Fun Half & Full Day Charter Destinations
Southern Passage day sail pricing (for up to six guests) includes fuel for the day, insurance and a skilled crew of three. Also included with full day sails only are full use of all on board water toys which include snorkeling gear, tandem glass bottom kayak, stand-up paddle board, two Zayak sea sleds, and plenty of swim noodles.
Guests to bring all food, beverages and snacks they would like for the day, which our crew will prepare and serve for you.
Southern Passage overnight pricing (for up to six guests) includes, insurance and a skilled crew of three. Also included are full use of all on board water toys which include snorkeling gear, tandem glass bottom kayak, stand-up paddle board, two Zayak sea sleds, and plenty of swim noodles.
The destinations for sailing in the St Petersburg area of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico include a wide variety of day and overnight possibilities. This is based on your availability, time constraints and weather windows. Our Captain will then design your itinerary from, but not limited to, the various destinations listed below.
This is our home port Marina. Downtown St. Petersburg is a short walk away and has beautiful waterfront restaurants and shopping, and Fish Tales Restaurant is just a short walk or tender ride from your slip down Salt Creek. We also has a pool and laundry facility on premises.
Guests will enjoy a leisurely sail across Tampa Bay to Tierra Verde which is tucked in behind DeSoto State Park and named America’s Top Beach for the second consecutive year by Trip Advisor. Tierra Verde also has a brand new marina facility and there are several restaurants in walking distance.
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks (Turtle Cove Marina):
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, fudge factory, hand-made soaps and more.
John’s Pass/Treasure Island:
Treasure Island is known for having the world’s longest waterfront bar in Florida called Gator’s Café & Saloon. Gator’s has been a Treasure Island hotspot for over 20 years and has live music seven nights per week. Just across from Treasure Island is a world-famous small fishing village called John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk which offers unique shopping and dining, including Friendly Fishermen and Bubba Gump’s Shrimp.
Longboat Key Pass has two great stops. Stop No 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. Stop No 2: Longboat Key Moorings is a first class marina 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.
Venice Crow’s Nest Marina has a four star restaurant known for waterfront dining. Downstairs from the restaurant is a casual pub. Courtesy bicycles make it easy for guests 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”.
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.
Accessible only by private boat, Egmont Key has a unique natural and cultural history, including a lighthouse that has stood 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.
Boca Grande (visit Cayo Costa):
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.
Captiva Island (South Seas Island Resort):
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.
Whether it’s a quick stop to gas up at one of their fueling docks or an entire night spent enjoying great food and entertainment, Moss Marina is your premier boating destination on Fort Myers Beach. Even more, they are located just a few steps away from Times Square, making them the only pedestrian-accessible marina on Fort Myers Beach. Whether by boat or land, their historic “Old Florida” feel and professional and fun staff are always ready to help create memories that will last a lifetime.
Separated from the mainland by Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, this island is part of a chain of Gulf Coast barrier islands. The centerpiece of Gasparilla is the restored Port Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890. Swimming, snorkeling, fishing and nature are popular activities and shelling is particilarly good in the winter months along the Gulf.Learn more about us on Facebook