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Biscayne Bay Tours

With your Biscayne Bay Miami tours and tickets and discover the charms of South Florida at pocket-friendly rates! A short drive from the famous South Beach, Key Biscayne is one of the country’s most storied retreats. Biscayne Bay, specifically Miami, is a premier travel destination packed with pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, breathtaking scenery, watersports of all kinds, historical sites, shopping, and much more. The Biscayne Bay area offers some of the finest restaurants and is the ultimate vacation experience for every traveler, whether on business, on a relaxing holiday, or looking to enjoy some high-octane water adventures. Visit Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, enjoy a spot of golf at the Crandon Golf Course, take a boat to Stiltsville, relax on the scenic beaches of Crandon Park, and more. To take the experience up a notch, you can also book a combo tour that includes Miami City Tour with the Biscayne Bay cruise.
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Our tips for Biscayne Bay

  • Rent a boat. When visiting Biscayne National Park, charter or rent a boat as 95% of the park is underwater. Drop by the visitor center to find a guided boat tour, a museum, and more. The park is close to Miami, where boat rentals are widely available.
  • Offbeat trail. When in Miami, a visit to Stiltsville, a very offbeat oceanic attraction near Biscayne, is a unique experience and a highly recommended one.
  • Shop around. If you’re in need of some retail therapy, you’ve come to the right place. Head downtown (between Biscayne Boulevard and Miami Avenue) for bargain buys, or go to the top Miami attraction South Beach if you have a little more to spend.
  • Pack accordingly. The weather can be unpredictable at times so check the forecast to pack accordingly. It is mostly hot and humid, so sunscreen and head covers are essential for sun protection.
  • Carry your best walking shoes. Keep in mind that you have to travel a lot on foot to get around the area. Make sure to carry your walking shoes or comfortable sneakers if you plan on exploring on foot mostly.
  • Respect the wildlife. The park area is home to diverse wildlife and rare creatures. Be sure not to feed the animals and abide by all the signs and park rules to show your respect.

Good to know

Located in South Florida, Biscayne Bay was established in 1980. Considered one of the cleanest bays in the world, it is known for its diverse wildlife and thriving ecosystem. It was named after the Biscayne, which was Juan Ponce de León's ship and the first European ship of its kind to enter the bay in the 1500s.
Renowned for its biodiversity, Biscayne National Park is made up of four ecosystems: coastal mangrove hammocks, Biscayne Bay's shallow lagoon waters, coral limestone keys and the third-largest offshore reef in the world. The first bridge across Biscayne Bay was the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) wooden Collins Bridge built in 1912 by John S. Collins and his son-in-law, who formed the Miami Beach Improvement Corporation. Biscayne Bay was featured in the music video for The Lonely Island's I'm on a Boat.
Millions of tourists from all over the world flock to the Bay to witness the well-maintained ecosystem, coral reefs and exotic animals. The Bay is home to endangered species like sea turtles and manatees.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is Biscayne Bay?

    Biscayne Bay is one of the cleanest marine ecosystems that include mangrove shorelines, beach parks, coral reefs, undeveloped islands, and diverse forms of sea life. It is located on the coast of Miami in Florida (USA).

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Biscayne Bay?

    Promising the best weather, the months from January through to April are the peak tourist times in the Biscayne Bay area. For a quieter experience, head to the city during the low season of June through to September. While the weather is warmer and slightly more temperamental, there are some great deals and bargains to be had around this time.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    Biscayne National Park is a 60 to 90-minute drive from Downtown Miami. You can reach the Dante Fascell Visitor Center from Florida’s Turnpike (take Exit 6/Speedway Blvd. and go left on Southwest 328th Street) or take US 1 to the visitor center. On weekends during winter and early spring, you can also hop on a free trolley that takes you to the visitor center.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money during a trip to Biscayne Bay?

    The cardinal rule of saving money on travel is by booking tours and tickets well in advance to avoid the last-minute surge in prices. Travel during the low season to avail lower air fares and hotel rates. Research online for discount coupons and vouchers to save money on sightseeing and eating out. And last but not the least, book attraction passes and public transport passes to save money on admission fees and transportation.

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