Miami

Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami

Badge of ExcellenceMiami, United States
  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Cruise the Miami coastline 'Miami Vice-style' on this speedboat cruise. Settle in to your plush seat as your expert captain pilots the speedboat down the sandy shoreline, where you can view Fisher Island and Star Island's collection of multi-millionaire and celebrity homes. Buzz by Miami Beach, where the locals strut their stuff in sun and you can snap photos of the Art Deco mansions lining South Beach.
  • Speedboat tour of Miami's coastline
  • View luxurious multi-million dollar homes on Fisher Island and Star Island
  • Cruise down the coast of South Beach, lined with Art Deco homes
  • Learn about Miami's history and culture from your captain
  • Photo ops of Miami's downtown skyline

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and city surcharge
  • Sightseeing speedboat tour
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures
    401 Biscayne Blvd T5880, Miami, FL 33132, USA

    • Location: Inside Bayside Marketplace. • How to find us: We are located along the water between the Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel and the band stage. Look for the yellow umbrella, race flag for our check in kiosk. You must check -in 30 minutes prior to departure time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to the Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami to board your vessel. Settle in to your plush, comfortable seat as your captain pilots the boat past the cruise ship channel Flagler Monument Island and the US Coast Guard Station.

Slow down for a closer inspection of the mansions on Star Island and the Venetian Islands. Your captain will give you the inside scoop on who lives where and what the ostentatious homes are worth. 

Zoom out to Fisher Island and South Point Park, location of the highest per capita income of any location in the country. Speed up to top speed while traveling through the Government Cut, then head out for the open Atlantic Ocean. 

Cruise down the sandy shores of South Beach, lined with photo-worthy Art Deco mansions. While you return to your departure point through Fisherman's Channel, get panoramic views of the downtown Miami skyline. 

Return to your departure point after your speedboat tour.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Adults must accompany children at all times
  • Minimum riding age is 3 years
  • Please Note: The online waiver provided in your confirmation email must be signed prior to arriving at our dock.
  • Based on demand you may end up on either the Thriller or Hurricane Speedboat
  • All participants must sign an online waiver in advance.
  • MUST ARRIVE AT THE DOCK 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR DEPARTING TIME FOR CHECK IN AND BOARDING
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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:Where is the departure point for the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:The Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami departs from the Bayside Marketplace at 401 Biscayne Blvd in between the Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel and the band stage. Look for the yellow umbrella and race flag.

May 2022

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:Parking is available in the parking garage at the entrance to the Bayside Marketplace. Parking rates apply and may vary. You may also take a rideshare service, such as Uber or Lyft.

May 2022

Q:Are there any restrictions for the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:This ride is not recommended for guests with conditions related to the neck or back or that may be pregnant.

May 2022

Q:Are there any age restrictions on the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:Due to the nature of the ride, children under age three may not participate.

May 2022

Q:How should I dress for the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:Casual attire is appropriate.

May 2022

Q:How often are the departures for the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:The daily 45-minute Tours depart every hour from 10:00 am until sunset on weekdays and every half hour starting at 10:00 am on weekends and holidays. Be sure to reserve your preferred departure time when confirming your reservation.

May 2022

Q:How early should I check in for the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure. All guests must arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time. If you are running late and will not arrive 30 minutes prior, please contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket as soon as possible to reschedule. If you arrive after the tour has departed, you will not be able to reschedule or receive a refund.

May 2022

Q:Are there life jackets available onboard the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests. You do not need to wear them, but they are available under your seat in case of emergency.

May 2022

Q:What happens in case of bad weather during the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:Cruises sail rain or shine, however, in the case of severe weather conditions (lightning and thunder) or under the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, you will be given the option to reschedule or cancel with a full refund.

May 2022

Q:Is there a place to store my wheelchair or stroller while on the Speedboat Sightseeing Tour of Miami?

A:You may store wheelchairs or strollers at the dock. There is a boarding ramp for guests in wheelchairs, however, there are 2-3 steps to board the boat and all guests must be able to board and debark without assistance.

May 2022

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Featured review
Kathryn_R
Great 45 minutes on the water. The boat goes very fast and can be bumpy the kids loved it. Our tour guide was quite funny and pointed out all the famous houses of celebrities. We then went up and down the beach before returning to the harbour. Recommend you arrive early to get a good seat at the front.

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Awesome experience
David_H, Feb 2024
Thriller move I was having so much fun I wish it was longer and the speed was great! Definitely coming back!!!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Very Nice tour
CAMILA_M, Feb 2024
The tour was on time, very nice people. I recommend with family, friends and couples! The sight is very nice!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Don’t go on this speed boat ride.
Gerald_C, Feb 2024
It was late to start. We were told to be there at 12:30 to leave for 1:00pm and we did not leave until 1:30. The ride was only 1/2 an hour not 45 minutes like we were told it would be. As well we did not get to go on a speed boat like advertised but a slower bigger boat. I am very disappointed. Then they had the nerve to ask us for a tip after the experience was over.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review and comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in a near future for a better experience.
speedboat journey
gabi_m, Feb 2024
it was a fun experience but it is a tour. it’s not fast for the whole ride but you get to see nice expensive houses and learn about the rich people who live there. it wasn’t a full 45 minutes like it advertises and $45 is a little extreme honestly. overall we were happy it was something last minute to do and it satisfied us
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Fast
Lev_B, Feb 2024
Its all about speed. Definitely recommended. Duration is not so long ca.45 minutes but worth it. Staff is friendly and helpful
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Very wild ride
VALLY_T, Feb 2024
Fun trip, super thrilling like the name. Boat was about 10 minutes late, but I didn't mind because we were late too. By the end I'm just happy I didn't lose my wig :)
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Great ride! Fun
Jill_W, Feb 2024
The ride was a real thrill. We enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was annoyed with questions which I found Odd. But we found it very worthwhile. And it’s right next to the most interesting Market Place so well worth the effort.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
It’s cool experience
Toby_N, Feb 2024
It was amazing and I personally think people should go it and h create fun memories and overall just have fun
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Fun, thrilling, and never scary
Andrew_B, Feb 2024
The ride was great--a good balance of fast boating and then some chill time to check out the mansions. 45-50 minutes, I think. Hosts were great, boat was comfortable, and music while we rode was solid.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
First time to Miami
Kieana_W, Feb 2024
OMG!!! The speed boat ride was an experience of a lifetime. Me an my family was so excited we wanted to ride again.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Seeing the homes of the...
Katreece_B, Feb 2024
Seeing the homes of the wealthy and riding in the speedboat. The tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
good
katia_v, Feb 2024
the people they doing good job i love that everything is perfect and keep doing good job is my birthday i love do that everything deferent
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future. Happy birthday!
Miami trip
Zitlaly_C, Feb 2024
The whole thing was amazing. Very funny and great tour guy made everything better 3x better and made sure everyone was having a good time.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Had a blast
Feediouse_J, Feb 2024
Very great experience very professional boat was clean host was funny and knowledgeable enjoyed the sight seeing
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Soaked
Christian_B, Jan 2024
I had a blast with my girlfriend I didn’t think we were gonna get wet we didn’t we got soaked!!! I’m gonna have to recommend a friend
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you and your girlfriend enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Fast, informative, cool
DAWN_S, Jan 2024
7 out of 5 Big bang for my buck Next time I’m in Miami I’m definitely doing it again. They call it thriller for a reason.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Definitely recommend
Kristen_B, Jan 2024
The tour guide shared so much information and was quite humorous! Was a great time, would absolutely do it again if we ever make to that area of the country again!! My 74 year old mother and my 4 year old daughter and all of us in between those ages enjoyed the tour!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review and comments. We are thrilled that you, your mother and daughter enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Definitely going again
Alyssa_M, Jan 2024
This was the most incredible experience I’ve ever had. This was the most fun I’ve had in a while and it’s nice to enjoy myself from to time.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
Miami - Skyline, Sunsets, Star Islands and more
Marvia_B, Jan 2024
It was nice to be on the water and see the different homes around the island. The instructor was knowledgeable and kinda funny. He tried himself to be entertaining. All in all, it was a fun experience for us.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review and comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
An exciting trip
Erik_G, Jan 2024
This boat is too fast!. We enjoyed it a lot. Definitely we are going to recommend this activity to our friends.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for choosing us and for your review and comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and look forward to welcoming you back in a near future.
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