The Florida Gulf Coast is a stunningly diverse region with universal appeal. From the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the lush mangrove forests of the Everglades, there’s no shortage of natural beauty to explore and enjoy. Ask your EY Concierge to help you plan a gourmet picnic on the beach or a romantic dinner cruise under the stars.
When to go:
November – April
Day Trips from Naples and
St. Petersburg; or a 3 – 4 night trip to The Keys
Dolphin Spotting – Reef Snorkeling – Paddleboarding – Island Hopping
A yacht charter in Naples is the perfect way to see this sophisticated city from a startlingly different perspective. Sail along the Gulf of Mexico taking in the splendor of neighboring wildlife reserves as you soak up the sun on deck. Go island hopping and explore the nearby islands of Marco Island and Keewaydin Island.
Tour St. Petersburg’s picturesque bay before stepping ashore at the The Salvador Dali Museum, which houses over 2,000 works of art. Take a day trip to Caladesi Island or Honeymoon Island – two glorious gems in the Florida State Park system. The waters off St. Petersburg are teeming with colorful marine life, so why not cast a line or don some snorkeling gear to explore this dramatic underwater world.
Estero Island is a delightful barrier island in southwest Florida boasting powdery white-sand beaches and rich abundant vegetation. Home to a variety of marine life, including dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles, it’s quite simply the most phenomenal spot to enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing.
Experiencing the old world charm of the Florida Keys on a luxury yacht charter is the optimum way to truly get under the skin of this tropical paradise. Book a 3- to 4-night trip from Naples, allowing ample time to discover the endless hidden coves in this idyllic archipelago entirely at your own pace, and cruise adjacent uninhabited islands in complete isolation, reliving the highlights each evening during yet another spectacular sunset.