Yacht Clubs/Marinas Sarasota-Bradenton

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Daniel P Thomas, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Daniel P Thomas

    Daniel P Thomas Member

    753
    Nov 26, 2006
    Clarendon Hills, IL
    1992 350 EB
    Twin 454 Mercruisers 330 hp each

    w/ Bravo II Drives
    Heading down to Bradenton this weekend Saturday-Wednesday.
    Looking for recommendations for drinks, dinner or just plain walking the docks in the area.

    Have been to the Longboat Key Marina years back and the main Sarasota Marina but am looking for a few others to maybe just stop and have a drink on the deck and talk boats.

    Member of the Hammond Yacht Club part of the Lake Michigan Yachting Association.

    Thanks

    Dan
     
  2. tn shenanigans

    tn shenanigans New Member

    55
    Aug 3, 2008
    Windermere, FL
    380 sundancer
    7.4 mercs
    across the river in palmetto @ Riviera dunes there is a great rest and bar called Mangrove Grill
     
  3. Daniel P Thomas

    Daniel P Thomas Member

    753
    Nov 26, 2006
    Clarendon Hills, IL
    1992 350 EB
    Twin 454 Mercruisers 330 hp each

    w/ Bravo II Drives
    Thanks
    Will look into it.

    Thinking of going to Cannons on Longboat and renting a 16-18 center console for the day
    if the weather is co-operative.

    GF is already down there in Bradenton
    and looking for different things to do.

    Dan
     
  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.
    If you have recprocity to other Yacht Clubs go to Sarasota's. It's a brand new facility (multi million dollars) and a 7 minute walk to St. Armands Circle. We boated there and stayed the weeknd in August and had a great time.
     
  5. Daniel P Thomas

    Daniel P Thomas Member

    753
    Nov 26, 2006
    Clarendon Hills, IL
    1992 350 EB
    Twin 454 Mercruisers 330 hp each

    w/ Bravo II Drives
    Thanks
    We should have reciprocity
    Lake Michigan Yachting Association

    Of course taking the GF to St. Armands is going to cost me dearly I'm afraid!!

    Dan
     
  6. Daniel P Thomas

    Daniel P Thomas Member

    753
    Nov 26, 2006
    Clarendon Hills, IL
    1992 350 EB
    Twin 454 Mercruisers 330 hp each

    w/ Bravo II Drives
    Just confirmed reciprocity with Sarasota and Bird Key Yacht Clubs.

    Dan
     
  7. 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.
    St. Armends isn't that expensive as long as you keep her drinking so she can't go into the expensive stores. I herad Bird Key is veru nice but also a little stuffy. I belive a sport jacket or better is required in all areas to dine where most YC's you can go to the bar area in shorts. Sarasota's is definatley worth the trip.
     
  8. Daniel P Thomas

    Daniel P Thomas Member

    753
    Nov 26, 2006
    Clarendon Hills, IL
    1992 350 EB
    Twin 454 Mercruisers 330 hp each

    w/ Bravo II Drives
    Shenanigans

    Just checked out the the Mangrove Grill and the River Dunes Marina.
    It is for sure on our 'to do' list for this weekend or next week.
    Thanks

    Now all I have to do in finagle a boat ride from a CSR Member
    Trade for a wash down, maybe!

    Dan
     
  9. Mikemapva

    Mikemapva Member

    519
    Aug 6, 2007
    Potomac River, VA
    2001 Chaparral Signature 300
    Twin 5.0 Volvo DPs with 7KW Kohler
    Twin Dolphins Marina in Bradenton also has a good restaurant/bar onsite - Mattison's Riverfront.

    We've rented boats from Cannon's in the past and they've been great. This year we rented from these guys as they were a better deal for multiple days than Cannon's. They worked out great for us as well.

    http://www.rentjust4fun.com/usa/boats/index.html

    Mike
     
  10. Daniel P Thomas

    Daniel P Thomas Member

    753
    Nov 26, 2006
    Clarendon Hills, IL
    1992 350 EB
    Twin 454 Mercruisers 330 hp each

    w/ Bravo II Drives
    tn shenanigans

    Went to the Mangrove Grill and the Riviera Dunes Marina
    Thank You for the recommendation!

    We had a great meal, great service and a great location.

    We will be back there in Jan and Feb when visiting!

    Also went into the Bird Key Yacht Club
    They issued us a complimentary 14 day pass.
    A little stuffy, but you can sit outside in shorts and the staff was very friendly.

    Sarasota Yacht Club was closed on Monday so that will have to wait until January's visit.

    Once again CSR Members come through with the best information.
    Had a great 59th birthday in Sunny Florida!

    Thanks all
    Dan

    Dan
     
  11. 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.
    Dan

    Glad you enjoyed your trip to Florida. I'm originally form Kankakee, Il but have been in St. Pete for years. Maybe next time your down we can try to get you out on the boat for a water tour.
     
  12. Daniel P Thomas

    Daniel P Thomas Member

    753
    Nov 26, 2006
    Clarendon Hills, IL
    1992 350 EB
    Twin 454 Mercruisers 330 hp each

    w/ Bravo II Drives
    Bucit

    I will be back in Jan and Feb
    I might just take you up on the offer.
    The GF has a place in Bradenton.

    Thanks Again
    Dan
     
  13. Aerobaticflyer

    Aerobaticflyer New Member

    263
    Mar 24, 2009
    Bradenton, FL.
    390 Sundancer 2005
    Cummins 380's
    When you get back to Bradenton look us up at Twin Dolphin Marina. We'll have the refreshments cool for ya! :smt038

    Stay on "G" dock if you can.
     

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