Miami to Key West Itinerary

Sail the Florida Keys coastline on your Miami to Key West Yacht Charter. There are many options from which to choose, and the captain will customize an itinerary just for you. The itinerary below is an example of one eight-day option.

key west florida sunset
Key West, Florida sunset. Photo by Bruce Warrington on Unsplash.

Day 1: Miami

Depart Miami for a short sail to Elliott Key for swimming and snorkeling. Then, sail to Pumpkin Key. Anchor for the night.

Day 2: Key Largo

Arrive at the first of the Florida Keys. Spend the day snorkeling or diving at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park,

Day 3: Islamorada

Also known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the world, Islamorada is a destination in itself. Dine waterfront at Islamorada Fish Company and then step inside the adjacent World Wide Sportsman. Inside there’s a wall-size aquarium as well as a replica of Ernest Hemingway’s boat, Pilar.

Day 4: Duck Key and Little Torch Key

Stop at Hawk’s Cay Marina. Enjoy the restaurants, bars, and spas at this upscale resort. On Little Torch Key, purchase a day pass to Little Palm Island Resort.

Day 5: Newfound Harbor Keys

Newfound Harbor Keys is a chain of islands just south of Little Palm Island. The water around these small islands is very shallow. In fact, it’s so shallow that the tiny Florida key deer can easily travel between islands. You may glimpse these endangered animals or other wildlife, such as sea turtles, dolphins, and native birds.

Florida Keys mangroves
Florida Keys mangroves. Photo by Hayden Dunsel on Unsplash.

Day 6: Key West

The southernmost city in the United States, Key West, is home to some of the most creative and quirky people. You’ll want to rent a bike or scooter to see all of the islands, including Smathers Beach, the Truman Annex, the Ernest Hemingway Home, and more. Enjoy a relaxing dinner at Louie’s Backyard or have a tourist’s favorite “Cheeseburger In Paradise” at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant. Walk Duval Street and have a beer at Sloppy Joe’s. Then, rest up for a long sail tomorrow.

Day 7: Dry Tortugas

Leave early for the Dry Tortugas. This remote 110-square mile park is accessible only by boat or seaplane. Here you can swim, snorkel, and explore 19th Century Fort Jefferson.

Staghorn Coral and tropical fish
Staghorn Coral and tropical fish. Dry Tortugas National Park. Photo credit NPS.

Day 8: Key West

Spend your last day once again in Key West. Make sure to have a slice of genuine key lime pie, which is made with limes that are more tart than ordinary limes. Take a selfie at the southernmost point and watch the sunset from Mallory Square.

Note: There are many shallow areas in the Florida Keys. Anchorages will depend on the size, the draft of the yacht, and the weather.

Miami to Key West Itinerary

If you like this Miami to Key West itinerary, just imagine what you could see and do on a more extended charter! For more information about renting a private luxury charter yacht in Florida, call 321-777-1707. We will assist you in crafting the perfect itinerary.

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