Sailing in Stuart


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Cattails and knotty trees shake themselves in the breeze drifting off waterways, where gentle wakes spread behind Riverfront Kayaks? colorful vessels. The staff presides over a range of single and double kayaks, as well as paddleboards, which let one stand upon the surface of the water. Their gears purring in the sun, bikes also cruise from the shop with easy speed. During eco-tours and other activities, the crew introduces guests to Florida's rippling rivers, fishing hot spots, and official state fishing story. The organization also rents GoPro cameras to those who want a visual record of their watery fun.
1080 NW Federal Hwy
Stuart,
FL
US
Nestled in the placid Manatee Pocket of the St. Lucie River, Premier Boat Club maintains a 15-strong stable of eminently pilotable watercraft for members and renters. Their deck boats, and dual-console vessels serve the needs of day-cruisers and fishers alike, granting easy access to the boundless ocean or inland waterways beneath boundless sunshine. While Premier?s boats are available for full- or half-day hires for anyone, club members benefit from a sweetened seafaring experience. The club?s staff of expert boaters welcomes inductees with a personalized orientation before handing over the reins to the entire fleet. Experienced captains, meanwhile, are always on-hand for free training sessions, towing in the event of an emergency, or giving tips on siren avoidance.
160 Southwest Monterey Road
Stuart,
FL
US
Featured in TC Palm, Treasure Coast Sailing Adventures’ schooner, Lily, is one of the few of its kind left sailing. Since 1999, Captain Fred Newhart has overseen care of the vessel, which hauled lumber between Martha’s Vineyard and Maine in the '70s and '80s, joined by First Mate Jamie Miscoski in 2010. Today, the barge takes up to 35 passengers on scenic tours and private charters that cruise down the Saint Lucie River. Each passenger can choose to help with tasks on deck, such as raising the sails, or simply sit back and sip from a glass of wine.
121 Southwest Flagler Avenue
Stuart,
FL
US
Manatees glide under the silent shade of mangrove trees. Tropical fish flock together in clear island waters. Out in the wilderness, silence abounds, interrupted only by the jovial voices of tour guides as they point out special landmarks, including the historic Jupiter Inlet lighthouse. At Jupiter Outdoor Center, visitors immerse themselves in local ecosystems through watery sports such as kayaking and standup paddleboarding, embarking on guided tours, or heading out to explore on their own. Group tours take paddlers out to explore local waterways and stargaze or search for marine wildlife. Guides expound on local history as they pass sights such as the Jupiter lighthouse and Dubois Park. On various trips, they can traverse calm waters in protected waterways through Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve and St. Lucie Inlet Preserve, navigating open streams and mangrove-sheltered estuaries. Staffers also supplement their sport-based excursions in classes, during which they lead night or early morning wildlife-photography safaris or teach yoga workouts aboard standup paddleboards.
1116 Love St.
Jupiter,
FL
US
Minutes from the inlet’s mouth, Jupiter Inlet Boat Rental’s location offers speedy access to both the ocean and the intracoastal area. Patrons can take to these glittering waterways in their pick from a fleet of cruising boats, deck boats, and offshore fishing boats, which let them cast fishing lines far from the shore’s judgmental sunbathing salmon. Crafted by makers such as Aquasport, Sea Pro and Hurricane, the boats' Yamaha engines putter as they cruise south to waterfront restaurants and mansions, or north to a wildlife preserve where bald eagles, blue herons, and other rare species frolic. Rather than renting a boat, patrons can prepare for future voyages with boating lessons, during which a US Coast Guard–certified captain share tips for anchoring, docking, and following waterway etiquette. Boat tours—which follow the company’s routes or ones custom-designed by the client—and chartered fishing trips both place steering responsibility in the captain’s hands, letting passengers sit back and enjoy the ride.
1095 N Hwy
Jupiter,
FL
US
Mike Johnson knows how to do a lot more than just navigate a boat; with more than a quarter century as a Coast Guard-certified captain and a longtime Palm Beach resident, he has learned where to find the best fishing spots and the most secluded Bahamian islands. In fact, he has taken more than 200 private charters to the Bahamas in the past 25 years, and has a crew that can help clean and bag catches after an offshore or inshore fishing excursion. Clients can also use Mike's charters to host a sunset dinner with friends or to learn how to pilot a trawler themselves.
2318 Bay Vilage Crt,
Jupiter,
FL
US
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