Located in the southeastern tip of Florida, Miami’s pristine waters, multicultural social atmosphere, year-round sunshine and cosmopolitan atmosphere make it one of the most attractive yachting destinations in the world. The fusion of North American and Latin American cultures, coupled with the luxury resorts and excellent restaurants on Miami Beach, means that yacht visitors have every reason to leave their yachts and experience all that this vibrant city has to offer.
Miami’s cruising grounds are overshadowed by inland waterways, providing great surfing conditions for water sports enthusiasts. The waters of the region are also home to a rich and diverse marine life, and you can see dolphins frolicking in the waves and even seagulls from the deck of your yacht.
Our yacht charter search results
With some of the world’s most famous yachting events taking place in and around Miami, the city already has a very sophisticated yachting infrastructure. As a result, those who rent motorboats, catamarans or sailboats in Miami tend to have a lot of options. To help you pick three yacht or bareboat charter companies in Miami from the many (offshore) weeds, we did our own research and based on our findings, we recommend three companies for you.
Since one of their four global offices is located in Fort Lauderdale, our expectations for Boatbookings’ private yacht charter services in Miami are quite high. As a result, we have only 46 yachts to choose from for the Miami area, which is much less than the Bahamas area. On the plus side, Miami fits every budget, with available yacht lengths ranging from 11m to 49m. Of these, four were bareboats (without captain and crew) and the rest were yachts with crew. However, another category that isn’t particularly strong is catamaran charters, with only three in Miami and none priced below $4000/day. On a more positive note, Boatbookings offers a very useful review section with guest reviews and ratings for each yacht. In addition, the company claims to personally inspect every boat they recommend, while you can also search for specific onboard amenities, such as sport fishing equipment or diving equipment.
Preferred Luxury Yacht Charter
With a large and varied fleet of luxury yachts and more basic yachts, Prime Luxury Rentals is sure to cater to every taste and budget. All of their charters depart from Miami, but the website makes it clear that their primary target market is those seeking destinations outside of Florida, such as the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Central America. Another specialty seems to be special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, graduations and bachelorette parties, and even company outings, and they offer an impressive array of fishing boats, as well as logistical support before the trip. As for the search feature, it allows you to select the specific amenities you want on board, including yacht toys such as jet skis. According to our search, most yachts have a captain and mate, plus fuel, soda and ice as part of the total price.
Atlantic Yacht Charter, Inc.
This company specialises in bespoke day or half-day motor yacht charters, mainly for special occasions and celebrations, with a large fleet of boats ranging from fast but comfortable 12m cruisers to 32m superyachts. However, for those looking for a longer sea adventure, we can also offer regular charters for several days or even weeks. Experienced crews, including licensed Coast Guard certified captains and experienced first mates, are part of some yacht packages. Optional extras also include high specification water toys such as luxury jet skis, paddleboards, skateboards, wakeboards, inflatable islands, waves, trampoline slides and snorkelling equipment.