VIP Rental Package with Licensed Captain or Half- or Full-Day Boat Rental from South Beach Boat Rentals (Up to 51% Off)

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Powerboats & optional captain ferry up to 6 passengers on 4- or 8-hour sightseeing & fishing treks across Biscayne Bay & South Beach area

The Fine Print

Expires May 30th, 2012. Limit 2/household. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Subj to avail. Gov't issued photo id reqd. $1,000 credit card deposit reqd. To self-drive boat, must have been born prior to 1/1/88 or have Captain's license or Boaters Safety card. Must have prior boating experience. Subject to weather. Extra fee for fuel. Extra fee to hire staff captain for rental options. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside of the house outside of your house with today's Groupon to South Beach Boat Rentals. Choose from the following options:

  • For $199, you get a four-hour rental in a 20-foot powerboat (a $399 value).
  • For $299, you get a four-hour rental in a 22-foot powerboat (a $599 value).
  • For $349, you get an eight-hour rental in a 21-foot powerboat (a $699 value).
  • For $518, you get a VIP package for up to six people (a $1,047 value). The package includes:
    • Four-hour rental in a 23-foot powerboat with a licensed captain
    • T-shirt for each passenger
    • Light refreshments
    • Suntan lotion

South Beach Boat Rentals provides aquateers with a fleet of buoyant vessels ready to be gallantly captained atop the waves. Let a licensed captain take the helm while cruising with the VIP package. An experienced skipper pilots seafarers as they lounge on ample seating aboard Buddy’s Joy, a 23-foot-long ship that zooms across rolling waves like a cheetah across meadows of catnip. A smattering of light refreshments keeps appetites in check, and provided suntan lotion helps prevent burns. For all options, renters have free reign of Biscayne Bay and the South Beach area to fish, sightsee, or park and feast on oceanic bounty at seaside restaurants.

Alternatively, up to six people can pile into the 20-foot Buddy’s X-Ta-Sea, lying back to feel the cool ocean spray play upon their cheeks and hide under their mustaches. A 225 hp engine gives the 22-foot Buddy's Adventure an enviable kick, perfect for zippy wakeboarding and drag races with illegally souped-up dolphins. The 21-foot Buddy's Sport ferries up to six passengers in communal style, with a fishing-friendly center console and sun-blocking shade. Parties of more than six passengers can also opt to use their Groupon value toward a vessel upgrade.

Though a boating license is not required, drivers must be born prior to January 1, 1988, and possess a valid government photo-ID and previous boating experience. Inexperienced skippers can hire one of South Beach's seasoned captains to chauffeur the journey ($45/hour). Fuel used during the rental (average cost of $50–$100 for four hours) will be charged to the renter upon returning the boat, preventing future passengers from becoming stranded on an eccentric millionaire’s haunted-island amusement park.

South Beach Boat Rentals

Buddy closes his eyes as he sits on the deck of Buddy's Dream, letting the ocean breeze run through his gold hair as his tongue flaps in the wind. Ernie, owner of South Beach Boat Rentals, appointed his golden retriever as the company's mascot, naming all of his boats after the pooch instead of using impersonal numbers or the names of favorite Congressmen. After retiring from directing films in New York, Ernie decided to move to Miami, where he fell in love with boating, which helped him forget day-to-day concerns as he skimmed over the water.

Ernie's fleet of rental boats includes powerboats and luxury yachts, such as a 25-foot Azure Luxury 250 horsepower bow rider or an 18-foot Sea Ray sports boat, which renters can pilot themselves with a valid driver's license and boating experience. Ernie also leads private tours, including the historical Stilts Ville tour or the popular two-hour Miami Waters tour, which zooms past the homes of celebrities such as Gloria Estefan and Shaquille O'Neal while giving stunning views of the Miami skyline.

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