SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y Items







The STUART BOAT SHOW is set for January 15 - 17, opening at 10AM each day  'til 6 PM on Friday and Saturday, closing at 5 PM on Sunday. Main location is just North of the Roosevelt Bridge. Other locations include Waterway Marina, Apex Marine, Stuart Harbor and Old Dixie Highway. Free parking and shuttle bus service will be available. Contact Michelle at the Treasure Coast Marine Industries Association for more information ... 772-692-7599.



8th Annual Martin County Nautical Flea Market

Jan 9-10, 2016 

FLORIDA'S TOP  Wholesale Fishing Rod, Tackle, Lure Dealers on Hand -- Stock Up For The Year and Save Hundreds!!

Come by for some super discounts on liquidation, closeouts, new, and used boating and fishing supplies.

Visit the Martin County Nautical Flea Market website  for more information, discount tickets, vendor applications, special hotel rates and specific driving directions contact Under the Sun Promotions, Inc. at 954-205-7813, FAX: 561-395-5389.




      The annual Blessing of the Fleet is scheduled for Saturday, February 20th.

The website:  will be updated shortly with more details.



From The Bahamas!

We are pleased to launch phase one of the new Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, which sits comfortably on the Resorts World Bimini property, a 750- acre luxury Caribbean beachfront complex featuring the world’s first casino with picturesque marina views. Home to turquoise waters, miles of white sand beaches and intimate historic towns, Bimini boasts some of the world’s best diving and fishing destinations.

All guests currently enjoy full use of Resorts World Bimini’s facilities, including six bars and restaurants, two pools, the Beach Club, boutique casino and the Fisherman’s Village shopping area.

Resorts World Bimini has its own dedicated cruise ship, Bimini SuperFast that travels from Port Miami to the resort Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Reservations for Bimini SuperFast must be made separately prior to travel.

Click to enter Hilton At Resorts World Bimini Website




Cape Coral, Florida – (November 18, 2015) – Southwest Florida Yachts has expanded its power fleet based at Tarpon Point Marina here with the addition of “NautiGator” – a Beneteau Swift 44 Trawler.

“This 2014 beauty will take you on the cruise of your dreams,” said Barb Hansen, co-owner of Southwest Florida Yachts.  “With two cabins and two heads, NautiGator is the perfect choice for your next charter with friends or family in the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.”

Her lower level has two cabins and two heads, while the main level has the lower helm, galley and main salon.  “NautiGator’s” upper deck features the upper helm, seating and dinghy.  Six berths include a queen in the forward cabin, a mid-cabin double and hide-a-bed in the salon plus two showers.

Added features include an entertainment center, AM/FM stereo with CD player; Fusion with Bose speakers.  The two, Samsung 21-inch televisions each have DVD.  The “NautiGator” has air conditioning and heat.  The galley is equipped with a refrigerator/freezer, electric stove and microwave/convection oven. There’s also a refrigerator on the bridge, and Igloo cooler and barbecue grill plus a pair of deck chairs.  Her dinghy is a Walker Bay inflatable with Mercury outboard.

Powered by Twin Volvo 300-horsepower diesels, she has bow and stern thrusters, Raymarine autopilot and Raymarine GPS at both helms, as well as Raymarine radar. 

The winter rate for chartering “NautiGator” is $5,828 per week.  Summer charters are $4,659 weekly.  Southwest Florida Yachts is offering a Special 2016 Summer discounts of 5 per cent off June charters, 10 per cent off July Charters, a 12 per cent reduction on August charters and a 15 per cent reduction on Septembers.  To qualify for these special savings, charters must be three days or longer and begin and end within the month of the promotion.

For more information about “NautiGator” and information on the cruising grounds of southwest Florida, visit , email: , “like” us (Southwest Florida Yachts or Florida Sailing and Cruising School) on Facebook or call: 239/257-2788 or 800/262-7939.  The address is 6095 Silver King Boulevard, Cape Coral, Florida 33914.



Pinellas News


A new bait house built by Pinellas County opened Friday, Nov. 27., at the Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp. 

The Belleair Bait House opens at 6 a.m. in the boat ramp parking area located at 3900 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs.

The bait house will operate daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the winter.

The new county facility replaces the old Belleair Bait House that was torn down several years ago during the construction of the Belleair Causeway Bridge and the replacement of the adjacent boat ramp.

Penny for Pinellas funds paid for the new bait house, which cost roughly $780,000.

Angler 360 was awarded a contract to run concessions at the bait house through a competitive bid process. In addition to fishing supplies, the bait house will offer a variety of food and drink options. For more information on the bait house, call (727) 687-7151.

There is a $6 daily parking fee for vehicles with trailers and a $2 fee for passenger vehicles at the Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp.

For information on purchasing an annual parking pass for all county boat ramps, visit

The Pinellas County “Doing Things for You” app is available for residents to report issues and access useful resources. Pinellas County can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. More information is available on the county website  which features LiveChat for assistance. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.




"Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" (LLGF) is a national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and to promoting conservation and responsible angling. LLGF promotes networking among women anglers and emphasizes mentorship between novice and experienced members. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 8,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce women to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series - often dubbed "The No-Yelling School of Fishing" - are renowned nationally in the sport fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from national media including "Inside Edition," CBS' "The Early Show," NBC's "Nightly News," "Good Morning America," "Outdoor Life Network," USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more.


"Ladies Let's go Fishing!" hosts multiple annual saltwater fishing universities in different Florida cities. The Universities teach fishing skills in a fun and relaxed environment, plus give hands-on opportunities to practice skills and a chance to go charter fishing. Noted as the "No Yelling School of Fishing."
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Trips for December 2015...

Please note that the Trout Creek trip is a longer than normal, because we will be stopping long enough to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant along 6-mile River.
Price of lunch not included.
Hallows Cove Exploration Kayak Trips;  Thursday, Dec 17th  and Saturday Dec 19th

The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department is hosting guided kayak tours of the Hallows Cove at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec 17th  and Saturday Dec 19th . Participants will launch from Rivertown Park, located Between Switzerland and Orangedale on State Road 13, across from River Town Community in St. Augustine, FL 32259. The trip will provide participants with the opportunity to spend 2-2.5 hr. exploring a riverfront wilderness, learning about the local history, and discovering the flora and fauna found along the St. Johns River with St. Johns County Naturalist AyoLane Halusky. The fee for this guided trip is $20 per person for participants with their own kayak. The fee to reserve a county kayak and attend the trip is $40 per person. Seats are limited. To RSVP for a seat, or for additional information, please call 904.209.0348 or emailing .
Trout Creek to 6-mile;  Friday Dec 18th  10am, 4-5 hour trip

The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department would like to invite you to participate with AyoLane Halusky, our County Naturalist, in a 4-5 hour paddle from Trout Creek Park to the 6-mile creek. We will stop half way for lunch at a local restaurant called Outback Crab Shack and then kayak back Trout Creek boat ramp.  Everyone will meet at the Trout Creek Community Center and boat ramp (6795 Collier Road, St. Augustine, Fl. 32092), Friday Dec 18th at 10am.  The trip will provide participants with the opportunity to spend the day exploring a riverfront wilderness, learning about the local history, and discovering the flora and fauna found along the St. Johns River with St. Johns County Naturalist AyoLane Halusky. The fee for this guided trip is $20 per person for participants with their own kayak. The fee to reserve a county kayak and attend the trip is $40 per person. Seats are limited. To RSVP for a seat, or for additional information, please call 904.209.0348 or emailing

Mr. AyoLane Halusky
St. Johns County Naturalist
Department of Recreation and Parks
Trout Creek Park
6795 Collier Rd.
St. Augustine  Fl. 32092
904-209-0348 office




Blue Star Museum – Active Duty US Military and their immediate family with ID are admitted free – Year-round!

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII building exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee, which explores Native American, Seminole, Florida Maritime, Lighthouse, Pioneer and WWII Secret “Station J” history.

Showcasing the amazing past of the Loxahatchee River region, the heritage site also features the Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Lighthouse Keepers Workshop.

Also available are the museum gift shop, educational programs for children and adults, sunset tours, moonrise tours, weddings & proposals, and special events.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the 120-acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Hiking trail and observation tower located on the north side of Beach Road.

Open Tues-Sun (Open 7 days Jan-Apr,) 10 am-5 pm, last lighthouse tour leaves at 4 pm. Closed on some major holidays. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb tower.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
500 Captain Armour’s Way
Jupiter, FL 33469
561.747.8380x 101 .



Experience the serenity of Yoga with Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, on the Lighthouse deck at Sunset every Monday

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