Part of an ancient coral reef, the Florida Keys are synonymous with a popular destination for fishing, boating, snorkeling, and diving enthusiasts from all over the world. The symbol city, Key West, has always been a reminder for all those who wish to savor Caribbean life while remaining in the continental United States territory. Famous are its sunsets over the sea to be enjoyed in one of the many bars and clubs that characterize this city.
However, Key West is only the spearhead of a vast archipelago teeming with marine life. Let’s find out more about this exciting charter boat vacation destination!
Where are the Florida Keys located?
The Keys are a strip of hundreds of islands and islets extending for about 120 miles along the southern tip of the US state of Florida and ideally separate the Atlantic Ocean waters from those of the Gulf of Mexico.
They are connected to the mainland by the long Seven Mile Bridge viaduct, a long bridge that crosses and connects the major islands by tracing an arched line extending into the sea.
The beginning of the archipelago is located southeast of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles south of Miami, and stretches from northeast to southwest to westernmost Key West and the uninhabited Dry Tortugas.
Why choose Miami as your starting point to visit the Florida Keys?
Miami is one of the most attractive cities in the US. Its famous white beaches, the warm weather for most of the year, and the luxury neighborhoods make it the “place to be” for millions of tourists all around the world.
Furthermore, it is one of the best-organized cities in the world for everything related to yachting with dozens of marinas ready to satisfy every need.
Choosing Miami as your starting point is also advantageous from a logistical point of view both for its strategic position to the Florida Keys, and because, as a world tourist destination, it is served by air connections from all the main airports on the planet.
What is the best time for a boat trip here?
The climate that awaits you visiting the Keys is tropical, characterized by two main seasons: a dry one, from November to April, and a wet one, from May to October. It is during the dry season that the greatest flow of visitors from Europe, the United States, and in general from all over the world is concentrated. This is also the best time to sail these seas as there is no risk of copious rainfall or hurricanes while temperatures keep lower than in the hot and humid season remaining around 24-25 ° C.
What could be a possible 7-day itinerary in the Florida Keys?
At Your Boat Holiday, we specialize in preparing and managing itineraries tailored to our customer’s requests and preferences. What you see below is just one of the many possible itineraries that our company usually organizes in the Florida Keys:
- Day 1: set sail from Miami to spend the whole day discovering its wonders like the south beach, the iconic Star, Palm, and Hibiscus islands, or, why not, have a walk-in Ocean Drive, a street overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with a palm boulevard and a wide sidewalk. It is known for its Art Deco-inspired hotels and is very popular both day and night because of its numerous clubs, bars, and restaurants;
- Day 2: keep going south to the Key Biscayne National Park, the perfect place to unwind and relax on miles of golden sandy beaches or to discover its protected marine environment;
- Day 3: Route to the Everglades National Park, a huge natural reserve for local fauna, home for turtles, crocodiles, and sharks. Everglades are not exactly part of the Florida Keys but it is still worth a detour to this biodiversity-rich reserve made of swamps and vegetation that stretches over 1.5 million acres on the southern tip of the state of Florida.
- Day 4: reach Islamorada for a day dedicated to relaxation and tranquility that only this Key can transmit. Islamorada means “purple island” and probably owes its name to a jellyfish with a purple luminescence present in its waters;
- Day 5: let’s drop anchor in Key Marathon, considered the heart of the archipelago;
- Day 6: Keeping heading west we finally reach Key West, a great location for diving, snorkeling, and observing many fish species and coral on the only coral reef located in North America.
- Day 7: back to Miami for your relaxing last day onboard your rented boat;
For any information regarding this or another possible itinerary, do not hesitate to contact us! We will be happy to answer all your questions.
Contact now YBH Charter Brokers:
You can contact us by sending an email at [email protected] or by phone, calling +39 33436 00997, available also on WhatsApp for both calls and texting.
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