Florida is a very famous state in the United States and is known as the Capital of Yachting. These nicknames are well deserved, as no other place in the United States is more committed to the yachting lifestyle, nor more filled with charter yachts awaiting guests from around the world. Waterfront mansions line the crisscrossing canals that flow into the sea, making Fort Lauderdale the kind of place where a front dock is a must. You’ll be able to visit different place which will for sure make you live the best vacations. You’ll see everything from 50-foot Sea Rays to 150-foot Feadships docked in front of mansions, just minutes away from cruising to the Atlantic Ocean and the fun of Miami and the Florida Keys to the south. Visit our online yacht site to dock in Florida and discover this country from the sea.
Yachting is part of Florida’s culture
Florida is not only a paradisiacal, but urbanized place also where you can bask on beautiful beaches. It is also an ideal destination for luxury yachting, but also a gateway to discover lesser-known places such as the Keys, Fort Lauderdale, or more famous ones like Miami and the Bahamas. The state of Florida is symbolic and represents water with its two maritime borders which are the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico and has nearly 30,000 lakes. Florida is also known as a yachting dedicated place. Every year it gathers hundreds of yacht enthusiasts, international stars who come to moor with or without crew on the docks or in the bays to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. Also enjoy a sunset on the ocean which remains a unique spectacle in the world. Northeast Florida, not far from Jacksonville, is the place to be for fishing charters but also to observe rare and endangered species such as whales. The further down the coast you go, the more beautiful the scenery will be from your luxury yacht.
Miami and its famous Miami Beach is also called the “American Riviera“. It is one of the main destinations of Florida with Tallahassee, its capital. Here also you can find all types of boats: sail, bareboat, skipper, crewed, catamaran, and of course mega yachts. When you come to Miami, you can’t miss “Miami Beach” and its marina. Located in the heart of South Beach, about 20 minutes by cab from Miami International Airport, this place has beautiful beaches for you to relax under the sun. Located along the Biscayne Bay coastline, which is full of great resorts, you’ll be staying between the luxury villas and super yachts of the international stars on vacation. Which is great in Miami is that you can have privacy and can have a peaceful stay without having to endure the madness of the city. That’s why international celebrities choose Miami to live far from the paparazzi.
… and Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is located in South Florida, about 40 kilometers north of Miami, and has become one of the most popular destinations in Florida. You may know it as the “Venice of the Americas” because of its many inland waterways, the New River and the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its proximity to large bodies of water, Lauderdale is considered one of the yachting capitals of the world. The annual Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show in the fall attracts thousands of people each year. With its semi-tropical climate, miles of beautiful white sandy beaches and numerous water activities such as snorkelingand diving, it’s the perfect place for sports enthusiasts. If you head to downtown Lauderdale you will discover a plethora of cultural and educational entertainment, and many fine restaurants. The city has the best chefs and caterers to satisfy your every desire.
When to go
November - June
Mid December - mid April
While Miami Beach is the hotspot for seeing and being seen, the Florida Keys are the yachting playground of South Florida, continuing down and around the bottom of the mainland. The Northern Keys include Key Largo and Islamorada, known for good scuba diving and outstanding fishing. The Middle Keys are less populated, known for quieter cruising and ultimate relaxation. The Lower Keys are where you’ll find Key West, home of the famous “green flash” at sunset and the “Duval Crawl” among the bars and restaurants within walking distance from the waterfront.