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Palm Beach to Miami Itinerary: Explore Luxury Marinas!

Start your Palm Beach to Miami Itinerary on the beautiful Palm Beach Island. Here is where you can choose to berth in two luxury marinas: Palm Harbor Marina or Australian Docks. Palm Beach Island is a wonderful place to browse luxury boutiques. But if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can go diving with sharks in the warm, crystal-clear waters.

Day 1 and 2 | Palm Beach Island

For a day of culture and history, the Lightner Museum (also known as Flagler Museum) housed in the former Alcazar Hotel built in 1888, features a wonderful collection of 19th-century art.

Dining on Palm Beach Island

There are several delicious restaurants on the island, including HMF at the Breakers Hotel, a glamorous social club named after the resort’s founder, Henry Morrison Flagler. Sant Ambroeus is another wonderful choice. With a menu of fresh Italian dishes and unmissable cocktails, this spot is an elegant place to spend an evening.

Days 3 and 4 | Fort Lauderdale

Travel south for two hours to the city of Fort Lauderdale. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful waters remain warm all year round. Ocean temperatures range between 72 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to 80 degrees in the summer.

Diving and snorkeling

This area is the perfect destination for those wishing to dive among Florida’s shipwrecks. Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to the largest collection of warm-water wrecks in the western world.

Aqua Safari Adventures. Scuba Diving. Dingy ride with happy guests
Aqua Safari Adventures – Dave Ochs

You can also explore the 16 shipwrecks that are in the vicinity, such as the SS Copenhagen. This 325-foot steamship ran aground in 1900 in only 25 feet of water. Today, the wreck is part of a state’s underwater museum and archaeological site and is wildly popular.

Inland Adventures

If you and your guests are looking for adventures inland, Fort Lauderdale is the perfect destination to see the Everglades on an airboat or kayak. Experience these expansive wetlands and local wildlife including the famous Florida alligators. In fact, you can see these ancient animals up close and learn from expert guides about the Everglades’ ecological importance.

If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, head to the spa. The Ritz Carlton Spa is famous for its world-class treatments and ocean-inspired retreats.

Dining in Fort Lauderdale

For a beautiful setting for dinner, enjoy a gourmet experience at the Pillars Hotel. The restaurant has an extensive wine list, delicious modern cuisine, and breathtaking views of the water. For an upscale yet casual evening, The Lobster Bar is a family-owned grille known for its deliciously fresh lobsters, excellent steaks, and superb service. Reservations are recommended for both.

Day 5 | Miami

Cruise to the world-famous Miami, less than two hours from Fort Lauderdale, and a berth in the beautiful Island Gardens Marina.

Places to see in Miami

Miami is bursting with cultural activities. Spend the day exploring the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a breathtaking Gilded Age estate on Biscayne Bay that sits right on the waterfront. Or visit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), which is a stunning space full of modern art and contemporary designs. The museum is well known for its thought-provoking, interactive exhibitions from across the globe.

The Miami Design District is the home of various galleries, such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, and hosts much of the annual Art Basel: Miami Beach festival.

Day 6 | Miami

Miami has incredibly diverse cruising grounds, including the Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park, South Beach, and Fisher Island. Spend a day on the water and visit some of Miami’s best-known landmarks. Monument Island is the ideal place to travel on a jet ski or in a kayak. For a more lively atmosphere, join the locals and head to Nixon Sandbar. A popular spot just off Key Biscayne in Biscayne Bay.

Things to do in Miami

Travel a little further out to see Fowey Rocks Lighthouse. You can jump into the blue waters and snorkel around this iconic Miami monument. Enjoy the day on the water and stop for a bite to eat. The Miami River area has delicious waterfront restaurants such as Zuma, the Wharf, Seaspice, and Kiki’s on the River.

If your group is seeking some heart-stopping action, then Miami is the perfect place to try parasailing or kite surfing. The warm, shallow waters make it a great place for beginners to try out this new skill.

Of course, Florida is renowned for its deep-sea fishing. And a visit to the region wouldn’t be complete without a day spent out on the water catching Marlin, Sailfish, and giant Tuna. Head out into the Atlantic with a knowledgeable local guide who will take you to fishing hotspots.

If you’re looking to travel further south, you can spend your final days cruising to the famous Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. Membership (or affiliate membership) is necessary to enjoy this fabulous golf course, marina, private island, tennis club, and private airport.

Day 7 | Disembark

Disembark your yacht at the end of your Palm Beach to Miami itinerary.