Miami Yacht Charter Guide
Miami is a city of sun, salsa and superyachts. From locals chattering over Cortados in Little Havana, to the rich and beautiful posing and partying in South Beach, to ultra-modern architecture and glinting skyscrapers; the clashing cultures somehow work together to create a special and vibrant ambience. Home to some incredible superyacht marinas and host to some of the most impressive yachts, the best way to explore Miami is by private charter boat. The sheltered waterway is ideal for sailing and taking out the onboard toys, while the Everglades are spectacular to explore where you may see a local manatee cruising alongside your yacht. On land celebrities flock to the cosmopolitan, hedonistic city, making it the place to be seen. Be sure to get on the guest-list to the exclusive clubs and restaurants to experience the best that Miami has to offer.
Key Cruising Areas: Miami is an excellent base to explore the Florida Keys which provide excellent sailing around barrier reef, and the wild Everglades (south west) which are great for bird and wildlife spotting, or as the start of a Bahamian charter.
Don’t Miss: The Miami Beach Golf Club is one of the premier golf clubs in Florida. Play nine holes on the pristine course then head to the club restaurant – a reason to visit the course in itself!
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: The makeover of downtown Miami has been accompanied by a culinary renaissance, with a plethora of acclaimed restaurants offering Mexican street food to gourmet cuisine and everything in between. For classic French fine dining accompanied with beautiful architecture, try the tasting menus of Michelin starred chefs at the iconic Palme d’Or.
Local Culture: The fusion of cultures in Miami has produced the unique Miami Modern (“MiMo”) style. Walk around the art deco district of the city to view hundreds of murals and walls of street art, or explore one of the museums – the Bass Museum is set in an impressive old library and hosts world-class exhibitions.
Best Beach: For a peaceful evening take a picnic to Bahia Honda in the Keys. Paddle in the warm water and enjoy the balmy evening while the sun dips, creating a magnificent sunset that this beach is famous for.
IYC recommends: Miami is all about beaches, sun and nightlife. After some shopping at the upmarket Bal Harbor – complete with koi pond and art installations – spend the afternoon people watching on South Beach. Start the night with cocktails at the award winning Sweet Liberty – try a banana sesame sour – then head to one of the exclusive clubs to dance into the early hours.