Super Bowl Sunday is coming to Miami! As we cruise into a weekend of football fun, you may notice some changes in the South Florida and Miami area as the city prepares for the action ahead. Just read on as we take a closer look.

Cruising into town

If you’re cruising into town to soak up some of the Super Bowl fun, you’re not alone! In fact, one NFL team owner made quite a splash by rolling in on a $250 million-dollar super yacht, docked just in time for the football festivities. According to Sports Illustrated, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has reportedly brought his 357-foot yacht, the Bravo Eugenia, to Miami for some Super Bowl fun. According to Forbes, the super yacht (which is longer than a football field—something Jones knows lots about!) has a garage, luxury spa and other on-board amenities, enough to rival even the most glamorous hotels back on shore.

Of course, this is not the only super yacht we expect to see in town over Super Bowl weekend. While everyone’s daydreamed about a ride like this, we’re just happy to be on the water. As they say—“have boat, will travel!”

Inside the Super Bowl Safety Zone

Miami is already home to a lively boating scene—add to this the excitement of Super Bowl weekend, and officials expect it to be especially busy! Fortunately, the Coast Guard has established a new security zone that will run through Feb. 3. Spanning from the Venetian Causeway south toward the Miami River, this security zone will require boaters to cruise at a slow, cautious speed in the area. Plus, the Coast Guard has brought additional personnel to Miami waters to help keep boaters safe all weekend long.

(Tip: As always, put safety on your side this Super Bowl weekend and all year long! Keep an eye on your surroundings, ensure that your on-board safety essentials and lights are properly working, and maintain a steady speed when maneuvering around boats and other obstacles.)

On-the-water activities

This weekend may be all about football, but there is also plenty to do on the water! Head to your favorite offshore spot and enjoy a “game-winning” catch of your own, or swing by your favorite waterfront grill to catch the game al fresco.

You don’t need a ticket to the big game to enjoy this weekend on the water—or any weekend in South Florida, for that matter! If you’re on the market for boats for sale in West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, South Florida Yachts has you covered. Contact us today to learn more about finding your dream ride at a price you love!

Even after the Super Bowl crowds clear away, the excitement in Miami will be as alive as ever. The Miami International Boat Show is cruising into town on Feb. 13, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy show weekend fun, on and off the water!

Take a look below as we share five fast facts worth knowing as you prepare for the show.

The show takes place in a historic marine stadium

For avid boaters and history buffs alike, the setting of the Miami International Boat Show is a point of interest. The Miami Marine Stadium served as an important part of Miami’s burgeoning boating and water sports scene in the 60s, 70s and beyond, during which it served as a center of culture and on-the-water action. As a one-of-a-kind concert venue, it has even hosted the likes of Queen, The Who, Aretha Franklin and more!

While Hurricane Andrew damaged the stadium in 1992, it has since undergone restoration efforts and was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. Its unique coastal environment makes it the perfect place to explore during show weekend.

There will be plenty of opportunities for international insights

Dreaming about cruising to a tropical getaway of your own? You’re in Miami, a center of cultural exchange, so there will be plenty of opportunities to explore unique flavors, cultures and cruising styles. You can also swing by seminars such as “Cruising in the Bahamas,” which will teach you everything you need to know about navigating the islands, familiarizing yourself with the local weather, finding choice cruising spots and much more.

Your dream boat awaits

Before the big journey, you need a boat of your own! It’s waiting to be discovered at this year’s show. Swing by South Florida Yachts to share in the boat show fun and browse the latest models, and to learn more about how we can find you the ideal ride (at a price you feel great about)!

Even kids can get in on the fun

Even young boaters and anglers can share in the boat show fun. “Fishing for Kids,” for example, is a great opportunity for kids to pick up helpful skills and learn how to care for the marine environment.

Opportunities abound for local thrills

Of course, you’ll want to do some Miami sightseeing while you are in the area! From beautiful Bayside Marketplace, to the lush, historical grounds of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, there are plenty of by-the-water vistas to explore very close to the boat show fun. You can enjoy a breezy trip aboard your own boat or, if you don’t already have one, hop on a complimentary water taxi and enjoy the view as you head to the show! If you’ve been browsing boats for sale in West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s show. Stop by to see South Florida Yachts during your visit, and feel free to call us any time to learn more about our wide selection of family fishing vessels, bay boats, center consoles and much more.

Looking for a premier boat show in West Palm Beach and the surrounding area? Head up the coast to beautiful Stuart, where the 2020 Stuart Boat Show is gearing up for a weekend of fun, fishing tips, and, of course, a chance to find the boat of your dreams.

Just read on as we share a brief guide on how to get the most out of this year’s show!

Learn more about landing the catch

One of the most rewarding parts of any boat show is the opportunity to learn more about the sport of boating and fishing—and the Stuart Boat Show is no exception! Plan to attend seminars like Surf Fishing for Pompano, Destinations & Navigation or even Teaching Kids to Save the Planet, plus many more. These seminars give you the chance to gain meaningful, first-hand insights from the experts—just like your favorite class at school, simply set against the backdrop of a beautiful boat show weekend.

Enjoy an offshore adventure

Of course, one of the most powerful ways to learn is to get out on the water and try something new! If you haven’t already fished Stuart’s offshore scene, this is a must-do destination for all anglers. Stuart is the Sailfish Capital of the World, so it’s the perfect place to try for the majestic, powerful fish alongside your go-to fishing crew. Catching a sailfish in Stuart is a photo-worthy achievement—but land the catch or not, your time on the water is something you’ll treasure long after show weekend is over!

Explore Stuart’s charming waterfront scene

Before or during the show, you will want to make time to explore Stuart’s charming Main Street. Characterized by beautiful buildings, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants and, of course, the sweet scent of salty air, you will enjoy some time perusing this unique by-the-water destination.

Pick up a one-of-a-kind gift

The holiday season may be over, but who says you can’t still find the perfect gift—even if it’s for yourself? This year’s show will feature more than 175 exhibitors, including jewelers, marine accessory suppliers and many more—so pick out a cool keepsake to bring home or enhance your on-the-water experience!

Find the boat you’ve been dreaming of

Of course, our favorite gift has to be a new boat—and here at the Stuart Boat Show, you may find your very own! Whether you’re on the market for a center console, bay boat or a lux upgrade to your current ride, South Florida Yachts will be at the show to help you find exactly what you are looking for—at a price you can truly feel good about.

As the largest Treasure Coast boat show, this year’s event is not one to miss! We hope today’s guide helps you enjoy your show weekend to the fullest. And of course, we’re here to help you find the perfect ride or upgrade all year long. Just call or visit South Florida Yachts to learn more.

Sure, winters in South Florida may not be known for roaring fires or a “white Christmas,” but take a closer look and you’ll see—our holiday spirit is alive and well! Just read on to see a few of our favorite festive ways to spend the season, on and off the water.  

Do holiday shopping by the water

Looking for ways to avoid the holiday shopping scramble? Head to a unique destination where the emphasis is on the pleasure of shopping for one-of-a-kind-finds, not deals and doorbusters! There are many waterfront destinations throughout South Florida where you can have some fun and do a little shopping, too. One of our favorites is the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, which takes place every Saturday right by the water. Here, you will be able to snack on fresh baked goods—their scents wafting through the coastal air—as you browse through candles, soaps, gourmet goodies, dog treats, flowers and many more meaningful gifts for the people on your list. The market is held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., so keep your afternoon open for some boating fun!

Participate in a holiday boat parade

Pair your love of boating and festive fun at one of South Florida’s famous boat parades! You can deck out your boat and participate in events like the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Dec. 7, Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade on Dec. 15, or the Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 14! Even if you’re not cruising in the parade, you can still swing by and enjoy the show from shore—these extravagant light displays and beautiful boat decorations are not to be missed.

See snow…

There’s a lot to love about winter in South Florida—but for those who pine for the majestic beauty of a snowy holiday, South Florida has you covered. Head to CityPlace in West Palm Beach to enjoy nightly snowfall and a truly beautiful, playful scene the whole family will enjoy.

… and a new kind of Christmas tree

South Florida’s “Sandi” isn’t your average Christmas tree—in fact, sculpted out of 700 tons of sand, there’s no tree in the world like her! See the uniquely Sunshine State sight for yourself in West Palm Beach from Dec. 5-30.

Enjoy quality time with your furry friend

Who better to spend the holidays with than your furry best friend? On a beautifully brisk South Florida afternoon, head to a dog-friendly destination like Bark Beach in Boca Raton where Fido can run around, dig in the sand, enjoy the water and, most importantly, share your company! Your pet can even enjoy some quality time off-leash in designated areas. This is also a great time of year to bring your dog out for a ride on the water—she probably likes the sea breeze and salty air just as much as you do!

Warm up with the manatees

You didn’t need another reason to visit South Florida Yachts’ new location in Riviera Beach, but here’s one anyway: manatees!

FPL’s Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center is home to a natural manatee lagoon thanks to its warm water—at this time of year, when the weather gets a little cooler, nature’s gentle giants (a.k.a. sea cows) gather at the lagoon to warm up, much to the delight of spectators up above. Gathering around the lagoon with family and friends to try and spot a family of manatees (or a few dozen of them, depending on the day!) is a great way to spend the holiday season, and has become a sort of holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike.

(Tip: While there are no boats in Manatee Lagoon, you may find yourself sharing the water with manatees this winter. Always keep an eye on posted speed limits and other signage, as well as the water below you, and cruise carefully to help keep the water safe for these beautiful creatures.)

Go fishing

Stuart is the Sailfish Capital of the World, and winter is the best time to fish for this majestic catch! For avid anglers, there’s no greater gift than the thrill of landing one of these skilled swimmers. Get your fellow anglers together for a holiday outing at your favorite offshore spot.  

Host holiday gatherings on the water

Even if you’re not going fishing, your boat is a great place to host holiday gatherings! Invite friends and family out for an al fresco lunch of easy bites like fruit skewers or grilled seafood sandwiches. You can even use your boat as the venue for fun holiday traditions like a White Elephant gift exchange. After all, there aren’t too many places where you can sport shorts and a light sweater during the middle of December, so embrace it!

We hope that these seasonal ideas help you embrace the holiday spirit on and off the water! Of course, if you’re looking for the perfect gift this season—even a gift for yourself—South Florida Yachts is here to help make it happen with the boat of your dreams. Call or visit us today to learn more.

While you wouldn’t know it by our beautiful palm trees or breezy shorts-and-boat shoes weather, winter is here in West Palm Beach! One of the best ways to mark the beginning of the season is to visit the West Palm Beach Winter Boat Show on Dec. 13-15.

Just read on as we share five easy ways to enjoy the show and the surrounding area!

Find the boat of your dreams

The main attraction at this year’s show is, of course, the boats! Featuring center consoles, bay boats and everything in between, this is the perfect time to check out the boat you’ve been dreaming of in person—or to stumble upon the ideal ride! South Florida Yachts will be attending this year’s show to answer any questions you may have about our selection or the boat-buying process. (Tip: Even if you’re not ready to buy a boat just yet, swing by and enjoy the day with family! Not only is it a great atmosphere filled with water lovers like you, but you may be able to learn more about the style of boat you’re most interested in, or to familiarize yourself with the purchase process so you know what to expect later on.)

Pick out a new water toy or accessory

In addition to the boats themselves, the West Palm Beach Winter Boat Show will feature plenty of personal watercraft and accessories to browse through. Once you have the dream ride, you naturally want to make your on-the-water experience even better with thrilling additions like these! So browse around and pick out something that takes your cruising to the next level.

While you’re in town…

West Palm Beach is filled with fun opportunities to enjoy beyond the boat show, too! Once you’re in the area and have enjoyed some quality time at the show, be sure to stick around for activities such as…

Go fishing

From West Palm Beach, you’re not far from some of South Florida’s very best fishing opportunities. As you cruise the Intracoastal Waterway, you can prepare for a seriously fun inshore adventure—and then, as you make your way out to sea, you’re sure to be in for some equally enjoyable offshore action. At this time of year, close-to-shore catches include crevalle jack, sheepshead and mangrove snapper. Venture a bit farther out and you will discover prized catches like sailfish or blackfin tuna, to name just a few.

Visit the West Palm Beach Warehouse District

West Palm Beach is home to a unique shopping experience you won’t find just anywhere in South Florida! The West Palm Beach Warehouse District features shops and casual dining venues (each with a one-of-a-kind character) built into industrial warehouses from the 1920s through the 1960s. Browse around and pick up a beautiful plant or old record, or savor a delicious dessert—there’s no wrong way to spend an afternoon at the Warehouse District!

Grab a bite

If you’re a boater, you might just feel yourself being pulled toward destinations like Clematis Street, a beautiful row of shops and restaurants that runs right up to the Intracoastal Waterway. Before you head back to the water for some boating fun—or perhaps after a long day on the water—grab a bite at one of Clematis’ beloved restaurants, with picks ranging from classical Italian to fresh seafood and everything in between. It’s the perfect place to recap your boat show adventure, or to start planning to purchase your next ride! Now that you’re equipped with a guide to all things West Palm Beach, we can’t wait to see you at this year’s show!

The world’s largest in-water boat show is back! As we celebrate the beginning of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, just read on as we take a closer look at some of the highlights, including fun ways to enjoy the local area by water. Let’s jump right in.

Explore the “Venice of America”

For much of the country, boat show season is a time for boots, coats, and daydreaming about a return to the water come spring and summer. Here in South Florida, though, you don’t have to dream! Even in late October, Fort Lauderdale is a warm, sunny paradise ready to be explored by boat. You can cruise along the famous Intracoastal Waterway that earned Fort Lauderdale its nickname of “Venice of America.” The Intracoastal is lined with beautiful waterfront homes as well as shopping, dining and cultural opportunities to discover! Plus, even if you don’t yet have your dream ride (or you simply want to enjoy a hands-free afternoon), you can get around by hopping aboard a local water taxi or cruise.

Dig in

With such an abundance of fresh seafood and world-class dining opportunities to discover, you owe it to yourself to dig in during show weekend! Dock and dine at one of the many lux al fresco eateries that line the Intracoastal Waterway, or grill up your own fresh catch on board as you soak in the sea breeze.

There will be plenty of culinary fun at the show itself as well. Foodies will enjoy events such as the show’s 2nd Annual Sunset Soiree & Yacht Chef Competition, where seasoned yacht chefs will put their skills to the test crafting delicious, gourmet meals—and you will have the pleasure of tasting them!

Live the luxury lifestyle

You can’t help but feel luxurious while spending time in Fort Lauderdale. It’s the Yachting Capital of the World, after all, and there are plenty of opportunities for those seeking to savor the luxury experience. You can join the Windward VIP Club to enjoy drinks, special events and a comfortable lounge to cool off in, for example, or simply treat yourself to DIY elegance with a hand-crafted picnic by the beach. There is no shortage of ways to indulge your luxurious side during show weekend.

Discover your dream ride

One of the big reasons why people come to boat shows is, of course, to find their dream ride—and you will certainly have plenty of opportunities to do that at this year’s show! Members of the South Florida Yachts sales team can be found at the Bob Hewes Robalo tent to answer questions about finding your perfect ride for boaters local to our area. You can also check out our beautiful 40’ Schaefer at the Schaefer Yachts tent!

Amplify your on-the-water adventure

Already have a boat to call your own? This year’s show also offers an abundance of ways to amplify your current setup with inflatables, apparel, boat accessories and other must-haves. You can also indulge your artistic side at The BlueWild Watersports and Marine Art Expo, treat the kids to a fishing lesson or learn something new yourself! With so many exhibits, seminars and other exciting opportunities to enjoy, you’ll be able to celebrate your love of boating in a big way.

We hope that these tips help you enjoy the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to the fullest! The fun begins on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 3. It’s just the beginning of a lively South Florida boat show season, so stay tuned to South Florida Yachts as we share news and updates on upcoming events throughout the area—and of course, be sure to browse through our expansive inventory to find the ride of your dreams.

Fall is the festive season, a time for gathering with friends and family over delicious food and meaningful moments! The postcard version of this season often features cold days, falling leaves and firelit dinners—but here in South Florida, we do things a little differently. Where else can you enjoy harvest-season get togethers on the water, with little more than a light sweater to keep you warm?

If you’re looking for ways to entertain on your boat this fall, we’ve got you covered. Just read on as we share a few of our favorite ideas.

Maximize your entertaining space

When you think “on-board entertaining,” your mind might jump to images of big, beautiful yachts with plenty of room above and below deck. These kinds of vessels are, of course, perfect for on-the-water gatherings, but smaller rides can still get in on the fun just as easily! Maximize your on-board entertaining space by stowing away loose items like gear, extra snacks, towels and more. (Build-in storage benches and other “hidden” options, many of which can be found in our inventory of Robalo boats, are perfect for this!)

When you’re entertaining at home, you might extend the party out from your dining room to the patio, or from the kitchen to the family room. You can do the same thing on your boat! Dock by a favorite beach or popular waterfront plaza where you can easily explore beyond your boat; or opt for a lively raft-up, a South Florida tradition in which friends and family bring several boats together (at a convenient meeting spot, like a marina or sandbar hangout) to enjoy quality time together.

Opt for easy, delicious eats

Don’t worry about planning an elaborate menu for your fall gathering! The best on-board eats are both simple and satisfying. If you’re throwing an on-the-water brunch, opt for classics like pastries and fruit salad, which can be enjoyed without requiring a traditional table or chairs. For evening get-togethers, you can’t go wrong with a delicious charcuterie for effortless elegance! Bring together bite-sized meats, cheeses, pretzels and other savory bites for a truly memorable meal that requires hardly any prep-time.

For effortless cleanup…

Reusable plates and cutlery are perfect for effortless cleanup, and they’re also good for the on-the-water environment!

Bring spare clothes and blankets

Even South Florida fall can be a little brisk come nightfall—so if your party extends into the evening hours, or it simply happens to be a cooler day, be sure to bring along spare clothes and blankets so that you’re prepared for a sudden temperature drop or inadvertent splash.

Create a party playlist

Now’s the time to put the finishing touches on your on-the-water gathering. Whether you opt for modern pop, smooth jazz, or Caribbean-infused coastal rhythms, use your phone plus a simple outdoor speaker to create a playlist that will inspire the easygoing mood of your get-together. With the right boat, you already have a ready-made entertaining space perfect for fall and all year long! When you’re in search of that ideal ride, we’ve got you covered—browse our inventory and call or visit us today to learn more.

Fall is officially here! Here in South Florida, we may not see vibrant fall foliage—but we do have a host of reasons to enjoy the switch of season, especially when it comes to fun on the water. Just read on as we share a few simple ways to celebrate the season ahead.

Enjoy wide-open waterways

Now that some of the summer crowds have cleared, you’re free to explore your favorite waterways, beaches and hidden gem destinations with ease. Kick back and relax as South Florida sees lower humidity and, eventually, cooler temperatures that convey fall is truly in the air.

Explore waterfront farmer’s markets and other activities

Fall in South Florida is defined by beautiful weather and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy—and fortunately for those who can’t get enough cruising time, many of these activities take place right by the water! For example, the West Palm Beach GreenMarket kicks off on October 5th and runs on Saturdays throughout the season. Located on the city’s vibrant downtown waterfront, the GreenMarket gives you the chance to enjoy fresh baked goods, pick up some fruits and veggies, enjoy live music or stroll around with your four-legged friend all before heading back to the marina.

Later this fall, you can cruise down toward Miami’s Coconut Grove for the annual Pumpkin Patch Festival! On October 26th, this boat-loving community comes alive with rides, delicious fall-time eats, a corn maze, and, of course, plenty of pumpkin picking fun—all easy to pair with an afternoon on the water.

Prepare for boat show season

Boat show season is almost here—in late October, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show ushers in months of boat show fun in Miami, Stuart, Palm Beach and beyond! Now is a great time to think about the events you may want to attend, and to consider your current boat situation: do you have a boat you love? Are you looking for an opportunity to upgrade? (Remember, if you want to sell your boat ahead of an upcoming show, South Florida Yachts is here to help!)

Deck out your ride

Fall is all about cozy, home-y traditions, so why not bring a sense of home on the water? By bringing a warm throw blanket or outdoor-friendly pillows aboard, you can ensure that you and your passengers feel at home and at ease when it comes time for on-board entertaining (especially when the temperatures start to dip during nights on the water!). For a sense of fall ambiance, you can also add outdoor-friendly, battery-powered candles to your deck dining space.

Don’t forget the snacks! Pumpkin granola bars or harvest-flavor trail mix are just a few delicious ways to stay fueled on the water, while keeping mess to a minimum.

Cruise with layers

As you prepare your boat for the fall fun ahead, prepare your wardrobe, too! Fortunately, you probably won’t need a thick hat, coat or boots to enjoy time outdoors in Florida this fall. However, by making a few small changes—such as swapping flip-flops for boat shoes, and dressing in layers for cooler night on the water—you can ensure that you’re prepared for whatever the day may bring.

We hope that these ideas help inspire your fall festivities, on and off the water. From boat shows to browsing for your dream ride, South Florida Yachts is here to help you enjoy the season ahead to the fullest. Just call or visit us today to learn more.

For much of the country, fall marks the end of warm, sunny fishing days on the water—but not here in South Florida! In fact, our waters will soon be filled with “snowbird” fish who want to escape the colder waters they spent the summer in, which means some seriously fun fishing lies ahead.

Just read on as we explore what’s biting this season!

Bonefish

Once the heat of summer has cooled down, September marks the beginning of bonefish season for South Florida. This shimmery fish looks like a diamond in the water, and can often be observed in shallow-water destinations, from Palm Beach down to the flats of Biscayne Bay. Fly fishing is a popular way to land one of these shiny-scaled swimmers, either from the deck of your bay boat or by jumping right into the water!

Cobia

As we progress further into fall, be on the lookout for whopper cobia. This fast-moving fighter of a fish is a thrill to catch—or even to try to catch. Head offshore for a chance at the formidable cobia, and use a combination of chumming and brightly colored jigs to work up attention underwater.

Sailfish

Did you know that Stuart is the Sailfish Capital of the World? Our waters are filled with opportunities to try for this famous fish, known for its striking, blue dorsal fin and long bill that makes it an instantly recognizable catch. To land a sailfish of your own, be prepared for a fast-paced adventure—sailfish are the world’s quickest fish with top speeds reaching nearly 70 miles per hour! Opt for trolling or kite fishing to attract this prized catch when it’s on the move.

Snapper

Snapper may not be a “snowbird” like some of its fellow fall catches—South Florida anglers know that this fish, a common fixture of the local scene, can be found winter, spring, summer and fall! Still, catching a big, colorful snapper is a timeless thrill, and a proud photo-op moment to boot. To land a serious snapper, know that the largest fish tend to love live bait. Look for snapper around structure such as reefs, mangroves, wrecks and similar areas.

Wahoo

Known for its slender shape, vivid stripes, and speed in the water, wahoo is another favorite for many anglers. Head offshore to find wahoo where it’s most comfortable going fast, and where you can keep up with the action through trolling with live bait, with squid being one popular option.

You know what’s biting—but do you still need the perfect way to get out on the water and cast your line? If so, we can help! Call or visit South Florida Yachts today to find your dream ride, or sell your boat and pick out an upgrade. We’re here to help make your on-the-water adventures even better, this fall and all year long.

Welcome to a place that is culturally vibrant yet laid-back, welcome to the Treasure Coast. Here, you can have the opportunity to relax, be adventurous and make lasting memories. With thousands of miles of untouched land, undeveloped coastline, and many diverse shops and restaurants, there is no shortage of fun-filled activities in this coastal region of Florida.

Located on the southeastern coast of Florida, Treasure Coast is comprised on three counties including Martin County, St. Lucie County, and Indian River County. If you’re looking to explore this coastal region, simply read on for information on the area and the don’t-miss attractions that make The Treasure Coast a popular residential and vacation destination. Take a look!

What’s in a name?

The Treasure Coast name’s origin goes back to the 18th century. In the early 1800s a fleet of Spanish ships carrying gold, silver, and precious jewels crashed and sank right off the southeastern Florida coast. The treasure sank and can still be found washed up on shore to this day. This unfortunate blunder gave this area its well-deserved name making the Treasure Coast not just a great place for relaxation, but also an ideal spot for modern day treasure hunting.

Sebastian Inlet State Park

The Treasure Coast’s biggest attraction is its thriving wildlife. Here, there are so many natural wonders to enjoy and many coastal adventures to embark on. You may find yourself wondering how to fit it all in, but we’ve got a few ideas for the water enthusiasts!

Sebastian Inlet State Park, located in Indian River County, is a premier saltwater fishing spot. The park contains three miles of gorgeous beaches that provide perfect opportunities for surfing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, beachcombing and more! This park is a true beach lovers paradise. Surfers from around the world flock to the park to catch some of the best waves in Florida. For the calmer visitor, the untouched beaches are ideal for collecting shells, observing sea turtle nests or fishing from one of the jetties that run into the Atlantic. You can even spend the night at the park’s campground or simply park your boat for the day to explore the land. You won’t want to miss this gorgeous natural attraction!  

Offshore and Inshore Fishing

For the more serious fisherman, you can spend the day fishing the water that The Treasure Coast is known for. Catch a Fort Pierce Fishing Charter in St. Lucie County for a world-class offshore fishing experience that you won’t soon forget. If inshore fishing is more of your thing, the Indian River Lagoon is ideal for making the perfect catch. Top of the line fishing charters are plentiful in The Treasure Coast and guides are knowledgeable of the area so that you can learn the best spots and strategies for making your dream catch.

Blowing Rocks Preserve

Head to Martin County to experience Blowing Rocks Preserve! This is the largest rocky, limestone shoreline on the United States Atlantic coast. The ecosystem that is found here is quickly disappearing from many Florida islands. In fact, there are many endangered plants and animals that call Blowing Rocks Preserve home, including the rare loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles.

Experience this unique rocky shoreline by indulging in some swimming, snorkeling or simply observing the rare birds, plants and animals along their three hiking trails.

Snorkel a Shipwreck

Have you ever wanted to explore a real life shipwreck? Well, you’re in luck! Indian River County’s Vero Beach is home to one of the most famous shallow water wrecks, the SS Breconshire. On this exciting excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to go beneath the crystal blue waters to witness an ever-changing landscape of colorful coral and vibrant marine life. Marvel at the historic shipwreck that lives below and try to spot your very own underwater treasures

After your snorkeling experience, head over to The McLarty Treasure Museum in Vero Beach to see artifacts, dioramas, cannons and a film about the one of most famous shipwrecks in the area, the 1715 Fleet disaster.

Downtown Stuart

Located in Martin County, Stuart, Florida’s historic downtown was voted the #1 Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living. You’ll quickly understand why when you see the countless local restaurants, shops, art galleries, music venues, and more. Many boaters love this downtown due to its many docking and waterfront dining opportunities.

As you explore the beautiful Treasure Coast this summer and beyond, be sure to stop by South Florida Yachts and say “hi” at our Treasure Coast location right in Stuart. We offer an amazing selection of boats and are one of the top Robalo dealers in the state of Florida. We pride ourselves on treating each and every client in a personal and professional manner with the ultimate goal of placing you on your dream boat. Contact us today to discover the perfect vessel for your Treasure Coast expedition!