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The Miami Boating Guide 2022

  • First Published Jul 26, 2022
In This Guide
Miami Guide

The GetMyBoat Guide to Miami

Miami, Florida is one of the top travel destinations in the United States, offering year-round sunshine, stunning beaches, a dynamic food and nightlife scene, and endless entertainment options. It’s surrounded by water, sandbars, and islands, making it one of the best places in the world to rent a boat or yacht.

Miami at a Glance

Miami Guide

As one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world, Miami has earned its reputation as Florida’s most famous vacation city. For boaters in particular, the Miami-Dade area offers fantastic boating locations for all sorts of water activities, from boat parties at iconic sandbars to relaxing private cruises in quiet waters.

So if you’re a boater — or a soon-to-be-boater — looking for a beautiful and tropical locale that has something for everyone to enjoy, Miami should be on your short list for your next destination.

And if you’ve never rented a boat before but want to learn how to experience the on-the-water life in Miami, this guide can help you plan every step of your day.

4 Hours

The average rental duration for GetMyBoat bookings in Miami — perfect for a long and leisurely cruise around the shore.

March to August

March to August rentals account for 70% of all GetMyBoat trips in Miami, though the weather allows for year-round boating.

GetMyBoat Miami Statistics
As of
Active boat listings
966
People sent boating
130,000+
Average cost per booking
$1,800 USD
Measuring 16' to 33', these are the most popular boat rental in Miami, followed by large yachts.
Medium Power Boats

Boating Season in Miami

It’s year-round! The consistently warm temperatures and ample sunshine make it possible to rent a boat at virtually any time of year. Hurricane season runs from June to November, but unless you see a hurricane in the forecast, chances are that it’s still a good time to rent a boat.

When are the best times to visit?

There’s never a bad time, really. You can hit one of the big events like Art Basel, Ultra, Art Deco Weekend, or Jazz Festival to feel the excitement of the crowds, or just choose a long weekend to sit on a boat and enjoy the Miami lifestyle.

We like going between March and May, when you’ll get both warm temperatures and off-peak rates. And since the summer can be very hot and humid, be prepared to spend time in the water if you’re visiting between June and September.

What’s the water temperature like?

In a word: perfect. The water temperature is always comfortably warm, in a consistent range between 71ºF–79ºF (or 22ºC–26ºC), with July typically being the warmest month for the water.

Current Conditions

Temperature

75 °F

Water temp.

80 °F

Humidity

74 %

Pressure

1017 hPa

Wind

NE 14.99 f/sec

Visibility

15 mi

Cloudiness

13 %

Local Events

What Types of Boats Can I Rent in Miami?

Miami has many different types of boats to rent. Everything from pontoons to luxury motor yachts, sailing catamarans, fishing boats, and jet skis are available to rent for enjoying Miami on the water.

Here’s more information on the average prices for different types of boat rentals in Miami and what you can expect to pay for boating experiences.

Where to Eat, Drink, Stay, and More

Miami has so much to offer — where to even begin planning your itinerary when you’re in town? Here’s a start. We’ve pulled some of our favorite local spots for every aspect of a Miami getaway, like boat-up restaurants to experience the “dock & dine” lifestyle and waterfront accommodations where you can set sail from, and boat right back up to, the hotel grounds. And that’s to say nothing of all the amazing boating destinations, spread all throughout the surrounding waters.

A map of Miami

Fishing Charters in Miami

Fishing Charters in Miami

Miami has some great fishing locations that can be enjoyed by boat. Book a fishing charter for a deep-sea fishing excursion, with a professional captain and fishing guide to bring you to spots where the fish are biting. Fishing is best from late fall through the spring in Miami, but you can fish here year-round. Choose from independent fishing boat rentals or book a full-service fishing charter. Make sure you have the correct fishing licenses before you take your rod and reel on the water.

Check out our complete guide to fishing in Miami for detailed information on the fish you might catch, laws and licensing, fishing charters, and more.

Captained Yacht Rentals in Miami

If you don’t have any boating experience, or aren’t familiar with the waterways of the city, a captained charter might be what you want. Finding a yacht rental or other kind of boat charter with professional Miami captains will not only make sure everyone is safe on board, but they can also bring you to the secret spots only the locals know about.

Captained Yacht Rentals in Miami
Boating Tours & Sightseeing in Miami

Boating Tours & Sightseeing in Miami

From the coral reefs of Biscayne Bay to the meandering marshes of the Everglades, you will find plenty of waterways to explore during your boating vacation in Miami. Sightseeing on the water is a special way to see this waterfront city. Marvel at the skyscrapers of Downtown, cruise to quiet islands, or party at the sandbar.

Reasons To Rent a Boat in Miami

Are you visiting Miami for a special occasion? Make the party planning easy and book a party boat for an unforgettable celebration. A captained boat charter makes a Miami Booze Cruise much safer - so hire a professional to keep your group safe while having a ton of fun on the water.

Local Boating Services

A note: if you’re renting a boat through GetMyBoat, please contact the boat owner before utilizing any of the following services. They may have a preferred provider or the services may be covered through insurance or within your rental agreement.

Boat Towing Services

TowBoatUs Miami/Biscayne Towing & Salvage

Open 24-hours Professional help for breakdowns, boat repair, and services. 1635 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132 in Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center (305) 358-1486

Byrd Marine Towing & Salvage

Experienced towing professionals who can provide prompt service in Miami-Dade county. 3345 NW S River Dr, Miami, FL 33142 (305) 635-1727

Atlantis Marine Towing & Salvage

Fast and reliable service for boaters. 3400 Pan American Dr, Miami, FL 33133, located in Dinner Key Marina (305) 854-6198

Boat Technicians and Mechanics

Johnson Mobile Marine Mechanic

5-Star mobile boat engine repair services. Their team of knowledgeable mechanics can come to your property to repair or maintain your boat. Coral Gables, FL 33134 (786) 705-8731

Ozzy’s Marine Services

Fair pricing on marine repair services. Professional technicians who service vessels of all sizes. 501 NW S River Dr 2nd floor, Miami, FL 33136 (305) 324-0882

Boat Repair Miami

5-Star professional boat repair services in Miami. 1632 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33125 (305) 250-1318

Boat Storage in Miami

North Beach Marina - Boat Storage

Indoor and outdoor storage, helpful and friendly staff, and cleaning areas for your boat. 724 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138 (305) 758-8888

Offshore Boat & Jet-Ski Storage

Great storage for boats and jet skis in Miami. Provides boat detailing and bottom paint services. 810 NW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33150 (786) 789-1051

Safety, Preparation, and Navigation

What to Bring on Your Boat Rental

Bringing the right stuff can make or break your boat day, so get together a checklist of what you’ll want well ahead of time so that you don’t forget on the day of.

What to bring will depend on your itinerary and weather conditions, but that being said — it’s always a good idea to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, towels, a warm extra layer of clothing (in case it gets chilly), as well as boat shoes. Your boat captain or owner that you rent from can give you more ideas on necessary essentials to bring.

And while most boat captains, owners, and boat rental services should include lifejackets and safety gear, if you have a personal lifejacket that you prefer to wear while enjoying watersports or other activities, it’s a good idea to bring it along.

It might feel like overkill for a casual day on the water, but it’s always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared.

Safety, Preparation, and Navigation
Boating at Night

Visibility is reduced at night, so it’s essential to slow down and be aware of your surroundings. Chartplotters and marine radars are beneficial tools to use in the dark and help you feel more confident when navigating the waters at night. Between the hours of sunset and sunrise or during times of reduced visibility (fog, rain, haze), recreational vessels are required to display navigation lights.

Wake Zones

“Wake” are the waves that form as your watercraft moves through the water. It’s important to be on the lookout for a “no-wake zone” - an area where a vessel must operate at a slow speed that doesn’t create a wake. You can usually identify a no-wake zone by white and orange floating markers or a row of markers.

Emergency Services

Dial 911 from any Miami land or cellular phone

United States Coast Guard: via Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), on a marine VHF radio

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

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

Boat rental prices in Miami vary significantly. You can find boat rentals in Miami starting at $50 per hour. Luxury yacht charters can cost up to several thousand for a day of cruising with captain and crew.

Are floats and tubes included?

Many boat rentals and charters include the use of floating toys like lily pads, inflatable unicorns, and other items that are perfect for a swimming stop to relax in the water. If you’re hoping to have a float day in addition to your boat day, check the boat listing’s description and ask the boat captain or owner if they have floating toys that are included before confirming your booking.

Do boat rentals include a captain?

Boat rentals are typically offered with or without a captain. You can always communicate with the boat owner before confirming your booking to ensure your captain and crew needs are met.

Can I play my own music on the boat?

Most boats will have a sound system with either an AUX or Bluetooth connection which will allow you to play your own music. It is always best to check with the captain on the specifics prior to booking, but plan on creating the perfect boat-day playlist to bring on board.

Boating Licenses

Can anyone rent a boat in Miami, Florida?

To rent a boat in Miami, Florida you must be 18 years of age and have completed a boater safety education course. If you have a boating license from another state, this can apply to the requirements to rent a boat in Miami.

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

Boat license rules in Florida and Miami depend on your age. If you were born after 1988 you will need to complete a boat safety education course and receive a safety identification card. Check out Boat-Ed for more information on earning a boat safety card so you can rent a boat in Florida.

Boating Safety Education Identification Card

Yes, You Need a Boater Education Card if You:
  • Were born after 1/1/88
  • Failed to complete an approved boating safety course in Florida
  • Operate a 10+ horsepower boat
  • Operate in state or federal waters
  • Did not complete an approved boating safety course out of state
  • Are not accompanied by a person who is 18+ years old with a Boating Safety Education Identification Card
  • Are not accompanied by a person who was born before 1/1/88
No, You Don’t Need a Boater Education Card if You:
  • Were born before 1/1/88
  • Obtained a Boating Safety Education Identification Card
  • Completed an approved boater safety course in another state
  • Operate a less than 10 horsepower motor boat
  • Operate on a private lake or pond
  • Accompanied by a person who is 18+ years old who has a Boating Safety Education Identification Card
  • Accompanied by a person who was born before 1/1/88
  • Accompanied by a person licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard
How much is a Boater Education Card?

A Boater Education Card will cost anywhere from $0-$50 depending on the type of test you take and if you want your ID card professionally printed.

How long is a Boater Education Card good for?

A Boating Safety Education Identification Card has no expiration date, however, the temporary safety course certificate (proof of online course completion that you can print out and use before the ID card comes) expires after 90 days.

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