Big Bus Miami: Open-Top Tour with Optional Cruise
3.5
2,125 Ratings
Experience the best of Miami with a Big Bus open-top tour. Explore Miami Beach, downtown Miami, and Millionaire's Row at your own pace. Upgrade to enjoy a cruise and an Everglades experience.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights

Red Loop Day Tour (Route)

Operating Schedule: Departures every 30 minutes from Stop 1 - Bayside Marketplace starting at 9.30am until 5pm. Alternatively, guests can board the bus at any of the 8 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.

1. Big Bus Tours Miami
Stop 1 - Bayside Marketplace (In front of the Island Queen Cafe)

2. 555 Washington Ave
Stop 2 - South Beach (Metro bus stop in front of CVS Pharmacy)

3. 1680 Washington Ave
Stop 3 - Soundscape Park (metro bus stop opposite the Greenview Hotel)

4. 3101 Collins Ave
Stop 4 - RIU Hotel (metro bus stop in front of the RIU Hotel, between 31st & 32nd St)

5. 4299 Collins Ave
Stop 5 - North Beach / Fontainebleu & Lexington Hotels

6. 2450 NW 2nd Ave
Stop 6 - Wynwood Walls (Metro bus stop near corner with NW 25th St)

7. 302 Biscayne Blvd
Stop 7 - Downtown / Holiday Inn (metro bus stop near corner with NE 3rd St, near Holiday Inn)

8. Southwest 4th Street
Stop 8 - Little Havana / Domino Park (Metro Bus stop near corner of SW 13th Ct)

Points of Interest

  • Bayside Marketplace

  • Miami Beach Boardwalk

  • Collins Avenue

  • Wynwood Walls

  • Miami Beach Botanical Garden

  • Port of Miami

  • Lummus Park Beach

  • Bayfront Park

  • American Airlines Arena

  • Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College

  • Ocean Drive

  • Little Havana

  • Brickell City Center

What's Included
  • Unlimited 1-2 day Hop on Hop off Pass
  • Inclusive of all taxes, fees, and charges
  • Optional Everglades Tour
  • Optional Millionaire’s Row Boat Cruise
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Embark on a leisurely exploration of Miami with an open-top Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour. This 2-hour journey whisks you around the Island of Miami Beach via the picturesque MacArthur Causeway. The tour offers mesmerising vistas of the island and the majestic Miami Downtown skyline. You can disembark at any of the 8 points on the route to delve deeper into each attraction.

If you opt for the Premium or Deluxe Ticket, you have the privilege of a relaxing 90-minute cruise showcasing magnificent coastal sights like the glorious Miami Downtown skyline, Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and the luxurious residences of the affluent in ‘Millionaire’s Row™.’

The Deluxe Ticket also covers the thrill-filled Everglades Experience tour, which brings you to the alligator-infested wetlands for a sensational adventure. Post your airboat ride, keep the energy flowing with a live alligator show presented by the Gator Boys.

  • 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
  • Download the free Big Bus App for live bus tracking, bus stop locations, and more.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Ms11m22s
Apr 29, 2024
Great way to see Miami - I had an afternoon to spare whilst in Miami so took the opportunity to have a trip around the area on the Big Bus hop on/off bus. The app helpfully directs you to the nearest stop & you can see how long the next bus will be. Reps at the stop will sell you tickets if you don’t have one. Once on the bus, I grabbed a seat on the top & plugged in the free headphones to listen to the tour & learn more about the districts we were driving through. Loved Little Havana! Opportunity to get off & explore the areas then get on a later bus. With the traffic it took about 2hrs to do the entire circuit (I didn’t get off). Good tour & very informative.
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Barbara_m
Apr 11, 2024
Ok trip for money - 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
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Andrew_b
Apr 1, 2024
It was just annoying to... - 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!
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Red-super-hero
Jun 8, 2024
No AIC! - Why would anyone want to ride in an enclosed bus without air conditioning and the driver skips stops . Not to mention the recorded tour that does not match the route. All for over $50.00. Not us!
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526lorettab
May 12, 2024
Uncomfortable tour - I would not recommend this tour. Before we went, I had questions and tried calling to ask them, but no one ever answered, and no one ever returned my calls. On the tour, it was ridiculously hot! There was no room for us to sit upstairs, and sitting downstairs enclosed on the bus, the air-conditioning didn’t work, and we were miserable. Tour is a recording, not a live person, and sometimes, it is talking about things that you have not reached yet or have already passed. You can’t see very well out of the downstairs windows at all, it is blurry, and not great sightseeing. The best part of the tour was getting off it!
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572wilmar
May 11, 2024
Worst tour ever!! - It was a terrible experience. My family and I took a hop on and hop off at Biscayne at no A/C for a 2 hours expensive tour. We spent $250 for this tour. My husband suffered from a heat stroke during the tour and even the bus driver lady was struggling with the heat. Not recommending to anyone!!! Shame on you scamming people!!
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Kayyy873
May 5, 2024
Waste of money - I have been to Miami several times and this is my third time going on the Miami Big bus tour and Oh boy did it change ! I went May 2024. The prices went up from $50 to $66 for the hop on hop off tour for 2 days. In the past there were better stops that they removed like -Coconut Grove ( They used to give a coupon to get free food ) -The Museum -Brickell -Ocean Drive ( They have it listed online but skipped it ) The last stop " Downtown " is literally across the street from Bayside Marketplace How do you have a stop literally across the street from a different stop? Some of the stops were so close in proximity that it should have not even been considered a stop. The bus drivers skipped many of the stops during route as well They have prerecorded information for the 2 days which makes it less personable and enjoyable. They used to have a guide who would talk and give you information Which made the tour more interesting They removed ponchos that they used to have available for free on every bus in case it rained. Miami rains a lot so if it rains you will get drenched. The bottoms of the buses have no AC! The only thing that was enjoyable was the millionaire row cruise ( But you can purchase that separately at bayside marketplace If you are a foreigner I feel you will miss out on some cool areas if you go with this tour . Some of the staff was confrontational too ! This tour was a waste of money
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Rooeks
Apr 29, 2024
The most horrible bus tour EVER - I and my husband did the hop on hop off tour in Miami today April 29 and it was the most terrible experience ever. Firstly, we had checked the fares before we left our hotel and when we got on the bus the agent was about to charge us more than stated on the website. When we asked for discount for seniors, she smirked and answered "then I'll give you the highest discount possible" and finally charged us the right amount. Next, the bus broke down on top of a bridge over a road cross and we were there under scorching sun without water, food or toilet for half an hour until another bus (crowded with passengers) came to collect us. Such bus was crazy hot, the air conditioner was out of order, even patched with tin foil, and the passengers including small children from both tours reunited in one bus were sweating and feeling ill. A complete nightmare. To top it all, I asked the driver information about which bus stop was the closest to a shop near our hotel and he was extremely rude, dismissing me by looking away, claiming he didn't know the place where he drives along everyday and when I left the bus he said the F word to me. That's right, an old man said f*** you to me. We spent almost US$ 100 for this??? I'm totally in shock and I advise people to not use this company ever. I certainly will never ever again!!!
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T0rleif_
Apr 29, 2024
Bus tour from hell - The bus was in a terrible condition. The recorded commentary did not work and the air-conditioner was out of order. Tried tree devices with the plug, no go. There were no maps showing the route in Miami. In the area Little Havana the bus broke down and had to park on a bridge. After 30 minutes all the passengers were transferred to another bus. Those 30 minutes were horrible with no working AC. When we finally could leave the bus outside our hotel, my wife told the driver: never more this bus tour. He answered: f*** you!. This bad bus tour cost was 97,2 USD, double the price we are used to in Europe. And the ticked expired the same day at 4 pm, not after 24 hrs as normal. Shame on this bus company! WELCOME TO MIAMI!
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John
Apr 13, 2024
Waste of money - The bus was not even close to on schedule. Showed up at our stop 10min before and left long before it's scheduled time. We would have missed it if we went by the schedule. The top was full and the AC inside the lower level was non existent and it was miserable hot inside. This was just April. I'd hate to see it in July! The driver completely skipped the Wynwood Walls stop where we were going to get off and when I went to ask him about it discovered he didn't speak any English. We took Uber and Lyft the rest of the day. The bus was a wasted $100.
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