Twin Dolphins and Shell Key this summer

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by griff4, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. griff4

    griff4 Member

    97
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Anyone thinking of weekends at Twin Dolphins or day trips to Egmont or Shell Keys? One weekend a month Bradenton puts on a 12th Street show they call Old Main Street. Its near the Twin Dolphins Marina and lots of fun. Griff4
     
  2. Boater420

    Boater420 Active Member

    831
    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Probably a trip to Passage Key for an overnight stay. The weather's almost perfect. Still a bit too windy to really enjoy the day but another few weeks and it will be perfect.
     
  3. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 New Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    Just put an offer on a Condo in Tierra Verde and it was accepted! We'll be down the 1st week of June for the Closing!
     
  4. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    Hey Griff, sounds like the boat repairs are complete and everything is good to go?
     
  5. griff4

    griff4 Member

    97
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Yeah, Bucit all set and ready for the summer! And congrats for Bugsy, we are neighbors! You folks contact me anytime about outings. We may be able to hook up. Bruce and Ines Griffith.
     
  6. Seevee

    Seevee Member

    232
    Dec 3, 2015
    St. Pete, FL
    280 Sundancer 2003,
    Garmin 4208, Ray 60
    4.3 Merc Twins, Alpha One, Kohler 5kw
    Keep me posted... got my 280 working great and looking forward to some water fun this summer. I'm in Maderia Beach area.
     
  7. RodnRhonda

    RodnRhonda New Member

    59
    Sep 22, 2015
    Southest Georgia, United States
    2000 Sea Ray 240DA Sundancer, Garmin 741xs
    5.7L MercCruiser
    We may trailer our boat to that area for the 4th weekend. Beautiful there. Any marinas you recommend in particular?
     
  8. griff4

    griff4 Member

    97
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Hi RodnRhonda: We like the Twin Dolphins Marina and the Riviera Dunes Marina. Both have floating docks and are on the Manatee River. Check both out on line. Good luck, Griff.
     
  9. DB360

    DB360 Member

    44
    Feb 25, 2010
    CAPE CORAL, FL.
    360 SUNDANCER 2004
    YANMAR DIESEL 300'S
    Hey Griff4,
    We've been on the Manatee river, Desoto Pt, last couple nights. It's been a duck pond out here!
    Last weekend spent at Riveira Dunes w/ boat club. Possibly Twin D this weekend. We'll need water as the tank show 1/4 left.
    Look us up if your around!
    Shell Seakers
    Dennis
     
  10. griff4

    griff4 Member

    97
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Dennis and others: We can't be on the Manatee River this weekend, but we like Riviera Dunes and Twin Dolphins. This Saturday (5/14/16) we will be "sandbar anchored" at Shell Key and our pals with a classic Carver Santigo will also be anchored nearby. This month is busy for us. Next Month we will be looking for a weekend at either marina on the Manatee River. I was unable to send DB360 a PM about this.

    Adios. Griff4
     
  11. DB360

    DB360 Member

    44
    Feb 25, 2010
    CAPE CORAL, FL.
    360 SUNDANCER 2004
    YANMAR DIESEL 300'S
    Good evening Griff4,
    Still anchored by Desoto pt tonight, maybe Twin D tomorrow.
    Dennis
     
  12. griff4

    griff4 Member

    97
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Hi Dennis: Send me a PM with your email or cell. This site won't allow me to contact you by PM. You will like Twin Dolphins because the town of Bradenton is right there and there is a nice River Walk. Griff
     
  13. DB360

    DB360 Member

    44
    Feb 25, 2010
    CAPE CORAL, FL.
    360 SUNDANCER 2004
    YANMAR DIESEL 300'S
    Hey Griff,
    A little warm last night on the hook by Desoto point.
    The generator and AC unit got used quite a bit last night.
    Twin D was packed for the weekend we got on the waiting list but we ended up going to Riviera dunes. Will be here for two nights and then see what the week brings. Will try and figure out the PM.
    Dennis
     
  14. griff4

    griff4 Member

    97
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    OK. We are going to Shell Key today (5/15/16) to sandbar anchor with our boating pals that have a classic Carver Santigo. Riviera Dunes is a nice clean marina. Griff4 (Bruce and Ines)
     
  15. DB360

    DB360 Member

    44
    Feb 25, 2010
    CAPE CORAL, FL.
    360 SUNDANCER 2004
    YANMAR DIESEL 300'S
    Evening Griff,
    Something about your PM's are full and it won't take anymore.
    Egmont Key tonight.
    Regards,
    Dennis
     
  16. griff4

    griff4 Member

    97
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    OK Dennis, fixing it now. Griff
     
  17. griff4

    griff4 Member

    97
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Dennis. We will be nearby at Shell Key, anchored in the Gulf today (Monday) arriving around 11AM. Griff
     
  18. M Huff

    M Huff New Member

    9
    Feb 6, 2012
    Tarpon Springs, Fla
    1995 41 Motoryacht
    Caterpillar 3116
    Do not mean to intrude if this is private conversation, but wanted to say how much we enjoy the anchorage at Desoto Point. Was there 2 weeks ago for a couple nights. It was not a "duck pond" as it is most of the time, but still good. Hope to get out there again soon.
     
  19. M Huff

    M Huff New Member

    9
    Feb 6, 2012
    Tarpon Springs, Fla
    1995 41 Motoryacht
    Caterpillar 3116
    Griff, Our boat was at Twin D when we bought it 5 years ago, and I do not remember floating docks. When did they change that? You are right though, it is a very nice marina in a good location. If you have not tried it, you should come up to Tarpon Springs sometime, the Sponge Docks are always interesting to check and they also have a little street festival once a month.
     
  20. griff4

    griff4 Member

    97
    Mar 19, 2013
    Saint Pete Beach, FL
    2007 Bayliner 325
    2 350's w/Bravo II drives
    Mr Huff: Some of the docks at twin D are floating. We have stayed there 4 or 5 times for weekends. We have always used the floating docks.

    Best regards, Griff
     

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