Private Sunset Cruise Miami | Sensational Boat Trips at Sundown in 2024

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Known as one of the top international travel destinations in the world, embarking on a tour of the US is an experience like no other. While this red, white, and blue country has a vast number of cities to visit, no US bucket list would be complete without visiting Miami, Florida.

One of the best experiences you can enjoy is a private sunset cruise in Miami to grasp the magnitude of the city’s effervescence. As the honey-dipped skies turn dark to ignite the twinkling lights of the cityscape, embarking on this magical voyage will be an unforgettable experience.

With a wide range of sunset cruises available, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. From romantic date nights to a family-fun early evening outing, Miami sunset boat tours cater to all types of travelers.

Highlights: Gorgeous views of the Miami skyline View the impressive homes of famous celebrities from the boat Enjoy a beautiful sunset while cruising on the turquoise waters of Miami

Know before you book: Most cruises are not wheelchair accessible Some tours have limited spaces, so be sure to book in advance Drinks and food are not included except when specified


Situated in southeastern Florida, Miami is a mix of glitz and glamour with a sprinkle of stunning beaches. The “Magic City” is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the USA and it’s easy to see why.

From creating your summer tan lines to exploring the arty splendor by going on a Wynwood Art District tour, the coastal haven is filled with diverse experiences. However, If you’re looking for a quintessential Miami experience, nothing beats watching the sunset while cruising on the city’s crystal clear waters.

The tropical palms silhouetted by an intricate swirl of purple, orange, and pink hues – a private sunset cruise in Miami is a pastel dream come to life. These charming sunset seascapes can be viewed on various early evening boat trips.

These cruises include some of the finest sights the city has to offer, such as the idyllic scenery of Biscayne Bay. Touring Miami by sea is a unique way to capture the electric essence of this area, gaining panoramic views of the city in all its glory.

Miami Sunset Cruise Prices 2024

The cost of the cruises starts at around $25.38 and can go up to $625. These prices are dependent on a variety of factors, such as the duration of the cruise and privacy. You can check out the various prices below to find a cruise suited to your specific needs:

Miami Beach Sunset Cruise Times


Miami sunset cruises tend to run around 5 to 7:30 PM in order to catch the sunset at full throttle. Keep in mind that the sunset in Miami tends to set at different times throughout the year, so be sure to check the time and date of your scheduled cruise to ensure that you don’t miss out on the sun setting spectacle.

Best Time to Go on a Sunset Cruise in Miami

While it remains quite warm most of the year in sunny Miami, some months have a tendency to be very hot and humid.

The best time to enjoy a cruise at sunset is during the spring months, from the end of February to the beginning of May. The weather is perfect for spending your days on the beach and warm temperatures that last into the night.

Note: From the beginning of June till the end of November, Miami is situated in Atlantic hurricane season territory. So, be sure to check weather forecasts ahead of time and plan accordingly.

Sunset Boat Tours Miami Options

Sailing through calm waters while taking in various iconic sights of this city will surely be a highlight of touring this magical city. Whether you are looking for a private sunset cruise of Miami or prefer a budget-friendly option the various early evening boat trips will have you covered.

Miami Skyline: Happy Hour Sightseeing Sunset Cruise

view of miami skyline from boat

The rhythm of music, ever-flowing drinks, and the fresh scent of the sea in your hair – this party-ready Miami evening cruise will be sure to help you celebrate happy hour in style.

Departing on a Biscayne Bay sunset cruise from Downtown Miami, this two-tier yacht will steer you into a night you won’t soon forget. With a bilingual tour guide onboard you’ll learn about all the renowned landmarks and celebrity homes situated within the area.

From Biscayne Bay to the Venetian Islands, be captivated by the sunset along with the city’s finest scenic views. With the opportunity to upgrade your adventure to include a meal at the Hard Rock Café close to your return destination, treat yourself to a wonderful early-night cruise of Miami.

What we liked: The fantastic views of the Miami skyline from the water.

  • 90-minute Happy Hour boat trip
  • Guided tour of Miami’s famous landmarks
  • Onboard bar available for additional purchases

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

skyline of miami at sunset

This 90-minute early evening luxury yacht trip will pack a punch with a rich blend of gorgeous scenery and the tranquility of the ocean air. A perfect addition to a carefree summer vacation, you’ll cruise past Miami’s famous islands and the beautiful art deco architecture of South Beach.

Whether you prefer to ponder the salty seas on the shaded deck or sit inside and listen to the live commentary of an expert guide, this cruise has it all. This city is known to have the third-largest skyline in the USA, so you’ll have the perfect view to toast to.

From viewing the exceptional fortresses of famous stars to admiring the first stars of the night in the tye die hue of the sunset sky, you’re in for an enchanting early evening experience.

What we liked: The gorgeous Miami changing skies with a drink in hand.

  • Bilingual expert tour guide to answer your questions and provide information
  • Local fees and taxes
  • Onboard bar available for additional purchases

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off services
  • Gratuities

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Castaway the Day Sunset Cruise in Miami

catamaran sunset cruise in miami

This captivating catamaran boat, called the Caribbean Spirit, will spark a sense of awe and wonder in all who set foot on deck. Watching the ever-changing sunset skies while a complimentary sparkling wine fizzles cool in your hand, capturing the glittering effect of the night ahead.

Setting sail from Biscayne Bay you’ll have the opportunity to tour the city differently, offering spectacular views only visible from the seas. On this Miami Beach sunset cruise you’ll see some of the city’s historical landmarks, such as the Cape Florida Lighthouse and the Port of Miami.

The perfect start or end to end off your spectacular vacation, a cruise on The Caribbean Spirit will sure to be a token piece to your experience of this mesmerizing city.

What we liked: Viewing historical landmarks of Miami while the sun sets.

  • A complimentary welcome drink
  • Stunning sceneries to take the perfect family vacation photos
  • Local fees and taxes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-offs
  • Food and alcoholic beverages, unless specified
  • Gratuities

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Private Romantic Sunset Boat Cruise in Miami

Miami sunset boat cruise

If you’re looking for a romantic boat ride in Miami with your partner in crime, this intimate boat trip might be the one for you. A seaside escape from the urban jungle of Miami, get ready to set sail at 6 PM for the experience of a lifetime.

Equipped with a chilled bottle of Prosecco for two, you’ll be able to watch the soft sparkle of the waves at sunset with your significant other in your arms. This two-hour boat trip will take you on a journey of Fisher Island and Brickell amongst other sightseeing experiences.

From the modern architecture of Downtown Miami to the powder-fine beaches of Miami Beach, enjoy a night of culture and romance on the Atlantic sea.

What we liked: An early night of romance with a delightful backdrop.

  • A bottle of Prosecco
  • A private cruise that offers an exclusive feel to your evening
  • The captain will escort you to the boat from your chosen mode of transportation

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Three-Hour Private Sunset Sailboat Tour on Biscayne Bay

view of Miami sunset from a boat

Watch the sun slowly dip below the horizon, where the city’s lights steadily start to twinkle in the distance. The city begins to erupt with an eagerness, and excitement in the air due to the endless possibilities the night holds. You’ll have a front-row seat to it all, as distance creates the best view of capturing this city at its best.

On this three-hour boat trip excursion, you’ll feel the time fly by on the best sunset boat cruise Miami has to offer. By choosing the one adult ticket option you reserve the entire first-class luxury yacht, charmingly dubbed as the “Pelican”, for up to 5 additional passengers.

Whether you’re looking for a family outing or an awesome experience with friends, the phenomenal Pelican will be your trusty steed to a memorable night of seaside splendor.

What we liked: A great way to see the Miami nightlife at its prime.

  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Local fees and taxes
  • Private restrooms on board

  • Food and alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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9.3Expert Score
Set sail on a sunset cruise in Miami to capture the effervescence of the city in a unique way. Ponder the iconic landmarks and views of the coastal city from the waters and feel your troubles melt away.
Value for money
  • Scenic views of the Miami skyline at sunset
  • A guided tour of the famous landmarks of the city
  • A wide variety of cruise options
  • Most tours are not wheelchair accessible
  • Food could be limited on board
  • Some cruise routes are weather dependent

Specification: Private Sunset Cruise Miami | Sensational Boat Trips at Sundown in 2024


Not wheelchair accessible


1.5-3 hours


Boat cruise/tour


Snacks and drinks (unless specified), Gratuities

Meals & Drinks

Only on select cruises


Not included

Suitable For

Couples, Families

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    Amazing. We all agreed this was the best part of our girl’s trip! We were able to play our own music while watching the sunset! Just amazing. Highly recommend.

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    Chris our captain was extremely professional and was very knowledgeable of Miami! He made my birthday trip awesome! Great experience!!!

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    Impressed that the captain was professional and thoughtful to let us know ahead of time about rough waters and gave us an option to decline the tour. Our captain from another company did not inform us and took us out anyway. 2 out of 4 of us were leaning over the side of the boat for 2 hours with sea sickness. So thankful for the captain for being considerate of others and not just trying to make a buck!

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    I give 4 stars because this was a fun activity, the staff was friendly and from what I found it was the best price. Other reviews have mentioned negative things that are valid concerns and I took off a star for these. But if you give attention to the details and allow yourself proper time to be there then you can avoid the issues that some people mentioned. First off, these tickets sold through Viator are as a 3rd party. The email I received from Viator said specifically not to go to any kiosk but to just proceed directly to the boat with your mobile ticket. THIS IS EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE of the truth. You MUST go to the kiosk that is just to the left of the boat at the edge of the water to receive a printed ticket/boarding pass. Otherwise you will wait in line and then get to the front of the boat only to be told that you need the paper ticket. I brought this up with the lady at the kiosk and she just said that is a mistake by the 3rd party vendor. I don't know why they can't get them to fix this. Next, be sure to give yourself enough time to get there and to finish the tour. Our time slot was for 5:30pm and we got there at 4:50pm. There was already a huge line, but this was for the time slot before us. The person in the kiosk then said that our booking was actually for 6pm but they start boarding at 5:30. We actually didn't board until 6:00 but we were happy to have been there early so we were at the front of the line. If you have plans scheduled tightly after the expected tour time then you might be late. As far as seating, our tour wasn't completely full so everyone had a seat. But I can see how it might get overly packed in high season. And there is little space among all the seats so that could be annoying I'm sure. Many reviews have complained about trouble finding the boat. But if you read the directions carefully and compare with google maps, you will actually find the boat pretty easily. Basically, if you are standing at the waterfront facing east at all the boats, it's going to be all the way to the left (north) and in front of the Victoria Secrets store. The parking garage is the nearest parking option, but not very cheap after 2 hours. There was an option on the south side of the complex for $20 flat rate which turned out to be cheaper but a bit more walking (when you enter from the main road go right at the split instead of left towards the parking garage). I'm not sure how the actual route they take compares with other tours, but we got to see a lot of the celebrity mansions and then the Miami skyline. I would suggest that they show online a simple image of the map with the tour highlighted so people know where it's going. For the price we paid it was certainly worth the experience.

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