Miami day charter sample itinerary

Sep 17, 2019

Whether your luxury Miami yacht charter is a full day or a half day, the time is yours to enjoy! Our experienced captains will speak with you prior to the charter or even when you arrive to find out what you would like to do. Swimming? Sightseeing? Dining at a waterfront restaurant? Miami’s Biscayne Bay offers a vast array of possibilities. We’ve created a sample Miami day charter itinerary – but remember, this is only one possibility! Your itinerary can be adjusted to suit your preferences. Are you ready to sit back and enjoy your luxury charter experience? Welcome aboard!

Departing from Miami, your charter yacht will cruise across Biscayne Bay toward Stiltsville Channel. Stiltsville, located within Biscayne National Park one mile south of Key Biscayne, is a small village of 1930 to 1960’s-era homes built on wood and concrete pilings. Although at one time there were as many as 27 residences occupied by fisherman and celebrities or operating as high end clubs, various hurricanes have left only seven houses still standing. Don’t miss the charm of this unique water home community during your charter.

By the east entrance of Stiltsville, your charter will make a U-turn and go back by the south side of Key Biscayne and the 500+-acre Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Here you will be able to see the Cape Florida Lighthouse, and you can ask your captain about disembarking to enjoy the beautiful state park beach. Be sure to explore No Name Harbor and you may wish to enjoy a seafood meal at the popular Boater’s Grill restaurant.

From there, your yacht charter will go towards downtown Miami, passing by the 82-acre Virginia Key and going under the Rickenbacker Causeway Bridge. The popular Rusty Pelican restaurant located on Virginia Key and the Miami Marine Stadium with its rich cultural history are visible right from the Intracoastal Water way. Miami Marine Stadium was built for power boat racing in the 1960’s and was also used for concerts, with orchestras placed on the pontoon platforms, as well as for sporting events such as boxing. After damage in 1992 by Hurricane Andrew, the stadium was listed as one of the country’s most endangered historic places. Today the graffiti-covered stadium is a distinctive site from the water, filled with both history and potential.

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Cruising toward downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, your charter will pass by Brickell Avenue and the Financial District of Miami as well as the Mandarin Oriental Hotel located on Brickell Key. Enjoy the views of Bayfront Park and the Bayside Marketplace, a hub of retail for any style and restaurants to please any palate. By Watson Island, your captain will make a right turn towards Star Island and Flagler Memorial Island, where an obelisk memorial to Miami pioneer Henry Flagler stands and welcomes yachters to the island’s beach. As you cruise around Star Island, keep watch and be sure to take pictures, as your jaw drops at the beautiful celebrity homes. Depending on the weather conditions and your yacht’s amenities, your Miami charter yacht can drop anchor by Star Island for your group to swim or use jet skis and water toys. After water activities, your rental yacht adventure will continue, bringing into sight the Miami Beach Marina and the exclusive Fisher Island, originally home to the Vanderbilt family and known as the highest valued real estate in the United States.

Next, you’ll continue north toward Miami River passing by the Port of Miami. After a short visit on the Miami River, your route will go south again by Brickell Key, Brickell Avenue and Rickenbacker Causeway Bridge. Upon once again entering Biscayne Bay, prepare to admire Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, former home to International Harvester founder James Deering and one of the oldest residences in the Miami area, now turned into a museum. From there your private yacht will travel across the bay toward Key Biscayne sand bar, the perfect place for swimming and water sport activities. When your group has enjoyed water, sun and fun to Miami’s fullest capability, your captain will return you, tired but happy, to the marina.

The beauty of a half day or full day private charter is that it is only limited by your imagination. Each charter can be different, with different sights and activities of your choosing. Our responsive captains and crew will discuss your route with you and accommodate your wishes, whether you want to see as much of Miami and Biscayne Bay as possible, or simply cruise to a sandbar and stay there all day! This route is only a suggestion. Please enjoy reading more about the beautiful Miami sites here at our destination guide. And don’t forget to plan for food – you may wish to stop at a waterfront restaurant for a sit down dinner, or just to pick up dinner to enjoy on the boat. Here is a helpful link to our guide to waterfront restaurants.

So, wherever you cruise and whatever you’d like to do on the water, your Tropicalboat yacht charter adventure in Miami or the upper Florida Keys will be a memorable day, complete with a professional captain and crew that will welcome you aboard and ensure your safety and boating pleasure. In the words of author Kenneth Grahame, “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

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