Up north, the leaves are changing to golden hues, the brisk air is getting even colder, and the people are taking their last boat rides on the water. But not you. You’re a snowbird ready to head south for the winter! Whether you’re outrunning the cold, or just simply want to keep boating all year, there is one question you need to ask yourself – Where do you want to spend the holiday season?
As you’re planning your cruise south, take into consideration these beautiful destinations to spend the holidays:
If you’re looking for the ultimate southern charm, look no further. South Carolina will dazzle you with Charleston’s historic charm and famous beaches such as Myrtle Beach, Folly Beach, and Hilton Head.
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Stay in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC with endless opportunities at the Grande Dunes Marina. This beautiful marina is located right on the Intracoastal Waterway giving boaters easy access to the Atlantic Ocean outlet.
St. Johns Yacht Harbor is a beautiful facility packed with second-to-none amenities and undeniable southern charm. Located on Johns Island, St. Johns Yacht Harbor is nestled just off the Stono River, making for a scenic boat ride through the inner waterways of South Carolina.
Georgia is as sweet as a peach. Similar to South Carolina, you won’t run short on southern hospitality here. Savor all the delicious foods and history of Savannah, or head Jekyll Island to explore gorgeous golf courses and beaches. Wherever you are in the peach state, a laid-back vibe is always promised.
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Bull River Marina has just about every activity available to its boaters, promising endless fun and memorable explorations of Savannah, Georgia. This dog-friendly marina offers dolphin and nature tours, kayak rentals, and more.
Tybee Island Marina is a quaint marina located on Lazaretto Creek in Tybee Island, Georgia, only 15 minutes away from historic Savannah, Georgia. Known for its spectacular fishing, this marina has all the bells and whistles to ensure a great day of cruising and catching!
From epic fishing trips, to Margaritaville, to cat performances on Duval – The Florida Keys has it all. Stretching about 120 miles off of Florida’s southernmost tip between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, boaters looking for a Caribbean vibe will love the easygoing lifestyle of The Keys.
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Porky’s Bayside Restaurant and Marina is nestled in a unique location on the sparking waters of Marathon, Florida, a beloved destination in the Keys. The marina is home to not only stunning views, but also to fantastic amenities that will make you feel right at home.
Enjoy five star luxury at Stock Island Yacht Club, after a day of chasing the spectacular giants of the deep such as marlins and sailfish. Formerly Key West Harbour Marina, you will find all that you want and more at Stock Island Yacht Club in Key West, Florida. This marina has just about every amenity needed to ensure a memorable stay.
Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas? Then a holiday in the Caribbean is just what you need. Trade the traditional holiday feel for breathtaking islands and cays just 50 miles off the coast of Florida.
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Palm Cay Marina, in Nassau, Bahamas is a premier marina that is exactly what you are looking for in a luxurious getaway. Located on the southeastern side of Nassau, they are the gateway to Exuma, just 28 miles away. This full-service marina has over 190 boat slips available to service vessels up to 70 ft.
Little Farmer’s Cay Yacht Club and Marina in Farmer’s Cay, Exuma, Bahamas is a quintessential Bahamas marina! Although it is small with only 4 boat slips, it offers the exclusivity you look for in a relaxing vacation. Little Farmer’s Cay Yacht Club and Marina can welcome vessels up to 120 ft. Amenities at the marina include laundry, showers, WiFi, and more. This full-service marina also has rooms available, boat rentals, and grills with a picnic area.