Tentative St. Petersburg, Florida Trip Itinerary
Day 1: The morning will start with assigning staterooms, stowing gear, provisioning the boat, crew orientation and Captains meeting & check out. Once all release papers are signed and weather reports are checked, we are ready to throw off dock lines, and follow our charts into the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway). our destination is 23 nautical miles away, with an overnight stay at Bay Pines anchorage, just north of John's Pass. Dinner will be on board that evening.
Day 2: We will venture out into the Gulf of Mexico for our next leg, heading south 25 nautical miles to Longboat Pass. Let's hope we'll get lucky and find some Dolphin to escort us on our trip. Dinner will be ashore at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant.
Day 3: We are back out in the Gulf, sailing south to Venice Inlet, for the night. Dining ashore at Crows Nest Restaurant.
Day 4: Day 4 will be full of sight seeing as we travel north up the ICW, navigating through close-quarters draw bridges as we glide past million dollar water front homes that stretch on mile after mile. Night lights on Sarasota Bay are spectacular. Dinner ashore at the Westin Sarasota is recommended.
Day 5: 31 nautical miles back to home port. Some ICW and some open water sailing required to get back to base. There's always a chance we could see Manatee's around Manatee River.