Tell me about the Florida Keys
September 3, 2013 11:34 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking of planning a vacation to the Florida Keys. Where are the places to go? Snowflake detail: I'll be traveling by sailboat.
I have some unused airline credit that I would like to use on something before it expires. My current best idea is to fly to Miami and charter a boat to sail through the keys (I own my own sailboat here in California, and have done this before in the Mediterranean). The timeframe is probably one (or possibly two) week(s) in April of next year. It's feasible to leave on the boat from either Miami or Key West.
Keep in mind that I am not stuck to places a car can go, as I'll have a boat, and also that the average speed of a sailboat is about 8mph, so going back and forth 100 miles in a day isn't realistic. On the other hand, sailing for half the day to get somewhere is no big deal, as that's part of the appeal of the trip, and we'll have brought our "hotel" with us, so we can stay pretty much anywhere overnight.
What are the best places to go and things to see? I have been to the Bahamas before but never the Keys. I will have a small child (2.5 years) with me, along with my girlfriend, and possibly another couple.