The Ferretti 530 Yacht and guide to the nearby areas of Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and the Miami region.

Ferretti 530

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The Ferretti 530 is an Italian flybridge motor yacht with an overall length of 55 feet with 3 staterooms (bedrooms), 2 heads (bathrooms with shower) a sunken galley (kitchen) with a granite counter top,  a small refrigerator,  4 burner ceramic smooth top electric cook top, and a microwave/convection oven. Continuing through the galley there is a laundry area with a washer and dryer, a storage freezer, and an ice maker. The Ferretti 530 has all one needs for day trips and for extended trips. The maximum capacity is 15 people including crew.

The Ferretti 530 is presently docked at the

Royale Palm Marina
629 NE 3rd St, Dania Beach, FL 33004

The marina is a secure facility in which you will  not be able to enter without a gate code between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00pm


Things to bring on board with you

Bring a medium weight jacket. It can be cool/cold on the open water during the evening and at night.

Bring sunglasses. having a strap to hold them onto your head is a good idea. A floating one is even better. If you drop them, and they go overboard, they are likely to be gone forever.

Bring your goofy floppy hat as the sun can be harsh.

Bring sunscreen, the sun can burn you pretty quickly.

Bring a waterproof case/bag for your smart phone if you are likely to use it in a kayak or swimming.

Bring bug spray as there is the possibility of pesky little flying bugs in the evening when near the shore.

Bring white wine. Sadly, red wine will stain many of the things on the boat and these stains are difficult to remove.

Bring your favorite adult beverages.

If you are a group, please bring towels. We have beach towels, but perhaps not enough for every one.


Things to keep in mind while on board

If you get in the water, please use the shower on the swim platform to wash the salt off of you before coming back on board. Salt is hard to clean up.

Bring your sense of adventure and fun.

Please write your thoughts and comments about your experience in our blue guest book.

Things to NOT DO while on board

No tobacco products in any form. Please don’t try to sneak them on board.

No Shoes – While on board, please remove your shoes as this prevents street dirt from getting in the interior  and dirt and shoe marks on the white surface areas of the boat. And ladies, please,  no high heels.

No women  pants or shorts with metal decorations on the back pockets or other parts. These metal parts will damage the wood finish of the interior and will damage the vinyl seating.

No Red Wine – red wine makes hard to clean stains everywhere it is spilled. I know, red wine is my favorite and this makes me sad.

No obnoxious drunks always they are always unpleasant – Please keep your adult beverages under control. There is the option to swim home for those who cannot control themselves.

Do not put napkins, paper towels, sanitary napkins, tampons,  or anything other than the provided biogradable toilet paper into toilets.


Restaurants to only drive to

Dania Beach

Grandpa’s  Family owned and operated. Opened its doors in 1957, serving the very best feel-good favorites of home-style food, as well as fresh-baked breads, biscuits, pastries and breads in a spot just a short drive from Fort Lauderdale. The bakery/restaurant duo was made famous by its appearance on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, when the nation took notice. Crowds line up early to get a seat and order their favorites from the extensive menu. Located in the cozy ‘burb of Dania Beach, just south of downtown Fort Lauderdale and amidst antique shops, boutiques and parks

17 SW 1st St
Dania Beach, FL 33004

(954) 923-2163


Historic Dockers Restaurant & Pub  Since 1947. Originally built by Cozy Cove’s owner to serve his patrons, soon the pub became popular with locals. Good seafood. American style restaurant and bar.

318 N Federal Hwy
Dania Beach, FL 33004-2808



Jaxon’s   An old fashioned ice cream parlour with one of the nation’s largest Collections of rural American memorabilia, including a world class automobile license plate collection.

128 S Federal Hwy,
Dania BeachFL 33004

Map & Directions
(954) 923-4445

Fort Lauderdale

Lester’s   Lester’s Diner has been a staple in South Florida since opening its first restaurant in Fort Lauderdale in 1967. Set in 50s-themed décor, the family-owned and operated chain is a classic American eatery with a home-town vibe where you can enjoy a casual dining experience

250 State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315




Mijana Lebanese Cuisine  Located in the Village at Gulfstream Park. Gulfstream Park is a racetrack and county-approved casino. During its annual meet, which spans December through October, it is one of the most important venues for horse racing in America

At Mijana, a Lebanese chef offers a taste of his homeland at this chic spot with belly dancing performances from time to time. Call ahead to get dancing times.

After their great success at Shishka Lebanese Grill Walid and Ghassan decided to join venture with Chef Alex to open Mijana Lebanese Cuisine. At Mijan your experience will be elevated to a whole new level, in Lebanese hospitality, authentic cuisine, along with a true Middle Eastern ambiance. The founders are all of Lebanese descent and they are devoted to bring the cuisine and culture of their homeland to the next level with a breathtaking restaurant and a delicious menu.

Alex Husseini Executive chef/partner has a mastery of traditional spices and flavors that makes each dish an opportunity to experience classic Middle Eastern flavors in new and exciting ways. Every plate becomes a culinary journey at Mijana.

Mijana features indoor and outdoor dining including a fully-stocked cocktail bar where you can enjoy Middle Eastern-inspired cocktails and wine.

801 Silks Run #1585
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

(954) 404-7423


Chayhana Oasis  Colorful, lively restaurant specializing in Uzbek cuisine, with live entertainment & patio seating. The restaurant is located in the heart of Florida’s Riviera – Sunny Isles Beach. This is the first authentic Uzbek restaurant in South Florida. Diners at Chayhana Oasis are invited to immerse themselves in a unique concept that draws inspiration from the rich culture of the Silk Route, marked with homely touches, generous portions and friendly service. Dive into a fusion menu conceptualized by our expert Chef, who masterfully blends Uzbek, Caucasian,European and Middle Eastern tastes.

250 Sunny Isles Blvd.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

(305) 917-1133


 Rusty Pelican

Restaurants to get to by boat or drive

Fort Lauderdale

15th Street Fisheries  The Fisheries is situated directly inside the city’s most famous nautical landmark, Lauderdale Marina, and provides a superior complement of fine food and fun along the waterway near the 17th Street bridge and Port Everglades inlet to the Atlantic Ocean. Winner of numerous awards, year after year, including Best Seafood Restaurant and Best Waterfront Restaurant, the Fisheries is one of the most outstanding restaurants in South Florida.

1900 SE 15th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

(954) 763-2777

Dania Beach

 Jimbo’s Sandbar  Jimbo’s Sandbar in Dania Beach offers a waterfront, island-style dining experience that is sure to leave you happy. The tiki bar is located right on the Intracoastal, so you can relax and view the boats passing by while you enjoy your meal. The cuisine covers everyone’s tastes, from the surf to the turf, with seafood, pasta, barbecue, and wings.

6200 N Ocean Drive,
Hollywood Beach, FL 33019



Taverna Opa  Greek restaurant on the intracoastal water way. Traditional Greek food. Upon seating, you are given a wooden bowl with the ingredients to make your own hummus accompanied with bread rolls. Call ahead to find out when the belly dancers will be performing.

410 N. Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019


GG’s Waterfront Bar and Grill  At GG’s you’ll enjoy an amazing selection of locally sourced fish, fresh seafood, lobster and stone crabs, raw bar specialties, salads, sandwiches and superb steaks and chops grilled to perfection! GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill is centrally located on beautiful Hollywood Beach, minutes from Ft. Lauderdale, Aventura and 20 miles from Miami. Overlooking the Intracoastal waterway, this is a fabulous way to enjoy beautiful waterfront views as world class luxury yachts cruise by your table. Every afternoon patrons gather to enjoy cocktails and watch magnificent sunsets

606 N Ocean Dr
Hollywood, FL 33019-1415

 Jimbo’s Sandbar  Jimbo’s Sandbar in Hollywood Beach offers a waterfront, island-style dining experience that is sure to leave you happy. The tiki bar is located right on the Intracoastal, so you can relax and view the boats passing by while you enjoy one of our delicious dishes. The cuisine covers everyone’s tastes, from the surf to the turf, with seafood, pasta, barbecue, and wings.

6200 N Ocean Dr
Hollywood, FL 33019-4608


The Rusty Pelican  The Rusty Pelican gives guests the ultimate taste of Miami. Situated right on the Rickenbacker Marina, the waterfront views of Miami are unmatchable. Upon arrival, guests are transported to a world of contemporary sophistication. The Rusty Pelicans plantation-style building exudes elegance and its modern fountain and lush greenery brings guests to a modernized tropical escape. Contemporary cuisine tantalizes the senses, with exotic Latin-inspired dishes and the freshest local seafood. Marvel in an impressive wall of wines, featuring over a thousand varietals to select from. From fabulous brunches, intimate dinners, to large-scale events – when you dine at the Rusty Pelican, you’re in for an experience you won’t forget.

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149



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Places to go and things to do on rainy or bad weather days

Dania Beach

The Casino at Dania Beach  The newest casino in Broward County is here and ready to meet all of your greatest expectations. Featuring 900 Las Vegas style slot machines, a 24 table card room, nationally known recording artists and comedians, simulcast lounge and sports bar, multiple dining options and live Jai-Alai, the brand new Casino @ Dania Beach offers a gaming and entertainment experience like no other in a friendly and fun environment!

301 E Dania Beach Blvd
Dania Beach, FL 33004

(954) 920-1511

Bass Pro Shops  Fishing, Hunting and outdoors store

200 Gulf Stream Way,
Dania Beach, FL 33004

(954) 929-7710

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Fishing Hall of Fame


Fort Lauderdale

West Marine The Fort Lauderdale store is a flagship store. Here you will find a large selection of all things boating.

2401 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

(954) 400-5323

Mon-Sat: 8 AM – 9 PM
Sun: 9 AM – 7 PM



Hollywood Beach Boardwalk    Nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Miami is Hollywood, a classic Florida beachtown that’s enchanted visitors since the 1920s. A trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Winner, Hollywood Beach features a one-of-a-kind oceanfront promenade called the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk that stretches nearly two and a half miles along the Atlantic. Named one of America’s Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine, this brick-paved thoroughfare is a haven for joggers, bicyclists, roller-bladers and all who’d prefer to take in the action from the comfort of one of the countless eateries and cafés along the way.

Hollywood Beach Parking
359 Harrison St,
Hollywood, FL 33019


Viscaya Museum and Gardens  The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, previously known as Villa Vizcaya, is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida. The early 20th century Vizcaya estate also includes: extensive Italian Renaissance gardens; native woodland landscape; and a historic village outbuildings compound. The landscape and architecture were influenced by Veneto and Tuscan Italian Renaissance models and designed in the Mediterranean Revival architecturestyle, with Baroque elements. Paul Chalfin was the design director. Miami-Dade County now owns the Vizcaya property, as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, which is open to the public.

Wikipedia info here

3251 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129

(305) 250-9133

$18 Adult Admission


Miami Seaquarium  Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with a variety of fun things to do in Miami, South Florida. From marine animal shows, astonishing daily presentations, and a variety of educational tidbits along the way, Miami Seaquarium® is a place of inspiration, education – and fun!

Please allow at least 4 hours to see all of the shows and exhibits. Show times do vary from day to day and are established each morning. For a given day’s show times call 305-361-5705 ext 0 and speak to the “receptionist.”

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

(305) 361-5705

$46 Adult Admission
$10 Parking


Sawgrass Mills Mall  is a somewhat upscale outlet shopping mall operated by the Simon Property Group, in Sunrise, Florida. The largest single story and outlet mall in the U.S. The second largest mall in Florida and the third largest shopping mall in the Southeast U.S.

Wikipedia info here

12801 W Sunrise Blvd,
Sunrise, FL 33323

(954) 846-2300

South Florida

Big Cypress National Preserve  This is a day trip, but well worth the drive as you will see incredible wildlife.  The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.

33100 Tamiami Trail East 
Ochopee, FL 34141

(239) 695-2000

Maps:  https://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/designated-trail-implementation.htm

Clyde Butcher  While in the Big Cypress Preserve, a must stop is to visit Clyde Butcher’s photo gallery. Beyond the aesthetic qualities of Clyde Butcher’s work, what distinguishes his landscape photography from that of other well-known photographers are the incredibly detailed mural-sized prints he produces on fiber base silver gelatin paper. By carefully matching view camera format size to the subject matter photographed, Butcher is able to make prints measuring up to 5×9 feet that allow the viewer to more fully embrace the breadth and scope of the landscape as Butcher experienced it in the field.

52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL 34141

Phone: 239-695-2428
Open 7 days a week 10am-5:00pm


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