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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

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: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

4. 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 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: 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: Private Sunset Sightseeing Airplane Tour

7. 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: Adrenaline Junkie Jet Boat Ride

8. Miami: Adrenaline Junkie Jet Boat Ride

Embark on a thrilling jet boat tour that is perfect for all daredevils and adventurers. Depart from Sea Isle Marina, and head towards the San Marco Islands on an adrenaline-filled ride. This part of the tour will be packed full of 360° twists, 180° spins, drifting, and high-speed cruising. From there, continue on to Memorial Island, Star Island, and Hibiscus Island. Get another shot of adrenaline and see the houses of the rich and famous from another perspective. The trip ends with a high-speed cruise back to Sea Isle Marina. Let the captain know if you feel that you need more adrenaline, as he'll be happy to give you an extra set of twists just before arriving. Wear your survivor t-shirt with pride. The operates using 2 different boats: the Adrenaline Junkie Ride and Adrenaline Junkie Ride XL. Both have the same route but the twists, drifts, and spins feel different.

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 Private Helicopter Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Star Island

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,017 reviews

An incredible tour in the bay of Miami, view of Miami Skyline, the islands, and Miami River... We even saw dolphins in the bay !!! The boat was very spacious and modern and the Capitaine Charlie was very nice with a lot of explanations! A great experience that I recommend to all those who want to mark their stay! Thanks again to our captain Charlie!

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!!

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