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Rent a Regal Boats flybridge in Miami Beach, FL near me
Icon $209+ /hour

Miami Beach, FL

5.0 (349 bookings)

BEST PARTY BOAT | 12 PPL | 44FT

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA jet boat in Miami Beach, FL near me
Icon $92+ /hour

Miami Beach, FL

5.0 (6 bookings)

BRAND NEW 2022 Yamaha Powerboat Miami Bay

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 7 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Miami, FL near me
Icon $275+ /hour

Miami, FL

5.0 (34 bookings)

50’ Sea Ray(FREE Jetski 1hr)NO HIDDEN FEES

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 13 passengers
Rent a Sunseeker motor yacht in Miami Beach, FL near me
$750+ /hour

Miami Beach, FL

Rent this amazing 68 Sunseeker Sport in Miami!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a SEA RAY BOATS cruiser in Miami, FL near me
Icon $125+ /hour

Miami, FL

5.0 (52 bookings)

Brand New Sea Ray 2022 Boat for Rent in Miami!

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a YAMAHA bow rider in Miami, FL near me
Icon $106+ /hour

Miami, FL

4.5 (4 bookings)

21' Yamaha AR210 twin engine in Miami, FL!

3 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 9 passengers
Rent a Pardo motor yacht in Miami Beach, FL near me
Icon $350+ /hour

Miami Beach, FL

4.9 (17 bookings)

BREATHAKING and EXCLUSIF Brand New PARDO 38

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats motor yacht in Miami, FL near me
$190+ /hour

Miami, FL

Sea Ray Sundancer 290 Yacht in Miami!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats motor yacht in Miami Beach, FL near me
Icon $217+ /hour

Miami Beach, FL

5.0 (132 bookings)

BEAUTIFUL 42' SEA RAY SUNDANCER DEPARTING FROM SOUTH BEACH

2 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Tiara Yachts cruiser in Miami Shores, FL near me
$200+ /hour

Miami Shores, FL

5.0 (12 bookings)

Luxury 41 Tiara

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats classic in Miami, FL near me
Icon $188+ /hour

Miami, FL

5.0 (248 bookings)

37' Sea Ray Vacilon Miami Yacht!

2 - 4 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Maxum flybridge in Miami, FL near me
Icon $254+ /hour

Miami, FL

5.0 (2 bookings)

Awesome 50ft Yacht in Miami!!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 13 passengers
Rent a BAYLINER deck boat in Key Biscayne, FL near me
Icon $71+ /hour

Key Biscayne, FL

5.0 (45 bookings)

Best Boating Location in Miami! + Free Parking

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Crownline Boats cruiser in Miami, FL near me
$153+ /hour

Miami, FL

4.9 (17 bookings)

33'GEORGINA EXPERIENCE in Miami!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 8 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats cruiser in Miami, FL near me
Icon $156+ /hour

Miami, FL

5.0 (9 bookings)

GET 1HR FREE Beautiful Searay 300 Party Boat

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Godfrey Marine flybridge in Miami, FL near me
$1,000+ /hour

Miami, FL

Celebration boat experience

2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Chaparral Boats bow rider in Key Biscayne, FL near me
Icon $94+ /hour

Key Biscayne, FL

4.9 (58 bookings)

Sightseeing and sandbar fun!

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 12 passengers
Rent a Sea Ray Boats classic in Miami, FL near me
$200+ /hour

Miami, FL

5.0 (45 bookings)

37' Sea Ray "Sea Smoke" 1 FREE HOUR!!

2 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 10 passengers

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Rent a Boat in Miami

The Miami boating scene has just about everything any boater could desire: opportunities to cruise the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), an abundance of sandbars, cays, and islands to explore, countless waterside restaurants for dock-and-dining, inshore and offshore fishing hot spots, and so much more.


What To Know

The most popular boat rental styles in Miami include:

  • Cruisers and motor yachts, for sunset cruises, corporate events, bachelor or bachelorette parties, and scenic tours of the Miami River and Star Island.

  • Pontoon boats and other day boats, like bowriders, deck boats, and jet boats, are best suited for sandbar hopping, dock-and-dining, and watersports.


If you’re unfamiliar with the local waterways, consider opting for a boat rental with a captain that can help you navigate and plan a unique itinerary to make the most of your Miami boating experience.

Safety Requirements:

  • Boating License/Education Rules: All Florida residents born after January 1, 1988 who operate vessels with 10-horsepower or more must carry a Florida Boating Safety Education identification card. You must be at least 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft (PWC).

  • Life Jacket Requirements: Children ages 6 and under must wear a PFD.


For more information, visit the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Where to dock your boat or meet your rental:

  • Miami Beach Marina

  • Haulover Boat Ramp

  • Grove Harbour Marina

  • Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center

  • One Island Park Marina


Learn more in Boating in Miami Guide: Everything You Need to Know.


Weather Conditions

Miami is perfect for swimming and boating regardless of the season; however, boaters should be aware of Hurricane Season, which in South Florida runs between June and the end of November.

Avg. Temperature High: Peaks around 88°F in August

Avg. Temperature Low: Around 63-65°F during winter months like December and January

Avg. Water Temperatures in and around Miami:

  • 86°F in the Summer (June, July, August)

  • 77°F in Spring (April, May)

  • 67°F in Fall (September, October, November)

  • 71°F in Winter (December, January, February, March)

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Things to Do in Miami by Boat

Miami Sandbar Hopping

Go Sandbar Hopping

The two most popular sandbar locations in Miami are Haulover Sandbar and Nixon Beach Sandbar. If you’re renting a boat without a captain, be sure to double check with your boat’s owner about his/her policies regarding sandbars and raft-ups. 

Peak sandbar hours take place on Saturdays and Sundays, with the most popular times running between 11am and 6pm.

Pro Tip: High tides and low tides change daily, so be sure to check the times to prevent your boat from getting beached. This kind of incident could cause damage to the vessel and require a tow.

Haulover Sandbar

  • Location: Google Maps Link

  • Closest boat ramp: For launching, Haulover Boat Ramp is just north of Haulover Sandbar, while Haulover Inlet and Bal Harbour Marina are just south of the sandbar.

  • Lat/Long: 25.9029° N, 80.1291° W

Nixon Beach Sandbar

  • Location: Google Maps Link

  • Closest boat ramp:  Crandon Park Marina and Boat Ramp is the closest location, just north of the sandbar on the north side of Key Biscayne.

  • Lat/Long: 25.6889° N, 80.1784° W

Star Island Boat Rentals Miami

Celebrity and Real Estate Tours Around Star Island

Star Island, located just off of Miami Beach, is known for its extravagant waterfront mansions, many of which are home to the rich and famous. Because it is a private island only accessible by boat or through a bridge that connects to the MacArthur Causeway, the best and only way to take in the sights of this island is by boat—with a Boatsetter captain who has local knowledge of the area that can guide you on your very own “star-tour.”

Star Island has been called home by celebrities such as Shaquille O’Neal, Don Johnson, Sean Combs (P Diddy), Jennifer Lopez, Rosie O’Donnell, and many others.

  • LocationGoogle Maps Link

  • Closest marinas: One Island Park Marina or Bentley Bay Marina 

  • Lat/Long: 25.7769° N, 80.1505° W

Deep Sea Fishing

Pick Your Adventure: Deep Sea or Flats Fishing

Flats fishing (fishing in shallow waters) is best in Miami’s Biscayne Bay, while heading offshore into the Atlantic Ocean presents multiple opportunities for targeting gamefish.

If you’re an experienced angler, you can browse a wide range of fishing boats for rent, including center consoles, walkarounds, fish-and-skis, bay boats, and skiffs. If you’re new to fishing, consider booking a fishing charter with a professional captain who can be your guide and provide instruction on fishing Miami’s various waterways.

Deep Sea Fishing (Offshore)

  • Target species: Cobia, dolphin fish (mahi-mahi), grouper, kingfish, snapper, amberjack, sailfish, bluefin and blackfin tuna, wahoo, swordfish, marlin

  • Seasonality: September through November

  • Boat selection: Sportfishing boats and convertibles, center consoles, walkaround boats


Flats Fishing (Inshore)

  • Target species: Tarpon, snook, bonefish, permit, seatrout

  • Seasonality: May through September

  • Boat selection: Bay boats, flats boats, skiffs, aluminum fishing boats

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Where to Go Boating in Miami

Biscayne Bay Boat Rentals Miami

Biscayne Bay

Biscayne Bay is Miami’s most popular body of water for boating, situated between Key Biscayne and Elliott Key, which is home to Biscayne National Park. Known as the largest marine park in the continental U.S., its home to Florida’s only living coral barrier reef, as well as active wildlife, turquoise waters, and more than a dozen shipwrecks. This area is ideal for families to go snorkeling, swimming, diving, and to see sea life.

  • Moorage: Dockage is widely available at various marinas surrounding the bay, starting with Bal Harbour and Haulover Boat Ramp in the north, and Black Point Park and Marina in the south.

  • Wake zone: Yes - in some areas

  • Pro Tips: Be sure to check out Monty’s in Coconut Grove, or the Rusty Pelican, located on Virginia Key, to grab a bite to eat and enjoy views of Biscayne Bay.

  • Hours: The Bay is open 24/7, with the waterway at its most crowded during the middle of the day on weekends.

  • Lat/Long: 25.5722° N, 80.2321° W


Google Maps Link

Stiltsville Miami

Stiltsville

Head south and check out Miami’s infamous Stiltsville, a small group of houses perched on stilts 10-feet above the water, said to be established in the 1930s. This is a protected park within Biscayne National Park, surrounded by calm waters that are buzzing with active sea life and tropical reefs. Raft-up parties frequently take place near Stiltsville, so plan for a party vibe if visiting on a Saturday or Sunday.

  • Moorage: Key Biscayne Yacht Club or the Matheson Hammock Park & Marina are the closest locations for dockage in proximity to Stiltsville.

  • Wake zone: No

  • Pro Tips: Just north of Stiltsville, be sure to cruise by the Cape Florida Lighthouse, which is situated on the southern shores of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

  • Hours: Biscayne National Park’s grounds at Convoy Point are open daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm, with holiday hours varying.

  • Lat/Long: 25.6546° N, 80.1744° W


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Elliott Key Boat Rentals

Elliott Key

Elliot Key is the most northern Florida Key in the chain and only accessible by boat. It is uninhabited, but does have a harbor, marina and campground facilities for overnight stays. This is a family-orientated destination, far from the Miami party scene and is a great staycation escape for a quick dose of island life. 

When finding a boat for rent, coordinate with the boat’s owner to see if he/she allows for multi-day bookings to allow for a camping experience on the island.

  • Moorage: Elliott Key has a harbor with 33 boat slips available to hold two boats each. Other nearby dockage is available at Boca Chita Key Harbor.

  • Wake zone: Yes - in some areas

  • Pro Tips: Boaters can camp on Elliott Key and pay a $35 overnight docking fee. Be aware that at low tide, the Elliott Key harbor shifts to approximately 2.5-feet in depth.

  • Hours: Navigable waters are open 24 hours a day, as are the camping facilities on Elliott Key and Boca Chica Key.

  • Lat/Long: 25.4397° N, 80.2001° W


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Dock-and-Dine at Miami Waterfront Restaurants

The Miami River and the shores lining Biscayne Bay are home to some of the best waterside restaurants in Miami, including:

Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge

  • Address: 412 NW N River Dr, Miami, FL 33128
  • Hours: Open everyday from 12–11:30pm; Closed on Mondays
  • Reservations: Yes - highly recommended
  • Type of food: Fine dining; Seafood; International; Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dockage available: Yes - docking fees may apply


Kiki on the River

  • Address: 450 NW N River Dr, Miami, FL 33128
  • Hours: Open Fri/Sat/Sun 1pm–12am; Tues/Wed/Thurs 1pm-11pm; Mon 5-11pm
  • Reservations: Yes - highly recommended
  • Type of food: Casual and formal dining; American; Seafood; Bar-setting
  • Dockage available: Yes - docking fees may apply


The Wharf Miami

  • Address: 114 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130
  • Hours: Open Thurs 4pm-1am; Fri 4pm-3am; Sat 12pm-3am; Sun 12pm-1am; Close on Mon/Tues/Wed
  • Reservations: Yes - some events are private; be sure to check the events calendar
  • Type of food: Varies depending on the event; Party scene; Bar-setting; Live music
  • Dockage available: Yes - limited


Monty's Raw Bar (Coconut Grove)

  • Address: 2550 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133
  • Hours: Open Sun 11am-10pm, Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30-11pm, Sat 11am-12am
  • Reservations: No - first-come, first-served
  • Type of food: Casual; Seafood; Raw bar; Happy hour; Bar-setting; Live music
  • Dockage available: Yes


Rusty Pelican

  • Address: 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
  • Hours: Open Mon-Thurs 12pm-10pm; Fri 12pm-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 10am-10pm
  • Reservations: Yes - highly recommended
  • Type of food: Casual; Seafood; Raw bar; Sushi; American; Brunch; Happy hour, Bar-setting
  • Dockage available: Yes

For additional options and information, read: 6 Best Waterfront Restaurants in Miami to Get to by Boat.


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Got questions?

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a boat in Miami?

The cost to rent a boat in Miami starts at $89 per hour.

How much does it cost to rent a small yacht in Miami?

The cost to rent a small yacht in Miami starts at $1400 for a half-day on the water and $2,800 for a full day with a captain.

How much are private charters or luxury boat rentals in Miami?

A yacht ride in Miami costs anywhere from $2,800 to $10,000 for a full day out on the water with a captain and crew.

Do you need a boating license to rent a boat in Miami?

No, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which regulates boating, does not require a license. However, it does require that you be familiar with boating safety.

What are the requirements to rent a boat in Miami?

For those that want to rent a boat in Miami, Florida law requires individuals born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 to complete an approved boating safety course and obtain a Boating Safety Education Identification Card issued by the FWC.

How old do you have to be to rent a boat in Miami?

A person must be at least 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft in Miami, Florida and at least 18 years of age to rent. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly allow a person under 14 years of age to operate a personal watercraft (a second-degree misdemeanor).

How many people can fit on a Miami boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on a boat largely depends on the boat's size and how many life jackets are on board. Currently the coast guard allows a maximum of 10-12 people on a Boatsetter rental.

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat in Miami?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat in Miami is between $200 and $1,000. It depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $200 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,000 for longer rentals.

How much does a private yacht charter cost in Miami?

The cost to charter a yacht in Miami ranges from $1,000 to $5,000 plus. The cost of a yacht yacht in Miami varies depending on the boat size and the length of the charter. Prices typically range from less than $1,000 to $5,000 plus if you're wanting to charter the yacht overnight.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht in Miami?

A yacht in Miami costs anywhere from $1,200 to $5,000 plus depending on the size and length of the vessel. High end yachts in Miami can cost $4,000 a day or more. Boatsetter allows you to rent a luxury yacht for the day. To chat with a yacht specialist please visit https://www.boatsetter.com/luxury-yacht-charters.


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  • 5/5 stars

    We had a great time with the 10 of us on Thanksgiving Day! Plenty of space for the 10 of us. Would definitely rent...

    Tracey

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Great Captain and mate. Had a great time. Only thing we would change is getting on boat at another dock (spent 50%...

    Max

    Nov 2022

  • We had a very special occasion planned that required a comfortable sea-worthy boat and experienced captain. The...

    Ricardo

    Nov 2022

  • Russell was great.. laid back but made sure he gave a thorough rundown of the boat, area & GPS.. welcomed us aboard &...

    Eric

    Nov 2022

  • We had a wonderful time with Nicanor! Highly recommend!

    Jenna

    Nov 2022

  • Captain Felipe Franco and this beautiful boat were the hit of our bachelorette weekend. We saw dolphins, went to an...

    Alyse

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    My wife and I had a really great time today. Everything was so simple. Jiri’s instructions about what you need to do...

    Mahmud

    Nov 2022
  • 5/5 stars

    Perfect service and boat. Jiri profesional and kind. Thanks

    Mark

    Nov 2022

  • From the booking quote to end, my experience has been amazing omg! Yisset was so hands on and omg yall Nicanor &...

    Charmayne

    Nov 2022

  • Juan you as easy to work with. We booked last minute and he helped make it happen. Great day on the water and boat...

    Eric

    Nov 2022

  • The boat is simply gorgeous
    Very spacious, fast, modern, sleek & comfortable
    Perfect boat for Miami

    Augusto

    Nov 2022

  • Great experience! Thank you so much!

    Krishna

    Nov 2022

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