Miami & Florida Keys
World class beaches and off-the-grid living
Miami & Florida Keys
8 day itinerary
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.
ART DECO BEACHES
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 colourful fish, dive shipwrecks or fish for lobster.
ENTER THE KEYS
The first in the chain of the Florida Keys, Kay 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.
VILLAGE OF ISLANDS
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 sportsfishing, 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 snorkelling 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, snorkelling, paddleboarding or an afternoon on the yacht toys.
Newfound Harbor Keys
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, surgeon fish, 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.
Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Miami. We will arrange transfers to a hotel where you can continue your holiday, or to the international airport for onward travel.