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Old 06-17-2005, 03:58 PM
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I am very familiar with the St Pete and north. I have a buddy staying down in Tampa next week and wants to do some boating. I was wondering if there are any good places in Tampa like Shell Island, Undertow, Gators, etc. or if I should have him meet me in St Pete?
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go north to clearwater tons to do up there.......BZ
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Hook up with the Offshore Powerboat Association. Look for the performance boats at Gators, SandBar, or anchored off Under Tow at St. Pete Beach, where the girls are hanging out.
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Sheapards in Clearwater is also a cool hangout. No docks, you have to anchor by sand key and wade in. (good anchor is a must, gets a huge current at tidal changes) Gets festive on the weekends most of the time.
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I am very familiar with the St Pete / Clearwater area.I try to do Clearwater when I go only by boat from hear. When trailering, I go further south to St Pete.

I know Shephards, Sandbar, Gators, Undertow (got kicked out of there 2 weekends ago), etc.

The question was does the Tampa side have anything to offer?

Thanks for the input!!
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I am very familiar with the St Pete / Clearwater area.I try to do Clearwater when I go only by boat from hear. When trailering, I go further south to St Pete.

I know Shephards, Sandbar, Gators, Undertow (got kicked out of there 2 weekends ago), etc.

The question was does the Tampa side have anything to offer?

Thanks for the input!!
There's plenty in Tpa. Rocky Point( top of Tpa Bay) Bahama Breeze & Green Iguana. Rattlefish, east side of bay near Gandy Bridge & Jacksons downtown Tpa. Bahia Beach Club is another spot you can have lunch(Appollo Beach)You can always head into the Manatee River (Riviera Dunes, Capt Jacks, & a bunch of places. The Icw into Sarasota has some real pretty areas, Mar Vista restaurant & others. Make a day trip south to Casey Key & stop off at The CaseyKey Fish house before the developers tear it down Passage Key is an adult stop , between Anna Maria & Egmont.
Don't forget The Pier which just a short ride across the Bay.
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There's plenty in Tpa. Rocky Point( top of Tpa Bay) Bahama Breeze & Green Iguana. Rattlefish, east side of bay near Gandy Bridge & Jacksons downtown Tpa. Bahia Beach Club is another spot you can have lunch(Appollo Beach)You can always head into the Manatee River (Riviera Dunes, Capt Jacks, & a bunch of places. The Icw into Sarasota has some real pretty areas, Mar Vista restaurant & others. Make a day trip south to Casey Key & stop off at The CaseyKey Fish house before the developers tear it down Passage Key is an adult stop , between Anna Maria & Egmont.
Don't forget The Pier which just a short ride across the Bay.
Are the waters easily navigable? Are these places easy to find?
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OH I forgot about Bahama Breeze lots of fun in there...Good choice
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Green Iguana is closed. Crabby Bills is on the south east corner of the causeway and can be done by water but not clearly marked.
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Are the waters easily navigable? Are these places easy to find?
Get a local chart & most places are marked okay. Watch the water & go slow if you are uncertain. Stay in the markers!!!!
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