Florida is the boating capital of the world and contains more registered boats than any other state in the U.S. If you’re planning a boat-cation this year, make sure to check out these beautiful Florida destinations!

1. St. Augustine

St. Augustine is the nation’s oldest city and first seaport. Rich in cultural and historic significance, St. Augustine is an incredible place to explore. The city also has top notch marinas. 

2. Fort Lauderdale
Also known as the Yachting Capital of the World, Fort Lauderdale is absolutely stunning. It’s also a great launching point to cross over to the Bahamas. If you can visit during the International Boat Show, you should absolutely make the trip. It’s the largest in-water boat show in the world, and it’s always an impressive event. 

3. Key West
The Southernmost City is unlike any other destination in the U.S. With beautiful sunsets, delicious seafood, blue water, and friendly locals, what’s not to love? It’s only a 70-mile crossing to Dry Tortguas National Park, which is also breathtaking. 

4. Tampa
Tampa Bay is the Florida’s largest estuary, and it contains some of the best boating in Florida. Whether you prefer to stay inside the bay or venture up and down the intracoastal waterway, the area has something for everyone.

5. Pensacola
Sailing is a staple in Pensacola, and it’s known as one of the best ports in the Gulf of Mexico. Get up close and personal with dolphins, go deep sea fishing, or scuba dive near the world’s largest artificial reef. No matter your adventure, you’ll have a blast.