You want to make the most of your time in Miami, but wandering the streets as the heat and humidity rises may not be the most appealing way to do so, unless you don’t mind ending up a sticky, sweaty exhausted mess by 4 p.m. A great alternative? Making use of the services of a company offering Miami yacht rental to experience Miami the way it’s supposed to be experienced; on the water.
Miami yacht rental offers you the chance to explore some of the most beautiful water in the world; the Biscayne Bay, the Intracoastal Highway or you can even head out to the ocean. But such a trip also offers you the chance to party and have fun, especially since you can leave all the navigation to the captain of your rented vessel and focus on nothing more than the water, the sun and having fun.
What to Wear
The one thing that stumps some people planning to head out onto the water for the day is quite what to wear. Swimsuits are practically essential of course but do you really want to spend the entire day wandering around in next to nothing, especially as out there on the water it’s a lot windier than you might think?
One of the things that Miami is known for – apart from the great beaches, amazing bodies of water, fantastic food, amazing shopping and so much more – is great style. And a day out on a yacht is a great chance to showcase yours.
While you are certainly free to express your nautical style in any way you like, there are very good reasons why classics like Breton striped shirts, capris, chinos, and cotton shorts remain the clothing of choice for seasoned yachtsmen and women. They are light, comfortable, dry quickly and fold up small when and if you do swap them for bathing attire and a quick dip and are basically pieces that never go out of style.
Take the Breton striped top. Brigitte Bardot wowed in the 60s in the look, as did James Dean and Marilyn Monroe a decade before. The mega pop group revitalized the look in their glamorous yacht-centric music videos in the 80s and in the 21st century everyone from Kate Moss and Johnny Depp to Kate Middleton and Beyonce are keeping them in style when they hit the high seas.
The other thing to remember is that although the stores may offer lots of great deck shoes, the majority of yacht rental Miami experiences do not allow shoes at all, so rather than focusing on finding a cool looking pair of shoes that you then won’t be able to wear all day, spend the cash on a good pedicure as instead (both boys and girls) so that you look great barefoot.
What to Eat
Even if you are only going to be out on the water for a few hours everyone is bound to get at least a little peckish, and if you are planning a day trip then food is certainly a must. Many yacht rentals also offer optional on-board catering, and if you are willing to spend a little more to save yourself time and hassle, and well as get some truly great grub, then it may be the way to go.
If, on the other hand, you want to bring your own picnic then most yacht rentals do come equipped with a fridge, but it will help to make sure beforehand, to avoid being left with soggy sandwiches and warm champagne.
In terms of menu you might want to keep things light. The waters can get a little choppy at times and a big heavy meal might not sit too well (literally) for many people. Light canapes, seafood and salads are all great choices and in addition to all of that champagne or Prosecco that is practically a must don’t forget to pack lots of soft drinks and water, as yachting can be very thirsty work.
What to Do
For some, yachting is about relaxing, kicking back and simply going with the flow, enjoying the stunning scenery in the company of good friends. For others it’s a time to really party, taking advantage of some of the many extras that are available with Miami yacht rental like jet skis, water tubes, special champagne bars and more. Some people choose to hit the water for their bachelor or bachelorette parties, graduation celebrations, and yes, sometimes even their wedding. In fact, whatever you long to do out on the water, Miami yacht rentals can accommodate you, all you have to do is ask.