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Miami Highlights Seaplane Tour with Live Commentary
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Miami Highlights Seaplane Tour with Live Commentary

By Miami Seaplane Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Explore Miami from above on a seaplane tour over Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Star Island, and South Beach. Soar over white-sand beaches, extravagant mansions and famous art deco architecture with an experienced pilot.
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Ages 0-99, max of 3 per group
Duration: 30m
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • See Miami from above on a seaplane adventure tour
  • Fly over sites such as Coconut Grove, Star Island, and South Beach
  • Experience a water takeoff and landing in your seaplane
  • Choose from several convenient departure times

  • 30-minute flight
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional pilot
  • Live narration
  • Fuel surcharge
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • parking

Your tour begins at the Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne at your chosen departure time where you meet your pilot and board the seaplane for a water takeoff. Soar above Miami's white-sand beaches, taking in views of the two of area’s famous hot spots—Coconut Grove and the art deco District. Next, fly over more iconic sites including South Beach, Deco Drive, Fontainebleau Hotel, and Arsht Performing Arts Center. The last part of the tour takes you over the area’s islands. Cruise over Fisher Island and Star Island, home to celebrity mansions. Snap photos throughout your flight. Your professional pilot is on hand to answer questions, point out the sights, and share insight and history about the region. The tour ends with a water landing where it began.

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  • 555 NE 15th St, Miami, FL 33132, USA
    We are located inside the Venetian Condominium on the second floor. Please call once you are in front of our office to advise your arrival time to have our staff members greet you and get you ready for the tour.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5821SEA

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Adult ticket applies to all ages
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • The plane can accommodate a maximum of 3 passengers
    • Maximum of 230lbs (104kg / 16.4st) per person. Passengers weighing more than this weight may be denied boarding.
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Face masks are strongly recommended
    • No free parking. There is Valet service at our address 555 NE 15th Street Suite 17, Miami FL 33132
    • Pilot reserves the right to deny boarding for any person over the weight limit.
    • Max height is 6 ft per person
    • Single passengers will be rescheduled to an existing flight if there is an additional seat available on the date of the tour/charter
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5821SEA

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    Herrera
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    Eatmorefromthesea
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    Thank you!
    Written 26 December 2019
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    Yann
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    Apr 2019 • Couples
    The initial contact by email was very professional and friendly. The flight had amazing views of the city surroundings and south beach, we felt very comfortable with the pilot and seaplane.
    Great time, great experience, we would do it anytime again. Thanks !
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
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    Tanay Rajpurohit
    Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
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    My wife and I took this tour in December. The weather was perfect and the view was amazing from the top. Our pilot, Michael, was very friendly. He gave us a nice tour of all the buildings, manatees etc. The whole experience of taking off from, and landing on, the sea is pretty amazing. The plane itself is small but cozy and feels pretty safe.
    Written 22 March 2018
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    Fabrine O
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2018 • Couples
    My husband and I had a wonderful experience. Michael was so outgoing and so nice! It's a great way to see the city from above.
    Written 4 March 2018
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    Kadie W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2018 • Couples
    My husband and I took a seaplane tour for his birthday. It was absolutely incredible! The views were breathtaking and such an amazing way to see Miami. Our pilot, Michael, was knowledgeable, professional, and so much fun. He was a such a joy to have as a pilot; he really brought the experience to the next level. He even went out of his way to make sure we saw manatees in the bay. Would book again in a heartbeat.
    Written 21 January 2018
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