Miami

Big Bus Miami Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour & Optional Cruise

Miami, USA
Big Bus Miami Hop On Hop Off Tour

From $29.99

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore the most popular sites in Miami with ease on this scenic hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit many of the top attractions in South Beach, Wynwood, Little Havana, and more, with the freedom to choose when and where you disembark. This flexible experience also allows you to pick from different packages, including the option to upgrade and add on an Everglades tour or a boat tour to see Millionaire’s Row.
  • Hassle-free Miami hop-on-hop-off bus tour
  • Enjoy the flexiblity of exploring the city at your own pace
  • Visit South Beach, Little Havana, and more
  • Informative, recorded commentary on board

What's Included

  • 1 - 2 days Unlimited Hop on Hop off Pass
  • Millionaire's Row Boat Cruise (if option selected)
  • Everglades Tour (if option selected)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

What To Expect

Get to know the city of Miami and its top attractions in a convenient and economical fashion on this entertaining and educational hop-on hop-off bus tour.

It all begins with a hop on at any of the Red Loop stops around Miami. Board one of the dark red, open-top buses and enjoy the view with audio commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history and happenings of Miami as the bus rolls along from one location to the next. Hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient.

Visit many of the attractions in South Beach, Downtown Miami, Little Havana, and more. See iconic buildings and monuments like the Freedom Tower, the Miami Beach Architectural District, and much more.

Upgrade your experience with options such as an Everglades tour, or a panoramic boat ride. On the boat tour, see some of Miami's best sites from the water. Enjoy the view of the city skyline, cruise past Fisher Island and Miami Beach, and see the port of Miami's cruise ship and cargo districts. You can also spot the homes of Miami's rich and famous from the open-air upper deck or enclosed lower deck. Your boat tour features ample seating, full facilities, and air-conditioning.
Day Tour (Red Loop)

10 Stops

13 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Departures every 30 minutes from Stop 1 - Bayside Marketplace starting at 9.00am until 4pm. Alternatively, guests can board the bus at any of the stops along the route. Customers are advised to visit the Big Bus website or to download the Big Bus app to see the most up to date bus stop locations and timings. For live bus tracking on the day of travel - please download the Big Bus App in advance of arrival.

Big Bus Tours Miami

555 Washington Ave

1680 Washington Ave

3101 Collins Ave

3101 Collins Ave

4299 Collins Ave

3616 NE 2nd Ave

Northwest 25th Street & North Miami Avenue

302 Biscayne Blvd

1356 SW 8th St

Points of interest passed by on this route

Bayside Marketplace

Miami Beach Boardwalk

Collins Avenue

Wynwood Walls

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Port of Miami

Lummus Park Beach

Bayfront Park

Kaseya Center

Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College

Ocean Drive

Little Havana

Brickell City Center

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Recorded commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French and Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • For wheelchair accessibility, please contact Big Bus Miami 48 hours in advance to ensure accommodations

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.

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:How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?

A:A bus arrives approximately every 60 minutes.

Apr 2021

Q:Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?

A:For the day tour, you can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus.

Apr 2021

Q:What time is the last bus on the Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?

A:The last bus departs Little Havana/Domino Park at 4:45 pm.

Apr 2021

Q:How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?

A:Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.

Apr 2021

Q:Is the Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour wheelchair accessible?

A:Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?

A:No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?

A:No food or alcohol is permitted on board the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.

Apr 2021

Q:Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour?

A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.

Apr 2021

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I had a amazing...
Edna_G, Apr 2024
I had a amazing experience,because I surpassed my mom with this trip and she loved it so much that we planning to do it again.
Nice tour. Needs more communication
Jennifer_S, Apr 2024
Great tour. But The bus tour was longer then expect which nice for us but in the fine print they only give you 2 hours to do the bus and then the boat tour expires. We had to argue to get the boat tour ticket. And poor communication to get the boat ticket from the bus. Waited in line for the boat to find out we had the wrong ticket. Then missed the time we wanted. Luckily just 30 mins.
Definitely worth booking through Viator
charlotte_p, Apr 2024
We booked through Viator on the morning we wanted to use it, was about £25pp for a 1 day hop on & off with the boat tour, the bus we used as a get around & thought it cheaper than using ubers. We were disappointed that it didn't announce the stops as we didn't realise it had (or maybe it didn't) stop at Wynwood which was one of only a couple of places I wanted to see so we missed that. The drivers were all friendly, just showed our QR code to start & they gave us a printed ticket for the rest of journey - very easy, audio was good, the route was just around the city & not very interesting scenery, we didn't get any problems with staff asking for tips (not like New York where staff walk around on the bus with caps hassling for tips) you simply get on & no hassle. The boat tour made the experience & very easy, loads of staff at ticket booths at Biscayne market to help, again they transferred our Viator QR code to a printed ticket, very easy. Boat was good, not too busy, good seats, good tour guide & definitely worthwhile. A cheap way to get around & see some sights. Thanks Viator, great price.
Ok trip for money
Barbara_M, Apr 2024
South beach & Little Havana were the nicest part of trip. Bus ride was okay. Would have liked more commentary with explanations of what we were seeing, history etc
Big Bus Miami: Explore, Enjoy, Experience!
Iryna_G, Apr 2024
The Big Bus Miami Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour was fantastic! Stunning views, informative commentary, and excellent service made exploring Miami a breeze. A must-do for anyone wanting to experience the city's best sights with convenience and style.
Just okay. Book this as your last resort.
Christine_L, Apr 2024
Definitely it’s not a hop on hop off bus (contrary to description). Prerecorded audio tour was informative. There were supposed to be two audio jacks. However, one of the audio jacks was not working in our seats. We had to share an earplug (which was provided by company when you enter the bus). I noticed that this is the same case for other seats. A lot of passengers were sharing their earplugs. Boat tour was better than the bus tour. We did the bus tour first. But You can schedule your boat tour when you claim your bus tickets to reserve your spot on the boat. Overall, it was just okay. It’s a good way to spend your time in Miami when you have a late flight.
Very poor, so find a different tour
Jodi_A, Apr 2024
So the website says to buy a ticket for $30 to do hop on hop off and the boat tour but that is NOT the case. It’s $75 for that feature and they couldn’t fix it when I called without charging me a separate $75 and maybe refunding me the other ticket money. They didn’t refund me. Also it was more music than talking about points about the city. Overall rating of the actual hop on / hop off is poor as well. Usable to get around the city I guess but Uber is cheaper. Don’t buy this through Viator go to Big Bus directly.
The bus was fine,...
Eric_S, Apr 2024
The bus was fine, although the only interesting portions were the downtown core, South Beach, and Little Havana. The audio was clear since it was prerecorded, the constant begging for tips for your driver who "loved having you onboard" were silly, especially since the driver just grunted at us when we got on the bus. The optional boat was a nice trip through the harbor, but the so-called "giveaway" on the boat had a prize of being pitched a timeshare. My wife saw a review before we filled out an overly intrusive form.
It was just annoying to...
Andrew_B, Apr 2024
It was just annoying to buy a Viator ticket and then exchange it for another one. Then for the boat had to change the ticket again!
Great
Christopher_C, Apr 2024
Regular service, not too overcrowded, good route for seeing the main sites. Stopped at Little Havana and Wynwood Heights were great
Panoramic and boat tour
Olga, Mar 2024
I enjoyed the boat tour a lot and would definely recommend this option. On the other hand, I believe taking panoramic tour instead of hop-on/hop-off was a good decision, because all the buses and stops were crowded and it was impossible to board until the next bus or who knows when. The biggest downside of this tour was a rudness of Big Bus booth representative (Miguel), who was very aggressive in driving in his point and talked in a raised voice while other employees just looked the other way. I definitely see some room for improvement here. Because of that, my first day of holidays was not as good as it could be.
Happy experience in Miami
tania_b, Mar 2024
Super friendly employees, amazing attitude, excellent customer service. They show you the interest points of the city, in a few hours you can get to know Miami.
Hot in Miami
Mavis_B, Mar 2024
Both buses we rode on were in need of attention, also neither had air conditioning. Maimi was 90 degrees. Not happy!
Always a fun time!
Myna_S, Mar 2024
I never miss an opportunity to ride a Big Bus when in a new city! Always such a wonderful overview of the city with lots of interesting information.
Would & Wouldn’t Recommend
Letitia_M, Mar 2024
The bus tour was pleasant and narration was really good. We were a bit disappointed in not being able to get on and off the bus! Our initial interaction with the Big Bus staff member, Miguel F., was HORRIBLE. It definitely tainted the rest of our experience. He was curt, rude, and not helpful. We didn’t realize when purchasing a HOP ON HOP OFF ticket through Viator, we were not able to hop on and off! He was derogatory toward Viator. We felt pressured in the moment to decide on the boat cruise time, which wasn’t necessary, we later found out. After visiting the Queen Island boat company, we were kindly and graciously helped by Yenina, who changed our ticket to the sunset cruise without any hesitation. We were thankful there was space on that boat tour time and realize she didn’t have to make the change for us. She was an example of great customer service.
The tour was interesting....
Galina_S, Mar 2024
The tour was interesting. The narrative was informative and fun. The only problem we encountered was the bus being 30 minutes late at one of the stops.
Great introduction to Miami
Kristina_B, Feb 2024
The cruise was great. Very informative & only quarter full so plenty of room. The hop on/off bus was a great way to see all the landmarks.
Miami experience!
NatalieR_G, Feb 2024
Louis was exceptionally kind, considerate, and hospitable. He was very concerned about my handicapped mother. He showed exceptional values. The tour was breathtaking and Miami is a huge and beautiful city. The Big Bus really brought it to life and kept me wanting more. The commentating was on point and fun-facted! I will definitely do it again. The areas of tour were perfect! Would like to have seen the Miami Dolphins stadium though!!!
Great Tour
DAVINA_E, Feb 2024
Great tour! Covers all the main attractions of Miami. Panoramic Tour was Perfect for us, as we didn't need to hop on hop off and just remained on the bus for the whole 2hrs.
Worth taking
Laura_S, Feb 2024
Enjoyed seeing the sights from the top open air seats. Great advantage point. Best part of taking this bus tour is the hop on and hop off option. One can spend some time in many parts of the city with no stress of traffic and finding parking.
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