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July 28, 2015

Thinking Day Charters? Think Ft. Lauderdale!

It is no surprise that Ft. Lauderdale is one of the motor yacht capitals of the world.

Ft. Lauderdale sports more than 300 miles of waterways and is home to more than 40,000 yachts. It is no wonder that Greater Fort Lauderdale, has been called the “Venice of America.”

There are a number of wonderful day charters you can make with your motor yacht from Ft. Lauderdale.

Our Favorite Day Trips

If a relaxing cruise along one of the area’s most legendary waterways is what you are into, there is no better voyage than a trip down Ft. Lauderdale’s New River. The New River runs inland from The Intercostal Waterway all the way west past 95.

Along the winding route you will enjoy breathtaking views of mansions of the famous and infamous, many of which will be recognizable to you as locations in many TV series and feature films. The list of owners of the multi-million dollar homes along the New River range from the notorious Al Capone and drug kingpin George Morales, to Merv Griffin and Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, who’s 198-foot Superyacht is equipped with a recording studio, a gymnasium and a helicopter.

Along the New River there are many waterside bars and restaurants where you can pull right up, and stop to have lunch or a drink. Some of the most well-known include: Pier 66, Bahia Mar, Coconuts, Houston’s, Deck 84, Grateful Pallet, and Shooters.

From the New River, you can easily access and anchor in Lake Sylvia, Lettuce Lake in Pompano, or Lake Boca, to enjoy some fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, or snorkeling.

If it is excitement and night life are what you are looking for, take your boat to Miami Beach, Boca Raton or West Palm Beach for a night or three!


If cruising for sport-fishing is more your thing, Fort Lauderdale is one of the few areas in the world to offer both fresh water and salt water fishing within easy reach! There are more than 200 fresh water species that can be caught in the area’s lakes and estuaries, and deep sea fishing can be found just about 20 minutes off the shores of Deerfield, Pompano, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, or Dania Beach.

More Than Charter Advice

At 26 North Yachts we realize that our relationship with our clients does not begin and end with the purchase of your boat. We aim to be your number one resource for every aspect of luxury yacht ownership. That is why we offer expert advice on, charters, day cruises and so much more.

Too often we have seen buyers, particularly first time yacht owners, purchase their dream of lifetime, and then fail to realize just how to get the most out of it. That is way we offer complete yacht management through or sister company – Florida Yacht Management (FYM). By partnering with FYM you can take all of the hassles out motor yacht ownership, enjoy all the reasons you made your yacht purchase in the first place, and, not to mention, save as much as 30% on your operating costs in the process!

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