All about Catamaran Rentals in Miami
Catamaran rentals in Miami are popular for all parties wishing to enjoy this tropical, yet metropolitan sailing destination. Whether you wish to host your own exclusive boat parties and hit the hottest clubs on Miami Beach, or have the most adventurous family holiday, all the while in the comfort of your own catamaran rental, this type of vessel is ideal. Principally due to the spaciousness of a catamaran, not to mention the multihull build reducing wobbliness, it makes all kinds of activities pleasurable and more importantly, effortless.
Famed for its "Floribbean" cuisine, its nightlife, Art Deco architecture and warm, crystalline waters, Miami is more than just a bustling American city, it's a vibrant hub for chartered catamarans. Whether half-day, full-day or week-long experiences, catamarans offer unique impressions of the South Florida coast with calm sailing down to the Florida Keys and east to the Bahamas. Most families will charter from the popular and large marinas in Miami Beach or Downtown Miami, with additional rentals available from the quieter Coconut Grove. Be sure to book in advance to secure the marina services.
Where to Go by Catamaran
Families may want to charter a catamaran with a skipper for a week to give themselves enough time to enjoy their sailing adventure. Aside from daily sailing trips to Biscayne National Park and Virginia Key, families have two perfect week-long itinerary options: south to the Florida Keys or east to the Bahamas (via Bimini). The Florida Keys, in particular, are perfectly accessible for a week-long trip from Miami and Coconut Grove. Sailing past Stiltsville — an abandoned water-borne village of wooden shacks on stilts — you can either do a U-turn and head up past Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, or continue south to anchor in Key Largo as the start of an island-hopping itinerary.
Miami Catamaran Rental Areas
You can rent a catamaran in all of our Miami boat rental locations; Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove.
Miami Beach is of course more central and a larger marina, too. However, if you’re looking to sail to the Florida Keys
or Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove is closer and in a chilled out part of town with great bars and shops.
What to do in Miami
Bathe in the cool waters of the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables where you can surround yourself in a miny ancient paradise amongst the waterfalls, palm trees and timeworn architecture.
Take a trip to Cuba by visiting the district Little Havana and sample some delicious Cuban cuisine in Versailles Restaurant. There are many bars and clubs such as Ball & Chain, a notorious salsa bar with live jazz nights and inventive Cuban cocktails.
Get lost in Lincoln Road, a renowned shopping central and also a fantastic place to hole up with a cup of coffee to wait out a summer shower.
Coffee not your thing? Visit the Wynwood Art District and sample some craft beer in the many biergartens and breweries. Wynwood Brewing Company was Miami’s original craft brewery and clearly such a hit that the beer brewing expanded rapidly!
Wondering where you can sail on your catamaran charter? Try Key Biscayne, an idyllic barrier island with gorgeous sandy beaches. The Florida Keys are further south and heavenly for a relaxing catamaran charter.
How to Rent and Charter a Boat in Miami
If your family is looking to explore the Miami area on its own, you don't need to have any prior experience in knowing how to rent a vessel. Simply choose your vessel with a skipper online for a suggested itinerary. Most Miami-bound charters will hug Miami's coast before circumnavigating Key Biscayne, taking in the fantastic city night viewpoints from the sea and the sparkling lights of downtown Miami. Your charter can take you around the shoreline past Brickell Avenue, with spectacular views of Bayfront Park, Watson Island and the celebrity hotspot, Star Island.
How to get to Miami
If you’re flying into Miami International Airport (MIA), you can get public transport (or a taxi) to all three of our catamaran rental locations. Downtown Miami and Coconut Grove are approximately 7-8 miles away, whereas Miami Beach a little more at 13 miles.