The sparkling and warm waters of the gulf coast offer unsurpassed and thrilling boating experiences. Throughout most of the year, we have favorable weather for boating, which coupled with the relatively calm, turquoise waters under a sparkling sun, make an ideal boating paradise.
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Located on the west coast of Florida, the area is situated for enjoying the often spectacular and scenic sunsets dropping into the sea. The celebrated sunsets of the Clearwater Beach make the waters sparkle during the evenings presenting a unique setting for a classic boating experience. Evening sails are a special delight for some. It is a awesome experience to be on board in a vessel and watch the waters mildly glitter under the moon light. And of course there are the ever-present Dolphins. Their perpetual smiles and sometime playful antics are always welcome to boaters as they share the sea. This harmonious blend of ideal weather, spectacular beaches, and scenic coastal beauty make this place to enjoy a classic and unforgettable boating and sailing experience.
In the Clearwater Beach area, there are numerous facilities, non-profit, private and government organizations, boating clubs, hotels, resorts, and rental outlets that provide training, rentals and guided trips to encourage boating. In addition, there are a number of catamarans, yachts, touring boats and cruises that give an ultimate boating and sailing experience enhanced by adventures, water sports and activities, guided tours and sea-borne entertainment.
Clearwater Beach Marina offers boat rentals as well as charters. Cruise or fish the Intracoastal or go out to the gulf waters through Clearwater Pass. This first-rate marina offers a wide variety of boating experiences.
The Chart House Suites Marina on Clearwater Bay can help you with information that you may require on boating, sailing, fishing, available rentals, or booking a charter. The 27-slip marina is located near Clearwater Pass, and is just next to the Clearwater Yacht Club. The company also rents out marine slips on transient or long-term basis, including shower facilities and cable hook ups. The facilities of the marina can accommodate vessels to a maximum of 40 feet.
Clearwater Boat Rentals is another source for renting boats. They rent boats by the hour, day or week. Located on the Causeway, the company rents out fully equipped boats and accessories for fishing, enjoying sunsets, and sightseeing trips.
There are many other companies located in the area that provide a full range of boat and yacht charters, leasing, rentals, trips and tours.
Boating Educational Organizations
With over 450 squadrons, Clearwater Sail and Power Squadron is one of the premier non-profit boating educational organizations existing since 1914. Deemed as the largest boating educational organizations across the globe, this company is committed to promote safe and enjoyable boating. With a range of boaters, fishermen, hunters, and sportsmen of several accomplishments as its members, the organization provides boating education, community involvement and family boating activities.
The Clearwater Community Sailing Center is another non-profit organization dedicated to sailing education for all and community sailing. The center offers learning programs both on the water and land under certified instructors. The various facilities at the center are a large conference room, restrooms, showers, and classroom area, including a snack bar. There are fully equipped launching facilities for boats and dollies in addition to ramps for non-motorized vessels including floating docks, short and long-term storage, trailer parking, car parking, and conference room. The organization offers various training programs for both beginners and advanced professionals.
Charters and Cruises
Tampa Bay Boat Charters located near Clearwater Marina offers cruises for a variety of activities in the bay ranging from sunset watching, sunbaths, sightseeing, and playing. There are also trips to places like Ft. Desoto, Picnic Island, and Egmont Key, including trips to watch sunsets from Shell Island, and sight seeing boat rides.
Dixie Queen Charters located in the Clearwater Marina provides Queen Fleet Deep Sea Fishing and Charters for half a day and all day fishing. Private-party charters can also be arranged for groups up to 150 people. The various products and services of the company includes Corporate Events, Group Outings, Dinner Cruises, Excursions, Bay Cruises, Corporate Charters, Day Cruises, Evening Cruises, Guide Services, Licenses and Permits, Sightseeing Tours, Sunset Cruises, Private Charters, Food & Dining, Half Day Trips, Sightseeing Cruises, and Weddings.
The 50 ft Kai Lani Catamaran provides a range of classic sailing experiences like Dolphin watching during the awesome two hour cruises. The route for the daily trips is under the Sand Key Bridge to the Gulf of Mexico, all along the Clearwater beach. The public and private trips are indeed an experience of its own heightened by this fastest catamaran in the region.
Little Toot Dolphin Adventures is certified for 35 passengers and provides tons of fun for children and adults alike with a lot of close-up opportunities to enjoy playful dolphins.
Sea Screamer provides the most exciting and ultimate family attraction for all ages. Sea Screamers provides a fast speedboat for a thrilling sea experience around Clearwater Beach and Clearwater Harbor.
Captain Memo's Original Pirate Cruise is one of the most reputed cruises in Clearwater offering a fun-filled family cruise experience including music, friendly pirates and games in their renowned Pirates Ransom. The cruise is a fascinating seaside adventure and experience with the best of coastal entertainment.
Starlite Majesty Cruise is one of the most popular cruises in the region offering a variety of dining experiences on board. This large 115-foot vessel is surrounded by large windows facilitating a picturesque view of the sea. The ship offers three-hour dinner or dance cruises from Tuesday through Saturday. The admission fee includes the cost of dinner. Group packages are also provided. In addition, parties, weddings and corporate gatherings can also be accommodated on this cruise.
Boating in Clearwater
Charter Boats at
Clearwater Municipal Marina
Seminole Boat Ramp
Show Queen and Little Toot
at Clearwater Municipal Marina