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Mega Yachts In A Row

Mega Yachts In A Row

 

Fort Lauderdale is the “Yachting Capital of the World” and home to the world’s largest boat show FLIBS which is held annually at the end of every October. There are 23 miles of beautiful clean sandy beaches, some 3,000 restaurants, water-skiing, bicyclist paths, 300 miles of navigable inland waterways and great shopping venues.

E. Las Olas Blvd

E. Las Olas Blvd

Las Olas Boulevard serves as Fort Lauderdale’s main street and is famous for its great restaurants, galleries and trendy boutiques, where the latest in fashion and design abounds.

The Galleria Mall on Sunrise Boulevard includes major department stores and well known specialty shops including; Ann Taylor, Cartier, Neiman-Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. In western Broward County, bargain hunters will go crazy in the miles of shops situated at Sawgrass Mills, the worlds largest mall of its kind, offers some 250 name brand outlet shops, plus dining options and entertainment.

Just some 25 miles to the south of Fort Lauderdale, lies the sizzling nightlife of Miami’s South Beach. Nightclubs and restaurants in the Art Deco district pulsate with energy and the views along Ocean Drive are a constant reminder that this is the gateway to the Caribbean. The turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay are the perfect playground for water sport enthusiasts and you may even run into a famous face or two while taking in all that this dynamic hot spot has to offer.

Key West, FL

Key West, FL

 

Meandering further south, the Florida Keys dangle like a strand of pearls clasped at the end by the endearing spirit of Key West. For well over a hundred years, Key West has served as the home of the “Conch Republic” – luring characters from all walks of life who have succumbed to a laid back lifestyle epitomized in singer Jimmy Buffet’s anthem, “Margaritaville”.

Itinerary: Ft. Lauderdale-Key West- Ft. Lauderdale

Day 1-  Depart Ft. Lauderdale for Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, where you could play a round of  golf, snorkel in Pennecamp State Park or shop inside the ORC. (50mi)

Day 2-  Key Largo to Marathon Key at Faro Blanco Marina Bay Side, for scuba diving close by or venture farther away to offshore reefs. (75mi)

Day 3-  Little Palm Island is an excellent place for lunch or dinner, drink, relaxing. Nice dock, diving, etc. Beautiful little resort with limited yacht berths and offering a fabulous restaurant ashore with an award winning chef. (20mi)

Days 4 & 5-  Little Palm Island to Key West. You may rent mopeds, shop, play golf, tennis, dining ashore. Watch sunset at Mallory Square amidst the street minstrels and sidewalk artists. Anything goes during sunset and you never know what you may see or find. (30 mi)

Day 6-    Key West back to Marathon. Either take a berth or anchor out, swim and relax. (50mi)

Day 7-  Marathon to Islamorada Cay. Snorkeling or Diving (if offered by yacht) may be available if the weather and seas are calm. Motorized water sports available or visit Holiday Isle which is a lively spot for sundowners or just people watching. (65mi)

Day 8-  Islamorada to Miami’s South Beach or Coconut Grove. Festive atmosphere at Coco Walk, dining, art galleries in the Grove, great people watching. Great nightclubs all along South Beach. (51mi)

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Day 9-  Miami Beach. Visit Vizcaya Museum, Bayside, Lincoln Road or go over to South Beach to mingle with the “in” crowd. Late afternoon departure back to Ft. Lauderdale. Berth at Bahia Mar where you can stroll the promenade at the beach walk, shop at Beach Place or dine on the sidewalks of South Beach in Ft. Lauderdale. (25 miles)

Day 10-  Sadly………Depart yacht at noon.

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