Tired of the cold weather? Escape the cold and book a winter yacht charter in the sunshine state this year. Florida offers a multitude of charter destinations on the Gulf Coast stretching from Key West up to Tarpon Springs, ideal for yacht charters year-round, especially from the months of October-April. Experience a safe alternative to luxury travel, warm-climate, and ultimate relaxation and entertainment aboard a luxury yacht charter. Adventure through the “boating capital of the world” first hand with these top 5 Florida Gulf Coast yacht charter destinations for winter.
Located at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys is this ultimate boating paradise. Key West offers many entertainment options such as fishing, snorkeling, and diving, that will satisfy any craving for adventure. The crowning jewel of the Keys is also home to the best sunset in the USA. As captivating as the waterways are, a visit on land is also necessary! See the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and the winter home of President Harry S. Truman, set within the scenic and luxuriant town.
Take in the breathtaking views of Naples, Florida, the perfect charter for all ages. Naples is the second-largest county in Florida, with 80% of its land dedicated to nature preserves and parks. This area is well known for its architectural inspiration and luxury lifestyle that came from Naples, Italy. This beach-side city offers an array of activities off land such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, fishing, dolphin spotting, and much more. On land, splurge a little with some high-end shopping, indulge yourself in fine dining options, play a round of golf at a beach-side course, visit the Revs Institute for Classic Cars, or simply take a stroll on the endless coastline of white sand beach.
Sarasota, Florida, is home to the #1 beach in the U.S. and #11 in the world, better known as Siesta Key Beach. Although this beach is a must-see, there is so much more to this city to explore. This dynamic art city is filled with a variety of entertainment options on and off the water. With the calm waters of Sarasota, you can relish in endless options when it comes to water festivities. Enjoy anything from a day of offshore fishing and kayaking to a relaxed sunset dinner aboard your charter yacht. Explore all that city has to offer including, an array of art galleries, award-winning dining, plenty of quaint shops, and a vibrant nightlife.
Experience some of the best boating spots on the Gulf Coast in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay is the state’s largest estuary that offers hidden bays and rivers that make this destination a true treasure. Anchor up near Shell Key and Beer Can Island, or cruise your way to Egmont Key, where you can explore the ruins of a 19th Century army fort. Tampa Bay is also home to over 200 species of fish, making the area a diverse wildlife region popular with anglers of all types.
Once docked, tour St. Petersburg, where you will find entertainment options such as the Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection, Sunken Gardens, Clearwater Marine Aquarium as well as the Great Expectations Children’s Museum. In Tampa, check out the Busch Gardens theme park, Tampa Riverwalk, Lowry Park Zoo, and Ybor City State Museum. The area is also abundant in top-rated dining options, diverse shops, and plenty of five-star activities and attractions.
Known as the sponge capital of the world, Tarpon Springs is not only famous for some of the world’s finest sponges but it is also home to some of the best Greek restaurants, markets, and bakeries in the country. Eat and shop your way around town on Dodecanese Avenue in the Sponge Dock District of Tarpon Springs. This quaint street thrives as both historic and current tourist attractions. This popular yacht destination also offers several remarkable beaches that are great for swimming, windsurfing, cruising, and other watersports. Visit Anclote Key, which is a State Park Preserve with a historic lighthouse, bird nesting colonies, and pristine beaches.
Now comes the best part, planning your charter vacation— and you can start today. Reach out to our charter specialist below. Madison will help you make your vacation YOUR vacation; take your group out on the water to swim, play, dine, and experience the yachting lifestyle first hand. Start planning your winter getaway now.