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Old 15-05-2019, 08:51   #1
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Relocating to Tampa

Hi! My boyfriend and I are considering relocating to the Tampa, FL area. Any recommendations on good Liveaboards marinas that would be pet friendly?
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Old 15-05-2019, 11:30   #2
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You will love the area as far as sailing goes, but good luck finding a liveaboard slip that doesn't have a long, long waiting list................
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We were liveaboards at Twin Dolphin Marina in Bradenton for 2 years. Great place.
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tarpon springs .. palmetto .. gulfport .. clearwater .. or you might look to purchase a dockominium.
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Re: Relocating to Tampa

Might you want to avoid the overdeveloped Florida city scene? Come take a look at Carrabelle on the pan handle. Plenty of slips available; groceries, hardware, bar, and boat supplies across the street, inexpensive full service boatyard, easy access to the Gulf, and nice people. Nice little drinking village with a boating problem. We love it.
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Thank you for all of the feedback! Headed down to Tampa in 2 weeks to go look at some locations. We were torn between Jupiter (too expensive) and Charleston (outrageous property taxes on your boat) so I am hoping we fall in love with Tampa area.
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Re: Relocating to Tampa

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Thank you for all of the feedback! Headed down to Tampa in 2 weeks to go look at some locations. We were torn between Jupiter (too expensive) and Charleston (outrageous property taxes on your boat) so I am hoping we fall in love with Tampa area.
Inland Tampa I am not too impressed with but Tampa Bay, Clearwater, etc I like. Nice beaches, nice water, places to go, good marine resources, good shopping.

One negative to Tampa, traffic can be bad but if you are living on the boat and not commuting across town every day probably not an issue.
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You will want to visit Clearwater, St. Pete, Gulf Port and Bradenton. Not Tampa if you are wanting to live aboard. Unless you are using Tampa as a generic term for the region.
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As Skipmac and WSMFP are saying, be sure to look at the entire area. This area is quickly becoming one large metropolis. The "city" of Tampa is actually quite small when compared to the entire "Tampa Bay" area. Which includes unincorporated Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, and even Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

There are few, if actually any, liveaboard marinas in Tampa. Pinellas County probably has the most, with the area of the Manatee River probably second.
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