Miami - From Ft. Lauderdale it's an invigorating 3+ hour sail down Florida's coast to the Port of Miami. Here you can enjoy the iconic Miami Skyline as we anchor in front of the historic Miami Marine Stadium and watch the sky illuminate in city lights. The anchorage is an ideal spot for paddle boarding, people watching, sundowners and dance parties on the bow.
Coconut Grove - From Ft. Lauderdale it's a 4+ hour adventure to Coconut Grove. Depending on the sea state we can either tuck into the Port of Miami with views of the skyline as we narrowly duck under the Rickenbacker Causeway Bridge. Or we can continue down the Atlantic Ocean and round the cape of Key Biscayne, spotting the Cape Florida Lighthouse and historic Stiltsville. We can hang out at Nixon's Sandbar for some fun local flare or anchor next to some weekend party goers on their megayachts and enjoy some entertaining people watching. If you prefer a more relaxing setting, Hobie Island Beach Park or Dinner Key offer just that.
Upper Keys - Departing from Ft. Lauderdale it is a 2 day journey, stopping at either Miami or Coconut Grove along the way. We then journey inside the 70n square mile, John Pennycamp Coral Reef State Park. It is the first underwater state park and boasts beautiful coral formations, sunken statues and abundant marine life. Time and weather permitting Tavernier Key offers still more reefs, a Wild Bird Sanctuary and a drawbridge to the Gulf side. From there we can access a calm anchorage ideal for paddle boarding and a quick dinghy ride to The Oceanview Inn & Sports Pub in Islamorada for entertainment and local fare.
Middle Keys - Picking up from either Tavernier or Marathon (not available on a round trip FTL trip). We can either dock at one of our favorite secluded marinas for quick access to restaurants, bars, grocery and liquor store and the famous Sea Turtle Hospital or moor in mooring field for a dinghy ride to the same. There are many beautiful reefs and snorkel spots to hit as we travel south. We make a stop in Bahia Honda State Park to snorkel the ledge, visit the beach or do some paddle boarding. If seas permit, there is an amazing reef with Goliath Groupers off of Big Pine. From there it's off to Key West. From Key West we will visit Snipe Point, undeniably the most beautiful beach in the Keys accessible only by boat. Disembarking in Key West.
Key West - Oh Key West! One of our favorite places. We highly recommend upgrading to a couple nights at a marina to get a taste of all the land based activities. It is a one-of-a-kind adventure. From the water there are calm anchorages with legendary sunsets, Snipe Pointe - a sandbar/beach on the Gulf side, out-island beaches and swim and snorkel spots.
Freeport to Abacos - From West End towards Yankee Cay or Big Fish / Barefoot area, then southbound through Spanish, Nunjack, Green Turtle to Treasure Cay. Disembarking in Treasure Cay.
Abacos South - Departing Treasure Cay towards Great Guana, passing through Man of War, Hope Town, Lubbers to the Pelicans.
Blue Water Sailing - From Pelican long blue water sail around the southern point of Great Abaco Island and up to Sandy Point. This is more of an advanced sail in open seas, for the adventurer looking to get some blue water time, not focusing on the excursions. With a winddown at Gorda Cay or "Castaway Cay" as Disney calls it. Disembarking at Sandy Point.