29 Best Tours In Miami, Florida - Updated 2024

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Miami is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States. It is the most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States. The city is a major center, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. It was also classified as an Alpha−World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. Miami International Airport serves as the primary international airport of the Greater Miami Area. Miami has a tropical monsoon climate with a marked drier season in the winter. The place has definitely some of the most amazing options for tours, here are our picks!

Travel advisory:

  • Since you'll be roaming outside during tours, it's important to consider the climate. The best time to visit Miami, according to The Official Website of Greater Miami & Miami Beach, is from March to May. This is when temperatures are somewhere around 70°F (21.11°C) to 83°F (28.33 °C) in May, so you can comfortably visit different places without feeling too hot.

Land & Sea Adventures: From cruises to double-decker buses

A popular tourist hub, Miami is bursting with attractions. If you’re pressed for time, you might want to look into a cruise or double-decker bus tour so you can easily see all that the city (and beyond!) has to offer.

1. Minute Sightseeing Cruise on Miami's Biscayne Bay (from USD 35.0)

Take an unhurried look at some of the most beautiful sights in south Florida of the tropical waters of Miami’s Biscayne Bay during a relaxing 90-minute cruise in the modern yachts, the Island Queen, the Island Lady, and the Miami Lady, offering the utmost in comfort and style.

One can also have a look at the beautiful Brickell Key and exclusive Fisher Island, the cruise ships leaving the Port of Miami, the gorgeous Miami Skyline, as well as the homes of the rich and famous along Millionaire’s Row.

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Miami: The Original Millionaire’s Row Cruise

Duration: 1.5 hour

1075 reviews

2. Wynwood graffiti golf cart tour (from USD 45.0)

This is an artsy tour that allows you to explore the Wynwood art district on a golf cart. This express tour will have art lovers captivated by Wynwood’s street art. You will see pieces by local painters, such as Shepard Fairey, Retna, DFace, and Interesni. The Murals of Miami are truly captivating, so make sure to take lots of pictures to share your experience.

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Miami Wynwood Arts District Graffiti Street Art Golf Cart Tour

Duration: 1 hour

1365 reviews

3. Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride (from USD 69.0)

The tour enables you to experience Miami’s highlights by boat and bus on this combo tour. Take a sightseeing coach tour through the city and explore beautiful South Beach, the historic Art Deco District and bustling downtown Miami. Avail the opportunity to have a thrilling airboat ride through nearby Everglades National Park and then spend quality time on a cruise along Biscayne Bay to admire the skyline and spot celebrity houses.

Other interesting sites include the Gianni Versace Mansion, Madonna’s former house on Brickell Avenue and the secret spot where Michael Jackson filmed his ‘Thriller’ music video. Have a look at the wildlife including alligators, turtles, snakes, fish and exotic birds, and learn about the animals and their environment during the wildlife show that follows.

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Miami Tour with Biscayne Bay Cruise, Everglades Airboat Ride

Duration: 9 hours

2344 reviews

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4. Big Bus Miami hop-on hop-off tour (from USD 29.0)

Have the freedom to plan your own itinerary and see all the highlights of Miami at your own pace. This open-top tour bus allows you the flexibility to get on and off at any stop of your choosing on the bus route. There are more than 40 stops on three separate routes and you’ll get to know the city with live commentary. Get to see Miami’s incredible skyline from the top of the bus. There is also an opportunity to upgrade your bus pass to include a Biscayne Bay Boat Tour or Night Tour to complete your Miami experience.

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Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Big Bus Tour with Beaches

Duration: 2 hours

2123 reviews

5. Zoo Miami - General admission with optional monorail and animal feeding upgrade (from USD 24.0)

This is a great opportunity for the family to spend some quality time exploring the wide variety of animals housed at the Miami Zoo. Observe local and exotic marine life at the in-house aquarium, as well as a variety of land animals from around the globe, separated from you by moats. Upgrade your ticket to include an all-day monorail pass and entry to a feeding session, involving either camels, giraffes, parrots, or tortoises.

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Zoo Miami Admission Ticket with Upgrade Option

Duration: 4 to 6 hours

293 reviews

6. Miami: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour of Biscayne Bay (from 26 USD)

Boat Tour of Biscayne Bay
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Sit back and relax as you cruise into Biscayne Bay and see Miami’s most spectacular sights, including the skyline of Downtown Miami. Climb aboard an ocean-going boat for a fully-narrated 90-minute cruise around Biscayne Bay and see the Venetian Islands from the Atlantic waters.

Get to know more about South Florida’s marine life during the on board narration, and look for stingrays, dolphins and slow moving manatees swimming alongside the boat.

Miami: 1.5-Hour Boat Tour of Biscayne Bay

Price: from 26 USD

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7. Half-Day Double Decker Bus and Boat Tour of Miami (from 29 USD)

Miami Double Decker Bus
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The double decker bus allows visitors to look at the beautiful sights of the city in a highly informative bus tour of about 2.5 hours and 90 minute boat tour. The highlights of Miami such as the historic art deco district of South Beach, Downtown Miami, historic Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Little Havana, Ocean Drive, Star Island’s luxurious celebrity homes, etc., are also visited on the bus tour.

The bus also stops at Downtown Miami: Bayside Marketplace for shopping. During the boat tour one can cruise through Biscayne Bay and see the waterfront’s most impressive sights in utmost comfort in the boats that feature an air-conditioned lower salon as well as an upper-deck.

Half-Day Double Decker Bus and Boat Tour of Miami

Price: from 29 USD

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8. Miami City Tour plus Shopping and Optional Bay Cruise (from USD 46.0)

Through this exciting tour one can get to discover the beautiful side of the fashionable and exciting international hot spot, Miami. One can also enjoy Miami’s beautiful skyline along the Biscayne Bay and delight in the fresh ocean breeze. The highlights of the tour includes mansions, yachts, Port of Miami, Little Havana and Calle Ocho, South Beach Art Deco district, Coconut Grove, Brickell Avenue, and Coral Gables.

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Miami City Tour with Shopping and Bay Cruise

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

10 reviews

Explore the Everglades: Learn about Florida's wetlands

Florida’s Everglades cover millions of acres of land. It’s about an hour’s drive from Miami to reach Everglades National Park, so for convenience, you can book a tour as some may include pick-up and drop-off services.

9. Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure with Biscayne Bay Cruise (from USD 83.0)

The 30 minute airboat ride through the Florida Everglade wilderness enables you to have a close encounter with wildlife and the underwater world. In the unique ecosystem of the Everglades, you’ll see breathtaking panoramic views, lush vegetation and enjoy complete tranquility.

After the airboat ride, you’ll spend over 2 hours in the Everglades National Park to visit the alligator wildlife show with plenty of time to take a wander along the jungle walking trail filled with crocodilian exhibits.

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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

354 reviews

10. Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport (from USD 53.0)

Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure
Source: Viator

Explore the wilderness as you glide through the water, learning about the area’s complex ecosystem and history with narration from your bilingual airboat captain and guide. Have a view of the lush vegetation teeming with wildlife as you venture deep into the interior of the Florida tropical wetlands on a Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure.

Take a stroll through jungle paths and view the alligators in several exhibits while the guide provides insightful commentary on the creatures that inhabit the Florida Everglades.

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Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami

Duration: 5 hours 45 minutes

528 reviews

11. Everglades airboat safari (from USD 29.0)

Embark on a full day airboat adventure and get to see alligators roaming around in their natural habitat. Everglades National Park is filled with a variety of animal species, such as turtles and deer, and is a great spot for birdwatchers. The entire experience lasts five hours and you will be taken to and from your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle as part of the experience.

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Everglades Airboat Safari Experience from Miami

Duration: 5 hours

702 reviews

12. Everglades Airboat Ride + Wildlife Show at Gator Park (from 39 USD)

Explore the fascinating world of the Florida Everglades on a half-day trip from Miami at Gator Park and take a thrilling airboat ride through the heart of this national park. One can have a look at the varieties of wildlife such as alligators, turtles, snakes, fish, and exotic birds with the help of the professional guides who will not only help the visitors to spot these animals, but also impart information about them.

One can attend the Gator Park’s famous Wildlife Show to see the bare-handed technique used by Native Americans to capture alligators and can also hold a smaller alligator in your hands along with get a close view of creatures like resident turtles, macaws, and peacocks.

Everglades Airboat Ride + Wildlife Show at Gator Park

Price: from 39 USD

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Foodie Adventures: Discover the best food in and around Miami

Miami undoubtedly boasts a vibrant food scene. If you want to eat like a local but don’t know where to start, there are so many tours available for you to check out!

13. Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami (from USD 69.0)

Have a wonderful culinary and cultural experience in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. Visit the six local family-owned restaurants and cafes in the Calle Ocho area and get an overview of the neighborhood’s traditional, rustic Cuban cuisine. The visitors are served with varieties of dishes which may include homemade mamey and flan ice cream, chicken and picadillo-stuffed plantain cups, guava pastelito, coffee, guarapo juice and mariquitas.

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Miami Little Havana Food and Walking Tour with Tastings

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

6283 reviews

14. Miami: Food Tasting and Art Deco District Walking Tour (from USD 57.0)

Empanada - Stu Spivack
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user stu_spivack used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Spend an afternoon exploring Miami’s Art Deco district while getting to know some of the best restaurants in this popular area. Items on the menu include homemade Argentinian empanadas, delicious Cuban coffee, coxinas, and bolinha de bacalhau. The tour heads to the Turtle Room at the Tides Hotel on Ocean Drive where you can soak up the ambiance and savor a fusion-inspired seafood dish.

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Miami: Food Tasting and Art Deco District Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hour

37 reviews

15. Miami Food and Art Walking Tour of Wynwood Neighborhood (from USD 79.0)

Treats at SuViche
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Discover the art and the food of Miami’s eclectic Wynwood neighborhood. Enjoy generous tastings from six delightful local restaurants. Stops include SuViche Wynwood, Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, Pride and Joy BBQ, Jimmy'z Kitchen Wynwood, Made in Italy Gourmet, and Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies. In between all of the nibbling, you’ll even have time to browse in a few galleries and learn a bit about street art and graffiti from local artists. You probably won’t need that extra serving of breakfast.

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Miami Wynwood Arts District Food and Art Walking Tasting Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

142 reviews

16. Miami Design District Tapas Tour

Miami Design District Brosia cafe at night
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Averette used under CC BY 3.0

Get to know the Design District and Midtown Miami on this tapas-style tour. Enjoy tastings at six local restaurants as you spend a leisurely early evening strolling through this up-and-coming neighborhood. Learn about the modern architecture and public art of this interesting part of the city.

Miami Design District Tapas Tour

Price: from 89 USD

Website: Miami Design District Tapas Tour

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17. Wynwood Tour des Forks Food Tour

Miami - Wynwood Arts District
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Daniel Di Palma used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Discover what makes Wynwood interesting on this entertaining walking tour. The excursion introduces visitors to the art, culture, and food of this dynamic neighborhood. Learn about the underground culture of Wynwood’s vibrant art scene. Taste the specialties at five different local eateries. Art cafes and Pan-latino hot spots are on the itinerary.

Wynwood Tour des Forks Food Tour

Price: from 75 USD for adults

Website: Wynwood Tour des Forks Food Tour

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18. South Beach Cultural Food and Walking Tour (from USD 69.0)

Appetizer @ el Patio Restaurant
Source: Photo by user wEnDy used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Explore the Art Deco district of South Beach during this engaging walking tour. The excursion stops at five to seven restaurants along the way. Sample fresh ceviche, gelato, a tasty cuban sandwich, Cuban coffee, nitrogen ice cream, and Columbian empanadas. Make sure to ask your guide for local information about the best places to eat.

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South Beach Miami Food and Latin American Culture Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

1030 reviews

19. South Beach Tour des Forks: Eat Like a Local (from USD 69.0)

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ebyabe used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Taste your way through the culinary highlights of Miami’s trendy South Beach neighborhood. You’ll get to sample the delicious creations at five different local eateries during this entertaining and informative three-hour walking and snacking tour of the famous Art Deco district. Your guide will give you a fun introduction to the best local haunts on your excursion.

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South Beach Tour des Forks: Eat Like a Local

Duration: 3.0 hour

65 reviews

20. Swooped with Forks

Miami Beach Art Deco
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Clément Bardot used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Zip between Miami’s most interesting neighborhoods and the city’s best restaurants and cafes in an electric golf cart taxi. This afternoon food tour introduces visitors to the history, culture, and cuisine of the city. You’ll see the Art Deco district and a great deal more. This is a great option for those with limited mobility who are interested in participating in a food tour.

Swooped with Forks

Price: from 129 USD for adults

Website: Swooped with Forks

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21. South Beach Miami Culinary Walking Tour Lunch or Dinner (from 59 USD)

Cuban sandwich from David's Cafe, Miami, Florida - 20130910
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jacklee used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Have a progressive lunch or dinner in South Beach with this delicious walking tour. Sample dishes at seven to eight different local eateries. Possible menu items include ceviche, empanadas, Spanish tapas, Cuban coffee, and Cuban sandwiches. Cool off with a nice frothy pisco sour. Learn about the history, architecture, and culture of the area from your guide. Gourmet restaurants, trendy cafes, and small family owned establishments are on the itinerary.

South Beach Miami Culinary Walking Tour Lunch or Dinner

Price: from 59 USD

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Beyond Miami: Day tour recommendations

If you have some extra time and want to enjoy a little day trip to nearby cities, here are some of our recommendations.

22. Key West (from USD 49.0)

Take a scenic bus ride that takes you from the city to spend a day on Key West Island. This is the perfect tour for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland and you will have ample free time to enjoy a day of leisure. There are plenty add-on opportunities as well, which include a hop-on-hop-off, fully-narrated trolley tour, a snorkeling cruise to a coral reef via a catamaran, and parasailing.

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Miami to Key West Day Trip Tour with Upgrade Options

Duration: 15 hours

1168 reviews

23. West Palm Beach


West Palm Beach is just under a two hour drive north of Miami, and it offers some of the best beaches in South Florida! This large city is home to the Palm Beach Island where visitors can window shop on Worth Ave, one of the wealthiest streets in the world. Enjoy the tourist-free Juno Beach and take a water taxi from downtown City Place to untouched Peanut Island.

West Palm Beach

Address: West Palm Beach, FL

Website: West Palm Beach

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24. Naples

I Naples, FL
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Elisa.rolle used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Explore the Gulf Coast of Florida by visiting Naples, home to some of the best shopping, dining, and beaches. Be sure to check out the Naples Pier, home to beautiful views of the sunset in the Gulf of Mexico. The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Botanical Garden offer visitors the chance to take in the beauty of Florida.

Naples, FL

Address: Naples, FL

Website: Naples, FL

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25. Orlando

Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World
Source: Photo by Flickr user Alexandre Brevegl... used under CC BY 2.0

It’s no secret that Florida is the world’s major theme park destination. Orlando, FL, about three hours north of Miami, is where visitors can find some of the most thrilling attractions. The most popular parks are Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Enjoy a day (or a week!) in these magical worlds!

Orlando, FL

Address: Orlando, FL

Website: Orlando, FL

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26. Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park H-porkfish on reef
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user National Park Ser... used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

Between Miami and Key West is Biscayne National Park, a protected area of land and sea home to coral reefs, islands, and mangrove forests. The best way to explore this National Park is by boat or kayak, and day trips from Miami are popular. Visitors can see Florida wildlife and sea life up close, and experience a park like no other! 95% of this park is covered by water, and it truly is a Florida gem.

Biscayne National Park

Address: 9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way, Homestead, FL

Website: Biscayne National Park

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27. Ochopee

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Ochopee, FL is a small unincorporated territory near the Everglades. It’s a nature lover’s dream, home to many wildlife tours and research centers. Visitors can take airboat rides through the swampy terrain and get up close and personal with alligators. Ochopee also offers a glimpse into what small town Florida was like before the tourist boom, with side of the road businesses and the smallest post office in the country.

Ochopee, FL

Address: Ochopee, FL

Website: Ochopee, FL

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28. Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Pond in Flatwoods
Source: Photo by Flickr user Bob Peterson used under CC BY 2.0

Just north of West Palm Beach, about a two-hour drive from Miami is Jonathan Dickinson State Park. This wildlife preserve encompasses both land and sea, with several protected beaches. Unlike most of the beaches in Miami, those within the Jonathan Dickinson State Park are free of hotels and tourists. Visitors can even camp in one of the many designated areas and enjoy the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Address: 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL

Website: Jonathan Dickinson State Park

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29. Fort Lauderdale

Skyline of Fort Lauderdale, Nov-15
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user KeanoManu used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Bordering Miami is Fort Lauderdale, the infamous Spring Break destination of college students everywhere. Fort Lauderdale attracts more than the Spring Break party crowd, however, as it offers a stunning beachfront boardwalk and plenty of shopping and dining. The beaches are always bursting with life, and there is always something to do in this popular town! Visit Las Olas Boulevard for a more local feel and Hollywood Beach for great nightlife!

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Address: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Website: Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Soul enriching tours of Miami and beyond

Miami offers a variety of tour options to cater to the needs of different people. If you want to explore more, you can also pick a day trip destination to a nearby city or island. Use this article to choose the best tour (or tours!) for your trip.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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