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Big Bus Miami: 1 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus & Boat Combo

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Key Highlights

  • See all the highlights of Miami in a day!
  • Explore the city at your own relaxed pace
  • See fabulous art deco architecture and the opulent homes of the rich
  • See Miami from the water on a scenic cruise
  • 20 convenient hop-on hop-off stops and frequent bus departures
  • Live (English) and recorded (multilingual) commentaries
  • Fantastic photo-opportunities
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Ticket is valid for 1 Day.

    Start time

    Beach Loop: Buses depart every 30 minutes from Central Station from 8.30am to 5pm daily.
    City Loop: Buses depart every 30 minutes from Central Station from 8.30am to 5pm daily.
    Uptown Loop: Buses depart every 45 minutes from Central Station from 9am to 5.15pm daily.
    Boat Tour: Boats departs between 11:00am – 6:00pm; every 60 minutes
    Duration: Ticket is valid for 1 Day.
    Beach Loop: 1.5 hours
    City Loop: 1.5 hours
    Uptown Loop: 1 hour
    Boat Tour: 1.5 hours

    Meeting Point

    You can join the hop-on hop-off bus tour at any stop along either tour route or Central Station at Bayfront Park, 301 North Biscayne Bay Blvd. Miami
    Join the Boat tour at Bayfront Park Marketplace

    Ending Point

    You can leave the hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover the seductive allure of Miami with this combo bus and boat tour. All that you have heard about this city – the luxurious grandeur, the glorious art deco, the beautiful people, the waving palms and the fabulous beaches will spring to life before your very eyes.

    Three great loops are available for the flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour. On the Beach Loop enjoy stunning views of the islands and the imposing skyline of Downtown. Then marvel at Washington Avenue, Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive as you drive past the best of South Beach.

    Ride the City Loop to discover the fascinating cultural mix of Miami and see the Biltmore Hotel, Coconut Grove, County Courthouse, Freedom Tower, Venetian Pool, Vizcaya Museum and much more. The Uptown Loop will take you through four diverse and unique areas of Upper Miami.

    Jump on and off the bus as the fancy takes you to see the sights, have a swim, get something to eat or go shopping.

    This fantastic combo also includes a scenic cruise on Biscayne Bay. Relax on a double-deck yacht and listen to the bilingual commentary. See Miami's spectacular coastal sites including the beautiful downtown skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and 'Millionaire's Row'.

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    See the best of Miami by land and sea with the Big Bus Tours - Miami 1 Day Bus & Boat Combo Ticket. This convenient package combines a fun, flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour with a 90-minute boat tour.

    Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour:
    You’ll travel on a comfortable double-decker bus with panoramic views. Buses depart frequently during the day and your ticket entitles you to unlimited travel on three great routes – the Beach Loop, the City Loop and Uptown Loop. There are a total of 42 convenient stops close to main attractions.

    Tours alternate between live guides and recorded commentary. If a bus isn't providing the type of commentary you desire, the next bus along should meet your needs.

    You can leave and re-board the bus as often as you want during the day, or remain on board for the full route if you wish.

    The Beach Loop will take you from Central Station along the scenic MacArthur Causeway and all the way around the island of Miami Beach.

    Highlights include:
    1. Central Station - Bayfront Park / Bayside 301 North Biscayne Boulevard
    2. American Airlines Arena - Biscayne Bay & Blvd & 8th St.
    3. Perez Art Museum Miami - Museum Park
    4. South Pointe Park - South Pointe Drive & Washington Avenue
    5. Sherbrooke Hotel - Collins Ave. & 9th St.
    6. Loews Hotel - Aroma Café - Collins Avenue & 16th Street
    7. The Riviera - Collins Avenue & 24th Street
    8. Riu Hotel - Collins Avenue & 31st Street
    9. Mosaic @ Miami Beach - Collins Ave. & 38th St.
    10. Fontainebleau - Collins Avenue & 44th Street
    11. Miami Beach Resort & Spa - Collins Ave. & 48th St.
    12. Lincoln Road - Washington Avenue & 17th Street
    13. Old Miami Beach City Hall - Washington Ave & 11th Street
    14. Angler's Resort - Washington Ave & 7th Street
    15. Shops at 5th & Alton - 5th Street & Lenox Avenue
    16. Jungle Island - I - 395 West Bound

    City Loop:
    Departing from Central Station this loop takes you to all the most exciting districts of mainland Miami: Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Little Havana and the grandeur of Downtown Miami.

    Highlights include:
    1. Central Station at Bayfront Park/Bayside Marketplace- 301 North Biscayne Boulevard
    2. American Airlines Arena - Biscayne Bay & Blvd & 8th St
    3. Vizcaya & Miami Science Museum - South Miami Avenue & Southeast 32nd Road
    4. Coconut Grove - CocoWalk - Grand Avenue & Virginia Street
    5. Biltmore Hotel - Anastasia Avenue & De Soto Blvd.
    6. Venetian Pool - De Soto Boulevard & Almeria Avenue
    7. Coral Gables Museum - Aragon Ave. & Salzedo St. (at the entrance to Coral Gables Museum)
    8. Cuban Eateries - Southwest 8th Street & Southwest 36th Avenue
    9. Little Havana - Domino - Southwest 8th Street & 15th Avenue

    Uptown Loop:
    You will see Wyndwood, Midtown, Overtown and Historic Downtown Miami. These distinct areas have a variety of museums, art galleries, historic areas and shopping; waiting for you to enjoy and explore.

    Highlights include:
    1. Central Station - Bayfront Park / Bayside 301 North Biscayne Boulevard
    2. American Airlines Arena - Biscayne Bay & Blvd & 8th St.
    3. Perez Art Museum Miami - Museum Park
    4. Miami Children's Museum - Watson Island - main entrance
    5. Jungle Island - I - 395 West Bound
    6. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral - Northeast 16th Street & North Bayshore Drive
    7. Lock & Load - Miami Avenue & 26th Street
    8. 4 Midtown Building - Midtown Boulevard & Northeast 34th Street
    9. Design District - Northeast 40th Street & Northeast 1st Avenue
    10. Prohibition Restaurant- - North Miami Avenue & Northwest 34th St.
    11. Pride & Joy Restaurant - North Miami Avenue & Northwest 28th Street
    12. Wynwood Walls - Northwest 2nd Avenue & Northwest 25th Street
    13. Black Police Precinct Museum - Northwest 11th Street & Northwest 5th Avenue
    14. Lyric Theater - 9th St. & Northwest 2nd Ave.
    15. History Miami Museum - Northwest 1st Avenue & Northwest 1st St.
    16. Seybold Building - Flagler Street & Northeast 1st Ave.

    Boat Cruise: This great package also includes a 90-minute cruise of Biscayne Bay on a luxury double-deck yacht. Enjoy magnificent views of the Miami Skyline before you head across the bay towards the beautiful waterfront properties of Millionaires’ Row. Get a glimpse of the lifestyle of Miami’s rich and famous as you cruise past the opulent mansions. Listen to an entertaining live commentary in English and Spanish as you sail along!

    The boat cruise runs every day at 10:30am, then hourly from 11:00am until 6:00pm. You can hop off the bus at Stop 1 any time throughout the day to connect with the sightseeing boat cruise.

    With this flexible package, you can plan the day to suit yourself and end the tour at any convenient point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1 Day hop-on hop-off bus ticket
    • English-speaking guide
    • Choice of live commentary in English or recorded commentary in 11 languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Hindu)
    • 90-minute boat tour


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals and Beverages
    • Entrance to attractions
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    You can join the tour at any of the stops.

    Please carry your voucher copy along with you. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver

    Voucher information : You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    A Child Ticket should be purchased for anyone aged 5-15 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).

    Due to a decision made by City of Miami Beach officials, tour bus operators are prohibited from stopping on Ocean Drive until further notice. In order to comply, Big Bus Tours will not be stopping at our Stop #4 – Ocean Drive. In order to accommodate you, our valued passengers, we have created a temporary stop at our Big Bus information center on the NE corner of Collins Ave. and 9th Street, in front of the Sherbrooke Hotel. This stop is conveniently located within a one minute walk of Ocean Drive.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • A fun experience

      Hop-on-Hop-offs are a great idea to get an overview of any city. Big Bus did a good job of it in Miami and despite the spoilers of a rainy day, I had an enjoyable experience. The...

      MRIDU BHANDARI, India, 17/May/2016
    • Big Bus Hop on Hop Off LOVE IT

      I take the hop on hop off bus in every city I visit that has one. I feel it is the only way to see the city than I go back around and get off at the stops that I would like to...

      Candice C. Johns, United States, 29/Jan/2014
    • Great way to explore Miami in one day!

      I had the red, the blue and the boat tour and I really enjoyed most of them. Sitting on the upper deck driving through Miami is a fast and comfortable way to get to know the...

      MARINA MASLIA, 82, 22/Dec/2014
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