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Miami: Private Sightseeing Boat Tour

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Experience Miami by water on this sightseeing boat tour. See historic, cultural, and natural locations found along the shorelines of Biscayne Bay.


  • Discover the heritage and history of Miami's colorful past and present
  • Encounter wild dolphins, huge Jurassic-era tarpon fish, manatees, and more
  • Admire the unique and colorful Stiltsville houses that seem to hover offshore
  • Experience a private and engaging tour with a local captain
  • Explore unusual and insider locations as well as private celebrity estates


Enjoy a private sightseeing experience with an expert local guide aboard a six-passenger high-performance Zodiac RIB boat. Explore the history, culture, and nature of Miami's Biscayne Bay, including the unique Stiltsville houses. Upon arrival, greet your licensed USCG captain and guide and get comfortably assisted aboard. Then, set off on an adventurous exploration of Miami waters. During the experience, find out about Miami's development from swampy outpost to trendy international destination. Motor slowly out of the South Beach marina and into the main channel of Biscayne Bay before your captain thrusts the powerful engines forward to take you on an exhilarating journey. Get up close to the celebrity mansion-dotted Star Island, and hear about the famous prohibition era gun battle here. Next, see the former mansion of basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, the tropical island oasis of Latin star Gloria Estefan, the uber-modern mansion of a local developer, and more. Visit the impressive Port Miami and the private enclave of Fisher Island, the wealthiest zip code in the United States. Enjoy views of the third-tallest skyline in the United States before going in for a closer look. Then, delight in a thrilling 10-minute ride across the clear blue waters of Biscayne Bay to marvel at the unique and colorful Stiltsville homes. Visit Cape Florida Lighthouse and the site of President Richard Nixon's 'Winter Whitehouse' on Key Biscayne, steps from the famous Scarface mansion. Keep an eye out for frolicking wild dolphin pods, which your captain will strive to find for an up-close look during the trip.


Private sightseeing tour for up to 6 passengers Marina parking Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off Snacks/food Tips

Important Information

  • The boat entry is from a floating dock; even with the boat entryway, however, there is a step down into the boat of about 15 inches/38 centimeters The local partner will not take the boat out in the event of dangerous weather; they will either cancel or try to reschedule your trip when conditions improve This is an open-air, adventure-style boat; you will be exposed to the sun and wind This is not a wet ride, except in extremely windy conditions You will not get seasick: the tour operates in the protected and calm waters of Biscayne Bay

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