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Florida Yacht Charters

Florida is the perfect vacation destination, featuring a seamless balance between tropical beauty and a mix of quiet charm and exciting nightlife. Choose your own pace as you cruise the crystal-clear waters of the Keys and enjoy an abundance of seafood restaurants boasting locally caught fresh catch, as well as famous pubs and bars. 

With white sandy beaches like the Bahamas and the sensational scuba diving of locations like Belize, Florida offers you the very best of the Americas. Make sure to take advantage of everything Florida has to offer on a Moorings Yacht Charter.

Where can I sail in Florida?

At the southernmost tip of Florida lay The Florida Keys, rich in history and natural splendor. Home to the only barrier reef in North America, the waters surrounding the Keys are overflowing with wildlife and live coral heads. Set sail on a Florida yacht charter with The Moorings and cast off from Key West, where you’ll enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

From the majestic dolphins at Newfound Harbor to the incredible coral reef at Sombrero Reef, follow one of our idyllic Key West itineraries and uncover the treasures of Florida. Whether you take the helm and navigate yourself around the turquoise waters or hire a skipper to guide you, book your next sailing adventure today!

Sailing a Yacht in Florida

Beautiful weather, bustling culture, rich history and so many exciting things to explore…Florida is the perfect destination for any yacht charter! Whether you’re traveling with friends, family or as a couple, the Keys have something for everyone to enjoy.

Florida enjoys an average annual temperature of 77 degrees with an average of around 230 sunny days each year – it is the Sunshine State after all! Will you spend your afternoons sunbathing on the golden sands of Smathers Beach or snorkeling around Key West’s barrier reef?

Types of Yacht Charters in Florida

Cruise around Florida’s crystal clear waters in style and embrace the freedom of choosing every single detail of your vacation. From type of yacht to charter options, at The Moorings we give you the power to create your own bespoke sailing vacation.

As you prepare to climb aboard one of our state-of-the art yachts, what type of relaxing charter will you choose?

What type of yacht should you charter in Florida?

Stand out for all the right reasons on one of our incredible yachts. Our fleet of catamarans, monohulls and power yachts are unbeatable!

Power yachtsUnleash your wild side and prepare for an exhilarating adventure as you climb aboard one of our power yachts. Fast, strong, and high-performing, what more could you ask for?

Our Yacht Bases in Florida

At The Moorings, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional sailing vacations in the most beautiful destinations in the world which is why we’re delighted to have a base in Key West!

Whether you want to channel your inner explorer and discover the magic of the coral barrier reef, or you’re excited to step back through time and visit the homes of key literary figures, the Florida Keys is true paradise.

When you cast off from our base in Key West, you’re saying goodbye to mundane, everyday life and hello to adventure, excitement and a slice of heaven! Sounds like a dream? Make your dreams a reality by booking your Key West yacht charter today.

When is the best time to visit Florida?

Sailing conditions in Florida are excellent, particularly around the Florida Keys. The best time to set sail is between January-April where you’ll experience wins of around 15-20 knots, ideal for sailing! Florida’s hurricane season is between June-November so you may choose to wait until the Spring for your vacation.
Find out more about the cruising conditions in Key West, including average monthly temperatures and wind speeds.

What are the top things to do in Florida
  • Visit Looe Key Reef and enjoy some of the most sensational snorkeling conditions in the whole of Florida
  • Take a trip to The Hemingway Home and Museum and learn about the life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the most famous literary figures in history
  • Visit the ruins of the American Shoal Lighthouse, built in 1880
  • Experience the natural beauty of Florida and spend the day at Bahia Honda State Park
  • Find the nearest tiki bar and sip cocktails while you lay in the sun

Whether you want to spend your time sunbathing, shopping, wandering around museums, exploring historical sites or scuba diving, check out our Key West itineraries to learn more about what you can expect to get up to on a Florida sailing vacation.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Florida?

When you set sail on a Florida yacht charter with The Moorings, the cost of your vacation will be based on several factors, such as:

  • The duration of your relaxing vacation
  • When you book your Florida yacht charter for – peak sailing season months may cost more
  • Whether you book one of our world-class catamarans, monohulls or power yachts
  • Which of our charter types you book: Bareboat, skippered or crewed
  • Which itinerary you choose to follow. The amount of island hopping, exploring and thrill-seeking you do will have an impact on the cost of your sensational vacation

As you embark on your sizzling Florida sailing vacation, you’ll also need to factor in daily living costs and mooring fees. Your moorings fees will vary depending on the size of your yacht, time of year and which marina you visit. Some of the most popular marinas in Key West include:

For the most accurate vacation costs, use our build a quote tool to plan your Key West yacht charter adventure!

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