about all the homes owned by famous individuals.

Super thrilling and fun!! If i could do it everyday i would

Wonderful experience! A must do while in Miami! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Friendly guides, easy to work with and very helpful