The Best Miami Boat Rentals and Yacht Rentals for 2021.
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Find the perfect boat rental in Miami. Simple, easy, and secure.
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 rentals, 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.
How to rent a boat in Miami with GetMyBoat
1. Search by location
Tell us where you want to pick up or where you want to go boating
2. Filter search results
Sort by boat type, price, and group size
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
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.
Why choose GetMyBoat over Airbnb for yachts in Miami?
While Airbnb has a few boats or yachts that you can sleep in overnight at marinas in Miami, they do not allow you to go out on the boat. GetMyBoat specializes in top-quality boat rentals and yacht charters in Miami that allow you to leave the dock and experience the water.
Does the boat rental include a captain in Miami?
Boats listed on GetMyBoat offer boat rentals with or without a captain. You can always communicate with the boat owner through GetMyBoat before confirming your booking to ensure your captain and crew needs are met.
Are yacht rentals a good option for a Bachelorette party in Miami?
Boat and yacht rentals are a great idea for hosting a bachelorette party while in Miami. Spending the day on the water celebrating the bride-to-be guarantees it will be a party she will never forget. Get your favorite ladies together and organize a final “sail before the veil” party with a private yacht or boat charter for a bachelorette. Many Captains offer special packages for bachelorette parties, so be sure to mention the occasion when booking.
Can I play my own music on the boat?
Most boats will have a sound system with either an AUX connection or Bluetooth connection which will allow you to play your own music. It is always best to check with the captain on the specifics prior to booking.
Are floating toys included?
Many boat rentals and charters include the use of floating toys like lily pads, inflatable unicorns, and other items that are perfect for a swimming stop to relax in the water. If you’re hoping to have a float day in addition to your boat day, check the boat listing’s description and ask the boat captain or owner if they have floating toys that are included before confirming your booking.
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GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Miami.
Loved the experience once we were on the yacht. There were issues with getting on the yacht on time but they accommodated the inconvenience with a bottle of champagne and compensating for the lost time. There were also new docking rules ongoing in Florida at the time of my stay so I take it it’s not normal for it to occur. Highly recommend Fernando and his crew. There is ample seating and they are super accommodating with needs ! We appreciated the memories that were made and the nice views Florida has to offer !
I wish I could rate this more than 5 stars! We had an AMAZING time. The boat was beautiful and had plenty of space. Fernando was an awesome host and captain! We ended up extending our rental because we were having such a good time. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone and we will definitely be booking with Fernando again in the future!
Jorge and the yacht were just perfect. We had a 4 hour booking. Jorge responded quickly to any questions, quickly, gave a great deal for a an afternoon on the bay in a yacht that was in great shape. He made a birthday unforgettable. Again, highly rated. Book with Jorge! Thanks. 5/5!
Best yacht exsperiance everrrrrrrrr!! This yacht exsperiance was the highlight of my birthday celebration in Miami. Jorge and his wife is awesome. They are easy to commit with, met all my needs and went over and beyond to accommodate my needs. I highly recommend this yacht and Jorge if you're looking for overall satisfaction. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!!! Take me back to April 5th lol. Thanks Jorge!!!!
Thank you so much like my friends and I really had a great time and we are surely coming back. You made our vacation lit and how staying in Miami very funny, we can’t wait to go back home and share all of those fun memories with friends and family. Thank you so much and stay safe
Most definitely book with Victor! Made my birthday boat trip 100% amazing! Will be asking for Victor every time I am in Miami. He took us to the absolute best spots and also dropped us off at South Beach so we could spend the rest of the day! You will not regret your time nor trip with Victor and his amazing boat!