Boca Ciega Yacht Club

BCYC Cruising

From the Manatee to Tampa Bay; from Key West to the Bahamas...we are the 'cruisingest'

Check out our Club Calendar for the latest!


One of the most anticipated and enjoyable features at BCYC is our monthly weekend cruise. The first weekend of each month is typically Cruise Weekend, and trips may include excursions to Bahia Beach, Desoto Point, Regatta Point, Longboat Key, Clearwater, Tampa, Caladesi, or Terra Ceia Bay. Trips are close enough to BCYC that sail boats can get there or back easily in a day - with plenty of time left to socialize. Frequently, especially in the summer months, the trips are to local marinas, so cruisers can cool off in the pool and plug in the AC; and 'land cruisers' can join the sailors for cocktails and dinner.
Terra Ceia cruise 2015
Boats leave the BCYC basin shortly after the 9 am Skipper's Meeting on Saturday with the objective of arriving at our destination by late afternoon, where boats raft up for happy hour and often a potluck dinner. On Sunday morning cruisers may join together on a member's boat for breakfast. Then we pull anchor and return home. On marina cruises we may take advantage of the restaurants and lounges to kick back and relax. We arrive back to BCYC Sunday afternoon - either early or late, depending on the sail conditions.

Some long distance cruising takes place in the late Spring when members can cruise together to places like Sarasota, Key West, Fort Jefferson, North Florida or the Bahamas Islands. In the Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas and school holidays are often used for cruises to Fort Myers or Charlotte Harbor.

Each year the cruising trophy is presented to the ‘Cruisingest Cruiser’ who has participated in the most cruises for the year. Other cruisers may also receive fun awards for their participation.

For more information on Club Cruising, contact John McLeod and Susan McQuillan at Cruising@sailbcyc.org.


Check out the revised 2017 Cruise Calendar (PDF)


Tampa Sailing Squadron


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Boca Ciega Yacht Club‎
Latitude 27° 44' 21.0552'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44.7252'' W
4600 Tifton Drive South   Gulfport, FL 33711   (727) 321-7295

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