Miami Yacht Rentals 101

All you need to know about a Miami yacht rental and more!

The thought of a yacht rental can be exciting, but it also can be a bit intimidating. Boatsetter’s experienced yacht brokers have firsthand knowledge of the boats and crews we represent. Our captains like working with us as well because they know we can matchmake boats and boaters with them for all to enjoy yacht rental experience. To ensure that the perfect boat is matched to the person, our website lists marinas and coastal locations as well as different water sports and boating activities.

A yacht charter in Miami is an experience unlike any other. It offers you the opportunity for a relaxing day cruising along the Intracoastal waterway, Biscayne Bay, or the ocean. But where do you start and how long will your trip be? At Boatsetter, you can choose from half day and full day yacht rentals to multi-day term charters. We feature beautifully appointed boats of all different lengths, and all with luxury level service.

The type of yacht and even the type of charter that will work best for you depends on what type of vacation you want. If you prefer not to worry about practical details like navigation and cooking, a crewed yacht charter will be best. A private yacht rental gives you an experienced captain to sail your family and friends through the wonders of Miami—all chef-prepared meals and drinks included. Each particular yacht will reflect the personality of owner and crew, so experiences can vary widely from one boat to another.

If you like to be independent and sail away from the rest of the world, a bareboat yacht rental will be the right choice. A certain skill level is needed for bareboat chartering, but Boatsetter will work with you to make sure you have the most up-to-date knowledge, both for safety and for your enjoyment. You will soon spend your days snorkeling in sky blue water and exploring soft sandy beaches  and your nights in secluded coves stargazing or mingling with other boaters at popular local sandbars.

Once you choose a bareboat or crewed yacht charter, then you need to decide what type of yacht you’d like to spend your time on. Sail or motor? Boatsetter has them all and our experts will help you choose the overall size and level of complexity. Once you decide on the type of boat, you can work with a charter expert regarding how to plan a yacht charter itinerary and how to pack and what to bring on your luxury sojourn. Your charter broker can advise you on what clothes to take, which is usually a range of resort wear depending on your activity and dining plans ashore.  

There are so many things to do in Miami, your days and nights on your yacht rental can be filled with activity…or none at all, depending on your schedule. Yacht rentals in Miami offer to take you to uninhabited islands for a swim or scuba dive and even on a tour past the mansions of the famous Miami VIP’s and celebrities. Certain yachts also will take guests to Bimini, Bahamas, the closest Bahamian island to Miami.

Your yacht rental can take you past the former Nixon mansion, also known as the “White House of the South.” This area is known as Nixon’s compound or Nixon’s beach which is actually not a beach, but rather a sandbar just off of Key Biscayne – which also is known for the best boat parties in the area. The yachts can also take you island hopping in Biscayne Bay or will stop at some of the hottest waterfront venues in the city.

Besides scheduling your tours and activities, you can also choose how many meals you eat on board and how often you go ashore to try out the fabulous Miami cuisine.  If your idea of a perfect evening is enjoying a quiet dinner or unique craft beer, Miami has many locations with anchoring options and mooring availability. You can always choose somewhere with access to docks and marinas.

A very popular waterfront restaurant is located within Miami’s Epic Hotel – Zuma.

The Miami location of this internationally acclaimed, modern Japanese restaurant boasts amazing views of the Miami River and the downtown skyline. The restaurant’s izakaya style menu features grilled items, fresh vegetables and meats, sushi and sashimi and an extensive sake selection. Enjoy dining on seared beef, oven roasted chicken and seabass sashimi. Your yacht can dock outside and from your table you can watch the world go by.

Miami Beach Marina should be a definite stop during your Miami yacht rental . An excellent marina with 400 boat slips, the full service facility offers access along Miami Beach through Government Cut to and from the Atlantic Ocean, or to the Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay to the Keys. Yacht provisions, bait and tackle are readily available.

While your yacht is taking a break from the open ocean, you can head over to the popular Monty’s, either in South Beach near Miami Beach Marina, or by Bayshore Landing Marina, Coconut Grove. The unparalleled raw bar makes it a bit hard to choose from fresh Florida stone crab, clams, shrimp, oysters and lobster. Enjoy the ever popular happy hour on weekdays from 4 to 8pm. Thursday through Sunday, a live band and DJ adds to the casual fun, Florida atmosphere.

Another great waterfront restaurant in Miami is the Zagat-rated Red Fish Grill Matheson Hammock, in Coral Gables. Within Matheson Hammock Park, a historic building on the beach welcomes you to the Red Fish Grill. Enjoy seafood appetizers like grilled shrimp and Tuna Tartare with entrees of sesame crusted Chilean Sea Bass and Pan Roasted Mahi Mahi. Miami rental yachts up to 50’ are welcome in the Matheson Hammock Marina, and dining is on the beachside patio or inside the coral stone dining room. Fun fact: this was one of the sites for movies including “There’s Something about Mary” and “Random Hearts.”

Boatsetter offers a variety of options ranging from luxury motor boats to incredible mega yachts, all available for day and term charters in Miami, South Beach, and beyond. Enjoy your time off on your own private charter yacht complete with captain and crew (including a private chef who’ll create a custom menu), or live it up nightly on Miami’s Intracoastal waters. Either way, you’ll be in the capable hands of our captains and crew. With plenty to see and do around the mainland, as well as in the water itself, there’s no reason not to spend your time visiting the Magic City via luxury yacht rental.  

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Miami Yacht Rentals 101

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