5 Ways to Boat Around West Palm Beach Like a Local
If you are ready to explore over 125 miles of waterways in the West Palm Beach area, you are in for a treat. You can explore the waterways by traveling across the ocean, Intracoastal, rivers and lakes. No matter where you choose to go, Boatsetter can take you there on your very own private boat rental. Ready to cruise? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you navigate West Palm just like a local.
Fishing the Gulf Stream
The waters just off the coast of West Palm Beach and Jupiter Beach are known as the “fish superhighway,” and for those that love to fish, this is the spot. You will be reeling in all the kingfish, snapper, and grouper you could possibly want. Once you’ve had your fill of the superhighway, head a little closer to shore and you may just catch sight of a shark trolling the edge of the coral reef.
Enjoy a Sail in the Intercoastal Waterway
Boating around in the calm waters of the Intercoastal Waterway that run through the Palm Beach area can be a soothing experience. Plus, you will get to take a look at some of the most exclusive homes in the area. The Intercoastal Waterway is a 3,000 mile inland waterway that runs from Boston around the tip of Florida and then carries on to Texas. The sections around West Palm are just a little sample of this expansive system.
Visit Peanut Island Park
Sail or cruise over to Peanut Island to enjoy the $13 million park that has places to camp and a man-made reef to explore with your snorkeling gear. Peanut Island used to be the home of a peanut oil shipping company, but now it is a one-of-a-kind destination that has been entertaining people for years. It is the perfect place to find yourself anchored out with hundreds of local boaters.
Play with Other Boaters in the Jupiter Sandbar
Located near the Jupiter Inlet of the Intercoastal Waterway, you will find the Jupiter Sandbar, a popular hangout spot for boaters in the area. Enjoy the view of the Jupiter Lighthouse while you enjoy the warm and shallow waters. If you are boating with the family stick to the west end of the sandbar, but if you are looking for a party try the east side.
Dock Near Clematis Street
When the dinner bell rings, pop your boat into one of the slips at the City Docks and you will find yourself within a short stroll from Clematis Street and the historical center of West Palm Beach. Here you will find a plethora of dining options and plenty of nightlife to keep you entertained. Then once you have had your fill, you can walk back to the marina and keep on sailing.
As you can see, West Palm has a lot of little nooks and crannies to explore. You can enjoy the Florida sun from the bow of your boat while you fish, enjoy the scenery, or mingle with like-minded boating folk. Take a look at Boatsetter’s West Palm Beach Fleet and start your adventure today!