Miami Yacht Charter and Boat Rental Planning Guide
The Yacht Charterer's Guide to the Unique Culture of Miami, South Beach and Biscayne Bay
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Between land and sea, the Miami Skyline; colossal, high-rise buildings sprouted up seemingly out of nowhere, looming over the harbour and Biscayne Bay, stretches up towards the painted sky. Miami is renowned for its face paced atmosphere, cool vibes and sandy beaches and its yachting community is prominent.
Whether it's a week-long charter from Miami to the Bahamas or a day trip around the surrounding bays, hiring a yacht from Miami is an incredible way to explore and enjoy the Florida sun. Celebrate Thanksgiving or Labor Day with a Miami Day Charter and treat your family and friends to an incredible day out!
Reflected in the glistening water is the result of an inter-continental infusion of culture and art, ideologies and societies, livelihoods and passions. There is no denying Miami of its colourful history: one can’t discuss the financial growth and cultural boom without mentioning the name Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel. Similarly, one cannot even begin to think about Miami's foundations without bringing into context Miami's integrated relationship with Cuba.
Miami is the ideal location for a luxury yacht charter. The heart of the city is still very much accessible by boat and is an experience you’ll struggle to find elsewhere!
Miami has something to offer for everyone; whether you're on a culture trip or looking to party- or even a bit of both- you can be sure you won't be lost for things to do! The best way to see Miami is undoubtedly by boat, and if you're looking for inspiration then have a look at our Day Charter Itinerary for an idea of the breathtaking views and scenic skylines that are paired so much better with the gentle rocking of your luxury yacht and, maybe, a glass of bubbly in hand!
Miami is becoming an increasingly popular destination for those seeking a quick getaway, and it's no surprise that chartering a yacht for the day is one of the most sought after activities. There is no easier way to see Miami in its entirety whilst also experiencing the buzz of the city other than renting a boat, and we can make sure that you really get the full experience! Have a look at our Miami Day Charter Yachts to see what takes your fancy!
Much like Hollywood, Miami is home to many stars and celebrities, such as Matt Damon, Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone and Madonna. Star Island, as it is aptly named, is just South of Miami’s Venetian Islands and is an absolute must-see for those wishing for a taste of the high life whilst on a yacht charter. The Venetian Islands consist of five interconnected, artificial islands stretching from Miami to Miami Beach, and go by the names of Biscayne Island, San Marco Island, San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, Rivo Alto Island and Belle Isle. These islands are inhabited by luxury homes, each one with its own pier; some of these houses are immaculately presented, and to see them all lined up along the islands is an incredibly satisfying sight - especially from your own luxury yacht!
This State Park is home to one of America’s top ten beaches, with golden sand, palm trees and sapphire water stretching as out to the horizon, making it a place of true tranquillity. Whilst this park is ideal for the sun-seekers among us, it may also be interesting to note that Cape Florida is also rife with history. The famous lighthouse provides the perfect viewpoint for the lush greenery of the State Park, with the Miami City skyline as a distant backdrop. As the evening draws in, it is the perfect place to enjoy dinner al fresco accompanied by the gorgeous sunsets of Miami, at one of Cape Florida’s 2 Cuban Restaurants, or on board your yacht.
Have a look at our blog on Biscayne National Park to see what other natural wonders Miami has to offer!
For a taste of luxurious exclusivity injected with satisfying, deep bass to amplify an atmosphere that screams Spring Break, look no further than Nikki Beach! An iconic landmark of South Beach, boasting golden sand, palm trees, turquoise water, beach bars, huge sunbeds and cocktails, Nikki Beach is comprised of a restaurant, beach club, cabana bar, café and nightclub. If you’re not feeling the music then you can still enjoy the luxuries this exclusive beach club has to offer in calm serenity, with nothing but the gentle sound of the water to accompany you in its more tame relaxation area. With a lively atmosphere and a superb lunch menu to keep you fuelled throughout the day; you can be sure to leave feeling refreshed and re-energised for another day!
Little Havana’s history began in the 1950s and 60s; the area became a primarily Cuban settlement; the sharp, impressive-yet-looming presence of the glass-clad skyscrapers, quintessential to the Miami skyline, seems to be a completely distant memory when walking through the streets of Little Havana, lined with quirky, Latin American architecture and bursting with vibrant colours, music and people. Stepping-foot onto Calle Ocho, the first block in Little Havana- littered with art galleries and signposted by vibrant, painted roosters- means taking a step into what feels like an entirely different country. The people are welcoming and friendly, with numerous family-owned businesses that simply epitomise the unique nature of Cuba, ranging from fruit and smoothie shops to traditional Cuban cigar shops, multiple cafes and a plethora of Cuban and Latino restaurants, with owners waiting with open arms to welcome you in!
Miami is the perfect starting place for a charter that takes you to the wonders of the Florida Keys. The Keys offer some of the world's best diving, sportfishing and beaches, and are just a short sail south from Miami. Destinations such as Key West, Key Largo, and Islamorada are all within reach from your bareboat sailboat.
Miami's cuisine can be seen as the embodiment of an infusion of original, imaginative and creative cultures; anything you crave, you’ll be sure to find it! From the freshest seafood to rare specialities from around the world; from flavourful fruit smoothies to the local fresh coconut salesman, you can find evidence of Miami’s unique palate anywhere you go! Miami’s food is often referred to as 'Florribean': a mixture of Florida and Caribbean (with a hint of Latin American thrown in). Florida’s delicacy- which is just a must- is the famous Key Lime Pie; it pairs beautifully with a fresh roast Cuban coffee, and as a refreshment from the Miami sunshine, you can enjoy a freshly made cup of Guarapo, which is sugar cane juice.
Miami’s music scene spreads incredibly far and wide. The home and birthplace of Miami Bass welcomes a diversity of genres, and there are many successful artists and DJs who would admit that Miami is on the list of their favourite places to perform due to the reception and abundance of energy to be found throughout. Miami truly is the destination for party-goers, whether you seek all-day pool parties, exclusive clubs with intimate DJ sets or massive music festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, you’ve definitely made the right destination decision!
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Miami makes a great starting place for all your Florida Yacht Charters; whether you want to spend your day charter soaking up the colourful atmosphere that sets this vibrant city far apart from the rest, or make it a real voyage and head to the Bahamas and the Florida Keys to make the most of the glistening, invitingly azure waters. This city doesn't just bring the life and soul to the party, Miami is the life and soul!