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Private Boat Rental Miami with experienced captain and champagne

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Miami Boat Rental

From $90.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Sidestep the crowds by skipping the typical big boat tours and embarking on a private cruise around Miami instead. In the company of just your party and the crew, set sail along Biscayne Bay and take in some of Miami's best sights, including Millionaire Row, Star Island and Downtown Miami, from the water book in the last time slot of the day and enjoy an impressive sunset private cruise.
  • Private Miami boat cruise, exclusively for your group
  • Swap the big, crowded boat tours for a more personal experience
  • Enjoy the best sights of Miami from the water
  • Smooth sailing aboard a new, comfortable boat

What's Included

  • Cooler so that you can bring your own drinks
  • Bluetooth and speakers to play your own music onboard
  • Disposable Rain Ponchos
  • Experienced Captain
  • Champagne - when requested -
  • Safety Items: Life Jackets for adults, kids and infants
  • Captain Gratuity
  • Bathroom
  • Food- You can bring your own food and drinks
  • 50$ Captain/Fuel (due to contractual regulations before onboarding the vessel ) fee

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2550 S Bayshore Dr
    2550 S Bayshore Dr, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, USA

    Departure and drop-off location is by Monty's at Coconut Grove. Parking: You’ll find parking at Lot 72 directly in front of Montys and also at the First Citizens Bank building which is across the street.Bathrooms: If a bathroom needed, the best option is at the Fresh Market 5min walking distance

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This exclusive private cruise experience helps you avoid the typical crowds of big boat tours. Your adventure starts at Coconut Grove, a prime departure point with convenient amenities like parking and restaurants nearby.

As you sail along Biscayne Bay with only your party and the crew, enjoy close-up views of Miami's top attractions, including Millionaire Row and Star Island. Choose the last time slot of the day for incredible sunset views.

Your route takes you past the Rickenbacker Causeway, offering views of Virginia Key and Key Biscayne, as well as the Brickell City Center and the Miami Beach coastline. Onboard, a cooler is provided for your drinks, and Bluetooth speakers are available too. Relax under the guidance of an experienced captain, ensuring a hassle-free journey, then conclude your personalized Miami sightseeing by returning to your start point.

Coconut Grove (Pass By)

Rickenbacker Bridge (Pass By)

Brickell City Center (Pass By)

Miami Beach (Pass By)

Key Biscayne (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum aged allowed is 3 years and above
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where do we meet for the Private Boat Rental?

A:The cruise departs from 2550 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133. Docks are across Monty's restaurant entrance.

Oct 2023

Q:How early should I arrive for the Private Boat Rental?

A:Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time to ensure you don’t have any problems finding the docks

Oct 2023

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Private Boat Rental?

A:You’ll find parking at Lot 72 directly in front of Montys and also at the First Citizens Bank building which is across the street

Oct 2023

Q:Is seating assigned during the Private Boat Rental?

A:As this is a private tour, it will only be your party together with the captain/guide.

Jan 2023

Q:Can I bring my young child with me on the Private Boat Rental?

A:For guests under 2 years old please contact tour operator.

Oct 2023

Q:Can I bring food or drink with me on the Private Boat Rental?

A:Absolutely! Food and drink are not available onboard, so please feel free to bring your own with you to enjoy as you jet around the sights of Miami! There is a cooler onboard to help keep your drinks nice and cold!

Jan 2023

Q:Are food and/or drink available during the Private Boat Rental?

A:Food and drink are not available onboard. You may bring your own snacks and drinks if you wish.

Jan 2023

Q:Are restrooms available onboard during the Private Boat Rental?

A:Restrooms are not available onboard, so please be sure to use the facilities prior to boarding.

Jan 2023

Q:What will we see during the Private Boat Rental?

A:We have a proposed itinerary however we can always customize the tour to our customer preferences

Oct 2023

Q:Are there any stops during the Private Boat Rental?

A:There are no stops initially scheduled during the Private Boat Rental, however, as described on the question above we can always customize the tour based on our customer preferences to taken an IG picture or have a quick bath

Oct 2023

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Stella_L
Had the best time cruising through the waves with friends in a private space! We put on music of our choice and brought our own drinks and snacks. Our captain, Fernando, was not only great at communicating and patient with us, but also friendly and reliable, showing us a great time riding through the waves! We loved it so much that we booked another slot at night - calmer waves and pretty night view - and our captain, Chris, was also super friendly and great. Would highly recommend especially for those going with a group of friends :)

Reviews

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Alan_R, Feb 2024
10/10 what a great experience this was for me and my wife. Definitely will be doing this again on my next visit to Miami! Fernando was the absolute best!
Amazing experience
Chloe_W, Feb 2024
Fernando was AMAZING. He safely took us out and brought us back. The complimentary champagne was so great. Thank you Fernando for looking out on my birthday. BOOK THIS NOW.
Great Experience with Fernando - Highly Recommend!
Nan_C, Feb 2024
We had a really great experience with our captain, Fernando. He was communicative, a great guide, showed us all around the water, and comfortably and expertly accommodated a large group including a 3 year old who had her first boat ride and had a great time. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks for your feedback. Our captain recommendation is the best, so i am so glad you were happy with the captain of your choice. Also we are very proud seeing you guys had a great experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you soon back on board
BEST BOAT TRIP EVER!!
Kirti_B, Feb 2024
We had an AMAZING time!! Matt was the BEST....Thank you for an amazing ride...we wwre all very happy and had a great time..
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks for your feedback Kirti, we are so glad you had an amazing time and unforgettable moments. See you soon
Great experience
Kala_G, Feb 2024
Fernando was a great tour guide! Highly recommend! The view was beautiful and the boat was very nice and clean!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks Kala for booking with us. We put a lot of effort on providing the best fleet to our customers, and making sure you find everything you need. Top location , best captain service and best fleet is our path to success. See you soon back on board with us
We had a wonderful time!...
Gary_W, Feb 2024
We had a wonderful time! Fernando was an excellent captain and we enjoyed our time on the boat and seeing the local area.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks Gary for your feedback and for letting us take care of this amazing experience for you and your group. We cannot wait to see you back on board with us soon
Amazing cruise
Christian_A, Feb 2024
Had a great time with my family on this cruise. Fernando our captain was amazing and very friendly. Had a great time talking to him as he was showing us around Miami. I recommend him 110% and will definitely be picking him for next time.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks Christian, we are super glad you guys had an amazing time. See you soon with us
Fun 2 hour boat tour
Elizabeth_M, Feb 2024
Our captain, Jovan, was wonderful. We had a fun tour of Key Biscayne mansions, Stiltsville, and No Name Harbor. A delightful tour with our very personable and well informed captain, Jovan.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks Elizabeth, we are so glad you guys had such a great time on this private boat ride with boatmiamiboat. We cannot wait to see you again. Looking forward to have you onboard with us soon
Captain Matthew Hale
Michael_B, Feb 2024
The boat was clean and comfortable. Captain Matthew Hale is a knowledgeable tour guide as well as Captain. It was an enjoyable experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks for your feedback Michael, we are super glad you guys had a great time with us. Looking forward to seeing you onboard soon
Captain Luca is the best!
Ronnie_R, Feb 2024
Luca made our boat tour a memorable experience. He was knowledgeable, customer friendly and exceeded our every expectation.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks Ronnie for trusting us and letting us organize an unforgettable time in Miami. Looking forward to seeing you soon
Peaceful
Lakesha_N, Jan 2024
The most remembering part of the experience was see an actual celebrity while out on the water. Javon was a pleasure to have as our captain. I give him 5 stars.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks Lakesh for your feedback, we are super glad you guys had such an amazing experience. We are looking forward to seeing you back on board with us
Fun afternoon tour!
Anna_B, Jan 2024
We had the best time with Captain Matt! He gave us a great tour of downtown and Star Island. This was the perfect way to spend an afternoon on a girls’ trip.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks Anna for trusting us. We are so glad you guys had a great tour and we were able to contribute to this amazing experience. See you soon onboard
Nice view,music,great service
Hitesh_B, Jan 2024
It was a very nice family trip we took lots of picture We enjoyed a pod nice views and our captain FERNANDO he was excellent with great knowledge about the places We will highly recommend FERNANDO as boat captain .
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks for your feedgack. We are so looking forward to seeing you back on board soon with us
Price is a bit misleading
Jason_S, Jan 2024
2 days before our tour they sent an email saying that i needed to pay another $50 to the Captain/guide on top of the $270 I already paid. They said it was governed by some Bareboat Captain Charter Agreement. Included the language below. Also, there was no champagne. So, if you book this, just know that the true cost is whatever you pay plus another $50. That should be stated when booking the reservation. And, the $50 you pay to the captain is not a tip. That’s extra if you want to tip and they tell you the $50 doesn’t include tip. “ This charter is governed by a bareboat charter agreement. All 7 rules governing a bareboat charter will be reviewed and complied with all our customers following USCG specifications. In order to adhere to these regulations (captain and fuel)we need to break the booking value in two payments. First payment is through the booking in Viator. The second payment is a 50$ fee before onboarding the vessel to cover all other fees (when required). This is mandatory to comply with US coast guard regulations.”
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Jason. Thanks for your feedback and the visibility as we find super important for our customers to read the inclusion and exclusions section, which it seems you did not. Let me start by saying as mentioned on your review you received 2 days before the tour all the information around the 50$ and the regulation established by the USCG ( any other operator not doing this is breaching the law). We are doing this to provide FULL visibility up front to all our customers so that you could cancel your tour or ask any questions about it. I find pretty unfair you had to wait until the tour was delivered to raise this concerns. On the other hand alll the information is detailed in the inclusion/exclusion section, the 50$ fee, the regulations on this rental and the need to request the champagne ( You DID not request it) Thanks
Magical city lights
Lucy_B, Jan 2024
We had the best time with Fernando!! We were in Miami for 5 days and this was literally the highlight of the trip. We booked the ride for sunset and got to see the city at night from the boat it was so beautiful, the boat has a great sound system so you can play your own music. Really magical experience!! Thanks again Fernando!!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks Lucy, it makes us very happy we were able to contribute to the highlight of your trip. Thanks for recommending us. We cannot wait to see you guys back with us again
Boats & ….
Vianca_R, Jan 2024
Matt was great! Boat was really nice! We will be back again for sure! Booking was and quick! Thank you!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks Vianca for your feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We put a lot of effort on making sure our boats are superclean and in no rusty conditions with cushions tiered off or mangled. We are also superglad your bookign experience was flawless. Looking forward to seeing you soon with us
Fantastic journey
Lila_B, Jan 2024
Luca was amazing !!! I highly recommend him for any trip for any client wanting to get a wonderful experience
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks Lila for your feedback, we are so glad you had a great time and you trust us to deliver an unforgettable experience for you and your group in Miami. looking forward to seeing you back on board
Worth it
Kunal_M, Jan 2024
Great experience. Captain Fernando was very professional. He was in constant touch before the trip and gave precise instructions.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks Kunal for your feedback. Our team puts a lot of effort into communicating effectively and looking for every detail around making sure the process goes flawless. It truly makes a difference when weather does not cooperate the flexibility and understanding from our customers. See you soon
Fernando was great!
windyssong, Jan 2024
Beautiful way to see the city and surrounding islands. Our captain, Fernando, was excellent. He was pleasant, professional, and very knowledgeable. The entire trip, from meeting to drop off, was efficient and delightful. Highly recommend. Be sure to bring a jacket or blanket as it can get chilly around sunset.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks Windy for your feedback. We put a lot of effort into communicating effectively and making sure our customers have flawless experience. We are so glad you guys had an unforgettable experience and experience with us. See you next time
Poor customer service
Danielle_P, Jan 2024
My tour was scheduled at 330 pm I booked through Viator a 4 hour boat ride. The day before they messaged me and asked to move my time up a hour. Then on the day of they put us off the boat after 2 hours saying that Viator didn’t say 4 hours. They offered to give half of my money back but I have to wait 2-3 days which I felt unacceptable seeing as how my tour was changed at the last minute and then shorten. I didn’t feel accommodated when I left at all.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hi Danielle, we understand your frustration however as explained over the phone this tour was booked for 2 hours and the change on the time was due to weather conditions. Please note that we are just the tour operator, we don't manage the bookings, we just deliver the tour. Once the booking was clarified with Viator a refund was immediately processed. The time for you to get the money back is the time it takes for Viator to refund their customers, its their standard policy.
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