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Your Guide to Family Day in Tierra Verde

With over 230 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 80 degrees year-round, there’s much to be said about why millions of people flock to the west coast of Florida for vacations. A quick jaunt down the Tierra Verde channel is all it takes to feel miles away from everything. Enjoy uninhabited beaches, unbroken skylines, and unforgettable days on the water. Check out these activities for a perfect family day in Tierra Verde on the water!

Start with a Stroll on the St Pete Pier

Filled with green spaces, eateries and activities, the St. Pete Pier is the perfect place to spend any part of the day. This new attraction on the city’s picturesque waterfront promises limitless fun for everyone, from first-time visitors to long-time residents. Docking is on a first-come, first-served basis during operating hours only for $2.50 for the first 4 hours.

family boat club in palm beach gardens

Don’t miss the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center located on the over-water walkway approaching the St. Pete Pier. Their efforts are to highlight the local ecosystem and Tampa Bay Watch’s past and present work to restore it. The focal point is a large 1,800 gallon estuary habitat that replicates the living habitat of many of the species found in our local waters, along with interactive exhibits, daily programs and a touch tank.

Toss a Line at Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

Getting kids on the water for a family fun fishing trip is a great way to spend quality time on your vacation. At the pier, you will get a wide range of saltwater fish, but the main attraction is the Grouper. Other than that, you will find black sea bass, snook, cobia, mackerel, snapper, tarpon, pompano, and sheepshead. The best times to cast a line are when the tides are moving, so keep an eye on the time of the day with this tide chart.

If you are lucky, you will return with a trophy fish and a story to tell. Even if you are not the luckiest, you will still have plenty to tell about a great day on the water!

End Your Day with Bite and a Beverage at The Wharf

Tucked away in Pass-A-Grille is one of St. Pete Beach’s best kept secrets. The Wharf Restaurant is a great place to savor delicious food all the while enjoying the spectacular views of Tierra Verde & Shell Island from the inter-coastal waterway. With convenient boat slips available, members often stop by to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cold beer or mixed drink.

and just around the bend from our Tierra Verde location, it’s the perfect location to end your family day in Tierra Verde.

A Family Day in Tierra Verde with Gulfstream Boat Club

Boaters departing from our St. Pete – Tierra Verde Club have a wealth of options for escaping into nature and diving into downtown! Ask our Member Services team for more ideas on how to spend your day for the perfect family day in Tierra Verde and St Pete!


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