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St. Petersburg

The Harborage Marina at Bayboro, located on St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront, offers boat owners virtually every amenity under the sun. Located just two minutes from the open bay on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Harborage Marina is a boater's paradise. Protected by an 800-foot break water, this is the ideal location for residents of the Tampa Bay Area and visiting vacationers.


Explore the Manatee River
Explore the Manatee River

The Manatee River is a 36-mile-long river in Manatee County, Florida. The river forms in the northeastern corner of Manatee County and flows into the Gulf of Mexico at the southern edge of Tampa Bay.

Sail Tampa Bay at Sunset
Sail Tampa Bay at Sunset

Sailing with Dolphins
Sailing with Dolphins

One of the best parts of sailing in the Gulf Coast is that dolphins with often want to swim along side.

Sun on Clearwater Beach
Sun on Clearwater Beach

2 Day (East)

Day 1: The Harborage Marina to The Inn at Little Harbor Resort 7 NM

Enjoy the great protected sail across Tampa Bay to this hidden resort - beach front tiki bar, private beach, two restaurants, fishing Pier, two heated pools and a hot tub.


Day 2: The Inn at Little Harbor Resort to The Harborage Marina 7 NM

Enjoy the great protected sail across Tampa Bay to this hidden resort - beach front tiki bar, private beach, two restaurants, fishing Pier, two heated pools and a hot tub.


2 Day (South)

Day 1: The Harborage Marina to Egmont Key State Park and Egmont Key to Desoto Park 22 NM

Tampa Bay offer some great spots to anchor for day or over night. Submerge ruins from Fort Dade to explore on the west side of the island. Egmont key is 126 acre island in the mouth of Tampa Bay. After Egmont Key, sale across the bay to the entrance of the Manatee River. We step back in time to reveal the monument cross that marks the spot the Spaniards landed in 1539. The park was named after Hernando De Soto. It's a very protected great overnight Anchorage.


Day 2: Desoto Point Park to Harborage Marina 15 NM


3 Day (North)

Day 1: Harborage Marina to Desoto State Park 15 NM

DeSoto State Park is the largest park in Pinellas County. Amenities include an awesome beach, great trails, and unbelievable wildlife. This park is 1136 acres of abundant and natural beauty.


Day 2: DeSoto State Park to Clearwater Beach 25 NM

Clearwater Beach is a barrier island. If it can be done on the water, Clearwater Beach has it. Clearwater Beach has over 100 restaurants, one of the top 10 beaches in America, dolphin encounters are the norm, parasailing is optimal, the fishing fleet on the West Coast calls it home, a fishing pier with sunset celebrations illuminates the water, and there are an abundance of party or dinner cruises. Clearwater Beach is also famous for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium; home of the amazing Winter the Dolphin and her new friend Hope, the stars of the Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. If you love sunsets, this is the best place to see them on the West Coast.


Day 3: Clearwater Beach to Vinoy Yacht Basin 32 NM

The Vinoy Yacht Basin is a completely protected basin right in the center of downtown St. Petersburg adjacent to the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel. The Vinoy is by far one of the nicest locations in St. Pete. Only minutes away,there are amazing high-end restaurants and poolside restaurants within walking distance of everything. Don't miss how beautiful it is at night when surrounded by city lights!


Day 4: Vinoy to Harborage Marina (Very short morning sail home) 3.2 NM

There's no better way to enjoy your morning coffee then cruising back to the Harborage Marina!


3 Day (South)

Day 1: The Harborage Marina to Egmont Key 16 NM

On your way to Egmont Key you will go under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, rated the number three most scenic bridges in the world (by the Travel Channel). After a great and peaceful night on the hook, it's time for something different.


Day 2: Egmont Key to Longboat Key 11.5 NM

You have a choice of routes (the weather usually decides0. You can cruise inside the intercoastal waterway or cruise outside through the Southwest channel. Regardless of the route chosen, you'll be just south of Longbow Pass where there is a great Gunkle with two awesome restaurants. It's also a short walk to the wonderful white sand beach with some great flats if you like to fish.


Day 3: Longboat to The Inn at Little Harbor 21 NM

The Caribbean style resort has a waterfront tiki bar, private beach, two restaurants, fishing pier, tennis courts, two playgrounds, two heated pools and a hot tub.


Day 4: The Inn at Little Harbor to Harborage Marina 6 NM

The return sail from Little Harbor back to the Harborage Marina provides you with all of the remaining photographic moments that you'll need to capture your Florida West Coast adventure. Take advantage of the moment and snap away!


4 Day (North)

Day 1: The Harborage Marina to Tierra Verde 10 NM

Enjoy a leisurely sail across Tampa Bay tucked in behind DeSoto State Park named America’s Top Beach for the second consecutive year by Trip Advisor. Tierra Verde also has a brand new marina facility and several restaurants in walking distance.


Day 2: Tierra Verde to Clearwater Beach 28 NM

Clearwater Beach has several marinas to choose from with some very protective anchorages. It also has a large commercial marina with fishing vessels, parasail, dolphin tours, boat rentals, and dinner cruises. Additionally, it is one of the top 10 beaches in America. Clearwater Beach pass is the busiest pass on the West Coast of Florida for boat traffic.


Day 3: Clearwater to Treasure Island 14 NM

John’s Pass sports the longest waterfront bar in Florida – Gator’s on the Pass. Gator’s has live music 7 nights per week. Just across from John’s Pass is Treasure Island fishing village, featuring several restaurants and a boardwalk including Friendly Fishermen and Bubba Gump’s Shrimp.


Day 4: John’s Pass to Harborage 19 NM

Once back at the Harborage, don’t forget to try Fish Tales Restaurant – just a short dinghy ride from your slip down Salt Creek. There is also a pool, laundry facilities. For your convenience, our new Charter Office is located at the Harborage. Stop by and share your trip stories with Captain Z.


4 Day (South)

Day 1: Harborage Marina to Longboat Pass 9 NM

Longboat Pass has two great stops. Number 1: Just south of the Pass, there is a famous restaurant called Moore’s Stone Crab, a must for visitors seeking excellent seafood dining. Additionally, there is great protective anchorage just south of the Moore’s. After a short tender ride to shore, there is a short walk to a white sandy beach. Number 2: Longboat Key Moorings, a first class marina is nestled in the middle of a beautiful golf course. Just to name a few amenities: Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant, Marina Side pool and hot tub with shower facilities. A courtesy shuttle will deliver guests down to St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, FL. This resort also has guest privileges to their sprawling beachfront resort across the street. (Distance from Pass to Longboat Key in Sarasota Bay is 9 nm).


Day 2: Longboat Key Moorings to Venice, FL (Intercoastal waterway). 20.2 NM

Venice Crow’s Nest Marina, a four star restaurant is known for waterfront dining. Downstairs from the restaurant, there is a casual pub. Courtesy bicycles make it easy for guest to travel to downtown Venice. Or for those walkers, it is less than a 5 minute walk to Venice Beach. Don’t forget to say hello to their parrot mascot “Pepe”.


Day 3: Venice, FL to Manatee River 40 NM

The Manatee River is a protective anchorage called DeSoto Point with a huge Cross Monument marking the very spot where DeSoto first made land. This is a very quiet anchorage that usually hosts several boats enjoying this historic and tranquil location.


Day 4: Manatee River to Harborage Marina 15 NM

For your convenience, our new Charter Office is located at the Harborage. Stop by and share your trip stories with Captain Z. Welcome Home!


5 Day (North)

Day 1: The Harborage Marina to Tierra Verde 10 NM

Enjoy a leisurely sail across Tampa Bay and cruise behind DeSoto State Park, This park has been named America’s Top Beach for the second consecutive year by Trip Advisor. Tierra Verde also has a brand new marina facility with several restaurants within walking distance.


Day 2: Tierra Verde to Clearwater Beach 28 NM

Clearwater Beach has several marinas to choose from with protective anchorages. In addition, a large commercial marina with fishing vessels, parasailing, dolphin tours, boat rentals, and dinner cruises are available. Additionally, it is one of the top 10 beaches in America. Clearwater Beach pass is the busiest pass on the West Coast of Florida for boat traffic.


Day 3: Clearwater to Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks (Turtle Cove Marina) 22 NM

The Sponge Industry helped build this Greek Community that is now famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but it is also home to some of the best Greek Restaurants, Markets, and bakeries in the Country. Additionally, there are attractions that include natural sponges, sponge diving, tours, sightseeing cruises, unique Greek Florida souvenirs, fudge factory, hand-made soaps and more.


Day 4: Tarpon Springs to John’s Pass 35 NM

John’s Pass sports the longest waterfront bar in Florida – Gator’s on the Pass. Gator’s has live music 7 nights per week. Just across from John’s Pass is Treasure Island, a fishing village featuring several restaurants and a boardwalk including Friendly Fishermen and Bubba Gump’s Shrimp.


Day 5: John’s Pass to Harborage 19 NM

Once back at the Harborage, don’t forget to try Fish Tales Restaurant – just a short dinghy ride from your slip down Salt Creek. For your convenience, the Harborage Marina offers pool and laundry facilities. The Florida Yacht Group office is located at the Harborage. Stop by and share your trip stories with the Florida Yacht Group Crew!


5 Day (South)

Day 1: Harborage Marina to Manatee River 15 NM

The Manatee River has a protective anchorage called DeSoto Point marked by a huge Cross Monument indicating where DeSoto landed in Florida. This is a very quiet anchorage that usually hosts several boats enjoying this historic and tranquil location.


Day 2: Manatee River to Longboat Key 17 NM

Longboat Key Pass has two great stops. Don't miss the first stop south of the Pass. There is a famous restaurant called Moore’s Stone Crab, a must for visitors seeking excellent seafood dining. For your convenience, there is a protective anchorage just south of the Moore’s. After a short tender ride to shore, enjoy a short walk along a white sandy beach. The second stop is Longboat Key Moorings. It is a first class marina is nestled in the middle of a beautiful golf course. The amenities available are a Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant, Marina Side pool and hot tub with shower facilities. A courtesy shuttle will deliver guests down to St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota, FL. This resort offers guest privileges to their sprawling beachfront resort across the street. (Distance from Pass to Longboat Key in Sarasota Bay is 9 nm).


Day 3: Longboat Key to Venice, FL 23 NM

Venice Crow’s Nest Marina is a four star restaurant known for waterfront dining. Downstairs from the restaurant there is a casual pub. Courtesy bicycles make it easy for guest to travel to downtown Venice. Pedestrians can enjoy a short 5 minute walk to Venice Beach. While you're there, don’t forget to say hello to their parrot mascot, “Pepe”.


Day 4: Venice, FL to Egmont Key 33 NM

Accessible only by private boat, Egmont Key has a unique natural and cultural history including a lighthouse that has stood in place since 1858. During the 19th century, the island served as a camp for captured Seminoles at the end of the Third Seminole War and was later occupied by the Union Navy during the Civil War. After touring the historic sites and trails, visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, wildlife viewing and picnicking.


Day 5: Egmont Key to Harborage Marina 16 NM

Once back at the Harborage, don’t forget to try Fish Tales Restaurant – just a short dinghy ride from your slip down Salt Creek. For your convenience, Harborage has a pool and laundry facilities available for your use. Florida Yacht Group's Office is located at the Harborage. Stop by and share your trip stories with the Florida Yacht Group Crew.


7 Day (North)

Day 1: The Harborage Marina to Manatee River 24 NM

The Manatee River has a protective anchorage called DeSoto Point marked with a huge Cross Monument acknowledging the very spot where DeSoto first made land. This is a very quiet anchorage that usually hosts several boats enjoying this historic and tranquil location.


Day 2: Manatee River to Treasure Island – John’s Pass 20 NM

Located on the waterfront at John's Pass, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County’s #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing. There is plenty of parking: metered on-street parking located conveniently throughout the Village, as well as a new state-of-the-art multi-level parking garage adjacent to Bubba Gumps and Hubbards Marina. The beach is a short stroll away. It is conveniently located near St.Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, and just a short drive to the Orlando area.


Day 3: John’s Pass to Clearwater 17 NM

Clearwater Beach has several marinas to choose from with protective anchorages. It also has a large commercial marina with fishing vessels, parasailing, dolphin tours, boat rentals, and dinner cruises. While you're there, enjoy one of the top 10 beaches in America. It's so popular that Clearwater Beach pass is the busiest pass on the West Coast of Florida for boat traffic.


Day 4: Clearwater to Tarpon Springs 22 NM

The Sponge Industry helped build this Greek Community that is now famous not only for the world’s finest sponges, but is also home to some of the best Greek Restaurants, Markets, and bakeries in the Country. Additionally, there are attractions that include natural sponges, sponge diving, tours, sightseeing cruises, unique Greek Florida souvenirs, a fudge factory, hand-made soaps and more.


Day 5: Tarpon Springs to Dunedin (Intercoastal Waterway) 13 NM

Take advantage of this optional day stop to Three-Rooker Bar located between Tarpon Springs and Dunedin. The 3 Rooker Bar is a nice stopover between Caladesi Island and Anclote Key. This nice-sized sand bar is home to soft sands and a plethora of nice shells. Anchoring is fairly easy on the southeast side of the bar (but not for overnight stays – no protection). The surrounding islands make a beautiful back drop for this anchorage and the island itself is a great little hideaway from the packed beaches normally encountered. Dunedin offers something for everyone. It has a quaint and active downtown, beautiful parks, history, culture, educational opportunities,recreational activities for all ages, a wide range of housing choices, and much more. The Dunedin area enjoys near perfect weather, with an average summer high of 80 degrees and a winter low of 62 degrees. Just off the coast of Dunedin, the community boasts two of its most unique assets: Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands. Honeymoon Island State Park is less than a five-minute drive from the mainland, and offers a natural getaway for boating, swimming, fishing, picnics, and nature exploration.


Day 6: Dunedin to Pass-A-Grille 24 NM

Explore the beachfront paradise of Pass-A-Grille at the southernmost end of St. Pete Beach. Historic Pass-A-Grille is a quaint, laid back beach town where you can dock your boat and walk to the beach, boutiques, ice cream shop, outdoor art market, restaurants, tennis courts and fishing piers. In Pass-A-Grille you separate yourself from daily stresses because you are in paradise.


Day 7: Pass-A-Grille to Harborage Marina 12 NM

Enjoy the cruise back to the Harborage Marina. Welcome Home!


7 Day (South)

Day 1: The Harborage Marina to Manatee River 24 NM

Longboat Pass has two great stops. Number 1: Just south of the Pass, there is a famous restaurant called Moore’s Stone Crab, a must for visitors seeking excellent seafood dining. Additionally, there is great protective anchorage just south of the Moore’s. After a short tender ride to shore, there is a short walk to a white sandy beach. Number 2: Longboat Key Moorings, a first class marina is nestled in the middle of a beautiful golf course. Just to name a few amenities: Brick Oven Pizza Restaurant, Marina Side pool and hot tub with shower facilities. A courtesy shuttle will deliver guests down to St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, FL. This resort also has guest privileges to their sprawling beachfront resort across the street. (Distance from Pass to Longboat Key in Sarasota Bay is 9 nm).


Day 2: Longboat Key Moorings to Venice, FL 20.2 NM

Venice Crow’s Nest Marina, a four star restaurant is known for waterfront dining. Downstairs from the restaurant there is a casual pub. Courtesy bicycles make it easy for guest to travel to downtown Venice, and for those walkers, it is less than a 5-minute walk to Venice Beach. Don’t forget to say hello to their parrot mascot, “Pepe”.


Day 3: Venice Inlet to Boca Grande (visit Cayo Costa) 35 NM

With nine miles of beautiful beaches and acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks and mangrove swamps, this barrier island park is a Gulf Coast paradise. Cayo Costa is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Visitors may see manatees and pods of dolphins in the waters around the 2,426 acre park, as well as a spectacular assortment of birds. On the island, visitors can swim or snorkel in the surf, enjoy the sun and picnic in the shade.


Day 4: Cayo Costa to Captiva Island (South Seas Island Resort) 7 NM

For decades, generations of families have made South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island the vacation destination of choice in which to share treasured moments and make lasting memories. This iconic 330-acre wildlife preserve spans two and a half miles of pristine white-sand beaches framing the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As a quiet retreat, the resort is designed to take full advantage of the existing landscape, offering a destination rich in recreation and wondrous natural beauty. A Top 10 Beach Resort for Families by Parents Magazine, this inviting oasis allows the discovery of native Florida and its extraordinary splendor.


Day 5: Captiva Island to Venice 37 NM

Venice Crow’s Nest Marina, a four star restaurant is known for waterfront dining. Downstairs from the restaurant, there is a casual pub. Courtesy bicycles make it easy for guest to travel to downtown Venice. Or for those walkers, it is less than a 5 minute walk to Venice Beach. Don’t forget to say hello to their parrot mascot “Pepe”.


Day 6: Venice to Manatee River 37 NM

The Manatee River is a protective anchorage call DeSoto Point with a huge Cross Monument marking the very spot where DeSoto first made land. This is a very quiet anchorage that usually hosts several boats enjoying this historic and tranquil location.


Day 7: Manatee River to Harborage Marina 15 NM

Once back at the Harborage, don’t forget to try Fish Tales Restaurant – just a short dinghy ride from your slip down Salt Creek. There is also a pool and laundry facilities. For your convenience, our new Charter Office is located at the Harborage. Stop by and share your trip stories with Captain Z.


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All yachts are equipped with adult life jackets harnesses we leave it up to you to decide when personal safety equipment should be worn.  We have a limited supply of children’s life jackets (age 4+ only) if you have your own children’s life jacket we would encourage you to bring it along. We suggest that children who are not strong swimmers should not be allowed in a dinghy without a life jacket or buoyancy aid and that they should wear a buoyancy aid or harness when on deck.  Children under the age of 16yrs should not operate an outboard engine and should be supervised at all times when in the dinghy.

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Sat               9:00am – 7:00pm
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