Tampa Bay, the state’s largest estuary, has more great places to boat than any other place in Florida. The city of St. Petersburg has many fine restaurants and hotels, as does Tampa Bay, which is just a short cruise across the bay.
But it is the hidden bays and rivers that are the true treasure of this metropolitan boater’s paradise. Anchor up near Beer Can Island or Shell Key or cruise out to Egmont Key and explore the ruins of a 19th Century army fort.
It is just a short run North, along Pinellas county’s sugar-sand beaches to Caladesi Island, one of a few state parks that has docking facilities, and nearby Three Rooker Bar and Anclote Key, two wild barrier islands that are both havens for boaters. Head south out of the mouth of Tampa Bay and it is just a short run to Anna Maria Island and Sarasota, another Gulf Coast city that caters to cruisers.
Within walking distance from the marina you will find a variety of everyday conveniences, including restaurants, fast food, a Publix Supermarket, and the nearby USFSP University Bookstore and Cafe. The lively downtown core of St. Petersburg is just a half mile walk from the marina. Also, just a quick walk away is the St. Petersburg waterfront and all of its attractions, including the Mahaffey Theater, and the New Dali Museum. Albert Whitted Field, next door to the Harborage, is home to the St. Petersburg Grand Prix Indy Car Championship race every spring.
Our marina is surrounded by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, home to the University of South Florida School of Marine Science, and all of the university’s research vessels. The Harborage also shares scenic Bayboro Harbor with the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.