Charter a superyacht in Florida to discover a sun-kissed archipelago with a unique blend of culture and history. It really is the best way to enjoy North America’s only coral barrier reef, at the Florida Keys.
Teaming with tropical marine life, the warm turquoise water of the Florida Straits is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Drop anchor in a secluded bay, then slip beneath the surface of the ocean and discover a whole new world. Get up close with sharks, turtles and the elusive Florida manatee in the calm, shallow waters around the islands.
Ultra-fresh and absolutely delicious, Florida is famous for its vibrant cuisine. Dine out on exciting flavours and strong Cuban and Caribbean influences. Enjoy dinner island-style with your feet in the sand as the sun sets over the ocean. Freshly-caught seafood is always on the menu, with cracked conch the undisputed star of the show.
Start your Florida superyacht charter in Panama City, a true gem on the Emerald Coast. Hit the links at the Bay Point Resort Golf Club, where you can take a lesson from a PGA-approved pro. Toast the sunset with cocktails on the sundeck of your luxury charter. before cruising overnight to St. Petersburg
Enjoy a second day in Panama City and indulge in local shopping. Or, if you wish, there are two hiking trails to enjoy taking in scenic views from the city. Culture vultures can tour the local art galleries including ‘The Gallery of Art’ and boutiques. Explore the miles of sandy beaches or visit St. Andrews Nature Park and choose between scuba diving, snorkelling or bird watching. Take out a tender and go deep-sea fishing. Relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and watersports at anchor.
Wake up in beautiful St. Petersburg, otherwise known as The Sunshine City with an average of 361 days a year. You’ll be spoiled for choice with activities to choose from with 137 parks. Visit the 245 acre Boyd Hill Nature Reserve, meet the flamingos at the Sunken Gardens or take on the 37-mile long Punellas Trail hike. For art enthusiasts, there are a few amazing museums in the area including The Chihuly Collection, the newly opened Salvador Dali Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Spend the day in Tampa shopping and dining in one of the abundance of great restaurants. Begin in the historic district of Ybor City and take a tour of the neighbourhood that was founded in 1880. Stop by the Ybor City Museum or Tampa Baseball Museum. You could cruise up to one of the many beaches and soak up the Florida sun at Fort de Soto Park or Caladesi Island State Park. Tampa has become a foodie destination with one of the most creative food scenes in the United States.
Head to Key West to get a true taste of island paradise without leaving the States. Go kayaking in the backcountry, swim with dolphins, go diving and snorkelling in the crystal blue sea or just relax at the beach. At only four miles long and two miles wide, the culturally eclectic small city is closer to Cuba than Miami. Watch the sunset at Mallory Square, visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum or take a tender or seaplane to Dry Tortugas National Park. Check out the Victorian-style architecture and enjoy a slice of authentic Key Lime Pie.
Miami is notorious for being one of the trendiest hot spots around. It’s hard to believe that nearly 100 years ago Miami was merely mosquito-infested swampland. You’ll get to explore an unparalleled multicultural universe of Latin and Caribbean tongues, international cuisines and cultural events. Visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens to be blown away by this Italian Villa or take a trip down through the everglades for an unforgettable adventure on an airboat.
Wrap-up your Florida superyacht charter in Miami, and continue your vacation exploring the Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach and beyond.