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Boat places

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Boat places

Visiting AMI this April for the first time and will have access to a boat while there. One of the guys staying with us lived in the area many years ago and I am sure he will be a good guide but just wanted to see if any locals had a special spot they would want to share with a visitor? Not one to sit on the beach for long periods and live on beautiful beaches here in NC but love to explore the areas I'm visiting and thought the boat would be a nice way to do so. Any suggestions appreciated.. Thanks, Ben

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We took a boat out or our first time in July and we were given maps but we went up and down the inter coastline I think it was called ,it will bring you down to Sarasota ... All was gorgeous and many areas the water was very low ,be careful !

We pulled up at bean point for a while also .. Enjoy .

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Just hug the coastline of the barrier islands all the way south to Siesta Key. You can do that either on the Gulf side or on the Intra-coastal side. On the intracoastal you'll see all the upper end properties on the mainland. Or go down one side and return on the other.

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3. Re: Boat places

Check out Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay.

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The easiest fishing in April will be off the beaches. Kingfish and Spanish mackerel will be very thick along with other fish .

The intercostal waterway is a good place to start. Anchor OUT of the channel and fish the edges for speckled trout.

Redfish and Snook are around . Stop by Island Discount tackle for up to date information. The guys will point you in the right direction. Sumo

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Thanks for the great ideas folks! The wife likes to hunt shells so where is best for this? Thanks again and best for the new year!

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Most shells are on the gulf side, rather than the intracoastal and I can't think of any good places to find them that are easily boat accessible. Some of the best shells in the area were on Siesta Key in the Point of Rocks area.

Some other areas to explore and hang out on the boat are:

Beer Can Island - the northern tip of Longboat Key just by the bridge

Sandbar by Jewfish Key- also near the northern tip of Longboat toward the small island (Jewfish Key)

Palma Sola Bay is good for water sports

Sightseeing the neighborhoods by water- we enjoy going in and out of the canals on Key Royale, and also on the mainland side of Palma Sola Bay, north of the Cortez Bridge.

Hope that helps.

Mike

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