Visiting Sailors

Club Hours

The Squadron grounds are open Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Club hours during the weekends change depending on what events are occurring.

Reciprocity

All sailors and visitors are welcome to visit the Squadron grounds and utilize our facilities. Additionally, the Squadron offers both shower facilities and a coin operated washer and drier to all visitors.

Transient Fees

Dockage fees are $30.00/night during non-regatta nights, and free during regatta night. There are no moorings available for rental.

about_visitingDirections

To reach the Squadron from I-75:

  • Take the Fruitville Road exit (State Road 780) west until reaching US-41.
  • Turn left, then right at the next light onto the John Ringling Causeway.
  • As you cross the bridge, sailboats moored off the Squadron can be seen on your right.
  • Proceed to St. Armands Circle, and bear right, taking the first outlet from the Circle.
  • Proceed north, following the Mote Marine signs.
  • Turn right onto Ken Thompson Parkway, just before the New Pass Bridge.
  • The Squadron is located at the end of the road.

Check the Contact Us page for a local map.

Parking

The Squadron Grounds are open Monday Through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and parking is available to all during that time. Visitors are asked to park outside the Squadron Grounds on Saturday and Sunday.

Weather

Please follow this link to find the current weather in Sarasota.

Accomodations

Onsite Accommodations

Limited Camping is available on Squadron grounds.

Camping (Tent)

Limited primitive Tent Camping $10.00/night first come first serve
Must Reserve in advance with Club office Must be registered for event to camp

 

Camping (RV/Camper)

Limited RV Camping $30.00/night first come first serve
Must Reserve in advance with Club office Must be registered for event to camp

 

Off-Site Accommodations

Hotel Distance Phone #
Holiday Inn-Lido Beach 2.0 miles 941.388.5555
Lido Beach Resort 2.3 miles 941.388.2161
Coquina on the Beach 2.5 miles 941.388.2141
Hotel Indigo 4.3 miles 941.487.3800
Super 8 Sarasota 6.4 miles 941.549.8840

 

Boatyards and Chandleries

Parts and Supplies

MarineMax Sarasota
1601 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388.4411

Ullman Sails Sarasota
957 N Lime Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 951.0189

Knighton Sails
2100 20th Street
Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 365.7245

West Marine
4708 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 360.6000

Provisions

Publix Supermarket
1044 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236-2428

Winn Dixie Supermarket
1325 Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

Whole Foods
1451 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

Fueling and Water

For all visiting sailors, fresh water is available at no charge. The water pump is located at the end of the main dock. The Squadron has no fueling facilities but there are two located nearby:

MarineMax Sarasota
1601 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388.4411

Marina Jacks
Marina: (941) 955.9488

Area Restaurants

St. Armands Circle is located about a 15 minute walk from the Squadron and boasts a great variety of restaurants of all different types and price levels. Additionally, the following restaurants are located on City Island:

The Old Salty Dog
1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388.4311

New Pass Grille
1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388.3050

Getting Around

Taxis

Courtesy Cab (941) 954.1970
Diplomat Taxi (941) 355.5155
Metro Taxi (941) 365.4075
Yellow Cab of Sarasota (941) 955.3341

 

Bus

Sarasota County Transit Authority (SCAT)
www.scgov.net(check for schedule)

Entertainment and Relaxation

Educational Opportunities

Mote Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388.1720

Movie Theaters

Regal 20 Cinemas (941) 954.5768
Sarasota Opera House (941) 366.8450