The Haulover Sandbar, sandwiched between the ocean inlet and Sandspur Island (also called Beer Can Island), draws weekend crowds in the hundreds. At low tide the exposed sand can stretch out long enough to toss a Frisbee. It’s knee and waist deep for a huge swath, which makes it perfect for lounging the day away. You can’t miss the sea of boats that gather in Biscayne Bay.

Memorial Day Sandbar event, the 4th of July, President’s Day, Columbus Day, Labor Day, Spring Break and a few others are the big dates for the bigger than life Sandbar parties.  But Haulover Sandbar is the sandbar that’s even busy on the weekdays… whenever the weather is nice.  It’s a fun party for all and there’s always a lot to see and do there.

Hour 1: Cruise Past Billionaire Bunker

Indian Creek Village is one of the wealthiest and most exclusive places on the planet. The village, located on a tiny island in Miami’s Biscayne Bay, is home to billionaires and A-listers from business tycoon Carl Icahn, Julio Iglesias’ to supermodel Adriana Lima. The enclave’s main drag recently topped Zillow’s list of the most expensive streets in America, with an average home value of $21.48 million, and it’s been dubbed a “billionaire bunker.”

Hour 2: Find a Spot to get the Party started at the Haulover Sandbar

The Haulover Sandbar is a good cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway where you will see lots of fellow boaters, yachts, restaurants and bars along the banks, private million dollar homes and much, much more.  If you’re into the party scene, this is a great time for all.  You need to do a full day boat rental to do the Sandbar right.  Because once you get down there, you won’t want to leave.


Another Locals favorite is ‘Sandspur Island’, better ( and perhaps more appropriately) known as ‘Beercan Island’. Yet another place where the boats anchor up, blast out some Latin music and the locals have a bit of a dance about in skimpy bikinis.

Hour 3: Order Food from one of the concession boats

A concessions boat. Oh yes, you heard right. A food-truck on the water, as it were. If you expect some kind of snotty and spotty kid flipping a couple of overpriced burgers of cardboard consistency here, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Can order anything from Wings, to Ceviche.  No need to swim to the concessions they also do kayak deliveries straight to your boat

Hour 4: The Wind Down

Gradually relax after spending hours in the sun and swimming at the sand bar.

Cruising around Miami's Haulover Sandbar

Miami’s climate is ideal for cruising and creating life time of memories with family and friends all year around. With blue skies, consistent warm weather and perfect cruising conditions, Miami has long been a popular family-friendly bareboat charter destination.

Throughout the cruising season, water temperatures average 26 C (80F). Winds are generally light and variable in the mornings, with afternoon breezes and calm nights.

The tidal range is small, only one to two feet, and an Angel yacht charter affords ample opportunity for gentle cruising in sheltered waters.

A yacht charter from Miami is ideal for family-friendly coastal cruising and easy to get to the Haulover Sandbar or Nixon Sandbar.

The climate is beautiful and the seas are calm. In summer, the winds are generally light and variable in the mornings, with afternoon breezes, generally in the range of 5 – 20 knots (5 – 23 Mph), which die down at night.

Please note that the US Coastguard allows 12 guest on a Bareboat charter.

This Made Our Trip
Review of: 4 hour Personalized Yacht Charters in Haulover Sandbar, Miami Beach and Miami
This boat charter was so awesome, I honestly Can’t think of a single negative about the entire experience. We were an 11 group bachelorette party that’s never been to Miami, and this was worth every penny. The captain, Ang, was so great and the co captain was also super dope. The jet ski was fun and floating around was fun, I’m sad I’m not on the boat as I write this review! I want to come back to Miami just to charter with them again.
Simone Stubbs (24 May 2021)

Good People! ... I wanted to jet ski, get out on the water and that is exactly what I got! Had a great time! The views around Miami were breathtaking and incredible! I was offered drinks! And treated wonderfully! Angelina is a sweetheart as Captain. I felt safe and had an incredibly fun time. I recommend this for a date with your gal that will win her heart! Going out on the water for fishing, supper lunch with them. I had a great time!

Joe Sherman (24 May 2021)

This was by far the most amazing experience we had in Miami. I’ve never been as impressed by a father daughter duo as I was with Anthony and Captain Ange! Oh, and first mate coco was like the icing on the cake! My girlfriend and I spent half of our day on the water living the dream. The crew was knowledgeable, respectful, and accommodating. Talk about class. The yacht was everything we expected: absolute luxury! It was very roomy on the deck as well as down in the cabin. The cabin was practically nicer than our hotel room! They basically offered my girlfriend and I everything we needed for the perfect date: great music, great drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and ambiance. My girl got to layout and sunbathe on the bow for a bit while I admired the scenery. Then we took the jet-ski out for a ride and spent some time partying with some other folks at the sandbar. We wanted to relax a bit toward the end of the charter so we closed out our date with a tour of Biscayne Bay, a couple glasses of Veuve, and a breathtaking view of a golden Miami sunset... Big thanks to the Angel Charters Family. I can’t wait to do it again!!! Boston John

Boston John "The Perfect Date" (28 Dec 2018)

WOW!!!! What a TERRIFIC way to enjoy time with your loved ones-MIAMI STYLE. Captain Angela runs her family-owned business impeccably. She makes every effort to ensure your party enjoys every moment cruising the warm South Florida waters. Our family visited us from NY/NJ recently & they were so impressed with our aquatic adventure. Thank you for making our cruise so special.  Frankie G  

Frankie G Miami-Captain Ang Style!!! (03 Nov 2018)

We were in Florida dropping our daughter off at the University of Miami for her first year and looking for a unique way to celebrate. We booked Angel Charters and it was the perfect welcome to Miami! The boat was spectacular, and Captain Angelina is professional and charming. Whether you’re celebrating or just looking to check out the hot spots in Miami, Angel Charters is the way to go! Leslie U

Leslie U Perfect Way to Celebrate (03 Jan 2018)