Bahamas Yacht Charters – Your Ticket to Paradise

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As exotic as they sound, and as exotic as they are, the islands of the Bahamas are actually just 70 miles away from the South Florida coast. And as many have discovered before you, Bahamas yacht charters, whether you begin your trip in Miami or pick up a boat once in the Bahamas, offer the chance to enjoy a slice of truly tropical paradise living that’s far closer to home than you might think.

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About the Beautiful Bahamas 

The Bahamas archipelago is made up of 700 individual islands that boast over 2,000 rocks and cays as well as the clearest water on Earth. The food is delicious, the weather is wonderful, the beaches are pristine and there are unique sights to be seen in the Bahamas that you simply won’t find anywhere else in the world. And all of this can be yours when you rent a charter boat from Miami to the Bahamas. Here’s a look at just some of the places you can go – and the things you can do – with a private yacht charter at your disposal.

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Bountiful Beaches

The white gold sands of the beaches of the Bahamas are legendary, and there really is a coastline destination to suit every beach going taste. From the iconic Three Sisters Beach on Great Exuma, home to the Three Sisters Rocks, the subject of great romantic legend, to the Snow Bay Beach on San Salvador, which gets its name from the fact that the sand is as fine a freshly fallen snow to the Pirates Well Beach on Mayaguana, which is teeming with marine life of all kinds, there really is something for everyone.

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Water Sports

As you might expect from a destination that can boast thousands of square miles of navigable waters, there is always something to do and something new to try when it comes to water sports in the Bahamas. Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, parasailing, or even swimming with wild dolphins, you’ll find it in The Bahamas and if you take advantage of many Bahamas Yacht Charters you’ll find that your rental already comes complete with many of the water toys you’ll need for an exciting day on the waves, you just have to choose the ideal spot.

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Delightful Dining

After a long day at the beach, or out on the water exploring, anyone is bound to be hungry. The food in the Bahamas is for some an attraction in itself, as it offers some of the best, but most varied, cuisine choices in the world.

Seafood is, as you might expect, particularly good, as it is hard to beat the fresh, vibrant taste of fish and shellfish that has just been caught. But it’s not the only choice. The spicy, exotic tastes of the Caribbean can be found everywhere, in everything from salads to barbecued meats and roasted vegetables. And you’ll even find that many of the best restaurants in the Bahamas will allow you to sail your boat right up to their dockside dining areas.

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The Bahamas are a fisherman’s paradise. Eager fly fishermen can stalk the flats of the Abacos, Exumas, Andros, Acklins, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera and Long Island for bonefish, a species as wary as they are fast.

Those with a penchant for adventure as well as great fishing can head out into deep waters to hunt – and it really can be a hunt – mighty pelagic fish like the marlin and the kingfish. Or, for a quieter day’s fishing one can choose to set up at the end of a pier and wait for the jacks and snapper to bite.

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Unique Experiences

Have you ever been swimming with pigs? The friendly wild pigs of Exuma love to welcome tourists to splash around with them for a while. For those who are a little braver over in Nassau you can snorkel with sharks, certainly an experience you’ll never forget.

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A trip to the Bahamas also offers you the chance to tag green turtles in Cat Island to help ensure that these beautiful creatures can survive and thrive, to feed stingrays with your toes in the Abaco Islands and to pet baby sharks in their nurseries in South Bimini. And these are just a few of the unique, once in a lifetime experiences available to you. Ask a local and they will be able to recommend many more. 

Whatever your idea of a vacation in paradise, Bahamas yacht charters can make your dreams a reality, and they can do with ease and for far less than you might imagine!

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Rent a boat in Miami – the best holiday deals!

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Rent a boat in Miami this festive season! Like everything else, the festive season in Miami and the surrounding area is a little different than it is in many other parts of the country. It’s sunnier. It’s warmer. We build sandcastles rather than snowmen and Santa tends to wear board shorts when he visits us.

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Know what else is different? When we want to celebrate the season it’s not a matter of bundling up and braving the cold, it’s more about grabbing a swimsuit, renting a boat and getting out onto the water to have some seasonal fun.

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It has never been easier or more affordable to rent a boat in Miami for the holidays than it is with BOAT.ME right now. Check out a list of our top boats below or head to BOAT.ME to browse the entire festive fleet. Found one that’s available on the date you need it? All you need to do is choose the rental time and duration and pay for your rental online. That’s it, but if you have any questions or concerns, at any time, you can always reach out to us at 305 909 7707 and we’ll do whatever we can to help.

Celebrate the Season in Nautical High Style

Planning a big family Christmas dinner? Or maybe a quieter seasonal gathering of friends for drinks. And what are you doing for New Year’s Eve, it needs to be something special doesn’t it?


Whatever your seasonal celebration plans they’ll be better on a boat. Book a yacht charter with and you can enjoy a sunny seaside lunch to remember, a sophisticated moonlit soiree that will stun your guests or even a beach picnic to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Whatever your plans we can help. BOAT.ME offers not only makes the yacht charters affordable, but also easy to book – pick a yacht and click to book, that’s it!

Go Exploring

Looking for a little more adventure? Why not go exploring? Boat around the Florida Keys, taking advantage of the fact that it’s stone crab season and enjoy a very different holiday dinner. Relax by taking the whole family to the beautiful beaches of Pig Island, or get a little tropical and head to Nassau. Even though these are relatively short excursions the memories they’ll leave you with will last a lifetime.

Party Like a Rockstar

Tis the season for partying and a bash thrown on a party boat is a truly special one, day or night. Grab your gang, rent a boat in Miami and enjoy a day of fun with water toys, hit the waves for some jet ski action or stage your very own celebrity inspired photoshoot, complete with drone photography (how cool is THAT going to look on Instagram?) Enjoy the finest food and drink without worrying about a designated driver. Ring in the New Year with champagne and canapés at sea. Thanks to BOAT.ME the choice is yours and at a price that is far more affordable than you might think.

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Wakeboarding is fabulous fun, and it can be enjoyed by beginners and experts alike. Rent a boat in Miami like this 21′ Yamaha and its captain, the very friendly Captain Marcel will not only make sure you enjoy the ride but also that you get to take in some of the very best sightseeing that Miami has to offer as you cruise along.

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Rent fishing boat 

For some, the idea of spending some of their holidays fishing is something like a dream come true. This is especially true if they can do that fishing on the waters around Miami, as these are waters teeming with almost every kind of fish you can think of, from tasty tuna and mahi mahi to more fearsome and challenging catches like sailfish and the mighty swordfish.

Whatever you’re hoping to reel in, we have just the boat to help. Be the captain of your own craft or let one of our experienced captains guide you to all the best fishing spots. Check out our seasonal selection of fishing boat rentals here to find your perfect craft.


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Skip the Winter with a Miami Yacht Charter

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We know the struggle

Winter in the Northeast and the other colder parts of the US is OK. There are, in fact, lots of good things about it. Brisk walks under chilly, but bright skies. Hot chocolate in front of big roaring fireplaces. Hearty stews and warming soups and the simple joy of a snowball fight.

There are however, plenty of downsides too. Cars that won’t start because they’re too cold. Slushy snow and ice that makes it hard to walk, let alone drive. Snow shoveling. A house full of cabin crazy folks who want to go outside but don’t because, well, they don’t want to freeze to death, so they all stay in and fight and argue instead.  Yes, winter can be OK, but most people do wish that they could go back to the beach, if only for a day.

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It’s for these reasons and more that Florida winter vacations are so very popular, especially with the Northern folks. Here in Florida, Santa makes his rounds in his board shorts and if you want to eat Christmas lunch on the beachfront while topping up your tan you can.

There’s a way out!

Many of those who head south for a winter vacation in Miami choose to stay at one of the city’s admittedly fine hotels. And that’s great, but there is an alternative, or perhaps an extra to consider, when planning a Miami winter vacation.

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Taking advantage of the fact that a Miami yacht charter is easily and readily available – and often at a price that is far less extravagant than you might have imagined – allows you to take your Miami winter adventuring to a whole new level, as it opens up so many more opportunities. Like what, we hear you ask. How about any one – or all – of these, just for starters.

A Day Trip to Bimini with Miami Yacht Charter 

Located just 50 miles east of Miami by sea, the three islands that make up the District of Bimini – North Bimini, South Bimini, and East Bimini – offer the kinds of simple summer pleasures that any still thawing out vacationer will enjoy immensely. Stunning sandy beaches, world class fishing – Bimini is not known as the Fishing Capital of the Bahamas for nothing – amazing yet affordable dining and that is just the beginning. It’s a history buff’s paradise too and legend says that it is in Bimini that Juan Ponce de León found his Fountain of Youth, and so if you want to spend an afternoon looking for it, why not?

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A Cruise Around the Keys

The Florida Keys are unique in so many ways and there really isn’t a single one of them that should be skipped over if you can help it. Florida Keys boat rental affords you the chance to cruise the Keys in style, skipping the crowded public ferries and boat tours in favor of an experience that is far more sophisticated and satisfying.

From enjoying some REAL Key Lime Pie to meeting Ernest Hemingway’s famous six-toed cats to exploring some of the most beautiful waterways and beaches in the world the Florida Keys really do offer something for everyone and it’s all better when experienced with a private, luxury yacht at your disposal.

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Stage Your Own Mini Bahamas Cruise

Ever wanted to go on a cruise around the Bahamas, but aren’t too keen on the idea of a standard cruise ship? The crowds, enforced itineraries and endless generic buffets aren’t for everyone, especially if all you really want is to experience the Bahamas while also getting away from it all, including overly energetic kids and slightly dodgy cabaret acts.

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A Miami yacht charter offers you the opportunity to stage your own, perfect for you, cruise around the Bahamas. You don’t actually have to do the hard work of sailing (unless you want to) as you can hire an experienced captain to do ‘the driving’ for you. By the same token although almost every yacht charter in Miami does come equipped with a great galley you don’t have to use it, you can bring along a great chef to do the cooking while you just enjoy the fruits of their labor in style.

Just try it, trust us!

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Whatever you can think of, there is probably a Miami yacht charter option available to meet your needs and provide you with the winter vacation of your dreams. Just take a look at BOAT.ME has to offer! From sporty catamarans to luxury yachts that even the swankiest celebrities would approve of there’s something to suit any taste and almost any budget. So why not consider skipping the ice and snow this winter and enjoying some Florida sun instead? Even if you only stay for a few days it will make all those cold winter months to come so much more bearable, we promise!

Dream Yachts and Luxury Yacht Rental 

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The Most Outstanding Yachts Ever Built

Megayachts, superyachts, luxury yachts. You’ve seen them in hip-hop videos and documentaries about the rich and famous. These elite vessels are the cream of the crop when it comes to boating luxury. You already know they are quite expensive and even a few of them run into the billions of dollars to buy outright. A yacht rental is the best decision to enjoy all the fabulous offerings of a megayacht without having to spend a steep seven figures or more.

Take a look at the luxury yacht charters BOAT.ME has to offer and get inspired by the most beautiful yachts ever created in this atricle!

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Philip Starck’s Sailing Yacht A

The Sailing Yacht A, designed by legendary artist Philip Starck, is a $450-million-dollar luxury vessel built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. The 400-foot yacht is one of Starck’s most famous, keeping company with The Venus, a minimalist megayacht he designed specifically for Steve Jobs.

The Motor Yacht A has eight decks that include three swimming pools, a disco, and a helipad for that quick afternoon trip out to sea. 2,500 square feet of master bedroom await a peaceful slumber after a night of dancing. Mirrored surfaces line the boat’s interior while much of the furniture and adornments are made of French crystal.

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Zaha Hadid’s Unique Circle Yacht Family

Teaming up with Blohm+Voss, a German shipbuilding firm, Hadid designed a futuristic superyacht prototype, one to eventually guide the creation of several other yachts based on his design. The JAZZ yacht is the first of such maritime offspring. Hadid wanted to design a yacht endowed with a natural, organic appearance that meshes with the ocean as well as maintaining a functionality that was integrated seamlessly with the design. Just imagine booking a yacht charter like this.

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The Hedonists

Art of Kinetik’s Hedonist yacht line contains vessels with sleek and streamlined designs and a master perfectionist leading the composition and arrangement behind the scenes. This perfectionist is Boris Ivanovic and his yachts have been called floating pieces of art by those in and out of the boating world.

The Hedonist open-top and hard-top models carry some of the cleanest and slickest aesthetics in the yachting world. A solid mahogany hull and Rolls Royce water jets give a smooth and quiet ride even at 40 knots. The pilot’s chair that’s been called an ergonomic masterpiece took nine months to design and engineer.

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The Dubai

Originally commissioned by the Prince of Brunei 20 years ago, it was the leader of Dubai who acquired this epic megayacht and decided to design himself its illustrious interior. A spiral staircase built with glass steps changes colors as the light from the top deck weaves in and out of the vessel. Multiple Jacuzzis and a massive hand-tiled swimming pool are just some of the luxuries aboard the Dubai. Previously the largest yacht in the world, it had to step down as number one when the massive Azzam megayacht was built.

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The History Supreme

With a $4.5 billion-dollar price tag, the History Supreme is the most expensive yacht in the world. Stuart Hughes, a luxury designer from the UK that has an infamous past working with jewelry, spent more than three years completing the gold-plated luxury vessel, and it was quickly purchased by an anonymous Malaysian businessman.

The History Supreme contains a statue built from Tyrannosaurus Rex bones, a 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium lining the master bedroom, and walls made of meteoric stone. Topped off with an 18.5-carat diamond plated bottle of premium-quality liquor, this yacht is nothing less than pure extravagance.

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Subtler Alternatives

The enjoyment of experiencing luxury yachts is something that shouldn’t be missed, and with a luxury yacht charter, you get 100% of the experience at a fraction of the cost of actually buying or leasing one. Of course, you don’t have to spend a few hours or a weekend on a flashy, extravagant yacht if that’s not quite your style.

Yacht manufacturers like VanDutch could be more up your alley, keeping up with superb quality but focusing more on functionality and simplicity. With all the essentials met, VanDutch yachts still seamlessly implement cutting-edge technology, creating a perfect blend of comfort and accessibility.

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Van Dutch Yacht Rental in Miami. Click to book

Sunseeker’s line of yachts spans a large range of speedy vessels, from 155-feet behemoths to the San Remo, a 50-foot sporty watercraft that incorporates contemporary stylings with classic roots. Their line of Predator yachts range various lengths and combine speed with entertainment containing hard-top roofs that are fully retractable and even a BBQ setup right on board.

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Yacht Rental Miami

The many tiers of options available regarding luxury, functionality, and affordability make a yacht rental one with limitless possibilities and also one of the most exciting boat rentals. Some have movie theaters, bowling alleys, and Michelin star chefs, while others are built more for a relaxing getaway. The great aspect of a yacht rental is your whole buffet of boating options available to you at whatever price point you’d like

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Miami, particularly, has a large yacht culture, especially with luxury yachts, and finding an exciting yacht charter for you, your friends, and your family is not a difficult one to come by. Whether it’s only for a few hours in the afternoon or a full weekend getaway, a yacht rental Miami could be just the escape you’ve been looking for.

Top 5 Destinations for West Florida Boat Rental

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One of the key factors for an unforgettable journey to West Florida is boat rental experience in every city you visit. It might not be the first thing that comes to mind while planning a vacation, however boat rental is the only way  to explore some of the amazing waterways that are such an integral part of the area. No matter which West Florida city you intend to head to – or perhaps already live in – renting a boat allows you to take control of your own trip and explore and experience some of the best that the unique cities of West Florida offer. Just what is that? Let’s take a brief look.

Boat rental Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is a vibrant, lively city that really does revolve around the water that surrounds it and boat rental Tampa Bay will allow you to enjoy the best of the what’s on offer in and around the Tampa Bay area.

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For those who enjoy shopping and dining out – and who doesn’t? – both downtown Tampa Bay and nearby St Petersburg offer the finest in dining and shopping both at the waterside and just steps from the public docks.

A boat trip to the nearby Egmont Key is a must for those whose tastes run to the sporty, as there you’ll find some of the best fishing and snorkeling opportunities, along with some amazing beaches, anywhere in Florida. And making use of boat rental Tampa Bay to visit the legendary village of Cortez offers the opportunity to savor and enjoy what is truly the best seafood to be found anywhere on the Gulf.

Naples Florida boat rentals

Naples is often considered to be a very upscale, swanky destination, filled with high end shops and many Michelin starred restaurants. While this is certainly very true, there is more to Naples than that. It is also a great – and affordable – destination for beach aficionados and Naples, Florida boat rentals offer the chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful spectacles of all; dolphin watching. 

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Fort Myers boat rental

Fort Myers boat rental will give you access to all the things that make this city so very special; gorgeous sandy beaches, world class fishing opportunities, island hopping, dockside dining and so much more. It is also a great destination for history buffs, as it is home to some of the most spectacular old winter estates in Florida, including those of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, both of which are now open to the public as fascinating to explore museums.

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Sarasota boat rentals

Elegant and sedate, the city of Sarasota boasts plenty to please every taste, but what should not be missed are the Keys that surround it, and that is where Sarasota boat rentals come in. From the brilliant beachfront on the Long Boat Key’s “Beer Can Island” that offers the best in pure relaxation to the Siesta Key Beach, which is currently considered the best in country to all the lively activities offered on Lido Key’s City Island there really is something for everyone and having easy access to a boat will allow you to see it all.


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Boat rentals Destin Florida

The emerald waters around Destin, Florida are often referred to as ‘the world’s luckiest fishing spots’, and so for a fisherman – or woman – a trip to Destin and a choosing from among the boat rentals Destin Florida has to offer is practically a must. The waters are home to a huge variety of fish – everything from tuna and tarpon to marlin and amberjack and, of course, Destin’s famous sharks – and any day of fishing is sure to be a productive and exciting one for anglers.

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When discussing West Florida boat rentals, it is important to note that they can offer far more than access to great sightseeing or a convenient way to reach a far-off beach. Naples, Florida boat rentals – and all of the options in the other fabulous Florida cities we’ve mentioned here – are perfect for parties, family reunions, even weddings, especially as when you choose your boat rental you can also choose to hire a world class DJ or entertainer to come along for the ride or opt for Michelin Star caliber catering to provided on-board!

Five Big Miami Boat Rentals Myths Debunked

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You don’t have to be in Miami for too long to begin to understand the huge role the water plays in the day to day ‘life’ of the city and the surrounding area. Where there is open water there are always going to be boats and so Miami boat rentals are often at – or near – the top of a visitor’s to do list when they visit our unique and truly vibrant city.

There are, however, several persistent myths that keep others from truly enjoying all that the water around Miami have to offer. In the interest of trying to help ensure that anyone has the best possible experience when visiting – or even living in- the Magic City, we thought we’d take the time to look at some of the most common Miami boat rental myths and offer a little information about the realities behind them.

Myth #1: Miami Boat Rentals are Too Expensive

This is a biggie. There are those who do not ever even inquire about renting a boat – although they’d love to – because they have heard that doing so is hugely expensive and not something the ‘average’ person can afford to do.

That however, could not be further from the truth. Ask yourself for a second, how much would you expect to spend on a great meal while on vacation? Around $40 per person sounds pretty reasonable, right? Well, that’s about what it will cost to rent a boat with too. The rates are a little higher for the flashier options – but not anywhere near as high as you might imagine – and a day out on the water anywhere around Miami offers so much more than even a really great meal.

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Myth #2: You Must Follow a Preplanned Route

There are, quite literally – hundreds of miles of waterway around Miami and there is something to suit every taste and we agree, it would suck if you were limited in where you could head by someone else’s idea of a great itinerary. When you rent with you can pick and choose where you go and what you do. You can hire a captain to help guide and advise you, but they’ll never force you to go anywhere, it’s your trip, you get to decide.

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Myth #3: You Have to Book a Miami Boat Rentals Months in Advance

Booking months in advance is perhaps advisable, especially if you are the kind of person who always likes to have a good plan, but it is not a must, at least if you work with Thanks to our extensive number of different Miami boat rental options there are almost always some fabulous last-minute deals available, even if your vacation has already begun and it’s only know you have realized how great it might be to explore our fair city by sea as well as by land.


Myth #4: Boat Parties are a Celebrity Thing

Do celebrities like to party on fancy yachts? You bet they do. Keep an eye out and chances are that you might spot one or two during your own trip to Miami. But you don’t have to be famous – or rich – to enjoy a little partying at sea.

From bachelor and bachelorette parties, engagement parties, and corporate outings to little kids’ birthday parties and graduation celebrations at we’ve seen – and helped arrange – every kind of boat party imaginable. In addition to helping you choose just the right Miami boat rental option we can also help arrange decorations, catering and for all kinds of world-class onboard entertainment and at prices you don’t have to be a megastar to afford (you just might look like one in those great Instagram pictures your friends back home will marvel at though.)

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Myth #5: Renting a Boat is Not a Thing That Locals Do

Living in Miami does often mean that, at some point – buying a boat might be on your agenda, but boats aren’t cheap to buy, so it’s one of those luxury purchases that may be years in the making. But why wait until you can afford your own boat to enjoy some special moments on the water with your family and friends? Or to get out there and finally learn how to fish and take on some great Miami sportfishing? Or just enjoy a bit of a change from lying on the beach watching everyone else’s’ boats go by and wishing it were you?

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Miami boat rentals with is easy, will only cost you about the same as a good night out on the town on land and yet offers so much more. Whether you are just visiting Miami or if it’s the place you call home the sea is calling you for all kinds of reasons and it would be a shame to miss out just because of a few silly myths and misconceptions that we hope now you understand were wrong all along!

What to See and Do at Art Basel Miami 2017

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Miami has long been considered a place where artists thrive, and since the founding of the Art Basel art fair in 2002 it has also become a destination for art lovers and art collectors to head every December to enjoy what has become one of the best known and most respected art fairs in the world.

Never experienced Art Basel for yourself? Think of a little like Miami’s Cannes, but for art instead of film. Not only do more than 4,000 artists gather to showcase – and sell – their work but there is a party atmosphere of the kind that is truly unique to Miami; lively, colorful, warm, fun and accepting of all. It’s three days of culture, entertainment and of course yacht renting Miami puts on every art lover’s bucket list.

There is so much more to Art Basel than just the main exhibit hall though. Over the course of the festival there are satellite art fairs, glamorous parties, special dining events and more. Add to that all that Miami has to offer in general – and that’s a lot – and any visitor to Art Basel is in for a fabulous time. We do have some suggestions though, for making it truly a trip to remember.

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Yacht renting Miami Style

As we mentioned, the Art Basel Miami festival has become very much a star-studded affair. And many of those stars don’t spend the weekend holed up in some hotel, they take advantage of the great weather, and make a luxury yacht their home away from home for the weekend. And you can do the same.

Yacht renting Miami is not something reserved just for the rich and famous, it’s a more affordable than you might think option for everyone, and one of the biggest party weekends on the Miami Beach calendar is a fantastic time to try it out.


Once you head ashore, you’ll find there are parties going on all weekend long. Some are, as you might expect, A (and maybe B) lister celebrities only parties, but there are plenty that are welcoming to all. If you are a fan of club partying there are plenty of opportunities to indulge a passion for music and dancing, and better known venues like Club Space, LIV and Rec Room you can practically party on 24/7. However, also be on the lookout for the street parties, less formal – and usually less expensive – casual soirees that often feature the best in local street food and the art of up and comers who didn’t quite make the cut for the big hall at Art Basel (but very well may do in a few years, so maybe you should snap up a piece or two now..)

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Check Out Wynwood Walls

Wynwood Walls is another experience that no art lover should miss when in Miami, whatever time of year it is. Founded in 2009 during that year’s Art Basel it is a huge, free outdoor museum (of sorts) where buildings have replaced canvases and the paintings are meters, rather than inches, high. Some of the world’s best known street artists have added their touch to Wynwood Walls – including Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGuinness, Kenny Scharf, Retna and the Date Farmers – but there are also amazing works of art by lesser known but equally talented artists that are well worth checking out (and taking the obligatory selfie for Snapchat with)

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Whether you are out on the Miami streets soaking up all the sights and sounds or back on your luxury yacht renting Miami enjoying some relaxing down time the food and beverage options available to Art Basel visitors are incredible. Across the city you’ll find restaurants, cafes and food trucks offering almost every type of cuisine in the world and if you want to try cooking up your own onboard feast there are a slew of great food markets offering the best in local produce and seafood. Alternately many yacht rentals do offer catering as an optional extra, so why not really live like a star during Art Basel Miami weekend and have a private chef whip you up something tasty and delicious instead?

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Whatever you do, if you head to Art Basel Miami you are guaranteed to have fun, enjoy some rather amazing art and, if you are not from our sunny shores escape the nasty winter that grips much of the rest of the country (and beyond) during the month of December and how nice would that be?

Pontoon Boat Rental – Affordable And Fun

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If you’re looking to have an exciting and enjoyable boating experience but worry about going overboard (pun intended) shelling out a ton of money just to make it happen, you might consider a Pontoon boat rental, one of the most spacious types of boats available for rent. Their flat builds, wide-open floor plans, and customization options allow maximum deck space for your party or get-together. Grab your friends, have everyone chip in, and you have an inexpensive, fun and festive night out on the water.

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What Exactly Is a Pontoon Boat?

A pontoon boat looks like a mini-barge, floating on buoyant tubes called “pontoons.” It can be considered a floating room, flat and spacious, its arrangement best suited for social gatherings. For a mix of boating and social interaction, a pontoon boat can host a plethora of people and its strong stability on the water means no liquid spilling out of your drink or getting caught off guard by a small wave and tripping onto the floor, embarrassing yourself.

They have wide-open floor plans and are built for maximum space, whether it’s for seating, standing, hosting a portable wet bar, or storage. Although pontoon boats used to be considered slow and just simply “floaters,” many pontoon boats these days have massive engines and can travel just as fast as other boats much smaller.

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Go out to the club and pay a massive cover, continuing to pay for over-priced watered down drinks. Sound like a good time? Think quantity will save you money? Get bottle service and prepare to be stood corrected. Go to a bar and still end up with a giant tab. You and your friends might even get stuck with someone glued to the jukebox blasting Journey on repeat and it’s only 9pm.


Would you rather plan a fun get-together at your apartment? You better hope your neighbors next to you, above you, and below you like the same music you do and don’t have to wake up early. A pontoon boat is your personal party on the water, a “party barge,” if you will. You have the intimacy of a private gathering with enough space to avoid everyone banging into each other, enough space for comfort.

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Because of pontoon boats’ flat design, more space is available on deck, creating a great atmosphere for parties, get-togethers, just plain hanging out, or getting some much needed quality family time. Overhangs or full enclosure tops can extend your outings to times of the year where the weather is less than ideal. Prices will also be less during these times, another factor you might consider when renting.

Budget Boating

Renting a pontoon boat is the best choice for boating on the cheap. Hook up a Spotify playlist, skip the Don Perignon, and you will still have as much fun as you would otherwise, if not more so, at a fraction of the price. The large amount of deck space available means you can invite all your friends and then some. If everyone wants to chip in for the price of the boat rental, it can cost close to nothing. Boating can be expensive, but with pontoon boat rental, it doesn’t have to be.

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Even higher-end pontoon boats can be inexpensive if everyone wants to chip in. Higher-end pontoon boats can have multiple levels, changing rooms, built-in sound systems, high-tech lighting, and even spacious restrooms.

Customize Your Experience

Pontoon boats are built and even retrofitted in a variety of ways. Some have overhangs and enclosures just in case the forecast calls for a slight chance of rain and you want to be on the water, not under it. Some pontoon boats are built for fishing, fully equipped with fishing seats and a fishing station, with all the necessary storage for your fishing equipment.

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Other pontoon boats are multi-level, complete with a small, spiral staircase leading to an upper deck. Atop the second floor, you can host a party with a different vibe than what’s happening on the main deck. Have a bustling main deck? Create a quieter, more atmosphere up on the second floor.

Some people even fit their pontoons with a waterslide starting at the upper level leading straight down to the water. The sky’s the limit. Some have intricate seating arrangements which allow the perfect setup for socializations, while others have extremely minimal seating, leaving more standing room for a more meet-and-greet environment.

Find Your Perfect Pontoon Boat

Aside from renting a giant, pricey yacht, a pontoon boat is the most cost-efficient way to throw a get-together that includes more than just a few people while making your wallet smile. If you’re thinking, “I want to find a pontoon boat rental near me,” visit to find the perfect pontoon boat for your next festivity. The only thing more enjoyable than entertaining on land is entertaining on the water.

Alternative Halloween Ideas: a Ghost Ship Party

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Halloween is fast approaching, and as we all know the spookiest holiday of the year is no longer just for kids, it’s an excuse to throw a petrifying party for all ages.

While the annual block party might be fun – there’s Uncle Mike dressed up as a bat again, what a wag, and Granny’s Graveyard Chili is always good – if you long to do things a little differently this year we have the perfect suggestion – launching your own ghost ship and taking your Halloween celebrations out to sea.

Think that sounds a bit far-fetched? Then think again. All you need is a charter boat, some like-minded party-goers and a little imagination. Here are just a few tips and ideas for putting it all together with ease!

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Finding Your Ghost Ship

While there are all kinds of charter boats available the best choice for a Halloween bash – and for conversion into a great ghost ship for the evening – is the versatile pontoon. Pontoon boats were almost created to be the perfect party venue. They come in a number of different capacities, offer form, style and great function and, perhaps best of all in the minds of many, are one of the most affordable answers to the question which are the best charter boats near me when planning to throw a party at any time of year.

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Creating Your Ghost Ship

Some of the scariest traditional Halloween tales center around a ghost ship. From the legend of the cursed for eternity Flying Dutchman, and the chilling mystery of the Mary Celeste to the terrifying tale of the shimmering spirit ship The Caleuche and many more the idea of ghosts at sea is a very common theme in both myth and literature.

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Creating your own ghost ship can, if we are honest, be as simple and easy or as complicated and time consuming as you like. A simple fog machine can be one of the easiest ways to begin creating a spooky on-board ambiance and the right music can make a big impact as well. Guests should, of course, be costumed for the occasion as they please, but as the ‘captain’ of the ghost ship you may want to add a few extra touches of nautical flair to your creepy costume for best effect. And don’t forget, the ghostly craft that met your needs when answering the question ‘where do I find charter boats near me’ needs a flag to sail under, so you can add your own unique design touch there as well.

Need some theme and decor extra inspiration? Head off to YouTube and search up a few clips from some of the great ghost ship movies including vintage and modern classics like Pirates of the Caribbean, Deathship, Cruise Into Terror and maybe even Titanic.

Feeding Your Creepy Crew

No party, at any time of year, is ever complete without plenty of great food and drink being on hand. Halloween is, perhaps, the best occasion for even the least experienced of cooks to get creative, but bearing in mind that you are headed out to sea, keeping things simple but spooky is probably the best idea.

If you want to cater the party yourself, here are just a few examples of Halloween themed recipes that are easy but effective in terms of looks and taste great too.

Limitless Adventure With Boat Rental Chicago

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Chicago might not be the first locale that comes to mind when you think of boating, but Chi-Town boasts a plethora of great boating spots, much more than you’d ever expect. This metropolitan, lakeside city is not only home to fabulous waterside bars, restaurants, and lively activities available night and day, plenty of it is accessible by water. Consider a boat rental Chicago if or even if not you’ve had your inland fill and you’ll soon realize the options available waterside happen to surpass everything else by far.

Thinking Seasonally

Chicago can get seriously cold in the fall and winter months and anyone who has witnessed the region during this time can more than attest. Because of the bitter cold, darker months, residents agree May through October are the prime boating months, making these months a great place for boating, whether a quick spring getaway or a relaxing summer vacay.

The Great Lake Michigan

Just one of the five Great Lakes, Lake Michigan mimics a freshwater ocean to an intensely precise degree, especially considering its size, a massive 22,300 square miles of open water, much of it readily sailable. It’s a windy lake by trade and this grants any perspective water lover to great parasailing and sail boating.

However, during the summer months, Lake Michigan is calm and more than forgiving, giving boaters a plethora of options to hit the water how they see fit. With a boat rental Chicago, you can spend the day sunbathing on some of Chicago’s best beaches, hit one of the many esteemed coastal restaurants for dinner, admire the awe-inspiring sunset come evening, then proceed to gaze upon the fireworks at the Navy Pier, all from your own boat, all in just a single day.


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Chicago River

Connecting Lake Michigan to the heart of the city, consider boating down this popular and unique water-laced destination. While you traverse your way underneath its many movable bridges that mark each city block, you’ll get to witness the city from straight inside the soul of it.

The Chicago river is lined with high-class bars, world-class restaurants, and copious green gardens such as River Park, which is the host to great fishing, canoeing, and even a rich wildlife quarter. Already underway is the creation of 29 acres of savanna habitat and a restoration of 14 acres of the Ronan, River, and Legion Parks, which strand the river on Chicago’s Northside.

Fancy a more urban approach? Dock your boat downtown and explore the Chicago River City Walk, a pedestrian waterfront and amenity-laced walkway that lines this infamous river. Again, the variety of appealing activities available by water is just one of the many enticing reasons to travel this great city by watercraft.


Chain of Lakes

With 45 miles of waterfront and 15 lakes encompassing 7,000 acres of sailable terrain, the Chain of Lakes, just 60 miles northwest of the city, is one of the most popular boating destinations in the country. Its lakes’ waters are calm and plentiful, with locals choosing this region as their prime fishing spot since the 1880s.

Filled with resorts and campgrounds, it’s a great place to plan a fun-filled family adventure or a romantic escape. No watercraft is too big or small at the Chain of Lakes. You’ll find mellow kayakers, darting jet skiers, sturdy sailboats, playful cruisers, and impressive yachts. It’s an extremely large and versatile water playground for any age or any interest.

Come to The “Playpen”

Located right off of Oak Street Beach lies a body of water housing Chicago’s infamous coastal party scene. Come during August and experience this no-wake zone’s penchant for loud, bumping music, flowing drinks, and “skin-ful” surroundings. For a fraction of the price of a crowded booze cruise, you can rent your own yacht and party on your own accord.

All-day parties are the norm here, only 1-nautical mile off the coast of the city. Pimp out your yacht like Jay-Z and bust out the bubbly or simply keep it low-key, if that’s the vibe the day is calling for. Keep it going until the evening when you can enjoy the dazzling skyline against the knockout of a sunset the city has to offer.

Weekend Adventure

Feeling adventurous? Ship out of Chi-Town and head over east to the Indiana Dunes State Park. Resident boaters nickname it a “boat-in beach,” due to its easy accessibility from the water. Spend the night or weekend at the park, where there are campgrounds, hotels, and charming bed and breakfasts that all make for an enjoyable retreat.

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Thinking of fishing on Lake Michigan? You’re not alone. Hundreds of species of fish live underneath Lake Michigan’s surface, but many more enjoy angling on the coast of the windy city, catching everything from trout, salmon, and bass, some of them trophy-sized. If you’re ready to hook the catch of the day, all you need is a boat rental Chicago.


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