Key West Sailing Itinerary From Miami
Key West, the U.S. answer to the Caribbean, is the southernmost point of the Florida Keys archipelago, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba. Famed for its pastel-hued, conch-style houses, it’s a Yacht Vacations dream destination for those not wanting to leave the continental United States, but still experience coral reefs, diving and snorkeling – or simply relaxing on the beaches in the warm Florida sun. With Yacht.Vacations all itineraries are entirely flexible & personalized, the following example will give you an idea of what is possible on a 7 night miami yacht charter.
Day 1. Arrival – South Beach & Biscayne Bay
The metropolis of Miami is home to the best choice of yachts in Florida, and is likely the easiest destination for you to reach to begin your adventure.
Your first day on the water can give you an opportunity to view the homes of the rich and famous on Fisher Island, Palm Island, Star Island, and Hibiscus Island, or we can cruise into Biscayne Bay where you may see bottlenose dolphins and Florida manatees.
In the afternoon, you can return to South Beach where you can check out some of the most beautiful nightclubs or unwind with a drink on the deck, or head further south into the Biscayne National Park for a shorter passage the next day
Day 2: Cruise to the Florida Keys
After Breakfast, you sail south until reaching the beautiful Florida Keys. Along the way, you can enjoy the water sports your yacht offers such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, and diving.
The Keys are well known as an excellent yachting destination and have many attractions and activities. From a guided bicycle tour of Old Town Key West, or scaring yourself on the ghosts & mysteries tour, there is no shortage of fun things to do here.
After a busy morning you can enjoy a drink in one of the many bars or take a siesta by the water under the palm trees.
Day 3: Key Largo
Famous for it’s diving, snorkelling, and beautiful sunset views, Key Largo is a water lovers dream. With one of the worlds largest artificial reef’s, it’s an amazing place to experience life under the water.
If you prefer life above the water, the Everglades national park is a short drive away where you can see amazing wildlife.
Day 4: Key West
No crewed yacht charter is complete without a visit to the southernmost point in the continental US, Key West. This beautiful island is perfect for fishing and enjoy watersports.
No trip to Key West is complete without a drink on Duval Street and watching the sunset. You should also check out some of the great beaches in the area such as Higg’s Beach in the old town.
If you’re deep-sea fishing fans, this is a great place to hook some fresh mahi mahi or tuna
Day 5: Marquesas Keys
What we recommend for your 5th day on charter is, heading west to a group of uninhabited islands called Marquesas Keys. These are a group of 10 virgin islands that were formed several million years ago when a meteorite hit, that created a beautiful giant lagoon surrounded by mangroves and virgin white-sand beaches.
These virgin islands are the only natural atoll in the entire Western Hemisphere. The best way to explore Marquesas Keys? Kayak! The less adventurous can look forward to relaxing on the deck of your crewed yacht charter with a refreshing drink. There are endless options here for having a great time, and the sunsets aren’t to be missed!
Day 6: Little Torch Key
Your next destination should be the quaint Little Torch Key and the modern Little Palm Island Resort and Spa. Little Torch Key and its neighbors Ramrod Key and Summerland Key are an fantastic places for kayaking and fishing.
If you’re avid scuba divers, you can explore the nearby Ramrod Key before setting sail to the private island of Little Palm which is home to the exclusive Little Palm Island Resort and Spa. This exclusive retreat is only accessible by yacht. Whilst visiting the island, the more extreme of us can sky dive, and see the atoll from above.
Day 7: Home