Home to the NBA’s Miami Heat, next to Brickell and an 8-minute drive from Miami Beach, the marina at Bayside Shopping Center is an eclectic destination. Peruse the outdoor mall’s variety of stores, cafes, restaurants, and enjoy live music and dancing before disembarking. Once onboard head southward toward the Rickenbacker causeway and into Biscayne Bay where you can often catch sight of dolphins and manatees at play. Anchor at Nixon sandbar to relax, swim and enjoy good company along with the other yachts out on the water. Continue to travel toward Monument Island for some jet skiing and a picnic on the uninhabited island marked by an elegant monument resurrected in honor of Miami’s founding father, Henry Flagler.
The Historic Coconut Grove
The Grove is the quintessential upscale tropical village. It’s hip, energetic, elegant, and home to FYI’s corporate HQ. Since the 1800’s Coconut Grove has been attracting travelers to its chic and bohemian outdoor restaurants & cafes, boutique shops, and beautiful marinas. When you dock at Prime Marina or Dinner Key Marina, located inside of Biscayne Bay, you’ll be a short walk away just about everything. Make sure to keep an eye out for sea turtles, exotic seabirds, and wild peacocks.
With a little luck, you’ll encounter friendly marine animals such as turtles, dolphins, and even manatees. Hire a Flyboard to soar above the sea or a Seabob to dive deep into the ocean, your sense of adventure is your only limitation.
The River is quickly emerging as Miami’s hottest social scene. It's where beautiful people take their yachts to the most exclusive clubs and restaurants. If you want to rub elbows with the rich and famous or score a celebrity sighting, this is the place to dock. Spend some time at Seaspice or Kiki on the River, where dining and yachting go hand in hand. A candlelit sunset dinner or a lovely brunch by the water is a must. For the freshest catch stop in or grab something from Miami’s seafood institution for more than 50 years, Gracias.
End your night dazzled by the lights on the Miami River or a romantic sunset cruise.
This is the place to go for a more relaxed Miami setting where you and your friends and family can get in touch with nature. Dock at Crandon Park Marina situated next to the beaches of Crandon Park on the breathtaking island of Key Biscayne.
Pass under the Rickenbacker Causeway and anchor at Crandon Park’s sandbar or stop to sip a frosty Mojito at Rusty Pelican, directly overlooking the water with its very own dock. The views from this location are unparalleled. Keep an eye out for pelicans, herons, and egrets spreading their wings.
Beautiful eco adventures include bike riding and trail walking in addition to snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing. Stop for a round of golf at Crandon Golf Courses or hire a kite-boarding instructor for a unique experience in the natural wonder that is Key Biscayne Bay.
North Miami and Fort Lauderdale
Bask in a sun-soaked cruise along the relaxing intercoastal waterway as you move toward Ft. Lauderdale, while people and yacht along the way. This scenic route is packed full of gorgeous homes, lush landscapes, and historic neighborhoods including Sunny Isles, Golden Beach, Hallandale, and Hollywood Beach.
There are many well-known waterside restaurants and resorts frequented by visitors and yachts owners alike such as Gigi’s, Lique, and the Bahia Mar Resort with its beautiful marina and fine dining.
Anchor at the famous Haulover Sandbar is the perfect place to get your party started. This is a great setting to swim, play with a variety of water toys, jet ski, or just lay out in the sunshine with a cold cocktail. This location is entertaining for all ages.
For those on the adventurous side, we suggest an intercoastal for a ‘yacht crawl,’ stopping at a variety of seaside pubs and restaurants.
For greater privacy, you can anchor at the beautiful Williams island lake instead. Nothing is better than the majestic sight of the sunset from the water, watching the day transform from bright to mysterious as lights illuminate the skies and the coastline.