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Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

1. Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

Set off on a guided trip from Miami to discover Florida’s wildlife. Enter Everglades Holiday Park to enjoy a 45-minute airboat ride and an educational wildlife show. Benefit from skip-the-ticket-line entry and receive a free photo of your group. Head to the airboat to begin your guided cruise through the Everglades. Keep watch for native wildlife as your experienced guide will point out alligators, soft-shelled turtles, and birds in their natural habitat.  Next, see a wildlife show and get up close with alligators. Learn how these reptiles — who were once nearly hunted to extinction — made a dramatic recovery in numbers. Even take a photo with a baby alligator at the end of the show.  Board the bus to return to Miami.

Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

2. Miami: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

Discover Miami Beach on an amphibious vehicle. Tour South Beach and admire highlights, including the Art Deco district and Millionaires Row with a live guide before splashing into Biscayne Bay for views of the skyline. Explore the heart of South Beach and see Miami’s most iconic landmarks. Learn about the city with entertaining commentary from your guide. Pass through the Art Deco district of South Beach and admire the brightly colored buildings and unique architecture. Then, make a dramatic splashdown into Biscayne Bay for a unique look at the shoreline of this sparkling city. Take in the views of Fisher Island, and Millionaire's Row, and marvel at the homes of the rich and famous who call Miami home.

Miami: Sightseeing Speedboat Tour

3. 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: South Beach Bike Rental

4. Miami: South Beach Bike Rental

Pick up your bike from a convenient location in the heart of Miami Beach and experience the sights of South Beach at your own pace. The supplier's shop is conveniently located in the middle of the Art Deco District on the corner of Washington Avenue and 14th Street, just one and a half blocks from Ocean Drive. Choose a rental period to suit your schedule and plan your route with the provided map. No deposit is needed. Then, bike through the glamorous heart of one of the city's most fabled areas, and experience a tropical paradise by pedal power! See the many beautiful places on your own terms, including landmarks such as the Versace Mansion where the famous fashion designer lived. Go to the neighborhood of Star Island, completed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1922 when the sand south of the Venetian Islands was dredged. Ride over to vibrant Lincoln Road Mall to discover the premier shopping destination of Miami Beach. Locks are provided if you want to pop in to purchase some designer clothes! Marvel at the Art Deco hotels of Ocean Drive in the famous Art Deco District, and investigate its history and culture as you admire the attractive architecture. Experience the smooth ride of a beach cruiser bike that is incredibly easy to operate and supplied with a helmet for your safety. Kids bikes are also available, if needed. For rentals for 24 hours and over, a refundable security deposit of $100 in cash is required per bike. Your rental includes the bike lock, a basket if needed, and a bottle of water.

Miami: Banana Boat Ride

5. Miami: Banana Boat Ride

Jump on a 6-person banana boat and have a thrilling experience as you glide across the surface of the water at rushing speeds. Get splashed by the warm tropical water of south Florida and enjoy the smooth and relaxing ride out to the bay.  Begin the experience with a quick instructional speech and go over hand signals to communicate with the captain. Pay attention and hear about additional safety rules. Ride out from the dock while getting towed at racing speeds by a 25-foot rigid inflatable rib craft. All riders are provided a life jacket and foam helmet during their tubing session.  The speed of your ride will be determined during at the time of the session according to the riders’ confidence level.

Miami: Private City Cruise of Miami Beach with French Guide

6. 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 Beach: Private Yacht Trip with Champagne

7. Miami Beach: Private Yacht Trip with Champagne

Take a unique tour along the Miami coast on a 45-foot long yacht. Let your captain pilot your vessel past sights like Biscayne Bay, the mansions of Indian Creek, and the houses of the rich and famous. Embark on a pleasurable and glamorous nautical experience as you sail from Miami Beach. Benefit from a US Coast Guard-certified captain being in charge of the vessel where all you have to do is sit back, relax, and soak up the sights and sun. Get to know the coast off Miami as you witness Biscayne Bay, Indian Creek and its mansions, and Bal Harbor. Pause to swim or snorkel as the yacht drops anchor at Haulover Sandbar, or simply kick back and sunbathe on deck. Look out for dolphins and other forms of marine life. Sail past millionaires houses and get a glimpse of lifestyles of the rich and famous. Enjoy spectacular views of downtown Miami and its iconic skyline. Bring along a feast of your own food and drink. Make use of the free water, champagne and ice available on board. Soundtrack your experience by playing your own choice of music through the yacht's Bluetooth sound system.

Miami: Private South Beach Surfing Lesson with Instructor

8. Miami: Private South Beach Surfing Lesson with Instructor

Take a surf lesson in South Beach and learn how to catch a wave with the Miami Surf Academy. Get top-notch instruction and supervision from your surfing teacher, curl your toes in warm white sand, and find the best surf spots for beginners. Meet your instructor at the beach, where they will be waiting with your surfboard in hand. First, start with basic surfing techniques on the sand and learn some safety protocols. When you feel ready to put your new techniques to the test, jump in the water with your instructor. Start catching gentle, broken waves, focusing on the feeling of being in the wave, and try standing up. As you get more comfortable on the board, follow your instructor's careful guidance to catch unbroken, more advanced waves. Feel the adrenaline rush of riding a wave through the warm ocean.

Miami: Audio Tour of Downtown, South Beach, and Wynwood

9. Miami: Audio Tour of Downtown, South Beach, and Wynwood

Get an insider's perspective on the Downtown, South Beach, Wynwood and Little Havana districts with self-guided audio tours. Enjoy content that was custom-made by savvy local experts. Exceptionally curated, every stop along the way delivers authentic experiences of Miami life, popular culture, and history. Download the tour and use the map feature to locate points of interest. Be on a voyage of discovery to delight your senses. Have the freedom to explore the History Miami Museum, bars, restaurants, breweries, and novelty stores at your own pace with this pocket guide.  Admire the street art and graffiti featured on Wynwood's walls and uncover the highlights of South Beach's Art Deco architecture. Check out historical and cultural landmarks Downtown. Immerse yourself in facinating stories at your own pace. 

Miami: City Tour and the Everglades in a Convertible Bus

10. Miami: City Tour and the Everglades in a Convertible Bus

After being collected from one of the two tour meeting points, you will leave Miami Beach towards the Everglades. Throughout your journey you’ll discover South Beach and its colorful architecture and Art Deco style, before heading to Downtown Miami. Once downtown you can observe the incredible energy of the "Magic City", before you leave Miami for the Everglades, which are a unique ecosystem to the world. Board the famous "Airboat" to learn more about wildlife, alligators, and crocodiles. This is guaranteed to be a true adventure for both the adults and the kids on board. Finally, after this great experience at Florida Everglades, you'll hit the road to Miami Beach where you'll be able to contemplate the magnificent Miami skyline.

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What people are saying about Miami Beach

The package offered was reasonably price. The bus was simple to find and the ride was comfortable the operator of the boat was well versed and we actually seen a lot of wildlife and an alligator as well.

2 hours of the surfing lesson and I was able to kinda stand on the board (never did it before). A lot of fun! Instructor was very helpful and friendly!!!

Fun! I wish it had more science, but it was for a delightful mass audience and fun and very well organized anyway.

easy process and great way to spend the day! the employees were helpful and kind.

Great guide, excelent tour both on land and sea, unic experience.