When you arrive in the Sunshine State, youa€™ll be greeted by the crew of your South Florida yacht charter, who will assist you with your luggage and help you board your luxury yacht. While you recover from your night of partying in Miami, you can sip on fresh-brewed coffee as we head south towards the Florida Keys.
Today youa€™ll certainly want to go snorkeling or diving, in this self-proclaimed Dive Capital of the World. In the early morning, wea€™ll cruise to Key West, where youa€™ll have to opportunity to view the unique island culture that is world-famous. Wea€™ll head even further west to the Marqueses Keys, a group of uninhabited islands that are surrounded in mangroves. As we make our return trip, youa€™ll enjoy a fabulous gourmet breakfast al fresco style so you dona€™t miss a second of the stunning scenery. Florida yacht charters are not only in a beautiful and diverse yacht charter location but are also the door to a wonderland of cruising pleasure - the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. Northeast Florida features Jacksonville, which is the place to go for fishing charters and right whale watching. As one of the largest charter grounds the types of yacht charter available in the Florida include all the main types such as motor, sailing, bareboat charter, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, luxury yachts and off-course the ever increasing super yacht charter. Sunsets over the ocean in Florida are often a powerful event that attracts many people to the shoreline. Luxury motor charter yacht DELMA (ex Annaliesse) is a 85.3m (280ft), charter super yacht built to the highest international safety and quality standards. Luxury motor yacht SHERAKHAN is one of the most impressive superyachts available for charter. Luxury yacht NITA K II (ex Marjorie Morningstar, Lady in Blue, Felix) is a 2004 52 meter (170’) Amels motor yacht. Motor Yacht REMEMBER WHEN is a 49,38m (162') Christensen superyacht as available for luxury yacht charters in the Mediterranean and worldwide. Motor yacht ODESSA is a 50 meter (164 foot) 2007 luxury motor yacht built at the renowned Proteksan-Turquoise yard. Luxury motor yacht REBEL (ex PERLA BLU, MUSTANG SALLY) is a 157' (47.8m) charter yacht built by Trinity Yachts with an interior by Patrick Knowles.
Luxury motor yacht MIM (ex Maghreb V) was designed and built by Burger Boat Company of the USA in 2006 and measures 43.89m (144ft) in length, she underwent refit in 2014. Luxury motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH (ex Libra II, Lady Linda) was built by Trinity yachts in 2006 and measures 47,85m (157ft) in length. Luxury superyacht EXCELLENCE was designed by naval architect Setzer Group and built by Richmond yachts of Canada in 2010.
Luxury motor yacht RHINO was designed by Donald Starkey and built by Admiral Marine Works, in 1998. Luxury motor yacht W was built in the USA by Westport yachts in 2014 and measures 39.93m (131ft) in length. Motor yacht BACCHUS (ex CHEVY TOY, ESPRESSO III, ex Burna, ex Positive Carry) is a fabulous luxury vessel built by the prestigious Trinity Yachts shipyard.
Motor yacht CAPRICORN (ex CAMELEON B) is a 139ft (42,5m) Proteksan Turquoise fast explorer style charter yacht which was built in 2002. Motor yacht HUNTER was built by Maiora shipyard of Italy in 2008 and underwent an extensive refit in 2015.
Motor Yacht RELENTLESS is a large luxurious yacht which was launched in 2001 by Trinity Yachts. Luxury motor charter yacht Keri-Lee (ex Meireni) was designed Jack Sarin and built by Sovereign yachts of New Zealand with serious world cruising in mind.
The luxury motor yacht SERENGETI (ex Mary Alice II) is a Westport yacht measuring 39m (130ft) in length. Luxury Yacht Sister Act (ex Sedation, New Century) is a unique Diaship designed and Heesen built luxury motor yacht which is based in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Bahamas. Luxury motor yacht OCEAN SAPPHIRE is a 41,00m (134' 6") Rodriquez Cantieri Navali motor yacht built in 2010. Luxury Motor Yacht ATLANTICA is 41m or 135ft in length and was launched in 2000 from the Christensen shipyard.
Motor yacht Stargazer is a luxury yacht available for Golf charter vacations in the USA and Caribbean. Luxury Motor Yacht MAGIC was designed by Ward Setzer and built by Northern Marine in 2005, the yacht measures 39.6 meters (130ft) and accommodates up to 11 guests in 5 cabins. Welcome to the Motor Yacht Mirage, where you’ll find endless recreation, fun and excitement wrapped in an elegant cruise vessel.
Luxury motor yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT was launched in 2005 by the American shipyard Westport yachts, her naval architecture was by William Gardner.
Sailing yacht HYPERION is a well-known large and powerful Royal Huisman yacht built in 1998. 8 Nights Yacht Charter for the Price of 7 in The Bahamas, Florida, and the Caribbean aboard 50m USHER (ex Mr Terrible)Luxury charter yacht USHER is currently offering eight days for the price of seven in the popular Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida charter destinations. Charter 50m Luxury Yacht SHE’S A 10 in Florida and The BahamasLuxury yacht SHE'S A 10 is a beautifully styled and spacious superyacht available for unforgettable charter vacations in Florida and The Bahamas, offering overnight stay for up to twelve guests in five sumptuous cabins. Photos from Yachts Miami Beach 2016Photos from this year's 28th Yachts Miami Beach, annually hosting an impressive display of boats, luxury yachts and marine products. RIVA 88’ Florida – A Superyacht with two soulsA video showing the all-new RIVA 88' Florida, which was showcased at the Yachts Miami Beach 2016. Palm Beach International Boat Show 2016 to host more SuperyachtsSet to run from March 17 to 20, this year's 31st Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will feature the all-new in-water space with additional 30 slips, in order to host even more superyachts measuring up to 280ft in LOA. The New England region consists of seven states: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and Connecticut. Cape Cod Canal follows - a great spot for whale watching, before sailing onto Plymouth and to the city of Boston. Homeport to some of the world’s finest charter yachts, the Western Mediterranean offers a wide variety of opportunities to the yacht vacationer.
Monaco hosts the largest European boatshow, where one can wander the docks and dream of not only chartering these magnificent vessels but owning them as well. One can attend the Cannes Film Festival, for example, and be in sight of the city’s age-old fishing port. Portofino has a secluded but popular harbor that many charter yachts as well as cruise ships visit.
In Croatia, just minutes from Dubrovnik – arguably one of the most preserved medieval cities in the world – modern marinas host new world-class yachts.
Quickly becoming the destination of choice, the Eastern Mediterranean consists of the Adriatic Sea, encompassing such ports as Venice, Trieste, Dubrovnik and Split; the islands of Greece and Turkey, including the Ionian and Aegean Seas.
Whether you are looking to bask in the Mediterranean sun or explore the beginnings of civilization as we know it, the Greek Islands are always an exciting destination. Not often thought about as a Charter destination, there is no better way to explore the rugged landscape of the Pacific Northwest, than on a private yacht. Get away from the crowds, and explore misty fjords, calving glacier fields, and more wildlife than you can possibly imagine. Whale, dolphin, bear, and moose watching are a particularly popular past time while cruising through the icy waters. In stark contrast to the pristine wilderness, are the vibrant cities of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, as well as the quaint Alaskan towns of Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan.
If an even faster pace is more your style, then Miami and sizzling South Beach couldn't possibly disappoint.
South of Key West lies the Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Jefferson, home of some of the best snorkeling in the world. With over 700 islands just east of Florida, the Bahamas are the undiscovered crown jewel of the yachting world. Quaint Loyalist villages can be explored in the Abacos, the northernmost chain of islands with the town of Marsh Harbour as the center of activity. To the south of the Berrys lies the virtually untouched Exuma Islands, known simply as the Exumas.
With a wide range of yachts available that can be relocated from their South Florida homeports, the choices for a customized yacht charter are plentiful. Stretching over 600 miles, this chain of islands between Puerto Rico and the Venezuelan Coast, shimmer in the Caribbean Sea. Whether you are looking to island hop during your luxury charter vacation, or simply soak up some sun, a range of scenery and activities abound. For first-time charterers in the Caribbean, we often recommend cruising in the Virgin Islands, as the scenery is fantastic and most of your trip will be in the sheltered waters of the Sir Francis Drake Passage. Encompassing the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, Costa Rica and Panama, the Western Caribbean is a charterer's delight.
With lots of different ecosystems, including coral reefs and lush tropical jungle, this is heaven for nature lovers. Lying to the south of Mexico stands a reef system that rivals the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Bahia Navidad…this is an ideal charter destination during the winter months.
Puerto Vallarta is yet another example of old meets new in that the centuries old architecture rising above the rooftops in the form of the numerous church steeples with the rising mist blanketing the city is a sight worth waking up for.
From the rugged reputation of Tijuana, to the once sleepy fishing village of Cabo San Lucas, what is known as the Baja Peninsula connects the wealth of California to the desert simplicity of old Mexico. Just 150 miles north is the very different more tranquil setting of La Paz with a secret in between. The South Pacific is home to the world’s friendliest people, most of whom have been largely unspoiled by the trappings of the outside world. You can dive the pristine waters of Vanuatu or the Solomon Islands, experience the exhilaration of white water rafting or take in the cosmopolitan cocktail of people, religion and culture that makes a visit to islands such as Fiji such a memorable experience.
Profoundly beautiful, Thailand and Malaysia offer unique cruising combined with a rich cultural tradition. Heading further out you may discover the hill people of Toraja in Indonesia who will guide you through the burial caves of their ancestors.
There is the magical and illustrious island of Bali, the amazing southern coastline of Vietnam, the splendor of the golden domes of the royal palace in Brunei, and the diametrically different water village. With so much more to see and explore in Southeast Asia and the Pacific you may find yourself compelled to visit again and again and discovering there is no limit and no end to this world. The vast coastline of Australia offers up many intriguing destinations for charter— from the Great Barrier Reef to the Whitsunday Islands or the Kimberly region of far Western Australia.
Hamilton Island is the center of activity in the Whitsundays, a group of enchanted, scarcely inhabited islands offering prestige beaches. Farther north, the Great Barrier Reef is Great Palm Island and LIzard Island where Captain Cook landed in 1770.
If the Indian Ocean is indeed the deep blue ruler of the world's most beautiful islands then the Seychelles (also known as the Republique des Seychelles) are the brightest and most expensive emeralds in its crown. Located North of Madagascar, the Seychelles are comprised of 115 islands offering immaculate, generous beaches of powder-soft alabaster sands, warm, cerulean water and a divine tropical latitude. The Seychelles can be separated into two groups of islands: the granitic clusters of the inner islands and the coralline atolls that make up the outer islands.
Set on a relatively shallow plateau shelf beneath the ocean, the inner islands are characterised by large granite boulders and forested mountain peaks. The Galapagos Archipelago is situated 800 kilometers west of the Ecuadorian coast and lie directly on the equator. The Island's interesting volcanic geology, as well as its rich flora and fauna have been admired and studied by numerous travelers, scientist, and nature-lovers. Just as its name suggests, Stiltsville is a unique village of charming homes built about 10 feet above water level on wood or concrete pilings. Boca Chita Key is the most popular island in Biscayne National Park, and is located in Biscayne Bay about 12 miles south of Cape Florida and Key Biscayne. Take a few hours with your charter and enjoy the half-mile hiking trail, beautiful views, sea breezes, fishing, and swimming off the beach in Boca Chita’s delightful crystal waters.
Campsites include picnic tables and barbeque grills, and an overnight stay in the campground is included in the overnight docking fee. The most notable site on Boca Chita is the 65-foot lighthouse on the island’s western side built in the 1930’s by the island’s original private owner. In the Atlantic Ocean within Biscayne National Park are the beautiful islands of the Florida Keys. Sands Key is the next Key south, and actually looks like a car key or house key from an aerial view. The last area to see before we turn and cruise back to the mainland includes Caesar’s Creek, a channel south of Elliott Key and Adams Key that connects Biscayne Bay to the Atlantic Ocean.
Though its shoreline is rocky and it has no natural sand beaches, attractions on Key Largo are plentiful.
Nicknamed the “Sport Fishing Capital of the World,” Islamorada delights anglers with the best of both worlds – deep sea fishing for sailfish and tuna in the Atlantic Ocean, or back country fishing in Florida Bay for permit and tarpon.
Duck Key is best known as the home of the 60-acre Hawks Cay Resort and Marina, one of the Florida Keys’ premier resorts. Keys, this 10-mile long stretch of islands located in the Middle Keys was named the “Family Destination of the Year” by the New York Times for its variety of activities and amenities.

The Islands of Marathon were originally used as support towns and railroad station sites for the construction of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railroad. Boot Key, Knight Key, Hog Key, Vaca Key, Stirrup Key, Crawl and Little Crawl Key, East and West Sister’s Island, Deer Key and Fat Deer Key, Long Pine Key and Grassy Key. The primary marina of Marathon is in centrally-located Boot Key Harbor and is called City Marina. Family attractions in the Islands of Marathon are headlined by special events including the Original Seafood Festival every March and Conchtober Fest in September.
Nightlife never seems to end in Key West, with no shortage of bars, including the famous Sloppy Joes, Hog’s Breath Saloon, and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. In addition to the resort marina, another nearby marina is Dolphin Marina on Little Torch Key. Located 70 miles west of Key West, Florida, the Dry Tortugas is now a national park and consists of Garden Key, Loggerhead Key, Bush Key, Long Key, East Key, Hospital Key and Middle Key. Miami and South Beach offer a wide range of nightlife, shopping boutiques, white-sanded beaches plus an impressive list of restaurants that will satisfy even the most discriminating diner.
The walking tour of Miami’s Art Deco District is also very exciting, captivating the beautiful architecture of over 800 structures of historical significance.
Perhaps, one of the most irresistible choices for Florida adventure is to take a trip exploring the Florida Keys, where you can snorkel and dive among breathtaking coral reefs of the colorful islands flavored by history and charm.
Florida Keys is the must-see spot that will give you a feel of serenity, beauty, amusement and entertainment in a single package.
Key Biscayne offers some of the best-voted beaches and fishing spots in America, there are great restaurants as well as parks, bike rentals, etc. If you sail further south along the Florida Keys you will find Islamorada – Sport Fishing Capital of the World and home to a Village of Islands - Lignumvitae Key, Windley Key, Upper and Lower Matacumbe Key, Plantation Key and islands of Indian Key.
Islamorada is THE place for fishing; so don’t forget to bring gear to fish directly from your boat! Youa€™ll get your sea legs with a cruise in Biscayne Bay and along the Intracoastal Waterway where the beautiful homes of the rich and famous can be seen on the Fisher Island, Palm Island, Star Island, and Hibiscus Island.
You can enjoy a variety of water sports along the way - from diving to wakeboarding, waterskiing etc.
On land, there is much to explore and plenty of activities to take part in, including dining, shopping, golfing, and much more! Wea€™ll take time to stop at any of the smaller Keys we may have missed along the way, such as Little Torch Key for dinner at the exclusive Little Palm Island Resort and Spa. Youa€™ll enjoy a delicious brunch served by your personal chef before packing your things in preparation of reaching Miami. Indeed, Florida does have some of the largest gatherings of bareboat charter yachts worldwide. Moving down the coast we have 23 miles of the famous Daytona Beach, another great area for offshore fishing charters. TERRIBLE) is a 46,94m (154' ) charter yacht built be the renown Delta Marine shipyard in 2007.
She represents the first convertible luxury motor yacht, fitted with the groundbreaking 'Convertible Top' technology. The area encompasses miles of Atlantic coastline, mountains, valleys and woodlands, gently rolling hills, dense forests, and beaches. As the yachting capital of the northeast, Newport, Rhode Island makes a great starting point.
Half of the island reminds you of Key West; the other half takes you back to the farming communities of New England in the early 1900's. The American Hotel is a gingerbread Victorian dating from 1846, with a lively restaurant and bar scene. In some cases, a charter yacht is the only way to reach many of these highly sought-after destinations; however, in all cases, Europe and the Western Med is one of the most elegant yacht cruises one could take. A conglomerate of islands located within a protective lagoon, Venice is one of the most preserved historical cities in Europe. Uncover ruins dating back to 500 BC, swim in the azure water, and tour antiquities that you only learned about in school. Daytime temperatures often reach the low 80's, but we do not recommend swimming - unless your captain takes you to one of the many hot springs along the Inside Passage. Perhaps we are partial to our own backyard, but our charter agents book successful charters in Florida waters year-round and are adept at tailoring the perfect itinerary to suit any group. If it's golf and genteel socializing that's your goal, then Palm Beach can be a great place to board a chartered yacht. The annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is an ideal place to see many of the world's charter fleet and get an idea about how fantastic they are.
Sprawling southward, the Florida Keys are a casual, comfortable step away from the pace of the city. Hundreds of uninhabited cays, miles of white and pink sand beaches, coral reefs that stretch as far as the eyes can see, this is the Bahamas! Pink sand beaches and gingerbread houses are a charming backdrop for amateur photographers to hone their skills. Beginning with Highbourne Cay, the Exumas stretch south through some of the most beautiful water in the world. Beginning with Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the North, the Leeward Islands in the middle and the Windward Islands to the South, offering azure water and white sand beaches, there is surely something for everyone. The distances between each anchorage is very short, the snorkeling and diving are spectacular, and there is plenty of lively action ashore. Lucia, in the Windward Islands, offers lush tropical forests and mountains reaching up to the clouds. Tom and I suggest the Zip Line to experience an exhilarating view of the jungle while zipping 100's of feet in the air from tree to tree. With 200 miles of coral reef skirting the coastline, the crystal clear water is almost unbelievable.
Halfway between Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco lies Bahia Navidad also known as Barra de Navidad. The world-famous Big Game fishing grounds of Cabo San Lucas has over the past 30 years transformed that sleepy village into a four star destination known internationally for it’s party hard attitude and sailfish tournaments. Like crossing the diamond with a pearl, just outside Cabo halfway to La Paz, lies Todos Santos with its adobe shops, tasty rustic eateries, and the Hotel California.
They continue to live a traditional lifestyle which places kinship and kindness above the so-called civilized values of material possessions and wealth.
Here you will find more than eleven million square miles of ocean dotted with islands, some no larger than a suburban back yard. The Orangutan reserves in the rainforests of Borneo will satisfy any nature lover along with the dragons of Komodo. Lively towns and picturesque, pristine landscapes can be experienced in close proximity to one another.
While cruising in this area, most charterers enjoy a visit to Hayman Island, which is ranked among the world's top resorts. Whether you are in the Bay of Islands, or plying the waters of the South Island’s Marlborough Sound, the sights and sounds are sure to thrill you. Dramatic fjords and glaciers, snow capped mountains, caves, volcanoes, and hot mineral springs offer drama, while a pastoral rolling countryside with picturesque farms and settlements are a gentle counterpoint. Teeming fishing grounds, bird sanctuaries, magnificent diving spots and exotic retreats are just as few of the attractions in the Seychelles.
The inner granitic islands are the main hubs of activity and include Mahe, Praslin and Silhouette islands.
The archipelago encompasses over 50 islands of volcanic origin that are spread out over an area of about 4,500 square kilometers.
Scientist are still faced with a mystery how such a large diversity of species could develop in a remote location like the Galapagos Islands. Travel with us and have the journey of your lifetime amidst playful seals, elegant albatrosses, fiery red Sally Light-foot Crabs, and sneaky Friate birds. Located within Biscayne National Park one mile south of Cape Florida and Key Biscayne in southern Miami-Dade County, Stiltsville makes for a unique destination during your charter yacht vacation.
Hurricane Betsy did damage with 120 mph winds in 1965, and in 1992, Hurricane Andrew left only seven houses standing. In 1999, Stiltsville was in danger of demolition when the National Park Service issued a mandatory removal of all structures. The lighthouse is not illuminated and is not an official lighthouse for navigation, but when opened by the National Park Service, provides great views of Miami and the Keys.
With the northernmost keys lying approximately 7-8 miles east of the mainland of Miami, Florida, the Keys mark the eastern boundary of Biscayne Bay.
You’ll travel by charter yacht to islands approximately 15 miles offshore that are only accessible by private boat. Named for the soldiers who lived there while building the lighthouse at Fowey Rock, this quiet key is a good spot for snorkeling. This chain of six small islands is rife with numerous channels which provide outlets that keep Biscayne Bay from excessively high tides in the area.
Attractions include a small harbor, camping, picnicking sites, a half mile hiking trail, and the island’s 65-foot non-illuminated lighthouse. Elliott Key is Biscayne National Park’s largest island and measures a narrow seven miles long. Islands we’ll view just south of Caesar’s Creek include Rubicon, Reid, Porgy and Rhodes Keys. Romanticized in the classic movies “Key Largo” and “The African Queen,” as well as the inspiration for a hit pop song, Key Largo has a genuine appeal. The amazing living coral reef of Key Largo has earned it the title of “Diving Capital of the World.” Not only do scuba divers and sport fishermen enjoy the stunning natural reef with its colorful underwater world of fish and sea creatures, Key Largo also offers the world’s largest artificial reef, the USS Spiegel Grove, a sunken 510-foot Navy ship.
Bring your underwater camera to photograph the only tropical coral reef in the continental United States. Top off your visit to Islamorada by shopping for gifts, souvenirs or something just for yourself at the Villages’ many boutiques and galleries.
This natural island is made up of five islands including Yacht Club Island, Center Island, Harbour Island, Plantation Island and Indies Island. Originally called The Indies House and then The Indies Inn, the resort was developed in the late 1960s. 85 slips are available and the marina offers full provisioning including groceries, bait and tackle, clothing and more.
Visit the Turtle Hospital, the Dolphin Research Center, or for a day full of historical and archeological interest, enjoy Crane Point Hammock. City Marina at Garrison Bight on Key West’s north side offers 30 transient slips, laundry, bath and showers. Casual dining starts by the waterfront at Alonzo’s Oyster Bar, or in town at Blue Heaven with its cozy outdoor setting and live music. It is pricey, and it’s obvious that no amenity has been overlooked, from the beautifully appointed spacious bungalows, pool, and Zen Garden to the full serivce spa. Because this cluster of islands, measuring approximately 80 square miles, lies in the area of water that connects the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, it was used heavily in the 1800s by the Spanish as a popular shipping channel.
A national monument, Fort Jefferson has a circa-1826 lighthouse, a moat, a campground, historic parade grounds, and picnic grounds.
You’ll dinghy over to the dinghy beach to explore this fascinating abandoned structure because the dock at Garden Key is available to the public only at specific hours.
You may encounter the 46-square mile ecological preserve that protects the marine resources of Dry Tortugas National Park. With a wide range of fish available, this might be the only place in the world where you can catch a sailfish in the morning, and then go to backcountry and catch other fish in just inches of water.
At Marathon’s Crane Point you’ll can snorkel or dive Sombrero Reef, the only living coral barrier reef in the United States.
Wea€™ll return to dock at South Beach, where youa€™ll experience the best of Miami nightlife.
Key Largo is a wildlife haven with two state parks, a national park, and a national marine sanctuary. During the day, enjoy watersports, fishing, diving, golfing or shopping, because once the sun sets, youa€™ll be ready to truly begin your Key West experience.
Enjoy an afternoon of water sports and sunbathing before relaxing on the deck of your yacht with a cocktail in hand to watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. We look forward to seeing you again as you take a return trip to the beautiful Florida Keys! The state of Florida is synonymous with water - it has two coastal borders in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico and is home to some 30,000 lakes. Palm Beach County includes West Palm Beach and many city-on-the-beach areas and two great islands. Plan time to wander through the historic village with its mansions from the bygone era and see the classic yachts lined up along the waterfront.
From Boothbay Harbor the next stop is beautiful Camden, Maine, and you can't leave without seeing Mount Desert and Acadia National Park. If your yacht finds itself in Sag Harbor, the American Bar is the place to see and be seen.

The royal family often comes to the boatshow as well, so you may see them on the docks or be seated next to them in one of the many small eateries or hotels that surround the port that makes up the center of Monaco. A city for pedestrians and mariners, there are no cars or bicycles, just gondolas, water taxis, and your own two feet. There are 1,185 islands off the coast of Croatia and only 66 are inhabited, which makes for fantastic island hopping. Greece is a country blessed with more than 10,000 miles of coastline and some 1,500 islands. Whether the international hot spots of Miami or Palm Beach are your destination, cruising in the beautiful Florida sunshine, is a year-round treat. Leaving from Key Biscayne in Miami, cruise toward Key Largo, the gateway to the Florida Keys.
On the edge of the Grand Bahamas Bank, you will have the sense of being on the world's largest swimming pool, with crystal-clear aqua waters stretching beyond the horizon and beyond.
Protected in large part from development by the Exumas Land and Sea Park, these islands would be recognizable by Columbus.
Antigua is an excellent embarkation point for a charter, as your yacht may either cruise north to St.
Mexico's Caribbean coast cradled the advanced civilization of the Maya, with ruins such as Tulum and Chichen Itza still standing as testimony.
Unbelievable coral reefs for snorkeling and diving can be found all along the coast of Belize. Rich in history, Bahia Navidad is limitless in its beauty from rugged jungle to white sand beaches with everything from steep mountain ranges to coconut plantations in between. If surfing is your bag, then Todos Santos is a must as it harbors several of the best breaks along the entire Pacific coast. Perhaps the words of a well-known travel journalist who, when writing about the South Pacific, said it best, “These are the lands before the wind.
The names themselves conjure images of times past, great voyages of discovery and pitched battles, now etched in history. Some of the worlds best diving, fishing, and snorkeling can be found right off the coast of Australia.
Visit the island of Mahe and wander onto one of its 70 beaches, sun bathe, surf, or dine at the beach where the chef will prepare your catch-of-the-day. These were formed when the supercontinent Godwanaland separated while the earth was taking its current shape.
As the largest of the coralline islands and a World Heritage Site the Aldabra Atoll is probably the most well known.
On the Islands, a multitude of animals, by most people only known from the Discovery Channel, are romping about: the main reason for tourists and nature lovers to pay the Galapagos Islands a visit. At low tide the water of Biscayne Bay which surrounds Stiltsville is one to three feet deep and is comprised of several navigational channels allowing viewing of the unique and historic homes. After petitions were signed by 75,000 people, the Park Service reversed its decision and included Stiltsville as part of Biscayne National Park.
After boarding the yacht in Miami in the morning, we’ll begin by cruising south past Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. Camp sites are available on Elliott Key, as well as picnicking, swimming, wildlife watching, fishing, hiking, and 36 boat slips. Cruise in your charter yacht to other well known dive sites including the famous Italian replica statue, Christ of the Abyss, and the 17-acre Molasses Reef.
When the island first began to be developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s, each canal was connected with an ornate Venetian style arched bridge. Whether offshore, reef fishing, back country or flats fishing appeals, you’ll find easy access to either the Atlantic Ocean or Florida Bay.
Stop into Camille’s for a fresh morning brunch, or try one of the best, juiciest hamburgers ever at Cheeseburger Key West.
The islet is a popular wedding spot and is known for its fine dining – reservations required.
The grounds are available for walking around but the lighthouse is not available for tours. Charter a yacht in Florida and submerge yourself into the depths of an underwater paradise and experience the beauty of marine life. Enjoy a drink and the ocean breeze at a beach party or head indoors to one of the finest night clubs in the country for a wild night of dancing. The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is Americaa€™s first underwater park and offers an amazing array of fishes and colorful coral. Head to Mallory Dock for the Sunset Celebrations, which is an impromptu occurrence every day of the week. Florida yacht charterers can follow the intercostal highway; with it's myriad of secluded cove beaches, seaside towns, great anchorages and excellent marina facilities, for miles and miles. Petersburg is a great place to charter a yacht because it offers quiet cruising in warm protected areas that are home to many dolphins.
Lobster, cod, clam chowder, clambakes, quahogs, striped bass, lighthouses, historical sites, and sailing yacht regattas are just a few. Be sure to leave your yacht and eat some of your meals ashore at the many varied famous restaurants in Newport.
The Vineyard's beaches range from quiet, secluded coves to rugged stretches of coastline with thundering surf.
Acadia's 40,000 acres contain some of the most spectacular and varied scenery on the Eastern Seaboard: a rugged coastline of surf-pounded granite and an interior graced by sculpted mountains, quiet ponds, and lush deciduous forests. A wondrous mixture of opulence and grandeur, mixed with a splash of old world culture, and sprinkled by glittering nightlife. Croatia is the new hotspot in Europe, with beautiful beaches and picturesque historical towns - this coast is not to be missed! Explore the Intra Coastal Waterway (ICW) all the way from Fernandina Beach to the southernmost point in the United States, Key West. Offshore fishing is excellent here - just a short cruise east to the Gulf Stream's abundant current. Shopping is delightful along Las Olas Boulevard, with sidewalk cafes and unique boutiques to explore for those days when you want to enjoy shoreside activities. As the paparazzi have proved, it's possible to catch a celebrity enjoying the moon over Miami. With the ocean on one side and the bay on the other, Hopetown in the Abacos is one of our favorites.
More mountainous than the Virgin Islands, with a decidedly Dutch and French Flavor, an itinerary encompassing these islands is a wonderful choice. Visits to Tobacco Caye, Lighthouse Reef, and Ambergris Caye are must see tops on any Belize itinerary. Imagine a 200-slip mega yacht marina and five-star resort – the new Grand Bay Hotel complete with a golf course, tennis courts, and cascading pools all connected by water slides ending at the main pool with a swim up bar under a large palapa.
There are thirteen island nations, with a total population of just over six million people. You will experience a warm welcome from the inhabitants along with the beauty of its ancient temples.
Around every corner in New Zealand is another perfect bay surrounded by rugged mountain landscapes.
Get into the history and culture of the islands when you visit the legendary Vallee de Mai, Le Jardin du Roi spice garden, St. Aldabra is also the original home of the giant tortoises which are now commonly found across the Seychelles and in Mauritius. The volcanic Galapagos platform originated probably not more than 15 million years ago and the oldest island not more than 2.4 million years ago.
Stiltsville began in the 1930s with a few houses on stilts including “Crawfish” Eddie Walker’s shack where he sold beer, bait and crawfish chowder. Elliott Key stands out from the previous keys because it is the only one with drinking water. Everglades National Park, a 1.4 million-acre natural ecosystem to the west of Key Largo reachable by charter yacht, offers a wide variety of wildlife viewing including 300 species of birds, tours and fishing.
Another marina is Sombrero Resort & Lighthouse Marina located conveniently near Sombrero Beach, a public beach with picnic tables and a playground. Other choices are the Galleon Marina at Galleon Resort, Conch Harbor Marina, or Key West Bight Marina.If fishing is your game, Key West offers an ocean-full of choices.
Though the resort is private, visitors can dock at the resort’s marina and enjoy the pool, powdery white sand beach, swimming and snorkeling, and water sports equipment.
And, this unique natural landscape offers sea grass beds, sea turtle and bird nesting habitats.
As the sun sets, you can tender out to Indian Key, where you can watch the colors fade from the sky on this natural key. Youa€™ll see musicians, jugglers, and mimes as you walk to one of the sidewalk cafes, open-air bars, or elegant restaurants. The fishing fleets and trading schooners of New England, the farmers, the mill workers, the craftsmen, the explorers, the founding fathers, and the New York aristocrats' summer homes have left an important historical legacy.
Whether you choose to cruise in the Peloponnese, Saronic Gulf, Cyclades, Sporades, Ionian, or the Dodecanese, an exciting experience awaits around every corner. Taylor-Made Yacht Chartres can arrange for preferred dockage at Key Largo's exclusive Ocean Reef Club - where adults and children will enjoy being pampered by the amenities of this private resort.
Historically you can visit Sloppy Joe's where the annual Hemmingway contest is held each year.
A stop at the Atlantis Resort (on Nassau's Paradise Island), with its fantastic water slides through shark infested waters, world class Casino, and nightly entertainment, is a great jumping off point for any Bahamas charter itinerary. Follow the tide on the yacht’s waverunners through the mangrove lined rivers on Shroud Cay, one will end up at one of the most remarkable beaches in the world. Have a lobster BBQ on the beach in Anguilla or tie up Mediterranean style to the quay in Gustavia, St. The base of the British Colonial naval fleet, Antigua, boasts 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. There is much history here in Antigua with a dockyard named for Admiral Horatio Nelson. A combination of old meets new in style and attitude, the capital of Baja de California Sur boasts charming hotels and restaurants…a mix of friendly faces and old ME-JI-CO.
No trip is complete without a visit to the volcanic Malaysian Islands, particularly Langkawi with its dramatic coasts and exotic flora and fauna. Over time, other houses were built in the water community until 1960 when there were said to be as many as 27 houses.
Probably the most well known park is the famous John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America’s first underwater state park. Try flats fishing for tarpon, bonefish or permit, sport fishing for grouper or kingfish, or deep sea fishing for dolphin, tuna, wahoo, marlin or sailfish. Children under 16 are not permitted, and in the interest of peace and quiet, no television or telephones are allowed. A stroll along the new boardwalk surrounding the natural harbor is a must as is a cerveza or rum along Main street with the accompaniment of a 15 member Mariachi Band playing in one of the many outdoor restaurants.
For the adventuresome, this is perhaps the closest example of Shangri-la you'll ever find. They were not all strictly fisherman’s residences, though, as some of the more famous – including the Quarterdeck Club and the Bikini Club, attracted Miami celebrities and politicos.
A delicate ecosystem is preserved for nature lovers to enjoy, as well as camping, fishing, swimming, and nature tours. Key West’s azure waters and the nearby living coral reef and artificial reefs tempt divers and snorkelers to go exploring. With numerous deserted cays and quaint tropical villages, the Grenadines are quickly becoming a destination of choice, for those Charterers looking to explore more remote areas. Movies and TV shows have featured Stiltsville’s unique character, and one of the homes was used as the cornerstone of a national ad campaign for Pittsburgh Paint. Other parks include the Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical Site, and the Caribbean Shipwreck Museum and Research Institute.Love to fish?
Barts to choose from, or just relax on board and let your five-star chef delight you with culinary expertise. Fishing of all kinds is available on Key Largo on the ocean side as well as in the calmer waters of the bay side. Petersburg, like much of Florida also features exciting nightlife, should you be in the mood for action?
Get the full tour on Key West’s Conch Train or Old Town Trolleys, or just walk the island enjoying the art galleries, Victorian homes, Key West Aquarium and Fort Zachary Taylor.
There are several places to swim with the dolphins, take airboat rides or glass bottom boat rides, or embark on an Everglades safari.

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