Approx. 1,5 hours


Meeting point Lincoln Road / Miami Beach

English speaking Guide

with at least 10 years of ‘in field’ experience


printed / digital accepted

Adventure awaits

  • Start at Meeting point
  • Art Deco Style
  • Miami Beach history
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Present & past, country & people
  • Effects of climate change and actions taken
  • AUA – ‘ask us anything’ and actively design your tour
  • Great stories of movies and TV shot in Miami Beach
  • Local history on every corner, from 17th Street to South Pointe Park

Equipment & gear

  • Outdoor-clothing
  • Match your clothing to weather conditions
  • Sun lotion
  • Positive attitude

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Grat tour! Great experiance It was great experience with excellent tour guide Hagen! A perfect spend time. Tour guide was so enthusiastic and pleasant! In tour was possible not only see the aligators but as well enjoy te talks of history e.c. Excellent tour to do alone or with family! Tank you!
Rachita H
Rachita H
GREAT!! But have a flexible schedule on the day of. Hagen was GREAT! Would highly recommend. However, make sure to keep note that your tour timing will solely depend on the timing they give you (which they will give you ~24 hours prior). Would recommend having a flexible schedule that day. The tour operator that I called in advance (before booking) told me that check in is at 7:30 AM, we arrived on time only to see that no one was there. Do NOT rely on that time, but instead rely on the time that Hagen or one of the hosts tells you.
Meri H
Meri H
Great tour Everything was well organized and professional. Pick-up was on time, the tour guide was very friendly, funny and told us lot about Everglades. I would recommend this company and it is good value for the money.
Lothar H
Lothar H
Banana joe forever Tolle Planung. Von der Abholung am Hotel bis zur Ablieferung am Hotel Top,top,top. Am morgen ging es früh los. Hagen holte uns mit seinem schicken banana joe Bus ab. Von dort zu den everglades. Bis dahin erzählte uns Hagen viel über die glades, auch mit angreifbarem Material. Sehr interessant. In den glades war schon alles vorbereitet. Nach der Fahrt und der Show ging es weiter zur City Tour. Hier zeigte uns Hagen die ganze Stadt und noch mehr. Wo wir überall waren traumhaft. Wir sind Fans von banana joe geworden. Danke Hagen für den tollen Tag.
Stephanie D
Stephanie D
Nice experience with a very knowledgeable tour guide/boat captain. The boat tour was very cool. I loved our Captain (Capt Baby Face) as he was so entertaining and knowledgeable. We saw quite a few alligators and tons of birds, etc. Our tour guide was friendly and stopped the boat several times to make sure we saw lots of wildlife. My group also enjoyed the alligator rescue show. It was also entertaining and very cool -- plus informative.
Florian S
Florian S
Super geniale Stadtrundfahrt mit bestem Reiseleiter " Hagen " Haben 2 sehr interessante Tage mit dem besten Reiseleiter verbracht.Hagen war unglaublich. Super netter Kerl, beeindruckendes Fachwissen, tolle Tips für Restaurants und Unternehmungen mit Geheimtips. z.b. an den Keys. Haben am nächsten Tag einige der Stationen besucht.Haben die Miami City Tour und am nächsten Tag die Everglades Tour mit Abholung gebucht. Alles Perfekt geklappt. Abholung überpünktlich ( is halt doch noch was Deutsches in ihm ) ;-)Also absolute Empfehlung bei Banana Joe Tours zu buchen. Preis Leistung absolut Top.Danke nochmal für die geile Zeit HagenGruss Flori ,Ana und Gaby
Henning I
Henning I
Great Wir haben die Stadtrundfahrt mit Speedboottour gemacht und es war wirklich großartig. Viel gesehen und erlebt. Danke nochmal an den Chef.
Tolle Stadtrundfahrt in einer kleinen Gruppe Wir haben sehr interessantes über Miami erfahren. Hagen ist ein toller Reiseleiter, der einem sogar gute Tipps für Restaurants, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gegeben hat. Diese Stadtrundfahrt ist auf keinen Fall langweilig. Wir haben an tollen Fotosstopps gehalten und Hagen hat sich wirklich die Zeit für jeden einzelnen genommen, damit jeder ein schönes Erinnerungsfoto bekommt. Wir saßen in einem klimatisierten Kleinbus (kleine Gruppe) und haben oft angehalten und konnten Miami auch ein wenig selbst erkunden. Hagen hat sich viel Mühe gegeben und die Stadtrundfahrt auch musikalisch mit den bekannten Lieder untermalt. Würde es jedem empfehlen hier zu buchen, da man einen tollen Eindruck von Miami bekommt.
Sehr schöner Ausflug! Wir hatten eine tolle Tour in die Everglades. Hagen hat sehr viel interessantes über die Everglades (Alligatoren), aber auch über die Entstehung Miamis erzählt. Er hatte Schlangenhäute, Alligatorenköpfe, Bücher dabei, somit konnte die 1 stündige Fahrt gut überbrückt werden. Die Airbootfahrt ging eine ganze Stunde und wir konnten sogar 4 Alligatoren aus der Nähe sehen. Die Tour hatte uns so gut gefallen da sie nicht 0815 war und somit haben wir gleich bei ihm noch die Stadtrundfahrt für den nächsten Tag gebucht. Einfach empfehlenswert!

Places of interest

Miami Beach, Art Deco District, Collins Ave, Washington Ave, Ocean Drive, Espanola Way, Lincoln Road, South Pointe Park, Fisher Island, Versace Villa, Marketplace, Dodge Island (cruise port), Lummus Park, historic location of Tony Montana’s Villa, Cocaine Cowboys neighborhood, Overtown, Cocowalk, historic airport Miami, Skyline, James Hotel, Government Cut, South Beach, Lummus Beach, Lummus Park, Palace Bar, News Cafe, Miami Ink, Clay Hotel, Mac Arthur Causeway, Venetian Causeway and much more….

Included in your tour

  • Each of South Beach’s highlights
  • Hand selected top spots
  • Fantastic photo stops inside the Historic Art Deco District
  • Amazing local knowledge
  • South Beach natives share their experiences with you
  • Explore Miami Beach’s most beautiful spots
  • Small groups (max 10 people)

About your tour

Are you ready for a special tour through the heart of South Beach?

After being in business for over 10 years, Banana Joe finally found a man that can portray Miami Beach and its Art Deco District the right way.

How the sand belongs to the beach, Elvin belongs to South Beach, he lives South Beach since the late 80s.

He was here to experience the up’s and down’s of our trendy metropolis first hand.

When you walk the streets of South Beach with him, you’ll see quickly how almost every restaurant owner starts greeting him.



He breaths South Beach for years and is a local legend.

Forget all the tourist guides that you’ve read – ask Elvin who has been here for all of it.

No matter if Clevelander or Mango’s – Elvin has a great story for each spot in South Beach.

Why were restaurant guests at the Beacon Hotel scared to death when a shotgun was shot during the filming of Scarface?

Which spots did the rich and famous love in the 90s and where can you find celebrities today? No matter if Bars, Clubs or Restaurants… Our Mr. South Beach is the answer…



Where did the Bee Gees have a great spot overlooking Miami Downtown to look for inspiration for their songs?

In the 90s Miami was the place to be for high society and Hollywood stars, Elvin would surely love to tell you why he enjoyed being the bus boy in many of the most luxurious hotels.

For Banana Joe its no wonder Elvin knows everybody – languages open doors and hearts.

Elvin speaks 8 languages fluently. Some of them are:

German, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English etc.

Let Elvin entertain you and put a smile on your face. A real insider will give you the best possible overview of one of the coolest spots on the east coast of the United States.

From Lincoln Road, through Washington Ave to Ocean Drive.

Explore what life is like from 5th Street to South Pointe.

Let Elvin work his magic on you for 2 hours and get back home with stories and information that will last you a lifetime.

This tour has everything you a Miami fans needs to know.





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