A Comparison of Miami Hop on Hop off Tours

by Paul Joseph  |  Published October 7, 2022

If you like the idea of exploring Miami at your own pace, then purchasing a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, which lets you board buses throughout the city as and when you please, is a great choice.

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While many of Miami’s attractions are within walking distance of each other, buying a hop-on hop-off bus pass offers you the independence to whizz across the city in a heartbeat, as well as a chance to rest those weary feet at regular intervals. Hop-on hop-off tours allow you to board buses at designated stops and then jump back on again when you want to head elsewhere. There are numerous companies offering this kind of tour in LA – and we’ve compared some of them below.

Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

The classic Miami hop-on hop-off tour by Big Bus Tours lets you get to know the city and its top attractions in quick and affordable fashion. It all begins with a hop-on at any one of 5 stops around Miami — the Red Route Beach Loop. Board one of the dark red, open-top buses and enjoy the view with audio-guide commentary complete with fascinating facts and stories from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about its history and happenings as the bus rolls along from one location to the next, and hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient. Tickets are available for either 24 or 48 hours. From £35.44 per person.

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

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The above tour can also be upgraded to include a 90-minute Biscayne Bay Bout Tour and the Everglades Experience. First, you’ll get to 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, before taking an airboat ride along the “River of Grass”. Next, discover Miami, hitting all the major spots such as Wynwood, Miami Beach, and the Art Deco District on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. 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 that’s home to wealthy elite movie stars, politicians, and sports figures. From £51.04 per person.

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Boat Cruise and Hop on-Hop Off Bus Tour with Drink

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Run by Miami Boat Cruises, this combo package also lets you explore the Miami area by land and sea – and with a complimentary drink thrown in too. After boarding a boat in the heart of Downtown Miami, you can sit back and relax as you set sail towards Star Island, where many celebrities live in their impressive mansions. Catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s former house as you cruise along Biscayne Bay, then on to Hibiscus Island, Sunset Island, and Fischer Island. See the famous Venetian Islands and discover more mansions of the rich and famous. After your 90-minute cruise, and back on dry land, you can jump onto a double decker bus and hop on-hop off all day as you please. See all the best sites in Miami from Little Havana to South Beach, Wynwood Walls, the Art Deco District, Brickell, and much more. Buses depart every hour. From £30.89 per person.

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Big Bus Hop on Hop off plus 90 Minute Miami Skyline cruise of South Beach

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One final company offering boat and bus packages is Attractions4us. They offer a 90-minute Spanish sightseeing cruise of the Miami Skyline, passing South Beach Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown Miami, Fischer Island, plus the famous Venetian Islands as you discover the mansions of Miami’s rich and famous. After the cruise, jump on a double decker bus in the bustling Bayside Marketplace and enjoy hopping on and off at your own pace up until 3pm. Popular stop-offs include the shops and outdoor cafes of Little Havana, the Art deco district, South Beach and Lincoln Road. . From £50.29 per person.

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