- GROUPS & MEETINGS
You don’t really need to know anything about our greater neighborhood here at Sirata Beach Resort to know that Tampa Bay’s one of the best places in America to get out on the water. All that’s required is a quick glance at the map: From the spectacular estuary of Tampa Bay itself and the great channel of the Intracoastal Waterway to the alluring vastness of the Gulf of Mexico, we’re certainly not hurting in the waterway department.
Throw in balmy year-round weather, world-class fishing grounds, and a plethora of paradise-style islets and keys, and it’s easy to understand our region’s appeal as a boating destination. And with Sirata accommodations at St. Pete Beach, you’re wonderfully set up for cruising our subtropical waters!
A whole fleet of companies offer cruises, tours, and charters out of the St. Petersburg area on all sorts of vessels: sailboats, catamarans, speedboats, luxury yachts—heck, even pirate ships.
However you feel like getting out on the water, there’s surely a Tampa Bay itinerary for you. Perhaps you want to go the laidback luxury route with a breakfast, lunch, or dinner cruise, wining and dining your way around with Gulf Coast beaches as backdrop. Maybe you want to soak up our legendary sunsets with an evening sail. Or maybe you want a safari-style adventure tracking down our region’s plentiful dolphin pods—likely spotting other wildlife along the way, from manatees to ospreys.
And speaking of nature, more than a few of our area’s most amazing natural paradises are accessible only by boat. Such gems include Caladesi Island with its nationally renowned beaches, Egmont Key with its pristine sands and jungly hammocks, Shell Key with its rich birdlife and mangrove depths. Gathering seashells on a remote barrier-island beach, snorkeling crystalline shallows, watching pelicans plunge-fishing: Magic awaits you at these and other offshore havens!
Then, of course, there’s the outstanding saltwater fishing the St. Petersburg area offers: tarpon, snook, Spanish mackerel, grouper, snapper, and more–from Intracoastal Waterway holes to the bluewater Gulf. (Check out a listing of local fishing charters right here.)
Come join us here at Sirata Beach Resort for the finest in St. Pete Beach hospitality and use our barrier-island perch as a launch pad for exploring our fabulous bays, estuaries, and Gulf waters, whether in your own boat or on a chartered cruise!