Biscayne Bay Miami Boat Tour Lite

Small Group and Private Miami Boat Rides

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Capacity: Maximum 6 passengers
  • South Beach Departures: Miami Beach Marina, 300 Alton Road, Pier E, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Departure Times: Daily (Monday-Sunday) 9:30am • 11:45am •  3:00pm
  • Reservations: Reservations are required online or by phone at 305-372-3388
  • Parking: Strongly suggest ride share or taxi as parking is limited.
  • Small Group Rates: $129 per person (2 person minimum)
  • Private Tour Rates: $499 (M-Th) • $599 (Fri. – Sun)

Note for Booking: Stiltsville is not offered on this tour. If you want to include Stiltsville and other natural and more remote areas of Miami, book our Biscayne Bay ULTIMATE Miami Excursion + Stiltsville tour.

The Best Boat Rides in Miami for Authentic Guided Experiences

Embark on an extraordinary guided tour in Miami with Ocean Force Adventures’ Biscayne Bay Miami Boat Tour Lite. Discover the boat tour you’ve always envisioned – an immersive exploration of Miami’s heart, complete with fascinating history, iconic landmarks, and celebrity homes and mansions, working rivers, spectacular views, and a thriving marine ecosystem including dolphin watching.

What is the Difference Between This Tour and Our Ultimate Miami Boat Tour?

While this Lite tour shares many highlights with our Ultimate Miami Boat Tours experience, its focus is more centered on the areas of South Beach, Venetian Islands, Vizcaya Museum, the Miami River, cruise ships basin, waterfront city parks, museums, and spectacular views of the city’s downtown skyline. This lite tour does not include Stiltsville, Biscayne National Park tours, Miami Scarface house, and other remote areas of the bay. We recommend this Miami boat ride for those desiring a more moderately priced sightseeing tour.

The Very Best Miami Beach Boat Tour is Ocean Force Adventures according to this Conde Nast article.

Shared or Private Miami Boat Tours – The Choice is Yours!

Experience our Miami Boat Tour Lite in the way that suits you best. This boat ride is available as a shared small group experience for up to six passengers, ensuring an intimate and sociable adventure with like-minded travelers.

Alternatively, if you prefer a more private and personalized setting, opt for the private tour for up to six passengers and make this tour your own. Whether it’s a speed boat tour you want or a casual cruise along the bay,  a private tour allows you customize your tour. The Lite Tour Miami is designed to cater to your desires, whether you seek the camaraderie of fellow explorers or the exclusivity of a private excursion. Whichever path you choose, we ensure an engaging and unforgettable boat ride to explore Miami by water.

Miami Skyline Views from the Water

On this tour, you’ll be treated to stunning views along the shorelines of South Beach, the Miami River, and the downtown Miami skyline.

As you cruise along you will also see:

  • Star Island, the Venetian Islands, and Fisher Island
  • The Miami River, Bayside Marketplace, and Flagler Monument
  • The Port of Miami, South Beach, and Downtown Miami Skyline
  • Brickell Key, Celebrity homes, the former home of Al Capone

While we don’t venture to Stiltsville, Biscayne National Park, Key Biscayne, the Scarface mansion, or the more far-reaching areas of Miami, you’ll still get a front-row seat to Miami’s fascinating history. Celebrity homes you will see during these Miami boat cruises include Gloria Estefan and Shaquille O’Neal.

How Do I Book a Miami Boat Tour Lite?

Booking your Miami boat tour Lite is a breeze. Simply click on the “Book Now” link on this page and select the “Biscayne Bay Miami Boat Tour Lite” option. Follow the straightforward booking process, choose a shared small group boat tour or private Miami boat tours, your preferred date and time, and secure your spot.

What Happens if We Get Bad Weather Before Our Boat Tour?

Your boat tours are important to us. If we get bad weather before the boat tour and it forces a cancellation of best boat tours, we’ll do our best to reschedule your tours. If that’s not possible, we’ll provide a full refund for your next boat tour.

How Do You Get to Stiltsville and Cruise on a Biscayne National Park Tour?

If you want to get to Stitlsville and take a cruise on a Biscayne National Park tour, you will need to book our Biscayne Bay Ultimate Miami Boat Tour. This Miami boat ride includes tours of both areas in addition to what you will experience on our Lite tour.

What Type of Boat is Used on this Miami Boat Tour?

The type of boat uses on this Miami boat tour is a custom-built Zodiac RIB boat is designed for safety and comfort during any boat tour conditions, allowing us to explore areas like Miami Beach, the Miami River, South Beach, and the downtown Miami skyline. It’s the perfect boat for your trip.

What is the Cancellation Policy on Your Boat Tours?

In the case of bad weather, the cancellation policy on our boat tours in Miami is to offer rescheduling or refunds.

Non-weather cancellations within 48 hours of the Miami tour result in a voucher for a sightseeing cruise for use within 12 months. Cancellation protection for your tours allows refundable last-minute cancellations up to 4 hours before your scheduled tour.

What Should I Wear on this Miami Boat Tour?

On this Miami boat tour, you should wear comfortable clothing, sunblock, hats, sunglasses, and soft-soled shoes. In the winter months on the boat tour, bring sweaters or light jackets, just in case we encounter cooler temperatures.

Will I Get Wet on this Boat Cruise in Miami?

you will not get wet on this boat cruise in Miami unless we encounter very windy conditions, During the summer, there could be light rain showers, but we provide disposable rain protection for your comfort on all tours.

Best Boat Tours for Dolphin Encounters

This is the best boat tour for encounters with the area’s resident dolphin population. Our nimble and quick Zodiac RIB boat is able to traverse remote and shallow water locations that larger tour boats are unable to reach. And although a dolphin encounter is always top of mind for our tour guides, we must keep in mind, that dolphins are wild creatures and not always up for human interaction so it is not guaranteed we will see them.

Because we have become so good at finding the areas most inhabited by these playful creatures, we have become known as the best dolphin tour in Miami. Your local tour guide enjoys introducing you to memorable wildlife encounters against the backdrop of Miami’s skyline, however, we are very careful to accomplish this on our boat tour trip in a manner that does not disturb or distress the dolphin populations found along our boat tour route.

Personalized Miami Boat Tours in Miami

Our guided Lite Miami boat tour is tailored to match your interests as you experience the city by water, creating a fun, engaging, and personalized boat ride for everyone on board. This Miami boat cruise is infused with local knowledge, delivered by our experienced local tour guide and USCG-licensed local captains who are passionate storytellers. Your local guide will bring Miami’s vibrant story to life as you cruise.

What’s Included in Our Boat Tours

  • A comfortable and safe Zodiac RIB boat, expertly crafted for exploration and cruises.
  • Our knowledgeable and engaging USCG-licensed captains, are ready to share fascinating stories about Miami and South Beach during your sightseeing cruise.
  • Opportunities to capture stunning photographs of Miami’s skyline and more during our shared and private cruise.
  • A 2-hour unforgettable sightseeing cruise, blending breathtaking views and Miami boat cruises with historical narratives, culture, iconic sights, and the potential for dolphin encounters.
  • Complimentary bottled water and a cooler with ice.

What’s Not Included in Our Miami Beach Tour in Miami

  • Food and other beverages.
  • While gratuities for the crew are not part of the package, they are always greatly appreciated.
  • Parking fees at Miami Beach Marina.
  • Hotel Pickup/Drop-off.

Best Rated Miami Boat Rides

This boat tour in Miami is rated five stars on Trip Advisor, Google and Yelp!

By Far the Best Tour I've Ever Been On

.: It’s easy to come up with superlatives. But the truth is that this is a different kind of tour. ‘Tour’ isn’t even the right word. It’s more like a cruise round Miami with a good friend. And this is exclusively down to the captain. He knows his stuff, and happy to veer off route when a pod of dolphins appeared. It’s simply a jaw-dropping spectacle from the water.

J. Roughetts, UK

So Incredibly Special

A guided excursion could take you to the most spectacular place on Earth, but it is the operator who really makes the memory. Feeling safe, having great photography ops, learning the legends and backstory, and finding hidden pockets to explore—these are the nuances of guiding that set great companies apart. And this is what made the experience aboard Ocean Force exceptional.

Jonathon Irish, National Geographic Traveler

The Very Best Miami Beach Boat Tour

The best way to see Miami by sea is aboard one of Ocean Force Adventures’ Zodiac RIB boats. While you cruise through Biscayne Bay, your captain narrates the city’s history from original settlement to cocaine cowboys to Brickell’s boom. And the best bit is Stiltsville!

Paul Brady, Conde Nast


Why Choose Ocean Force Adventures?

Over 15 Years of Excellence: We’ve been perfecting our craft for over 15 years, ensuring that every tour in Miami exceeds your expectations.

Owner Operated: Unlike online travel resellers such as Viator, TripAdvisor, Get Your Guide, and Expedia, we are not the middleman. We directly own and operate our sightseeing boat tours, with Captain Kim, the founder of Ocean Force Adventures actively overseeing all daily boat tour operations.

Authentic Experience: We offer an authentic, one-of-a-kind boat tour experience where you will experience Miami in a way like no other. On this cruise you will explore just about everything there is to see of Miami by water and your tour guide will take the time to ensure all your questions are answered.

Licensed Expert Local Guide: Our team includes USCG-licensed captains and expert local guides who call Miami home. Our team does not have a tour guide script, they have a deep interest in Miami’s history, cultural, and natural worlds, and that shows in their delivery to you.

Comfort & Safety: Your comfort and safety are our top priorities, with our custom-designed Zodiac RIB boat offering a secure and enjoyable ride. Built for exploring and Miami excursions, our boat enhances your enjoyment during a boat tour.

Convenient Location: Your boat tour starts at Miami Beach Marina, conveniently located near all major South Beach and Miami Beach area hotels. Any easy way to find us is to search for Miami boat rides near me on our smartphone and we will come right up for you. Miami Beach Marina, 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Experience the Magic of Miami on Our Miami Boat Tour in Miami

On this tour in Miami, you’ll discover the vibrant soul of the city from the comfort of our Zodiac RIB boat. Join us for a memorable cruise exploring Miami by water and experience the heart of the Magic City. Book your “Biscayne Bay Miami Boat Tour Lite” now and be part of the Miami story.

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Couple on a private Miami Beach boat tour on a clear day in Miami.
A guided sightseeing boat tour of Miami with Captain Colin and Ocean Force Adventures.
Visiting the Phillip Frost "Viagra" mansion on Star Island and Millionaires Row during Miami boat rides
Captain Nick preparing to  depart Miami Beach marina on a private boat tour in Miami.
Miami Dolphin encounters on a boat tour in Miami with Ocean Force Adventures
Stiltsville Miami T-shirt that is a hand-sketched design available at Ocean Force Adventures' Merchandise shop.

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