Miami Yacht Charter, USA
Miami and its extensive modern marina facilities are a crucial arrival and departure point for the Caribbean and Bahamas luxury yacht charter season during the winter months, and many include a couple of days to indulge in the cosmopolitan lifestyle before disappearing from the world to the deserted islands to the south.
Hollywood is right on the doorstep, as is the well-maintained Miami Beach, its bars, clubs and first-class restaurants and their sensational clientele. Unique modern museums such as the outdoor Wynwood Walls and Institute of Contemporary Art contrast splendidly with the Earnest Hemmingway Home & Muesum and the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens to provide hours of entertainment for all interests, and the Florida Keys are a great place for a family adventure at the beach or your own private party.
Both motor yachts and sailing yachts are suited to the Miami yacht charter grounds and marina facilities provide for superyachts of all sizes: Whether going for a holistic holiday aboard a modern catamaran or cruising in style aboard a classic motor yacht packed with spa amenities and audio-visual entertainments to keep the party going long into the night, you'll fit right in with the Miami luxury yachting lifestyle and will no doubt come back for more.
5 quick reasons to visit Miami:
Home to the Hollywood rich & famous, Sensational night life, Countless luxury stores and spas, Fantastic beaches, Excellent water sports and fishing grounds
More about this part of the Caribbean Sea
Miami along the south eastern coast of the United States is perfectly poised for a luxury yacht charter in Florida, to remote Bermuda or down to the Bahamas and Caribbean where the party is in full swing around Christmas and New Year.
The rich waters around the Florida Keys typically attract groups interested in fishing, and your on board chef can prepare your freshly caught lunch. The mangroves conceal some excellent snorkelling, kayaking and paddleboarding spots, then a short cruise south will take you to some of the spectacular pink sand beaches of the Bahamas, one example being the coast of Harbour Island.
Farther south still, Cuba is amongst the Greater Antilles islands and has a flavourful culture where street musicians serenade you and the period architecture is joined by colourful cars from the 1970s.
Many luxury yacht charter groups cruise through the Lesser Antilles, for the night life, shopping and pristine nature amongst Turks & Caicos Islands and the ever-popular British Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands.
Miami Yacht Charter Experiences
Miami Beach has been referred to as the 'American Riviera' and this multicultural, colourful and energetic destination is a top location to start off your luxury yacht charter: The Miami Botanical Gardens and the 38-acre Seaquarium on Virginia Key will appeal to family groups and those interested in flora and fauna, while to people watch Ocean Drive has fashion models and film stars aplenty on the beach and in the waterfront bars, cafes and restaurants.
Miami Beach Marina is positioned in the heart of South Beach, from which there is a long sandy spit on the seaward side of Biscayne Bay for sunbathing and water sports, and Miami International Airport is only a 15-minute taxi ride away. The area is replete with large resorts and superyacht facilities, and the marina itself is home to plenty of eateries and a dozen or so luxury stores catering to children and adults alike.
The Lincoln Road outdoor mall is a delight to the senses and features art galleries, shops and a mixture of Caribbean, Latin and European based music. You may also want to have some time either side of your Miami charter holiday to experience South Beach. This is another area in Miami that has flourished into a focus point for the arts, fashion and film industries. Close by is the Art Deco District with its early Twentieth Century hotels and architecture that are well worth snapping a picture to send home. Miami is one of the popular places to meet your charter yacht and begin your cruise through the Florida Keys and Bahamas.
Bimini Island to the east of Miami is likely to be the first stop of your Miami luxury yacht charter down to the Bahamas, but the Florida Keys should not be dismissed either: The waters around Florida Keys are considered excellent fishing grounds and Scuba divers will never be at a loss for places to visit, with locations ranging from beginner level all the way through to advanced.
Each Year, Miami and Fort Lauderdale host international boat shows, and this would be the perfect time to see the public debuts of a number of impressive superyachts from highly acclaimed names in the yachting industry.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
Miami, and Fort Lauderdale in particular, is seen as a launching point for the winter Caribbean luxury yacht charter season, when celebrities
This yacht charter season also happens to coincide with the region's reduced precipitation, with November through to April being the driest months before seeing a steady increase from May onward. However, rainfall tends to fall in short heavy bursts around evening as temperatures cool, so a charter during these months shouldn't be ruled out with forward planning.
When the coolest average temperature is 20°C/68°F in December and January, and the highest average is 28°C/82°F from July to September, Miami is a fantastic luxury yacht charter destination year-round for family groups, friends looking to party and event charters such as weddings and honeymoons.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:
As temperatures rarely make it below the 20°C/68°F mark even at the coldest times for the year, guests should pack for hot weather and the possibility of humidity, especially during the short autumn rainy season.
Smart-casual is what is generally worn around town, while a shirt or kaftan will cover up beachwear for the seaside clubs. You can pick up some glamorous evening attire from the massive Miami malls, or take along your favourites to dazzle through the night.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Miami Marina, Bay Harbour Marina, Key West Marina
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Joe's Stone Crab Seafood Restaurant (Miami Beach), Three restaurant (Wynwood), La Mar restaurant (Brickell Key) Lucali restaurant (South Beach), Le Sirenuse restaurant & bar (Surfside), Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company bar (Miami Beach), The Broken Shaker bar (Miami Beach), Mac's Club Deuce bar (Miami Beach)
A Must See Attraction:
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Wynwood Walls, Institute of Contemporary Art, Earnest Hemmingway Home & Muesum, Key West Lighthouse
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
SurfsideBeach, Haulover Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (Key Biscayne), Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (Key Biscayne), Fort Lauderdale Beach (Fort Lauderdale)
Local Yacht Events:
Cuba Rally, Bone Island Regatta, Sailing World Cup Regatta, Miami International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Best time to go:
Miami is a year-round luxury yacht charter destination, however is particularly comes alive over Christmas and New Year, and anyone wishing to book a luxury yacht charter during this time should secure their dates and vessel in advance.
The low season running from February until April can be an excellent time to grab an end-of-season bargain, and the weather remains warm and dry with sea temperatures remaining steady around 29°C/84°F and plenty of sunshine hours in the day.
Further Charter Information
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