CitySightSeeing Miami encourages tourists not just to see the sights around them, but also to explore them. Professional multilingual guides educate tourists on historical facts and fun city locations, leaving visitors with a deeper knowledge about Miami. When the urge strikes to linger at a tour stop, guests can hop off their double-decker buses and roam alone. Throughout the day, more buses arrive at each stop in intervals to pick up wandering customers and continue their tours while pairing them once again with the bus’s free WiFi and interior AC.
On durable, all-terrain Segway x2 Personal Transporters, nature-seekers can spot wildlife or sample an off-road experience during two-hour tours at the Central Florida Zoo. Informed by tour-guide narration conveyed via wireless heads, zoo tours encounter a menagerie of animalian personalities such as Gus the camel, Elmo the macaw, and a skulking pair of rare Amur leopards, with riders briefly veering off onto unpaved landscape. Off-roading tours venture entirely upon forested paths, eschewing animal exhibits and braving the surrounding woodland landscape with the two-wheeled spirit of Davy Crockett’s penny-farthing. Both tours begin with a safety video and orientation, and stride-free sightseers are encouraged to bring a camera or photographic memory to remember the experience.
Anybody can quack like a duck, but it takes a trained actor to make it believable. Thankfully, every guide employed by Duck Tours Florida has a background in acting and comedy, which means they fill their tours with jokes, music, and plenty of audience interaction. The guides entertain aboard the company's signature Hydra Terra vehicles—amphibious vehicles that can traverse both land and water. During journeys through Miami, guides spin tales of famous landmarks such as the Art Deco District in Miami Beach, before the bus splashes into the Biscayne Bay for up-close glances at celebrity mansions. Duck Tours Florida also explores Ft. Lauderdale sights, including the many shopping destinations along Las Olas Blvd.
It was 16 years ago when Eduardo de Queiroz first stepped into the pristine Florida sand, breathing the salty air and marveling at the azure sea. The Brazil native spent years exploring the amusement parks of Orlando, the sunny shorelines of Miami Beach, and the Cuban restaurants in Little Havana, falling in love with the peninsula in the process. Today, Eduardo puts his passion and knowledge of South Florida to good use with his own tour company—Amazonia Tours Miami. The seasoned guide leads tours all around the Miami area, from airboat cruises through the lush wildlife of the everglades to air-conditioned bus trips around the art deco architecture of South Beach. He brings sightseers to the Jungle Island zoo and Seaquarium, and ventures outside the city to introduce newcomers to Orlando theme parks and Key West beaches. The versatile guide conducts tours in English, Portuguese, or a Dracula voice. In addition to tours, he offers scooter rentals and transportation to the airport and local malls.
Half Price Tour Tickets’ knowledgeable guides orchestrate more than 30 diverse tours of Miami, the Everglades, Key West, and the ocean beyond. Most expeditions cater to adrenaline-fueled crowds with extreme pursuits, such as scuba diving, skydiving, and parasailing. The fleet of air-, water-, and landcraft grants access to remote locales, including the marshy Everglades and deep-sea-fishing hot spots, where fishing hooks play tug of war with sharks and submarine captains.
Its sides look like the planking of a ship, but its wheels are suggestive of a bus. On the open-sided deck space, a guide dressed in a felt tricornered hat, sailor's shirt, and red sash crows "Ahoy, matey!" to welcome up to 49 passengers onto the US Coast Guard-certified amphibious vessel. Then the wheeled ship is driven toward the water, where it hits the surface and glides forth with almost no break in rhythm. For the next 90 minutes, Miami Land & Sea Pirate Adventure's semiaquatic tour pirate ship vessel roams both land and sea as guests take in the city's many sights.