Best Spots to Anchor in South Florida



Heading to South Florida for a week of fun in the sun? You must consider hopping on sailboat rentals in Miami or a Sailo boat rental in Ft Lauderdale! Known as the yachting capital of the world, admire thousands of yachts in Fort Lauderdale as you glide down the Intracoastal Waterway. While in Miami, raft up with other boaters and kick back with a beer or hop in the water to cool off! If you’re renting a boat to explore South Florida, we’ve picked a few of our favorite spots to drop anchor, meet other boaters and explore!**

**Update COVID-19 September 2020: some of the below activities could be affected by restrictions due to COVID-19. Rafting up is currently not allowed. Check with the boat owner to learn more about the latest COVID-19 procedures and restrictions.


Throw a boat party at Nixon Sandbar


Pull together a group of friends and look for catamaran rentals in Miami to visit Nixon Sandbar. A hot spot for day partying, spend the day sipping cocktails and floating on a swan raft alongside your boat rental. Located off the western coast of Key Biscayne, this aquamarine paradise is a perfect spot to anchor Sailo catamaran rentals in Miami and spend a day in the sun!


Anchor down in Intracoastal Waterway

If you picked the perfect boat rental in Ft Lauderdale to peruse the Intracoastal, be sure to bring your camera! Known as the “Venice of America,” the Intracoastal boasts million-dollar homes and multi-level yachts to admire as you make way through water. When you’re ready to take a dip in the water, head to the intersection of New River and the Intracoastal where you’ll find a shallow sandbar.


Just a few feet deep, wade through the water with a cool drink in hand and admire the multi-million dollar homes from your unique perch in the middle of the Intracoastal!


Raft up with Miami boaters at Haulover Sandbar


If you’re looking for an excuse to spend a day in your new bikini, step aboard one of Sailo’s sailboat rentals in Miami and make way for Haulover Sandbar in Biscayne Bay. Located right off the coast of the Sandspur Island, nicknamed “Beer Can Island,” spend your day wading through waist deep water and mingling with hundreds of other boaters. If you start craving a hot dog, fear not! There is an infamous boat that sells hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream.


Kayak through the mangroves

If you hop on a boat rental in Ft Lauderdale and are looking for an adventure away from the crowds, head to Whiskey Creek. South of the Port Everglades inlet and east of the Intracoastal, drop your anchor in the shallows and hop into the water.


Bring a kayak or paddleboard and spend the day paddling through the magical mangroves. Not far from the bustling Intracoastal, you will find Whiskey Creek a tranquil spot to spend the afternoon.  


Getting ready to go sailing in South Florida? Read all you need to know about our top boating destinations in our guide here or you can try a Key West boat charters to discover an another part of Florida by your sailing trip.