It easy to think that owning a luxury motor yacht means you have access to many of the finer things in life. It also means that you can visit some of the most exclusive resort destinations that are “accessible” by water! These “marina resorts” are designed to cater to yacht owners, their guests and families. And with many of them here in Florida, there is no need to end your summer vacation, just because it’s after Labor Day!
In fact, if your yacht is docked in Newport, RI, or some other Northeast locale, now may be the best time to leave the cooler waters behind, and take a cruise down south.
Naples Bay Resort, Naples, Florida
Located on southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast, the Naples Bay Resort is a luxury waterfront hotel that caters to boaters with a 97-slip marina, and an on-site fuel dock with direct access to Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. When you are not cruising the surrounding waterways, the resort is only minutes from the Florida Everglades, dozens of golf courses, high-end shopping, and Naples’ fine art district.
Little Palm Island Resort and Spa, Florida Keys
Want the ultimate in luxury? How about a private Island, accessible only by boat or sea plane? That is what you will find at the Little Palm Island Resort. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a piece of paradise discreetly located off the fabled Florida Keys coastline. It has a marina that can accommodate vessels up to 120 feet in length with a draft up to six feet. While on the island enjoy all that this tropical paradise has to offer, from snorkeling to fishing – but be prepared to disconnect. There are no TVs, or telephone… or guest under 16!
Hyatt Chesapeake, Cambridge, Maryland
Built in 2002, this Hyatt’s River Marsh Marina offers special packages and 150 slips for every vessel type—for docking overnight or adventurous cruising along the Chesapeake Bay’s 4,000 miles of shoreline, marshes and waterman villages. Dockers can access the luxury resort’s amenities—an 18-hole golf course, spa, bike trails, three pools (and dive-in movie), hot tub, restaurants, pier crabbing, mini beach, jet skiing, kayaking, and an outdoor S’mores fireplace.
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, California
Located near world-famous Venice Beach, this upscale resort is highlighted by its proximity to one of the USA’s largest recreational marinas. The hotel boasts 304 guest rooms and suites, and Los Angeles’ only waterfront pool and whirlpool.
Fisher Island Club, Fisher Island, Florida
Fisher Island sits off the coast of Miami. The Fisher Island Club’s exclusive lifestyle offers a high degree of privacy and world-class amenities, for its members and for resort guests. Boaters will find two state-of-the-art, surge proof marinas – including one of only two existing deep-water marinas in Miami. Together, the resort’s two marinas have over 100 slips that can accommodate luxury yachts up to 250 feet.
Charleston Harbor Resort Marina, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
The Charleston Harbor Resort showcases the largest in-water marina in South Carolina boasting fishing services, sailing lessons, boat lifts, 459 deep draft slips (with no height limitations) accommodating vessels up to 120 feet, The property includes two luxury hotels and provides water taxis to historic Charleston.
The Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Home to the world-renowned Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Bahia Mar is the ultimate Hotel and Marina destination in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The property features a Hilton Hotel complete with restaurants, shops, swimming pool, tennis and is directly across the street from a pristine sand beach along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. The marina offers 250 slips capable of handling vessels up to 300 feet along it’s 3,000 foot parallel dock and more than 5,000 feet of floating docks. This facility offers High Speed fueling, free WiFi, cable television, a marine store, dive shop, a marine maintenance provider and full access to all of the amenities located within the property and the Hotel.
Knowing the Top Yacht Resorts Means Increased Charter Income
These luxury resorts are not only great places to experience for yourself and guests of your yacht, getting to know and leverage the most popular destinations to visit by motor yacht, is an important part of maximizing your yacht charter income.
When you sign up for our On Demand Yachting, or one of our charter income programs, our professional charter brokers will work with you to design yacht charter itineraries that are best suited for your yacht, and your earning potential!
Operating a motor yacht can be costly. Putting your boat in Charter can earn income, and defray some of the costs of ownership. On Demand Yachting from FYM can show you how. If you would like to learn more, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Yacht Management specialists, or call us at (954) 900-9968.