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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: 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. 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: The Original Millionaire’s Row Cruise

4. 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.

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: Big Bus Night Tour

6. Miami: Big Bus Night Tour

Experience a completely new perspective as the Magic City comes alive with a vibrant nightlife and unique culture that makes Miami a world-renowned attraction and destination hotspot. This 90-minute panoramic night tour introduces you to Miami's best sights after dark. Cruise through Downtown Miami and Brickell watching day turn into night. You will enjoy the best views that Miami has to offer by traveling through this sector of the city adorned with its tall and illuminated buildings. Cross the Key Biscayne bridge where you will appreciate the best and incredible view of Miami’s distinctive skyline. Along the tour, an enthusiastic guide will provide an entertaining commentary, pointing out the city's highlights and providing insight into Miami's history and culture. Take this opportunity to learn your way around and identify the places you want to visit during the rest of your stay. The night tour departs every day from Bayside Marketplace and will take you through Downtown, Miami, and Brickell allowing you to experience the unique atmosphere at night.

Miami: Boat Cruise and Hop on-Hop Off Bus Tour with Drink

7. Miami: Boat Cruise and Hop on-Hop Off Bus Tour with Drink

Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami. Sit back and relax in luxury on a bi-level boat with a drink with open windows and a shaded deck. From downtown, you will set sail towards Star Island, where many celebrities live in their impressive mansions. Catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s house as you cruise along Biscayne Bay, then on to Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, and Fischer Island. See the famous Venetian Islands and discover more mansions of the rich and famous along the way. After your 90 minute cruise in Biscayne Bay, jump on to a Double Decker Bus and Hop on-Hop off all day. See all the best sites in Miami from Little Havana to South Beach on Ocean Dr and Lincoln Road, Wynwood Walls, the Art Deco District, Brickell, and much more. The Double Decker bus departs every hour from Bayside Marketplace starting at 10 a.m., with the last departure at 4 p.m.

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: 1920’s Yacht Miami Skyline & Biscayne Bay Cruise

9. Miami: 1920’s Yacht Miami Skyline & Biscayne Bay Cruise

Step aboard the only vintage yacht offering sightseeing cruises from South Beach. Let your captain guide you around the many islands of Biscayne Bay, where the rich and famous have their homes. See places the bigger cruises don't have access to and enjoy complimentary snacks. Depart from South Beach Marina, where you'll have the chance to see multi-million dollar yachts from up close. Take a laidback boat ride with bottled water, ice, a cheese platter, light tour narration, and chill music. Bring your own bottle of wine or champagne to sip on as you admire the views. Take a seat in the polished wood interior or on the outside leisure deck for the most incredible panoramic views of the shore. View the southernmost tip of South Beach, Fisher Island, the Miami Skyline, Downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and the port of Miami from the safety of your boat. Learn how Star Island, San Marco Island, Belle Isle, Grove Isle, Di Lido Island, and Brickell Key were all manmade as development projects, but are now home to some of the world’s most wealthy and famous. Finally, see the iconic Flagler Monument built on an otherwise unpopulated island.

Miami: Private Helicopter Tour in a Robinson R44

10. Miami: Private Helicopter Tour in a Robinson R44

Capture stunning pictures of Miami on this private tour in a Robinson R44 helicopter. Glide over sparkling beaches, luxurious cruise ships, and the skyscrapers in Miami's downtown skyline. Communicate easily during your flight with noise canceling helicopter headsets.  Meet your pilot at the Miami Executive Airport and feel the thrill of taking off in this well-maintained lightweight craft. Head towards the shoreline and pass over Tahiti Beach, Coconut Grove, and the Viscaya Museum with its European Gardens. Cruise over the towers in Miami's downtown and the upscale Brickell Key community. Admire the cruise ships in Miami port and get a bird's eye view of Fisher Island, Key Biscayne, the sandy South Beach, Surfside, and Bal Harbor. Fly all the way up to the Sunny Isles and over to the Williams Islands. Marvel at Indian Creek and all the luxurious mansions along the Intracoastal Waterway. Take a peak at celebrity mansions located on the Star, Palm, and Venetian Islands. Look for dolphins and manatees as you pass over the clear waters of Biscayne Bay. View some of South Miami's mansions in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove's historical neighborhood, and Pinecrest. Land at the Miami Executive Airport at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Brickell

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4.3 / 5

based on 2,561 reviews

Our activity leader was energetic and added comedic overtones when providing details on our sightseeing.The music was in sync with what we were observing. While I am not bilingual, I appreciated that she was able to translate in both English and Spanish. Overall, excellent experience!

Great cruise with good toir guide information.... fun but professional too. Great thing to do on my 60th birthday!!

Carlos and his crew made sure we had a great time. Everything was just as it says. They were very accommodating.

I really enjoyed this activity. The views, music and tour were very nice and the drinks were good.

Michael was the best! Considering doing this again before my trip is over best $ I’ve spent here