5 of the Best Private Miami Boat Tours

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published October 31, 2022

From romantic evening champagne cruises to party yacht tours, there’s a whole host of private boat tours setting sail every day from Miami. 

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A thrilling speed boat tour of Miami (Photo: GetYourGuide.com)

Between its palm-tree fringed beaches, Art Deco hotels and celebrity mansions, there’s a lot to love about Miami. But the magic of Miami doesn’t all take place on dry land. For many, one of the most memorable ways to get a flavour of this iconic city is from the water. There are now dozens of boat tours operating across Biscayne Bay, South Beach and the Everglades, many offering benefits such as complimentary champagne, BYOB and expert insights. With so many to choose from, we’ve cherry-picked five of the best private Miami boat tours based on value for money, itinerary and customer reviews. 

Miami Guided Speedboat Tour 

This pulse-raising speedboat tour whisks passengers away from Miami Beach to explore the waters of Biscayne Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. Offering sparkling views of the Magic City and landmarks including Millionaire’s Row, Star Island and Palm Island, it’s also an excellent opportunity to get up close to wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins, manatees and pelicans. Guides share entertaining anecdotes and stories along the way too. From £114.67 per person. 

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Miami Beach: Private Yacht Cruise with Champagne 

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The perfect way to mark a special occasion (Photo: GetYourGuide.com)

Marking a special occasion in Miami? You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better way to celebrate than on this yacht cruise. This two-hour private trip sets sail across Miami Bay, taking in some of its best-loved sights along the way. Suitable for groups of up to nine people, guests can chill out on the deck with the yacht’s Bluetooth-connected speakers, take in the city skyline and toast to the happy occasion with a complimentary bottle of champagne. It’s guaranteed to spice up your Instagram feed too. From £301.11 per group of up to nine people. 

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Miami: Private Evening Boat Tour with a Bottle of Champagne 

This romantic two-hour tour sets off in the evening for the best views of Miami’s twinkling, towering skyline. Designed for couples, the fully customizable tour sails through Miami Bay, past showstopper sights like Nixon Sandbar and Star Island. A knowledgeable captain provides fascinating insights into local history and landmarks too. Guests receive one complimentary bottle of champagne and can bring their own drinks on board and keep them cool in the ice-filled cooler. There’s also a Bluetooth speaker. From £183.97 per group of up to two people. 

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Miami: 34-foot Sundancer Boat Rental 

A bespoke tour aboard a luxury yacht (Photo: GetYourGuide.com)

This ultra-glamourous and highly-affordable excursion can host groups of up to 12. Set on a luxurious 34-foot Sundancer yacht, guests sail through Miami Bay and around the surrounding islands. The captain tailors itineraries according to your group’s preferences and shares entertaining  insights along the way. Guests can set the tone for their ocean adventure with an option to play their own music on the Bluetooth speakers, and there’s also a cooler on board for BYOB and food. The tour sails for roughly two hours and anchors at your preferred spot. From £638.53 per group of up to 12 people. 

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Everglades: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show 

For an alternative perspective on Miami, hotfoot to Florida’s famous Everglades. Set just outside of Miami, this tour uses airboats, instead of yachts or catamarans. These flat-bottomed watercraft are propelled by an aircraft-type propeller that glides through the alligator and croc-filled waters through with ease. The tour lasts anywhere between one and five hours, and guests can either opt for a private tour or a small-group tour. From £35.05 per person. 

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