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WAVES BOAT & SOCIAL CLUB OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Thursday Nov 1, 2018
Good news boaters starting Thursday , November 1, 2018 through Tuesday, April 30, 2019 all five Waves locations will be open 7 days a week!!!

To make a reservation for a day when a location is normally closed, call the reservation office at 941-795-1600. Click here for more information!

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Thursday , November 1, 2018 through Tuesday, April 30, 2019 all five Waves locations will be open 7 days a week!!!

To make a reservation for a day when a location is normally closed, call the reservation office at 941-795-1600. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, or leave a detailed voice message when calling outside these hours.

 

Days to Call to make a reservation:

West Bradenton/Cortez & Englewood/Stump Pass: Monday

Boatyard at Stickney Point: Tuesday

Phillippi: Wednesday

Marker 4/Venice: Thursday

Upcoming Social Events November 2018 - January 2019

Tuesday Oct 23, 2018
The seasonal social events are out and we have some exciting events in store! Click here to see a list of social events for November 2018 through January 2019 or check out the event calendar under the members tab!

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THE NEWS WAVE

Waves Boat & Social Club Upcoming Social Events November 2018 – January 2019

November 2018

Friday, November 2nd: Sunset Dinner Cruise to Mar Vista Restaurant – Cortez Location 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family for a relaxing evening cruise to the Mar Vista Restaurant for dinner and then watching the sunset www.marvista.groupersandwich.com/

Sunday, November 4th: Venice to Stump Pass Adventure Cruise – Venice Location 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages. We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park, Don Pedro State Park and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.rumbaypalmisland.com

Wednesday, November 7th: Sunset Cruise – Phillippi Harbor Location 5:00 p.m. - After sunset, $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!

Sunday, November 11th: Picnic Cruise to Egmont Key – Cortez Location 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends, family, beverages and a picnic lunch. We will be cruising to Egmont Key State Park, where we can explore the island and see the old lighthouse. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Egmont-Key

Saturday, November 17th: Leonid Meteor Shower Cruise – Venice Location 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). The Leonid Meteor Shower occurs when the earth passes through debris left by the comet Temple-Tuttle. You can see about twenty meteors an hour when the meteor shower reaches its peak activity. We will cruise down into north Lemon Bay where there is very little surrounding light to dim the view. Bring your own beverages and snacks and dress according to weather.

Sunday, November 18th: Manatee River Cruise – Cortez Location 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, beverages, and snacks. We will be cruising up the Manatee River viewing various destinations and then stopping for lunch at Woody’s River Roo restaurant. www.woodysriverroo.com

Wednesday, November 21st: Sunset Cruise – Cortez Location 4:45 p.m. - After sunset, $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Longboat Key. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!

December 2018

Saturday, December 1st: Venice Boat Parade – Venice Location 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family for a relaxing evening watching the Venice Boat Parade! As usual you are welcome to bring your own beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the parade (Waves is not a participant in this event). This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!

Sunday, December 2nd: 14th Annual Member Appreciation Beach Picnic – Turtle Beach Pavilion 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., FREE. It's that time of year again "come one, come all" to Waves Boat and Social Club's 14th Annual Member Appreciation Beach Picnic! This is our signature event of the year just to thank our wonderful members! We welcome you to bring family, friends, & prospective members. The event will be held at the Turtle Beach Pavilion at Turtle Beach and will have music, games, potluck & prizes! You must RSVP with the reservation office before attending.

Wednesday, December 5th: Sunset Cruise – Phillippi Harbor Location 4:45 p.m. - After sunset, $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!

Friday, December 7th: Barrier Islands Adventure Cruise – Stump Pass Location 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $35/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages. We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park and Don Pedro State Park. Also, Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa State Park weather permitting and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Cayo-Costa www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.cabbagekey.com www.rumbaypalmisland.com

Friday, December 14th: Manatee River Cruise – Cortez Location 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, beverages and snacks. We will be cruising up the Manatee river viewing various destinations and then stopping for lunch at Woody’s River Roo restaurant. www.woodysriverroo.com

Wednesday, December 19th: Sunset Cruise – Phillippi Harbor Location 4:45 p.m. - After sunset, $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as Beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!

Friday, December 21st: Venice to Stump Pass Adventure Cruise – Venice Location 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages. We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park, Don Pedro State Park and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.rumbaypalmisland.com

Wednesday, December 26th: Sunset Dinner Cruise to Mar Vista Restaurant – Cortez Location 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to the Mar Vista Restaurant for dinner and then watching the sunset www.marvista.groupersandwich.com/

Friday, December 28th: Barrier Islands Adventure Cruise – Stump Pass Location 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $35/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages. We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park and Don Pedro State Park. Also, Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa State Park weather permitting and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Cayo-Costa www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.cabbagekey.com www.rumbaypalmisland.com

January 2019

Wednesday, January 2nd: Sunset Cruise – Phillippi Harbor Location 5:00 p.m. - After sunset, $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as Beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!

Friday, January 4th: Manatee River Cruise – Cortez Location 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, beverages, and snacks. We will be cruising up the Manatee river viewing various destinations and then stopping for lunch at Woody’s River Roo restaurant. www.woodysriverroo.com

Wednesday, January 9th: Dinner Cruise to Spanish Point Restaurant – Phillippi Location 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family for a relaxing evening cruise to the Spanish Point Restaurant for dinner. www.facebook.com/Spanish.Pointe.Restaurant.Pub

Friday, January 11th: Venice to Stump Pass Adventure Cruise – Venice Location 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages. We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park, Don Pedro State Park and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.rumbaypalmisland.com

Wednesday, January 16th: Sunset Cruise – Phillippi Harbor Location 5:00 p.m. - After sunset, $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as Beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!

Friday, January 18th: Barrier Islands Adventure Cruise – Stump Pass Location 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $35/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages. We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park and Don Pedro State Park. Also, Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa State Park weather permitting and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Cayo-Costa www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.cabbagekey.com www.rumbaypalmisland.com

Monday, January 21st: Full Moon Cruise – Cortez location 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening watching the full moon rise over Sarasota bay and downtown. Bring your own beverages and snacks, as always, dress for the weather.

Friday, January 25th: Manatee River Cruise – Cortez Location 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, beverages, and snacks. We will be cruising up the Manatee river viewing various destinations and then stopping for lunch at Woody’s River Roo restaurant. www.woodysriverroo.com
 
Wednesday, January 30th: Dinner Cruise to Rum Bay Restaurant – Stump Pass Location 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to Boca Grande and then to the Rum Bay Restaurant for dinner. www.rumbaypalmisland.com

Interested in Paddleboard tours, rentals or Paddleboard Yoga?

• Call Coastal Paddleboards to get more information on tours, rentals and yoga classes! Mention you are a member us and save $20 or more on your next visit with them. (call Dan & Rochelle at (772) 341-8898 for more information)

Interested in Fishing?

• Call Captain Casey Maloney for information on his inshore fishing clinics. He would love to take you out! Call (941) 928-0434

• The Miss Venice is an extravagant offshore fishing charter with plenty of seating (18 people max) handicap access and a full-size bathroom! Join Capt. Joe for a few hours of fun fishing at an exclusive member only price you can’t beat. (941) 812-0588 • Captain Morgan’s Charters provides the charter and fishing you desire with a more personal experience. They provide half day trips, full day trips, sunset trips, trolling, bottom fishing, offshore and inshore! Call to book your adventure today and save with exclusive member pricing! (941) 773-5882

• Drag-on Charters guarantees you fish with each trip plus exceptional service and experience in local waters for over 15 years. They provide 4-hour, 6-hour and 8-hour offshore and/or inshore excursions. Get your fish on with Drag-on today, mention you’re a member with us to save and receive exclusive member pricing! (941) 284-6274

Want to host a Private Event?

• Captain Doug does private excursions too! Give us a call at the office and we will set you up for a morning, all day, afternoon, or evening cruise with Captain Doug only $25 per boat per hour plus gas! Contact (941) 795-1600 or Email doug@wavesboatclub.com to sign up!

*** Waves Boat & Social Club, LLC is not responsible or liable for any social events including but not limited to 3rd party Fishing charters, baseball games, restaurants, etc. Member & guests understand there is an inherent risk in boating and attending events and agrees to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD Waves Boat & Social Club, LLC HARMLESS from all claims, judgments and costs including attorney's fees, incurred in connection with any action brought as a result of voluntary participation in these activities. ***

Red Tide Update

Monday Oct 15, 2018
Good news for local boaters as the red tide bloom slowly disappears due to hurricane and cooler weather!

New Fishing Charter Partnered with Waves Boat Club!

Friday Oct 12, 2018
Waves Boat & Social Club is pleased to announce that we have partnered with yet another Fishing Charter in Sarasota Florida! Drag-on Charters will help you get your inshore or offshore "Fish on with Drag-on!" Click here for more info!

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Waves Boat & Social Club is pleased to announce that we have partnered with another Fishing Charter in Sarasota Florida! Come along with Capt. Eric Paquin for a fun and adventurous time catching big game fish. Whether its inshore for Snook and Reds or offshore for Grouper and Snapper, he can assure you a safe and effective day on the water! Drag-on Charters has been fishing the waters in the Sarasota area over 15 years, leaving hundreds of very satisfied customers raving about their personal experiences with Drag-on Charters.
 
Call today to book a fishing charter now for an upcoming birthday, anniversary or any occasion at a special WAVES Rate!
 
Call Capt. Eric at:
(941) 284-6274

September - October 2018 Upcoming Social Events

Saturday Oct 6, 2018
Click here to view the upcoming social events for September - October 2018!

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Waves Boat & Social Club Upcoming Social Events September – October 2018


September

Sunday, September 9th: Picnic Cruise to Egmont Key – Cortez location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends, family, beverages and a picnic lunch. We will be cruising to Egmont Key State Park, where we can explore the island and see the old lighthouse. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Egmont-Key

Sunday, September 16th: Manatee River Cruise – Cortez location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, beverages, and snacks. We will be cruising up the Manatee river viewing various destinations and then stopping for lunch at Woody’s River Roo restaurant. www.woodysriverroo.com

Wednesday, September 19th: Sunset Cruise – Phillippi Harbor Location 6:30 p.m. – After sunset, $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as Beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!

Sunday, September 23rd: Picnic Cruise to Egmont Key – Cortez location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends, family, beverages and a picnic lunch. We will be cruising to Egmont Key State Park, where we can explore the island and see the old lighthouse. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Egmont-Key

Monday September 24th: Full Moon Cruise – Cortez location 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening watching the full moon rise over Sarasota bay and downtown. Bring your own beverages and snacks. As always, dress for the weather.

Friday, September 28th: Sunset Dinner Cruise to Mar Vista Restaurant – Cortez location 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to the Mar Vista Restaurant for dinner and then watching the sunset www.marvista.groupersandwich.com/

Sunday, September 30th: Barrier Islands Adventure Cruise – Stump Pass location 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., $35/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages. We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park and Don Pedro State Park. Also, Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa State Park weather permitting and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Cayo-Costa www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass
www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.cabbagekey.com www.rumbaypalmisland.com

October

Wednesday, October 3rd: Sunset Cruise – Phillippi Harbor Location 6:30 p.m. – After sunset, $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!

Sunday, October 7th: Venice to Stump Pass Adventure Cruise – Venice location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages. We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park, Don Pedro State Park and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.rumbaypalmisland.com

Friday, October 12th: Dinner Cruise to Spanish Pointe Restaurant – Phillippi location 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to the Spanish Pointe Restaurant for dinner. www.facebook.com/Spanish.Pointe.Restaurant.Pub

Sunday, October 14th: Manatee River Cruise – Cortez location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, beverages, and snacks. We will be cruising up the Manatee river viewing various destinations and then stopping for lunch at Woody’s River Roo restaurant. www.woodysriverroo.com

Friday, October 19th: Dinner Cruise to Rum Bay Restaurant – Stump Pass location 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to Boca Grande and then to the Rum Bay Restaurant for dinner. www.rumbaypalmisland.com

Sunday, October 21st: Picnic Cruise to Egmont Key – Cortez location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends, family, beverages and a picnic lunch. We will be cruising to Egmont Key State Park, where we can explore the island and see the old lighthouse. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Egmont-Key
 
Wednesday, October 24th: Venice Full Moon Cruise – Venice location 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening watching the full moon rise over north Lemon bay. Bring your own beverages and snacks. As always, dress for the weather.

Sunday, October 28th: Barrier Islands Adventure Cruise – Stump Pass location 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., $35/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages. We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park and Don Pedro State Park. Also, Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa State Park weather permitting and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Cayo-Costa www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.cabbagekey.com www.rumbaypalmisland.com

Interested in Paddleboard tours, rentals or Paddleboard Yoga?

• Call Coastal Paddleboards to get more information on tours, rentals and yoga classes! Mention you are a member us and save $20 or more on your next visit with them. (call Dan & Rochelle at 772-341-8898 for more information)

Interested in Fishing?

• Call Captain Casey Maloney for information on his inshore fishing clinics. He would love to take you out! Call (941) 928-0434

• The Miss Venice is an extravagant offshore fishing charter with plenty of seating (18 people max) , handicap access and a full size bathroom! Join Capt. Joe for a few hours of fun fishing at a price you can’t beat. (941) 812-0588

• Captain Morgan’s Charters provides the charter and fishing you desire with a more personal experience. They provide half day trips, full day trips, sunset trips, trolling, bottom fishing, offshore and inshore! Call to book your adventure today! (941) 773-5882

• Drag-on Charters guarantees you fish with each trip plus exceptional service and experience in local waters for over 15 years. They provide 4-hour, 6-hour and 8-hour offshore and/or inshore excursions. Get your fish on with Drag-on today! (941) 284-6274 

Want to host a Private Event?

• Captain Doug does private excursions too! Give us a call at the office and we will set you up for a morning, all day, afternoon, or evening cruise with Captain Doug only $25 per boat per hour plus gas! Contact (941) 795-1600 or Email doug@wavesboatclub.com to sign up!

*** Waves Boat & Social Club, LLC is not responsible or liable for any social events including but not limited to 3rd party Fishing charters, baseball games, restaurants, etc. Member & guests understand there is an inherent risk in boating and attending events and agrees to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD Waves Boat & Social Club, LLC HARMLESS from all claims, judgments and costs including attorney's fees, incurred in connection with any action brought as a result of voluntary participation in these activities. ***

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Red Tide Update

Monday Oct 1, 2018
Red tide is mild at the moment in Charlotte County as well as most of Sarasota & Bradenton with a few spots of high debris in some areas. Keep updated with the red tide report in our Blog tab on the Waves Boat & Social Club home page.

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Red Tide Status Map (September 28, 2018)
Statewide Red Tide Counts September 20 through 27, 2018

Red Tide Update

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018
A shift in wind is bringing the Red Tide back into the intra-coastal once again, but our clean up crews are on the move! Stay posted to our updates at the Waves Boat & Social Club Blog Page.

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https://www.wavesboatclub.com/blog

Brand New Boat at Phillippi Harbor Club!

Wednesday Sep 5, 2018
Help us welcome #62 SIESTA FIESTA to our Waves Boat & Social Club fleet. This Hurricane deck boat is 23.5' with a new 150' 4X Yamaha . She is water sports approved and holds up to 10 people! Give her a try today!

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#62 Siesta Fiesta at Phillippi Harbor Club:

Red Tide Update!

Tuesday Sep 4, 2018
Happy to inform that the red tide is clearing out and the weather temps are dropping as well! Check out the Blog tab to learn more!

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https://www.wavesboatclub.com/blog

Health and Safety Info. for Red Tide Bloom

Wednesday Aug 1, 2018
This years Red Tide bloom is the worst we have seen in a very long time. Whether you are new to the Tampa Bay area or have been here all your life, everyone has questions about whats safe during these types of occurrences. Click here to read up on red tide and safety. For more information on red tide visit the Waves Boat & Social Club Blog page: https://www.wavesboatclub.com/blog

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Health and Safety
Will I experience respiratory irritation during a Florida red tide?

Some people experience respiratory irritation (coughing, sneezing, tearing and an itchy throat) when the Florida red tide organism, K. brevis, is present and winds blow onshore. Offshore winds usually keep respiratory effects experienced by those on the shore to a minimum. The Florida Department of Health advises people with severe or chronic respiratory conditions, such as emphysema or asthma, to avoid red tide areas.

Is it safe to swim during a Florida red tide?
Swimming is safe for most people. However, the Florida red tide can cause some people to suffer skin irritation and burning eyes. People with respiratory illness may also experience respiratory irritation in the water. Use common sense. If you are particularly susceptible to irritation from plant products, avoid an area with a red tide bloom. If you experience irritation, get out of the water and thoroughly wash off. Do not swim among dead fish because they can be associated with harmful bacteria.

Is it OK to eat shellfish at a restaurant or purchase shellfish from a seafood market during a red tide?
Store-bought and restaurant-served shellfish are safe to eat during a bloom because the shellfish are monitored by the government for safety. Commercially available shellfish are often not locally harvested and, if harvested locally, are tested for red tide toxins before they are sold.

Is it OK to eat recreationally harvested shellfish during a red tide?
Recreational harvesting of bivalve molluscs such as hard clams, oysters and mussels from conditionally approved or approved shellfish harvesting areas is banned during red tide closures; these organisms may not legally be harvested and, therefore, should not be eaten during any closure of a shellfish harvesting area. To determine whether or not harvesting of shellfish is permitted in an area, visit the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture websiteExternal Website. Edible parts of other animals commonly referred to as shellfish (crabs, shrimp and lobsters) are not affected by the red tide organism and can be eaten. Do not eat the tomalley (green stuff, hepatopancreas). During scallop season, locally harvested scallops from open scallop harvesting areas are also safe to eat as long as you eat only the muscle of the scallop and not the whole animal.

In addition, illegally harvested and unregulated shellfish are particularly dangerous and should never be consumed. For example, coquina clams and molluscan predators, such as whelks that feed on toxic bivalves, readily accumulate toxins in their tissues. An illegal harvest is a dangerous harvest.

Is it OK to eat local finfish during a red tide?
Yes, it is safe to eat local finfish as long as the fish are filleted before eaten. Although toxins may accumulate in the guts of fish, these areas are disposed of when the fish are filleted. However, it is never a good idea to eat dead or distressed animals, especially in a red tide area, because the reason for the animal's strange behavior or death cannot be absolutely known.

Does cooking or freezing destroy the Florida red tide toxin?
No, cooking or freezing does not destroy the red tide toxin. Furthermore, the toxin cannot be seen or tasted.

How can the Florida red tide affect my pets?
Just like people, pets may be affected by the Florida red tide. If you live close to the beach, consider bringing outdoor pets inside during a bloom to prevent respiratory irritation. If you are at the beach with your pets, do not allow them to play with dead fish or foam that may accumulate on the beach during or after a red tide. If your pet eats dead fish, it may get sick. If your pet swims in the red tide, wash it as soon as possible. Most dogs lick themselves after swimming and will consume any toxins on their fur.

Where can I get more health and safety information on harmful algae?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention External Website
Florida Department of HealthExternal Website
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesExternal Website


Download these factsheets to learn more about different algae species.
Karenia brevis factsheet (Adobe PDF 490 KB)
Pseudo-nitzschia factsheet (Adobe PDF 563 KB)
Pyrodinium bahamense factsheet (Adobe PDF 496 KB)

Be Safe, Check Weather Conditions & Tides Before You Boat!

Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
Hey Boaters,

Always Remember Safety 1st Fun 2nd! Make sure to check the weather conditions and tides before your excursions this summer. Thunderstorms and lightening are recurring this time of year. Click here for more!

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www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/weather/7-day-forecast

www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/weather/radar

www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/weather/marine

Social Events July-August 2018

Sunday Jul 1, 2018
Check out these events!

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Waves Boat & Social Club Upcoming Social Events

July – August 2018

 
July Friday, July 6th: Dinner Cruise to Spanish Point Restaurant. Phillippi location 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to the Spanish Point Restaurant for dinner. www.facebook.com/Spanish.Pointe.Restaurant.Pub
 
Sunday, July 8th: Venice to Stump Pass Adventure Cruise. - Venice location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages.  We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park, Don Pedro State Park and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.rumbaypalmisland.com
 
Wednesday, July 11th: Sunset Cruise–Phillippi Harbor Location. 7:15 p.m. – After sunset (8:28 p.m.), $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as Beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!
 
Sunday, July 15th: Barrier Islands Adventure Cruise – Stump Pass location 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., $35/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages.  We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park, Don Pedro State Park.  Also, Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa State Park weather permitting and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Cayo-Costa www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.cabbagekey.com www.rumbaypalmisland.com
 
Friday, July 20th: Sunset Dinner Cruise to Mar Vista Restaurant. Cortez location 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to the Mar Vista Restaurant for dinner and then watching the sunset www.marvista.groupersandwich.com/
 
Sunday, July 22nd: Manatee River Cruise – Cortez location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax).  Bring your friends & family, beverages, and snacks. We will be cruising up the Manatee river viewing various destinations and then stopping for lunch at Woodys River Roo restaurant.   www.woodysriverroo.com
 
Wednesday, July 25th: Sunset Cruise–Phillippi Harbor Location. 7:00 p.m. – After sunset (8:18 p.m.), $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as Beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!
 
Sunday, July 29th:  Picnic Cruise to Egmont Key – Cortez location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends, family, beverages and a picnic lunch.  We will be cruising to Egmont Key State Park, where we can explore the island and see the old lighthouse. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Egmont-Key
 
August
 
Friday, August 3rd: Dinner Cruise to Rum Bay Restaurant. Stump Pass location 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to Boca Grande and then to the Rum Bay Restaurant for dinner. www.rumbaypalmisland.com
 
Sunday, August 5th: Picnic Cruise to Egmont Key – Cortez location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends, family, beverages and a picnic lunch.  We will be cruising to Egmont Key State Park, where we can explore the island and see the old lighthouse. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Egmont-Key
 
Wednesday, August 8th: Sunset Cruise–Phillippi Harbor Location. 6:45 p.m. – After sunset (8:03 p.m.), $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as Beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!
 
Sunday, August 12th: Barrier Islands Adventure Cruise – Stump Pass location 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., $35/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages.  We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park, Don Pedro State Park.  Also, Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa State Park weather permitting and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Cayo-Costa www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.cabbagekey.com www.rumbaypalmisland.com
 
Friday, August 17th: Dinner Cruise to Spanish Point Restaurant. Phillippi location 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to the Spanish Point Restaurant for dinner. www.facebook.com/Spanish.Pointe.Restaurant.Pub
 
Sunday, August 19th: Manatee River Cruise – Cortez location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax).  Bring your friends & family, beverages, and snacks. We will be cruising up the Manatee river viewing various destinations and then stopping for lunch at Woodys River Roo restaurant.   www.woodysriverroo.com
 
Wednesday, August 22nd: Sunset Cruise–Phillippi Harbor Location. 6:30 p.m. – After sunset (7:43 p.m.), $20/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, as well as Beverages and snacks. We will be providing captains and watching the sunset at Big Pass. This is a very relaxing, fun event and a great way to meet some fellow members!
 
Sunday, August 26th: Venice to Stump Pass Adventure Cruise. - Venice location 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends and family, snacks and beverages.  We will be cruising to Stump Pass Beach State Park, Don Pedro State Park and then stopping at Rum Bay Restaurant for lunch. www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stump-Pass www.floridastateparks.org/park/Don-Pedro-Island www.rumbaypalmisland.com
 
Friday, August 31st: Sunset Dinner Cruise to Mar Vista Restaurant. Cortez location 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 $25/per person (plus tax). Bring your friends & family, for a relaxing evening cruise to the Mar Vista Restaurant for dinner and then watching the sunset www.marvista.groupersandwich.com/
 
 
Interested in Paddleboard tours, rentals or Paddleboard Yoga?

• Call Coastal Paddleboards to get more information on tours, rentals and yoga classes! Mention you are a member us and save $20 or more on your next visit with them. (call Dan & Rochelle at 772-341-8898 for more information)  

Interested in Fishing?

• Call Captain Casey Maloney for information on his inshore fishing clinics. He would love to take you out! Call (941) 928-0434

• The Miss Venice is an extravagant offshore fishing charter with plenty of seating (18 people max) , handicap access and a full size bathroom! Join Capt. Joe for a few hours of fun fishing at a price you can’t beat. (941) 812-0588

• Captain Morgans Charters provides the charter and fishing you desire with a more personal experience .They provide half day trips, full day trips, sunset trips, trolling, bottom fishing, offshore and inshore! Call to book your adventure today! (941) 773-5882 

 
Want to Host Your Own Event?

• Captain Doug does privet excursions too! Give us a call at the office and we will set you up for a privet morning, all day, afternoon, or evening cruise with Captain Doug only $25 per boat per hour plus gas! (941) 795-1600
 
 
 
 
 
 
*** Waves Boat & Social Club, LLC is not responsible or liable for any social events including but not limited to 3rd party Fishing charters, baseball games, restaurants, etc.. Member & guests understand there is an inherent risk in boating and attending events and agrees to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD Waves Boat & Social Club, LLC HARMLESS from all claims, judgments and costs including attorney's fees, incurred in connection with any action brought as a result of voluntary participation in these activities

Summer Maintenance schedule

Tuesday May 1, 2018
We have shifted back into our summer maintenance schedule please click here to check out the new hours for our locations until November 1, 2018

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Due to our off season the following locations will be closed for maintenance on the days listed bellow:

Monday: Stump Pass Marina

Tuesday: Stickney Point (The Boatyard)

Wednesday: Phillippi Harbor

Thursday: Venice (Fishermans Warf Marina)

*Note: The Cortez location (The Seafood Shack Marina) will have half of the fleet open on Mondays until November 1, 2018. Please call (941) 795-1600 to schedule reservations for mondays in Bradenton.

Thank you, Your friends at Waves Boat & Social Club

PRIVATE CHARTERS!?!?

Sunday Apr 1, 2018
Private Charters

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Did you know you can set up your very own social event? As a member of Waves Boat and Social Club you have the opportunity to reserve your very own charter with Captain Doug! Charters can depart from 4 of our 5 locations: Stump Pass, Venice Marker 4, Phillippi Harbor Club, and Cortez Seafood Shack Marina of Bradenton. Private Charters are good for bachelor or bachelorette parties, family get togethers, a romantic dinner on the water, or just to take out some co-workers, you call us and let us know!

Set up your Private charter Today! Just call Lu, Gwen, or Sarah at:

(941)795-1600

Have a Great Boating Day!

Want to Learn How to Fish?

Monday Jan 1, 2018
Come along with Captain Casey, one of our very own WAVES Dockmasters, for an inshore fishing clinic! Click here for more Details.

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Like fishing, but don't know any of the good spots or tricks? Come along with Captain Casey Maloney for an inshore fishing clinic.
Capt. Casey is a proud USCG approved captain who was born and raised right here in Sarasota, Florida.  Captain Casey has been on the water since before he can remember and is a fantastic, fun, and knowledgeable  dock master (Sarasota locations) here at WAVES. 
"Exploring these clear blue waters have always been a way of life for me"
-Captain Casey Maloney.
 
Maloney has a passion for sharing the beauty of Sarasota Bay with others and enjoys the exciting & helpful excursions he has to offer, so come with him on an unforgettable trip into paradise.
 
The clinics will be focused on proper equipment, correct rigging of your pole, different baits and techniques for catching a variety of saltwater species.
Book one of the terrific fishing boats Waves has to offer, and contact me for availability. (Stickney Point or Phillippi Creek are the preferred locations). 

Please set an early departure time (8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.). Bring along any saltwater fishing gear you have plus 4 dozen live shrimp from a local bait shop. If you don't have gear, Captain Casey will provide everything you will need for the day. The day will be spent fishing at some great spots and learning how to consistently catch more fish. I'm looking forward to seeing you out on the water.

Cost + expenses: (Inshore Fishing Clinics)
  • $250 (4 hours) per trip not per person*
  • $50 per additional hour
  • Fuel consumed
  • 4 dozen live shrimp
  • 15-20% Tips are customary 
Items you should bring:
  • Fishing gear and tackle (if you have any)
  • Sunscreen, Hats, Sunglasses
  • Drinks, food, snacks 
  • 4 dozen live shrimp
Items the Captain will provide:
  • Fishing licenses for the day (up to 4 people)
  • Fishing gear and tackle
  • Cast nets, bait nets, and landing nets
  • Cooler, ice, and waters
A great perk of being a Waves Member is you have access to a lot of fantastic boats. Carissa (Waves owner/ president), has given Captain Casey the opportunity to be your captain on exciting excursions and helpful fishing clinics. To take advantage of having your own private captain, contact me today. (Capt.CaseyM@gmail.com)
 
EXCLUSIVELY for Waves Members:
 
Check out Captain Casey Maloney on Instagram or Facebook to see what's biting: www.instagram.com/capt.caseym , www.facebook.com/casey.maloney.790

Rep. Your Favorite Boat Club, WAVES Shirts Available!

Wednesday May 17, 2017
Order your long sleeved dry fit shirt today! Call (941) 923-1616 for more information.