The Treasure Coast is considered a boater's paradise as the area offers fantastic opportunities to spend time with family and friends while you enjoy sailing on your yacht. If you want to dock up for drinks, dinner and a vibrant nightlife you will like to drop anchor in the great Florida Treasure Coast.
1. Peck's Lake – Stuart, Florida
It is located right off the Intracoastal Waterway in Stuart, Florida. Part of the charm of this location is its privacy, there are no facilities, so make sure to pack everything you'll need to comfortably spend time on the virgin white sand beach, it is a passive destination for a seaside retreat where boats of all sizes can anchor up. For more fun activities, you can bring your paddle boards, kayak, and fishing rods.
If you are making a day trip to Peck's Lake from the south, you'll have a stunning ride up. The manatee zone between Hobe Sound and Peck Lake will slow you down and it will give you more time to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
2. Pirate's Cove Resort and Marina - Port Salerno, Florida
This energetic waterfront resort is located in the Manatee Pocket, it’s the perfect place to dock up and have a little fun in the sun. After you get off your vessel, most people head to the waterfront Tiki Pirate Bar. There you can kick back, have some food and drinks in a casual beach setting, enjoy live music, enjoy drink specials and some others activities. Whether you are spending some time with the whole family or in a romantic date, take in the beautiful waterfront views of the Manatee Pocket.
3. Historic Downtown Stuart – Stuart, Florida
Sunset Bay Marina and Anchorage is an exceptional spot to dock your boat for the day or evening in Stuart. The large marina has 198 slips, many of which can accommodate yachts up to 150 feet in length. Once you dock, you can take advantage of the marina club house which offers customers a range of services and amenities. Docking your vessel at Sunset Bay Marina will give you an easy access to Historic Downtown Stuart, a charming portion of Stuart that exhibits a laid- back old-Florida atmosphere which it is completely pedestrian-friendly.
The Atlantic Coast city of Stuart was recently voted as the number #1 “happiest shore town” by Coastal Living Magazine. That ranking should be enough motivation for you and your family to cruise through Stuart, Fl. for a joyful visit.
4. Manatee Pocket - Port Salerno, Florida
If you're a boater looking for the ultimate bar-hopping opportunity, you will find it at Manatee Pocket - Port Salerno, Florida. On its beautiful protected waters, you'll find a sweet set up of three enthusiastically popular, ideally located dockside restaurants. Whether you visit, during the day for lunch or at night for a little extra fun, these establishments in the Manatee Pocket area are sure to deliver a good time.
5. Fort Pierce City Marina and Main Street – Fort Pierce, Florida
The floating docks at Fort Pierce City Marina have wet slips that can accommodate vessels up to 160 feet depending on draft. In the more northern region of the Treasure Coast off, at the Indian River Lagoon is the historic seaside town of Fort Pierce, another ideal location for a yachting day trip.
Once you’ve secured your ship, the opportunities for enjoying your day here are endless. A variety of markets, restaurants, shops, boutique, live music, and beautiful colonial Spanish architecture await you as you make your way into town. Fort Pierce's Main Street was voted as one of the 50 Best Small Towns by Top Value Reviews as it has so much to offer.
6. St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park – Port Salerno, Florida
On the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway side, there is a dock with many available slips to dock boats up to 32 feet in length. A boardwalk will take you across forests of mangroves and hammocks of live oaks to a nicely preserved quite Atlantic beach. Just at 2.7 miles away you can find a white sandy beach available to you while you enjoy your day trip or weekend getaway.
One of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s east coast, the St. Lucie Bay Preserve State Park, is accessible only by boat and totally worth the ride. Visitors come here to swim, sunbathe, kayak, surf fish, or picnic at the beach tower. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular activities at this state park.
Important fact: There is a lot of shallow water in this area. Be sure to head out of channel right by the big dock sign that reads "St. Lucie Inlet Preserve Park."
While you are boating through any of these beautiful places, remember the importance of having Whiticar Boat Works phone number handy, in case you need assistance or service for your boat.
• Whiticar (Stuart) 772-287-2883
• Whiticar (Fort Pierce) 772-460-0660
• Shearwater Marine & Industrial 772-781-5553
Whiticar technicians have extensive knowledge and training to assist you with any of your boating needs.
Whiticar has 2 full service boat yards and they also offer the following Mobile Services:
• Main Engine and Generator Service
• Marine Electrical
• Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
• Plumbing Systems/Pumps and Strainers
• Hydraulic and Steering
• Carpentry Services