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Less Popular (But Still Awesome) Florida Yacht Charter Destinations

September 29, 2017 Published by

You’ve no doubt heard that Fort Lauderdale is the yachting capital of the world. You likely know that Miami is best experienced from the beach. It is common knowledge that boating is a way of life in the Florida Keys.

These are some of the most common boating destinations in the sunshine state, but Florida has so much more to offer yachters. After all, the state has water on three sides so your opportunities for great yachting absolutely extend beyond the South Florida hotspots.

Cedar Key

Cedar Key is a bit of old fashioned Florida. Located about an hour Southwest of Gainesville, you can find plenty of coastal dining, fishing and houses on stilts in this region. Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park make for ideal daytime activities. At night pop into any of the local bars for a cold brew and some fresh seafood.

Amelia Island

Amelia Island is easy to reach but hard to forget. You won’t think you’re in Florida when visiting Amelia Island. There are 13 miles of beaches, wildlife and clear water. Its location in north Florida means the landscape resembles more of a Georgia vibe than Florida, creating a sense of the “where am I?” feeling – the true definition of vacation.

Sanibel Island

The weather on Sanibel Island, and nearby Captiva Island, is perfect all year long. Sanibel Island’s orientation is unique for yachters as it faces east and west instead of the more common north and south. The island is only 12 miles long and three miles wide. The small space creates a small town feel that you have to experience to truly understand.

Marco Island

Located in Southwest Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousands Islands. If you thought Sanibel Island was small, Marco Island is miniscule. The island is six miles long and four miles wide. Despite its size there are three marinas on the island, which make it an easily assessable vacation destination.

Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach is the perfect median between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. As a Boynton Beach vacationer you get the best Palm Beach has to offer – great weather, wide beaches, fresh seafood – without the crowds and traffic. Boynton Beach is 20 minutes South of Palm Beach and about 30 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale beach.

Visit These Locations (and More) via a Florida Yacht Charter

At Neptune Group Yachting it is our goal to connect you with a yacht that meets all of your vacation needs. Based in Fort Lauderdale, we can accommodate a yachting trip throughout South Florida, to international destinations, as well as the lesser-known and quieter locations in the region. Let us help you put the pieces of your vacation together.  Check out our fleet and give us a call to get started today.



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