Meeting in Southern Florida is all about taking advantage of the sunshine and the sea. That’s why chartering a yacht is something every meeting planner must do for his or her group. Depending on the group size, these five yacht charters offer everything from large-scale dining experiences at sea to days in the sun filled with fishing and jet skiing. Whichever you choose, the yachting life gives attendees a taste of luxury—even if just for a few hours.
Luxury Yacht Charters: Located in the Miami area, Luxury Yacht Charters rents boats that range in size from 19 to 31 feet for half- or full-day excursions. Most of the company’s yachts can fit up to 12 attendees for a day in the sun, while smaller boats and wave runner rentals can accommodate even smaller groups for more active experiences.
Anticipation Luxury Yacht Charters: Groups up to 600 people can cruise the canals in Fort Lauderdale or the coastal shores of Miami aboard one of Anticipation’s luxury yachts. Anticipation can work with meeting planners to plan luau- or casino-themed parties, complete with umbrella drinks or poker tables.
Y Charter: Y Charter Miami features private yachts for up to 12 attendees, but larger corporate groups can opt for the Tandem Charter, which will allow planners to charter two or more comparable boats to sail together and anchor in similar spots such as the nearest sand bar.
Cruzan Yacht Charters: Meeting planners can work with Cruzan to plan events aboard one of the company’s Party Yachts, which are available for everything from more intimate groups of 12 to hundreds of attendees. The Catalina yacht in Fort Lauderdale, for instance, accommodates up to 250 attendees for seated dinners, with dining and dancing both available on one level.
Florida Yacht Charters: This company’s fleet of yachts in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach make smaller groups of attendees feel as if they own the sea. Florida Yacht Charters’ fleet includes 60-foot yachts that have onboard kitchens, sun beds and optional wave runner rentals.