Let’s be honest. Few people love winter. Aside from skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling it’s nothing but cold weather, scraping snow off the car in the morning, frozen fingers and wet layers of clothes. And we mean layers upon layers. Winter weather has its fun times here and there, like Christmas, but who wouldn’t rather be at a warm destination.

The freedom is what what makes being a boat owner so great. You can, more or less, go wherever you want, whenever you want. No need to worry about waiting in line at the airport, dealing with traffic jams, or leaving things behind; as your boat pretty much acts as a second home! With that in mind, here are some great winter boating destinations you can head out to.

Experience the Perfect Weather in South Florida

There’s no better way to get started on your winter vacation than Southern Florida. From Florida’s own beautiful waters you have immediate access to the North Atlantic Ocean too. With temperatures averaging in the 70’s, you’ll get to the best of both worlds of experiencing calm waters and amazing weather. If you decide to dock for a night or two you’ll experience amazing night life too.

Go Bareback Cruising in the British Virgin Islands

If Miami doesn’t seem warm enough for you, you could always try heading to the British Virgin Islands where year round temperatures average upwards of the mid 80’s. This destination may be more suited for the individual who is looking for extreme relaxation. The waters are calm, the wind is minimal, and the sailing overall will be
generally calm. Many winter boating destinations you take might be shorter trips, but you’d surely enjoy a longer trip to the British Virgin Islands, especially with the calm sea and picturesque beaches. Once you’re there you will also get a chance to meet a lot of people from different countries as it’s a famous tourist destination. Enjoy experiencing new cultures.

Visit Nassau and Lucaya for Gambling Fun

These destinations in the Bahamas are famous for their beautiful beaches, but they are also a gambler’s paradise. There are around 22 casino hotels in Nassau and 18 in Lucaya, leaving you with many options to choose from. Even though you may come away from Nassau or Lucaya with empty pockets, you’ll most surely be full of memories to last a lifetime.

Relax in the out Islands of the Bahamas: Harbour Island and the Abacos

The outer islands of the Bahamas are a bit quieter than those such as Nassau or Lucaya. This means that they are perfect for a vacation when your main objective is to spend your time relaxing and drinking cocktails by the beach, or on your boat! This is definitely one of the best winter boating destinations as you can truly experience the warm weather and forget about life’s stresses. Wherever you decide your destination is, make the most of it.