Basics to a Boat Rental in Miami

Because of its subtropical climate and turquoise waters, South Florida is a boat rental and yacht charter paradise. With Miami as the Party capital of South Florida and Fort Lauderdale as the yachting capital of the world, there is no better destination to enjoy an excellent boat rental or yacht charter. In this post, we will guide you through your boating experience: 

1) Do I need a license to rent a boat in South Florida?

Good news is that if you are born before 1988, you don´t need one! Just chose one of the many boat rentals we offer in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and get ready to sail. If you are born after 1988, you need to complete a boating education, posses a boating education ID with a photo and a valid ID, the good thing is that you can take it online for less than 30USD, check it here.

2) Where should I go?

Well, that is not an easy one, there is so much to choose from! South Florida has two pristine Shorelines and more than 1700 islands making up the Florida Keys. We will write separate articles for the Keys. 

Biscayne Bay

If you are renting a boat out of Miami, the closest is Biscayne Bay. South of Miami and home to No Name and Boca Chita Harbors is the perfect first destination on your boating day. Enjoy the views of Miami´s skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and “Millionaire’s Row” – the homes of the rich and famous- go snorkelling or visit the National Park.  for a day charter we recommend:

Dry Tortugas 

If you are renting a boat for enough time, you should consider heading out to the Florida Keys, you can find the Dry Tortugas. If you enjoy fishing, rent a boat prepared for fishing, since this is the place to fish. If you prefer chartering a yacht to visit the keys, the iconic Fort Richardson in Garden Key should be your charter destination. Just let your captain know and marvel at the collection of reefs and shoals in this group of charming islands.

Bimini Island

If you are chartering a yacht with us from South Florida, consider a Bahamian getaway. At 49 miles from Ft. Lauderdale, this island is Florida’s nearest point to the Caribbean nation. Known for its warm waters and abundant sea life, this is a sailing destination you won’t want to skip. If you prefer to charter a Catamaran in the Bahamas check here. 

If you need anything else, feel free to contact one of our Bluebnc Boat Rentals and Yacht Charter specialists in the Miami - Fort Lauderdale - South Florida Region on the 305 239 8584 or send us an e-mail at 


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