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!