Fort Lauderdale Yacht Charters

The Yachting Capital of the USA: Fort Lauderdale

Why are Fort Lauderdale yacht charters so popular? Fort Lauderdale is known as the hub of the yachting industry in the US, but it is so much more than sleek, modern marinas. The area has an impressive 23 miles of golden, sandy beaches, boating canals to explore, impressive architecture and neighborhoods, and a vibrant arts and culture scene. With over 300 days of sunshine each year and comfortable temperatures year-round, this Atlantic Ocean playground is popular with divers and other water sports aficionados. It’s also home to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious yachting events in the world.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale area is the only place in the continental USA where you can snorkel or dive on a living coral reef straight from the beach. In both Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Hollywood, the reef is an easy, 100-yard swim from the shore. Book your Fort Lauderdale yacht charter today and explore the Yachting Capital of the USA.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Area Highlights

  • 23 miles of golden sand beaches along the Atlantic shoreline
  • The Intracoastal Waterway and boating canals
  • Natural attractions and parks, including the Gateway to the Everglades and Hillsboro Beach
  • A water sports playground including a living reef that can be reached without a boat, plus underwater art and shipwrecks to explore
  • Rich marine life, including sea turtles who nest on the beaches from March to October
  • One of the most diverse ecosystems in the world
  • Excellent weather year-round
  • A wonderful selection of charter yachts and the heart of the yachting industry in the US
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Best time to charter in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a year-round yacht charter destination that boasts favorable temperatures and more than 300 days of sun per year. The peak travel period is from December to May when the weather is warm and dry, and temperatures range from the high 70s to mid-80s. June to September tends to be hot and humid with temperatures ranging from the high-80s to the low 90s. Fort Lauderdale charters are at their peak through the December/January holiday season, and quieter between February and April before the temperatures and humidity increase.

Fort Lauderdale luxury motor yachts

Chartering a private, luxury motor yacht is the best way to discover the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Whether you visit state-of-the-art marinas, explore the boating canals, or plan a kayaking or paddleboarding excursion through mangrove-lined waterways, there is nothing like a vacation aboard a charter yacht. With each boat featuring a selection of recreational equipment, from jet skis and snorkel gear to wakeboards and water slides, there’s something for everyone in your charter group.

Fort Lauderdale Yacht Charters – What to See & Do

Fort Lauderdale skyline over Barrier Island

Pompano Beach

Known as the Shipwreck Capital of Florida, Pompano Beach is a favorite among diving enthusiasts. It’s also famous for its sport fishing, with anglers looking to land that perfect kingfish or barracuda. Located where the Gulf Stream bends, the clear, warm waters are the perfect playground for watersports including surfing, kayaking and paddleboarding, or for the adrenaline-seekers, kitesurfing, and jet skiing. For a day of leisure, there’s a family-friendly beach with lifeguards, a kid’s playground, interactive water features, and volleyball courts.


Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is a quaint village located on a barrier island that’s seven feet above sea level. Featuring mid-century modern architecture and charming, Old Florida-style charm, you’ll want to spend a day here. It is Florida’s Beach Diving capital, with the first of a three-tiered natural coral reef system just 100 yards from the beach. Snorkelers and scuba divers flock to the reef and to the nearby shipwreck snorkel trail that includes the SS Copenhagen, a British cargo steamer that struck the reef and sank in 1900. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is also home to Anglins Fishing Pier, which extends more than 900 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.

Shipwreck Park

Shipwreck Park in Pompano Beach is an underwater park system with artificial reefs and public art. One of the artificial reefs is the Lady Luck, formerly a cargo ship that operated in New York City. It now includes an art installation that looks like a casino, complete with octopus blackjack dealers and card sharks. Explore the marine life in and around the artificial reef, and even stop for a quick photo at one of the casino tables.

Hillsboro Beach

Hillsboro Beach, located on a peninsula between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic, is famous for its historic lighthouse that was once a beacon for sailors in the area. It’s an idyllic beach where you can enjoy a swim or an afternoon of beach games before taking a nap underneath the blue skies. Between March and October, keep an eye out for leatherback, loggerhead, and green sea turtle nests along the beach as well as tiny prints as the hatchlings head into the ocean.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Fort Lauderdale?

Yacht charter rates in Fort Lauderdale vary based on the size of the boat, the number of cabins, amenities, available water toys, and season. In general, rates range from $20,000 US to $170,000 US. Your Worldwide Boat yacht charter broker will work with you to select the yacht that best fits your needs and budget.