Duration

Approx. 1,5 hours

Pick-Up

Meeting point Lincoln Road / Miami Beach

Click here to find out if you’re eligible for pick-up

English speaking Guide

with at least 10 years of ‘in field’ experience

Voucher

printed / digital accepted

South Beach hike with Miami Beach Insider

ab 55 $ 

After more than 10 years in the business, Banana Joe has finally found a man who can stage his Art Deco district in Miami Beach the way you want it to be. As sand belongs to the beach, Elvin belongs to South Beach.


Tour ID PMPCQB Tour Dauer 2

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 hs 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.

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

Share this tour

Laura D
Laura D
2022-06-21
Perfekter Trip in die Everglades Das war ein toller Trip in die Everglades! Super geplant. Hagen ist ein toller, sympathischer Guide, der zu unserem Glück auch noch Deutsch sprach und alles für uns übersetzt hat. Wir können Banana Joe wärmstens empfehlen
Susann
Susann
2022-06-17
Kompetente Tour mit deutschem Reiseleiter Sehr schöne kompetente Tour mit deutschen Reiseleiter, der uns viele Insider Infos geben konnte und auch sonst viele Tipps gegeben hat. Hagen hat uns einen schönen Tag bereitet. Sehr zu empfehlen.
ShadyPines73
ShadyPines73
2022-06-16
Highly recommended An excellent day out - informative, adventurous, entertaining fun and great value for money.We were collected from the hotel by Haagen who spent the entire 1 hour drive chatting and sharing interesting information about Miami / Everglades.The airboat tour was great, followed by a fun gator show.Highly recommend this tour.
Milliway
Milliway
2022-06-14
Super City Tour mit tollen Photos und Celebrity Insights. Absolutes Highlight unseres Miami Urlaubs. Hagens Celebrity Insights & tolle Stories über die Geschichte und die verschiedenen Distrikte von Miami haben die Tour zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis für meine Familie und mich gemacht. Wir haben an den besten Photo Spots der Stadt gestoppt und einmalige Photo Shots gemacht. Ich kann die Tour auf jeden Fall empfehlen.
Matt F
Matt F
2022-05-31
Well worth it! Haagan our driver was an absolute pleasure, he gave a nice detailed explanation on the way to the everglades and was super attentive throughout each step at the park.Our boat driver was okay but thankfully we got lucky and got to see quite a few gators and cool birds too!The show at the end was a great way to end a fun trip + big bonus was haagan taking our group to do the photo before the show so we didn't have to wait.Drive was way shorter than other reviews made out to be.Overall a great trip! Highly recommend!!!
Godsport
Godsport
2022-05-31
Fantastic trip Guide Hagen brilliant very informative really looked after us all . Little extras like having photo done with baby crocodile all sorted before the masses . Lots of information on ride down about Miami and the alligators . Would love to do again
Warrick R
Warrick R
2022-05-23
Miami Everglades Well organised. Received WhatsApp notification night before on pick up time direct from my hotel. Pick up right on time and Hagen was a super guide
p. y.
p. y.
2022-05-19
Excellent experience and highly recommend This was a great tour. Hagen ( hopefully correct spelling) was an excellent tour guide he drove us to the everglade and along the way he explained the natural animals and plants that lived in the everglade. (snakes and alligators he even has a snake skin and rattler to pass around) When we got to the everglade the everglade tour boat captain took over and he took us on a tour of the canal which was ~1.5 hours long or so. (everglades is very big) We saw alligators, vultures, and there were a lot of bass or some fish jumping eating the flies in the water or minnows swimming away. You will see big alligators and there is the alligator show afterwards with Paul Bedard ( he had an Animal Planet show previously ) which I recommend you see. They have a small conservation of animals which they keep to educate the public because all the animals have been deemed nuisance animals and per FL law would have to be euthanized if not keep in sanctuaries. After we took a picture with a baby alligator included with package. I kinda pushed the time tables back because I ordered some food and had to wait for it but luckly when I got to the van Hagen said it was fine and we had plenty of time. I would recommend this tour for an introduction to those people who have not been to the everglades such as myself. The everglades is very large and you cant see it all in one tour also there were people with their private boats fishing and locals fishing on the other pier. Hagen stated that this is where trappers go to catch evasive pythons at night too. Ludwig the contact for booking tour was also very helpful to myself because I booked last moment the night prior and he made it all work out so please plan accordingly beforehand unlike me. 🙂 The ride to the everglade for the tour is about 45min +/- traffic. I high recommend all who read this to go with Banana Joe. The best part from banana joe was the narration in German too. ( so I can brush up on my German) 🙂
F1Rocks
F1Rocks
2022-05-12
Everglades is not to be missed Ludwig was an excellent guide and really knowledgeable about the Everglades and its environment. The airboat ride was highly informative and we spotted quite a bit of wildlife despite the low tide.


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.

 

 

 

 

Joe's Recommendation

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To get the full South Florida experience combine this tour with our Everglades Tour and explore the ‘wild side’ of Florida.