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“Brilliant Fun - Even with the unexpected detour!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SpeedBoat Tours

SpeedBoat Tours
Miami, FL (Downtown)
+1 305-904-7750
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$89*
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Ranked #3 of 233 Activities in Miami
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: SpeedBoat Tours is the most exciting way to see Miami! Sit back and relax during this 90-minute narrated speedboat tour throughout the beautiful waterways of Biscayne Bay. You'll be treated like a VIP in this small group tour. See Celebrity Homes, Star Island, Millionaire's Row, the skyline of downtown Miami and much, much more. Our tour guides are knowledgeable, very personable and entertaining! We strive to make our guests feel like family by the time they leave the boat. *Private tours and sunset cruises are also available upon request.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Fun - Even with the unexpected detour!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We took the tour in mid-September 2012 and Ashton was our guide. It was just me and my partner in one boat, and another couple in the other boat, so was a really intimate way to find out about the history of Miami and see the homes of the rich and famous. We'd been to Miami before and I left feeling that I hadn't really got a feel for the city - this tour definitely filled a lot of the gaps I had from before.

After a comprehensive safety briefing and the provision of sealable bags for our valuables, Ashton led off and we followed him across the bay. Pre-arranged hand signals meant we knew when to slow down, stop and let rip! The boats are really easy to drive and steer, and get up a fair head of steam when you open the throttle (Ashton said max 40mph but felt much faster as we skimmed across the water!). As well as spells when we went fast, there is lots of stopping and slow sections where you can get your camera out and take snaps/videos of the sights/luxury homes.

Half way through our tour, a huge storm rolled in from nowhere and Ashton quickly led us to shelter under the McArthur Causeway. We had to stay there for over an hour as thunder and lightening boomed and flashed overhead, and visibility out on the water reduced to almost zero. He kept us all calm and dropped anchor and tied the boats all together until the storm eventually passed. As we were now about 2 hours since departure, we assumed we'd just cut the tour short and head back to base, but no... Ashton continued where he'd left off and made sure we all got the full tour (lasted about 2.5 hours in total), including a brilliant high speed run home across the bay which was the most fun way to get soaked I've ever experienced. What a pro!

Great fun, great customer service, great value and very highly recommended. It's not the no.1 tour in Miami for no reason.

Visited September 2012
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“Thrilling Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

It was a choppy day and we sure got our money's worth of thrills. These little boats can really fly but be prepared to get splashed. Our guide, Ashton, set a good pace and provided a thoroughly entertaining tour of Miami Harbour and a detailed, humourous account of celebrity mansions. At times we could run the boats full throttle and my husband and I took turns driving our boat. It was 90 min of pure fun.

Visited October 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great perspective from the water!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Thrilled with our decision to sign up for this tour! Mike was just great, very knowledgable and fun. Awesome way to enjoy a day on the water.

Visited October 2012
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“Lifestyles of the rich and famous!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

a fabulous way to see any city is from the water, and Miami is no exception. a can't miss tour, affordable, fun and safe. Highly recommend it, my wife and I both loved it.

Visited October 2012
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This tour is a must if you are in Miami, it's simply fantastic. The highlight of our time in Miami, you should book this tour now. The guys who run it Michael and Ashdon are great and the hour and a half that you're on your speedboat just flys by, espicially when you get to open it up full throttle. This really is the #1 Tour in Miami.

Visited September 2012
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