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.
The overall experience was great although almost 20 mins past pick up time, it did not come with the float mat as listed and it wasn't the same boat from the pictures we were sent. The captain was very nice( Cesar.) I feel like if it wasn't such a language barrier we could have prevented the issue when we got dropped off at the dock almost a whole hour prior to the 4hr time period due to us asking to get dropped off at the dock right across from the sand bar we hung out at for a while we could have stayed longer.
We had an amazing time with Fernando and his boat! Everything was exactly as listed, if not better! Fernando and Tiffany were super attentive and considerate, and the boat was so clean and well appointed. Fernando took us to amazing spots on our 4-hour trip. We will definitely book with Fernando again next time we're in Miami!
The boat was as pictured; spacious, very clean, and in working order. The bluetooth sound system was also great to have! We departed on time and returned on time. Captain Fernando and his first mate did an outstanding job at making sure my friends and I were safe the entire time. The first mate also provided 1st class service throughout the entire ride, which enhanced our experience. He made it clear that we did not have to lift a finger to get drinks, food, etc. He went above and beyond by plating our food and snacks and serving them to us. A few of us weren't good swimmers, so life jackets were given to us by request. Before entering the water the first mate also gave us a helpful warning to stay close to the yacht, since tourists on jetskis tend to zoom by and the current can pull you away from the boat if your not a good swimmer. He also gave us an in depth safety brief during departure. All in all the crew did an amazing job in all aspects of our trip. We highly recommend this yacht and crew. The price was very reasonable and worth it. My friends and I cant wait to come back to Miami and rent this yacht for our bachelor and bachelorette parties in the near future.
Victor had to tend to another reservation but set us up nicely with another captain and upgraded the boat as a result. We really enjoyed the ride and he picked a nice non crowded area for us to dock and relax. Would definitely recommend.
Jorge was a great captain and host! He knows his way around Miami water and showed us the best spots to dock and swim with the kids, as well as the top spots for pictures of downtown Miami! Totally recommend him and will definitely book with him again.
Hands down you get what you pay for. Communication was A++ . They shared all details fully. Provided Ice, water, soda and even cooked our food while we had fun on the water. Great experience and was absolutely stunning views!