40 for 40 – Island #7: Longboat Key, FL


The Island: Longboat Key, Fl 27.4125° N, 82.6590° W

Where: Western Florida south of St. Pete and just North of Sarasota

How: Longboat Pass is a gorgeous island in western florida offering resorts, beaches, shopping and plenty of other things to do. 


Why: We decided to tuck up into Longboat Key Moorings Club to wait out some very windy weather. We fell IN LOVE with this marina and plan to keep our boat there in the future. 


What: Not only was the marina gorgeous, it had a short, easy albeit skinny channel to get in but then plenty of room to maneuver into our slip. We had a pool within sight, Italian restaurant, a pub, Publix and a golf course. The marina has all the amenities including laundry, ships store, bike rentals and a free taxi to the beach where we were waited on all day on the beach by their fantastic beach service. Even though it was windy we made the best of it and limed, relaxed, provisioned and did laundry until the weather improved.