5 Dream Boating Destinations

Looking for an adventure that’s not too far from home? If you’re a boating fan, you don’t need to travel halfway around the globe for a world-class experience. From the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean to the fresh waters of our largest lake, incredible sights are near at hand. Here are five of the top places to set sail.

The Florida Keys

“You have a Caribbean atmosphere that’s easily accessible from the mainland, and your U.S. boat insurance should cover you the whole way,” says Andy Newman, spokesperson for the Florida Keys tourism council. You’ll see mangroves, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and vibrant coral reefs.

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The Florida Keys

“You have a Caribbean atmosphere that’s easily accessible from the mainland, and your U.S. boat insurance should cover you the whole way,” says Andy Newman, spokesperson for the Florida Keys tourism council. You’ll see mangroves, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and vibrant coral reefs.

“You have a Caribbean atmosphere that’s easily accessible from the mainland, and your U.S. boat insurance should cover you the whole way,” says Andy Newman, spokesperson for the Florida Keys tourism council. You’ll see mangroves, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and vibrant coral reefs.

The Florida Keys

Santa Catalina Island, Calif.

Located 22 miles off the coast of California near Los Angeles, nearly 90 percent of this sleepy island is protected by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Explore the waters by snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

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Santa Catalina Island, Calif.

Located 22 miles off the coast of California near Los Angeles, nearly 90 percent of this sleepy island is protected by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Explore the waters by snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

Located 22 miles off the coast of California near Los Angeles, nearly 90 percent of this sleepy island is protected by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Explore the waters by snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

Santa Catalina Island, Calif.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wis.

Cruising in freshwater is unusual for larger boats, but one of the best places to do it is around Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands, at the western end of Lake Superior. Aboard, take in views of spectacular sandstone cliffs honeycombed with sea caves. Ashore, visit the park’s historic light stations, or sunbathe on the beach at Julian Bay on Stockton Island.

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wis.

Cruising in freshwater is unusual for larger boats, but one of the best places to do it is around Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands, at the western end of Lake Superior. Aboard, take in views of spectacular sandstone cliffs honeycombed with sea caves.

Cruising in freshwater is unusual for larger boats, but one of the best places to do it is around Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands, at the western end of Lake Superior.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wis.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Hop among the three main islands—St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas—as well as other smaller, uninhabited islands in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles. At St. John, boaters can moor in the waters of the Virgin Islands National Park, go ashore to hike to secluded beaches, and snorkel among sea turtles off Waterlemon Cay.

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Hop among the three main islands—St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas—as well as other smaller, uninhabited islands in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles. At St. John, boaters can moor in the waters of the Virgin Islands National Park, go ashore to hike to secluded beaches, and snorkel among sea turtles off Waterlemon Cay.

Hop among the three main islands—St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas—as well as other smaller, uninhabited islands in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles.

U.S. Virgin Islands

San Juan Islands, Wash.

The scenery in this 172- island archipelago ranges from wide-open prairies to forests, with the snow-capped Olympic Mountains or Mount Baker and the Cascade Range as the striking, distant backdrop, says Greg Hertel, owner of Friday Harbor Cruises, which offers yacht excursions around the San Juan Islands.

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San Juan Islands, Wash.

The scenery in this 172- island archipelago ranges from wide-open prairies to forests, with the snow-capped Olympic Mountains or Mount Baker and the Cascade Range as the striking, distant backdrop.

The scenery in this 172- island archipelago ranges from wide-open prairies to forests, with the snow-capped as the striking, distant backdrop.

San Juan Islands, Wash.

 

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