The crystal lagoon pool in Florida may be the largest man-made pool in the world, however Florida has many such natural wonders. If you want to adventure and swim in natural lagoons by yacht, then book a yacht in Miami. A Yacht can give you first class luxury on the way to and from the lagoon with ample opportunity bask in the Florida sun. You can also book a smaller yacht and enjoy cruising the lagoon itself.
What is a lagoon?
A lagoon is a body of water that is separated from a larger body of water, like the sea or ocean, by a natural barrier. These natural barriers are frequently sandbars, barrier reefs, coral reefs, or rocky outcrops. Interestingly, the word lagoon derives from the Italian word Laguna. That means pond or lake. Lagoons are popular tourist attractions for their unique shape and beautiful clear water.
What lagoons are there in Florida?
There are many lagoons! If you search lagoons in Miami, you will be overwhelmed by the number of manmade lagoons created inland. The Crystal Lagoon in Florida is the largest swimming pool in the world. Natural lagoons however outnumber man made ones significantly. They dot the coastline and are the home to a large variety of creatures. Why not check out Mosquito Island Natural Reserve? While the name may not sound inviting, this freshwater lagoon is beautiful!
Is it safe to swim in Florida lagoons?
Yes, with some caution. Unfortunately, there have been concerning incidents in the past where an alligator has dragged off a toddler from Walt Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon. Lagoons in general are a common place to spot alligators, however humans are typically not on their menu. Statistics show an average of 7 unprovoked bites a year, where most do not prove fatal. It is reasonable therefore to assume that most freshwater lagoons do have gators. However, it does not need to deter people from swimming. The key recommendation by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee is to not go swimming outside of daylight hours. Alligators, as many other marine predators, are most active at dusk or dawn. If you want to learn more about alligators, click here.
Access Lagoons by Yacht
While lagoons are separated from larger bodies of water by a piece of land, it does not mean you cannot visit them by yacht. A private charter yacht gives you the access and ability to choose your personal itinerary. With the help of the Instyle Yachts team, you can organize your very own personalized trip. Let them know what lagoon you would be interested in visiting, and they can do the rest. So, when you are getting your yacht rental in Miami, call Instyle Yachts to book your dream trip now.