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Atlantic Yacht Charters

Miami, FL 33140
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The experienced crew and staff at Atlantic Yacht Charters strive to provide every customer with a "five-star first class boating experience," and customers appreciate the company's "very smooth and extremely professional" service. Customers can enjoy a few hours or a full day of cruising, and every crewmember is dedicated to ensuring that each journey is a safe and unforgettable experience. Service is available for couples, families, and groups of up to 400 guests, and provides an ultimate getaway for vacationers, honeymoons, and business events.

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4.0 / 5 (8)
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CharterLux

Miami, FL 33101
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CharterLux simplifies the chartering process and provides a luxury yacht experience for customers in the Miami, Florida, metro area. It has a diverse fleet of boats, ranging from 45 to 150 feet in length. The fleet is suited to meet any taste, activity, and budget. Customers can receive instant quotes online for any day or term charter. Destinations include Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Keys, and Boca Raton.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Club Nautico

Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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Club Nautico has been offering first-class private yachting services for more than 30 years. The company provides a range of new, luxury fishing and speedboats for rent, as well as a fleet of private, fully staffed yachts for hourly and daily charters. The company owns an extensive selection of watercraft for groups of any size, including an 82-foot Sunseeker Predator that holds up to 12 guests and three crew members, or the 125-foot Grand Floridian that can accommodate up to 400 guests.

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Cruzan Yacht Charters

Miami, FL 33157
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The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Cruzan Yacht Charters has been offering world-class service since 1980, and own fleets of watercraft around the nation for fun, relaxing, and exciting adventures. Customers can choose from an extensive selection of sailboats, party yachts, and luxury yachts fully equipped for unforgettable fishing trips, tours, private parties, and events like weddings, bachelorette parties, and corporate gatherings. Customers can browse the selection of yachts on the company's website, and use the online inquiry form to request information and pricing.

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Luxury Yachts Inc

Bal Harbor, FL 33001
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Luxury Yachts Inc is a professional Bal Harbor charter service that offers a full fleet of wave runners, speed boats, fishing boats, cruisers, and yachts. Customers can purchase half-day, full day, or multi-day boat charters for vacations, fishing trips, tour groups, and special events like weddings, corporate gatherings, and private parties, and the company's staff help design a perfect adventure. Customers can call or email the company to request price quotes, check availability, and book an experience of a lifetime.

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Miami Boat Charters

Miami Beach, FL 33139
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The experienced crew and staff at Miami Boat Charters are passionate about creating a luxurious experience for every customer and have been providing first-class boat rentals and yacht charters for over 25 years. Customers can reserve party boats that can accommodate from 12 to 380 guests, and the company's party and event planners help design an unforgettable day of sun and fun. Yacht charters are available for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions, starting at $1,999 for an all-inclusive day of relaxation.

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Miami Boat Rent Inc

Miami, FL 33138
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Customers have written rave reviews about the "very nice, very informative" staff and "phenomenal!" service at Miami Boat Rent Inc. The company offers a range of clean, luxury watercraft for tours, family outings, and special events and customers can choose from a selection of sailboats, cruisers, yachts, and sundecks. Charter service is available for half-day and full day rentals, and many of the company's yachts come equipped with extras like jet skis, kayaks, snorkeling gear, paddle boards, and fishing equipment.

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Miami Tours & Water Adventures

Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Miami Tours & Water Adventures offers a team of "very knowledgeable" staff, "over the top" service, and an "amazing experience" for customers of all ages. The company owns an extensive fleet of luxury boats and yachts for group tours, fishing trips, and full-service fun, and offers three, four, and eight-hour charters, as well as two-day adventures to Bimini. Customers can also purchase water adventure packages like a two-hour Jet Ski tour for $300, or a Biscayne coral reef snorkeling tour for $140 per person.

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Miami Yacht Charters

Miami, FL 33131
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Miami Yacht Charters has one of the largest fleets of yachts and boats in the area and offers customized rental and charter packages for individuals, couples, and events. The company's crew members and captains are fully certified and experienced in water safety, and provide a luxury experience for customers who want to enjoy a day of relaxation, or pamper guests for corporate and private events. The company has the perfect watercraft for any needs, from scuba trips to the Bahamas to all-inclusive wedding celebrations.

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Miami Yachting Company

Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Miami Yachting Company is a full-service private charter company that provides luxurious, personalized service and a fleet of clean, modern watercraft fully staffed by experienced crews. Customers can enjoy bachelor parties, spring break parties, or just a day of relaxation and fun on one of the company's sailboats, speedboats, or yachts, and enjoy special deals like a full day on a 44-foot speed yacht for just $2,240. The company also provides yacht management services, including daily maintenance, repairs, and detailing.

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OnBoat Inc

4424 Alla Rd Unit 2, Marina Del Rey, CA 01605
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OnBoat Inc., based in Marina Del Rey, has been offering boat charters for more than six years in the Miami area and surrounding destinations in Florida. It offers themed excursions for up to 80 passengers aboard a variety of yachts and boats, including chartered boats through the Florida Keys, the Everglades, Key Biscayne, and other destinations. It also rents fishing boats for avid sportsmen and books party boat cruises around Miami.

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Prime Luxury Rentals

Miami, FL 33132
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Prime Luxury Rentals is a yacht charter brokerage for Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and greater South Florida. The business helps customers find the right yacht for their event and plan all the details of the trip, whether it is a birthday, wedding, family reunion, corporate party, or vacation getaway. Prime Luxury Rentals also specializes in exotic rental cars, such as Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and Mercedes-Benz.

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Spirit Yacht Charters

Miami, FL 33132
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Spirit Yacht Charters is a full-service company that provides a fleet of new, luxurious yachts, boats, and catamarans for private parties, corporate events, and tour groups. The company has two convenient locations in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and the Coast Guard Certified Master Captains and crew are fully trained and experienced in creating an unforgettable experience for every customer. The company also offers fun 2-3.5-hour daytime and sunset cruise packages starting at just $50 per adult and $25 per child aged four to eleven.

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4.6 / 5 (267)
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4.0 / 5 (62)

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Starvision Yacht Charters

Hollywood, FL 33021
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Starvision Yacht Charters specializes in creating memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The company provides a fleet of clean, comfortable yachts equipped to accommodate up to 500 hundred guests, and customers can purchase a customized adventure complete with extras like onboard catering, floral arrangements, and live entertainment. Whether customers want a relaxing day of fishing or a gala wedding for hundreds of guests, the company has the perfect yacht for any needs. Customers can call or contact the company on the website to check pricing and availability.

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Water Fantaseas

Miami, FL 33139
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Water Fantaseas is Miami's premier yacht chartering service, with a large selection of clean, luxurious yachts that are perfect for tours and events. Customers can choose from a range of sailboats, sports yachts, speedboats, fishing boats, and catamarans, as well as mega yachts that accommodate more than 100 guests and a full, experienced crew. Service is available for local tours and recreation, and for destination cruises to the Bahamas or the Mediterranean. The company also provides professional yacht management services.

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Yacht Charters in Miami, Inc

Miami Beach, FL 33154
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Yacht Charters in Miami, Inc offers a range of fun, exciting charter packages for vacationers, parties, and special occasions, with a large fleet of luxury boats, cruisers, and yachts, and friendly crews and staff t. Customers can choose one of the company's pre-planned itineraries designed to make birthday parties, weddings, and even photo shoots a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Hourly and daily rates are also available, starting at $1,300 for five hours of fun on a 37-foot Sundancer that fits up to eight guests.

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YachtLife

1080 Brickell Ave Unit 305, Miami, FL 33131
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YachtLife is a luxury boat charter company that serves the Miami area. The business has a user-friendly reservation system that works through a mobile application, researching multiple yacht brokers in order to find an arrangement that meets the client's specific requirements and price points. A membership club is available for individuals and corporate clients who regularly use boat charter services throughout the year. YachtLife also accommodates requests for yacht purchases.

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Yolo Boat Rentals

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Yolo Boat Rentals is a full-service charter company that offers hourly, daily, and weekly rates for customers who want to enjoy a first-class experience. The company has a large fleet of banana boats, speedboats, and yachts, as well as jet skis, parasailing, and snorkeling gear, and the company's staff ensure that customers receive the highest quality of service and enjoy an unforgettable experience. Customers can call the company to request price quotes and book a one-of-a-kind adventure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

For those looking to enjoy maximum freedom and luxury on their vacation, boat charters are a perfect choice. With plenty of space onboard to relax and unwind, a wide selection of water sports to choose from, and a number of charter options available, chartering a boat offers one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time on the water. And with a diverse selection of boats available worldwide, clients can explore in the regions they prefer.

From sailing around the idyllic harbors in the Mediterranean to island-hopping in the sun-drenched Caribbean, a luxury charter vacation provides a wealth of exciting possibilities.

What is a charter boat?

A charter boat offers an unbeatable opportunity to experience a luxury yacht without owning a vessel. There are a number of ways to enjoy the charter experience, from chartering with a professional crew to arranging a bareboat charter that allows you to take charge of the craft and hone your sailing skills.

What does it mean to charter a boat?

Chartering a boat is the practice of hiring a motor or sailing yacht to travel around various island or coastal destinations. While chartering is usually a vacation activity, it's also a great way to host a business or party event. Charter clients can choose between a bareboat charter or skippered charter.

What is the difference between renting and chartering?

Boat rentals typically last one day and get you just the boat, but chartering a boat gets you an unforgettable experience that lasts anywhere from three days to two weeks or more. Chartered boats are usually larger vessels, such as motor or sailing yachts, and experiences can be customized to suit your needs.

When is the charter yacht season?

There are two charter yacht seasons: winter and summer. The summer charter season runs from May to October, and the winter season lasts from November to April. These seasons are dictated by the weather. Mediterranean destinations are popular in the summer season, while destinations in the Caribbean, Florida and the Indian Ocean are popular in winter.

How long does a yacht charter season last?

Yachts can be chartered year-round, and the summer and winter seasons each last for six months. There are also peak and off-peak seasons to consider when planning a charter. During the winter, Christmas and New Years are peak times. During the summer season, July and August are the busiest charter months.

How do I charter a yacht?

Most charter yacht experiences are arranged through a charter broker. Working with a charter broker provides a truly tailormade experience where clients can customize everything, from requesting a beach party for a special celebration to ordering specific foods and cocktails.

How long does a yacht get chartered for?

Most people charter a yacht for one or two weeks, with some opting to stay on board for the entire charter season. Shorter charters are also available lasting for three to four days. Charter brokers usually list pricing per week but can give a tailored price quote for charter durations outside of this time frame.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht for a day?

There are a number of factors that affect the cost of chartering a yacht, such as the size of the vessel, the season, the number of guests and what type of charter you seek. For example, chartering a bareboat yacht will cost significantly less than chartering a crewed yacht. For a luxury superyacht, it's not unheard of to pay $150,000 for one-week charter.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Italy?

The cost to charter a crewed yacht in Italy can range from $6,000 for a smaller vessel to $120,000 for a luxury superyacht. You can expect to pay an advanced provisioning allowance (APA) as well, which can average 30-35% of the charter fee. 

How much does it cost to charter a Below Deck yacht?

Fans of the hit Bravo TV show, Below Deck, may wonder how much it costs to charter one of the superyachts featured on the show. While some of the vessels have changed ownership since the show aired, the typical cost to charter one of these motor yachts is $150,000 per week.

Why don\'t you wear shoes on a yacht?

When boarding a charter yacht, guests will usually be respectfully asked to take off their shoes before stepping onto the deck. There's a good reason for this. Dirty soles and heels can damage the teak deck of a yacht and leave unsightly marks. Guests may be allowed to wear soft-soled deck shoes.

How much should you tip a charter boat crew?

While the crew on a charter boat receives a basic wage, they look forward to receiving a tip at the end of each charter. It's typically advised to tip the crew 5-20% of the charter cost.

How do you charter your own boat?

The most common way to charter your own boat is to lease it to a charter agent company. You may also charter your boat through peer-to-peer lending where you list your boat and rent it privately to other owners. Both methods will involve fees or a commission.

Is owning a charter boat worth it?

A charter boat can be a worthwhile investment. Owning a boat allows you get out the water whenever the whim takes you. You can also charter your boat through a charter agent and make money during the summer and winter seasons and defray some of the costs of ownership.

How much is insurance for a charter boat?

To charter your yacht, you need to have a number of policies in place: private insurance, pleasure insurance, and also a bareboat charter extension that provides coverage for you and your clients. The cost of this insurance will depend on the age and size of your boat, where it's moored and other factors.

Is owning a yacht for charter profitable?

Owning a yacht can be an expensive venture, but when owners turn it into a business opportunity, it can be profitable. Chartering your yacht can help offset the cost of owning it and bring you a profit if you get a lot of bookings during the season.

How do I become a charter boat captain?

To become a charter boat captain, individuals must have years of relevant maritime experience and extensive training. They will have risen through the ranks to gain captain status. They must also have hands-on experience operating a motor or sailing yacht.

How do I become a first mate on a charter boat?

The first officer or mate on a yacht is the captain's right-hand person and must have an excellent knowledge of bridge, navigation, and deck procedures. They must also have a thorough knowledge of safety procedures. This role requires at least five years of experience and an Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) license at a minimum.

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