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 January, 12 2020.
Big Pass Waypoints:
SYC BIG PASS ROUTE DATA
WAYPOINT LATITUDE LONGITUDE DEPTH
Data collected on May 20. The conditions were: The tide was 1hr 45min from high tide. It was 2.0ft over 0. The sea sate was 1-2 foot rollers. Breeze was light out the SW at 7-10. Below are the updated coordinates.
BP1 N 27 16.726 W 82 34.318 12.1ft
BP2 N 27 16.668 W 82 34.352 10.1ft
BP3 N 27 16.618 W 82 34.358 8.0ft
BP4 N 27 16.588 W 82 34.342 8.5ft
BP5 N 27 16.552 W 82 34.300 7.9ft
BP6 N 27 16.519 W 82 34.260 7.2ft
BP7 N 27 16.477 W 82 34.208 7.0ft
BP8 N 27 16.392 W 82 34.142 6.8ft
BP9 N 27 16.335 W 82 34.104 6.5ft
BP10 N 27 16.273 W 82 34.053 7.2ft
BP11 N 27 16.233 W 82 34.021 6.5ft
BP12 N 27 16.118 W 82 34.022 7.5ft
BP13 N 27 16.118 W 82 34.024 7.2ft
BP14 N 27 16.066 W 82 34.016 7.7ft
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.