Best Boating Hotspots in South Florida

For those with boats in Palm Beach, or those who wish they had one, some places are more magical than others. Here’s a great list of suggestions for your next boat-based outing.

Biscayne National Park

When you’re here, you’re able to see the spectacular Miami skyline from the water, so that is one thing that sets it apart. As you glide over pristine tropical waters in tranquility, you’re in a front-row seat to thousands of years of Florida history, from the dawn of indigenous Florida life through shipwrecks and the real-life pirates of the Caribbean.

Spend a day here, and you’ll be able to enjoy both cruising and diving, whether you don a snorkel or full scuba gear. You can tie up to any of the park’s mooring balls, listed on the park website by their latitude and longitude, for up to four hours at a time. 

Peanut Island

There are actually no peanuts at Peanut Island. You will find swimming and snorkeling areas, restrooms and showers, anchorages, docks, and even a sandbar. Explore on “shore leave” through the trails to find adorable little picnic areas for a bit of lunch, and, if you’re a true history nerd, visit the museum and Presidential fallout shelter — no lie.

Lake Boca

For a wild time on the water, head to Lake Boca for the annual spring break party called the Boca Bash. You’ll probably want to drop anchor a little farther offshore than the newbies do so that you don’t get gridlocked. 

It’s said that you can walk from boat to boat or raft to raft when the party is at its peak, and revelers lash their crafts together for a block party on the lake. This is not for the curmudgeonly boater but instead for the adventurous fun-seeker. 

Boats for Sale in West Palm Beach

If all these promises of boating adventures are proving too much to bear without looking for boats for sale in West Palm Beach, you owe it to yourself to decide what kind of boat you think will be most useful to you, such as:

  • Saltwater fishing
  • Overnight cruising
  • Sailing
  • Wakeboarding

Boats are highly specialized these days, and they’re purpose-built to be awesome at one thing. If you’re planning on doing a lot of fishing, it’s best not to buy a wakeboard boat, for instance. And whatever you do, remember to have tons of fun out there on the water.