Celebrate the Weekend on Lake Boca

Celebrate the Weekend on Lake Boca

If you have spent any time on the water in and around Boca Raton, you have probably heard of or seen the impromptu party that breaks out every weekend when boats gather on Lake Boca. If you would like to be part of the party, you don’t need an invitation. Our Boca Raton-based charter boat can become your own Lake Boca party yacht.

Lake Boca is a popular destination for boaters in Palm Beach County for good reason. There are beautiful properties lining the lake – including the historic Boca Raton Resort and Club – and it leads to the Boca Raton Inlet, for those who want to take the boat out on the open ocean. Lake Boca isn’t actually a lake, though. Technically, it’s part of a lagoon.

The Lake Boca Cam will give you a view of the action and the weather conditions any and every day of the week. Trust us, though, while the bird’s eye view the camera provides is wonderful, it doesn’t compare to the experience of being on a boat on the lake with some friends when you have the music playing and something cold to drink in your hand.

Fortunately, you don’t have to own your own boat to enjoy the experience of a weekend celebration on Lake Boca. Captain Paul and First Mate Jessica know the best places to drop anchor, where to catch a breeze and where to be if you want to be in the heart of the party.

And – as an added bonus – when you rent a boat with a captain for a Boca Raton style party on the lake, you won’t have to worry about operating a boat under the influence. (You will want to call Uber or appoint a designated driver for the drive home from the dock, though.)

If you’re ready for some fresh-air fun, contact us so you can book your custom boat charter on Lake Boca.

See What $159 Million Can Buy You from our Boat

See What $159 Million Can Buy You from our Boat

You can see one of the most expensive homes in the country from the deck of a boat charter in Boca Raton. Playa Vista Isle in Hillsboro Beach sold in 2018 for an impressive $159 million in 2018.

Playa Vista Isle is in the exclusive class of residences that offer both the pleasures of an oceanfront estate along with frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway. In this case, the Intracoastal side of the property is equipped with two deep-water access docks that can accommodate both a 220-foot yacht and a 150-foot boat as well. (To give you an idea of the scale, the charter boat we run out of Boca – Ocean Time – is 33 feet long and its air-conditioned interior has room for two cabins that can sleep four people, three flat screen TVs, a large bow sun pad, kitchen facilities, a bathroom and an extended swim platform if you would like to get in the water before or after we cruise past the luxurious homes that adorn Millionaire’s Row.)

Playa Vista Isle

This decadent estate was inspired by the Palace of Versailles, which is said to be one of France’s greatest artistic achievements dating from the 17th century. It was Louis XIV who transformed his father’s hunting pavilion into a lavish royal court, which became the seat of government in 1682. In the 1800s, following the French Revolution, Versailles became a museum.

The 22-karat gold leaf that gilds the 12-foot tall entry gates to the estate as well as the ornate entrance to the home, which features a double door surrounded by mosaics depicting the four seasons might seem more suited to a French royal residence than a beach house, but it certainly makes a statement. It also makes the estate stand out – even on Millionaire’s Row in Hillsboro Beach.

If you would like to see how the other half lives from the comfort of a chartered yacht out of Boca Raton, please contact us.

Charter a Boat for an Evening at Cap’s

Charter a Boat for an Evening at Cap’s

If you’ve never been to Cap’s Place, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest restaurant in Broward County, you really should think about spending a fabulous evening cruising out of Boca Raton on a charter boat and heading south to the tiny island that is home to the legendary restaurant.

The only way to get to Cap’s Place, which was established way back in 1928, is by boat. They have a little ferry that runs from their private boat dock in Lighthouse Point, which is a little hard, but when you rent our Boca Raton-based charter boat with Captain Paul at the helm, you can sit back and enjoy the view on your way to dinner – and relax in starlit comfort your way back.

There are two great reasons to make the trip to Cap’s Place – the food and the history.

Cap’s Food

For more than 90 years Cap’s has been known for its fresh seafood. You can also enjoy a steak or chicken dish, but fresh-caught Florida seafood is the main attraction. You should also try the Hearts of Palm Salad, which has been a signature dish since the restaurant opened. The salad was originally made from the hearts of sabal palms growing in the Everglades. These days, the hearts of palm come in fresh from Okeechobee. Maryland-style Crab Cakes are another popular mainstay on the menu.

The History

When Captain Theodore “Cap” Knight first opened it in 1928, the restaurant was known as Club Unique. Through the 1930s and ‘40s it was a bustling supper club and casino. During Prohibition, Cap and his wife, Lola, were rumrunners. They brought whiskey in from the Bahamas, successfully dodging the Coast Guard for years. Prohibition didn’t end until 1933, so Cap’s Place was a speakeasy when it first opened. Gambling was also illegal. By the time Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill dined at Cap’s in 1942, everything was on the up and up.

There’s lots more history to explore – and lots of great food to enjoy – at Cap’s Place. Call us at

954-579-3322 to talk about a custom Boca boat charter that can take you there.

Charter a Boat to Enjoy Waterfront Dining

Charter a Boat to Enjoy Waterfront Dining

People charter a boat in Boca Raton for all kinds of reasons. Some like to fish, others enjoy taking in the view of the multi-million-dollar homes that line the waterway. You can charter a boat and dive in the waters off Boca Raton. One way to really enjoy a boat charter in Boca Raton is with a stop at your favorite waterfront dining location. 

Here are just a few of the wonderful waterfront restaurants you can choose from: 

The Waterstone Resort & Marina

This luxurious boutique hotel is located between the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean in Boca Raton and it has two restaurants overlooking Lake Boca and the parade of boats on the Intracoastal. Coming off the boat, you might want to try the Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill. The atmosphere is relaxed and the fare – featuring local flavors and an impressive selection of rums – is fantastic. For a special occasion, there’s Boca Landing Prime Seafood & Crafted Cocktails, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, which offers delicious fresh seafood, grilled steaks, handcrafted cocktails and a collection of boutique wines.

The Nauti Dawg Marina Café

This local favorite located at the Lighthouse Point Marina serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a weekend brunch. If you’ve chartered our Boca-based boat for some fishing, you’ll be happy to know that the Nauti Dawg will cook your fresh catch. You can also enjoy live entertainment, Yappy Hour, Wine Down Thursday and more.

The Delray Sands Resort

Despite the name, this beachfront escape is actually in Highland Beach. You can discuss why that might be over a refreshing beverage or a delightful meal at Latitudes, the resort’s ocean-inspired restaurant, which serves modern coastal cuisine, the Wave Pool Bar.

If you’re ready to get out of the house and enjoy the open air and sparkling water with a boat rental in Boca Raton, just contact us.

Charter a Boat to these Popular South Florida Dive Spots

Charter a Boat to these Popular South Florida Dive Spots

Visitors from all over enjoy diving in the warm waters off Boca Raton. Chartering a boat is a great way to get out and explore the vast beauty of the ocean and the incredibly diverse life beneath its surface. 

When you rent our boat with Boca Raton’s Captain Paul aboard, you won’t have to worry about finding the best spot.  Captain Paul has 30 years of experience on the water, so he knows where the best spots are – whether you want to charter a boat in Boca Raton to go snorkeling offshore or take a deep dive on a wreck.   

Top Snorkel and Scuba Spots off Boca Raton 

Captain Paul has his favorite locations (he’ll tell you all about them if you rent the Boca Raton-based boat Ocean Time!). 

The folks at New Times also have a list of what they consider to be the Best Dive Spots in Broward and Palm Beach.

If you have a novice diver in your group, they say that the SS Copenhagen is a great wreck to explore. The 325-foot steamer went down in about 30 feet of water in 1900. More than 100 years later, its wreckage lies scattered in hundreds of pieces. “Here you’re guaranteed to see parrotfish, moray eels, many tropical reef fish, and a variety of corals, both hard and soft. While floating around, be sure to check out the beds of the ship’s former boilers, located in the middle of the wreckage. There are endless cracks and crevices here where eels and damselfish routinely make appearances,” New Times reports. 

More experienced divers may want to try one of these featured sites from the New Times list: 

  • Mercedes: “The scattered remnants of what used to be a behemoth of a ship, the Mercedes wreck lies about 70-plus feet underwater. She’s been battered and broken over the years to form an extended playground for goliath grouper, amberjacks, and other small critters that climb in and out of the coral wall on the tipped-over top deck.”
  • Hammerhead Reef: “If exploring crevices for lobster, swimming through tight coral passages with yellowtail schools, and getting surprise visits from sea turtles and southern rays is more your style, then Hammerhead Reef is your go-to dive spot. Big parrotfish and bright angelfish will buzz around your bubbles as you glide along the two-and-a-half-mile stretch of ledges at 60 to 90 feet below the wave break.”
  • Guy Harvey: This wreck is only a few miles away from the Hillsboro Inlet, where a boat charter from Boca Raton will access the ocean. “Before sinking, the ship was painted by the famous artist but today the freightliner is painted only by corals. You’ll descend onto her rocky top deck first around 110 feet below and be surprised by the amount of fish circling,” the folks at New Times say. “While the light penetration isn’t as heavy at her bottom of 140 feet, you will still enjoy flashes of yellow and black stripes, neon blue, and fiery orange as schools of fish dart around either side of you.”

Want to know more about snorkeling and diving opportunities available off the coast of Boca Raton with our boat rental, just contact-us.