St Petersburg, FL 33701
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About Harborage Marina
The Harborage Marina is the only full-service mega yacht port on Florida’s west coast, and features 1000' of protective fixed breakwater, and full length floating concrete docks. Located in downtown St Petersburg, our facility offers ample parking and easy access to boundless area attractions. Unwind by the resort-style pool, or meet up with friends for a BBQ and cocktails at our casual Tiki Hut. Come evening, catch up with boating neighbors at one of our regular members events, visit the Big Catch on Salt Creek for lunch or dinner, or dine at one of St. Petersburg’s many fine restaurants.
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A Wanderer’s guide to Safe Harbor Harborage Marina
Nestled along the beautiful University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, Safe Harbor Harborage Marina offers top notch amenities for any boater’s needs–from the small to the mega-yacht, as it is the only full-service mega yacht port on Florida’s West Coast. Pull in, tie up, and enjoy the pool or while also providing easy access to all St. Petersburg has to offer.
Approach and Dockage
Safe Harbor Harborage Marina is located in protected Bayboro Harbor on the south side of Albert Whitted Airport. Enter through the Bayboro Harbor Inlet channel. A Coast Guard station and Salt Creek Inlet will be on your port side. The entrance to the marina docks will be on your starboard side. Docks are labeled by letters and each hold different sized slips, so check with the dockmaster where you’re headed before pulling in. Be sure to keep an eye out on moving sailboat masts to see if any are coming out while you’re headed in.
Bathrooms/Showers The bath house is located underneath the marina office. Showers and bathrooms are located in each of the women’s and men’s rooms.
Laundry Credit card operated washing machines and dryers in the bathhouse.
Pet Access Poynters Park is located a quarter mile away with great green space along the water to take your pet to shore.
Pool Relax by the marina’s private pool with great views of the marina or at the tiki hut for shade.
Fuel/Pump-Out Fuel dock with gas and diesel is located near Harborage’s dry storage facility on Salt Creek half a mile from the marina. Harborage offers a pump-out boat for a charge on Tuesdays and Fridays or there is a public self-service pump-out available at the mouth of Salt Creek.
Grills Located in front of the pool making it a perfect spot to cook a meal with friends.
Proximity to Attractions by Land
Getting Around A lot of the main attractions are accessible by foot or bike. If you don’t have a bike (or even if you do), it’s easy to pick up an e-scooter for rent via Veo and Razor to scoot around the city. The city also offers trolleys for 50 cents a ride that can take you around downtown and even to the beach and back.
St. Pete Pier (1.3 miles) Opened in 2020, the newest version of the St. Pete Pier is a fun interactive park with restaurants, art, playgrounds, and more. Take a trolley or walk the roughly half mile length of the pier, stopping along the way to dodge sprinklers at the Splash Pad, run around the Glazer Family Playground (best to go at night to see the Bending Art Sculpture aglow), or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants on the pier.
The Hangar Restaurant (0.6 miles) On the other side of the marina is the city’s Albert Whitted Airport, where small and personal aircraft take off and land from all over the area. Even better is you can watch the activity on the runway while enjoying a delicious meal at the Hangar Restaurant. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but recommend coming for their award winning breakfast and sitting on their back patio to enjoy the views.
St. Pete’s Art Scene (All museums 1.3 miles or less) St. Petersburg is home to a bustling art scene–with a ton to see and do within steps of the marina. The Dali Museum has the largest Salvador Dali collection outside of Spain. Over 20,000 works of art, including those by Monet and Georgia O’Keefe are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts. The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art is a collection cultivated by St. Petersburg residents’ Tom and Mary James and reflecting their love for the West. The Morean Arts Center hosts the Chihuly Collection featuring Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork.
Saturday Market (1 mile) If you’re here on a Saturday, you can’t miss St. Pete’s Saturday Morning Market, open every Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm from Oct-May in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot. Stock up on fresh produce, crafts, and tasty food from 125+ local merchants. Hardest part will be deciding what you can fit on your boat!
Flatbread & Butter (1.6 miles) Nestled in the Historic Uptown neighborhood on the edge of Historic Round Lake Park, some of St. Pete’s best pizza can be found at Flatbread & Butter. A cozy restaurant, you can order your pizza and a glass of wine and eat in the restaurant or take your pizza to go back to the boat or make yourself a picnic and enjoy at the park.
Vinoy Park (1.7 miles) North of St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, this park is great to walk, bike, run or take a blanket and relax in the grass all while taking in great water views of Tampa Bay.
Pete’s General & Pete’s Bagels (2.3 miles) Founded by a New York native with a vision to bring fresh bagels to St. Pete, Pete’s General and Pete’s Bagels is a must-stop if you love fresh baked bread, pastries, and creative, locally made crafts and goods. Half the store is a bakery and the other half is filled with fun Florida-inspired items for sale from t-shirts to posters and more. It’s worth the trek.
Mazzaro’s Italian Market (4.3 miles) A full-fledged Italian market with a bakery, deli, coffee bar, butcher, seafood counter, wine store, and more. It’s a bit out of walking distance, but if you have a car or bike, it’s worth the trip to check out the scene, and get some inspiration to book a future trip to Italy after you’re done cruising Florida.
Publix (0.7 miles) If you need to stock up on groceries, Publix is an easy walk or bike from the docks.
Proximity to Attractions by Sea
Sunshine Skyway Bridge (12 miles) St. Pete provides boaters with easy access to open water cruising as well as the intracoastal waterway. On a calm day (or windy one if you sail) cruise out to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, for views of one of the longest cable bridges in the world.
Downtown Tampa (21 miles) Head the opposite direction to Tampa where you can tie up to one of several restaurants or area docks to explore and enjoy a meal.
Gulfport via the Intracoastal (14 miles) If you’re looking for more protected waters, hug the coast (but follow the channel) and make your way to the intracoastal where you’ll pass Eckerd college students taking a break between classes on the campus beach. Continue farther north up the channel and either drop the hook and dinghy in or if your boat can fit, tie up at Gulfport’s free dinghy day dock to explore the shops and restaurants in this quaint town on the water.
The Big Catch (0.3 miles by land; 0.5 miles by water) Easily accessible by land or water (they have a small dock for a few boats and dinghies). Tucked away on Salt Creek, you’ll quickly understand why this charming tiki bar and restaurant is a popular watering hole for locals. Grab a seat at the bar or at a picnic table and admire the boats at the several boat yards that line this quiet cove. The food is fresh, the drinks are cold and the music is fun–what more could you want!