Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-06-2015, 18:28   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1
Sailing Tampa Bay

Hello,
We're chartering a 31' Hunter for the day out of Central Yacht Basin St Petersburg.
Does anyone have any suggestions of some good anchorages or areas that are better for just cruising ( less traffic ) Were going the Monday after 4th of July,
Hopefully we'll miss the holiday crowd, any suggestion would be appreciated.
Thanks
__________________

__________________
tmarshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-2015, 19:36   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 13
Re: Sailing Tampa Bay

Get a very early start on the day to enjoy cooler temperatures and then keep a VERY close eye on the weather as the day goes on. Things can get very stormy very quickly with mid to late afternoon thunderstorms that can come through from either the east or west.


Dan
St. Pete
__________________

__________________
FL Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-06-2015, 21:29   #3
Registered User

Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 5
Re: Sailing Tampa Bay

If it's only one day, you are going to downtown Tampa or Davis Island for a late lunch or out and under the skyway bridge to one of the closer cays and back to St Pete. You need at least three days to see more of the area. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1435289334.861177.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	53.6 KB
ID:	104251


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
velerocliff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-06-2015, 06:37   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,596
Images: 240
Re: Sailing Tampa Bay

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, tmarshall, & velerocliff.

http://cruisersnet.net/category/wf-a...ges-tampa-bay/
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-06-2015, 07:41   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
skipmac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 29 49.16 N 82 25.82 W
Boat: Pearson 422
Posts: 12,391
Re: Sailing Tampa Bay

One day charter? The time you have to be back at the marina will be a big consideration. Also, what are your preferences? Sounds like a quiet spot away from the city to anchor for lunch?

You might think about Egmont Key. Not too far and the island is only accessible by boat. Nice beaches to walk around and large enough you should be able to find a reasonably quiet lee for anchoring. There is no harbor as such so any big boats nearby can rock you with the wakes.

Your final choice will depend on the wind and weather. Be flexible in your plans. If you have to have the boat back by 5-6 I wouldn't go more than 10-15 miles away maximum.
__________________
The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
skipmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 05:08   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Gulf of Maine
Boat: PSC 37
Posts: 111
Re: Sailing Tampa Bay

Manatee River if you have time. There's a great anchorage right at the mouth, by Desoto National Memorial.


An Ocean Lover in Maine.
__________________
An Ocean Lover in Maine
jangann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2015, 11:46   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 7,965
Re: Sailing Tampa Bay

Quote:
Originally Posted by jangann View Post
Manatee River if you have time. There's a great anchorage right at the mouth, by Desoto National Memorial.


An Ocean Lover in Maine.
I used to live on the Manatee, great place. Long for a round trip day sail, but great for a weekend.
__________________

__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sail, sailing

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pensacola Bay to Tampa Bay - Anyone leaving soon? kevins Atlantic & the Caribbean 0 13-11-2013 10:07
Looking for Good Sailing Courses in Tampa Bay, FL sj01 Training, Licensing & Certification 4 12-05-2011 13:26
Crew Available: Looking for Day Sailing Opportunity in Tampa Bay mbertsche Crew Archives 0 12-01-2011 18:46
tampa bay area divers wanted salty_dog_68 Crew Archives 7 26-08-2006 02:17
Red Tide Tampa Bay area thegun Atlantic & the Caribbean 2 11-10-2005 12:50



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:18.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.