Whether you’re seeking sophisticated city fun or unspoilt natural shores, South Florida offers the best of both worlds for the ultimate in luxury yacht cruising. Impress clients with a Champagne sail along Miami’s glistening waterways, spotting dolphins and celebrity homes as you go. Or choose a family-friendly day cruise off Jupiter and Palm Beach, where you can swim or stroll along sandbars, watch turtles hatching against a palm-fringed backdrop and enjoy Jupiter’s famous Inlet lighthouse & Museum.
When to go:
November – April
Half Day/Day Trips from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Day Trips encompassing Jupiter and Palm Beach
Miami Skyline – Sublime Snorkeling
Trails – Birdwatching
From the bright lights, big city vibe of South Beach to the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay, experience all the excitement and glamor Miami offers from the comfort and privacy of your own yacht. Linger over an aperitif and alfresco lunch while soaking up the Venetian Islands, Hibiscus Island, and Star Island before hitting buzzing Brickell and Downtown Miami. A sunset cruise through South Beach and Biscayne Bay is obligatory, passing famous landmarks like the Miami Beach shoreline or the Seven Mile Bridge.
Fort Lauderdale is known as the Yachting Capital of the World for good reason, and cruising the city coastline provides spectacular opportunities for spotting the exclusive superyachts and multi-million dollar homes of the Intracoastal Waterway. Quite simply, it’s the most magical and indulgent way to see the city from the water. Pause for a leisurely swim or anchor up to savor a gorgeous sunset.
Known for its stunning architecture, upscale shopping and dining, vibrant coral reefs and breathtaking beaches, Palm Beach is one of the most desirable places to live on the planet. Cruise the dramatic skyline of Downtown West Palm Beach, marveling at the palatial mansions and plush mega yachts of Palm Beach Island. Don’t miss Peanut Island Park, site of President Kennedy’s bunker during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and now a public park, with world renowned snorkeling trails teeming with incredible marine life.
The dramatic coastline of Jupiter is dotted with picturesque lighthouses, and the area is also home to a variety of ancient sites and wildlife reserves. Spot some of Jupiter’s most iconic and diverse native species, such as ospreys and bald eagles as well as alligators and panthers. Its calm, clear waters have made it one of the region’s top spots for paddle boarding, surfing, and snorkeling.