With so much to see and do, cruising the Palm Beach coast calls for some serious fuel—for both you and your boat! When it comes to your appetite, we think there’s no better way to power up than with fresh seafood amidst the ocean breeze.

Searching for the perfect spot to satisfy your cravings? We can help! Read on as we share five of our favorite seafood destinations around Palm Beach.

Square Grouper Tiki Bar

We begin our seafood journey cruising down the Loxahatchee River, where Square Grouper Tiki Bar serves as a beloved local fixture for every kind of appetite. Come early enough to catch the sunset, or dig in after a thrilling day on the water—either way, you’ll be treated to fresh flavors and a bright, breezy atmosphere. Watch the waves as you dig into favorites like the creamy Smoked Fish Dip, Coconut Shrimp, Mahi-Mahi Sandwich and more. You can even enjoy live music seven days a week! When it comes to fresh seafood on the water, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Square Grouper Tiki Bar.

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar & Grill

Over in North Palm Beach you’ll find Frigate’s Waterfront Bar & Grill, a breezy dock-and-dine spot along the Earman River. Here, a relaxed, speakeasy atmosphere makes it the perfect place to unwind (and indulge) after a day of fishing with friends. Named for the famous seabird that always signaled a good catch to come, Frigate’s prides itself in a tradition of fresh seafood flavors—dig into a tropical Macadamia Yellow Tail Snapper, Clam Linguine, or the Fresh Catch of the Day cooked any way you want it.

Old Key Lime House

It’s hard to miss the Old Key Lime House. This bright-hued, homey destination stands out for its unique Florida style… and inside, the food is sure to please. Head to this Lantana hot-spot to enjoy local favorites, from zesty Key Lime Tacos—served with mahi, shrimp, chicken or grouper—to a hearty Jambalaya. Of course, as you unwind in the breezy waterfront atmosphere, don’t forget to enjoy a true Florida classic, Homemade Key Lime Pie.

Sailfish Marina Resort

Located in Palm Beach Shores, the Sailfish Marina Resort is a top seafood spot for diners who don’t want to stray too far from the water—and why should you have to? Here, gorgeous water views complement a diverse menu of fresh seafood picks, including Lobster Mac-N-Cheese, Conch Fritters and Caribbean Nachos (try yours with crab on top!). Of course, after a long day on the water, you can even bring in your own fresh catch to be cooked up by the pros, any way you like it. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

Banana Boat

Cruising along the Intracoastal Waterway? When your appetite calls you back to shore, cruise down to Banana Boat Restaurant. With 250 feet of boat dockage, it’s not just a great place to cool off at the end of the day—it has all the fresh-from-the-ocean flavors you crave, too. Unwind under shaded outdoor seating area as you indulge in Floribbean flavors, from the vibrant Snapper Veracruzana to Beer Crab Dip or Bahamian Conch Chowder. 

Wherever you roam, there’s a Palm Beach area seafood spot just a quick cruise away! We hope today’s virtual tour helps you dig into some of the freshest flavors this slice of the Sunshine State has to offer.

There’s no better feeling than coming home with your very own boat from South Florida Yachts—except, maybe, cruising out for the first time!

Wondering how to keep your boat in perfect shape, trip after trip? We can help! Just read on as we share five tips for caring for your boat and maintaining that “new-boat feel.” Take a look.

Use your boat

One of the best ways to keep your boat looking and running its best? Use it!

We know, that advice is pretty easy to follow. But regularly using your boat comes with some helpful perks. You’re regularly rinsing it, for starters, which is a suggested step—especially if you’re coming in from an ocean excursion as you’ll want to prevent any corrosion from the salt in the water. Regularly taking out your boat can also help you keep your engine running smoothly, and will allow you to notice potential stains or spots to address before they have a chance to set in.

Rinse away

When it comes to rinsing your boat, it’s best to opt for a double-duty approach. Give your boat a good rinse once, right after you’ve left the water, and then at home or your local marina for regular cleanings. Use a finer spray when it comes to your deck, doors and other spots where water can potentially settle in. Save the higher-powered rinsing for the overall exterior, where you’re focused most on clearing away the leftover salt. While you’re rinsing, be sure to cover your boat’s trailer, too, to keep it operating smoothly.

Opt for a mild, marine-friendly soap

A mild soap-and-water mixture is the bulk of what you will need for maintaining the overall look of your boat. You can pick up an eco-friendly marine soap for wash days, while keeping a simple soap-and-water solution on board for small clean-up jobs as they happen.

Because your boat has such a large surface area, you’ll want to wash it in parts—otherwise, if you apply soap to the entire boat all in one step, you’ll find that parts of it have dried before you’re even able to rinse it down. Focus on the bow first, for example, and work your way back to ensure a brilliant shine with no soapy residue.

Cover up

Keeping your boat covered from the elements is a great way to ensure that it looks better, longer—plus, there will be less debris for you to clear away before your next trip! If you aren’t able to cover up your boat entirely when it’s not in use, you can still help protect it by applying a basic windshield cover as you travel out to your next destination.

Apply wax for a fresh-from-the-showroom shine

Once in a while, you can go the extra (nautical) mile and apply wax for a brilliant shine! It’s the ultimate way to boost your boat’s overall sheen, all while helping protect against sun exposure and buildup that comes with life on the water.

Long beyond the day you bring home your brand-new boat, these tips can help you keep it looking and running its best! Enjoy the confidence of a well-cared-for boat on your next adventure… and many more to come.