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. These depths may change by the day due to weather conditions, this page will be updated weekly.
Big Pass Waypoints
as of February 4 at 9:30am, Tide: +1ft, Seas: 1-2ft
N27*17.934' W082*33.837' 9ft
N27*17.891' W082*33.817' 9ft
N27*17.736' W082*33.852' 12.6ft
N27*17.651' W082*33.875' 14.5ft
N27*17.572' W082*33.899' 11.9ft
N27*17.508' W082*33.924' 11.3ft
N27*17.452' W082*33.961' 12.2ft
N27*17.384' W082*34.016' 13ft
N27*17.332' W082*34.075' 13.2ft
N27*17.296' W082*34.126' 16.9ft
N27*17.254' W082*34.200' 11.7ft
N27*17.211' W082*34.310' 8.6ft
N27*17.158' W082*34.423' 9.5ft
N27*17.052' W082*34.476' 8.1ft
N27*17.012' W082*34.552' 8.6ft
N27*16.949' W082*34.683' 11.2ft
N27*16.877' W082*34.777' 14.2ft
N27*16.809' W082*34.881' 17.2ft
N27*16.759' W082*34.957' 19ft
N27*16.731' W082*35.002' 23ft
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.