Boating around the Tampa Bay Area is a favorite past time of many in the area. There are things to do around the area via boat. Scroll down for some options or you can go to my LovingStPete main page for easier filtering of activities. Whether we’re talking kid’s activities, date night, or anything in between, I’ve got you covered! Downtown St Pete now has quite a few boat slips for dockage. You can dock near Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro, utilize the new slips at the huge pier, or use a slip at the Vinoy if you’re a member or reserve and pay for one. That’s of course just downtown St Pete. There are many options around the tip of Pinellas and on out to the Gulf area. Then there’s boating across Tampa Bay to the Tampa Riverwalk area. So many boating options!

I’m Mike Braswell and I started Loving St Pete on social media to serve as a guide to the Tampa Bay Area. It’s now followed by over 15 thousand people! I’m a Realtor in the Tampa Bay Area with a focus on waterfront and beachfront property. I love the industry so much I even founded a vacation rental advertising business that I ran for a decade before HomeAway/VRBO acquired. I’d love if you contacted me so I can earn your business!

What To Do in Tampa After Riding Cross-Bay Ferry


What To Do in Tampa After Riding Cross-Bay Ferry Cross Bay Ferry, post two! Tips and what to do in Tampa after riding the Cross-Bay Ferry (in walking distance). First, thanks for following along as we explore our incredible area. We appreciate you! #LiveWhereYouVacation Walking along Tampa's Riverwalk This post focuses on a 15-minute eastern [...]

What To Do in Tampa After Riding Cross-Bay Ferry2022-05-14T10:52:18-04:00

Cross-Bay Ferry Between St Pete and Tampa


Cross-Bay Ferry Between St Pete and Tampa Who is familiar with the Cross-Bay Ferry between Downtown St Pete and Tampa? It exceeded our expectations, and we’ll definitely return. You’ll find some general thoughts on our day trip below! My next post will provide tips and things to do in Tampa, all walkable from the ferry [...]

Cross-Bay Ferry Between St Pete and Tampa2022-05-14T10:18:35-04:00

Dolphin Racer Speedboat Review


Dolphin Racer Speedboat - Dolphin Tour! Dolphin Racer was a blast! First, we have two pairs of tickets for two lucky followers to watch dolphins wake surf! To enter, simply comment on Facebook or Instagram (@LovingStPete) with your favorite local water activity! We would also love if you tagged who you might bring along if [...]

Dolphin Racer Speedboat Review2022-05-10T11:04:47-04:00

Fresco’s St Pete – Waterfront Bistro


Fresco's St Pete - Waterfront Bistro It’s time for our next #SupportLocal drawing for two $50 gift cards! Of course, these are for local restaurants as we continue to share the love. This week, the gift cards are to Fresco’s St. Pete, a waterfront restaurant with a great atmosphere downtown. To enter the drawing, simply [...]

Fresco’s St Pete – Waterfront Bistro2022-05-04T13:17:15-04:00

Tampa Bay Boat Show


Tampa Bay Boat Show at The Florida State Fairgrounds Don’t forget about the Tampa Bay Boat Show which continues tomorrow and Sunday at the Florida State Fairgrounds (4800 U.S. 301, Tampa). Per their website: "The largest boating event in the Tampa Bay area showcases area boat dealers and manufacturers, from yachts to cruisers, kayaks to [...]

Tampa Bay Boat Show2022-05-01T09:03:11-04:00

Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise Clearwater Beach


Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise in Clearwater Beach We played tourist on Sunday and loved it. After celebrating Valentine’s Day at Casa de Colt, we decided a family adventure aboard Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise in Clearwater somehow made sense. I mean the boat’s red, they serve drinks for toasting, and provide pirates to keep Colt. This [...]

Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise Clearwater Beach2022-04-30T13:14:43-04:00

400 Beach Seafood & Tap House


400 Beach Seafood & Tap House So...boating to brunch wasn’t exactly something we did growing up on the avocado farm. I mean there were plenty of perks with lots of tree climbing, acres of land for ATC riding (the 3 wheel “super dangerous” kind), driving tractors everyday, however those perks didn’t include boating to 400 [...]

400 Beach Seafood & Tap House2022-04-29T11:00:47-04:00

Island Grille in Tierra Verde


Island Grille & Raw Bar in Tierra Verde Yesterday, when I asked Colt “what adventure should we tackle today?” he said “I want to watch you drink an adult beverage, eat oysters, and listen to live music”. No, I had a selfish moment and pretended that’s what he said. And thus we headed to The [...]

Island Grille in Tierra Verde2022-04-29T10:12:37-04:00

Docking Boat in Downtown St Pete


Docking Boat in Downtown St Pete While downtown St. Pete is fantastic on its own, what puts it over the top for many is the fact it’s waterfront. Did you know there’s a municipal marina for docking your boat in Downtown St Pete? Pretty neat having the option to boat into the big city for [...]

Docking Boat in Downtown St Pete2022-04-29T09:16:02-04:00

St Pete Power & Sailboat Show


Saint Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show The largest power and sailboat show on the Gulf Coast is in downtown St Pete! Yes, that's the St Pete Power and Sailboat Show. If you've never been before, you should check it out. It's in a beautiful location, right next to all that downtown St Pete has to [...]

St Pete Power & Sailboat Show2022-05-01T08:51:11-04:00
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