For the first time in ten years, I’m not in Miami for the Art Basel festivities this week (I’m doing a project with W New York Union Square, this week… more on that later.) As if you care, but traffic during Miami Art Week can be hectic even without major road closures. (The Venetian Causeway is out of commission.) One used to have to get a driver or rent a car and take you chances but last year saw Uber making it MUCH easier getting to where you needed to go. They saw another opening and this year decided to do UberBOAT! It will allow riders to go from Miami Beach to the Art Districts by jetting across Biscayne Bay in both directions on luxury yachts, all with the tap of a button.
HOW IT WORKS:
Request UberBOAT in your app when you are in the UberBOAT Zone. If connected, a driver will take you and up to 5 of your friends to the corresponding UberBOAT Dock. You will board a luxury yacht and be taken to the opposing UberBOAT Dock. A driver will then take your party to your final destination within the UberBOAT Zone. UberBOAT, including rides to and from the docks, will be available for a fee of $35.
Sounds simple and fun, especially if you are sharing with friends. I’ll pay attention to my Instagram feed to see how glam it is or if it takes you even longer. Stella Artois is sponsoring so if they are giving out free samples, who cares?
UberBOAT will be available to request in the UberBOAT Zone below 46th street on both sides of Biscayne Bay, pictured in the map above.
It will cost $35 and is available for groups up to 6 riders that are 21 years or older.
Your final destination needs to be in the opposing UberBOAT Zone to be included in your fare. If you will be traveling outside the zone, you will need to request another car at the end of the boat trip.
UberBOAT will be available to request starting Thursday 12/3 – Saturday 12/5 from 2 pm – 12 am.