Yacht Charter Key West

Key West Yacht Charter Booking Company

Blue Ocean Yacht Charters (BOYC) located in Key West, Florida, was founded by boat owners seeking to provide a superior yacht charter service. Our goal is to make every person’s Key West yacht charter desires and dreams, a reality.  At Blue Ocean Yacht Charters we personally talk to every customer, paying close attention to their Key West yacht charter desires.  Blue Ocean specializes in overnight boat rental, day excursions, sunset sails, and extended yacht charters.

Call Blue Ocean Yacht Charters Key West

Customers will find that when they call, they do not have to wait on hold or talk to an operator. Our yacht charter Key West booking company was founded on the principle of providing the highest customer service. This is why our boat charter customers are more likely to return than other yacht charter companies.  All our boats provide the highest quality in performance and accommodations.

Key West Yacht Charter Fleet

In Key West, we keep our yacht fleet small. This ensures the best charter experience. We are large enough to give our customers choices that can be paired to each individual’s yacht chartering goals. All our yachts provide the highest quality in performance and accommodations.  Blue Ocean prides itself for keeping its charter pricing affordable with the finest, most pristine yachts, in Key West.  No matter your budget, we will have a yacht rental in Key West that’s right for you.

Yachts Rentals Key West

In Key West, Blue Ocean Yacht Charters has the right yacht rental for everyone.  Most of our customers desire the peace and beauty of a sailing charter.  For those customers who desire a motor yacht, we can provide this experience as well.  BOYC is adding boats on a regular basis, giving you choices that are simple, affordable, and functional.

Yacht Layout

Layout of a boat is very important to Blue Ocean Yacht Charters as well as its customers.  Vessels are carefully chosen to give your Key West yacht charter the best experience possible. The number of passengers chartering and sleeping is a very important part of a Key West yacht charter.


Number of cabins (bedrooms) and beds are usually considered one of the highest priorities in a Key West vessel charter.  Functional, efficient cabins with one bed that can sleep up to two-three adults are common among BOYC’s boats. Fleet vessels have multiple cabins in one yacht.  A cabin will typically have storage and closet space large enough to store your clothes and personal belongings.

The boats in the fleet boast spacious, well lit, cabins designed to make your experience restful.  Blue Ocean Yacht Charters can assure you restful sleep. Whether you rent a yacht and stay overnight at the marina or spend the night anchored by a private island.


Heads, or bathrooms are also an important factor in determining a Key West yacht charter.  The necessity of having a private bathroom vs a shared bathroom with your guests is important. Boats are equipped with a shower, sink, and toilet.  These heads are spacious enough to accomplish what is needed to freshen up.


Galley, is sometimes referred to as the Salon. Salon typically has a dining area with comfortable seating.  Kitchens are located in this area that are fully furnished for all your cooking desires.  In the kitchen, the vessel could have a stove, cook top range, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and sink. Furthermore they will have plenty of storage for cooking essentials.

Vessels have TV’s with DVD players for the entertainment you desire.  This area is well lit, with many windows, for beautiful ocean views.  Yachts are equipped with stereo/CD players for your listening desires.


Cockpit is the area that is located outside the yacht, mostly shaded where the captain may steer the ship.  Boats have additional seating and dining tables in this area.  Music can be heard from the outdoor speakers or listen to the beautiful sounds of the ocean.  Some of the boats have sun beds and other extensions of this area for lounging and catching some sunshine.   A popular activity is dinner in the cockpit while watching a Key West sunset under sail.


The deck is the area on top of the yacht.  This can be used for standing, sitting, lying to rest at the same time taking in the beautiful sun in Key West, Florida. Catamaran’s offer the most desk space making them the most popular style of boat for a yacht charter, Key West.  Please call BOYC for additional information on other amenities such as a BBQ grille, trampoline, and more.

Featured Yachts


Bellamaggio (BM) sailing catamaran is 48 feet long and is one of our most popular yachts in Key West to charter.  Located at Stock Island Marina Village, 7005 Shrimp Rd., Key West, FL.  Equipped with four cabins with each cabin having its private bathroom and shower.  Taking up to 12 passengers sailing and up to ten sleeping under a bareboat rental agreement, makes BellaMaggio popular.

Using all natural, ecofriendly, cleaning products ensures your Key West yacht rental is healthy and fun.  Bella also provides its guests with organic linens, bath towels, and all natural toiletries.

Cabins & Under Water Viewing Windows

Equipped with two master estate rooms located in the rear of the vessel and two forward guest suites located in the front of the boat.  The forward cabins have underwater viewing windows.  Cabins are well lit and have windows to open to let the fresh ocean breeze flow through your windows.


Great Room or Galley is large and spacious. Well lit with windows surrounding the entire area giving you 360 degree views of the ocean whenever you desire.  Located in this area is the Kitchen, fully furnished with cook top stove, oven, microwave, two refrigerators and freezers. There is plenty of dining space on this yacht.

The galley can seat up to eight adults as well as the table folds down to sleep two adults after a day of sailing and playing.  Widescreen TV and DVD player and an assortment of movies can be found in the galley.  Featuring CD/Stereo system for your listening enjoyment.

Helm, Deck, and Trampoline

There is room for two with the captain at the helm. Additional seating for up to three adults on the starboard side of the cockpit area as well.  Boasting 48’ of deck space, 26’ wide to lay out, lounge or play.  This makes a perfect place to get close to the waves while sailing. Trampolines are nice for sun bathing, or just fun for jumping.

Two additional seats sit the most forward part of the catamaran.  One on each side at the tip of the bow.  These seats are incredible to get close to dolphins, turtles, and ocean waves.  Great for viewing beautiful coral reefs and fish right underneath you.


Cockpit area is large and spacious with seating up to 12 with an outdoor dining table area.  Most of this area is covered by another part of the boat giving plenty of shade and sun protection.  BBQ grille in the stern of the cockpit makes this yacht a Key West yacht chartering delight.  Listen to your favorite music or socialize with your guests, there is plenty of room for everyone on this boat.


During your charter you will have access to the yacht’s dinghy.  Eleven feet long with a Yamaha outboard makes a great taxi to any beach.  Transporting guests to private islands, makes the dinghy a lot of fun. Dolphin encounters are popular as well on the tender.


In addition to a charter to a destination, guests enjoy staying on BellaMaggio at the beautiful Stock Island Marina Village (SIMV).  During a guests stay on the yacht, guests will have access to the marina’s shower and laundry facilities.  SIMV has a dog park, restaurants, 2 new waterfront swimming pools, and free shuttle service to downtown.  Downtown Key West is located 4 miles from the marina.  Live music is offered most nights at the world-renowned Perry Hotel.  The amenities of the resort make it difficult to leave this island paradise.

For more details on amenities offered on BellaMaggio, such as a generator, air conditioning, auto pilot, and an inverter, call BOYC.


Aurora, a Leopard 44 catamaran was “Boat of the Year” when introduced in 2011. Everyone was raving about the sailing speed on the water, easy handling and the revolutionary forward cockpit.   Featuring two cockpits.  One forward and one aft with outside dining area protected by a hard-top bimini. On top of the bimini are, mounted solar panels throughout, making her self-sufficient. The forward dining area is perfect for up to six adults.  The aft dining area is massive with seating up to 12.

Cabins and Layout

Galley-up has ample storage and a huge drawer type fridge and freezer. Large cooler and additional refrigerator make more cooling space for your provisions.  No steps up or down anywhere on the salon level. 3-cabin layout features an owner-dedicated starboard hull with master stateroom, and office area.  Boasting the largest head in the fleet, with separate shower forward, makes Aurora an ideal charter boat, Key West.


Sailing this Leopard catamaran is easy.  Both main and jib sheets lead to stoppers and self-tailing (electric) winches directly adjacent to the helm. There’s room for two on the bench-style helm seat, but you need only one to trim sails! Accommodations for up to nine adults in three berth suites.  Queen bed that converts from the galley seating area makes a great bed for two couples.  She comes with a 10’, 6 HP dinghy to make your island escapes fun and exciting. Located at Stock Island Marina Village with the rest of our fleet.

Argo Navis 

Largest yacht and catamaran in our fleet.  Argo Navis (AN) boasts a length of 75’ and a beam of 36’.  AN is a 75’ luxury catamaran launched in 2016.  Charters on this large catamaran yacht are all inclusive with the exception of certain luxury items. The vessel carries a complete crew compliment to include: Captain, Chef, Stew/Mate. With a beam of 36 feet it would be hard to find a more comfortable ride under way.

Consistent cruising speed of 10 to 12 knots makes the most demanding cruising itinerary possible. The bridge deck is high off the water which minimizes the wave slapping that occurs on many catamarans.

Draft & Sailing Speed

Drawing 3.5, feet, makes it possible for her to go into the shallowest anchorages in Key West.  With the dagger boards dropped, the vessel draws 8 feet and becomes a very able sailing vessel.

Salon and Cabins

To say the saloon is vast would be an understatement. There are two dining areas to provide seating to twelve people very comfortably. Meals are provided by the fully stocked galley. Ahead of the galley is the entertainment center and Navigation Station. Below the main deck are three King Sized State Rooms all with their own ensuite head and showers. All cabins are climate controlled.


Carrying a 15 ft zodiac aboard as a tender for bringing guests ashore, snorkel trips, fishing and, exploring. With a 40hp Yamaha outboard the tender can be used for wake boarding or skiing.

If you prefer a slower pace Argo Navis carries six inflatable stand up paddle boards. Perfect for meandering through mangrove islets. Elevated stance on the board, gets a great view of the fish life below you.

Weddings and Large Parties

Perfect for weddings and cocktail parties. With ample deck space, we can accommodate up to 90 guests. Due to her 36ft. beam stability is phenomenal making for a very comfortable ride. Argo is a very versatile boat, whether you want to just relax or go for a spirited sail.

Sweet Chariot

Sweet Chariot (SC) is a new 46′ Bavaria Vision mono-hull sailboat.  She is sleek and luxurious in every way.  Offering the finest in modern sailing amenities.  SC is the fastest sailboat in our Key West charter fleet.  The perfect sailing boat for up to 6 passengers away from the marina and 8 passengers sleeping at the dock.  Very wide for a sloop, while inside she is bright and spacious complimented by a mass amount of hatched and windows.  Three cabins and two heads, will make this sailboat rental Key West unforgettable.

Cabins and Heads

This sailboat is one of a kind with three estate rooms and two heads.  The master estate room is large, well lit, and luxurious, located forward of the sailing boat.  The master cabin offers a private head or bathroom with a shower.  There are two guest estate rooms on board.  Port aft you have the choice of two single berths or they convert to one king size bed.  Starboard aft you will have a queen size bed for a great nights rest on your sailboat charter Key West.  Prior to getting to the starboard room you will have a walk through head.  This bathroom offers a roomy stand-alone shower.


The saloon or salon is spacious, bright, and modern.  Offering a table that electronically lowers to make a bed that can sleep two adults.  Located in the saloon you will find a full furnished kitchen with a large freezer and refrigerator.  You have the choice of two seats next to the navigation table or lower the table to make a single bed in the galley.  Sweet Chariot comes with a flat screen TV and high quality blue-tooth compatible stereo.  These amenities will make your sailing charter Key West on Sweet Chariot, amazing.


The cockpit offers two helm stations for easy navigation.  Comfortable for eight passengers, her cockpit is all comfort.  Stay dry with a bimini cover and dodger or drop it all and catch the warm sun of Key West.  One more feature in her cockpit is a large table that lowers electronically to make a bed to sleep two adults.

Dinghy and Marina

You can tow her 12′ dinghy that has a 15 horsepower mercury outboard motor.  Her dinghy makes island hopping fun on a sailboat charter Key West. Located with the rest of our Key West Florida charter fleet at the Stock Island Marina Village and Perry Hotel.

Ocean Motion Too

New to our Key West charter fleet, Ocean Motion Too.  A new 40′ power catamaran, with an 18′ beam and twin Volvo 150 Horse Power engines. Ocean Motion Too (OMT) is all luxury, offering the most modern look of luxury catamaran yachts.  Three cabins, two heads, large saloon, and upper bridge deck and helm station will make your yacht rental on her amazing.  Great for six to eight passengers cruising overnight or up to twelve passengers on a day cruise in Key West.

Cabins and Heads

Equipped with three cabins and two heads.  The master cabin suite is starboard and massive with a walk around berth.  Modern private bathroom with stand alone shower complements this large master suite.  Plenty of storage about makes room for all your yacht charter belongings.  Going port side you will find two guest suites with a shared bathroom.  Each guest room is modern and luxury sleeping two adults on queen beds.


The saloon or galley is spacious and bright from windows that surround it.  Her saloon has a modern kitchen that is fully furnished with all your necessary cooking essentials.  Seating for six at her dinning table in the saloon can convert to make a bed that can sleep up to two adults on your next yacht rental, Key West.  Forward the galley is the large and pompous helm station.  Enjoy the benefits of navigating inside on bad weather days on this fly bridge yacht. Beautiful, sunny, warm, days are common in Key West, Florida.  A elegant stair case takes you a top its deck to an amazing, high up lounging and helm station area.

Upper Bridge Deck and Helm Station

One of the best views while in the marina is on Ocean Motion Too’s upper bridge deck.  Enjoy watching sunsets or sea life while at the marina or at your favorite anchorage on your yacht rental Key West, FL.  Enjoy a sun bed and plenty of lounging on the upper bridge deck while underway on this luxurious catamaran yacht.  Great weather days are common in Key West.  Take the helm up high under a bimini canvas with breathtaking views of the ocean.

Aft Lanai, Tender, and Marina, Key West

The aft lanai and cockpit offers more seating and space for your guests to socialize and relax on this catamaran renal Key West.  Walk through the cockpit then through large sliding glass doors to the saloon.  On the back of the cockpit is the dinghy on davits.  Located with the rest of our charter fleet at the Stock Island Marina Village, Key West, Florida.


There are so many places to go and see with a Key West, boat charter. When you hire a yacht from Blue Ocean Yacht Charters, the possibilities are endless with no limits.   Customer service representatives of BOYC will assist you in determining the best destination based on your time and budget.

The Dry Tortugas

Dry Tortugas National Park (DT) is our most popular, private, boat charter destination.  70 miles (113 km) west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. The 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands.  Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson (FJ).  Picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequent the area.

Fort Jefferson

Fort Jefferson, the largest all-masonry fort in the US, built between 1846 and 1875 to protect the nation’s gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. Supply and subsidence problems and the Civil War delayed construction. The fort was never completed. Fears that additional bricks and cannon would cause further settling and place more stress on the structure and the cistern system. Distinguishing features include decorative brickwork and 2,000 arches. Time, weather, and water continue to take their toll, necessitating ongoing stabilization and restoration projects.

Dry Tortugas Yacht Charter Key West, FL

DT is typically a minimum of a six night private Key West boat charter, round trip.  Can be done in as little as three nights one way, taking the Yankee Freedom back to Key West.  Charterer or customer would be responsible for paying the captain to return the boat back to its port in Key West. Making a beautiful sail to and from Key West, DT is an unforgettable sailing charter.


Boat charter will stop half way at the Marquises which is about a 5 hour sail from Key West. Marquises, called quick sands, are deserted islands formed naturally from many years of hurricanes and other natural phenomenon.  These islands are loaded with birds and other unique wildlife.  When on a Key West boat rental with BOYC, the charterer will be able to use the dinghy to get to the islands from the sailboat. These islands boast many acres of white sandy beaches.


Tranquility of this Key West yacht rental starts with no airplanes, traffic noises, or best of all, no cell phone or Wi-Fi reception. This way you can unplug and relax from your hectic life back home.  Cooking out on the grill or enjoying a professionally made dinner by a chef makes this boat rental a vacation to remember. Charter guests wake up and head for the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson the next day.

Garden Key

Garden Key at the Dry Tortugas is about another 5 hours which should get you there in the afternoon sometime.  This will allow you to take the dinghy into the fort and look around and get registered with a park ranger.

The next day we recommend you join a tour lead by the national park service of Fort Jefferson.  These tours are very educational and should not be missed.  In the afternoon our guests like to take the yacht out to one of the famous reefs or wrecks for a snorkel or dive.  In the evening, sunsets are remarkable from the boat or on top of the tall wall surrounding Fort Jefferson.

On your way home, you will stop overnight one more time at the Marquises before arriving at the marina your last night.  It’s time to make your next Key West yacht rental to the Dry Tortugas with BOYC.

Florida Keys Yacht Charter

Day 1: Stock Island to Little Palm Island 24 NM

Leave our charter base and try Little Palm Island. Reservations for dockage and dinner are highly recommend at this private resort. Ashore, watch for the miniature key deer and tropical birds.

Day 2: Looe Key and Marathon 25 NM

Looe is 5 miles south of Little Palm Island. It is one of the most colorful and alive of all the reefs in the Keys. Your destination tonight will be Boot Key Harbor. You’ll have a choice of marinas and anchorages.

Day 3: Long Key Bight 23 NM

Take your time, relax and have a slow start to your day. You might want to take a side trip out to Sombrero Key for snorkeling. If not and after leaving Boot Key Harbor follow Hawk Channel in a northeasterly direction and set a course to Long Key Bight.

Day 4: Indian Key 8 NM

The plan for this day is to take a short sail and then do some exploring on Indian Key, which was the Dade County seat from 1836 to 1840. About 1 mile south of the Indian Key, you’ll find mooring buoys marking the remains of the Spanish sailing galleon “San Pedro” in about 18′ of water.

Day 5: Duck Key 20 NM

Want to spend some time enjoying luxury in the Florida Keys? Set Sail for the first class Hawk’s Cay Resort in Duck Key. Do not go in at low tide!

Day 6: Bahia Honda Key 23 NM

As you depart Duck Key today you will back track with your destination being the anchorage at Bahia Honda Key. Bahia Honda is a state park and you can dinghy ashore where you’ll find a gift shop, an old broken railway bridge and a small swimming beach on the bay side.

Day 7: Key West 30 NM

It’s time to start heading back for Key West Today. If you make an early start today you might want to make another snorkeling visit to Looe Key.

Key Largo, Florida

A Key West yacht charter to Key Largo is a little bit more of an aggressive charter to do in a week.  This would mean less stops and more sailing, however will be well worth the charter.    A yacht charterer could take a few of the stops listed previous along the way with the final destination, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.  Once there snorkel the famous John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the first underwater state park encompassing 70 nautical miles.


Snorkeling Christ of the Abyss is probably the most famous underwater attraction in Key Largo, Florida. It is also known as Christ of the Deep. There is a bronze statue of Christ mounted on a cement base in one of the grooves of a patch reef.  To see the statue you are actually snorkeling the area called Dry Rocks. Make Key Largo your next Key West yacht charter with Blue Ocean Yacht Charters.

Miami, FL

Further north easterly, beyond Key Largo, Florida, is Miami, Florida.  Best done, one way in one week.  You could fly into Miami and have a captain bring the boat to you, and take a week charter back to Key West or depart from Key West making Miami your final destination. A yacht charterer also has the option of a two week round trip yacht charter to Miami and back to Key West, Florida.  There are many things to see and do in Miami, Florida, once there.

Things to do on a Key West yacht charter

  • Sailing

Sailing a boat is one of the most rewarding experiences in boating today.  Letting nature move you effortlessly, quietly, to and from a destination decompresses ones inner soul. Sailing also burns calories, so no need to worry about gaining weight on this Key West yacht sailing vacation.

  • Snorkel the Coral Reefs and view fish from the yacht

Key West boasts hundreds of miles of coral reefs, most being protected.  The reef tract starts near Miami and extends southwest to the Dry Tortugas, about sixty-seven miles west of Key West.  Most of the coral reefs are protected due to conservation efforts making them spectacular and some are the best in the world.

  • Play

Jumping off the yacht, swimming, and jumping on the trampoline, are just some of the fun on a Key West yacht charter.

  • Fishing

Fishing in Key West is probably well known for being the best in the world. On a Key West yacht charter, guests can troll a lure behind the boat while sailing or fish while it’s anchored on a reef. Reefs in Key West prohibit fishing and lobstering.  Make sure to check your local rules for further information on this.

  • Lobstering

Mini Lobster season opens the last Wednesday and Thursday of July every year.  The regular lobster season is open August 8th to March 31st every year. We can help you get the gear necessary and show you how to catch the Florida Spiny Lobster.  The best part of fishing and lobstering on a Yacht Charter Key West is fresh dinner.

  • Sunset Sails and Dinners

Key West offers some of the most breath taking sunsets.  This is especially beautiful while under sail.  Be fortunate to even see a pod of dolphins while sailing on one of our perfect yachts.

  • Exploring islands and viewing wildlife

A Key West yacht charter offers opportunities to stop at private islands, some inhabited and others uninhabited.  Key West offers miles of islands called Keys with white sandy beaches. Great for shelling, walking and exploring during a yacht charter, Key West.  Most of these islands are home to many birds and wildlife.  Some are home to sea turtle nesting sites.

  • Viewing sea life such as dolphins, turtles, and manatees

Viewing dolphins and sea turtles are very common on a Key West Yacht Charter.  Some can even get real close to the boat during your yacht rental in Key West.

  • Hanging out under the stars

Nothing is more beautiful than sitting on the deck of your favorite yacht and watching the sky light up.  As you look down you will see the ocean light up with different sea creatures such as jelly fish giving off light in the dark water beneath you.  The nights on a yacht charter Key West are so quiet, you can hear a pin drop.

  • Weddings and Anniversary Celebrations

Blue Ocean Yacht Charters offers yachts that are available for wedding and anniversary celebrations.  Most our yachts can take up to 12 guests with the exception of one catamaran yacht that can take up to 90 passengers on board.  If more guests are required, taking two yachts out together and anchoring side by side makes an unforgettable memory.

  • Unplug on a Yacht Charter Key West

One of the benefits most people don’t realize when hiring Blue Ocean Yacht Charters for a yacht charter Key West, is that some of the time there is no cell phone reception.  Talk with your spouse and your kids so the distractions of modern day technology dont ruin your vacation.  Reunite relationships on a Key West yacht charter today so you will have remember this vacation for a lifetime.

  • Relax

There is nothing more relaxing than a sailing yacht charter in Key West, Florida.  Make your next Key West charter with Blue Ocean Yacht Charters because we make chartering easy.

Selecting the right yacht charter Key West

Private Yacht Charter Key West

All our yacht charters are private and located in Key West, Florida.  What this means is that you and your guests will have the entire yacht to yourselves with the exception to the captain and crew.  We do not offer shared charters with other people you don’t know.

Bareboat charter

A Bareboat charter is when the customer rents the boat from the boat owner. The boat owner relinquishes control of the vessel for any given period of time.  The customer must hire and pay its own captain and crew to run the ship because of maritime law.  Charterer pays the boat owner or charter management company for use of the boat.  Customer must pay for its own fuel, provisions, insurance, or any other amenities preferred during the charter.


One of the benefits of a Key West bareboat charter is that the charterer may have more than six passengers or guests.  Bareboat customer is limited to 12 or less, with an uninspected coast guard vessel.  Besides regulations and the number of beds, the boats passenger rating is vitally instrumental when determining the right boat. For more information visit: https://www.uscgboating.org/library/boating-safety-circulars/bscscan68c.pdf

“Hired” yacht charter Key West

A hired yacht charter is when a customer pays the boat owner or charter management company for timed use of the ship.  All our yachts are uninspected vessels so under this type of charter, the customer is limited to six or less passengers on board.  The captain and crew members are not calculated in this total.  The customer usually pays a fee that encompasses insurance, fuel, provisions, beverages, and sometimes meals prepared.

Captain and Crew

Selecting the right captain and crew is one of the most important things to consider when hiring a yacht charter in Key West.  In addition to selecting the right size and layout, having the right captain and crew is just as important.  We will pair you with the crew that is most knowledgeable about the yacht as well as the waters it moves in.


Our company has insight and understanding of the skill level and expertise of each captain that charters its vessels.  Leave it to Blue Ocean Yacht Charters to match you with the perfect crew.  If your Key West yacht charter will be of Bareboat, we stand by in assisting you with selecting the best captain for you to hire.

Captain and crew typically share one restroom on board and sleep in a crew cabin or one of the additional cabins on board.  This is something very important when selecting the right yacht for you and your guests.  If the yacht offers four cabins with four beds that each sleeps two adults, you may only have three bedrooms and beds.  This is because the crew (depending on the number of crew) will assume at least one cabin. This will limit your guest size or sleeping area.  Crew associated with Blue Ocean Yacht Charters Key West will sleep on the bed in the saloon to avoid taking up a bedroom on your boat charter.

Private Chefs and Provisioning

Private, independent, Chefs are available for hire. Chefs are considered additional crew members that will need a place to sleep on board during your vessel charter.  Additionally if you have a private Chef on board with you, they will serve you, and do all the cleanup.  If a private chef is not your way, you may want to try Key West Catering Company.

Order your provisions online through Publix in Key West and they will deliver to the boat https://www.publix.com/shop-online.  This will save you the hassle of having to do this when you arrive.  This is the best way to take in a boat charter Key West.

Uninspected Vessel Charter Key West, FL.

An uninspected vessel is only allowed to carry up to six passengers, weighing less than 100 tons and twelve or less passengers for vessels between 100-200 tons.  The captain is required to have an appropriate coast guard license based on weight and number of passengers it charters.  All our boats associated with Blue Ocean Yacht Charters are uninspected vessels.

Boat Safety

This is probably the most overlooked criteria, by a customer, when selecting a yacht charter in Key West.  Safety is not overlooked by our Key West boat charter booking company.  One of the highest priorities to us at Blue Ocean Yacht Charters is safety.  All of our yacht charters are under 100 tons and carry the required coast guard approved safety gear on board.


Furthermore, our captains that we refer to are the most knowledgeable and trained in the Key West waters.  All charters are required to submit a float plan of their charter plans. The float plan must insure the safety of the crew and passengers.  Charter guests that listen to the captain and crew in preparations for a Key West yacht charter have the safest experience.  Customers have the most enjoyable Key West boat charter vacation this way.

The Length of a Yacht Charter Key West

Day Sails and Excursion Charters

Offering half day tours, full day excursions, and sunset sails, Blue Ocean Yacht Charters has it all.  Half day sailing adventure is 4 hours.  Full day cruise is 8 hours.  A sunset sail Key West can happen in a half day or full day sail or on its own for 2 hours.  The start time is typically left up to the customer for all day sails and excursions.  There is so much to see and do on a day sail.  Many of our customers enjoy snorkeling on the beautiful coral reefs that protect Key West shore lines.

Barrier Reefs

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) starts south of Miami extends for over 100 miles to the west of Key West.  FKNMS is made of a coral reef system.  It protects the shorelines and offers habitat and food to millions of sea life that thrive there.  Located only 4 miles from the marina in Key West, will make your cruise there quick.  It is about a 30-60 min sail to the reef, one way.  Once there, charter customers can snorkel, swim, fish, grille out, or just relax and watch the sea life. People can watch many colorful tropical fish from the boat.  Dolphin and sea turtle encounters are common on these trips.  These creatures are typically a highlight on a yacht charter, Key West.

Some charterers like to sail to a private island. While there, charter customers go to shore by the vessels dinghy.  Discovering its inhabitants, wildlife, and private beaches is magical.  The possibilities are endless the more time you have to take in a day sail.  Daytime boat rentals must return before dark to assure the safety of the passengers and the vessel.  Day sails are fully refundable if the captain cancels the day cruise due to bad weather.

24 hour Boat Excursions

24 hour yacht excursion is very popular.  Guests will spend their first night in the marina on the boat.  The next morning, the 24 hour excursion starts with many of the possibilities in a day excursion and more.  You will stay overnight out on the ocean with fish and wildlife surrounding you.  The anchorage will be near a protected area, usually a private island that you can get out and explore.  The stars can be bright out here, like camping on water, with silence and tranquility that is un-surpassing.  Wake up the next morning.  Head back to the marina where you will spend one more night before you check out the following morning.

3 to 7 night Yacht Charter Key West, Florida

This Key West yacht charter is a one way or round trip to a destination from Key West, Florida.  There can be stopping points along the way to snorkel, swim, fish, or relax.  Additionally there can be different nightly moorings (anchorages) near protected islands and keys to spend the nights under the stars.  Typically the first and last nights on this charter are spent on the yacht at the marina so your charter is relaxing. This gives you time to unpack/pack and prepare your provisions before you set off for your yacht charter Key West.

Float plan is prepared for the boat owner with the crew and charterer. This will outline the itinerary for the Key West yacht charter.  All charters are refundable to the point of your overnight stay at the marina. Overnight yacht rental at the marina is less expensive than setting off for a charter to a Key West destination.  The boat charter, Key West is refundable in the event the captain cancels due to bad weather.

Overnight Yacht Rentals Key West

Blue Ocean Yacht Charters specializes in matching its customers with the perfect yacht for their overnight yacht rental Key West, FL.  Imagine your next vacation rental being next to the water during your entire stay in a protected marina, free of any movement of the vessel.  Fish and other marine animals are always around you sitting on top of the calmest waters.  Breathtaking views and marina amenities make a yacht rental in Key West amazing.  All guests have free access to the marina’s amenities.

Why hire Blue Ocean Yacht Charters?

Our company takes the guess work out of booking as some companies only lets guests email listing owners.  This process is so cumbersome and many times a guest makes the wrong decision.  Blue Ocean Yacht Charters talks with every one of our guests making sure that all their questions are answered.  Our Key West boat charter company screens every boat making sure your next yacht rental in Key West is a five star experience.

Friendly Staff

Our friendly staff at Blue Ocean Yacht Charters awaits your phone call or text at 305-923-4152 to make your next charter, a dream come true. You can also go to: https://blueoceanyachtcharters.com/contact/ for a free quote. Find more information about Blue Ocean Yacht Charters and like us on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BOYCKeyWest/. Become a friend today and stay tuned for upcoming specials and discounts for your next overnight yacht rental vacation.

Blue Ocean Yacht Charters, Key West’s premier yacht charter booking company, is here to make your next Key West yacht charter come true.  Sail away in the pristine, blue waters, in Key West, Florida for an unforgettable memory. Make your next Key West yacht charter affordable and memorable with us today.

Have a fun sailing charter and be safe.

“Charter Booker!”

(Charter Booker, manages Blue Ocean Yacht Charters in Key West and writes many of the company’s blogs.  Having experience both on the water and off the water helping customers experience the best possible yacht charter for many years.  Charter Booker carries American Sailing Association certifications and has extensive knowledge of boat safety and regulations.  Call 305-923-4152 and ask for “Charter Booker” when booking your next yacht charter with Blue Ocean Yacht Charters in Key West, Florida.)