Biscayne Bay

Sail by emerald islands, snorkel over coral reefs, and see unique wildlife on Biscayne Bay.

Biscayne Bay: 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 Combo: Half-Day Big Bus Sightseeing Tour & Bay Cruise

3. Miami Combo: Half-Day Big Bus Sightseeing Tour & Bay Cruise

Soak up the sights and sounds of Miami on an open-top sightseeing bus. See its lively neighborhoods and districts before exploring the beautiful bay on a boat tour with commentary on board. First, visit 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. Then, 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. Next, relax and enjoy a 90-minute boat tour with bilingual commentary (English and Spanish). Sit on the open-air deck or chill out in the air-conditioned interior. Take in the beauty of the Bay, and the sights of the lavish homes of the rich and famous.

Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

4. 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: Duck Tour of Miami and South Beach

5. 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: The Original Millionaire’s Row Cruise

6. 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: Jet Ski Rental on Biscayne Bay with Pontoon Ride

7. Miami: Jet Ski Rental on Biscayne Bay with Pontoon Ride

Travel aboard a stable pontoon departing from Miami Beach to discover the trendy area from a new perspective. Look out for luxurious homes and diverse marine life as you reach Biscayne Bay. Ride a high-speed jet ski across the quiet Biscayne Bay lagoon and take in amazing city views. Board a pontoon at Miami Beach for a scenic 20-minute ride to your starting point. See the impressive homes of the rich and famous along the way. Once on the lagoon, climb aboard your modern jet ski for a thrilling adventure on the water. Receive a brief riding tutorial before taking off across the tranquil Biscayne Bay. See the striking Miami skyline stretching out in the distance, admire the surrounding skyscrapers, and stay on the lookout for species such as manatees and dolphins.

Miami: Parasailing Experience in Biscayne Bay

8. Miami: Parasailing Experience in Biscayne Bay

Discover Miami from a unique perspective: soaring high on a parasail. Glide over Biscayne Bay with unparalleled views of Miami's stunning landscape as your parasail boat smoothly pulls you along. Dip into the refreshing waters right before landing back on the back of the boat. Arrive at your departure location where you will be introduced to the captain and mate. Departing from the dock on the parasail boat, the mate will go over the safety instructions and get everyone geared up. After a five to 10-minute boat ride into the bay, the captain will open up the parachute and call the first flyers up. Take off from the boat and enjoy a scenic ride over Miami. Right before landing back on the boat, enjoy a little dip in the water to cool down from the hot Miami sun. The other flyers will get a chance to enjoy the same experience before you ride back to the departure point. 

Miami: Biscayne Bay Happy Hour Cruise

9. 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 Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Bay Cruise, & Everglades

10. Miami Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Bay Cruise, & Everglades

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 guided city tour of Miami, and a boat cruise of Biscayne Bay, cover many bases on this combo tour.  First, 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, discover the city of Miami, hitting 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 sightseeing cruise of Biscayne Bay through the Port of Miami and Fisher Island, passing by the “Millionaire’s Row”, a luxurious stretch of real estate – home to wealthy elite movie stars, politicians, famous sports figures, and business leaders. Get a schedule of departures for each experience when you arrive. The tours can be taken on different days based on the schedule provided, and you have 3 days to experience all the activities.

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What people are saying about Biscayne Bay

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 8,051 reviews

Nec, was my tour guide. He is amazing!!! I went to Miami for my first time with my friends and this was the best thing I can write about. I enjoyed the tour conversation and history about Miami no else ever told me. Tour is very affordable and covers almost everything you can imagine in Miami.

Incredible views of the city lights at night! Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. My only complaint is that they encourage you to download the app so that you don't need to print tickets, but then don't tell you that you still need to go to the ticket window so THEY can print your tickets!

Excellent day which we both really enjoyed! Ticket booth was hard to find to exchange the voucher for paper copy however a quick phone call and all was well! Great customer service from get your guide team to ensure we didn’t miss out! Thank to all!

We really enjoyed the trip. Time on the boat passed quickly. We want to note the excellent work of the guide.

Super fun tour. Great experience to see the mansions and the city skyline from the water.