The Best Boat Rentals in Miami, FL for 2021
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How to rent a boat in Miami with GetMyBoat
1. Search by location
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2. Filter search results
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3. Submit a booking inquiry
Learn more about your favorite boat and the best local destinations
4. Pay for the rental
The owner will send you a custom quote that can be booked with a credit card
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If you’ve been looking for a great place for a boat rental, Miami is a perfect location. With GetMyBoat, you can find over 600 different yacht charters, boat rentals, and on-the-water experiences.
Plus, many boat owners also offer extras like lunch or dinner onboard, jet skis, sea kayaks, and other amenities to add to your trip. We’ve also helped people book bachelor and bachelorette parties, destination weddings, milestone birthdays, anniversary trips, and honeymoon excursions. We would recommend finding a captained charter unless you or someone in your group has the experience and licensing to take a bareboat rental out on the water.
In addition to yachts, we have Miami jet ski rentals, deep sea fishing charters, sea kayaks, Miami pontoon rentals, and surfing lessons available. We can’t wait for you to experience everything Miami has to offer.
7 Reasons to Rent a Boat in Miami
With so many things to do in South Florida, you might be trying to decide between planning a boat rental or spending a day doing something on land.
There are tons of great reasons to book a boat rental in Miami, but here are our top seven.
- Enjoy the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of being out on the water, which has been known to have a calming and rejuvenating effect on people
- Get some natural Vitamin D from the sun (though we also recommend broad-spectrum sunscreen)
- Spend time with friends and family, because it’s a great way to catch up
- Learn something new, whether it’s seeing how a new-to-you type of watercraft operates or advancing your sailing skills
- Take a break from electronics and devices for a few hours
- Spot some interesting wildlife, ranging from sea and ocean birds to dolphins, whales, sharks, and more
- Cool off during Miami’s hot and humid summer months, or bask in the relative warmth during Florida’s mild winters
Need more reasons to visit Miami, or want a more comprehensive guide to the beaches and things to do there? Check out this Miami Travel Guide for unique things to do to make the most of your vacation in Miami.
Boat Rental Packing List
Once you’re booked, get ready for your excursion! Whether you pack travel-sized items in your luggage or you’re planning to pick up some odds and ends locally, there are a few essentials you should pack into your beach tote for a day offshore:
- Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
- Sunglasses are a must-have.
- A cover-up and a sun hat.
- Waterproof smartphone cases.
- Towels (If not provided by the captain.
We also recommend downloading our free GetMyBoat mobile app (available on iOS and Android) to stay up-to-date with communication from the boat owner and clarify any details around meeting location, weather, and tips.
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Miami Boat Rental FAQs
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Miami?
Boat rental prices in Miami vary significantly. You can find great deals on smaller boats for as cheap as $50/hour. Fancy yacht charters can cost up to several thousand for a day of cruising with a captain and crew.
Where can I take a boat in Miami?
There are many amazing boating destinations in Miami. Cruise to the sandbars like Nixon Sandbar or various party islands like Star Island and Fisher Island where you will see celebrity mansions. Check out Coconut Grove or Dry Tortugas National Park by boat rental in Miami.
Do you need a boat license to rent a boat in Miami?
Boat license rules in Florida and Miami depend on your age. If you were born after 1988 you will need to complete a boat safety education course and receive a safety identification card.
When does the boating season start in Miami?
Boating season in Miami is year-round - warm temperatures and lots of sunshine makes it possible to rent a boat at virtually any time of year. Hurricane season runs from June to November, but unless you see a hurricane in the forecast, chances are that it’s still a good time to rent a boat.
When is the best time to visit Miami?
The best time to visit Miami is during one of the big events in Miami like Art Basel, Ultra, Art Deco Weekend, Jazz Festivals, and more. You can go for the event and feel the excitement of the crowds, rent a boat and enjoy the Miami lifestyle.
What is the water temperature in Miami?
The water temperature in Miami is always in the 70s, with the low being around 71℉ and the high (typically in July) around 79℉.
Can you take a boat from Miami to the Bahamas?
Yes! Boat charters from Miami to the Bahamas are a great option for people looking to enjoy a boating vacation from Miami. The boat trip from Miami to the Bahamas takes about 2.5 hours, but you can extend the trip into multiple days if you want to stay overnight on your boat in the Bahamas.
Can anyone rent a boat in Miami, Florida?
To rent a boat in Miami (Florida) you must be 18 years of age and have completed a boater safety education course. If you have a boating license from another state, this can apply to the requirements to rent a boat here.
What types of boats can I rent in Miami?
Miami has many different types of boats to rent. Everything from pontoons to luxury motor yachts, sailing catamarans, fishing boats, and jet skis are available to rent for enjoying Miami on the water.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Miami.
The original boat I booked, the 21' Yamaha, was being serviced, so they kindly upgraded us to a 24' Yamaha. Cesar Velasquez was our captain for the day and he was wonderful! Extremely accommodating and great service! Took us on a great 4-hour tour and was very friendly and attentive the whole trip. I highly recommend Cesar!
The best day of the trip was the boat day. James and the crew were absolutely incredible and we had quite the time. I highly recommend to rent from James! I will definitely be contacting him again for any future boat days. The entire crew and James were so helpful and made sure we had the best time!
We were in Miami for a couple days for business, and we decided to spontaneously rent a yacht for a music video we were filming. James responded instantly, and told us his vessel was available! We had approximately 10 people on the boat, and it was very spacious! The yacht was clean, modern, and stunning! James and Luis were both very kind and accommodating to us. James was so generous in letting us film some scenes on his boat. James and Luis were wonderful hosts paying attention to every detail! They even provided this eye catching brunch board with olives, crackers, cheese, salami, and grapes along with beverages! We had a luxurious time. We enjoyed seeing a view of Miami on the water. They went above and beyond. We highly recommend James and Luis, and this beautiful yacht. This would be a wonderful romantic date, bachelor, bachelorette, or family day trip! We couldn’t have asked for better hosts. Book with James, you will not be disappointed. ☺️
Wonderful experience with Alejandro and Andrew. Alejandro was in great communication with me the whole time and was very flexible and welcoming when I met him in person. Andrew was a great captain who is knowledgeable about the south Florida scene and helped us feel at ease on our trip. Gave us the privacy we needed to enjoy the trip! Definitely will use again in the future!
Definitely would recommend James, captain luis, and Anna! Such an amazing day on the water. They were very attentive. Boat is in a great condition, with paddle board and water mat included! We went for a bachelorette party with nine girls and there was plenty of space.
Look no further!!! Ximena boat is phenomenal but her customer service was A+ also!!! The way Ximena catered to our needs from the time of booking is unmatched. Can’t wait to book again! Kev is the grill master!!! Definitely the highlight of our trip ❤️