Sarasota to Longboat Key

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Sarasota to Longboat Key by boat

Depart from Sarasota: Begin your journey from a suitable boat ramp or marina in Sarasota, such as Marina Jack or Ken Thompson Park Boat Ramp. Make sure your boat is fueled, equipped, and in good working condition.

Head northwest along the coastline: Leave Sarasota and head northwest along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. You'll follow the shoreline, keeping Longboat Key on your starboard (right) side.

Pass New Pass: As you continue northwest, you'll approach New Pass, which is the main waterway connecting Sarasota Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Follow the marked channel and navigational aids to safely navigate through the pass.

Continue along the coast of Longboat Key: After passing through New Pass, you'll enter the waters along the coast of Longboat Key. Stay close to the shoreline and enjoy the views of the beachfront properties and beautiful sandy beaches.

Choose a destination on Longboat Key: Longboat Key offers several marinas, anchorages, and beach access points. Select your desired destination on Longboat Key, such as the Longboat Key Club Moorings, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, or a specific beach area.

Longboat Key is known for its luxurious resorts, golf courses, and pristine beaches. Take the opportunity to explore the island, relax on the beach, or indulge in waterfront dining.

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Sarasota to Longboat Key route information

Sarasota Bayfront: As you depart from Sarasota, take in the picturesque views of the Sarasota Bayfront. The bay is dotted with marinas, waterfront parks, and stunning architecture, providing a scenic backdrop for your journey.

Marina Jack: Marina Jack is a prominent marina located in downtown Sarasota. It offers various amenities, including boat slips, restaurants, and shops. Stop by to refuel, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this waterfront destination.

John Ringling Causeway: The John Ringling Causeway is the bridge that connects Sarasota to St. Armands Key, which leads to Longboat Key. Sail under this iconic bridge and enjoy the view of the sparkling waters below.

St. Armands Circle: As you approach Longboat Key, you'll pass through St. Armands Circle, a vibrant shopping and dining district. This roundabout is lined with boutiques, galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Consider docking your boat at the nearby marinas and explore the Circle on foot, indulging in some retail therapy or enjoying a meal with a view.

Longboat Pass: Longboat Pass is a natural inlet that separates Longboat Key from nearby Lido Key. As you sail through Longboat Pass, you'll experience stunning views of the coastline and the opportunity to see boaters and anglers enjoying the waters.

Longboat Key Club: Along the shores of Longboat Key, you'll find the Longboat Key Club, a luxury resort and golf destination. The club offers amenities such as golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, and spa services. If you're looking for a break from sailing, consider docking at the marina and exploring the facilities.

Longboat Key Beach: Longboat Key is known for its beautiful beaches. Take a break from sailing and enjoy the sandy shores and turquoise waters of Longboat Key Beach. Relax, swim, or stroll along the coastline to soak in the natural beauty of the area.

As you sail from Sarasota to Longboat Key, you'll have the opportunity to appreciate the coastal beauty, explore charming destinations, and indulge in the relaxed beach atmosphere.

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