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Star Island: 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: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

3. 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: Private City Cruise of Miami Beach with French Guide

4. Miami: Private City Cruise of Miami Beach with French Guide

Take an all-French cruise tour of Miami and choose from a private 2-hour or 4-hour option. Get unparalleled views of the coastline as you pass by downtown Miami and Millionaire’s Row with a swim stop on the way. Go further to Coconut Grove and Biscayne Bay with the 4-hour cruise. Start your cruise with a tour of celebrity homes on Millionaire’s Row, a historic beachfront neighborhood known for its famous residents. Cruise past Star Island, Palm Island, and Hibiscus Island. Then, sail along downtown Miami, past the Perez Museum and the Miami Arena. Enter the Brickell River to admire the city's skyscrapers. With a bit of luck, you can spot dolphins and manatees. After a short swim stop, return to the starting point while admiring the Miami skyline. If you opt for the 4-hour tour, be driven to Coconut Grove after 2 hours of sailing. Take a photo of the Vizcaya House which is now a very well-known museum in Florida. Next, head to Biscayne Bay with a swimming stop, see the Virginia Keys Manatee Reserve, and more.

Miami: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

5. 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: Biscayne Bay Happy Hour Cruise

6. Miami: Biscayne Bay Happy Hour Cruise

Set off on a cruise from Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown Miami. Sail past Millionaire's Row on Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, Fisher Island, and the famous Venetian Islands while sipping on happy hour drinks from the onboard cash bar. After boarding, sail across Biscayne Bay to see Miami from the water. Head to the cash bar to buy yourself a drink to enjoy during your cruise. Take in spectacular views of the third-largest ever-changing skyline in the USA from the two-tiered yacht. See Millionaire's Row and Palm Island. Listen to your English- and Spanish-speaking tour guide as they point to famous homes and landmarks that cannot be seen from land. Relax with a drink on the airconditioned deck with large open windows or on the shaded open top deck. Take in Sunset Island, Fisher Island, and the Venetian Islands. Upgrade to include a meal at Hard Rock Café located at Biscayne Bay. You can enjoy your meal at Hard Rock before or right after the cruise. The last sitting is at 8:00 PM Sunday to Thursday and at 9:00 PM Friday and Saturday. 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: Party Nightclub Cruise with Live DJ & Open Bar

7. Miami: Party Nightclub Cruise with Live DJ & 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: 1-Hour Jet Ski City Tour

8. Miami: 1-Hour Jet Ski City Tour

Discover Miami and enjoy a special experience on this exciting Jet Ski tour. On this tour you'll get to admire the imposing skyline of downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and Brickell Key, but also Fisher Island and the villas of the rich and famous on Star Island. Discover the magnificent mansions of celebrities like Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Tony Montana, Shaquille O’Neal, and Gloria Estefan. Make a short stop on the public Monument Island and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The largest marina in South Florida (with more than 400 boats and ships) can also be found here in Miami. Speed through the Government Cut out onto the Atlantic Ocean and see South Beach, Nikki Beach, and Ocean Drive from the water. With a bit of luck you might even spot one or two dolphins in Biscayne Bay!

Miami: Celebrity Houses and Star Island Boat Tour

9. Miami: Celebrity Houses and Star Island Boat Tour

Take part in an unforgettable experience and see different celebrities' mansions as well as iconic buildings from your favorite movies. Set off on a boat tour around Miami's 3 most luxurious islands, Star, Palm, and Hibiscus. Relax and take in the views from a comfortable vessel. On this boat tour, go where only boats can go. Come and discover the most iconic islands that surround the city of Miami and take in panoramic views of the city. During the trip, keep your eye out for endangered species such as the manatee as well as dolphins in their natural habitat. Your captain will be happy to answer any questions and give you as much information as possible about the houses around you. On board, a cooler filled with water as well as various drinks will be available for you at no additional cost. Feel free to bring your own drinks as well, and make it a party.

Miami: 30 Minute Luxury Helicopter Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Star Island

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,322 reviews

Had an amazing time. The hosts were awesome and the views were gorgeous. Buying the ticket was a breeze, although finding the meeting point was a bit difficult, the other vendors helped us locate it. 10/10 recommend!

The tour was amazing and filled with ooohs and ahhhhs. The tour guide kept me engaged and every seat was a good seat. Well worth the money!

I’m very happy for this experience! Wonderful sightseeing with friendly staffs. Highly recommend!

Highly recommend this trip some fab views over Miami beach.

Such a fun trip and great value for money - thank you