With spectacular weather, world-class cuisine, and some of the best nightlife in America, Miami boasts something for everyone. But perhaps one of the city’s greatest appeals is its seemingly endless number of waterways and proximity to remote, tropical spots. There is no doubt that the best way to enjoy this city is by boat!

Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on the west, the Caribbean Sea on the south and the North Atlantic Ocean on its east, boat life in Miami is guaranteed to strike the perfect balance of relaxation and play. Take your pick of cruising the local beaches or head further afield to the azure waters of the Bahamas in your own boat or enjoy the luxury of chartering a boat.

However you choose to spend your time, these are some of our favorite boating spots in Miami:

Biscayne Bay
From emerald islands dotting crystal-clear waters to vibrant coral and exotic sea life, this magnificent lagoon is not only stunning, it’s a historical attraction. The snorkelling here is second to none and if you desire to explore on land, there is plenty of hikes, a golf course and restaurants with menus that will have your mouth watering just at the thought. Biscayne Bay is a beautiful boat trip if you enjoy the slow beach life and just need a few days to unwind.

The Bahamas
World-renowned as one of the finest luxury yacht charter destinations, the Bahamas are only a 5 hour trip away from Miami. Epitomising the tropical island paradise feel of the Caribbean, the Bahamas offer unlimited possibilities for diving and watersports. Modern ports such as Nassau are perfect for everything you could want ashore. With a year-round balmy climate, this post card perfect destination is the ultimate vacation escape.

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
For a truly unbelievable boating experience in Miami, the Intracoastal has it all. A network of canals, bays, inlets, and rivers, the Intracoastal runs the length of the Eastern Seaboard, divided into two sections: Atlantic and Gulf. In Miami, the Atlantic Intracoastal provides some of the most scenic routes, giving boaters a taste of Miami’s natural beauty and architectural marvels.

Dry Tortugas National Park
Located west of Key West island and near the Gulf of Mexico, the Dry Tortugas National Park is an absolute paradise, and its scenery, culture, and history are what make it the most overlooked National Parks.
Accessible only by boat or waterplane, the chain of seven islets (including the preserved Fort Jefferson) 68 miles off the coast of Key West, is a unique and relatively private destination to explore unique scenery and history.
Dry Tortugas is located a bit farther from Miami and therefore perfect if you are looking for a multi-day trip.

Florida Keys
The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands known as a destination for fishing, boating, snorkelling and scuba diving. Key West is an island rich in history, activities and nightlife. Check out Mallory Square, when tightrope walkers, jugglers and animal acts perform before the fiery sun settling into the Gulf of Mexico.

To charter a boat to any of these destinations or anywhere else in Florida, get in touch today and learn how H2O Yacht Co. can turn your dream escape into a reality.

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