WELCOME TO MIAMI BOAT RENTAL AND MIAMI PARTY BOATS FAQs 1. What is required to rent a boat? You need to be at least 22 years old of age & have a valid photo ID. If under 22 years of age, a USCG Licensed Captain must be hired. 2. What do I need to drive my own boat? You will need to demonstrate your “driving” boating skills during a 15min hands-on orientation. NOTE: The orientation is NOT to teach you how to drive/navigate a boat. 3. How much is the deposit to drive my own boat? We do not charge a deposit but you will have to provide a valid credit card details to cover any incidents while you drive the boat. The card will not be charged but a block might be necessary. 4. How much does a Captain charge? Captain’s Fee is $150 for half day & $250 for the full day. These prices are exclusive of captain’s gratuities. You must sign a contract & pay fee directly to the Captain. 5. What will a Captain do aside from driving the boat? Captain’s work as a “private chauffer”, if you have plan your trip the Captain will follow it. If not, the Captain will suggest an itinerary according to your schedule time frame. 6. Can I take a boat out on the Open Ocean? Only by hiring one of the USCG Licensed Captain’s available for hire otherwise you must stay on Biscayne Bay. (However all nice things to visit are inside the bay) 7. Where can I go with the boat. If you rent a boat without a captain you have to keep the boat in the Miami Biscayne Bay Only (Intracoastal). North: up to Haulover Sandbar & South: Up to Florida Cape Light House in Key Biscayne Park. If you take the boat out of the approved zone and anything happens, our fault or yours you will have to pay to bring the boat back to Miami. You are not allowed to take the boat on the Ocean on your own, No Exceptions! If you hire a captain you can go almost anywhere except Cuba 8. Can I take the boat to Elliot Key. Elliot Key is outside of Miami so the same rules apply as above. 9. Can we take the boat to the Bahamas ? Only with a captain and keep in mind that it’s not when you want to go but when the weather allows you to go. 10. Can I bring food & drinks aboard? Yes, and we’ll provide you with a cooler to store your drinks and snacks. If you bring alcoholic drinks, the designated driver is prohibited from drinking as he/she will be responsible for everyone on board and the boat. Otherwise, you may hire a USCG Licensed Captain. 11. Whats the latest I can bring the boat back? See “Hours & Schedule”. If out on your own & schedule an afternoon or all day trip, you must have boat back at marina by no later than your scheduled time as per the contract. We will never schedule boat after sunset without a captain. 12. Can I take a boat out at night? Only by hiring a USCG Licensed Captain. See Biscayne Bay sparkle while cruising at Sunset. Or stop at a water front restaurant for dinner. 13. What other fees do I need to pay aside from Rental Fee & Captain’s Fee? Fuel: If you do not return the boat full of gas, we will determine the total consumption when your return the boat & charge you total gallons per hour used as per boat description. *Price per gallon will vary as per market value. Tax: A 7% Florida tax is added to Rental Fee and to Fuel Cost 14. Can I Fuel the boat on my own ? Yes, in fact you should, but fuel MUST BE “Ethanol FREE Marine Fuel”. Otherwise you’ll be responsible for any damages to our engines if filled with regular fuel and must be done on your own time. Marine Fuel is easily accessible at two close by marinas.