The locals will tell you that the best way to see the sights is by boat. Several different types of boat tours are available. Whether you prefer bayside speedboats, duck boats, sailboats, private yachts, fully-narrated sightseeing boats, Zodiac RIB boats for small adventures or individual jetski, parasailing or deep-sea fishing excursions, an amazing list of experiences await. Depending on the time you have and the amount you want to spend, the choice is yours. Most of the points covered include the Miami Skyline, Miami Beach Marina, Biscayne Bay, Flagler Monument, Fisher Island, Port of Miami as well as sightings of celebrity homes along the shore. Airboats are also available for a tour of the Everglades only one hour south of Miami Beach. Hangliding, paddleboarding, waterskiing, jetboarding, kayaking, hot air ballooning and kiteboarding also lure the adventurer.
Tour the area by bus, car, bike or your own two feet. Double-decker buses where you can hop on and off, golf cart tours, pedicab tours, antique car tours and Segway and bike rentals take you through the heart of the city and along the beaches. You can even combine a bus and a boat for a full day's enjoyment. Specialty tours include pub crawls, club tours, rainbow club tours, culinary tours, shopping tours, local guide tours, art deco cocktail tours, and combinations of the above. It only takes a bit of research, maybe asking at your hotel, or a travel professional to get the most of your visit to Miami Beach.
Coastal plane rides and helicopters
From 15 minutes over Hollywood to one hour and 20 minutes gliding over the entire Florida coast, many air tours are available. Miami Beach Tour, for example, is a 30-minute ride over the spectacular shoreline including Golden Beach, Sunny Isles, Ball Harbor, Port of Miami, Fisher and Star Islands and the world renowned South Beach. Even a romantic skyride at sunset can be booked.
The companies range from private tours run by two people to large, group accommodating ventures. Be knowledgeable and get a recommendation before you book. Miami Beach caters to all and the adventures are waiting for you.