Originally Posted by MalibuC
I will take it from the lack of eloboration that these may not be spots to go out of my way for. Definately not interested in crowds in a narrow, shallow channel/river.
Most of the crowd is in Kings Bay, near Pete's Pier. Everyone wants to see the Manatees, so their are about a dozen tour boats, and plenty of kayakers. But Kings Bay is big enough, its not hard to get around.
When I made my jumps down to KW, I started in St marks, then Crystal River, then Tarpon Springs, then Clearwater, then Pass-a-Grille, then Sarasota
, then Venice, then Boca Grande (Pelican bay), then Marco, then Marathon, then Key West
. Only took me 2 months
If ya hit Tarpon Springs at night, there is decent anchoring
at Anclote Key sandbar on the north end of the island. Grassy Mud bottom, and protection from the west, northwest, southwest winds.