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Biscayne Bay: 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

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.

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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.

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Miami: Half-Day Open-Top Bus and 90-Minute Boat Tour

3. Miami: Half-Day Open-Top Bus and 90-Minute Boat Tour

Soak up the beach life, tropical beauty, and sights and sounds of Miami. Visit some of its various historically and culturally rich neighborhoods, then set out on a boat trip to see the beautiful Bay, as well as the houses of the rich and famous. Begin the tour on Lincoln Road on South Beach, the famous pedestrian street lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Board the open-top bus, venture down Ocean Drive, and see the famous Espanola Way. Cruise throughout Miami Beach before crossing over Biscayne Bay and into Miami. Discover downtown Miami and the Brickell district, famous for its high-rise condos, and world-class restaurants, clubs, and shopping. Discover the contrasting artistic Wynwood neighborhood, which draws artists from around the globe to paint its famous walls, and the Cuban heritage of lively Little Havana. Leave the bus at Bayside Marketplace, and board your 90-minute boat tour with bilingual commentary. Relax on the open-air deck or chill out in the air-conditioned interior. Take in the beauty of the Bay, and sights of the lavish homes of the rich and famous.

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Miami: Parasailing Experience in Biscayne Bay

4. Miami: Parasailing Experience in Biscayne Bay

Arrive at your departure location where you will be introduced to the captain and mate. Departing from the dock on the parasail boat, the mate will go over the safety instructions and get everyone geared up. After a 5 to 10 minute boat ride into the bay, the captain will open up the parachute and call the first flyers up. Take off from the boat and enjoy a scenic ride over Miami. Right before landing back on the boat, enjoy a little dip in the water to cool down from the hot Miami sun. The other flyers will get a chance to enjoy the same experience before you ride back to the departure point. 

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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.

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Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

6. Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

Is it a boat? Is it a bus? The amphibious vehicle that will take you on the world-famous Duck Tour is both! You’ll see the heart of South Beach and experience the best and most beautiful of Miami’s landmarks. Then you’ll make a dramatic splashdown in Biscayne Bay for a unique look at the mansions and shoreline of this sparkling city. The Duck Tour is the perfect way to see the sights of Miami. All the tour guides are expertly trained, and have a background in comedy to make sure you get all the facts about the city along with as many corny jokes as you can handle. Your 90-minute fully-narrated show and tour takes you through the Art Deco district of South Beach, to Fisher Island, Millionaire's Row, and by the homes of the rich and famous who call Miami home.

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Miami: 1.5-Hour Evening Cruise on Biscayne Bay

7. 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.

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Miami: 60-Minute Jet Ski Rental in Biscayne Bay

8. Miami: 60-Minute Jet Ski Rental in Biscayne Bay

Experience Miami's ever-changing skyline from a unique perspective on this 60-minute jet ski adventure. Speed around Biscayne Bay on a new Yamaha VX Deluxe jet ski. Upon arrival at the beach, meet your guide for a safety demonstration. They will provide you with all the necessary instructions for a comfortable trip before you set off. Then, admire the impressive buildings of the Miami skyline as you speed past iconic sights such as Millionaire's Row and the Venetian Islands.

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Miami Best Jet Ski Ride

9. Miami Best Jet Ski Ride

After arriving to your location, you will go over how to safely operate a jet ski. You will have an instructor on a separate jet ski following you at all times for assistance. Your new jet ski will be very fast, you will be sure to have a blast. You will be given a large ride zone were you will be able to free ride and practice your driving skills. Being operated in a bay, it will be nice and calm unlike the ocean. Your jet ski can fit up to two riders. This jet ski excursion is guaranteed to leave unforgettable memories with you and your friends.

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Miami: 45-Minute Extreme Jetboat Ride

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Biscayne Bay

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 6,565 reviews

Forgot their names but they were hilarious and fun people! The captain has a mask and scissor for fun pictures of him cutting the rope as a joke. Very good experience of floating in the air above sea and staring out into the ocean!

C’était une expérience incroyable. Le staff est aux petits soins, je recommande grandement!

Roberto the pilot was very professional and we had a great time. Highly recommend.

It was very nice and well organized. Guide was fun and entertaining

Well done. Very comfortable boat and informative narration.