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Miami Sunset Cruise

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Cruise the serene waters of Biscayne Bay aboard our luxurious yacht and indulge in the breathtaking experience of witnessing a mesmerizing Miami sunset cruise. Located at the city's best-kept secret spot, our vantage point offers an unobstructed view of the sun as it gracefully descends towards the horizon. As the vibrant hues paint the sky, keep an eye out for enchanting encounters with dolphins and manatees, who occasionally grace us with their presence. As the daylight fades, the enchanting lights of Miami's skyline begin to illuminate, adding an extra layer of magic to this unforgettable Miami sunset cruise outdoor adventure.

Our Miami Sunset Cruises have a duration of 2 to 4 hours. Departing from Coconut Grove's waterfront village, the Yacht takes you across the tranquil waters of Biscayne Bay towards Key Biscayne. During the journey, we have the opportunity to explore the canals of Millionaires Row, marveling at the magnificent mansions. Afterwards, we return to the bay to witness the breathtaking sunset. On our way back, we are treated to the enchanting sight of Downtown Miami and Brickell's skyline as it gradually illuminates with the onset of dusk.

Are you interested in booking a Miami sunset cruise? We customize the itinerary to our clients desires, however, this is our most popular itinerary:

We start our journey from Dinner Key Marina located in Coconut Grove, which is approximately a 15-minute drive from South Beach. Once we set off, we sail across the serene waters of Biscayne Bay towards the barrier island called Key Biscayne. During this leg of the trip, we navigate through the canals of Millionaires Row. Afterward, we return to the Bay to witness a breathtaking sunset.

Cruising the calm waters of Biscayne Bay in Miami, you will find yourself on the yacht, eagerly anticipating the mesmerizing sunset that awaits you. Positioned at the best-kept secret location in Miami, with no mountains obstructing our view, we are treated to an uninterrupted vista as the sun gradually descends towards the horizon on your Miami sunset cruise. The tranquil scene is often enhanced by the playful presence of dolphins and manatees, gracefully gliding through the water alongside our vessel. As darkness sets in, we are captivated by the twinkling lights of Miami gradually illuminating the skyline, transforming the cityscape into a captivating spectacle.

Private Sunset Cruises

Hourly Rates

Happy Cruises Sun teal

2 Hours

$495

From 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Happy Cruises Sun teal

3 Hours

$550

From 4:30 - 7:30 pm

Happy Cruises Sun teal

4 Hours

$695

From 3:30 - 7:30 pm

The Miami Sunset Cruise is amazing but what makes a beautiful Sunset.

The Forest Preserve District Will County describes the science behind beautiful sunsets.

Red sky at night is a sailor's delight, and it also makes for some pretty spectacular sunsets. But why are some sunsets so extra-special?

Generally, what's considered a magnificent sunset is a particularly colorful one, with hues of red, orange and pink streaked across the evening sky. And when it comes to color, the brighter the better.

The colors we see — or don't see — in a sunset are the results of a scientific phenomenon called light scattering, according to the University of Wisconsin-Madison(Opens in a new window). Scattering occurs when light rays hit particles in the air, changing the direction of the light.

At sunrise and sunset, the sun is low on the horizon, and the rays of sunlight pass through more air in the atmosphere than they do when the sun is higher in the sky. When sunlight passes through more atmosphere, there are more particles to scatter the light.

When the sky is the desirable bright red we so love in sunsets, it's an indication the atmosphere is full of moisture and dust particles. We see the red color because it has the longest wavelength in the spectrum. The shorter wavelengths, like blue, aren't visible because they are broken up. These same principles also explain why the sky is blue during the day. The blue light is scattered more than the other wavelengths because it travels in shorter, smaller waves, NASA reports.

You may have heard that air pollution, dust and even smoke from wildfires far afield can make our sunsets more vivid, but it's actually the opposite that is true, according to National Geographic. Large particles in the air — be it dust, smoke or pollutants — absorb more light than nitrogen and oxygen, the two most abundant gases in the atmosphere, and they scatter the wavelengths of light mostly equally, which mutes the color of a sunset.

One last thing affecting the likelihood of a good sunset is clouds, or lack thereof. Can you recall a postcard-worthy sunset you've ever seen without a cloud in the sky? Probably not. That's because clouds will reflect the last rays of the sun's waning light back toward the ground, creating a more vivid sky, according to the NOAA.

Even the type of clouds present can affect the quality of a sunset. Typically, the best sunsets are seen in skies with high and mid-level clouds like altocumulus and cirrus clouds, NOAA reports. Conversely, low-lying clouds like stratus and stratocumulus clouds rarely yield noteworthy sunsets. This is because the higher-level clouds intercept more sunlight that has not been muted by passing through the boundary layer, the space between the upper or "free" atmosphere and Earth.

In reality, there's a beautiful sunset to be seen just about every evening; we just can't always see it from our perspective on the ground, National Geographic(Opens in a new window) reports. If you were to board a flight during an absolutely ordinary sunset, you may be shocked to see that this same ordinary sunset looks spectacular from your new perspective thousands of feet off the ground.

This can happen because on the ground, you are in the boundary layer of the atmosphere, where large particles tend to get trapped. As you take off and leave that boundary layer, that same sunset suddenly looks more vivid because your position and perspective have changed, according to National Geographic.