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Discover the city’s bizarre and haunted history on a Miami ghost tour, and witness a chronology baked in mystery, murder, suspense, and tragedy. Swipe away the mask of this picture-perfect locale and see the tragic history hiding behind its false face.
Tours are held daily, rain or shine, and year-round. Please see a list of available tours below to book your tour today, or for more information.
Miami Haunts of South Beach Ghost Tour
MIAMI HAUNTS BOOS AND BOOZE HAUNTED PUB CRAWL
MIAMI LITTLE HAVANA FOODIE TOUR
Many of our guests experience the unexplained and bear witness to the unknown. Become one of them tonight.
Idyllic South Beach seems as picture-perfect as a postcard, great on paper but teeming with the unknown hiding in the shadows and waiting for the Miami sun and heat to subside. It has attracted tourists since it was first opened up by Flagler’s railroad at the turn of the 19th century. Miles and miles of sandy white beaches, windswept coastlines, and azure white caps breaking the waves created an iconic setting with a booming economy to attract visitors from all over the world. It also happens to be one of the most haunted and terrifying regions in the Florida panhandle known for its ghostly guests who have been visiting the land of the living for over centuries.
Embark with us on a thrilling ghost adventure just as the sun dips and the city of Miami begins to glow with neon lights, while the ghosts of South Beach lurk just beyond in the shadows between its haunted buildings. The Miami Haunts ghost tour is a unique and morbidly exciting ride that will take you through some of the most iconic places in Miami’s South Beach in search of ghostly apparitions and the bone-tingling backstories of the people they came from. From the steps of Versace’s mansion, and its bloody history, to one of the Florida state’s oldest bars, we will encounter a smorgasbord of unexplained phenomena. You’ll even come across the formerly secret location of CIA blackouts experiments that breached the veil and made contact with something wicken and unknown on the other side.
With Miami haunts, hear authentic accounts of a region whose contemporary history began with Henry Flagler’s ambition and somehow, over time, transformed into a town where anything goes. Listen to tales of desperate soldiers during their Miami march into occupied France. Experience a spine-tingling rush when you visit the infamous Versace Mansion, now known as Villa Casuarina, the deadly location of Versace’s murder and experience an encounter with the ghost of Versace himself. Tread carefully into the haunted locations buzzing with ghostly energy, echoes of the madness the Cold War with Cuba’s Fidel Castro drove us into.
South Beach was originally used for farmland, a quaint little dash of real-estate no one wanted until Henry Flagler and John Collins laid their eyes on it over 200 years ago. During that time it attracted all manner of “entrepreneurs”, from A-list celebrities that wanted to stay at one of its many haunted hotels, to legendary mobsters like Al Capone that saw Miami as a no man’s land where he could retreat to when Chicago got too cold, or the heat from the law was too hot for comfort. For years, Miami, and South Beach, rapidly transformed into party towns, a Gatsby-like jamboree that came to a crashing halt once World War II took center stage, and finally, Pablo Escobar and the Cocaine Wars turned the region into the murder capital of the planet.
This Miami ghost tour will reveal a 200-year-old history full of terrifying encounters, and otherworldly presence. A history that started with the railroad dashing across its coasts, and ended with the murder of one of the most influential fashion icons in the world. Uncover the truth behind the origins of the epicenter of the battle of supremacy between the United States, Latin America, Cuba, and the Soviet Union. This unbelievably violent locale with a nightlife as dangerous and deadly as it was exciting inspired Oliver Stone to write screenplays for iconic films like Scarface that painted a perfect portrait of the violence of South Beach.
In a place where unending local feuds and an international cold war caused untold pain, suffering, manipulation, and countless lives to be lost, the ghosts of guilty gangsters, patriotic soldiers, sinister spies, and unfortunate innocents are chained to the streets they are destined to roam and visit the haunted locations where their blood was spilled.
Uncover the multitude of haunted locations the Pink and The Blue has hidden in its underbelly. Walk down neon-soaked streets, and sun-baked pavements across South Beach and uncover evidence of its many ghostly visitors. Learn why Miami, this mecca of play, was once invaded by the US Army and why its many iconic hotels served as barracks for soldiers whose violent occupation left a mark that cursed many of those locations to be haunted and plagued forever? Reveal the secrets of Miami in the 80s and 90s as the city slid into bloody street-level warfare at the hands of Pablo Escobar’s cronies. Whether it’s your first spectral tour, or you’re a veteran of Dark Tourism, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you simply cannot afford to miss out on.
The sun and fun Capital of the world is simply too good to resist…and too good to be true. For all manner of creatures, it has been a place that, like the proverbial flame, has always attracted those too curious and too naive, and in many cases, they have been scorched by the violence, the unknown, and the unseen that hide under the surface. It is a land where people come to unwind, to rise to the occasion and seek ghostly adventures, and to let their passions run hot…all of which can have unintended consequences.
Understand why Versace’s house was haunted years before Andrew Cunanan gunned Gianni like a dog on its doorstep. Take home authentic stories from a memorable adventure… stories you’ll revisit in your nightmares.
Swipe away the mask of this picture-perfect locale and see what history hides under its false face. Miami is a breathtaking region, and South Beach is the proverbial cherry on top. It’s also one of the most haunted places in the State. Creep down darkened streets and experience a ghost tour where every stop is unique. Each with its own bone-chilling stories and unexplained mysteries.
Journey through Miami’s haunted history — a history full of bizarre non-sequiturs and strange regional transformations. In its modern 200-year-old history, South Beach has done it all. Book this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and be part of a growing community of investigators of the bizarre, the unexplained, and the unknown.
Feel your heart pumping as you experience this emotional tilt-a-whirl, one where we commune with some of Miami’s ectoplasmic inhabitants and dare them to speak. Brimming with historical locations, each bursting with wicked tales, Miami is the perfect place for a ghost tour. During our walk, you’ll get your fill of ghostly stories and hauntings, some too dark for the faint of heart.
Our Miami Ghost tour is a sensory thrill ride that will push you to the limits. One you simply can’t miss out on. If you want to see the Art Deco district in a new light, then book your US Ghost Adventure tour today.
* This is a walking tour and we do not enter privately-owned buildings or private property *
You may not be familiar with the name Casa Casuarina. But you may know it from its original name: the Versace Mansion. That’s right, the lavish palace where fashion mogul Gianni Versace lived, worked, and eventually met his tragic fate is right in the heart of Miami.
Casa Casuarina was designed with many trap doors and secret passageways, not by Gianni’s design but by the original architect, Alden Freeman. Some say you can hear the former residents of the casa shuffling through passageways in the walls and overhead while you sleep.
The historic Betsy Hotel on Ocean Drive represents Miami’s first golden era: the 1920s and ’30s. An architectural jewel and namesake of American heroine Betsy Ross, the hotel is also the site of some unique, historical activity.
The Betsy has figured in almost every war effort since its foundation. It serves as a strategic naval and military base, given its access to the Gulf. But those historical events give it an eerie atmosphere, too—some say you can hear the marching footfalls of soldiers ringing through the halls at night.
Mac’s Club Deuce is an iconic dive bar in South Beach, where the liquor flows quick and the patrons are quicker. Pass through the pastel and neon exterior into a den of jukebox jives and ghostly vibes.
The Club Deuce was the location for the wrap party for Miami Vice in the ’80s, and that captures its lawless spirit, also playing home to drug dealers, rum runners, and other criminal types whose spirits you might see knocking spurs on moonless nights.
Did you know, that for a couple of years, way back in the 80s and 90s, the FBI classified Miami as the “Murder Capital of the world”? Or that, during WWII SoBE was transformed into a military camp? The whole place full of soldiers and machinery in training or waiting to be deployed to the European front? Our tour is thoroughly researched and based on facts — of hundreds of documented ghost sightings and recorded hauntings. Each of them is backed by historical events and tragic tales.
The legendary gangster, Al Capone, once called Miami his home. Each time he needed a rest from his dealing ups north, he’d head down to the shores of SoBe. And dozens of his cronies would tag along. Miami, during the 30s and 40s, was inundated by some of the nation’s biggest crime lords. Folks like Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, and dozens more. Each enjoyed the drinks and the beach, each making deals and showing regional bootleggers who was the boss. Some of their backdoor dealings spilled onto the streets and those consequences rapidly became ghosts.
Science has proven that nothing gets the hormones pumping better than a good scare. There’s a reason horror movies are iconically linked to romance and why bad boys and bad girls are so irresistible. The vampire is always dashing and our bodies feel the rush of adrenaline when we’re thrilled or terrified silly, with those feelings of butterflies churning in our stomachs. Join us on this less than romantic, but highly titillating tour.
South Beach has been for the last decade one of the most photographed and filmed spots on the planet. Dozens of TV Series, Sports events, and films have been shot on its iconic Ocean Drive. Join us as we tell ghostly tales on the streets where Bad Boys was filmed, where Dexter Morgan stalked his prey, where Ricky Martin screamed in agony on American Crime Story, and where Iron Man fell from the sky. Streets that are continually being used for a new iconic film. Maybe, if you’re lucky you might stumble upon your favorite celebrity.
Sooner or later you’re going to get tired of going to some of Miami’s biggest outlets. Sawgrass Mills Mall is great but after day it becomes overwhelming. The same is bound to happen with the beach — all good until you forget to put on sunscreen. Thankfully there’s more to SoBe than just that. Get a different view of the city, one filled owl spine-tingling tales, and a devilish amount of mischief.
This isn’t your parent’s type of walkabout — this is dark tourism at its best. In what other type of tour would you hear tales of decapitations, secret government experiments, suicides, Narcos, and mobsters? What other type of tour starts with the story of a deranged mass murderer? If you’re tired of traditional tours and want something nasty and fun to really dig your teeth into, then you’re lucky you stumbled upon our service.
“Miami is nothing like me, and that’s why I need to be here – it’s the opposite. I’m practical, where this place is moody, I’m stolid in my interior, where this place has a certain flair, and I’m materialistic in a sense that this place is fundamentally spiritual – there’s a quicksilver quality about this place.” — Iggy Pop
The comedian Lenny Bruce once said., “Miami is where Neon comes to die” — And there’s a lot of truth to that quote. Miami, particularly, South Beach, is sort of kitschy, decadent, and odd. It’s super, it’s lit, it’s sensual, it’s physical, it’s everything all at once. It tries too hard and that’s part of the fun of Miami. It’s the sort of place where people go to the beach wearing knock-off Jimmy Choo and plastic “gold” earrings, alongside A-list celebs stepping out of stretch limos. It’s a fun, multilayered place, where anything goes. Come see why so many of Miami’s places are haunted and there is such a bizarre variety of specters.