The diversity of experience offered along Miami’s waterfront is almost unparalleled. From trips to the everglades spotting alligators to the epitome of opulence on a private yacht, there is a wealth of choice for all travel styles and dream holidays.
Wading through many of the tours on offer, we here at TravelMag.com have dredged up the best five based on a number of criteria, including value for money, reviews and experiences on offer.
FROM: $27/per person
If it is pure sightseeing you are after then taking to the water on this cruise might be the ideal option. Over the course of 90 minutes the cruise takes in a number of the Biscayne Bay highlights including Millionaire’s Row – a cluster of homes of the rich and famous, as well as cruising by a home where Pacino’s Scarface was filmed. Brickell Key, Fisher Island and Miami Port are also on the itinerary.
From $64/ per person
The Miami Combo Tour combines a number of popular features into a nine hour schedule. Whilst the Biscayne Bay cruise and a city sightseeing coach tour – taking in downtown Miami and the Art Deco District – are popular aspects of the combination, it is the trip to the Everglades that often proves to be the pinnacle of the trip. Taking an airboat through the National Park, there is an opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna and perhaps even spot alligators and turtles.
From $112/ per person
If you have the need for speed then the usual cruise ships may not be fulfilling enough. For a higher yet reasonable price, take to the Biscayne Bay in action-hero style on a 21-foot 6 passenger speedboat. This tour has always proven to be popular. The knowledgeable tour guide is on hand to add depth to the sights along Miami’s waterfront, and the small group numbers ensure a more personal experience.
From $30/ per person
The classic surf and turf option has always been a popular way to see waterside cities, and in Miami it is no different. On land, Ocean Drive, the Flagler Memorial and the Art Deco District are just a couple of spots on the laden 90 minute itinerary. Then take to the water without ever leaving the vehicle to see the places that are best viewed from the sea. All the while entertaining and educational tour guides add another level to the experience.
From $3273/ per person
Okay so the price you see is not a typo. You may not be able to own a private yacht, but in Miami you can certainly charter one and live the life of the inhabitants of Millionaire’s Row for four hours. As the sun sets, a glass of champagne in hand on your 54-foot private yacht you can enjoy a romantic dinner for two or bring up to twelve other guests on board to be pampered by the highly trained Captain and crew of the 2 bedroom yacht.