“With 25 years of boating experience, I am a USCG licensed captain ready to hit the water with all types of rentals. Know that you're bound for a great day on the water with me as your captain! ”
Aboard since 2014
From Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Joe and his first mate were top notch. They were on time (even though we were not :/) But they were very flexible and helped us have a very enjoyable time on his boat. They were excellent hosts and took care of us! The boat itself was clean and well taken care of. I would recommend Joe and his Regal Commodore again and again. Thanks Joe for everything!
A group of girls went to Miami to celebrate a bride to be... of course the trip wouldn't be complete without a day on the water. The boat was well kept and comfortable for 11 girls. Captain Joe and Melba were responsive, professional and more than accommodating. They went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our charter.
Captain Joe was a wonderful host. His directions to get to the boat were clear and easy to follow. It was a sunny day so the best for sailing. He gave us a tour of Miami inter coast. The boat was very clean and they helped with anything that we needed. I would definitely recommend Captain Joe to anyone in the Miami area looking to rent a boat. We had 12 passengers and there was plenty of space for us to move around.
Amazing! I rented the boat for my husband's birthday and Joe had decorated with balloons and a banner for it. The boat was beautiful and his daughter who was the first mate was very sweet and beyond accommodating making the day fun and special. Also we loved his inflatable pool that we got to use at the sand bar! I will definitely be booking another day with Captain Joe in the future!!
Captain Joe was a wonderful host. His instructions to get to the boat and everything we needed for the day were very simple and easy to follow. I booked this boat for a friends birthday celebration and when we arrived there were birthday decorations and everything setup to our surprise! It was a windy day and not the best weather but he made sure to still show us everything we asked. He gave us a tour of million dollar homes as well as taking us to a small island with a beach where other boats were also there. The boat was very clean and they helped with anything that we needed. I would definitely recommend Captain Joe to anyone in the Miami area looking to rent a boat. We had 8 passengers and there was plenty of space for us to move around.
My friends and I were on The Martinique to celebrate my bachelorette and it was AMAZING! He was very nice and accommodating! His first mate was also super helpful. It was very worth it and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you again Captain Joe!
I booked half a day of boating with Captain Joe for my best friend's bachelorette party. There were 12 of us girls and we fit perfectly (with room to spare) on Joe's gorgeous yacht. The pictures don't even do the boat justice - it is truly spectacular - perfect for a weekend where you are trying to plan something incredible that will blow everyone's mind and be an experience no one will forget. Even though the weather wasn't the best for half of our boating experience, it was easily the best part of our trip. Captain Joe and his wife are so accommodating, kind, and fun - the best hosts that will ensure you have the best experience regardless of weather or any other bumps in the road. Booking with Captain Joe is a MUST. The only thing I regret is not doing a full day - the experience was so amazing, we never wanted it to end. Thank you Captain Joe!!
I used Captain Joe and the Regal Commodore as a part of some festivities for my friend's Bachelorette Weekend... Everyone had a great time. Captain Joe and his wife were great, they made sure we had a great time, be it helping out with food and drinks or being a photographer. That day will forever be a special moment for us...
I had an amazing experience with Captain Joe for my birthday celebration! He and his wife were nothing short of amazing! He accommodated my needs and wants and made my guests and I very comfortable.
Once I entered the yacht, it was decorated with birthday decor and we were welcomed with open arms! They assisted in setting up the table for me and putting our drinks away in the refrigerator..
While on the boat, my guests and I enjoyed fun-filled moments with music, swimming, sightseeing, and much more! He even had floats on board!! He never got annoyed with the music we played and had a great attitude through our ride!
I highly recommend cruising with Captain Joe, you will have an amazing time! Save the extra time in searching for a yacht rental and captain, the best one is right here!!
I plan to cruise with Captain Joe again!!! Thank you again for a wonderful time indeed! ✨🍾
A group of 9 of us decided to do a mini vacation to South Beach for the week and this was the highlight of the trip! Captain Joe and Chris were absolutely awesome showing the sights finding a good place to grill and relax! The tour of star island was awesome! Captain was very accommodating with any request we had and the boat was well stocked with soda water and ice! I would recommend everyone to experience a whole day on the water! I will definitely be back next summer to enjoy it again!
Joe and crew were amazing! The boat was really nice and ready to go before we arrived. Joe provided two large floats that could accomodate everyone on board. We had quite the day and I would reccommend this boat to anyone who wants to travel the Miami waters in style.
Joe was a terrific Captain - planned a great itinerary, surprised us with a great inflatable raft when we arrived at the sandbar, and took care of our every request. The boat had every amenity you could imagine and was perfect for a group our size (12 guys). Highly recommend if you're looking for a good time!
Captain Joe and Robert made my fathers 70th birthday unforgettable! He took us around the mansions and then to the sandbar where they inflated a huge raft for us to lounge in the water. The boat was very spacious and extremely clean. The boat had a nice kitchen stacked with utensils, plates, cups and a nice sized fridge for alcohol and sodas. Captain Joe and Robert felt like family and made sure we were comfortable and taken care of the entire trip! This was my first time renting a boat and I could not be any happier with the service that I was provided. I will definitely be renting it again with Captain Joe for birthdays this year!
PS- they even help serving you drinks while you're out in the water having fun! Loved it!
Captain Joe and Chris are both AMAZING! I honestly cannot say enough fantastic things about this day. I was in Miami for a weekend bachelorette party and this was definitely the highlight of our trip. The service was top notch, the boat was immaculate and the boat trip couldn't have been better. Captain Joe took us cruising through the river downtown, around star island to show us all of the incredible homes and to the sandbar where they blew up two huge floats for us to hang out in the water. Captain Joe and Chris were both very knowledgeable about the area, which made it that much better. When I go back to Miami, I absolutely will be booking another trip with Captain Joe!
We had a rowdy crew of 10 guys from chicago for a bachelor party. Captain JOE was the man. He gave us a little tour then took us to the sandbar. Was very professional. Def recommend him to anybody looking to have a fun time in Miami.
Capt. Joe is the MAN! He and his beautiful wife provided such a spectacular day for us. From the very clear and concise directions through the Marina to the boat, to floating around at the sandbar, to the gorgeous tour of the mansions - just PERFECT - not to mention the amazing service Alba gave us making sure we had drinks and snacks while Capt. Joe drove us around. They are the dynamic duo of the ocean! We spent a half day on the boat but I could have easily stayed for a full day. Capt. Joe was very attentive to safety and extremely knowledgeable of the area - we felt as if we were hanging out with family. I'm saving your number Joe and will be in touch for my next trip down to Miami! Until Next time!
Excellent trip with an excellent captain and boat. Joe and his partner Rob were amazing the entire day as they helped and catered to my family's needs. I had two adults who recently had surgery and thus their mobilities were limited. We also had 3 young ones. Joe and his staff did a superb job in making our trip super comfortable and safe. It was nice to have a 3rd and 4th pair of eyes on our little ones the entire trip. Also we went out for the fourth, so there were a lot of people out. Yet Joe had the experience and knowledge to keep us safe at all times. Also, the yacht itself was amazing. Plenty of room as well as on board raft and grill. Definitely coming back to Joe for our next trip
BEST TIME EVER!!! We took my in laws out for a half day cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary. We had an absolutely awesome time with Captain Joe and Melba! His boat was beautiful and was perfect for 5 adults and 2 little kids. They put congratulations signs up in the cabin for us. He and Melba were very attentive and knowledgeable. Best part of the cruise was the dolphin that swam along in our wake for about 15 minutes. Coolest thing ever!! It was even jumping out of the water! Can't wait to book another cruise with him!!
You will have THE BEST experience with Captain Joe. He was an absolute pleasure. Our trip tried to get rained out numerous times, but because of Captain Joe's quick response and navigation, we missed the storms and we were able to have a grand time. My whole crew can't wait to get back to Miami so that we can spend more time on the Commadore. You won't regret choosing Cap. Joe.
I booked Captain Joe's Yacht as a surprise for my sister for her bachelorette party on May 21, 2016. We were in Miami for 4 days and this was by far our favorite day of the trip! Captain Joe and his crew were amazing hosts and made us laugh the whole 7 hours. I highly recommend Captain Joe and look forward to using him again in the future!
I booked this yacht last minute for my sisters bachelorette. Captain Joe was very accommodating. He sent me specific instructions on where to meet him. There is a grill on the yacht and we cooked burgers and hot dogs. Captain Joe's wife accompanied him and she served us our drinks the entire time, she also took group pictures of all of us. He gave us a really nice tour around Miami. If you're thinking of renting a Yacht do so with Captain Joe, you will not be disappointed.
We had an amazing time on captain Joe's yatch! We were a group of 9 females celebrating a bachelorette party and everything was just perfect!! Only regret was the half day went passed so fast! But its a great deal if you have other plans for the day which was our case. Thank you again to you and your sweet wife! Will definitly come back again!
My Friends and I spent a day on the water with Captain Joe and Melba and we certainly were not disappointed. The boat was exactly as pictured and meticulously clean.
If you are looking for a spacious boat with a great crew this is it.
Thank you Captain Joe!!!
Our experience with Captain Joe couldn't have been better. We rented his boat as part of a birthday celebration for a few friends. A tour of the Miami river, star island, and a sandbar boat party were the highlights of our trip in addition to Captain Joe's excellent boat, and crew.
I would not hesitate to recommend this boat and captain to anyone and will definitely be using his services again upon our return to Florida.
Had an awesome experience. I went with 6 girls for a bachelorette party for half a day. Had great service and awesome time on the water. Highly recommend sandbar. We anchored into a shallow area where Captain Joe inflated a huge raft where all 6 girls got onto. He provided us with complimentary ice, water, and soda. We provided our own alcohol and snacks. Highly recommend if you are looking for a chill afternoon on the waters.
The best experience we've had! Honestly this day with Captain Joe on his boat was our favorite day of our vacation! His boat was beautiful and spacious. We loved the float that he blew up for us. He and his assistant Robbie were so accommodating. They helped and offered everything we needed, even played photographer for us. We grilled lounged and just had a party on the water it was amazing. Next time I'm in Miami I'm definitely going to go charter his boat again. Thanks again Captain Joe!
We had a great time on Captain Joes Boat. From friendly service and an awesome staff. If anyone wants to experience a day on the boat don't go any further and book with Joe. You will not regret your experience. Captain Joe once again thanks for an awesome experience you'll see me again.
Captain Joe (and his amazing 1-man-crew Robbie) were professional, and I had a great experience aboard the Martinique. The boat looked just like the pictures. Pricing was reasonable. And Captain Joe is an experienced captain who will know exactly how to get you wherever it is you would like to go! I would definitely do this again.
I went out on Captain Joe's boat with a group of friends for a bachelorette party over the weekend. The boat was beautiful and plenty spacious, and Captain Joe and his crew took such great care of us! We had a little bit of trouble finding the boat slip, but Captain Joe was very helpful and responsive throughout. He took us to look at some of the beautiful homes along the harbor and then to swim in the sandbar. He provided a huge inflatable float for us to bring in the water, and we had a blast lounging on that. Would definitely recommend him and his boat; I hope to take another trip with him some day!
Fantastic Day !! What a great experience for our family. Look at all of the 5 star ratings for Captain Joe and his Regal Commodore, and you will see why his yacht is a fantastic value. Joe and Melba were helpful from the start. Helping to get our supplies on board, asking if we needed anything, Melba checking with us periodically if we needed anything from the galley, and help with cooking. Joe and Melba got out the inflatable floating seats/lounge while at the sand bar - lots of fun for our family - you just have to fairly allow enough time for Joe to inflate and deflate the floating lounge - we kept in close contact with Joe about times needed, and we worked together to work within the time frame we had paid for. Joe is very flexible - you just need to talk to him on what you are looking for time wise. You need to listen to Joe if you elect a full day - Boatbound's confirmation has not been corrected and shows 8 hours when Joe's full day is 7 hours - even if you pay to add an hour, Joe's pricing is well below other yachts you will find for a full day. Joe made it clear from the start with booking that his full day is 7 hours. We felt it was a very very great deal - the Martinique is a beautiful yacht and we could not have asked for anything more - especially at the price point. Communication with Joe was great prior to our day with him, and details of where to arrive were very clear. Very simple to park and get to the slip. If we can get to Miami again, we would go just to spend a day with Joe on the Martinique. We felt safe at all times on the Martinique, and Joe has a great knowledge of the area to keep his passengers comfortable. Definitely a 5 star experience. Thank you so much Joe and Melba.
Fantastic day on the water thanks to Captain Joe. Very beautiful and clean boat operated in a professional manner. We were able to cruise for the day, stop by the sandbar and for lunch without a worry in the world. Highly recommend Captain Joe!
Captain Joe and his team (Captain Ian and Mate Robert) helped make my boyfriend's birthday celebration one to remember. Although my rental request was within a few days of the event, Captain Joe still accommodated all of my needs and even offered to hang some birthday decorations for me. Captain Joe was very responsive to all of my requests, and his team was on time and tentative to all of our needs. They even adjusted our time on the water based on my boyfriend's request. He enjoyed the trip so much that he wanted to extend our time. The trip was specifically tailored to our needs/desires. The yacht was also very nice and perfectly fit our needs for the day. I highly recommend renting from Captain Joe if you're looking to have a great experience on the water.
My family and I spent a day on the water with Captain Joe and Melba and we certainly were not disappointed. The boat was exactly as pictured and meticulously clean. We enjoyed a leisurely ride down the intercostal to Miami and spent some time grilling over by star island. If you are looking for a spacious boat with a great crew this is it.
Our family had a terrific experience with Captain Joe and Crew Ian. We felt very welcomed onto the beautiful and luxurious Martinique. Captain Joe tended to us very well! He made sure we had good directions to the marina/dock slip, explained all the amenities onboard (there was even a BBQ) available to us so we could plan accordingly, was very helpful and made us feel comfortable. He also gave us a very informative tour through the Port of Miami, up the Miami River and out to Star Island. We will definitely be calling Captain Joe to book an all day excursion in the very near future. Can't wait!
Captain Joe is awesome, that review by Nicolas is completely inaccurate. We were late by 45 mins but captain Joe still took us around on his boat for the full half a day, I really recommend the Miami river and star island.
All in all Captain Joe is a great guy and the yacht charter was our best experience in Florida.
Thanks Captain Joe
One of my best days spent on the water and I grew up on boats! Captain Joe and Melba were very gracious hosts. Very accommodating and may have started an annual trip for my family.
The boat is beautiful and well kept. The water toys are the best. See you next year.
Extremely DISAPPOINTED from this entire experience. While we picked Joe and his boat for all the great reviews, this must have been a really big 'off' day as it was one of the worst services we have experienced in years. From the moment we got on the boat (which wasn't ready when we arrived), Joe was bossy and dismissive. While he introduced us to his first mate, and specifically told us she was there to accommodate our needs throughout the journey, none of that happened. She failed to put our drinks in the cooler (although she told us she did), didn't offer to serve us our beverages and looked blankly at us when she saw us struggling to move food from the forward deck to to back. While we didn't necessarily need her help, since she was there, and Joe told us she was on there for us, we expected her to help, especially since both Joe and his first mate made it clear they expected a tip... Back to Joe... He didn't let us take pictures on the deck, failed to take us to the island he promised us, cut our trip short to 3 1/2 hours instead of 4 and when the boat had a problem, in the middle of the intercostal (where we spun around aimlessly in circles), he failed to let us know what what happening. On top of all this, when we were back on land, he had the audacity to ask for a tip. When we clearly explained why we didn't think it was appropriate, he got very upset and shouted at us. He eventually stormed off screaming "F***K" back at us. We were all generally shocked at his behavior and the quite baffled by the whole experience. In our 9 person group, aged 19-85 not one of us thought the crew did a good job of accommodating to our needs. Needless to say we will NEVER boat with Joe again, and will use more caution using Boatbound in the future (if we ever decide to use them again). Best of of luck to all future renters. If you expect top-notch service this IS NOT THE place for it.
Our day with Captain Joe was nothing short of fabulous - Lifestyles Of the Rich and Famous. Captain Joe is a lot like Captain Lee from Below Deck (if you watch the show you will know this is a great thing.) Everything was taken care of from A to Z and he did everything to make the most of our time. I am a very particular person and know I can be difficult but Captain Joe and the yacht met all my expectations and then some. I can't wait to go back to Miami and call him again for another charter.
Terrific time on captain joe's boat! He is super attentive and considerate! He really takes the extra time to make sure you and your party have a blast. He and his crew helped us serve food and drinks, clean up and even blew up an inflatable raft for us. The boat is spectacular, just like the photos show. We caught some rain but he and his crew kept smiles on their faces and worked with us to make sure we had a fabulous time! Highly recommended!
Captain Joe bends over backwards to make sure you have a great time. All he does is add to the experience. Nothing he did took away from it. He manages his crew and the boat seamlessly. We had zero issues with the navigation, anchoring, or finding a great spot at the sandbar. My cousin went with him on a Bachelorette Party and recommended him.
It was a fantastic recommendation. One that I will be passing along to others.
I took my friends on Captain Joe's boat to celebrate my birthday this September and we had an amazing time. We were a party on 12 plus captain and first mate so I was a bit worried that it would be crowded however we had plenty of space to move around as the boat is quite big. It is also very kept in and better than what how it looks in the pics. Our entire day on the water was stress free as Captain Joe did what every we wanted from hanging out on the sandbar to taking tour of the star island where he gave us a very detailed overview of who owns which property etc. I'll definitely do another trip again (hopeful soon:) and wish all the best to Joe.
What a great experience! I scheduled an afternoon with Captain Joe for my coworkers birthday and all 12 of us had a GREAT time! We swam, drank, grilled lunch and laughed the entire time. It was relaxing and Captain Joe took excellent care of us. I definitely recommend renting this boat...I'll be back for sure!
Everything was beyond perfect! we had a great time, the boat is really nice and comfortable. Captain Joe was always attentive to make our time on the boat amazing, me and my friends enjoyed a lot, for sure we would recommend and if possible rent again when back in Miami.
Great boat, Captin Joe is an amazing person, he did everything he can to make our time great.
My wife and daughter had an amazing time, we loved every second. We'll come back to Florida just to have another day with him. I originally reserved half a day, I wish I planned for a full day.
Great Experience, highly recommended to book a trip with Captain Joe, He knows how to make his passangers feel at home, he helped us a lot to find the best routes and scenarios to enjoy the day as its fullest. The boat is in perfect shape and Joe and his first mate will make sure everyone will have a blast during the trip. Two thums up!
Joe was a awesome captain, cannot wait to see him again next year, he was very attentive to my guest the entire time while on broad. Also made sure we where secure. I had the best time at the sandbar. I haven't had this much fun in quite a while.
Thank you kindly Captain Joe!
Your the best.