The Ultimate Miami Boating Guide.

Are You Ready for It?


Over the top pool parties.  Exquisite marinas.  Extensive waterways.  Beautiful people.  The cruise capital of the world.  A gateway to South America.  Easy access to the islands.  Whatever you think of when you think of Miami, one thing is undeniable Miami offers a lifestyle like no other.  If you know where to look, VIP access for the Miami boating scene can be yours.  Kick back, put on your boating clothes, grab some eye candy, a captain for your boat and get ready to turn up the heat — Miami style.  It doesn’t get better than this.

Picture Miami and opening scenes of Miami Vice may come to mind.  Pushing down the throttle and cutting it loose for high speed chases on the open waters.  With Boatsetter, you can rent a boat, get on board and create your own personal Miami Vice episode.  Whether you want to power through swells or glide through glass the beautiful blue Water of the Atlantic off the coast, there is plenty of beautiful waterways of the coast of Miami for the ultimate boating adventure.

Where to Go: South Beach, Biscayne Bay & The Florida Keys

South Beach

Head to South Beach and experience the action from the water, like a true Miami-native! It’s latin flavors, models galore and a nightlife like no other! Liv, Story & Basement are a few of the hottest South Beach clubs. Beachside, you can stroll along Ocean Avenue for people watching, beach breezes and libations of all shapes, colors and sizes. South Beach is a party 365 days a year.

Biscayne Bay

Want to drop hook in a cove for lunch?  Check out a reef and depart from the Miami crowds?  Biscayne Bay, located on the Atlantic coast off of Miami is considered the backyard of Miami.  Here along the mangrove shoreline lies a beautiful National Park with a marine wildlife ecosystem.  Drop an anchor near and dive in for some snorkeling and underwater activities.

The Florida Keys

120 miles off the Southern tip of Florida lies the islands of the Florida keys, strung together with elaborate bridges and known as a fishing, boating, and scuba diving mecca.  Take a trip here and in a few short hours you will feel worlds away from the Miami hustle.

A Boat Show Like No Other – The Miami International Boat Show

Iconic and legendary, the Miami International Boat Show has been held for seventy-five years across the Bay from downtown Miami in Virginia Key at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin.  Each President’s Day in February, 100,000 visitors from around the world come to see what the latest trends in boating.  This is no small boat show with water and land exhibits showcasing more than 1,200 boats with hundreds of slips allowing you to truly experience the latest in the boating scene.  You may want to have a boat standing by ready to whisk you away for an escape from the crowds when you want to hit the water.

Deep Sea Fishing

Take out a Carolina Skiff or Sea Chaser and head out for some offshore fishing. Just a few miles offshore, you’ll find world-class deep sea fishing. A private boat rental with a licensed, local captain can guide you to the places where the big fish are hiding – for the fishing trip of your life!

VIP Dining & The After Hours Scene

Whatever your fancy, you can find it in Miami.  Dock up at Sea Isle Marina at Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, the Purdy Boat Ramp in Miami Beach or near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Coconut Grove and go ashore to see what the Miami nighttime scene is all about.

You may want to make that a double-shot of espresso or take a steady supply of the B12 shot, the latest energy fad of the day, the Miami boating is not for the amateur man or woman. If you can handle the heat and are ready to turn some heads, rev up your engine and set your compass pointed to Miami.

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