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Boating in the Clear Turquoise Water of Sarasota

Thursday, September 14, 2023   /   by Andrew Scherer

Boating in the Clear Turquoise Water of Sarasota

Let's set sail on the topic of boating in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. ???

Ahoy there, fellow water enthusiast! Sarasota is a boater's paradise, and you're in for a treat. With its stunning coastline, countless waterways, and sunshine practically guaranteed, it's no wonder boating is a way of life here.

First off, let's talk about the boat options. Sarasota offers everything from sleek yachts to charming sailboats and speedy jet skis. With plenty of rental options in the area or you have your own watercraft. If you're in the mood for a leisurely cruise or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, there's a vessel with your name on it at one of my favorites "Freedom Boat Club" located at the Bayfront marina near Marina Jack's.

One of the real gems of Sarasota boating is the Intracoastal Waterway. It's like Mother Nature's version of a scenic route, lined with mangroves, wildlife, and stunning waterfront properties – something right up your alley. You can take a gentle cruise and spot dolphins playing in the wake or go fishing and try your luck with the local catch.

Now, let's talk about the keys to a perfect day on the water. Sunscreen, shades, and a cooler stocked with refreshing beverages are essential. And, of course, some good company or your favorite playlist to set the mood. Don't forget to check the weather forecast, too – the Florida skies can be as unpredictable as your golf swing!

When it comes to boating, safety is paramount. Make sure you're up to date on the local regulations and have all the necessary safety equipment on board. Oh, and let's not forget the golden rule: leave nothing but wakes and take nothing but pictures.

Deep-sea fishing in Sarasota is like an underwater treasure hunt with a dash of adventure, and it's got more hooks, lines, and fish tales than you can shake a fishing rod at! ??

When it comes to reeling in the big ones, Sarasota's deep-sea fishing scene is off the charts. The Gulf of Mexico is your playground, and it's teeming with some serious piscine contenders. Snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, and even the elusive sailfish are all on the menu. It's like a seafood buffet in your own backyard!

Now, let's talk tactics. You can either hop on a chartered fishing expedition or take your own vessel if you're feeling particularly adventurous. Chartering a boat comes with the perk of local expertise – those captains know where the fish like to hang out! Plus, they usually have all the gear you need, so you don't have to lug your fishing arsenal around.

When it comes to deep-sea fishing, patience is key. You might spend a bit of time waiting for that trophy-worthy catch, but that's all part of the fun. It's a bit like golf – the thrill of that perfect shot (or catch) makes it all worth it.

Don't forget to bring your lucky fishing hat and some tall tales to share with your fellow anglers. After all, half the fun is swapping stories about the one that got away – or the giant fish that you totally caught, even if it was "this big"!

So, whether you're exploring Sarasota's hidden coves, dropping a line in the water, anchoring for a picnic, or catching a sunset cruise, remember that the best moments in life are often on the water. So, set sail, soak up the sun, and make some unforgettable memories. Let's goooo ???

Andrew Scherer
1549 Ringling Blvd. Suite 600
Sarasota, FL 34236

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