Big Bus Miami: Open-Top Tour with Optional Cruise
3.5
2,121 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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Christopher_c
Apr 1, 2024
Great - Regular service, not too overcrowded, good route for seeing the main sites. Stopped at Little Havana and Wynwood Heights were great
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Joyce_b
Dec 31, 2023
Great way to see Miami! - Buses run at regular intervals as stated and the recording is well timed and an easy way to learn about Miami. If you want to do the full loop, allow plenty of time for traffic. Unfortunately we had an early evening flight out and couldn’t finish (our fault for spending too much time hopped off!).
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Galina_s
Mar 1, 2024
The tour was interesting.... - The tour was interesting. The narrative was informative and fun. The only problem we encountered was the bus being 30 minutes late at one of the stops.
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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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Jay97150
Jan 3, 2024
Things to do to discover the city - The team was welcoming. We boarded the bus. There is free wifi inside the bus, and so you had to scan a QR code in order to access the audio guide, which was not specified in the offer. Positive point: the audio is well done and is triggered according to the progress of the bottom. The bus is correct, and the bus rotation works well (waiting time approximately 20 minutes between each bus). Negative point: You must specify to come with your personal headphones, because they are not systematically offered. We made a complete tour then during our second tour, we stopped at Cerro Cristobal to take the cable car. Finally, at the cerro, we went back down by the funicular which takes us to the barrio bellavista. Here we waited for another bus to continue the visit. Finally, a good day out to get an idea of the city from east to west.
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Gautam_s
Dec 29, 2023
Its not hop on hop off.... - Its not hop on hop off. That should have been clearly mentioned in the booking site but it was not. Wont recommend this to someone looking for hop on hop off tours.
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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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Vacationer785959
Mar 31, 2024
Thank you for ruining my husband's birthday. Thanks for ruining my husband's birthday. - "My husband and I decided to take a Big Bus tour of Miami to celebrate his birthday. Unfortunately, the experience was very disappointing due to an issue with their wheelchair accessibility policy. My husband has a back problem and uses a small mobility scooter to get around, as he cannot walk long distances. The scooter is compact, around the size of a regular wheelchair, and we have never had issues bringing it on cruise ships, airplanes, or other transportation. Big Bus Miami's website states they can accommodate wheelchairs. However, when we tried to board the bus, the driver refused to let my husband on with his mobility scooter. Despite the scooter's small size, they said they only allow certain types of wheelchairs. As a result, we were unable to take the tour. This was very upsetting, as it felt discriminatory to deny my husband access due to his disability assistive device. It ruined our plans for his birthday celebration. I hope in the future Big Bus will be more accommodating of mobility scooters so those with disabilities can fully participate." "My husband and I decided to take a Big Bus Miami tour to celebrate his birthday. Unfortunately, the experience was very disappointing due to an issue with their wheelchair accessibility policy. My husband has a back problem and uses a small mobility scooter to get around as he cannot walk long distances. The scooter is compact, about the size of a regular wheelchair, and we've never had a problem taking it on cruise ships, planes, or other modes of transportation. The Big Bus Miami website indicates that they can accommodate wheelchairs. However, when we tried to board the bus, the driver refused to let my husband board with his mobility scooter. Despite the small size of the scooter, they said they only allow certain types of wheelchairs. As a result, we were unable to take the tour. This was very upsetting as it felt discriminatory to deny my husband access due to his disability assistive device. He ruined our plans for his birthday celebration. I hope that in the future Big Bus will be more accessible with mobility scooters so that people with disabilities can fully participate."
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I1062cmjuliek
Feb 4, 2024
We would NOT recommend this tour! - Speaking for my husband and myself, we would NEVER recommend this tour to others, based on the following: we hopped on at Stop #1 (Bayside Marketplace), hopped off at Stop #2 (South Beach), and then tried to hop back on at Stop #3 (Soundscape Garden). The bus that soon arrived there was so full that we were not able to board, and had to wait for the next one (estimated by the employee at the stop to be "about 15 mins). In actuality, we waited in the heat for approx. 1 hour and 15 mins for the next bus, all the while having absolutely NO communication from the employee on-site as to when the next bus might arrive. We were told that "not all buses have GPS," so we were not even able to guess at the arrival time of the next bus ourselves. When the next bus DID arrive, it seemed to have no air conditioning running at all. Because we did not dare get off the bus again based on what had happened at Stop #3, we just sat on the bus, in the heat, for approximately 2 hours more, in traffic, until the "tour" was (thankfully) over. Even the "audio tour" was quite unsatisfactory: it contained very little in-depth or interesting information, such that our entire time on the bus felt like pretty much of a wasted afternoon, albeit a very hot, uncomfortable, and expensive one. At approx. $50 a head, this "tour" was of virtually no value to us, and our opinion would be exactly the same, even if it were to cost $10 a head.
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Go67012586245
Jan 16, 2024
Dishonest tactics. - Watch out. Despite the ticket saying it is a hop on hop off, they tell you it isn’t and rip the barcode when you get to the bus. I am unable to find anywhere that tells me I paid for a once on only. Once contacted they gave a lame excuse and said it is my fault. Use someone else.
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