South Florida’s Top Guided Tours (Even For Locals)

South Florida’s Top Guided Tours (Even For Locals)

While South Florida may be infamous for some rather out-there tours and attractions, there are still a number of gems available for exploration. These guided tours around the area are delightful for first-time visitors and locals alike. Exceptional views, scandalous stories, breathtaking nature and exotic transportation methods are just a few of the draws from these top picks. They make for great excuses to enjoy time and time again with friends and family whenever someone arrives to town.

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Miami Seaplane Tour

3401 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-3909
www.miamiseaplane.com

What could be more magical than soaring over Miami in a seaplane? These tours consist of flying in gorgeous seaplanes over incredible Miami sights with the options of choosing the Miami Skyline Tour, the South Beach Tour, the Ultimate Miami and the Beaches Tour, the Fort Lauderdale and Miami Coastline Tour or the Grand South Florida Tour. The South Beach and Miami Skyline tours are 30 minutes each, the Ultimate and Coastline tours last an hour each and the Grand Tour is an incredible two hours long. Each tour features its own amazing gems of the area and it’s impossible to make a bad choice. In fact, locals can see them all over time!

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Millionaire’s Row Cruise

401 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 379-5119
www.islandqueencruises.com

The Millionaire’s Row Cruise is a common touristy idea for visitors and locals alike to indulge in. The cruise takes off from the Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami and proceeds to cruise by Millionaire’s Row, Fisher Island, the Port of Miami and more great sights for a fun-filled fact-guided tour. The 90-minute cruise takes place on a vessel able to accommodate up to 140 passengers at a time. There are several tour times available each day and light snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard.

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Schnebly Redland’s Winery

30205 S.W. 217th Ave.
Homestead, FL 33030
(305) 242-1224
www.schneblywinery.com

Schnebly Redland’s Winery offers several 30- to 40-minute tours every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. It’s a tour of the lovely estate featuring lush and tropical foliage (and even a waterfall) as well as the wonderful story of the Schnebly family history. The tour includes information about the winery’s productions including the winemaking process for its stunning specialty varieties such as Mango Dolce, Lychee Dolce and Sparkling Lychee. Wine tastings are also available to complete the experience.

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Grassland Airboat Tour

200 Collier Ave.
Everglades City, FL 34139
(239) 695-4400
www.captainjacksairboattours.com

There may be no other tour more associated with South Florida than the classic airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Captain Jack’s Airboat Tours offers a rather special airboat experience as the company has its own expansive private reserve so guests won’t have to deal with crowded or traffic-filled paths. Visitors have the option of choosing the one-hour mangrove tour or the half-hour grasslands tour. All tours feature reliable and well-kept boats operated by certified captains. All tour purchases include complimentary admission to the animal sanctuary, photos with baby alligators and a live gator show.

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Crandon Park Tram Tours

6767 Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-6767
www.miamidade.gov

Crandon Park is an expansive, lush park that welcomes visitors to Key Biscayne as soon as they cross over its famous bridge. Tram tours at the park are 45 minutes long and they run through Bear Cut Preserve, a designated Environment Study Area with thriving ecosystems and plenty to see from mangroves to a fossilized reef overlook. The tour is complete with information regarding the island of Key Biscayne as well as its rich history from the time of Tequesta Indians to more recent times involving pirates. Tram tours are available for groups of at least 10 people.

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