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Old 13-12-2012, 22:29   #1
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Best Tampa Bay area day trip and anchor outs

I am looking for suggestions for day trips and overnight anchor out locations sailing out of St Petersburg, FL.
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Old 14-12-2012, 05:32   #2
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Re: Best Tampa Bay area day trip and anchor outs

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Chip.

Guide to Anchorages in Southwest Florida
http://www.flseagrant.org/anchorage/..._inventory.php
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Re: Best Tampa Bay area day trip and anchor outs

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I am looking for suggestions for day trips and overnight anchor out locations sailing out of St Petersburg, FL.
Firstly, welcome to the Forum.

Next, I suggest you click over to Activecaptain.com and register (it's free) and you'll be able to view all of the anchorages in the Tampa Bay area, and elsewhere, together with comments and reviews written by those that have been there/done that. Two of our favorite anchorages are at Desoto Point on the Manatee River and south of Jewfish Key just south of Longboat Pass. There are many others, of course. Good Luck...
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Old 14-12-2012, 08:24   #4
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Jewfish Key on the north end of Longboat Key is my favorite in the area. Great holding, well protected, and two great restaurants with dinghy docks. Bird Key in Terra Ceia Bay is quite nice also but nothing shoreside.

Second the recommendation for Active Captain. Fantastic resource.
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Thanks, I will check them out. I have looked around on Active Captain and it will be a good resource as well. Currently having the botton done and hope to get the boat in the water by Christmas and start exploring.
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We enjoy crows nest in venice, marina , anclote and 3 rooker, (anchor out) anywhere along Bradenton river is fun for anchoring , enjoy spending time at twin dolphin marina. Depending on your draft Caladesi island is an interesting visit and nices beaches / sunset. They have a small but nice marina/ dockage with lots of nature trails. A wee bit further is Pine island area pelican bay at Cay Costa which is beautiful and protected anchorage.
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