Catamaran Charter Miami
On a Miami catamaran charter with Borrow a Boat you can explore much of the Miami area, Florida Keys and South Florida within an easy sail. Whatever you want from a Florida yacht charter, from its beautiful beaches and coral reefs to its vibrant culture, a Miami sailing holiday is going to be an unforgettable experience.
A catamaran rental luxury yacht charter in Miami is an ideal way to appreciate the Miami area at its best. Thanks to their relatively low draft, catamarans can get you close to the things you want to do, from snorkeling to paddle boarding over a coral reef, with the water toys that these vessels can carry aboard.
The Miami area is unarguably one of the world's greatest water sports playgrounds. Superyachts are seen up and down the waterways, and people are out on everything from mega yacht, to fishing boat, jet ski, paddle boards, speed boats and sailing yachts. When not on top of the water they are in it, perhaps snorkeling or scuba diving over the multitude of coral reefs (both natural and artificial) that are found throughout the area.
There are two ways to enjoy your Miami catamaran charter. The first is a day charter with crew who will perhaps take you on a party boat, sunset cruise or boat tour across the pristine waters of Biscayne Bay. The second way is a multi-night sailing vacation where, either bareboat or with crew, you can explore the cruising ground on your luxury boat much further afield.
The Miami area is on the border between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. As well as the metropolitan area you will soon be able to be out among the laid back Florida Keys, or on a longer crewed catamaran charter, sailing in the Bahamas with their own style of laid back fun. Read on to find out more about your catamaran rental out of Miami!
Crewed Catamaran Charters from Miami
You don't need to worry about qualifications or even sailing the boat in the Florida Keys and Miami area with Borrow a Boat! A Miami crewed catamaran charter on a motor yacht or sailing catamaran can mean you do as much or as little physically sailing the yacht as you like on your yacht charter vacation.
A skippered yacht charter or cabin charter will mean that the skipper or boat owner will be aboard with their own cabin to attend to all your needs. A crewed yacht charter will involve one or two crew on the catamaran charter who will cook, sail and make suggestions as to your best destinations on your sailing itinerary. With their local knowledge, even if you're an experienced sailor you can enjoy a perfect yacht charter holiday.
One of the advantages of a crewed yacht charter vacation is that you can go longer distances from the yacht charterbase. The Bahamas and some of the Caribbean are in reach on a longer sailing vacation with crew.
As to you? You can just enjoy the breezes and views, or if you fancy learning a bit about sailing, help the skipper or crew to get the boat from A-B.
A Miami crewed charter yacht will cost a little more (typically $150 a day for a skipper and $100 per crew member) and it's the done thing to thank them with a crew gratuity at the end of the week.
Bareboat Catamaran Charter From Miami
A bareboat yacht charter vacation will mean that you can take the charter yacht out on your own. Generally for vessels up to 15 metres LOA on a sailing license such as an RYA Day Skipper or ASA 104 Bareboat certificate, you will have total responsibility for the yacht.
You will need to think about your itinerary, victualling, possible secondary ports should a marina be full, as well as issues like weather and mooring fees.
On a bareboat catamaran charter you will be asked to pay for insurance in the form of a security deposit to the chartercompany on departure or through buying charter insurance before you leave the yacht charter base.
Types of Catamarans Available For Rent Or Charter In Miami:
When searching a geographical area on Borrow A Boat you can filter by the below charter yacht types. There is also the option to further filter your searches by price, the number of guests, cabins or bathrooms, what year the catamaran was launched, the boat length and the boat manufacturer.
Types of Catamarans Available:
Sailing Catamarans: Luxury catamarans are stable and spacious type of sailing boat, with quick sailing performance, and and have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Better for larger groups, they have lots of room for water toys, and are big enough for a little privacy. A catamaran charter luxury yacht is easy and comfortable for novices not used to heeling and are loved by families due to their extra space when compared to a monohull sailing yacht. Typically a far more luxurious experience than a sailboat, the larger catamarans have en suite toilets and showers in the cabin as well as ample entertaining space in the saloon and on deck.
Power Catamarans: These motor yacht catamarans are relatively new but have also been gaining in popularity as the two hulls keep the vessel more stable when compared to a monohull. The wider beam of these motor boats also mean more deck space and as they don't have sails or a mast, they have a lot more space on deck than a sailing catamaranrental or monohull. For a luxury catamaran charter, consider taking a crewed catamaran charter sailing vacation with an experienced skipper.
Catamaran Sailing Itineraries From Miami
On your crewed catamaran boat rental or bareboat charter sailing vacation you can explore the Miami area, Florida Keys and even Bahamas to your heart's content. Here we suggest an 8 day sailing holiday and a 7 day yacht charterholiday on your charter boat:
8 Days - Luxury Yacht Charter - Florida Keys: On a crewed yacht charter you can leave the world behind as you explore the length of the Florida Keys with Key West your destination on day 7. After the first night in Miami, you spend the first day at sea hanging out on Biscayne Bay before Key Largo on Day 3. This is a chance to go diving on the artificial reefs nearby - the largest such in the world. Islamorada and the 'Village of Keys' will be day 4, and then onward to the exclusive Hawks Cay Resort on Ducks Key for day 5 where you can enjoy the facilities on the private island to the max. The heavily protected Newfound Harbor is your next destination with some unique marine and coral life that will utterly entrance you. Key West with its escapist vibe, amazing bars and restaurants will be your next night afloat, and then return to Miami on the longest leg for handover on day 8. Don't forget your crew gratuity!
7 Days Upper Florida Keys Family Trip: This trip will mean more time ashore/in the sea and less big sailing time (unless you want to!). Out of your Miami marina you will sail out to Biscayne Bay for the first day afloat. Enjoy the vibe and water sports, perhaps paddle boarding or using a jet ski for that extra buzz. Hang out and snorkel at Elliot Key the next day and then head out to Pumpkin Key for the evening. Little Grecian Rock Reef for the next morning's swimming and snorkeling where you will find Christ of the Abyss under the sea, placed there for swimmers to enjoy. Off to Key Largo for the evening. Day 4 takes you to the family friendly Windley Key to enjoy the theatre and nearby dolphin research center. Northeast on a gentle sail to Marina del Mar the next day, and then back to Biscayne Bay for some more fun. Handover the next day.
Do You Need A Licence To Charter A Catamaran In Miami?
If you are on a skippered catamaran charter you do not need a license to sail out of Miami, you can just turn up at the marina and go.
You do need a license if you are on a bareboat catamaran charter and in some countries such as the US a day skipper or ICC may not be enough for boats over 45 feet in length, you will need to check with the charter agent but here are some examples of typical sailing qualifications that will allow you to charter in most countries:
International Certificate of Competence: This is issued on request by your European sailing authority and you should automatically qualify with certain national sailing qualifications.
RYA Qualifications: If you have the following qualifications you will typically be able to take a bareboat charter out of Rhodes (but it is worth checking as per above), these include Day Skipper (sail or motor endorsement), Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster.
American Sailing Association (ASA): The ASA 104 Bareboat certificate is preferred to European sailing certificates but also check as per above
US Sailing: The International Proficiency Certificate is widely accepted and The Bareboat Cruising Certificate is also accepted here.
Popular Destinations For Hiring A Catamaran
Below we've picked some of our favourite destinations worldwide for hiring catamarans with something to suit every type of sailor.
Catamaran Charter in Greece: Enjoy the amazing culture and cuisine while island hopping in Greece.
Catamaran Charter in Croatia: Take in the delights of the Adriatic sea along with the rich history of Croatia.
Catamaran Charter in BVI: Excellent sailing conditions along with unspoilt natural beauty make this a must sailplace.
Catamaran Charter in Spain: With just under 5,000km of coastline and 60 islands on the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean there's a lot to get excited about.
Catamaran Charter in St.Lucia: Enjoy beautiful sandy beaches on this luscious green island in the hear of the Caribbean.
Catamaran Charter in France: From the stunning coastlines of the Cote d'Azur and French Riviera in the south of France to the island of Corsica or feisty Atlantic coast, this is a diverse and beautiful country for a sailing holiday.
Catamaran Charter in Grenada: Enjoy a fantastic Caribbean sailing experience on the 'Island of Spice' in windward islands
Catamaran Charter in Italy: A catamaran charter in Italy has got to be close to the top of every sailor's bucket list, enjoy the stunning cuisine and culture
Catamaran Charter in Turkey: A catamaran charter in Turkey is more of an adventure and a chance to explore a unique culture where East meets West on the cultural and geological border between Europe and Asia.
Catamaran Charter in Martinique: Charter around wonderful Martinique and enjoy stunning the Caribbean landscapes
Catamaran Charter in The Bahamas: The ideal location for a luxury catamaran charter in crystal clear waters
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I consider when hiring a Catamaran?
The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Catamaran in Miami?
You will typically pay 50% up front on booking the catamaran hire and the balance on arrival. You will either pay a security deposit with your credit card on departure or can get insurance covering damage in advance. In some cases (such as the recent Covid situation) charter companies may be more flexible but this depends on the individual chartercompanies themselves.