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City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise

Miami Beach, United States

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Secure your ticket in advance, and explore Miami by land, and sea on this half-day tour by bus and boat. Hop aboard an open-top double-decker bus to explore Miami Beach, downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Little Havana, and more. Then, discover Millionaire’s Row, Star Island, Palm Island, Hibiscus Island, and more by boat.
  • See Miami hotspots by land and sea
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors
  • Ride through Miami Beach, Little Havana, and sail past Millionaire's Row

What's Included

  • Miami Bus Tour
  • Miami Boat Ride of Star Island
  • Optional Free time for lunch time and or shopping time
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 305 Lincoln Rd, 305 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

    305 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring your cameras, lots to see
  • Comfortable attire recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 71 travelers
Operated by Miami Double Decker

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Will the City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise pick me up at my hotel in Miami?

A:Hotel pickup is not available. The shuttle conveniently departs from 305 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

May 2022

Q:Is there parking available near the departure point for the City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise?

A:Parking is available half a block north of Lincoln Road on James Ave. Parking rates apply and may vary. You may also wish to take a ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft.

May 2022

Q:How early should I arrive for the City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise?

A:Please be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your selected departure time in order to check in and avoid missing the bus!

May 2022

Q:How long is the city tour?

A:The city tour is approximately 2 hours exploring all of Miami Beach, Downtown, Financial District, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, & Little Havana.

May 2022

Q:What will we see during the city tour?

A:You will explore Downtown Miami, South Beach, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and many more. You will also tour iconic monuments and buildings like Vizcaya Museum, Freedom Tower, the Versace Mansion, and the Art Deco District.

May 2022

Q:How long is the Miami boat cruise?

A:You will spend approximately 1.5 hours cruising around Biscayne Bay, Star Island, Watson Island, Hibiscus Island, and Millionaire's Row.

May 2022

Q:Will we have time for lunch during the City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise?

A:You will have approximately one hour at Bayside Marketplace to have lunch (at own expense) in between the city tour and bay cruise.

May 2022

Q:What happens in the case of bad weather for my City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise?

A:The tour runs in all types of weather, so please dress accordingly.

May 2022

Q:Are food/drink available during the city tour and bay cruise?

A:Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on the boat during your bay cruise.

May 2022

Q:How should I dress for the City Half Day Tour of Miami by Bus with Sightseeing Cruise?

A:Dress comfortably, according to the day's weather. You may wish to wear/bring a swimsuit and towel if you'd like to go swimming at the end of your tour!

May 2022

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Traveler Tips

Keep in mind that the tours are bilingual, so a lot of commentary time is taken up with little information.
It rained in our tour, so Definitely bring sunglasses and punchos.
Dress accordingly if your in a swimsuit bring a towel for the chairs.
963 reviews
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Great city views
Carolyn_S, Jun 2022
The boat tour provided great city vistas. All the staff was entertaining and helpful. The bus tour was more of a tourist trap. Did not like being dropped off at a restaurant to wait for boat tickets.
Tour guide Leo and bus...
Miranda_B, Jun 2022
Tour guide Leo and bus driver Raul were fantastic! Loved going to Little Havana. Bus should also go to Little Haiti....spread the love for culture and diversity. Overall love, love!!!
Dorothy_B, Jun 2022
Very excited , nice trip bus tour, plus boat ride to see all the movies stars house!! Had an good experience
Horrible experience getting back
Geraldine_R, Jun 2022
The experience started out great! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient to wait on people who needed to use the restrooms, shop, etc. He also took us to the best and fastest restaurants, so we could eat and get on the boat for the second half of the adventure. The disappointing part of this trip was the company not having enough bus stationed at the pick up location to take us back to our destination and we had to stand in the bus for the ride back. I was very disappointed that people who was not on our trip going was on the bus coming back and they took our seats. This is unacceptable and I will not take this tour again for that reason. I would also like a refund of the bus portion of the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Exciting and relaxing
Antonio_D, Jun 2022
The view was amazing with alot of cultural information tour guide friendly and respectful with a very nice environment
Set expectations low
Ryan_T, Jun 2022
No AC on a very old bus. Tour guide didn’t talk much, mostly on his phone. Told no history. Boat portion was better, and only reason this doesn’t get 1 star.
Marc_K, Jun 2022
Ok, so I try to find the positive in everything but honestly this tour was not good. Tropical depression hit, tried to call after seeing floating cars on the news in Miami. apparently, tour was not canceled, so rebooked (10 dollar fee PP to rebook???) but argued that one considering Miami had 4FT of water at the time of our tour. Then while on tour, a group of about 25 people didn't want to do the boat portion, so they rescheduled it for the next day. We were leaving that day, so asked for refund for that portion (not received yet) but they never consulted or told us until we arrived at marketplace. We were suppose to have an hour eating lunch at Marketplace but again the group of 25 didn't want to stay there and were told that we would have to find our own way back if we didn't board the bus to go back. The tour guide made inappropriate comments, played inappropriate music way too loud. This was the most embarrassing tour of a city I have ever attended. This company has issues internally and the tour guide felt that he needed to share his disgruntled issues he has with the manager. Not to mention how tips were constantly talked about from the beginning of the tour, during the tour and end of the tour. Not sure what I paid for except a very unprofessional tour of a great city. The Miami Board of Tourism should seriously look into how this company represents Miami because it really left a bad taste in my family's mouth. If this was my company, I would seriously sit down with everyone and have a serious talk because this was absolutely AWFUL. Viator, you should not be promoting this tour if you care about your reputation.
Miami tour
Noelene_R, Jun 2022
We got a decent tour of miami the boat ride was a little too hot to be on. It was very rushed and we had to go back to certain areas on our own time but it gave us an idea of where to go.
Worst tour of my life
Bill_G, Jun 2022
It was a terrible experience and the worse tour I and my friends have ever been on. The description of what the tour includes is not were the tour went. I sent the following email during the tour and have not heard back. I would like a full refund. I would like a full refund for the 5 tickets I purchased for the 1:30 tour and boat trip on June 6. The description on your website does not match the bus tour.  All we did was drive to Little Havana and get escorted to several shops where we were incouraged to purchase items.  We were then dropped off at the Bayside Market Place and told the the boat tour would leave at 4:45 an 90 minutes later.  I asked was not told how we are suppose to get back to our car in Miami Beach.  We are not taking the boat tour as we have been greatly disappointed in what your has shown us. Following is the description of what we would see on your tour from your website.  As I mentioned we only went to Little Havana.  I expect a reply and a full refund.
That boat that smelled...
Timiya_A, Jun 2022
That boat that smelled awful. Notes of sweaty feet and unclean butt. Smell gave us a headache and burned inside of nose. Tour guide was fine, explained attractions well in English and spanish
Disappointing-total lack of communication
Mary_A, Jun 2022
Where we went & what we saw was good. However, the buses were old & not kept up; the guides spoke broken English so very fast most of the time we couldn't understand what they were saying. The top deck was extremely windy so we had to go inside. We were really disappointed in the lack of communication between the boat ride and picking up the bus to take us back to the offices. We had to wait 1 hr to get a bus to pick us up and had to call them to let them know we were there. It was difficult to find phone #s to know who to call. Quite frustrating at the end of day. We just felt there was a lack of attention to our needs. We tipped everyone along the was fir service we did not receive.
City/Boat Tour
Alaba_B, Jun 2022
We started the bus tour at a clear location. There was no bathroom, which was a problem from multiple guests. Once on the bus we were sold water by the bus driver. The location of where the tour starts did not have a bathroom. On the bus the tour guide was friendly, however we sat on the bus for approximately 15 minutes before departing just sitting in the heat while they sold water. The tour guide was able to do the tour in Spanish and English however the speaker system on the bus was subpar and it was very difficult to hear as we navigated through the city she was able to tell small tidbits about the city. We saw the downtown Miami Beach area and we went through the city on Ocean Drive or Collins and multiple buildings and historical facts were pointed out. Once we got to downtown Miami she also pointed out businesses along the way. Part of the tour we were in little Havana where we were herded like cattle from store to store and places where it appeared we were supposed to purchase items. The little Havana tour was the most disappointing part of the tour as there was no significant history or cultural stories we were heard it from tobacco store to souvenir store to another souvenir store and to a restaurant where we got tiny tiny cups of Cuban coffee and we were supposed to buy more souvenirs. And then to a place where they sold Mojito‘s and played a video of a band. The bus was clean. We were double city/boat tour. The second stop was at Bayside where we were dropped off at another restaurant where we were supposed to sit and eat and we had to wait on the boat people to give us tickets. Which appears to be another opportunity for us to go somewhere and spend money at a place where she recommended versus just giving us our tickets when we arrived at Bayside and the time and a location to meet. The boat ride was fun and entertaining the tour the captain on the boat gave wonderful animated stories I’m showing all the houses of the rich Bemus a millionaire roll roll. It was mostly the life of bull ride ride. Unfortunately, after the boat ride there were supposed to be a pick up bus that occurred every 30 minutes and we were there at 6:40 7 o’clock and 730 and there was no bus quite a few of the other tour people called for the bus. We nixed waiting on the bus and Uber back to our hotel. If you are looking for a low budget tour this may be the ticket for you. However there are other tours that are much better like the little Havana culinary tour .
The visit in bus was...
Margarida_P, Jun 2022
The visit in bus was fantastic but we lost the group at lunch time and we did not go to the visit in the boat. Very desagree
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was a great...
Anthony_J, Jun 2022
It was a great combination of land and boat sights to see. A great way to explore the city and an very affordable cost. Definitely worth it!
I did not enjoy this trip
Sai_A, Jun 2022
I rarely write bad reviews but this trip was really not great. Our guide was constantly talking about how important it is for us to give tip money. I respectfully understand that it is their income source, but it should be told over and over again. He took us to a couple of shops in little Havana instead of walking us through the streets for sightseeing. The boat trip was cancelled due to the storm the previous day, but we were not told about the boat trip cancellation until we reached the market place. Had they told me earlier, I would have postponed my trip to another day. All in all I didn’t enjoy this trip. Maybe I picked a wrong day and time.
A little water to make it exciting
Luisa_S, Jun 2022
We didn’t plan this trip with rain but even with the cold water pouring in, we manage to enjoy the trip to the fullest!
Best day ever 💓
Nikkie_G, Jun 2022
I truly didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The trip was awesome. I enjoyed our tour guide because he was so informative, yet amusing 😄 The entire experience was amazing!
Nice tour
Mekia_H, Jun 2022
Very nice tour. We learned some things and saw some things we wouldn’t have if we didn’t take that tours.
So fun!
Irma_M, May 2022
Fun experience! Thoroughly enjoyed this! I woukd highly recommend this tour. All your guides were very courteous and knowledgeable!
Too clingy for profit and getting profit percentage
Manzurul_N, May 2022
The tour was fine. But did not like the fact that you can only buy stuff from the stores they take you to. Even the lunch in the Bayside was fixed as they will give you the next tour ticket inside the restaurant of their choice. And the tour company does not have a restroom which was something they should have.Otherwise liked the tour.


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