8 Days / 7 Nights
This sample itinerary takes in some of Florida’s best spots, running south from the beach party capital of Miami to the Florida Keys, a stunning coral cay archipelago that feels worlds away from the bustle of mainland USA.
Join your yacht in Miami Beach, easily accessible from airports worldwide. Settle in onboard and spend time relaxing on the iconic Miami Beach, testing out the yacht’s paddleboards and kayaks, or diving from the swim platform. Alternatively, hit the shopping districts of Miami for the best designer items. Later, enjoy dinner onboard or hit the legendary clubs of South Beach, where VIP access can be arranged.
Depending on your yacht’s draft and the tides, explore the national marine park of Biscayne Bay, south of the Rickenbacker Causeway. This natural paradise offers fabulous views of the Miami skyline while being a quiet retreat from the city’s high-octane style. Discover Biscayne’s crystal-clear water, kayak around emerald islands, snorkel coral reefs teeming with vibrant colorful fish, dive shipwrecks, or fish for lobster.
The first in the chain of the Florida Keys, Key Largo is one of the top diving areas in the US. Don your yacht’s dive gear and explore the world’s largest artificial reef, the huge shipwreck of the USS Spiegel Grove (over 500ft in length), and the extraordinary John Pennekamp Coral Reef Underwater State Park with its Christ of the Deep statue. Return to the yacht for cocktails on deck with views over mangrove forests.
Stretching through 20 miles of blue waters, the ‘Village of Islands’ takes in Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper, and Lower Matecumbe Keys, Shell, and Lignumvitae. Famed worldwide for its sport fishing, its blue waters are ideal for an excursion – we can arrange local expert guides to show you the best waters. Expect a haul of bonefish, tarpon, snook, and redfish in shallow waters. Guests who prefer diving and snorkeling can explore the shipwreck of the Eagle or a range of lively spots including Alligator Reef, Davis Reef, and Conch Wall.
Halfway down the Florida Keys, the tiny island of Duck Key is taken over by the luxury Hawks Cay resort. Spend the day here, relaxing in the award-winning spa or by the pool. Head out to the nearby waters for fishing, snorkeling, paddleboarding, or an afternoon on the yacht toys.
Take a tender to Newfound Harbor, a chain of islands just south of Little Palm Island extending west from the east end of Big Pine Key. The keys offer some of the best boulder corals in the Keys, including star corals and giant brain corals, all in very shallow waters under 18ft. Swim with angelfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish, damsels, wrasses, grunts, snappers, parrotfish mix and grouper. Spot Florida Key deer as they paddle between islands, or look up for a possible sighting of an American bald eagle.
Known for its independent off-the-grid spirit, Key West offers something for every charter guest. Enjoy high-octane fun on the yacht’s water toys, kayak to mangrove islands, or relax on quiet sandbars. Start your evening with cocktails on the bridge deck or a rum punch at one of the island’s cocktail bars, such as The Other Side, serving a very rare gin in speakeasy-style surroundings. Continue on to one of Key West’s luxury restaurants, topped by the legendary Louie’s Backyard, with a spectacular oceanfront setting perfect for watching the sunset.
An overnight sail on the outside up to Government Cut and into Miami, sailing with the Gulf Stream will make for a very fast sail. We will arrange transfers to a hotel where you can continue your holiday, or to the international airport for onward travel.