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The Fort Lauderdale To The Max! + Boat Cruise combo is your chance to see Miami by land and water and save money.

Lunch at a famous Cuban restaurant is included.

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Duration: 10.5 hours

Availability: Every day at 8am

Vehicle type: 2016 coach bus, with mood lighting, big windows, and a cool & quiet cabin that protects you from the sun. The environmentally friendly vehicle is powered by low emission clean air biodiesel.

What's included?

• Hotel pick-up and drop-off

• 90-minute boat cruise around Miami islands, with narration about the city & famous residents (a $28 value!)

• Professional audio tour with music soundtrack for driving in the city

• 7 locations where you can hop off the bus and take pictures

• Sit-down lunch (a $30 value!)

» Cuban sandwich

» Chicken empanada

» Fruit plate

» Plantain chips

» Cheese & guava pastry

» Ice cream

» Cuban coffee

• Vegetarian & gluten-free option

• Art Deco walking tour

• Wynwood walking tour

• Little Havana walking tour

• Souvenir map (a $5 value!)

• Free bottled water all day

• Sunscreen & mosquito repellent

• 50% off mojitos

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You will immediately receive an email with your tickets and directions.

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About the tour

The day begins with a driving tour around Miami Beach, and a guided walking tour of the Art Deco District on Ocean Drive. Then, you're off to Wynwood for a fully-guided tour of the Art District. After that, you will enjoy a delicious Cuban-American lunch. Then, hop in the bus to Little Havana for ice cream at Domino Park.

And the day is only half over. At 3pm, you'll take a relaxing boat cruise on a double deck yacht to see the islands and celebrity homes.

Doing Fort Lauderdale To The Max! is an absolute must for tourists. You'll meet other travelers and enjoy a mixture of live and recorded commentary, music, food, exercise, and breathtaking scenery.

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Tour schedule

Every day

Departure Points
Centrally located Fort Lauderdale hotels
Bubba Gump restaurant in Downtown Miami

Departure Time

Hotel pick-ups start at 6:45am.

10.5 hours (Approximately)

Return Details
Return to your pick-up point at approximately 6:15pm.

Itinerary - Fort Lauderdale To The Max!
6:45 AM - 8:00 AMFort Lauderdale pick-upsTBA
10:00 AMJoe's Stone Crab, Miami BeachTour starts
10:30 AMBotanical Garden & Holocaust Memorial 25 minutes (walking tour)
11:45 AMWynwood Walls, graffiti art park 15 minutes (walking tour)
12:30 PMLittle Havana, Cuban neighborhood 30 minutes (lunch)
1:15 PMVirginia Key Beach 5 minutes (photo stop)
1:45 PMBayside Market free time30 minutes

Boat Cruise
2:45 PMBoard the boat Meet at the blue umbrella
3:00 PMCruise starts90 minutes
4:45 PMBayside Market free time45 minutes
5:15 PM - 7:15Drive to Fort Lauderdale TBA

Frequently asked questions

What is Miami To The Max?
Miami To The Max! is a fully guided sightseeing tour around Miami, Florida. The tour takes place every day at 10am. By bus and foot, travelers join an expert guide exploring the best places in Miami Beach, Wynwood, and Little Havana, along with a sit down lunch at Versailles restaurant in Coral Gables.

The phrase "to the max" is an American expression to define something done to the most extreme limit possible. It's a shortened way of saying “to the maximum.”

For us, doing "Miami To The Max!" means to experience Miami to the fullest. When you take the tour, you'll see why so many people get excited and tell their friends about it on Facebook and TripAdvisor.

Are reservations necessary?
Yes, the tour sells out. The driver will not allow passengers on the bus without a reservation, and the bus will not stop at a pick-up location unless it is on the schedule.

How do I buy tickets?
Book online at, or call us at (305) 260-6855. After booking, you will immediately receive an email confirmation containing your receipt and itinerary.

Can I pay in cash on the bus?
Cash is not accepted. You must purchase tickets in advance with a credit or debit card. Many of our tours are popular and sell out early. By booking in advance, you are guaranteed a spot.

Will you pick me up in Fort Lauderdale?
Yes. We offer courtesy pick-up and drop-off service from most hotels in Fort Lauderdale. Pick-ups start at 7:30 AM and end at 10:00 AM. For the exact time, see the pick-up location list.

Is it cheaper to go to Miami and start the tour?
Yes. If you select pick-up in Miami or Miami Beach, you save about $35 per person. See Miami tour prices

Where can I park my car in Miami?
There is a parking garage at the entrance to Bayside Marketplace, next to the American flags. The parking garage is located next to our Main Pick-up Location at Bubba Gump Restaurant. An early bird parking special is available — if you arrive before 10:00 AM — you can park until 6:00 PM for $5. Parking meters can also be found on the street.

Is it necessary to print my receipt?
No, a printed receipt is not required. The driver will have your name and be expecting you.

What if I don't receive the email confirmation with my receipt?
If you don't see the email confirmation in your Inbox, check your Spam or Junk Mail folder. You should also try performing a search in your email account for the phrase: Miami Tour Company. If you still can't find the email, contact us and we will resend the confirmation.

Can I come to your office?
No, our office is not open to the public. Our aim is to give you the best possible prices. We don't have an expensive office, so we can pass on these savings to you. However, we are available every day from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM to discuss your vacation. To speak with us, call our Vacation Planners at (305) 260-6855! Or you can complete our email form and one of our representatives will contact you.

Can I reserve a tour with my hotel concierge?
Most likely, no. Space is limited, therefore, we have a limited amount of hotel partners. You can call us from your hotel, but your hotel may not make a reservation for you.

If I'm staying near Miami Airport, how do I take a tour?
From Airport hotels, it's easy to ride the city bus to our Main Pick-up Location -- take the "Route 7" Bus on NW 7th Street and get off at NE 3rd Street. Then, walk three blocks east to Bayside. Learn more

If I'm staying near Sunny Isles, how do I take a tour?
From Sunny Isles on Collins Avenue, take the "Route S" Bus (119) South to the 21st Street & Collins Avenue stop, the Miami Tour Company bus will pick you up from here at 9:35 AM. During the booking process, select: Bus Stop - 21st St & Collins Ave., from the "pick-up location" list.

Can I bring luggage on the bus?
Yes, but you must notify us that you wish to bring luggage at the time of booking. When booking online, mark any special requests in the "Comments" section of the booking form.

Will you pick us up at the cruise ship port?
No, we are unable to pick you up at the port. However, it is easy to take a taxi to our Main Pick-up Location, which is only 1 mile from the cruise ship terminal. Taxis are always available and the cost is less than $10.

Will you drop me off at the airport?
No, we are unable to drop you off at the airport. However, it is easy to take a taxi to the airport, from where the tour ends at Bayside Marketplace. Taxis are always available and the flat rate from Bayside to Miami Airport is $25.

How big is the bus?
The vehicle is a 40-passenger tour bus. There is no restroom on board.

Does the bus have air conditioning?
Yes, all Miami Tour Company buses have custom designed air conditioning systems. The AC systems are regularly maintained, so passengers stay cool and comfortable -- even in the heat of the Miami sun.

How much legroom is there in the bus?
We have reconfigured the seating on our Embassy Class coaches for just 40 passengers (with an average of 32 guests per tour) - creating 35% more legroom than on a typical tour bus. We also provide you with complimentary water and a tour map for your comfort.

How will I recognize the bus?
Our buses are white, with an orange logo on the side that says "Miami Tour Company."

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What things do we see, during the Miami tour?
You will see Miami's highlights including: The Art Deco District, Versace Mansion, Miami Beach, Wynwood Graffiti Art District, Little Havana Cuban neighborhood, Holocaust Memorial, Botanical Garden, plus many more places not seen with other tour companies.

Does the bus stop during the tour?
Yes, the bus stops at five unique locations. The first photo stop is at the Botanical Garden at 10:20 AM, where you can take a walking tour of the site.

How physically active is the tour?
The tour is moderately active, requiring a short amount of walking (about .35 miles or .50 kilometers). However, walking is not mandatory. You are welcome to stay in the bus, during the walking tour stops. There are no stairs to climb, aside from the stairs to the bus.

Is there a map of the bus tour showing the route?
Yes. Visit our Miami Tour Map page to see the route. On the bus, you will receive an illustrated map with information about each place we visit, along with a Miami cheat sheet that contains helpful tips for visitors.

When can I use the restroom?
Please use the restroom before you board the bus in the morning. During the Bus Tour, there are restrooms at the Botanical Garden, Holocaust Memorial, Wynwood, Little Havana (Cigar Shop),and Bayside Market. Restrooms are also available on the Boat Tour.

When do we eat?
Please eat a full breakfast before you board the bus. For guests meeting us at the Main Pick-up Location, there is a cafe at the bus stop serving breakfast. During the Miami To The Max! tour, we eat lunch at 12:30pm at Versailles Restaurant. There is also a food court at Bayside and a snack bar in the Everglades.

Can you tell me about our lunch at Versailles Restaurant?
Versailles is the world's most famous Cuban restaurant. Lunch is served at 12:30pm. Reservations are not accepted, but you will roll in to the private dining room like a VIP, where you can kick back and relax, because we've taken care of everything. The menu includes:

First Course: a chicken empanada. Empanadas are lightly fried "Hot Pockets" with shredded chicken.

Second Course: a big fruit plate, served family-style. The plate has watermelon, pineapple, grapes, honeydew, crenshaw melon, and strawberry yogurt dipping sauce.

Third Course: a Cuban sandwich, made with roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, served on Cuban bread. Vegetarians may substitute a grilled cheese sandwich.

Fourth Course: a cheese and guava pastry.

Beer, soda, and juice are available for purchase.

After that, we hop in the bus and drive to Domino Park in Little Havana. There, you'll enjoy a scoop of your favorite ice cream from the Azucar Ice Cream Shop.

Then, we walk next door to the Little Havana Cigar Factory for a shot of Cuban coffee, which is similar to espresso, but sweeter.

Can I eat on the bus?
Yes, you may bring food and beverages with you, but do not throw trash on the floor. Deposit trash in the waste basket on the bus. Don’t put chewing gum under the seat and treat our bus with care.

Do you provide free bottled water?
Yes, there is an ice chest on the bus with free bottled water for you. Feel free to help yourself.

What things do we see, during the Boat Cruise?
This tour includes a fully-narrated sightseeing cruise of Miami around the celebrity homes. You will see Miami's spectacular waterway, including the downtown Miami skyline, Miami Beach, Port of Miami, Fisher Island, along with the multi million dollar homes of the rich and famous. Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase onboard during the 90-minute cruise.

Is there a map of the bout tour showing the route?
Yes. Visit our Boat Tour Map page to see the route. On the bus, you will receive an illustrated map with information about the celebrity homes you see on the tour, along with a Miami cheat sheet that contains helpful tips for visitors.

How big is the boat?
The boat seats 140 passengers. The vessel features restrooms, an air-conditioned lower salon, enclosed in picture windows, as well as an upper-deck with an awning that will protect you from the sun and seasonal rain showers. Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase.

Is there food for sale onboard?
Yes, the boat has a snack bar with drinks and food for sale. There is also a full cash bar with beer, wine, and liquor.

Does the boat have air conditioning?
Yes. The boat has an air-conditioned lower salon, enclosed in picture windows. There is also an upper-deck with an awning that will protect you from the sun and rain.

Do we have any free time after the tour?
Yes. You will have approximately 1 hour to explore Bayside Marketplace. Bayside is an outdoor shopping mall in Downtown Miami, with lots of places to eat and shop.

Can I take pictures?
Of course! Photography is encouraged. Our vehicles have like large panoramic windows that are perfect for sightseeing. As a matter of fact, we know vacation photos are so important to you that we produced a "How To" video with some helpful tips for getting good shots. Watch the video

What type of clothing should I wear?
We recommend wearing walking shoes, and bring along sunglasses and sunscreen.

Should I bring an umbrella?
Miami, Florida is the 8th rainiest city in the U.S. Having an umbrella on hand is always recommended, especially during the rainy season (July, August, and September). To ensure a stress-free day, read the pre-tour checklist.

What is your hurricane policy?
If a hurricane or tropical storm threatens to spoil your vacation, we promise to secure full refunds for customers with prepaid tours.

Will you take me back to my hotel after the tour?
Yes, we offer courtesy drop-off service to hotels in Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. Miami and Everglades single tours will return back to your hotel at approximately 2:45 PM. Combo tours will return back to your hotel at approximately 5:45 PM.

Do you offer group rates?
Yes, for parties of 6 or more. You can email us at with the specifics of your group. If you prefer to speak with us now, pick up the phone and call (305) 260-6855.

What languages do you offer?
The Miami Bus Tour is narrated in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, and Mandarin. The Boat Tour is in English and Spanish.

How does the tour work?
The English bus tour is a mix of live and pre-recorded commentary and music, broadcast from a high-performance sound system inside the bus. Headphones are available for passengers who are hard of hearing, or wish to hear the recorded tour in another language. For a more personal experience, you may bring your own headphones. We are the only tour company in Florida to offer this type of exceptional technology; the GPS system also promotes safer driving.

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