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Archive For: WF9 – Anchorages Venice Pass to Anna Maria Island (Statute Mile 57 to 92)

  • 74. Blackburn Bay Anchorage

    74. Blackburn Bay Anchorage
    Statute Mile 61.5
    Lat/Lon: near 27 09.240 North/082 28.886 West
    Location: found on the waters west of the ICW, between unlighted daybeacons #20 and #21
    Minimum Depth: 5-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair to good

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  • 75. Little Sarasota Bay Anchorage

    75. Little Sarasota Bay Anchorage
    Statute Mile 67
    Lat/Lon: near 27 14.122 North/082 31.270 West
    Location: will be discovered west of unlighted daybeacon #51
    Minimum Depth: 5 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, somewhat hope to strong eastern and northeastern winds

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  • 76. White Beach Anchorage

    76. White Beach Anchorage
    Statute Mile 67.5
    Lat/Lon: near 27 14.726 North/082 31.567 West
    Location: lies south and west of unlighted daybeacon #57
    Minimum Depth: 5 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: good

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  • 77. Roberts Bay Waterway Anchorage

    77. Roberts Bay Waterway Anchorage
    Statute Mile 71
    Lat/Lon: near 27 17.243 North/082 32.863 West
    Location: lies between unlighted daybeacon #78 and the charted spoil island to the west
    Minimum Depth: 5-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to strong northern winds

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  • 78. Roberts Bay – Spoil Island Anchorage

    78. Roberts Bay – Spoil Island Anchorage
    Statute Mile 71
    Lat/Lon: near 27 17.232 North/082 33.036 West
    Location: found west of the charted “Spoil” island, which itself lies west of unlighted daybeacon #78
    Minimum Depth: 4 ½ to 5 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: good

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  • 79. Siesta Key Bridge East Side Anchorage

    79. Siesta Key Bridge East Side Anchorage
    Statute Mile 71.5
    Lat/Lon: near 27 18.056 North/082 32.429 West
    Location: found on the upstream limits of the tadpole shaped cove indenting the easterly banks, just south of the Siesta Key Bridge
    Minimum Depth: 4-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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  • 80. Siesta Key Bridge West Side Anchorage

    80. Siesta Key Bridge West Side Anchorage
    Statute Mile 71.5
    Lat/Lon: near 27 18.059 North/082 33.180 West
    Location: will be discovered at the westerly extreme of the creek and stream running to the west, immediately south of the Siesta Key Bridge
    Minimum Depth: 8-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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  • 81. Spoil Anchorage

    81. Spoil Anchorage
    Statute Mile 72
    Lat/Lon: near 27 18.848 North/082 32.523 West
    Location: will be discovered on the waters east of the charted “Spoil Area,” east of unlighted daybeacon #3
    Minimum Depth: 4-foot approach depths, 5-foot depths in anchorage
    Swing Room: NOT recommended for vessels larger than 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to western and southwestern winds

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  • 82. Big Sarasota Pass Anchorage

    82. Big Sarasota Pass Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 27 18.015 North/082 33.887 West
    Location: lies along the western shores of the interior reaches of Big Sarasota Pass inlet, southwest of unlighted daybeacon #15
    Minimum Depth: 7-feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: poor, fair weather, day anchorage only

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  • 83. Otter-Lido Key Anchorage

    83. Otter-Lido Key Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 27 18.852 North/082 34.353 West
    Location: found southwest of unlighted daybeacon #7 (on the approach channel leading to the Sarasota Yacht Club
    Minimum Depth: 5-13 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 42 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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  • 84. Sarasota Anchorage/Mooring Field

    84. Sarasota Anchorage/Mooring Field
    Statute Mile 73
    Lat/Lon: near 27 19.834 North/082 32.801 West
    Location: found on the waters west and south of Bayfront Park’s hooklike peninsula bordering Marina Operations’ southerly flank
    Minimum Depth: 8-12 feet
    Special Comment: this long popular anchorage is in the process of being converted to a mooring field under the management of nearby Marina Operations (Marina Jacks)
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to southern and southwestern winds
    Waste Pump-out Availability: this anchorage will be converted to a mooring field sometime in the future. In the meantime, there is already a pumpout- boat for the anchorage. Call Marina Jack’s at (941) 365-4232

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  • 85. Golden Gate Point Anchorage

    85. Golden Gate Point Anchorage
    Statute Mile 73
    Lat/Lon: near 27 20.056 North/082 33.145 West
    Location: lies on the charted 12-foot waters west of Golden Gate Point
    Minimum Depth: 7-9 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair to good, open to southern and southwestern winds

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  • 86. Jewfish Key South Side Anchorage

    86. Jewfish Key South Side Anchorage
    Statute Mile 85
    Lat/Lon: near 27 26.215 North/082 40.799 West
    Location: found on the tongue of charted 13-foot water stretching south into a cove hard by the village of Longbeach
    Minimum Depth: 9-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: very good

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  • 87. Jewfish Key Anchorage

    87. Jewfish Key Anchorage
    Statute Mile 85
    Lat/Lon: near 27 26.386 North/082 40.754 West
    Location: will be found on the deep water behind (to the southwest of) the long, private island southwest of flashing daybeacon #41, known as Jewfish Key
    Minimum Depth: 9-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: very good

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  • 87A. Bradenton Beach Anchorage

    Bradenton Beach Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 87
    Lat/Lon: 27 27.927 North/082 41.608 West
    Location: tricky entrance channel leaves the Western Florida ICW just north of marker #49
    Minimum Depth: 5 1/2 to 8 feet, BUT it’s easy to wander into grounding depth without very specific knowledge of the entrance channel
    Special Comment: to enter this anchorage safely, cruisers must initially follow the marked Bradenton Beach Marina entrance cut, and then turn south in front of the historic Bradenton Beach Pier – easy to wander into grounding depths if you don’t have prior knowledge of this passage
    Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, wide open to fresh southern and southeasterly winds
    Dinghy Dock Access: yes, found on northwesterly corner of anchorage – showers currently available; free city trolley can take cruisers to Publix supermarket and West Marine Express

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