Miami Tours
Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Cruise
4.5

Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Cruise

By Miami Aqua Tours
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Cruise through the beautiful Biscayne Bay (optionally with a cocktail in hand), aboard a double-decker boat, as you sail past the Miami Skyline neighborhood, Venetian Islands, and celebrity mansions. The live commentary provides fun facts and stories from the city’s past.
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RM 143.83
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Ages 1-90, max of 90 per group
Duration: 1h 20m
Start time: Check availability
Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Miami sightseeing cruise is a fun alternative to a city tour
  • See the Miami Skyline district, Miami Beach, Port of Miami, and more
  • Opportunities to see wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Live commentary entertains and informs during your cruise

  • Bi-lingual Tourguide
  • City of Miami Surcharge
  • Music on board
  • Restroom on board
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Parking Fee

Make your way to the easy-to-find Bayside Marketplace in Miami to begin your tour. Board a double-decker boat and get cozy in an indoor viewing area or open-air deck—both have great views. Once you set sail, crew members tell you about top Miami sights as you pass them, including standout picks from the Miami Skyline neighborhood, a number of nearby islands, and celebrity homes. This is a great way to get a sense of Miami history and culture from the waters that make it famous. Also, keep a lookout for wildlife, such as dolphins and manatees. If you want, you can purchase soft drinks, beer, or cocktails on board. Your cruise ends at the original starting point.

Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Miami Aqua Tours, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
    Directions: The tour departs from Bayside Marketplace, at the dock located in front of Lombardi's Cafe; to the left of the Hard Rock Cafe entrance stairs Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to the original departure point
  • Option 2
    Pier 5, 401 Biscayne Blvd Unit M100, Miami, FL 33132, USA
    Directions: Pier5 at Bayside Marketplace. Next to Tequila y Mezcal Bar.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8836P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion
    • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
    • The boarding time will take approximately 10 minutes before starting the tour.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This activity operates in most weather conditions.
    • You should wear comfortable clothing.
    • Seating is first-come, first-served. If a cruise is full when you arrive, you will be put on the next boat, depending on availability.
    • Animals support
    • Cash Bar Available (Drinks and Snacks)
    • A person must be +21 to consume alcohol
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8836P1

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    • Miami Aqua Tours
      2,556
      Miami, United States
      Joined in December 2009
    • 306fredaw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Birthday girl
      Boat party was AMAZING. The views were everything I could imagine. #Miami is the place to be! Will be coming back soon! Celebrations was great!
      Written 13 July 2024
    • Sightsee21335014843
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun for couples - who need to have fun!
      Ernest was amazing bartender. Perfect for our pre- cruise sunset cruise while in miami. The Dj was so much fun. Learned a lot about about the houses and region. Highly recommend.
      Written 13 July 2024
    • GoPlaces32686354445
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Boat with a view
      Great tour boat a must see if you are in Miami! Bartender was exceptional, drinks were fantastic and views were out of this world!
      Written 13 July 2024
    • 461ayannad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Grate
      Every thing was absolutely beautiful. They music and the view and the sky line was great. I will definitely come back. There to visit
      Written 13 July 2024
    • KizzyCamejo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pirate boat EL LORO
      Amazing tour and Osvaldo, our guide and DJ was the bomb. 10 out of 10 tour and boat. We will come back to Miami and to this tour with this boat
      Written 13 July 2024
    • fernandosK415SH
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sunset Champagne Cruise was the best!
      Tour was amazing! A big party! Saw so many big celebrity homes! Earnest the bartender gave us stellar service. He was great! Very attentive and nice!
      Written 12 July 2024
    • Jada D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bachelorette vibe
      This was such a great idea for bachelorette. they communicated so well leading up to the day. Dj was a vibe and the drinks were flowing. 10 out of 10.
      Written 12 July 2024
    • mackb266
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      THE BEST
      THIS WAS LITERALLY THE BEST ATMOSPHERE TO HAVE BE ON I ENJOYED MY WHOLE TIME LITERALLY!! I FULLY RECOMMEND THIS BOAT RIDE!!!
      Written 11 July 2024
    • 425tinkw
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      Boat music
      Right right trip party boat in Miami right by nice crowd OK, skyline beautiful and good music. 100 recommended. Come to Miami.
      Written 7 July 2024
    • 139johannaf
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      Party boat
      The boat was perfect I enjoyed myself very much with family and Freind’s. Music was the best on hit you will love it. You won’t regret it.
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      Very nice views and the music is on point….. The sky light was amazing and the food was awesome. 100 I recommend this experience
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      Bartender was awesome! They sung happy birthday to my wife! I will do this again! I will bring my family as well. Affordable entertainment for everyone
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      Birthday sunset cruise!
      This cruise was amazing! The shouted out my happy birthday and played a birthday song for me! The bartender Eric was chipper and cool an ice! We will do! Recommend!
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    • briannav404
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      Beautiful views! Great music and drinks! Great staff!
      ERICK WAS AMAZING! Super nice and great experience! My friends and I loved the entire experience! The vibe was fun and staff was all so sweet!
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      AMAZING WORK Ana Belen took care of me and did great!! Go book!! So much fun!!!!!!! Miami skyline and great music! Come on and be on at boat!! You’ll love it!!
      Written 6 July 2024
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    4.5
    4.5 of 5 bubbles981 reviews
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    Jessica B
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    So first off for the price to take our crew of 8 people on this boat tour I will say I extremely unhappy with everything. It’s cost well over 300$ with nothing being complemtary. Not even I non-alcoholic beverage each so ended up spending over 100$ extra on top of the 270$ to get drinks and a snack for each of us. Not to mention we scheduled the “cruise” earlier in the day approx 1:30pm for that evening at 7:30. Well we had our day mapped out and we had just arrived in the area and had dinner reservations because we wanted to eat before since it was a later cruise and Everyone would be hungry. So we park and I pull up the email confirmation to see on the maps and how far it would be from the resrurant only to see they changed the time of the boat tour by an whole hour earlier which means we did not get to go to dinner and we were rushing to get to its boarding location before we would have missed it. The reason they charged it was still unclear at that time other than they were not going to have another boat going out at the 7:30 time. It did say basically we can take the 6:30 or arrange another day and time. Well that doesn’t work because we had other paid plans for the following day and then were leaving the area after so either way it sucked because it down poured the entire boat ride including thunder and lighting which freaked me out greatly because I’m not a genius but I am sure it’s dangerous to be on the water during a lightning storm. Well just thought I would give our experience since I would def not recommend this to any one given the amount of money and the experience it self
    Written 15 April 2023
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    Thank you for choosing us, unfortunately we cannot change the weather in the city but we are attentive to make the pertinent changes and send them on time so that our clients do not miss their cruise. It is important to inform you that our captains do not go sailing if they see that it could be a danger to you and our crew. We would love for you to communicate directly with us and see the possibility of visiting with us again and offer a great experience for you. info@miamiaquatours.com Thank you again for choosing us.
    Written 27 April 2023
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    Jestelle H
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Friends
    We didn’t have a bad time - it just wasn’t what we paid for. The trip was basically a cute 90 minute boat party. We booked for 5:30 so it would still be light out and we would get like a cute little sunset tour. Our boat didn’t show up until 6 and didn’t leave until 6:40 - which meant it was too dark to actually see any of the things we were sightseeing (see picture of us leaving the harbor) - particularly the celebrity mansions. They did give us a free picture and “free drinks”, which turned out to be a buy 1 get 2 drinks, so 1 free drink per two people.

    The “tour” was essentially just pointing out celebrity homes but there were no facts about Miami or the people whose homes they were or anything else you would expect on a city tour. There’s also a “raffle” where they raffle off a free trip that you only get after a $40 deposit, a trip to Sunny Isles, and a 2 hour presentation about time shares. And they sell you on that pretty hard during the last 20 minutes of the ride.

    If you’re looking for a 90 minute boat ride with fun music and party lights, this is your trip. If you’re looking to learn anything about Miami or you’re on a schedule, I would not recommend.
    Written 27 February 2023
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    Thank you for leaving us your reviews. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We are very sorry about the delay, we had a setback for that reason we board you immediately on the next one, as it is established in our terms and conditions. We appreciate your comments and we will share them with our team. I would appreciate it if you can contact us via email at reservas@miamiaquatours.com Thanks for coming with us; we hope to see you again soon!
    Written 27 February 2023
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    Charles S
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    Lena was great and made the time fun; however, this trip was not worth $30/person ($90 for a three person group). It was basically a boat ride around the bay area surrounding the millionaire homes at night. We could barely see anything and the last 20-30 mins of the ride were spent sailing back to port with music playing, collecting tips, running some sort of raffle that sounded like a timeshare, and hoping riders would order drinks on the lower deck. Also, if true, the guide, Lena, mentioned she only works for tips - at $30/person, this is unacceptable. Either pay her and do not ask for tips, or lower the price and be very clear that the guide works for tips up front, so persons know what they are getting into. I would also suggest, if keeping the price at $30, include one free drink upon boarding. Lastly, finding the gate was confusing and the receiving person made me feel like I was about to be cheated or scammed - the process of confirmation/ticketing was confusing and not clear that they even knew who I was and that I had already paid via Trip Advisor.
    Written 15 June 2023
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    We have taken note of your comments and have shared them with our staff to prevent this from happening again. We always try to give the best to our guests. Thank you for choosing Miamiaquatours.
    Written 16 June 2023
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    Cynthia R
    Greenfield, MA25 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Surely there are better tours than this one. The tour was advertised for 11:30 but they said to arrive 15 minutes early, which we did. As we boarded the boat they handed everyone a pen and form to fill put to win a cruise. We declined. Next, they wanted pictures of every guest as they boarded and were quite insistent that we do it even tho we declined. We won. (They tried to sell the photographs back to each guest for $15 a pop at the end of the cruise.). The employees were dressed in pirate costumes and there was a plastic pirate skeleton prominently displayed. The narration was in english and Spanish but the host did not speak very clearly. The other annoyance was the loud dance music playing when he wasn't talking. We were on the boat for 25 minutes before we left at 11:55. We were encouraged a few times to down to the bar to get a drink during the tour. Bottled water was $3.
    Written 9 February 2020
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    Thank you for choosing us and for your comments and feedback. We have shared this with our team to prevent it from happening again.
    Written 1 June 2022
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    Monica F
    3 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    This tour was definitely not so much about Miami/Biscayne Bay and the city's history as it said it was going to be - it was fully a celebrity homes boat tour. The only thing we learned was who lived in each house with poorly done trivia (for example *plays Hips Don't Lie* then asks us to guess which Latin singer lives in the home we're sailing by). It was really annoying and made it feel like we were at a kids' birthday party with the lame jokes and the microphone was SO loud and piercing (not the music speaker luckily, but just when the guide was talking). It was honestly not great other than the fact that it was a nice day and we were on a boat. Finding the spot was also very confusing - the name of the restaurant where they told us to go was slightly different (I can't remember exactly - I think it was something like XYZ Cafe and it was actually called XYZ's so it didn't show up on Google Maps and asking didn't help because it wasn't the right name. It was right next to some big attractions and could have made it much less stressful to get there on time. The check in area did not have clear signage either. Additionally there was no info about a bathroom on board until we got on. For $30 it was fine, but I wouldn't send any tourist friends this way.
    Written 12 July 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for choosing us and for your comments and opinions. We have shared this with our team to prevent it from happening again. We would like to inform you that our customer service staff is always ready to help and assist our customers who have difficulty finding our check-in location by providing them with all the necessary information so that they can get to the meeting point on time. Our tours are of very high quality and we always offer the best service to our clients so that they have an excellent time with us. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasant time during the tour. Please contact us directly at info@Miamiaquatours.com and we can reach out to you. Thank you for choosing Miamiaquatours
    Written 14 July 2023
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    Kristina K
    County Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    Very uninformative and tailors to the lowest common denominator. You learn nothing about the history of Miami and instead spend the whole tour hearing useless information about celebrities’ homes. Seems tours in the U.S. are increasingly becoming more childish and vapid. Additionally, for a tour advertised in English the guide was constantly switching mid sentence between Spanish and English. Not only that her accent was so strong it was nearly impossible to understand her. And then to top it all off, the guide goes around with a bag, group to group, expecting a tip. I’m all for tipping, but at the end of such a bad tour it was just too much. Never again.
    Written 16 July 2023
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    Thank you for leaving us your comment and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your opinion. The tour we offer is a celebrity home tour, NOT a general cultural tour, but independently we provide our clients with some tips to inform them a little bit about the history of Miami; for example, The County Causeway construction began in 1917 over concern of the aging wooden Collins Bridge being the only thoroughfare from the mainland to Miami Beach. The project was halted due to the First World War. After the war ended, construction continued until its completion in 1920. Also this information: The Venetian Causeway The bridge opened in June 1913 and was the longest wooden bridge in the world, at two and a half miles long. The original wooden bridge was rebuilt and replaced by a chain of arched drawbridges and was renamed the Venetian Causeway and completed in February 1926. In general, we talk about celebrity homes which is what people come to see. Thank you for your feedback and we will evaluate it with our staff.
    Written 16 July 2023
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    PHG2008
    Wrentham, MA168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    Great time, saw lots of cool sites and homes, hostess was the mostess keeping everyone informed and engaged, having fun and playing some cool tunes. Leave plenty of time for parking and get there early so you can ensure a seat on the top deck (recommend the right side for best viewing). The ticket booth and loading area area are a bit hard to find - they need a bigger sign hanging from the top! They are adjacent to the Hard Rock Cafe.

    Plan to spend a few hours in the area as it's loaded with restaurants, bars and shopping, with a very fun and up beat vibe.
    Written 3 January 2023
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    Thank you very much for leaving us this beautiful review. We appreciate you joining us and taking the time to provide your feedback.we hope to see you soon!
    Written 16 January 2023
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    Claudia B
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Family
    This tour is a scam. We bought tickets online and when we arrived were told there were not enough seats. Instead of refunding the price of tickets we were told they were non-refundable and tickets could be redeemed for one year. When we insisted on a refund, I was told I needed to send them my IDs and personal information for them to proceed. We will need to escalate this another way. Do not work with this company or send David your personal information.
    Written 29 November 2023
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    Dear Claudia, our company is not scam! When you bought your tickets we were sold out and we contacted you immediately. We immediately contacted you and offered you the option of taking the next tour that left in 20 minutes. As you did not accept, GetYourGuide returned your money. We are part of the solution, not the problem Your tickets were bought by GetYourGuide and they already made the refund to you for your booking.
    Written 1 December 2023
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    Lam
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Friends
    The tour with Lina was absolutely phenomenal! She was a great tour guide who was very accommodating with seamlessly doing the tour English and Spanish. She also did a really good job keeping the boat engaged with some fun trivia and jokes on who owns/lives in the mansions!

    Highly recommend this sightseeing cruise, especially with Lina!
    Written 12 August 2023
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    Thank you for choosing us; We really appreciate your kind review. Our team especially "LINA" is delighted that you enjoyed the trip and we look forward to another opportunity! Thanks for coming with us.
    Written 16 August 2023
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    Danielle P
    San Francisco, CA1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Friends
    Overall, meh. We were stuck in the lower part of the boat which was very hot - not much breeze even with the windows open. The tour guide was hard to understand at times due to the speaker system. Seeing and hearing about the houses was fun, but I wouldn't go out of my way to do this tour.
    Written 10 October 2023
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    Thank you for choosing us! We hope to welcome you in the future
    Written 12 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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