Happy Cruises Miami
Happy Cruises Miami
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Enjoy a private charter for half day, full day, dinner and sunset cruises through the local waters of Miami, Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay and the islands of the Florida keys. I would like to share with you some of the beautiful sights of Miami. Above all check out our guests and their experiences. Aboard the Happy Cruises we provide everything you need for an unforgettable yacht charter. Most noteworthy are a kayak, floats, and snorkel gear. The captain knows the area very well , consequently he will take you to the best places to experience your yacht charter in Miami. Guests will see locations like Vizcaya, Downtown Miami and Brickell, Millionaires Row and Key Biscayne to name a few.
Miami, Florida

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Robert B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Great trip with Captain Derek and Alex. 4 of us enjoyed wonderful sunset cruise along Key Biscayne and back. Appreciated the very professional team at Happy Cruises. Boat was very clean and enjoyed the many seating options as well as the air conditioned cabin just in case. No better way to enjoy a sunset. Captain Derek and team made it very enjoyable and great experience.
Written August 22, 2023
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MiamiMom
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I was hosting a group of friends in Miami, and was very excited to find a boat charter in Coconut Grove! I've been out on many boats before as a Miami local, but this one was right down the street. The booking and communication with Derek was excellence. The boat is also lovey and well-kept. The staff were nice enough.

But, it was the oddest boating experience I have had in Miami. Once we got out of the marina and into the open water, we never picked up speed. I went up and spoke to the captain who said this was the speed the boat goes. I asked if the boat was broken? He assured me no.I explained how we'd like to go see the downtown skyline and then go see the Venetian islands next to it if possible. We had 3 hours so this was more than doable (I've done this before many times). They said they would "do their best" but going faster was not in their policy. 15 minutes later, and we were still CRAWLING. Because we were going to slow there was little to no breeze, and we were in our own gas fumes which was unpleasant.

At this point I asked Derek to call me which he did right away. I explained the situation, and he told me that the boat only goes 6-7 knots (6-8MPH). I asked if they could speed up so that 1) it was more breezy / more enjoyable and 2) we could see some sights in our 3 hour private charter.

He made me feel like an idiot. He said "I didn't rent a speed boat" and "this is the policy, there are no wake zones." I've been on many boats (private and charter) in Miami, and I've never experienced anything like this. Imagine going on a private bus ride of Miami and the bus will ONLY go 10MPH the entire time even though the speed of traffic is 35MPH and, of course, you will only get to see a sliver of what you would like at this pace. Derek and I could not reach a resolution. He said he wouldn't go faster, and would offer no refund if we got off early. The boat turned around having seen hardly anything.

I called a Miami boating friend and he said, "You're being scammed, they don't want to use up their gas. This is a well-known trick." I won't go that far into saying this is a scam but truly, this was a very, very odd boating experience and not one I'll book again.

I take no pleasure in writing this review :-(
Written May 1, 2023
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Hi. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your cruise with us. We are a family run business operating for over 10 years and love what we do. Yachts are as different in designs as are peoples personalities, our yacht is designed as a traditional motor yacht that has a maximum speed of 10 knots and cruises at 6/7 knots, this can be verified on the specifications of the yacht (No Scam). Most reputable charter yachts we know of in our area also cruise at 6/7 knots. This speed allows for our clients to move around the yacht comfortably and safely. Sometimes we have hot days here in Miami so we offer guests an opportunity to go swimming to cool off. We also have an air conditioned interior with lots of windows. I understand that you wanted a different experience, one we could not provide because we are not capable of the speeds you would like to travel. We have always strived to provide excellent service and amazing experiences for all our guests and will continue to do so to the best of our ability.
Written July 15, 2023
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LightPacker290346
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We were very excited to go on this cruise from the first time I talked to Captain Derek. As we got closer to the date the weather was obviously not going to cooperate. We arrived with umbrellas in hand. We were met by Alex who made us feel very welcome and introduced us to Captain Wade. We discussed the weather and we decided to go regardless. We rode inside on the way out and as the rain calmed down we went on top to talk to the crew. These are great folks. As we got to our dinner location we decided to eat inside(still raining). THE FOOD WAS AWESOME!
After dinner the rain had stopped and we rode out on the front of the boat for the rest of the cruise. We saw some great million dollar homes and yachts and had an outstanding conversation with the crew.
I cannot praise this experience enough. We all had a blast, we enjoyed the crew and the weather was never going to dampen our spirits with the help of the crew.
Written April 11, 2023
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You guys were awesome!! Thank you!
Written July 15, 2023
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Erin R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
We love Happy cruises! This is the second time we use happy cruises with captain Derek and we had a blast. We went on a hot day in Miami thankfully the boat has plenty of comfortable shade and also a big front deck if you want to tan. Alex and Wade were so helpful and pleasant. We had 8 people and were very comfortable and spacious! We will definitely be using Happy Cruises again!
Written September 11, 2022
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Omar C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The crew was super friendly, our favorite part of the sunset cruise was the ambiance!
They gave us freedom and were respectful about our needs. They are all knowledgable in their craft!

My wife and I danced, ate and had an amazing experience!
Written June 4, 2022
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Travelseeker1125
Minneapolis116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Captain Derek and Alex provided a wonderful 4 hour day cruise for our spring break multiple family celebration. The boat was spacious and had options for sunbathing or heading out of the sun under the bimini. Air conditioned cabin with a full size refrigerator in the galley was a plus. Bathroom was very clean too. The boat is older but overall in very good condition.

We enjoyed anchoring by the sand bar and using the complimentary paddle board.

Captain Derek is very professional and answered our pre-departure inquiries immediately. Our entire group felt safe on the boat at all times.

I would highly recommend a boat charter with Happy Cruises!
Written May 24, 2022
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Sydni B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We had a great time on our cruise. Alex was so awesome. We were celebrating two birthdays, with both birthday girls ending up being sick and nauseous. Even still, they checked on us, asked if we needed anything and were a blast to be around. Highly recommend this company for any occasion!
Written April 27, 2022
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Southerntraveller_12
Richmond, VA91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Business
Booked the sunset cruise for a team/business event. Super pleased, everyone had a blast and the service was exceptional. Capt Derek was quick to respond to any questions. Highly recommend!
Written April 14, 2022
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Leah T
New London, NH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This cruise was an awesome experience! It rained and we still had the best time out on the paddle boards, at the sandbar and diving off the boat! The staff was super friendly and were available to me swap stories and let us enjoy our own time when we wanted to. Would absolutely book again! A great experience our family will remember for a long time to come!
Written September 13, 2021
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Valenda N
Indianapolis, IN30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea with Happy Cruises. Thanks to Captain Derek & host Jesse they gave us the best boat ride EVER!!😊
Written July 14, 2021
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