Why Fun in The Sun Yacht Charters?

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Experience the thrill of true blue water sailing across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas. Sail the Florida Keys and snorkel the only living coral reef in the continental United States. Fun In The Sun Yacht Charters has been in business since 1979 and is the oldest charter company in South Florida. All of our yachts are meticulously maintained. We … Read More

Tips and Hints on Sailing

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Don’t Forget… Sun screens and lotions, hats, white-soled soft shoes, aqua socks, rain gear, two bathing suits, sunglasses, CD or cassette music, one long-sleeved shirt, personal medications. It can be cool especially in the winter months so a sweater is recommended. Bath towels and hand towels are provided but you should bring a beach towel for each crewmember. If you … Read More

Sailing to Port Lucaya

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The town of Port Lucaya is filled with color, people and music…If you stroll around the Main Square conveniently located right outside of the Marina, you will be surrounded by shops, restaurants, bars & the well know Straw Market. Across the street from the Port is the Radisson Hotel with casinos and wonderful restaurants. You can purchase a day pass … Read More

Abaco Island: Trips to the Bahamas

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Take a great sailing passage from Florida to the secluded cruising grounds of the Sea of Abaco in the Bahamas. This area is loved by bareboating families and sailors near and far. You will need a minimum of 10 days to do the area justice but it is well worth it. The sea is not only celebrated for its azure, … Read More

Anchoring Restrictions along the ICW

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With the summer cruising season rolling in, Dozier’s Waterway Guide (see http://www.waterwayguide.com) has reported on various new anchoring restrictions along the Intercostal Waterway. From Maryland to Florida, cities along the east coast are considering or are in process of implementing anchoring restrictions, for local and transient boats. These restrictions are, for the most, in response to problems directly tied to … Read More

Cruising in Biscayne Bay

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Sailing Biscayne Bay If you’re thinking about sailing to Biscayne Bay, No Name Harbor and Boca Chita harbors are great destinations. They are both very protected manmade harbors with a seawall all the way around. At No Name Harbor you need to be at anchor (on the hook) if spending the night and there is a $25.00 fee. On the … Read More

On the Move – Sailing south Florida with varied waters and winds

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Our journey began in Fort Lauderdale and we sailed down to Biscayne Bay. My group of friends and I hoisted a reefed main, rolled out the jib, and greeted the 20-knot northeast wind. We spent our first night at No Name Harbor. The next morning we headed for the entrance to Angelfish Creek, (a pass that leads to Hawk Channel), … Read More

Dry Tortugas

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The Florida Keys are the only place you can cruise within the continental United States with Caribbean-like climate and conditions- and around this area, the farthest point of all the keys is the Dry Tortugas, best accessed from Key West at a distance of 70 nautical miles/80 land miles. The Dry Tortugas is a collection of reefs, shoals, and islands founded by conquistador Juan … Read More

Bimini Island

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Bimini is the true Island in the Stream, located about 49 miles Southeast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; it is the closest point in the Bahamas to the United States. The Gulf Stream rushes north and makes Bimini very accessible to sailors from our base in Ft. Lauderdale. It has become a prime destination for our charterers. The warm waters of … Read More

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is located in Key Largo between 3 & 8 miles offshore off the coast of the Florida Keys and is the first underwater park in the United States. The park was established in 1963 to preserve and protect the only living coral reef in the continental United States. John Pennekamp Park, combined with the … Read More