Tampa Bay Charter - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Chartering
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-19-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
rwall10597 is on a distinguished road
Tampa Bay Charter

We're chartering in Tampa Bay next month with two small kids, 4 and 6. Does anybody have any suggestions on some things to do that might be interesting for the kids and accessible by boat? I've seen a few of the state and national parks that should be fun, but wanted to see if anybody had any better ideas. Thanks, BW
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 03-19-2012
Realm333's Avatar
INFINIT3
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ocean
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Realm333 is on a distinguished road
Hi I too am looking to charter for my dads birthday. I live in Tampa as well and this place called windsung charters have a very cool deal. You can visit different islands of your choice and you are.allowed to dive off your boat and go snorkeling around the islands. Also depending on how long you book for either 4 hours or 8 hours there are many opportunities avaliable. They have a website windsungcharters.com I think that's how its spelled. All the.info is there
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-23-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
KiteRider is on a distinguished road
Re: Tampa Bay Charter

How long is your charter and where are you sailing out of? St Pete Marina has a couple of hourly slips you can use to stop in and explore downtown which is pretty nice and has some great museums (including the Dali) as well as the pier. Tampa has muni slips that can be used overnight by the convention center. From there you can take a trolly to Ybor City, or trolley or walk to Channelside as well as the History Museum and Florida Aquarium. Sailing to Egmont Key is nice and the views of the Skyway Bridge from the water are spectacular. On the inter-coastal Johns Pass Village is a nice place to stop for lunch. There is a small marina/fuel dock on the South side called Johns pass marina that will usually comp a lunch slip if you buy fuel or you can pay for overnight.

Pinellas point cove makes a nice anchorage, if you'd like to head further out Emerson point has a nice anchorage and has some good nature hikes and an Indian mound.

You will be sure to see tons of dolphin while sailing and bringing a fishing rod would be a good idea as well. We catch quite a few Spanish mackerel just trolling with a spoon or jig while sailing near the St Pete channel or the main channel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-23-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
rwall10597 is on a distinguished road
Re: Tampa Bay Charter

We're actually already back, we had the boat for 3 days, 3 nights. We had a great time. The boat was based at a marina immediately north of the pier, so that whole area was walkable. We actually used a municipal garage to park the car inside too.

We had a great time. Two of the nights we actually spent at the dock. The night in the middle we anchored over in the Manatee river by Desoto Point. The night on the anchor was so smooth I was amazed, its a great place if anybody is looking. The beach was fun too, we didn't explore the trails, but they were there if you wanted them.

The sailing was great. One suggestion, I bought an app for my iPhone, Memory-Map. Its 8 dollars and all the nautical charts are free. It allowed me to look at the area prior to getting down there and get a feel for things, and I liked it better then the chart plotter on that was on the boat. Anyway, highly recommend it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sail from Tampa to Yucatan Belieze Rio Dulche from Tampa Jan georgetheleo Crew Wanted/Available 4 1 Week Ago 01:27 PM
Tampa area charter njlarry Chartering 3 02-27-2011 08:12 PM
BVi Charter --Horizon Yacht Charter Company Yamsailor Chartering 18 04-06-2010 07:47 PM
Your Flotilla Charter Experience & Recommended Flotilla Charter Companies? BeautifulDay Chartering 11 11-05-2009 10:00 PM
Tampa Bay, FL DBlair8809 Learning to Sail 3 05-29-2009 01:14 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.