Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Coast
Florida’s Gulf Coast is a boating paradise. Offering the best in action packed destinations to hundreds of laid back, off the beaten path islands to hop, a trip here is well worth the every boater’s effort. Southern Boating has dedicated this section to this beautiful region of the United States; browse frequently to learn about the local events, dockside dining tips and regional locations to suit all tastes and desires. From the sleepy shores of Sanibel to the annual power boat races off the white sandy shores of Pensacola, Southern Boating has compiled a library of articles for locals, travelers and dreamers alike. Visit this section of our website for all the information you’ll need to navigate the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast.
A waterfront view of the Tampa Flotilla

Pirates threaten to seize Tampa

It’s not a hostile takeover, however, like Captain Phillips experienced. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. On January 28th, Tampa’s flotilla of private pleasure craft...
marina jack sold

Going once, going twice….Marina Jack SOLD!

Marina Jack in Sarasota, Florida, recognized as National Marina of the Year in 2015, has been sold to Suntex Marina Investors LLC. The Dallas-based...

Gulf Coast Updates: Corpus Christi Marina

The premier boating destination on the Texas Gulf Coast, caps a successful summer of expansion with the dedication of 35 more slips for boats...
St. Petersburg Skyline

A Brief History of St. Pete

How much do you know about St. Petersburg? This Thursday kicks off the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show. The show runs December  1st through...
Hurricane Hermine

Hurricane Hermine damages marinas in Florida

Hurricane Hermine damaged many marinas and public ramps that dot Florida’s shallow west coast between Homosassa and the Big Bend. Like many Labor Day...