I guess that we've sorted out your St. Petersburg as by Tampa Bay and not the former Leningrad. Posting
out of Afganistan on a cosmopolitan forum can give many a cause to be confused. Our favorite anchorages in the Tampa Bay area are the little cove that you'll see just at the north end of Longboat Key where there's a sandy beach to dinghy
to next two a couple of restaurants; up a little north inside Anclote Key and with a side trip into Tarpon Springs; or for a good weather
day anchorage, just inside Eggmont Key for a hike about the park and the old fort.