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6 Stops For Your Florida Keys Charter

Written by Boatsetter Team
January 3, 2018

Last Updated on May 20, 2022 by Boatsetter Team

Make sure to check out these incredible locations in the Florida Keys!

Many people think they have to travel across the world to find those long white, sandy beaches with glistening turquoise waters. Before you jump on that intercontinental flight, you need to head to the Florida Keys. The chain of islands is packed with gorgeous beaches, great food and fun and there is no better way to see them all than traveling by boat. For an unforgettable vacation, be sure to check out these top six places to see during your Florida Keys boat charter.

1) Key Largo

The northernmost and second most famous of the islands, Key Largo is just a short 18-mile cruise from Miami. Since it is so close to the mainland, it is a popular weekend destination and where you should go for a little more excitement and nightlife. While there, be sure to definitely check out John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park which is a massive marine park that features the only living coral reef in the US. Just make sure you have all the essentials for a day of great water sports but particularly snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing.

2) Islamorada


As you set sail away from Key Largo, head down to Islamorada which is comfortable hour or so trip. This chain of islands, referred to as the “sport fishing capital of the world,” is a fisherman’s paradise. After you have had your fill of fishing (and eating all the fish that you can catch), there are two state parks, Windley Key Fossil Reef and Indian Key with great hiking and other activities. While you have made your stop on land, you can head to M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom for some excellent non-seafood options!

3) Marathon


The whole point of this luxury charter is relaxation and Marathon is one of the best places on earth to do just that. By now you have reached the Middle Keys and you continue to have excellent fishing, snorkeling, and scuba options. But here is a great place to take a little nap on the great beaches and just relax. A must stop is also the Dolphin Research Center where you have the opportunity to swim with and make some dolphin friends.

4) Bahia Honda Key

One of the more famous features of Marathon is the Seven Mile Bridge. On the other side is Bahia Honda Key. It is best known for the Bahia Honda State Park which features a public beach that is considered the best in the Keys. It is a great place to get away from the many travelers around the Keys and really get to explore some beautiful nature in an untouched location.

5) Key West

Key West is the best known of the Florida Keys. It’s truly the capital of the islands and has everything the avid traveler is looking for. It too offers great watersports, but it also has a rich history, incredible nightlife, great food and sandbar parties. One awesome stop on your luxury charter should be Mallory Square which features a nightly art festival that’s a great spot to hit before a night on the town.

6) Bonus: Sunset Key

While you are in Key West then you have to head to Sunset Key. Located only 500 yards away, it is man-made island that is just perfect for watching the sunset. After an exciting trip, it is a great place to rent a guest cottage and do some serious relaxation. Best of all, boats run 24 hours a day so you can always pop back over to Key West for a little fun.

The Florida Keys are one of the top destinations in America and there is no better way to see them then renting a boat and exploring these great places. If you are ready for an excellent vacation, then book one of our excellent charter boats today!

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