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Florida
Famed for its year-round balmy temperatures, the Sunshine State of Florida is best known in yachting circles
for the Florida Keys – a string of islands that stretch from the southernmost point of the Continental US.
Indepth
Day01
Miami
Berthed in theMiami BeachMarina,
spend the day ashore discovering the
vibrant city of Miami. Loved for its
beaches and Art Deco chic since the
1930s, the city is today an icon of style.
Fromsunbathing onMiami Beach to
all manner of water sports, or even
playing golf, theMiami scene is all
about the outdoors.
Day02
Miami – Elliott Key
20nm
Cruise past the Art Deco beachfront
properties to the clear waters of
Biscayne Bay and the quiet anchorage of
Elliott Key. Snorkelling and fishing in the
waters around Bache Shoal is amust.
Day03
Elliott Key – Key Largo
27nm
Sandwiched between the Everglades to
thewest andNorthAmerica’s only living
coral barrier reef to the east, Key Largo is
surrounded by perfect waters for diving
and fishing. Key Largo itself is bustling
with bars and restaurants.
Day04
Key Largo – Islamorada
15nm
Made up of six islands, Islamorada is
considered bymany to be the fishing
capital of theworld. Cast a line for sailfish
offshore, bonefish along the Atlantic
shallows, or redfish and tarpon in
Florida Bay.
Day05
Islamorada – DuckKey +Hawk’s Cay
23nm
Cruise past Duck Key’smajestic palms,
turquoise-green canals and arched
Venetian-style bridges to Hawk’s Cay.
Don’t miss
Before embarking in
Miami, take time out
to drive inland to the
Everglades National
Park (pictured centre).
Best explored by airboat,
you can quickly navigate
the long grass for an
up-close view of
flamingos, alligators and
some 360 bird species.
At a glance
1 – Miami
2 – Elliott Cay
3 – Key Largo
4 – Islamorada
5 – Duck Key
6 – NewfoundHarbour
7 – KeyWest
Day06
DuckKey – NewfoundHarbour
28nm
Cruise throughNewfoundHarbour
and anchor off Little Palm Island. Step
ashore for a spa treatment at the island’s
resort before dining under the stars
surrounded by Key deer and songbirds.
Day07
NewfoundHarbour – KeyWest
25nm
Snorkel in the Looe KeyMarine
Sanctuary before cruising on to Key
West Bight. Stroll along the harbour,
discover the fantastic boutiques along
KeyWest’s Duval Street, and raise a
glass to your cruise at the sunset party
at Mallory Square.
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