All about Boat Rentals in Miami
One of the best beach locations for escaping the cold winter climate or for spending a blissful summer cooling off in the Atlantic Ocean, boat rentals in Miami are popular all year round. Create your own sailing route and tour the most beautiful beaches of the Miami coastline, all the way down to the Florida Keys, or if you’re feeling even more exotic, why not the Bahamas? Explore Miami’s famous Art Deco district or lose yourself in Little Havana, a mini Cuba lined with quirky bars, salsa and dance clubs, boutiques and shops.
Miami Boat Rental Areas
We have three main boat rentals areas in Miami.
Miami Beach is our most popular boat rental as the marina is located between mainland Miami and Miami Beach. There are up to 400 berths in this marina and the amenities really are state of the art. Heated swimming pool, laundry facilities, both casual and fine dining, not to mention in close proximity to some of Miami’s most famous beaches, this marina has everything you could possibly require.
Downtown Miami is a smaller marina with 130 slips, based at Bayside with a fantastic location in terms of access to mainland Miami, Miami Beach, or southerly directions towards Virginia Key, Key Biscayne and the Florida Keys.
Coconut Grove offers capacity for up to 260 vessels and is based further south from Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. This area is very tranquil and downbeat, yet extremely close to the Miami buzz, Key Biscayne and also a short half hour sail to the Florida Keys, depending on the cruising speed of your boat rental.
What to do in Miami
Our top two museums of choice are the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are renowned for the wonderfully extravagant decor and architecture, as well as the antiques ranging from the 16th to 20th centuries. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a new and modern museum, spread across four buildings. For all ages, this museum is interactive, educational and even has a planetarium with a laser light show once a month!
Miami’s Little Havana is ideal for an afternoon or evening. Explore the street Calle Ocho and its Cuban vibes, while you contemplate staying for some salsa at Ball & Chain. At 9pm on a Saturday, you can witness or join in with La Pachanga, a Cuban salsa night hosted weekly. There are often jazz nights from a Thursday to Saturday, as well. Be sure to try one of their incredible Cuban cocktail concoctions!
Fancy a change in aquatic scenery? Visit the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables. Built in the 1920s, this paradisiac pool is maybe one of the world’s most notorious swimming pools.
If you’re looking for some sailing itinerary inspiration, whichever boat rental area you’re based in, Key Biscayne is an idyllic retreat nearby Miami. You can also sail south to visit the Florida Keys, or branch out even further and plan a sailing route to the Bahamas.
Climate and Sailing Conditions in Miami
Typically, Miami’s weather is blissful year round and beats all other mainland US destinations when it comes to warm winters. The winter temperatures average approx. 75 to 77 °F and during the nighttime, the temperature averages 60 °F. This tends to be the norm during the winter, though daytime temperatures have been known to exceed 80 °F!
Summertime temperatures range in the 90s with plenty of humidity, too. This time of year is extraordinarily tropical, meaning though the sun shines frequently, June and September are subject to lots of showers. The rain isn’t something that should put you off, as the intermittent sunshine drys you out quickly!
The wind is light and breezy in the summertime, though from autumn to spring, there is an eastward-flowing cycle. Usually, it tends to complete its full cycle within three to four days. This pattern usually repeats itself throughout the winter season.
How to get to Miami
Miami International Airport (MIA) is only approx. 7-8 miles away from Coconut Grove and Downtown Miami and 13 miles from Miami Beach. You can get a taxi, or alternatively public transport. Miami has metrobus, metrorail and also tri-rail, so there’s plenty of public transport to go round to help reduce those CO2 emissions!