Boating in South Florida

Florida Winter Vacation Ideas for the Locals and Snowbirds

Written by Boatsetter Team
December 12, 2017

Flights canceled due to icy conditions? Sunshine deficits causing seasonal mood disorders? For those of who live (or are planning a vacation) in Florida, these headlines don’t apply. In fact, as we look at today’s forecast and see unseasonably (even for Florida) warm temps, we start making plans to go boating. Boatsetter boat rentals are a great way to kick the winter blues away (or rub it into your Northern friends that you’re soaking in the warm sun).

Why Florida Winters are the BEST

In the dead of Florida’s winter, the humidity drops just a smidge and the five-degree temperature drop from 90 to 85 makes it feel a little bit like Spring. The cure for Spring Fever? A day out on the water! This option is easier than ever with boat rentals where you can choose a privately-owned boat and even hire a captain, so truly no experience is needed.

Florida Hot Spots

  • South Florida & the Florida Keys – Boat rentals are the best way to take in the beautiful winter in South Florida. Choose your privately-owned boat to go snorkeling in the Florida Keys, drift diving along the Fort Lauderdale Beach coastline or Sailing in Miami‘s Biscayne Bay.
  • Augustine/Jacksonville – World-class fishing offshore or in the shallow waters near St Johns River make the St. Augustine and Jacksonville areas perfect for your upcoming boat rental.
  • Tampa / St Petersburg – Ever seen the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico? It’s even more vibrant when you know there’s snow falling up north. Boat Rentals for cruising, fishing and snorkeling adventures are abundant and, hands down, the best way to spend your time on the West Coast of Florida.

Of course, this list only scratches the surface of places to rent a boat and enjoy the Florida winter. There are oceanside towns with unique offerings up and down both of Florida’s coasts. It’s truly a boater’s paradise.

Whether you are a local or a “Snowbird”, Boatsetter makes boat rentals the best way to get the most out of your Florida winter. Don’t forget to snap a selfie and share it with your loved ones up north – they’ll be planning their vacation in no time….

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