Elysee Blog

Yacht Charters Miami: 5 Tips for Chartering Your Dream Cruise


One of the most amazing things about living in Miami is the proximity to the ocean. And while it’s stunning to look at from land, the view is even more spectacular from the deck of a beautiful yacht. If you’re in Miami, yachting is an absolute must. It’s part of the luxury lifestyle that Miami residents love.


The luxury yachting scene in Miami is hotter than ever, and there are endless options as far as chartering. Whether you’re throwing a posh party 200 guests or surprising a special someone with a weekend away, the perfect yacht awaits.




There are a plethora of choices when it comes to chartering, and one of the top companies out there is Y Charter. They pride themselves on making every voyage a unique, personalized and unforgettable for every client. Located at 3363 NE 163rd St. in North Miami Beach, Y Charter is incredibly convenient for Miami locals to stop in and see one of their knowledgeable sales reps.


With smaller yachts for a cozy party all the way up to mega yachts, Y Charter has an array of choices for your charter. For example, the Johnson is 103 feet of luxury, with four staterooms that sleep eight. An onboard crew will make sure your every need is tended to, and a private chef will craft a custom menu.


The boat also comes outfitted with two jet skis, two water slides, a trampoline, paddle boards, snorkel gear, kid’s kayaks and an inflatable island. It’s an open invitation for unlimited fun. For more info on the Johnson and other yachts, go to http://www.ycharter.com


Two other companies to check out are http://www.goldenyachtcharters.com and http://www.primeluxuryrentals.com.




charter a yachtHow do you choose the right size yacht for your party?

First, confirm the number of guests. When shopping for charters, you can easily find the information that lets you know how many people the boat can accommodate, and for longer trips, how many people it can sleep.


Another important factor is destination. Figuring out where you want to go, and for how long is an integral part of the decision-making process. For example, the size of the vessel comes into play when it comes to docking the boat at various places, and certain yachts have the capacity to travel further than others.


Another question: What’s the occasion? If you’re taking a family vacation, your needs will be different from someone throwing a 30th birthday bash. This will help you decide what amenities you’ll want, which is often dictated by the size of the boat.


Finally, the budget is a consideration for most of us. As long as you have a clear number in mind, you can look at options that fall into that realm. Since there are an abundance of choices, at a variety of price points, as long as you stay focused you can have the experience of a lifetime, without exceeding your budget.




Factors that affect price include the size of the boat, number of crew, destination, length of charter, amenities and more. If you’re doing a week-long charter in the Bahamas, on a 72-foot boat, it will cost you tens of thousands of dollars. But a local day trip can run under $5,000.


Here are a few examples. One company offers a 48-foot motor yacht that accommodates up to 13 guests and includes a captain and a mate. You could purchase a four-hour charter for $1,800, six hours for $2400 or eight hours for $2,800. An overnight stay on this yacht would cost double the full day rate.


Neither taxes nor crew gratuity are included in any of the pricing.


For more price points and yacht options, go to http://yachtchartersinmiami.com/prices/.




If you’re going out for a day trip, there are some wonderful local Miami spots you can sail through and admire. You might tour around Miami Beach, past Star Island, Fisher Island and Palm Island. Or make your way to Downtown Miami, where the skyline is something to see. Then end your day at the Miami River, where you could dine at one of the renowned restaurants.


Pig Island

Pig Island, Bahamas

Weekend destinations include Key Largo, Key West, Bimini, Pig Island, Nassau and the Exumas. If you go to Pig Island, be ready to come face to snout with some spunky pigs that are certainly not shy. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to swim with the pigs. Cuba is also a destination to explore and take in the amazing culture, however it’s recommended as a five-day excursion.


For more info on the many destinations you can visit, go to http://www.primeluxuryrentals.com/boat-destinations/.




The scenery is stunning, the cool breeze is blowing, but at the end of the day it’s all about the occasion. There are so many events that would be even more amazing aboard a yacht. Whether it’s a bachelor/bachelorette party, wedding, birthday party, family holiday, romantic getaway or photo shoot, you definitely want to consider doing it on a yacht.


Imagine having a wedding ceremony on the water with the Miami skyline in the background. Or a bachelor party with the boys, great food, drinks and jet skis. Who needs a crowded bar when you can party on a sandbar near Haulover Beach.


charter miami yachtFor ideas on how to celebrate various occasions, go to http://yachtchartersinmiami.com/themes/.


Pre-planned yacht parties are another option. All you have to do is show up and have a great time.

Here’s a link to find out more…https://www.eventbrite.com/d/fl–miami/yacht-party/




While there’s a lot that goes into chartering a yacht, the payoff is pretty phenomenal. Once you decide on destination, size of the boat, amenities, length of the trip, all that’s left to do is make memories that will last a lifetime. Is every occasion better on a yacht? In most cases, the answer would probably be yes.


Yachting is just one of the perks of living in proximity to the water, and just another example of the luxurious lifestyle enjoyed by many Miami residents. If you choose to charter a yacht, be diligent in doing your research, then get onboard, kick off your shoes and have a really great time.

Schedule a private presentation
Footer Contact