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Guide to Florida

Abundant in beaches, diverse cruising grounds and vibrant cities.

With its miles of coastline outlined with golden beaches, diverse cruising grounds and exciting fusion of cultures, there is far more to Florida than theme parks and Walt Disney. From the wilderness of the Everglades to the vibrant lifestyle of Miami, a Florida private yacht vacation offers endless opportunities for the complete charter experience.

Florida’s West Coast runs from Georgia to Miami and boasts the sheltered waters of the Intracoastal Waterway that are ideal for big game fishing. Dubbed the ‘Magic City’, the energetic megalopolis of Miami radiates a multitude of superlatives that have ensured it remains one of the world’s most exciting destinations. Famous for its Latin influences, Art Deco architecture and illuminated nightlife, it is home to a wide variety of restaurants and bars amongst its hipster scene as well several fantastic museums and art galleries. The renowned South Beach continues to attract the wealthy and beautiful in their droves and following its makeover, downtown Miami has now plays host to an enclave of cool clubs and resorts in the growing Wynwood and Design districts.

In contrast, the Gulf Coast emanates a different feel, incorporating wild cruising grounds, abundant wildlife and a range of outdoor activities to choose from. In the far south you can explore the breath taking wonders of the Everglades through the winding creeks and in the shallower waters by tender, marvelling at the lush lands and myriad of wildlife species as you go. Just offshore, the shifting sands of the Ten Thousand Islands are a wild and stunning area perfect for exploration by charter yacht.

Further north the coastal cities of St Petersburg, Tampa and Naples offer opportunities for relaxed dining and shopping, as well as great cruising. This coast is also protected by a line of barrier islands, such as the beautiful Sanibel and Captiva that have been protected and sympathetically developed with extensive nature reserves. Home to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale is a world-renowned and easily accessible superyacht destination. Its pristine, old school glamour has long attracted the world’s wealthiest travellers who each year take their superyachts to the exclusive port and enjoy a few days of cultural events, world-class gold courses and classically high-end dining.

Florida’s close proximity to the Bahamas also make it a fantastic starting off point for a Caribbean private yacht charter so contact your yacht charter broker to start planning the perfect itinerary. 

Reasons to Visit

Nikki Beach Miami
Wild Everglades National Park
Stylish South Beach
Diving in coral reefs
Glamorous Palm Beach

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