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

1. 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: 45-Minute Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

2. Miami: 45-Minute 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.

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Wynwood Art District 1-Hour Street Art Tour by Golf Buggy

3. Wynwood Art District 1-Hour Street Art Tour by Golf Buggy

Climb aboard a golf buggy and get close to murals in out-of-the way corners of the Wynwood Art District. See more than you would on a walking tour and keep cool from the breeze on your face! Benefit from the services of a driver/guide so that you can concentrate on taking photos. Pause at notable landmarks and avail of the chance to ask for specific stops for closer looks at the urban art. Discover stunning works by masters of the genre, such as Shepard Fairey, Retna, DFace and Interesni Kaski. Explore the underground graffiti world of local artists and get tips on secret restaurants, craft beers and which galleries are the best to visit.

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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.

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Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Snorkeling

5. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Snorkeling

Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace. You can enjoy water activities, go on a hop-on trolly, stroll the artistic streets, or sit at outdoor cafes. Key West is the home of Ernest Hemingway, and you can visit his former residence. Nearby the cruise port, you can visit Mallory square for shopping. You may also choose to add one of the most popular adventure activities such as hop on hop off tour or the Conch Tour Train, Key West Aquarium, Key West Shipwreck Museum, Sails to Rails Museum, or the Truman Little White House. Make your way back from Key West to Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

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Miami Skyline: Happy Hour Sightseeing Sunset Cruise

6. Miami Skyline: Happy Hour Sightseeing Sunset Cruise

Miami Happy Hour sunset cruise departing from Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown Miami. The cruise will pass Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, Fischer Island, and the famous Venetian Islands. There is a cash bar and music with specialty happy hour drinks as we cruise and see Miami, which has the third-largest ever-changing skyline in the USA. There will be an English and Spanish speaking tour guide on board pointing to famous homes and landmarks are cannot be seen on land. Our fleet consists of a two-tiered yacht with air conditioning on the first level, large open windows, and a shaded top deck. Upgrade to include a meal at Hard Rock café located at Biscayne Bay. You can enjoy your meal at Hard Rock before the Happy Hour cruise or right after the cruise. Hardrock opens Sunday to Thursday with the last sitting at 8 PM and Friday & Saturday at 9:00 PM.

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Miami: Open Top Bus Tour & Optional Cruise & Everglades Show

7. Miami: Open Top Bus Tour & Optional Cruise & Everglades Show

Hop-on and off during this Miami sightseeing bus tour and enjoy panoramic views of the Art Deco District and South Beach. Explore icons like Wynwood and Lincoln Road and visit the best of Miami’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like.  Upgrade your experience with a 90-minute Biscayne Bay Cruise and enjoy the view of the city skyline. Cruise past Fisher Island, Miami Beach and the port of Miami cruise ships and cargo districts. Spot the homes of Miami's rich and famous from the open air upper deck or enclosed lower deck of your boat. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks available for purchase on-board.  Choose the deluxe option to also discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator! Then take an airboat ride along the “River of Grass.” This Miami sightseeing tour is specifically designed to show you the best Miami has to offer from the comfort of an open-top bus. The Beach Loop and City Loop tour routes will take you to every must-see district and neighborhood in the city. Beach Loop (Blue): Discover the fantastic views of the Miami Skyline from the MacArthur Causeway as you are transported over Biscayne Bay to South Beach. The upper-deck provides an excellent platform as you pass the classic Art Deco buildings of South Beach. You will be able to hop-off to enjoy your favorite past time, whether it be shopping along the pedestrian-only street of Lincoln Road, catching some sun on one of the most famous beaches in the world, or perhaps enjoying a refreshing drink from one of the many local establishments along Ocean Drive. Operates: 08:40 AM - 05:40 PM. Frequency: every 30 minutes.  City Loop (Red) The City Loop will take you through diverse and unique areas of Upper Miami. Travel through Midtown with its newly developed shopping, dining and living areas before making your way through the streets of Wynwood, famous for its street graffiti art and building murals. Then go to Little Havana to experience a taste of Cuba. Buses run throughout the day at 30-minute intervals. Operates: 09:15 AM – 05:15 PM. Frequency: every 30 minutes  Live Guides Entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary. Hear fascinating facts and stories about Miami's tropical history, landmarks, multi-cultural dynamic, distinctive Art Deco architecture and more. Personal pre-recorded commentary is also available on all buses in your choice of 6 languages (English/Spanish/French/German/Italian/Portuguese).

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Miami: Big Bus Combo — Everglades, City Tour, and Bay Cruise

8. Miami: Big Bus Combo — Everglades, City Tour, and Bay Cruise

Enjoy this 3-part Miami tour to make sure you catch all the must-sees of this vibrant city. From an airboat ride in the Everglades to a city tour of Miami, and a boat cruise of “Millionaire’s Row”, you’ll cover many bases on this combo tour.  First, you’ll discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Then, take an airboat ride along the “River of Grass”. Next, you’ll discover the city of Miami. This tour hits all the major spots such as Wynwood, Miami Beach, and the Art Deco District. See movie stars’ and millionaires’ mansions, and hear stories of love, passion, betrayal, and even murder. Finally, take a cruise of Biscayne Bay. This sightseeing tour takes in the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and Biscayne Bay, passing by the must-see “Millionaire’s Row”, a luxurious stretch of real estate – home to wealthy elite movie stars, politicians, famous sports figures, and business leaders. You will be provided with a schedule of departures for each experience when you arrive. The tours can be taken on different days based upon the schedule provided, and you have 3 days to experience all the activities.

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South Beach: Sip, Savor and Salsa, Lessons & Mojitos

9. South Beach: Sip, Savor and Salsa, Lessons & Mojitos

It’s time to go wild and infuse your soul with Latin music and dancing. Get ready to laugh and have some fun because this Nightlife Experience takes place at the most exciting and eclectic venue on South Beach on iconic Ocean Drive and the only spot with live singers, musicians and performers and a dance floor that is on fire until 5:00 AM. You will be talking about this night for years to come. Are you ready to dine, drink, dance and discover the Latin side of South Beach? Your adventure will begin upstairs in the fabulous Mojito Room complete with vibrant lighting, bronze palm trees, comfy sofas & a tropical bar. Arrive at 7:30 PM to be seated at a table and order food and drinks before the lessons begin. You will mix and mingle while learning to dance Salsa & Bachata. Once you have mastered your new moves, the group will hit the dance floor right in front of the live band and enjoy spectacular cabaret performances including Salsa, Samba, Bachata & Conga. If you are looking for a fantastic and entertaining night out; this is for you! Salsa nights are hosted by a South Beach local and expert dancer with years of experience showing Miamians and world travelers a great time. You will learn something new, meet great people, and be able to dance all night to live music in a quintessential Miami Beach nightclub. This is a fast moving and social immersion into Miami nightlife and Latin dancing; a must-have skill in Miami culture. Itinerary: 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Arrival and table seating 8:15 - 9:00 PM: Bachata Lesson 9:00 - 9:20 PM: Mojitos and Appetizer break 9:20 - 10:00 PM: Salsa Lesson

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From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Snorkeling and Transfer

10. From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Dolphin Watching, Snorkeling and Transfer

Come along on this interesting and varied excursion to discover the southernmost point of Florida. After the pickup at your hotel, travel to the city where Ernest Hemingway once lived. Journey to the water and board a boat to set off on your adventure. Sit back and relax as you travel across the glistening waters and listen to the sounds of the sea. Keep your eyes peeled for the playful dolphins that live in these waters. See them up close in their natural habitat. Then put on your diving equipment and go snorkeling in the coral reef, where you'll see Florida's underwater world right in front of your eyes.

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What people are saying about Miami

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Excellente présentation de Miami par notre guide ! L’activité alligators a surpassé nos attentes: photos, rencontres avec les animaux, accueil… tout y était ! Merci encore à notre super guide pour les explications en français (pratique pour les enfants ;) )

Really insightful tour guide with a lot of information. This was such a cool way to see a major neighborhood in Miami. Our tour guide did a great job of engaging kids on the tour and making sure everyone was included. Definitely do it.

A fabulous tour which we really enjoyed. Gina was so professional and knowledgeable. We learnt a lot about the culture and enjoyed the food throughout the day. This tour is not one to miss.

Good experience. It is a good way to watch the beautiful Miami coast. Recommend.

Perfect fun - cool to see Miami Beach zipping around on magic wheels