This was a Big Bus Hop-on-hop-off tour. When we got off the boat there was an area to check in where they took our bags and asked for our airport-transfer time (1300, 1500, or 1700), which they then wrote on our bag tags. Once they had our bags we loaded the bus that took us to the main stop for the tour in Miami. There were several tour route options: Red (city loop), Blue (beach loop), and Green (uptown loop). We did the red and blue options. The tour guide on our bus was very upbeat, friendly, and informative. He had lots of information and while we did not have the time to get off and explore any of the areas, I felt that the tour was definitely worth the money. This was one of the better hop-on-hop-off tours I have been on. The airport transfer did not go very smoothly, however. One of the couples on our bus had their bag misplaced by the company (wrote the wrong transfer time down) so the bus made a detour on the way to the airport to pick it up at their office building. While this was nice for the couple with the missing bag, it made everyone else on the bus late. Several people had flights departing at 2:20 pm and the first airport transfer was at 1:00pm so we did not get to the airport until around 1:50pm. The guide on this bus (different than our earlier tour guide) became very flustered and had the bus park in a back area of the airport instead of dropping us off at our various airline locations. He then personally took a few of the guests to their airlines without helping anyone else on the bus. Everyone else was left to fend for themselves. Our flight departed at 3:20 and we barely made it. Turns out American Airlines was on the complete opposite side of the airport where we were dropped off (most of the people on the transfer bus were flying with American). While the airport transfer was a bit stressful and chaotic, the actual tour was excellent. I would recommend this tour but give yourself much more time than you think you'll need to get to the airport because the tour was not very organized with that part.
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