Arriving By Water
DIRECTIONS BY BOAT
The Sarasota Yacht Club is located on Lido channel at 27 19.318’N / 82 34.016’ W (fuel dock location). Lido Channel is privately maintained with water depths of approximately 16 feet in the channel and 10 feet at the fuel dock.
From the ICW
Depart the ICW in Sarasota Bay between markers #6 and #8 and head south/southwest towards Big Sarasota Pass. Leave marker #17 to starboard) and turn to a heading of approximately 234M for about .4 nm which is the south end of the Lido Channel. The Sarasota Yacht Club 'Marina Ahead' sign is located at approximately 2718.359’N / 82 33.702W. NOTE: Exercise caution for shoaling near this location.Leave this location to starboard and turn north/northwest and follow Lido Channel, leaving red channel markers to starboard. The Sarasota Yacht Club is approximately 1 nm north on the west side of Lido Channel.
From Big Sarasota Pass
NOTE: navigation of Big Sarasota Pass requires local knowledge due to shoaling and shifting sands. Proceed with caution. The following points were updated on October 7, 2020.
Big Pass Waypoints:
SYC BIG PASS ROUTE DATA
Soundings made one hour prior to high tide of +1.16, wind ESE 6-10kts, and seas 1-3ft. The pass is extremely narrow and close to the beach, people have often been seen swimming to the sandbar so keep a sharp watch. Until the dredging is complete the Intracoastal will be the safest choice, the most shallow point of the coordinates below was 5.8ft.
WAYPOINT LATITUDE LONGITUDE DEPTH
BP1 N 27° 16.806’ W 82° 34.310’ 9.1ft
BP2 N 27° 16.767’ W 82° 34.398’ 9.0ft
BP3 N 27° 16.681’ W 82° 34.450’ 8.5ft
BP4 N 27° 16.555’ W 82° 34.346’ 5.9ft
BP5 N 27° 16.529’ W 82° 34.236’ 6.0ft
BP6 N 27° 16.483 W 82° 34.192’ 6.0ft
BP7 N 27° 16.395’ W 82° 34.149’ 5.8ft
BP8 N 27° 16.307’ W 82° 34.106’ 6.5ft
BP9 N 27° 16.215’ W 82° 34.047’ 7.4ft
BP10 N 27° 16.131’ W 82° 34.001’ 6.2ft
Northbound from Big Sarasota Pass, leave marker #15 to port and proceed north/northwest towards the location of the Sarasota Yacht Club 'Marina Ahead' sign and piling; this is located at approximately 27°18.359’N / 82°33.702W. NOTE: Exercise caution for shoaling near this location. Leave this location to starboard and turn north/northwest and follow Lido Channel, leaving red channel markers to starboard. The Sarasota Yacht Club is approximately 1 nm north on the west side of Lido Channel.
Contact SYC dockmaster on VHF channel 16; working channel is 68.