Brickell Key, Miami

Brickell Key: Our most recommended tours and activities

Miami: The Original Millionaire’s Row Cruise

1. 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

2. 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: Party Nightclub Cruise with Live DJ & Open Bar

3. Miami: Party Nightclub Cruise with Live DJ & Open Bar

Enjoy an all-inclusive night out on the water on a 2-level yacht departing from Bayside Marketplace. Cruise around Biscayne Bay as you and your friends enjoy complimentary snacks and unlimited drinks while taking in unbeatable views of the city skyline and homes of the rich and famous. Take fun selfies as you dance the night away at this non-stop party featuring a live DJ and MC who plays the hottest tunes including Hop-Hop, R&B, Reggae, and Latin Beats. There is even a fun dance contest and champagne showers. Make the most of your experience at the open bar featuring whiskey, rum, tequila, vodka, cognac, wine, beer, fruit juices, and sodas. As you board there will also be complimentary finger foods such as wings, hot dogs, and chips. This floating nightclub visits many of the highlights of Miami including South Beach, Miami Beach, Fisher Island, Brickell, Bayside Marketplace, the Port of Miami, and the Downtown Miami Skyline. You'll also get to see the homes of the rich and famous on the Venetian Islands, Palm Island, Hibiscus Island, and Star Island.

South Beach: Miami Skyline and Bay Cruise on 1920s Yacht

4. South Beach: Miami Skyline and Bay Cruise on 1920s Yacht

Step aboard the only vintage yacht offering sightseeing cruises from South Beach, Miami. 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 some 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 light tour narration and chill music. Bring your own bottle of wine or champagne to sip on as you admire the views and taste a delicious cheese platter. 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. 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: 1-Hour Jet Ski City Tour

5. Miami: 1-Hour Jet Ski City Tour

Discover Miami and enjoy a special experience on this exciting Jet Ski tour. On this tour you'll get to admire the imposing skyline of downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and Brickell Key, but also Fisher Island and the villas of the rich and famous on Star Island. Discover the magnificent mansions of celebrities like Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Tony Montana, Shaquille O’Neal, and Gloria Estefan. Make a short stop on the public Monument Island and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The largest marina in South Florida (with more than 400 boats and ships) can also be found here in Miami. Speed through the Government Cut out onto the Atlantic Ocean and see South Beach, Nikki Beach, and Ocean Drive from the water. With a bit of luck you might even spot one or two dolphins in Biscayne Bay!

Miami: 30 Minute Luxury Helicopter Tour

6. Miami: 30 Minute Luxury Helicopter Tour

Takeoff into the sunny skies over the Miami Executive Airport as you head East towards the Shoreline. Notice the incredible homes built in the Coral Gables neighborhood as you make your way to Downtown Miami. Here you will get a panoramic view of the beautiful downtown skyline and Brickell Key. Next, fly over the Miami Cruise Port to see incredible cruise ships. Continue over Star Island to see celebrity homes of Sean Combs, Gloria Estefan, and Shaquille O'Neal. Then fly over the popular South Beach Miami. See the rich Art Deco Architecture and Cuban influence as you pass Ocean Drive. Next, fly toward Key Biscayne where you will get a great view of the Cape Florida Lighthouse before heading back towards the airport. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife in the water along the way. Buckle in an air-conditioned, luxury helicopter for this once-in-a-lifetime tour.

Miami: Little Havana and Wynwood Bus Tour with Guided Walks

7. Miami: Little Havana and Wynwood Bus Tour with Guided Walks

Explore two of the most distinctive neighborhoods in Miami, Little Havana and Wynwood Art District, on a bus tour with stops at both locations for guided walks. Find out how these neighborhoods contribute to the character and history of the city with a local guide. Take the tour bus from Bayside Marketplace and let your bilingual guide show you the route's highlights such as Miami River, Brickell, and the Financial District. Make your way to Little Havana, the cultural center of Miami’s Cuban community. In Little Havana, follow your guide for 30 minutes to see Cuban coffee roasting stores, cigar makers, pastry shops, and Latin-inspired restaurants. Stop at Domino Park where locals of the community come together every day to play dominos. At the end of the walking tour, get 15 minutes of free time to explore this cigar-making, domino-playing, salsa-dancing district of Miami, before hopping back on the bus. Drive past the designer stores of the Miami Design District while heading to the city's hub of contemporary and street art. Arrive at Wynwood Art District, famous for its constantly evolving street art. Once again, be led by your guide on a walking tour. See urban murals, edgy art galleries, engaging graffiti, and trendy coffee shops. At the end of your walking tour, you can either spend 15 minutes in the neighborhood before returning to Bayside Marketplace by bus with great views of the Miami skyline, or stay back to visit the outdoor museum of Wynwood Walls and head back on your own.

Miami: Private Helicopter Tour in a Robinson R44

8. 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 Key

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What an amazing experience!!! Captain Bob and Connor know how to show a great time and loaded with fun information Too!!!!! Gorgeous boat and beautiful scenery… what more could you want. Simply incredible….

My guide was really nice and the whole experience was really relaxing and Interesting especially about Fisher island. I couldn’t believe how much it is to live there.

Had a blast get views, music and drinks. Will definitely go again. Love that martini. There is nothing like miami on the water at night. Pat

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.