South Beach Boat Rentals Inc.

Downtown Miami

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In a Nutshell

Three powerboats ferry up to 6 passengers on full- or half-day excursions across Biscayne Bay & South Beach area for sightseeing & fishing.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/household. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subj to avail. $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 for staff to captain boat. Max of 7 passengers per boat. Reservation required 24hrs in advance; no more than 7 days in advance. 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 an 18-foot powerboat (a $399 value).
  • For $249, you get a four-hour rental in a 22-foot powerboat (a $559 value).
  • For $299, you get an eight-hour rental in a 21-foot powerboat (a $699 value).

South Beach Boat Rentals provides aquateers with a fleet of buoyant vessels ready to be gallantly captained atop the waves. Up to six people can pile into the 18-foot Buddy's Thrill, laying back in squishy backseat cushions or parking up front in bow seats to feel the cool ocean spray play upon their cheeks and hide under their mustaches. The 21-foot Buddy's Sport ferries up to six passengers in communal style, with a fishing-friendly center console and sun-blocking shade. 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. 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.

Though a boating license is not required, drivers must be born prior to January 1, 1988, and possess a valid government 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.

Customer Reviews

Very helpful and friendly staff.
Mary C. · November 6, 2011
Great deal and great service.
Betty B. · November 13, 2012
Staff is super professional and courteous. Boats and equipment are reliable and exactly as advertised. Perhaps the best place in town to rent a boat.
John R. · October 22, 2012

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