Uber Technologies Inc. is an American technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 570 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber.
UberTAXI, which is available in some markets, allows users to summon a taxi using the Uber software application. Users pay an additional booking fee and can leave a gratuity through the app. The service is designed to appease taxi drivers who protest the increased competition from Uber.
UberEATS allows users to have meals delivered from participating restaurants by Uber drivers. The service is available in 71 cities.
UberRUSH is a courier package delivery service available in New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago.
Uber also offers additional services in certain cities during special events. During National Ice Cream Month, Uber users in certain cities can summon an ice cream van for on-demand delivery, with ice cream purchases billed to users’ accounts. On National Cat Day, certain Uber drivers deliver kittens for 15 minutes of cuddling in exchange for a donation to an animal shelter. In some cities, during December, Uber offers delivery of Christmas trees.
UberBOAT, available in Istanbul, is a water-taxi service that allows users to travel by Beneteau boats across the Bosporus strait. UberBOAT has also run in other cities during special events such as across Biscayne Bay during Miami Art Week. It is now also available in Croatia.
UberBOAT – Miami
Traffic during Miami Art Week can be hectic even without a major road closure. Uber can help you take the stress out of traveling across the bridges that connect Miami Beach to the mainland and everywhere in between. But, imagine if you could avoid the bridges all together!
Want to island-hop between Croatia’s 1200 islands, or spend a full day at sea along the Dalmatian Coast? Try taking UberBOAT for a ride.
UberBOAT will allow riders to enjoy the travel between Miami Beach and the Art Districts by jetting across Biscayne Bay in both directions on luxury yachts, all at the tap of a button in your Uber App. Find out how UberBOAT can change how you do Miami Art Week.
How It Works:
UberBOAT Request Zone
- UberBOAT will be available to request in the UberBOAT Zone below 46th street on both sides of Biscayne Bay, pictured in the map above.
- UberBOAT 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.
The ride-sharing app hits the Adriatic just in time for summer.
Home to 1,244 islands and over 1,000 miles of mainland coastline, Croatia is best explored by boat, but figuring out yacht charters and public ferries can prove something of a hassle. Ride-sharing app Uber is looking to change that, announcing Monday the debut of UberBOAT, a private boat transfer service that’ll make trekking along the Dalmatian Coast easier and more convenient than ever.
Launching June 26, UberBOAT will serve the country’s top draws of Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik, allowing people to request two different sized speedboats to shuttle them from place to place. While Uber has previously dabbled with boats in places like Boston, Miami, and Istanbul, they were really only seasonal stunts, whereas the launch in Croatia is for a regular, reliable mode of service.
“Tourists are often left on their own to negotiate price and timetable in a language other than English with little to no assistance,” an Uber spokesperson told Condé Nast Traveler. “However, they can request an UberBOAT no matter their background or spoken language.”
UberBOAT offers two services: primary, which transports up to eight people from Split or Divulje, where the airport is, to the resort town of Hvar, or vice versa for $395 (€352); or XL, which holds up to twelve people for a flat rate of $493 (€440). You simply enter your destination into the Uber app, choose UberBOAT or UberBOATxl, and you’re directed to a nearby pickup point to meet your captain who, fortunately, will also provide lifejackets and bottled water for your group.