There is no doubt that Florida is a tropical paradise. It is the delight of numerous sea enthusiasts, who, for most of the year, enjoy all that its coasts have to offer. It is also very well known that the Sunshine State offers numerous first-class tourist attractions and accommodations for boat owners all over its extensive coastlines.
Boating is one of the favorite activities of Floridians and visitors alike, and there is a good reason for that. The state counts not only on its natural beauty in the form of numerous nature reserves and parks, but it also has a high-end infrastructure to enjoy yachting, fishing, docking, and other related activities.
However, given the size of the Sunshine State, it can seem daunting at first to know what places to visit first. Thankfully, even among the great variety, there are 3 destinations that are way above the average in terms of luxury, activities and general leisure.
Yes, the city itself is a tourist wonderland. It has the shops, it has the beaches, and it has the nightlife. It is also a great place for boating.
The first-class marinas, the ample and high-end docking infrastructure, the inland waterways that facilitates never having to really leave your boat, and its incredible waters are just one of the reasons Miami is one of the preferred boating destinations in the whole of the United States.
Also, Miami is a great place to plan a boat trip to the Bahamas, which is only 25 miles south.
Did you know that the largest estuary in Florida and one of the best places for boating is Tampa Bay? It is not only that the city is known for catering to the cruising enthusiasts, but that the place has access to numerous natural beauties you should not be missing on your boat trip.
Want to see the 19th-century fort? There is one at Egmont Key. Feeling for some island crystalline beaches? Caladesi Island is one of the very few state parks in which you can dock comfortably. In fact, the number of islands you can visit in just a short trip is as mindblowing as enjoying the sunset while relaxing on the Gulf Coast.
The Florida Keys
Nothing screams boating and water sports like these beloved and very famous archipelago.
Key Largo is famous for its scuba diving opportunities, as many adventurous divers usually have fun exploring its shipwrecks and incredibly biodiverse reefs. For experienced fishermen, there is also Islamorada, which is one of the most popular places in the world for deep-sea fishing and sports fishing.
Of course, there is no talking about the Keys that does not end in the mention of the iconic Key West. Idyllic sunsets, white sand, crystal-clear water, world-class snorkeling, wild nightlife, and all-around hyper-luxury experience, and no visit to the Keys is completed without setting foot in this beautiful place.
If you are as crazy for boating as we are, start planning your trip to these 3 spots at the Sunshine State. You will never regret it.