Top Winter Boating Destinations
Do you want to take some winter boat rides? This is a great idea! Winter boating excursions can be a lot of fun for all ages. Here are the top winter sailing destinations you should visit during this season.
The Bimini Island
The Bimini Islands are located east of Miami and don’t experience winter. They are a great place to boat in winter for novices and experienced boaters. These islands are located in the westmost part of the Bahamas and attract sailors due to their proximity and tropical flair. Your boating adventure will take about three hours, only 50 miles from the American shoreline.
The Florida Keys
The Florida Keys is another popular destination for winter sailing. Why? Why? Many small islands in the Keys are often frequented by marine traffic. It is easy to find fuel, food, and an anchor point.
The Southern Gulf
If you want to be in the United States, the Southern United States and the Gulf of Mexico are excellent winter boating destinations.
The Intracoastal Waterway, which runs from South Texas through South Florida, is one of our favorite sailing routes. You’ll be passing hundreds of American cities, including marinas and attractions, as you travel the ICW.
Hawaii is the best place to go on winter boat trips. The Hawaiian Islands, from Kauai to Oahu, are some of the world’s most popular winter vacation spots. Even though the journey of 2,000 miles is not for the faint-hearted, it can be completed by experienced sailors in around 20 days.
Hawaii offers beautiful resorts as well as plenty of anchoring locations.
The Golden State boasts more than just a few destinations for saltwater boating, with 840 miles of stunning coastline. Sunny San Diego is ideal for year-round boating. Our personal favorite? The Salton Sea is an unusual inland saltwater lake that was formed accidentally.
You will find many boat ramps, family campgrounds close by, and fun activities for all ages.
Utah’s Lake Powell offers various exciting destinations to explore by boat.
This lake boasts 2,000 miles of shoreline and plenty of space for boaters. Even though freezing temperatures might keep you from swimming, the desert sun and 50-degree temperatures are perfect for outdoor adventures like kayaking.
Did you know that there is a vibrant boating scene near Austin, Texas? Lake Austin offers plenty of sunshine with winter temperatures in the 60s. There are numerous lakeside shops, restaurants, and rental boats available. Anglers will be pleased to know that many largemouth bass, sunfish, or catfish are available.
Have you ever been to Biloxi in winter? This coastal city is a great place to sail in winter. There are many boating opportunities, including access to the Gulf of Mexico, Back Bay, and Big Lake. The Mardi Gras Festival in February, and the Spring Festival, in March, offer fun for all ages.
Panama City Beach and St. Andrews Bay, Florida
Although the water is a little cold, St. Andrews Bay’s mid-60s temperature makes it ideal for out-of-water activities. Clear waters in the Gulf make it suitable for viewing wrecks, sea life, and reefs. The fishing season in Panama City Beach, Florida, is open all year.
The U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands, known for their beautiful white-sand beaches and warm winter weather, is an excellent destination for boating. Chartering a day cruise to the islands will make winter seem like a distant memory. You can snorkel, sunbathe, and swim on the water.
The U.S. Virgin Islands also have coral reefs, unique marine life, and tropical forests worth visiting. This makes them a top choice for boaters.