“With 25 years of boating experience, I am a USCG licensed captain ready to hit the water with all types of rentals. Know that you're bound for a great day on the water with me as your captain! ”
Aboard since 2014
From Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Captain Joe is very easy to work with and was quick to respond to all my questions. He met us at the marina and introduced us to Captain Henry and First Mate Cheyenne. Both gave us 5 star service and were exceptional on all accounts. We chartered a full day and it is well worth the few extra dollars. Our party of 4 was made to feel at home the minute we stepped onto The Wave Mistress. The boat was very clean and had plenty of room. Captain Henry and Cheyenne made sure we had a fantastic time and didn't worry about anything. They both were so polite and accommodating and we enjoyed engaging with them. We will definitely be chartering with Captain Joe and his team in the future. You have our business for life. Thank you for helping to make a 50th birthday a little less painful. LOL. Thanks again and see you soon.
Great experience! Huge boat with great amount of room, thanks Captain Joe!
I rented Captain Joe’s boat for a bachelorette party with 12 girls, and I can honestly say this was the best part of our trip hands down! Right from the moment we met our crew (Henry & Cheyenne) we were all able to relax and have an amazing time! They provided ice, water, and soda. We brought stuff to grill and munchies to eat. They grilled our food for us and made sure we always had munchies refilled. They assisted with any drink refills and were always friendly with a smile on their face. They blew up a large float is which managed to hold all the girls when we were at a sandbar. The boat was clean and had a decorative banner for the bachelorette. They had a Bluetooth speaker on the boat where we could play music we wanted. We first toured around MIAMI beach and billionaire bunker and eventually docked at a sandbar where we floated, swam, and ate. They accommodated us wanting to do an extra hour on our trip, although the time was changed a few days before the trip (only by 30 minutes). I would definitely recommend this for ANY party in Miami! They will not disappoint!
Great experience for my bachelorette trip!
Great experience! Very professional! Had a great time with his team that treated us very well! Great pricing and worth every minute of the trip!
Captain Joe’s yacht was absolutely breathtaking and him and Melba’s assistance/hospitality was next to none! Between the awesome bluetooth speakers, Melba making sure there wasn’t an empty cup on the boat, the large raft that fit our entire party, and the gorgeous views, it was truly an incredible ride. Captain Joe was knowledgeable about the area, and they even decorated the boat for the bachelorette party. You will not regret booking with him and this yacht!!
Great crew!!! Will definitely book again with Captian Joe.
I went on Captain Joe’s boat with 11 of my friends for my birthday and it was the most perfect day. The boat is BEAUTIFUL and the crew was super nice and accommodating. They stocked the fridge with sodas and waters, offered to make us drinks, took our pictures, and were so great about letting us play our music loud. I cannot say enough good things about my experience. I HIGHLY recommend this boat with captain joe and I hope that I am able to cruise with them again soon!
Had an AMAZING time with Captain Joe! Couldn’t have asked for a better day. They were so attentive and kind, even grilled our lunch for us on the boat. Perfect end to a great weekend!
Wow what an amazing experience we had with Captain joe and capt Dom. These two were great to work with from the start. A group of 8 of us were in town for a bachelor party and all 8 of us agreed that being on the boat with these guys was the best event we had all weekend. Can’t wait to come back to Miami and rent from These guys again!! A+++ in our books. Thanks again!
An amazing day! It’s the perfect thing to do in Miami to complete your trip! It’s a must do! We will be back
On September 30th, 2018 at 12 p.m. we boarded Captain Joe's boat. The boat that I reserved was the "Martinique" ,however, we ended up on a new boat that was just purchased the day prior called the "Wave Mistress." Captain Joe did not notify me of the change in the boat. Our onboard Captain stated that, Captain Joe has the information for the "Martinique" listed on Boatsetter, but not the new boat. The initial departure was fine, but shortly into our trip the generator on the boat went out. We had no music, no AC, the bathroom did not work, and the captain had no idea of what to do. We didn't receive any updates until the last hour and a half before the tow boat arrived. I texted Captain Joe asking for clarity on the situation and asked about how the inconvenience will be rectified, but he did not respond. Apparently, the boat was not tested prior to allowing passengers to board the boat. The boat was nice esthetically and we did enjoy ourselves, however, we were truly inconvenienced. We may not use Boatsetter again or book with Captain Joe due to this experience. We returned from our trip at 5:35 p.m. when we were supposed to arrive at the marina at 4 p.m., which means we accrued additional parking fees. Boatsetter refunded $90 which is the 10% they receive from the rental, but Captain Joe has done nothing nor did he issue an apology. This is not the right way to handle business.
Great experience! The crew was amazing and utilized their updated technology to provide great photos during the day. The crew also had a drone and captured awesome videos. Overall great experience would recommend
Overall the trip was great. The boat was well maintained and spacious for a party of 10. We were blessed with a beautiful day which made the day extra special.
-Reasonable cost for the boat size
-Inflatable raft at haulover which was a lot of fun
-Melva was sweet as can be!
-BBQ on board.
- Told ice was included but when we arrived we were told there wasnt enough for drinks for 10 so we had to go buy some (would have been nice to know prior to save stress and maximize time on the boat)
- Gas not included in price
- Was a slight hiccup when a friend of mine who was suppose to be on the boat (why I booked for 12 originally) decided he wanted to take his own boat then meet us at Haulover. Joe was not the most flexible which was a bit disappointing since it was my birthday and I didnt really see a reason for such concern. He did apologize after his initial outburst which made me feel better. He was a nice guy all around but not as flexible as I would have liked.
Again, overall was a great experience and I had a nice time with my friends. The boat was clean and comfortable and the BBQ was a bonus!
Capt Joe was amazing. So sweet and answered my emails so quickly! His boat is so nice and cozy! The experience was amazing! We celebrated my sisters 35th birthday and she said she will never forget this day! He even grilled while we were on the inflatable! Him and his crew were so sweet and so willing to help with handling things. They were beyond this world!
I have nothing but positive things to say about Captain Joe, First Mate, Melba, and my experience aboard his beautiful yacht. I celebrated my 40th birthday with my closest friends, and he and Melba helped to make this one of the best and most memorable birthdays ever. He was in contact by phone days before to confirm and give me instructions as well as to text me additional instructions. Given, we had a LOOONG night before and a rough morning start, we were running slightly behind, and we forgot to bring supplies as he had asked us to do. He was cool about it and accommodating. THANK YOU Captain Joe for being so patient with us. I was so surprised, when I got down below deck, they had also decorated the boat with balloons; it was great. Melba was so pleasant, gracious, and helpful; she made the trip all the better. Captain Joe took us on a tour of the beautiful mansions on millionaire island, the sandbar, and we got to swim in the ocean. This was just a great trip all around and highly recommended.
A truly great time with a great captain. The site seeing was fun and the sand bar was a blast! Thank you!
I planned a bachelorette charter experience with Capt. Joe and his mate and they were amazing! Highly recommend this charter; he is very knowledgeable and makes sure you get to have a fabulous time! Thank you Capt. Joe!!!!!!
Captain joe was awesome
Joe and crew were absolutely amazing! I will be utilizing Joe again and recommend him to everyone!
This was a GREAT experience! I highly recommend Captain Joe if anyone is interested in renting a boat. Him and his first mate were nothing short of perfect. This was a 5 star experience.
Hands down the highlight of our bachelorette trip! Capt. Joe was so nice and accommodating to our large group. He even decorated for the bride and cooked lunch for us. He made sure we were safe with the weather changing during our trip but also allowed us to have sooo much fun. I’m so glad we decided to use him. Will book every time I come to Miami!
Captain Joe and his first mate Cheyenne were the best! They grilled for us, brought us drinks, blew up our rafts, put out all of our food, and gave us a narrated tour! The boat was clean and comfortably fit our group of girls. We had a great day! Highly recommended!
Extremely reasonable !!!best Captain and staff ! very profational , excellent acomedation ! We had the best bd celebration
Definitely using again
We had an amazing time. They were attentive , informative and friendly. Beautiful memories , would book this again and again. Thank you Captain Joe for making my birthday memorable.
We had an incredible time with Captain Joe and Melba celebrating a Bachelorette! Joe decorated the boat prior to our arrival. Melba was always available and making sure we had water and cocktails. We went for a scenic tour of Billionaire Island as well as other beautiful houses along the waterway. We took a few breaks along the way for pictures. And finally made it to the SandBar where we got to hang out/relax for the duration of the trip. While we relaxed on the front of the boat, Joe and Melba blew up the floats, as well as a few that we had brought with us. Everything was so well orchestrated. While we were relaxing in the water, Joe and Melba prepared food that we had brought. They were our Captains, Photographers, Chefs, Tour Guide, and so much more! I would highly recommend this for any group! There were eight of us on board and certainly roomy enough to fit a few more bodies too. This boat ride was the highlight of our trip!
We had the best time with Capital Joe and first mate Shian! We rented the boat for a half day to celebrate a bachelorette party and had a blast. We cruised around the inter-coastal and got to see all the luxurious homes of billionaire's bunker (Joe was sure to point out each house and very informative about the island) and then we went to a nearby sand bar to relax. The extra large float fit all seven girls comfortably and the service was fantastic. We got lots of group photos and were catered to all day - they even decorated the boat for our bride! Would highly recommend anyone looking for a unique way to experience Miami to spend the day cruising with Joe! Hope to have a reason to come back to Miami and do it all over again.
Captain joe was the best , just a genuine patient and experienced captain , he waited for everyone to get there without any signs of impatience , he took over the grill and cooked burguers and hot dogs without us even asking , he was just really on top of it and knew what had to get done at all tim s . The boat was super clean and the crew was super friendly . We had an amazing time and I would do this again in a heartbeat with the same captain . Don’t look anywhere else ... he’s the man
Captain Joe was very professional, easy to work with, and we had an amazing time with him and his boat. He makes does his best to make sure that you have a great time!
Amazing Experience! The boat was beautiful and captain Joe was kind and professional. I would definitely recommend his beautiful boat and service to anyone. The boat was beautiful, the raft made it even more fun. We were running late for our excursion and Captain Joe and his staff was understanding and pleasant upon our arrival. Thank you, we will be back!
Captain Joe and his crew are THE BEST!!! My group of 9 other ladies and I were in South Beach for a bachelorette 4th of July weekend and we booked Captain Joe and the Regal Commodore. Captain Joe was so accommodating and responsive about about any inquiries we had prior to our booking. He reached out by text the day before to go over any last minute details making it easy to locate him and the Regal Commodore the day of and we were so delighted to find that he and his crew had decorated the RC for our occasion making it super special for the bride-to-be. (The decorations made for great photo ops...not that you need much else than the RC itself, blue water and gorgeous views.) The RC’s a real beauty—the photos don’t do her justice. Even with 10 people plus CJ and crew, we had plenty of space to dance, lay out, etc. As for the yacht ride, Captain Joe and crew were the perfect hosts. They helped us get the party started—CJ had the electronics necessary for us to hook up our own devices to the RC’s stereo system which blasted our music clearly throughout the yacht. CJ was a great guide to the lifestyles of the rich and the famous—he shared his knowledge of interesting facts about the beautiful homes we passed by. The spectacular views of the homes from the water was an experience I would never have been able to imagine. CJ had the RC stocked with ice cold bottled water, sodas and ice which was so thoughtful! We brought the “adult beverages” and all the fixings to grill up some burgers. The fact that there was a grill on the boat for us to BBQ is already glorious, but, as if it couldn’t get any better, CJ manned the grill for us and cooked up some mean burgers so that us gals could enjoy the most AMAZING and ENORMOUS floatie that CJ and crew got ready for us, when we set anchor at the sand bar, to enjoy while lunch was being prepared. Not only that, CJ’s crew member was so great—she took care of everything for us down to opening all of our drinks for us, making sure our cups never went dry, clearing away any enpty bottles and cups, taking endless group photos for us, preparing our snacks and so much more. We can’t thank CJ and crew enough—it was truly an out of this world experience and I would highly recommend CJ, his crew and the RC. In fact, I had completely forgotten to write this review until CJ sent me the photos he had taken for our group—so nice! Thank you for everything, Captain Joe and crew!!!
Captain Joe and his crew did an amazing job for our bachelorette party this weekend! He went above and beyond to grill for us as well as decorate for the bride. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!
Thank you Joe for an amazing bachelorette party with my ladies! Him and his first mate were so attentive and made it a day that I will never forget! Would highly recommend!
We had such a great time on this boat! We rented it out for my friend's bachelor party, and it worked out perfectly. Joe and his first mate were very gracious hosts, barbecuing our food for us and always helping us get drinks to everyone. He had a lot of good info on billionaires bunker, and his tour was very interesting. All in all a wonderful experience!
Captain Joe and his crew were amazing! Capt. Joe took us around the homes of the rich and famous and then to the sandbar. He decorated the boat for my friend's birthday. His crew did a fantastic job making sure that we always had a drink in our hand and was very helpful at the time of setting up food and cleaning up. I would definitely book again. Thanks for a great time, Captain Joe!
Joe made us feel safe. The boat ride was the highlight of the trip! Very relaxing and I must add, the hot dogs were delicious he grilled.
Awesome day of the sound! Captain Joe and his assistant truly went above and beyond in there service and knowledge! Would recommend to anyone visiting Miami. It was our favorite part of the trip
Captain Joe and his assistant were very nice and took care of us during our 4 hour ride on his yacht. We took a tour around the nice homes of the rich and famous and then spent the rest of our time at Haulover Sandbar. It was such a fun day activity to do for my best friends bachelorette party. Captain Joe and his assistant decorated the boat for us with their own decorations. The boat was really spacious and had plenty of seats for our group of 10 girls. We definitely recommend booking a boat ride with Captain Joe. His docking station was easy to find and the price of the boat was very reasonable! I am so happy that we got to experience this during our trip to Miami. Thank you Captain Joe for everything!
I cruised with captain Joe on May 27th to celebrate my birthday. Joe was extremely flexible and allowed me to adjust the timing as we experienced significant inclement weather. He carefully monitored the storm and rescheduled timing to accommodate our boat session when the weather would be at its best. On board Joe BBQed for us and even decorated the boat for my birthday! Amazing experience all around! I’d recommend cruising with Captain Joe any day and hope to book again soon :)
Captain Joe and crew were amazing hosts, who even offered to BBQ our food! They were very accommodating and we were very happy with their service. Also, Joe was extremely flexible with the schedule, offering to change it a few times throughout the day. Finally, the boat was AMAZING and definitely worth the price. Next time I am in Miami, I will reach out to Joe.
Trip with Joe was great. There ended up being 10 of us out on the boat and it had plenty of space to accommodate! Joe took us around Indian Creek Island - an island with luxurious homes owned by billionaire's and then finished the tour by bringing us to the sandbar to grill, drink and bask in the sun. Definitely would ride with Joe and Melba again!
Over the weekend my friends and I did a half day trip with Captain Joe. We had a fantastic time. Him and his crew we very generous and met all of our expectations. I would highly recommend this boat for any occasion.
From the moment we stepped onto the dock, Captain Joe and his assistant were there ready to welcome us and assist us with our bags onto the boat. Captain Joe and his assistant kindly assisted us to set up prior to taking off from the dock. Captain Joe went over the rules of the boat while his assistant unpacked our food and beverages into the refrigerator and counter below deck. We were presented with various options on how to go about with our time on the boat. Captain Joe was very knowledgeable about the area and shared that knowledge throughout the trip as he showed us the various communities as well as our most enjoyable stop at the sand beach. Our captain and assistant brought us drinks as they were always there when needed. Captain Joe kindly offered to cook our food so that we can enjoy the sand beach as well as the boat float him and his assistant assembled for us. We felt very comfortable and welcomed during our entire trip and highly recommended others to sail with Captain Joe. We will most definitely choose Captain Joe the next time we visit Florida.
We had a great experience with Captain Joe and his crew, they took care of us at every moment. 100% recommended. Hope to rent wiht him again soon.
Captain Joe and his first mate, Melba, were amazing! We were in town for a bachelorette party and they decorated the boat for the occasion! They took care of us all afternoon and made the weekend one to remember. We had a great day cruising around and hanging out at the sandbar. The boat is very nice and clean. I highly recommend Captain Joe - it will definitely be a good time!
We had a great day with Captain Joe for my sister’s bachelorette! Joe was terrific about accommodating the schedule and route we wanted, and his first mate, Malba, took great care of us on the boat. They were really wonderful and I highly recommend sailing with Captain Joe!
We had a great day with Captain Joe and his wife. They were on time and everything about the boat was as advertised. His wife and him even cooked us up some ham and cheese sandwiches while we swam around and enjoyed the sun. Highly recommend and would do it again!
Captain Joe and his first mate made my birthday celebration one to remember! It was a wonderful experience for the whole 6 hours we were out there. I will definitely be contacting Captain Joe whenever I am going back out on the water.
Captain Joe and his first mate were fabulous! The boat was beautiful and the service was first class. Highly recommended!!
We had a wonderful experience with Captian Joe and his staff! Amazing service and we got to see everything that we wanted. Would recommend to other users in the future!
Nos divertimos mucho desde el comienzo, Capitan Joe y malva estuvieron muy atentos siempre decoraron el yate para nuestra celebración de cumpleaños, el yate incluía agua, sodas y hielo limpio para mezclar con las bebidas. En el recorrido Conocimos vencidarios de lujo con casas y mansiones en todo el recorrido, llegamos a un bajo donde ellos sacaron un flotador para nosotros estar mientras Capitan Joe hizo un bbq para nosotros después al regreso tuvimos la fortuna de ver varios delfines jugando alrededor del yate todo fue excelente Gracias!
We booked Captain Joe's boat for my birthday party. Everyone had an amazing time. The boat was very nice and clean. Captain Joe and his staff were great. I would definitely recommend booking him and his boat for your next party. I am going to.
We had a wonderful time at my friend's Bachelorette Party with Captain Joe! The boat was super clean and everyone from out of town LOVED the experience. I would hands down recommend Captain Joe to anyone who is looking to rent a boat!
Captain Joe was fantastic! We had an amazing time for a Bachelorette Party with decorations included and everything! It is so easy to tell Captain Joe truly enjoys his job and I would recommend him to anyone visiting the Miami area.
Captain Joe and his co-captain were absolutely amazing. The boat was clean as can be, and they even decorated for my Girlfriends Birthday party! We brought food, and captain Joe barbecued for us! We were a group of 10 and had such a great time. I would recommend Joe and the Regal Commodore any day!!!
It was a great boat ride with Captain Joe, very recommended. Thank you!
Our group had a great time on this boat celebrating a bachelorette. The boat was in clean condition, and Captain Joe and his assistant were very friendly and helpful!
Captain and first mate wonderful, my family had annincredible day, cant wait to do it again.
Captain Joe and his co-captain were absolutely amazing. The boat was clean as can be, and they even decorated for my sister’s bachelorette! We brought food, and captain Joe barbecued for us! We were a group of 11 and had such a great time. I would recommend Joe and the Regal Commodore any day!!!
We had a wonderful time on Captain Joe's boat. It's a beautiful boat and his team does an excellent job.
We had an awesome afternoon with Captain Joe and his first mate Andre. They went above and beyond to make us comfortable and make my husband’s birthday enjoyable. Looking forward to going again soon.
We had a fabulous day with Captain Joe. His boat is very comfortable and he and his first mate were hospitable, knowledgeable and fun to spend and afternoon with. What made our experience even more incredible, was the added bonus of two dolphins that accompanied us for quite some time. They playfully swan parallel to the boat in the wake and dove in and out of the water as if performing just for us...it was magical and the best gift to have received on Christmas Day. We can only say positive things about our day...it was perfect! ~ The Williams Family
Captain Joe and First Mate Robbie were fantastic! They both worked hard to keep our large family comfortable, engaged, and happy throughout the cruise. We all had a fabulous and very relaxing experience! Highly recommend Captain Joe and Mr Robbie and the Martinique!
We had a beautiful day out on the water with Captain and his lovely mate, Shayanne (?spelling?). We took a scenic tour to Downtown Miami, up the Miami River, across to Miami Beach and we finished with some swimming at the Haulover sandbar. We were well cared for on their clean and properly maintained boat. I recommend Captain Joe to anyone looking for a relaxing day out on the water.
Thank you for making our birthday celebration so special! We had a great time on your beautiful yacht. Andres was very attentive as well. He was constantly filling our drinks and bringing us goodies to eat. Hanging out on the float at the sandbar at sunset was fabulous! I can't thank you enough for all you did to show my family a wonderful time! We will be back!
Captain Joe's boat really is as good as it gets. I rented the boat for my husband and my friend's birthday and Captain Joe decorated the boat with balloons and a sign (so thoughtful). The boat itself is unbelievable, so nice and easily accommodated our group of 12. We cruised along and looked at the beautiful Miami mansions and then spent the day at the sandbar. We didn't want the day to end and extended our time because we were having so much fun. Captain Joe blew up a raft for us to use at the Sandbar which was amazing and the whole experience was perfect. Next time I rent a boat I am 100% going to back because we had the absolute best experience. I seriously couldn't have been happier. I would highly recommend this boat and Captain Joe as you will not find a nicer boat or a better experience.
Captain Joe's coat is clean and spacious! Captain Joe and his crew is awesome! Definitely will book him next time too!
I rented this boat over the weekend for my boyfriend’s 30th birthday and it was amazing. Captain Joe and his wife did an exceptional job to ensure that we had a great time and we did. I had no communication issuse from the beginning to the end. He reached out the me and gave me all the information I needed. He also went ahead and decorated the boat for us. It was 11 of us total and everyone is still talking about how much of a great time we had. Can’t wait to do it again!!! 😊
Our group came to Miami for a bachelorette party and spent a day with Captain Joe and his first mate. They were wonderful! Captain Joe was very easy to get in touch with and provided great information ahead of the boat ride. On the day of our voyage, we arrived to a decorated cabin for our favorite bride to be! While we were enjoying the sail, Joe and his first mate were taking care of everything behind the scenes, making it easy to relax and enjoy ourselves. I'd highly recommend Captain Joe - we had a great time!
Captain Joe and his boat was an amazing experience! We rented the boat with a total of 11 girls for my bachelorette party. Captain Joe and Cheyenne even went as far to decorate the boat for the occasion with a "Last Sail Before the Veil" banner. Cheyenne made drinks for everyone and was extremely pleasant and accommodating. We did about an hour trip around the beautiful mansions before stopping at a sandbar where they inflated a raft for the group. We had so much fun they gave us an option to add on one additional hour, which we gladly took! Thank you Captain Joe and Cheyenne for a perfect day on the water.
Fantastic experience on the water with Captain Joe and first mate Melba!! They both were very accommodating to all 11 of us. He showed us beautiful houses and took us to the sand bar where he and Melba inflated a raft for us. Prior to booking, Joe was very informative and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. This was my first time booking with boatboud, and I must say that Joe set the expectation extremely high!! Will definitely book again!! Thanks Joe and Melba for making my birthday memorable!!
The experience was great. Joe and is staff was fabulous. The 10 ladies had a blast.
Captain Joe is the best! Perfect day and wonderful trip - highly recommend! Thanks Captain Joe + crew!
Captain Joe was amazing! He and his first mate were overly accommodating the entire trip and treated us like VIPs. They did everything possible to make sure we had a great time. The boat was in great condition and extremely spacious. They asked what we wanted to do and see and made sure their plan was what we wanted. They had great attitudes and were fun without being overly involved in our activity!
A truly amazing and wonderful experience. Many thanks to Captain Joe for making my wife's birthday celebration an absolutely memorable event.
Very accomodating. 5 Star experience! Highly recommend Captain Joe, for a guaranteed amazing experience!
great service 👍🏾
Joe was an awesome captain for our bachelor party of 10. We had a great time and I would highly recommend him to others who are looking to go out on the waters with a large group.
Joe and his first mate were top notch. They were on time (even though we were not :/) But they were very flexible and helped us have a very enjoyable time on his boat. They were excellent hosts and took care of us! The boat itself was clean and well taken care of. I would recommend Joe and his Regal Commodore again and again. Thanks Joe for everything!
A group of girls went to Miami to celebrate a bride to be... of course the trip wouldn't be complete without a day on the water. The boat was well kept and comfortable for 11 girls. Captain Joe and Melba were responsive, professional and more than accommodating. They went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our charter.
Captain Joe was a wonderful host. His directions to get to the boat were clear and easy to follow. It was a sunny day so the best for sailing. He gave us a tour of Miami inter coast. The boat was very clean and they helped with anything that we needed. I would definitely recommend Captain Joe to anyone in the Miami area looking to rent a boat. We had 12 passengers and there was plenty of space for us to move around.
Amazing! I rented the boat for my husband's birthday and Joe had decorated with balloons and a banner for it. The boat was beautiful and his daughter who was the first mate was very sweet and beyond accommodating making the day fun and special. Also we loved his inflatable pool that we got to use at the sand bar! I will definitely be booking another day with Captain Joe in the future!!
Captain Joe made our trip to Miami! He was professional and fun and his boat was perfect.
Captain Joe was a wonderful host. His instructions to get to the boat and everything we needed for the day were very simple and easy to follow. I booked this boat for a friends birthday celebration and when we arrived there were birthday decorations and everything setup to our surprise! It was a windy day and not the best weather but he made sure to still show us everything we asked. He gave us a tour of million dollar homes as well as taking us to a small island with a beach where other boats were also there. The boat was very clean and they helped with anything that we needed. I would definitely recommend Captain Joe to anyone in the Miami area looking to rent a boat. We had 8 passengers and there was plenty of space for us to move around.
My friends and I were on The Martinique to celebrate my bachelorette and it was AMAZING! He was very nice and accommodating! His first mate was also super helpful. It was very worth it and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you again Captain Joe!
I booked half a day of boating with Captain Joe for my best friend's bachelorette party. There were 12 of us girls and we fit perfectly (with room to spare) on Joe's gorgeous yacht. The pictures don't even do the boat justice - it is truly spectacular - perfect for a weekend where you are trying to plan something incredible that will blow everyone's mind and be an experience no one will forget. Even though the weather wasn't the best for half of our boating experience, it was easily the best part of our trip. Captain Joe and his wife are so accommodating, kind, and fun - the best hosts that will ensure you have the best experience regardless of weather or any other bumps in the road. Booking with Captain Joe is a MUST. The only thing I regret is not doing a full day - the experience was so amazing, we never wanted it to end. Thank you Captain Joe!!
Boat in excellent conditions
Captain Joe and crew were very attentive!
We had a great family time
Wonderful afternoon! Captain Joe and his first mate took very good care of us. Beautiful boat!
Great captain, We definitely recommend him was also and always was friendly!!!
What a fantastic day on the water!! Joe and his crew helped us with the drinks and food we brought and took us to great locations! Will use him again!
I used Captain Joe and the Regal Commodore as a part of some festivities for my friend's Bachelorette Weekend... Everyone had a great time. Captain Joe and his wife were great, they made sure we had a great time, be it helping out with food and drinks or being a photographer. That day will forever be a special moment for us...
Went with 7 friends and had a blast. Captain Joe was more than accommodating and the boat was perfect. Would recommend Joe to anyone!
I had an amazing experience with Captain Joe for my birthday celebration! He and his wife were nothing short of amazing! He accommodated my needs and wants and made my guests and I very comfortable.
Once I entered the yacht, it was decorated with birthday decor and we were welcomed with open arms! They assisted in setting up the table for me and putting our drinks away in the refrigerator..
While on the boat, my guests and I enjoyed fun-filled moments with music, swimming, sightseeing, and much more! He even had floats on board!! He never got annoyed with the music we played and had a great attitude through our ride!
I highly recommend cruising with Captain Joe, you will have an amazing time! Save the extra time in searching for a yacht rental and captain, the best one is right here!!
I plan to cruise with Captain Joe again!!! Thank you again for a wonderful time indeed! ✨🍾
The air conditioning went out and he was initially unwilling to reimburse us $80. After he finally reimbursed us, he was grouchy for the remaining of the trip. His first mate Chris was outstanding and made sure we had a great time!
Captain Joe and Melba were great!!!We all loved the boat and had an amazing day!!!Would definitely book again
Awesone day on the water! The boat ran smoothly. Captain Joe was great to work with and we look forward to another day of boating.
A group of 9 of us decided to do a mini vacation to South Beach for the week and this was the highlight of the trip! Captain Joe and Chris were absolutely awesome showing the sights finding a good place to grill and relax! The tour of star island was awesome! Captain was very accommodating with any request we had and the boat was well stocked with soda water and ice! I would recommend everyone to experience a whole day on the water! I will definitely be back next summer to enjoy it again!
Joe and crew were amazing! The boat was really nice and ready to go before we arrived. Joe provided two large floats that could accomodate everyone on board. We had quite the day and I would reccommend this boat to anyone who wants to travel the Miami waters in style.
Joe was a terrific Captain - planned a great itinerary, surprised us with a great inflatable raft when we arrived at the sandbar, and took care of our every request. The boat had every amenity you could imagine and was perfect for a group our size (12 guys). Highly recommend if you're looking for a good time!
Captain Joe and Robert made my fathers 70th birthday unforgettable! He took us around the mansions and then to the sandbar where they inflated a huge raft for us to lounge in the water. The boat was very spacious and extremely clean. The boat had a nice kitchen stacked with utensils, plates, cups and a nice sized fridge for alcohol and sodas. Captain Joe and Robert felt like family and made sure we were comfortable and taken care of the entire trip! This was my first time renting a boat and I could not be any happier with the service that I was provided. I will definitely be renting it again with Captain Joe for birthdays this year!
PS- they even help serving you drinks while you're out in the water having fun! Loved it!
Captain Joe and Chris are both AMAZING! I honestly cannot say enough fantastic things about this day. I was in Miami for a weekend bachelorette party and this was definitely the highlight of our trip. The service was top notch, the boat was immaculate and the boat trip couldn't have been better. Captain Joe took us cruising through the river downtown, around star island to show us all of the incredible homes and to the sandbar where they blew up two huge floats for us to hang out in the water. Captain Joe and Chris were both very knowledgeable about the area, which made it that much better. When I go back to Miami, I absolutely will be booking another trip with Captain Joe!
We had a rowdy crew of 10 guys from chicago for a bachelor party. Captain JOE was the man. He gave us a little tour then took us to the sandbar. Was very professional. Def recommend him to anybody looking to have a fun time in Miami.
Capt. Joe is the MAN! He and his beautiful wife provided such a spectacular day for us. From the very clear and concise directions through the Marina to the boat, to floating around at the sandbar, to the gorgeous tour of the mansions - just PERFECT - not to mention the amazing service Alba gave us making sure we had drinks and snacks while Capt. Joe drove us around. They are the dynamic duo of the ocean! We spent a half day on the boat but I could have easily stayed for a full day. Capt. Joe was very attentive to safety and extremely knowledgeable of the area - we felt as if we were hanging out with family. I'm saving your number Joe and will be in touch for my next trip down to Miami! Until Next time!
Excellent trip with an excellent captain and boat. Joe and his partner Rob were amazing the entire day as they helped and catered to my family's needs. I had two adults who recently had surgery and thus their mobilities were limited. We also had 3 young ones. Joe and his staff did a superb job in making our trip super comfortable and safe. It was nice to have a 3rd and 4th pair of eyes on our little ones the entire trip. Also we went out for the fourth, so there were a lot of people out. Yet Joe had the experience and knowledge to keep us safe at all times. Also, the yacht itself was amazing. Plenty of room as well as on board raft and grill. Definitely coming back to Joe for our next trip
BEST TIME EVER!!! We took my in laws out for a half day cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary. We had an absolutely awesome time with Captain Joe and Melba! His boat was beautiful and was perfect for 5 adults and 2 little kids. They put congratulations signs up in the cabin for us. He and Melba were very attentive and knowledgeable. Best part of the cruise was the dolphin that swam along in our wake for about 15 minutes. Coolest thing ever!! It was even jumping out of the water! Can't wait to book another cruise with him!!
You will have THE BEST experience with Captain Joe. He was an absolute pleasure. Our trip tried to get rained out numerous times, but because of Captain Joe's quick response and navigation, we missed the storms and we were able to have a grand time. My whole crew can't wait to get back to Miami so that we can spend more time on the Commadore. You won't regret choosing Cap. Joe.
I booked Captain Joe's Yacht as a surprise for my sister for her bachelorette party on May 21, 2016. We were in Miami for 4 days and this was by far our favorite day of the trip! Captain Joe and his crew were amazing hosts and made us laugh the whole 7 hours. I highly recommend Captain Joe and look forward to using him again in the future!
I booked this yacht last minute for my sisters bachelorette. Captain Joe was very accommodating. He sent me specific instructions on where to meet him. There is a grill on the yacht and we cooked burgers and hot dogs. Captain Joe's wife accompanied him and she served us our drinks the entire time, she also took group pictures of all of us. He gave us a really nice tour around Miami. If you're thinking of renting a Yacht do so with Captain Joe, you will not be disappointed.
We had a great time with Captain Joe. I'll definitely use him again!!!!
My experience on this boat was nothing short of amazing. The customer service was excellent and they really made us feel very comfortable. I highly recommend this boat and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this boat again.
We had an amazing time on captain Joe's yatch! We were a group of 9 females celebrating a bachelorette party and everything was just perfect!! Only regret was the half day went passed so fast! But its a great deal if you have other plans for the day which was our case. Thank you again to you and your sweet wife! Will definitly come back again!
My Friends and I spent a day on the water with Captain Joe and Melba and we certainly were not disappointed. The boat was exactly as pictured and meticulously clean.
If you are looking for a spacious boat with a great crew this is it.
Thank you Captain Joe!!!
Our experience with Captain Joe couldn't have been better. We rented his boat as part of a birthday celebration for a few friends. A tour of the Miami river, star island, and a sandbar boat party were the highlights of our trip in addition to Captain Joe's excellent boat, and crew.
I would not hesitate to recommend this boat and captain to anyone and will definitely be using his services again upon our return to Florida.
Had an awesome experience. I went with 6 girls for a bachelorette party for half a day. Had great service and awesome time on the water. Highly recommend sandbar. We anchored into a shallow area where Captain Joe inflated a huge raft where all 6 girls got onto. He provided us with complimentary ice, water, and soda. We provided our own alcohol and snacks. Highly recommend if you are looking for a chill afternoon on the waters.
The best experience we've had! Honestly this day with Captain Joe on his boat was our favorite day of our vacation! His boat was beautiful and spacious. We loved the float that he blew up for us. He and his assistant Robbie were so accommodating. They helped and offered everything we needed, even played photographer for us. We grilled lounged and just had a party on the water it was amazing. Next time I'm in Miami I'm definitely going to go charter his boat again. Thanks again Captain Joe!
We had a great time on Captain Joes Boat. From friendly service and an awesome staff. If anyone wants to experience a day on the boat don't go any further and book with Joe. You will not regret your experience. Captain Joe once again thanks for an awesome experience you'll see me again.
Captain Joe (and his amazing 1-man-crew Robbie) were professional, and I had a great experience aboard the Martinique. The boat looked just like the pictures. Pricing was reasonable. And Captain Joe is an experienced captain who will know exactly how to get you wherever it is you would like to go! I would definitely do this again.
I went out on Captain Joe's boat with a group of friends for a bachelorette party over the weekend. The boat was beautiful and plenty spacious, and Captain Joe and his crew took such great care of us! We had a little bit of trouble finding the boat slip, but Captain Joe was very helpful and responsive throughout. He took us to look at some of the beautiful homes along the harbor and then to swim in the sandbar. He provided a huge inflatable float for us to bring in the water, and we had a blast lounging on that. Would definitely recommend him and his boat; I hope to take another trip with him some day!
Fantastic Day !! What a great experience for our family. Look at all of the 5 star ratings for Captain Joe and his Regal Commodore, and you will see why his yacht is a fantastic value. Joe and Melba were helpful from the start. Helping to get our supplies on board, asking if we needed anything, Melba checking with us periodically if we needed anything from the galley, and help with cooking. Joe and Melba got out the inflatable floating seats/lounge while at the sand bar - lots of fun for our family - you just have to fairly allow enough time for Joe to inflate and deflate the floating lounge - we kept in close contact with Joe about times needed, and we worked together to work within the time frame we had paid for. Joe is very flexible - you just need to talk to him on what you are looking for time wise. You need to listen to Joe if you elect a full day - Boatbound's confirmation has not been corrected and shows 8 hours when Joe's full day is 7 hours - even if you pay to add an hour, Joe's pricing is well below other yachts you will find for a full day. Joe made it clear from the start with booking that his full day is 7 hours. We felt it was a very very great deal - the Martinique is a beautiful yacht and we could not have asked for anything more - especially at the price point. Communication with Joe was great prior to our day with him, and details of where to arrive were very clear. Very simple to park and get to the slip. If we can get to Miami again, we would go just to spend a day with Joe on the Martinique. We felt safe at all times on the Martinique, and Joe has a great knowledge of the area to keep his passengers comfortable. Definitely a 5 star experience. Thank you so much Joe and Melba.
Fantastic day on the water thanks to Captain Joe. Very beautiful and clean boat operated in a professional manner. We were able to cruise for the day, stop by the sandbar and for lunch without a worry in the world. Highly recommend Captain Joe!
We had a great day with Cap Joe and his boat at the beautiful Miami. He was very proactive and nice with the kids and ourselves. I really recommend! 👍
Captain Joe and his team (Captain Ian and Mate Robert) helped make my boyfriend's birthday celebration one to remember. Although my rental request was within a few days of the event, Captain Joe still accommodated all of my needs and even offered to hang some birthday decorations for me. Captain Joe was very responsive to all of my requests, and his team was on time and tentative to all of our needs. They even adjusted our time on the water based on my boyfriend's request. He enjoyed the trip so much that he wanted to extend our time. The trip was specifically tailored to our needs/desires. The yacht was also very nice and perfectly fit our needs for the day. I highly recommend renting from Captain Joe if you're looking to have a great experience on the water.
We had an outstanding time with Captain Joe and First Mate.! They were attentive and made our family feel at home and safe on the boat. A memorable experience.
Really good experience. We had such a great time and the captain was really nice with all of us.
Great trip! Joe was a perfect captain!
My family and I spent a day on the water with Captain Joe and Melba and we certainly were not disappointed. The boat was exactly as pictured and meticulously clean. We enjoyed a leisurely ride down the intercostal to Miami and spent some time grilling over by star island. If you are looking for a spacious boat with a great crew this is it.
Our family had a terrific experience with Captain Joe and Crew Ian. We felt very welcomed onto the beautiful and luxurious Martinique. Captain Joe tended to us very well! He made sure we had good directions to the marina/dock slip, explained all the amenities onboard (there was even a BBQ) available to us so we could plan accordingly, was very helpful and made us feel comfortable. He also gave us a very informative tour through the Port of Miami, up the Miami River and out to Star Island. We will definitely be calling Captain Joe to book an all day excursion in the very near future. Can't wait!
We had an amazing Christmas Day on captains joes boat. He was very helpful and friendly.
Thank you for making our Christmas Day so special and memorable.
Captain Joe is awesome, that review by Nicolas is completely inaccurate. We were late by 45 mins but captain Joe still took us around on his boat for the full half a day, I really recommend the Miami river and star island.
All in all Captain Joe is a great guy and the yacht charter was our best experience in Florida.
Thanks Captain Joe
One of my best days spent on the water and I grew up on boats! Captain Joe and Melba were very gracious hosts. Very accommodating and may have started an annual trip for my family.
The boat is beautiful and well kept. The water toys are the best. See you next year.
Extremely DISAPPOINTED from this entire experience. While we picked Joe and his boat for all the great reviews, this must have been a really big 'off' day as it was one of the worst services we have experienced in years. From the moment we got on the boat (which wasn't ready when we arrived), Joe was bossy and dismissive. While he introduced us to his first mate, and specifically told us she was there to accommodate our needs throughout the journey, none of that happened. She failed to put our drinks in the cooler (although she told us she did), didn't offer to serve us our beverages and looked blankly at us when she saw us struggling to move food from the forward deck to to back. While we didn't necessarily need her help, since she was there, and Joe told us she was on there for us, we expected her to help, especially since both Joe and his first mate made it clear they expected a tip... Back to Joe... He didn't let us take pictures on the deck, failed to take us to the island he promised us, cut our trip short to 3 1/2 hours instead of 4 and when the boat had a problem, in the middle of the intercostal (where we spun around aimlessly in circles), he failed to let us know what what happening. On top of all this, when we were back on land, he had the audacity to ask for a tip. When we clearly explained why we didn't think it was appropriate, he got very upset and shouted at us. He eventually stormed off screaming "F***K" back at us. We were all generally shocked at his behavior and the quite baffled by the whole experience. In our 9 person group, aged 19-85 not one of us thought the crew did a good job of accommodating to our needs. Needless to say we will NEVER boat with Joe again, and will use more caution using Boatbound in the future (if we ever decide to use them again). Best of of luck to all future renters. If you expect top-notch service this IS NOT THE place for it.
The experience was amazing. The boat is incredible and Capt Joe makes our day unforgettable.
Thanks Captain Joe, We had a fantastic day from start to finish... We will definitely go with you next time... Thanks!
Our day with Captain Joe was nothing short of fabulous - Lifestyles Of the Rich and Famous. Captain Joe is a lot like Captain Lee from Below Deck (if you watch the show you will know this is a great thing.) Everything was taken care of from A to Z and he did everything to make the most of our time. I am a very particular person and know I can be difficult but Captain Joe and the yacht met all my expectations and then some. I can't wait to go back to Miami and call him again for another charter.
Terrific time on captain joe's boat! He is super attentive and considerate! He really takes the extra time to make sure you and your party have a blast. He and his crew helped us serve food and drinks, clean up and even blew up an inflatable raft for us. The boat is spectacular, just like the photos show. We caught some rain but he and his crew kept smiles on their faces and worked with us to make sure we had a fabulous time! Highly recommended!
Captain Joe bends over backwards to make sure you have a great time. All he does is add to the experience. Nothing he did took away from it. He manages his crew and the boat seamlessly. We had zero issues with the navigation, anchoring, or finding a great spot at the sandbar. My cousin went with him on a Bachelorette Party and recommended him.
It was a fantastic recommendation. One that I will be passing along to others.
I took my friends on Captain Joe's boat to celebrate my birthday this September and we had an amazing time. We were a party on 12 plus captain and first mate so I was a bit worried that it would be crowded however we had plenty of space to move around as the boat is quite big. It is also very kept in and better than what how it looks in the pics. Our entire day on the water was stress free as Captain Joe did what every we wanted from hanging out on the sandbar to taking tour of the star island where he gave us a very detailed overview of who owns which property etc. I'll definitely do another trip again (hopeful soon:) and wish all the best to Joe.
What a great experience! I scheduled an afternoon with Captain Joe for my coworkers birthday and all 12 of us had a GREAT time! We swam, drank, grilled lunch and laughed the entire time. It was relaxing and Captain Joe took excellent care of us. I definitely recommend renting this boat...I'll be back for sure!
Everything was perfect. The boat is very comfortable even for 12 people. Captain joe is awesome. Definitely will book again.
Everything was beyond perfect! we had a great time, the boat is really nice and comfortable. Captain Joe was always attentive to make our time on the boat amazing, me and my friends enjoyed a lot, for sure we would recommend and if possible rent again when back in Miami.
Experience was very good. The boat was clean and luxurious. Captain Joe was courteous and professional. Family had a great time.
Had a great time with Captain, great service !!
Great boat, Captin Joe is an amazing person, he did everything he can to make our time great.
My wife and daughter had an amazing time, we loved every second. We'll come back to Florida just to have another day with him. I originally reserved half a day, I wish I planned for a full day.
Great Experience, highly recommended to book a trip with Captain Joe, He knows how to make his passangers feel at home, he helped us a lot to find the best routes and scenarios to enjoy the day as its fullest. The boat is in perfect shape and Joe and his first mate will make sure everyone will have a blast during the trip. Two thums up!
We had a wonderful time with Captain Joe and Robert ! He made sure to cater to all of our needs and wants, making it a wonderful day! Thank's a lot for everything Capitain ! Je me souviens !!
Captain Joe is awesome and his boat was wonderful. A great day - highly recommend!
Captain Joe was very polite and friendly, we had a great time, the boat was clean, spacious, air-conditioned and very accessorized.
I would recommend this boat and captain to anyone looking for a great time boating.
We had a great time with Captain Joe. the boat is in mint condition and the servive was very good. i will definitely rent this boat again. if I were to do it again, I would probably allocate more time to stop the boat and swim.
Capt Joe is very helpful and professional. We had a blast on his boat and I would recommend him to everyone. Thumbs up !!!
One of the best and most fun experiences..met all of my expectations and made sure everyone had a great time!
Joe was a awesome captain, cannot wait to see him again next year, he was very attentive to my guest the entire time while on broad. Also made sure we where secure. I had the best time at the sandbar. I haven't had this much fun in quite a while.
Thank you kindly Captain Joe!
Your the best.
Great captain, nice boat, lots of space. We all had a great time.
Great time and wonderful boat! Overall the experience could not get any better! Thank you to the captain who showed us around the scenery!