With 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Worth Lagoon, Loxahatchee River, and Lake Okeechobee -there is 125 miles of waterways in the Palm Beaches. No matter what part of the county you find yourself in, it’s easy to find a boating experience that’s right for you, whether it’s on a quiet river or a busy inlet. Boat excursions come in all types and sizes -- some have a captain, while others are do-it-yourself. Here are a few of the best boat tours and experiences in South Florida.
If you want to leave the piloting to someone else, but still have the privacy of a customized cruise, then Lacuna Tours can help. Just climb on board the hurricane deck boat that seats eight passengers and you will have your own captain who will customize your tour experience. Go tubing, stop for a picnic, or settle back for a fun tour of the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway.
Black Dog Sport Fishing Charters
If you’re a serious angler, then you might want a charter focused on finding and bringing home the big catch. Black Dog Charters offers twice-daily trips out of the Jupiter Inlet. Their experts will take you to all the best fishing spots and give you the best chance to experience Gulf Stream fishing at its best.
One of Adventure Watersports’ most popular offerings is their private charter service, where one price will get you cruising the waterways on a well-appointed 27-foot Sea Ray Sundeck. What you do on the trip is up to you: go bar-hopping, watch the sunset, take a swim or give the kids an afternoon of thrilling watersports like tubing or wakeboarding. A sunset cruise option offers a placid cruise to watch a colorful sunset.
Delray Yacht Cruises
Cruising the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway can be a soothing, scenic and memorable experience. Head in any direction and you’re sure to see some of the most exclusive homes in the area, surrounded by water and natural beauty. Delray Yacht Cruises offers a perfect tour for seeing these sights aboard either the 105-foot Lady Atlantic or the 90-foot Lady Delray. The tour is two hours long and will either head south toward beautiful Boca Raton or north towards the exclusive community of Manalapan. They offer specialty cruises around holidays, with brunch cruises planned for Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
DivaDuck is so unique that part of the time it’s a boat, and the other time it’s a road-going tour bus! The Palm Beach Duck Tour starts the trip chugging along the roads of West Palm Beach and then takes a turn into the blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. Riders are sure to have a fun and entertaining tour both in and out of the water.