Biscayne Bay Ultimate Miami Boat Tour + Stiltsville

Private and Small Group Sightseeing Tours

Tour Details

Our Most Popular Tour!

  • Private & Small Group (Shared) Options: Select your choice at booking
  • Guided Tour: USCG-licensed Captains & Local Guides
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Capacity: Maximum 6 passengers
  • South Beach Departure: 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 – $170.00 per person**

Private – $795.00(M-Th) • $895(Fri.-Sun.)

Note for Booking: This tour includes exclusive access to Stiltsville in Biscayne National Park. 

Note for Bad Weather: Stiltsville and other remote areas of this tour are weather-dependent. Check conditions with your captain before departure for reschedules in instances of bad weather.

**2 Person Minimum to book. Single passengers call to reserve.

The Most Authentic Miami Excursions You Will Ever Experience

Your Boat Tour Journey Begins Here

Welcome aboard the Ultimate Miami Boat Tour + Stiltsville with Ocean Force Adventures. This isn’t just a tour; it’s your passport to an unforgettable expedition.

As the boat gently glides through the sparkling waters of the bay, you’ll feel the allure of Miami’s history beckoning you. Picture this: You’re surrounded by legendary sights, from the Art Deco architecture of South Beach to the opulent mansions of Star Island. Our experienced and USCG-licensed local captains are not just guides; they’re storytellers. They’ll transport you back in time, regaling you with tales of Miami’s transformation from a mosquito-infested outpost to the vibrant international cultural hub it is today.

Hidden Gems Await on Your Tours in Miami

But it’s not just about the past; it’s also about discovering the hidden gems that make Miami so unique. As you cruise along, keep an eye out for the elusive Scarface Mansion, known for its breathtaking waterfront architecture. This is the stuff of movie legends, and you’re sailing right past it.

The Magic of Marine Life

Then comes the enchanting and fun part – the marine life. As we navigate through the bay’s turquoise waters, you’ll get a front-row seat to one of nature’s most captivating shows. Dolphins, the beloved residents of Miami’s bay waters, often grace us with their presence. With every leap and playful splash, they remind us that Miami’s beauty goes beyond its skyline. Our mission? To bring you face to face with these charming creatures, against the backdrop of the city’s iconic sights. It’s not just a tour; it’s an encounter with the natural side of Miami.

Exclusive Stiltsville Visit

And just when you thought the family journey couldn’t get any more remarkable, we unveil our secret: an exclusive visit to Stiltsville. Picture colorful houses rising from the shimmering waters, each with its own story to tell. We’re the only daily boat tour with a National Park permit, granting us access to these captivating structures in Biscayne National Park. While we can’t go inside, we’ll get you close enough for that perfect photograph, and our knowledgeable captains will share historical insights that will leave you in awe.

Iconic Miami Locations

On your tour in Miami, you’ll have a great time exploring fun locations and stunning city views from our boat such as Biscayne Bay, Stiltsville, Biscayne National Park Tours, Scarface Mansion, Star Island boat tour, Miami River cruise, Key Biscayne, Flagler Monument, Vizcaya, the Downtown Miami Skyline view, Port Miami, South Beach, Venetian Islands, Space Invader Miami, Cape Florida Lighthouse, Fisher Island, and waterfront views of Miami Museums on a Miami boat tour like no other.


Conde Nast Says…

Shared Small Group or Private Miami Boat Tour

Shared Small Group Miami ExcursionsOur shared small group boat cruise is tailored for up to six passengers. It’s all about curating an intimate and personalized atmosphere, where you will explore Miami with fellow travelers who share your passions and interests.

Private Miami Boat ToursFor those who seek a more intimate and personalized boat ride in Miami, our private tour, accommodating up to six passengers, is the ideal choice. This option guarantees exclusivity and the flexibility to tailor your Miami excursion.

Whichever route you take, we assure you an immersive and unforgettable Miami boat ride to discover the city from the water. Your Miami journey, your unique experience!

Sightseeing Tour Highlights 

Personalized Guided Miami Boat Tour: Unlike large boat tours, our ultra-small group Miami boat tours ensure an intimate trip and personalized sightseeing cruise as you explore Miami and enjoy the views of our magic city by water. With a maximum of only 6 passengers per boat ride, you’ll have a great experience and plenty of opportunities to ask questions while soaking in the Miami sights.

Dolphin Encounters: Our Miami boat tour is an excellent way to go beyond the ordinary and include frequent dolphin and wildlife encounters against the backdrop of Miami skyline views. We know where Biscayne Bay’s resident dolphin pods hang out and we strive to see them on each boat tour, although it is not always possible, it does happen very often on our cruises through the bay.

Special Visit to Stiltsville: Step back in time as you explore Stiltsville, one of Miami’s most iconic landmarks. We are the only daily boat tour provided with a National Park permit allowing visits to unique and colorful Stilt houses in Miami, located within Biscayne National Park. Although we do not go inside Stiltsville House, we spend approximately 20 minutes on our boat tours for a close-up look at the Stiltsville houses to capture photographs, enjoy spectacular views of the Miami skyline, get historical insights, and have time to answer your questions provided by our knowledgeable captains.

A special treat during our Stilstville tour in Miami is views of the Space Invaders Miami tile mosaics that have been placed on some of the stilt houses by the artist Space Invader. If you want to read more about the history of this Miami gem, check out our Stiltsville Miami tours article.

Tailored Experiences: Unlike one-size-fits-all Florida boat tours that explore Miami, our city-by-water tours are a great experience and tailored to match your interests, creating a unique, fun, and engaging boat ride for everyone. Our carefully curated boat tours and tour routes showcase the very best of Miami, led by passionate captains who infuse every tour with their local knowledge for an exceptionally great experience.

What’s Included in Our Boat Tours

  • A comfortable and safe Zodiac RIB boat built for exploration and cruises.
  • Knowledgeable and engaging USCG captains who will share fascinating stories about Miami and Miami Beach.
  • Opportunities to take stunning photos of the Miami skyline and more from our Biscayne Bay cruises.
  • An unforgettable experience on a boat ride that blends sightseeing tours in Miami with historical accounts, culture, iconic sights, dolphin encounters, and more.
  • A boat tour with a Biscayne National Park tours permit enables a sightseeing cruise to view Stiltsville houses
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Group photos using your camera

What’s Not Included in Your Miami Beach Tour

  • Food and other beverages.
  • Gratuities for the crew are not included but are greatly appreciated.
  • Parking at Miami Beach Marina
  • Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

Top Rated Miami Boat Tour

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

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

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

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 a Boat Cruise with Ocean Force Adventures?

15 Years of Excellence: Ocean Force Adventures South Beach and Miami boat tour boasts over 15 years of excellence in providing the perfect top-notch, South Beach and Miami boat tours, cruises, and other sightseeing cruise experiences. We’ve honed our craft to perfection, ensuring every tour exceeds your expectations.

Owner Operated: We stand apart from the middleman of Miami boat tour booking agencies such as Viator, Get Your Guide, TripAdvisor, Boatsetter, and other major online resellers of Miami sightseeing boat tours. Instead, we take pride in owning and directly operating our sightseeing boat tours. Captain Kim, the founder of Ocean Force Adventures Miami and South Beach, personally trained our entire team and actively oversees all daily operations. Not only is she a licensed USCG Captain herself, but she is so involved we have become known as Captain Kim Boat Tours!

Authentic Experience: This experience is the premier choice for bayside boat tours and travelers who want more than just a sightseeing cruise and a great time on a boat tour; they want a perfect and authentic, one-of-a-kind boat tour experience. Discover the Miami difference on a fun and exciting sightseeing cruise with Ocean Force Adventures.

Local & Licensed Expert Guides: Our team includes USCG-licensed captains and expert local guides who call the city of Miami home. They’re not just narrators; they’re excellent storytellers who bring Miami’s story to life. They are thrilled to take you on and adventure of a boat ride in Miami that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

Comfort & Safety: Ensuring your comfort and safety on our sightseeing cruise is our top priority. Our custom-designed Zodiac RIB boat is not only a lot of fun but it is crafted to provide a secure and enjoyable boat ride and is built for exploration. With twin Suzuki 200hp outboard engines, we can comfortably and quickly access remote areas of Miami for the ultimate sightseeing cruise experience.

USCG Approved Safety Measures: Safety is paramount at Ocean Force Adventures. We prioritize your well-being by providing USCG approved life jackets and personal PFD’s for every passenger on board. Before each tour, our experienced captains conduct a thorough briefing, going over all emergency procedures. This ensures that you are not only here for a great time but also for a safe one.

Accident-Free: When you choose Ocean Force Adventures, you’re selecting a company with a stellar safety record. We are proud to report that in our full 15 years of operation, we have maintained a spotless safety history with no accidents or claims. Your peace of mind is our commitment.

Convenient Location: Your boat tour begins conveniently at Miami Beach Marina, the perfect location from all parts of the city and just a short walk or ride from all major South Beach and Miami Beach area hotels. To easily find us from your hotel, just search boat tours near me, guided boat tours near me or private boat rides near me and we will appear in your maps app with directions to visit our South Beach location at 300 Alton Road, Pier E, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

How Do I Book a Tour That Includes Stiltsville?

Booking your boat tour that includes Stiltsville is easy. Simply click on the “Book Now” link on this page and select the “Biscayne Bay Ultimate Miami Excursions + Stiltsville” boat tour option. Follow the straightforward booking process, choose your preferred date and time, and secure your spot.

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

We want you to have a good experience on your Miami boat tour. If the weather forces a boat ride or tour cancellation will try to reschedule your boat ride. If this is not possible, we will provide a full refund for your next boat tour.

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

Our custom-built Zodiac RIB excursion boat is designed for your safety and comfort. This agile boat allows us to explore far-reaching areas such as Stiltsville and Biscayne National Park tours. You may have seen these boats in Hawaii or Alaska where they are used for whale watching tours or on a cruise where they are used for shallow water exploration tours in Miami.

What is the Cancelation Policy on Your Boat Tours?

BAD WEATHER? We Reschedule or Refund your tour.

NON-WEATHER CANCELLATIONS within 48 hours of the tour will result in a same-value voucher for a sightseeing cruise for use within 12 months of the original sightseeing cruise reservation.

CANCELLATION PROTECTION allows refundable last-minute boat tours and boat ride cancellations for any reason up to 4 hours before your scheduled boat tours.

What Should I Wear on this Miami Boat Tour?

We recommend comfortable clothing, sunblock, hats, sunglasses, and soft-soled shoes for your Miami boat tour. You should bring sweaters or light jackets in the winter months for your boat ride in Miami as it could be cooler.

Will I Get Wet on this Boat Cruise in Miami?

You will not get wet on this boat cruise in Miami unless we experience very windy conditions. During summer months the boat tour might encounter light rain showers, however, we are usually able to work around them on our tours. On each Miami boat tour, we provide disposable rain protection to protect from rainy conditions.

On This Miami Boat Tour, You Will Experience

An authentic and engaging small group sightseeing experience with an expert local guide aboard a 6-passenger high-performance Zodiac RIB boat exploring historical, cultural, and natural areas of Miami’s Biscayne Bay.  

ENJOY an adventurous and intimate experience and the thrill of our specially designed custom Zodiac RIB tour boat traveling with up to 6 passengers over more than 40 miles of pristine Biscayne Bay waters. 

DISCOVER the heritage and history of Miami’s colorful past from its origins as a mosquito-infested swampy outpost favored by famous mobsters and business titans to its rise as a trendy international cultural mecca. 

EXPERIENCE an intelligent and engaging tour in Miami with expert local captains visiting unusual historic and insider locations as well as popular sights like Scarface Mansion featuring breathtaking waterfront architecture and private celebrity homes.

ENCOUNTER wild dolphins, huge Jurassic-era Tarpon fish, and protected Florida Manatee and see firsthand how area conservation helps marine life thrive in the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve.

EXPLORE environmentally diverse and sensitive locations including Biscayne National Park tours, the largest underwater park in the US, known for its abundant marine life, vast underwater preservation sights, and the unique “Stiltsville.”

EXCLUSIVE We are the only daily Miami boat tour holding a National Park permit, giving us exclusive access to Biscayne National Park tours for our guests. 

A Journey Worth Taking

At Ocean Force Adventures, we don’t offer just a Miami boat tour; we provide an immersive experience that leaves a lasting impression. Our tour boats are safe, secure, and comfortable. Book your “Biscayne Bay Ultimate Miami Excursions + Stiltsville” tour in Miami now and be a part of the story that makes this magic city unique.

You can experience everything on this tour except Stiltsville, Key Biscayne, Scarface House, and other remote areas on our Biscayne Bay Lite Tour.

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A private Miami boat tour visits Biscayne National Park and historic Stiltsvill.
Family encounters dolphin during a boat tour in miami with Ocean Force Advenetures.
Vizcaya Museum and gardens seen from the water on a boat cruise Miami with Ocean Force Adventures
Dolphins Leaping in the bay on a Miami boat tour.
Passengers on a boat tour in Miami photographing a huge cargo ship at Port Miami.
Viewing a mega yacht at Miami Beach Marina on a boat tour in Miami.
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