Originally Posted by Clipper4730
Just curious about any good Tampa bay area mooring
fields or anchorages
. Particularly any info about the one on Davis Island by Peter O'knight airport
. Any info would be appreciated.
The Seaplane Basin (Latitude: 27°54.604'N Longitude: 082°26.966'W) is filled with upwards of 100 boats in various states of repair. Any heavy southerlies makes the basin pretty rough and one or two derelicts is invariably driven ashore to rot
away until the County trash haulers drag the hulks out and cart them away. You can learn more about the basin by contactaing the Harbor Master at the Davis Island Yacht Club which is at the end of the Mole near the entrance on the southwest side of the basin (813-251-1158).
A new mooring field is being laid in the Vinoy Basin, on the north side of "The Pier" in St. Pete (Latitude: 27°46.532'N Longitude: 082°37.742'W). Once done, that will be a pretty good location, and will end the proliferation of derelicts that have periodicly taken over the basin. For more information, contact the St. Pete Municiple Harbor Master (727-893-7329).
There is also a mooring field in Gulfport (Latitude: 27°44.111'N Longitude: 082°42.427'W). Information on that can be obtained from the Gulfport Muni Marina (727-893-1071)