Southwest Florida has great cruising grounds. There are a myriad of ports of call within a day's sail from Venice. It is a great jumping off point to go either North or South. Because most of our fleet is moored near the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), there is easy access to the Gulf or protected passage via the ICW. What better place is there for cruising!
We have experienced cruisers who ply the waters on the Southwest Coast of Florida, venture up the East Coast to Maine and beyond, and cruise the Bahamas and Virgin Islands These folks have become very experienced and provide a wealth of knowledge to our members and other cruisers.
We typically schedule about seven cruises annually to ports of call on the Southwest Coast which last 2 - 10+ days. Sometimes our destinations are jumping off points to longer cruises for those that are planning on staying out longer. There are some nice islands and marinas where we enjoy the outdoors and camaraderie of our fellow sailors.
Cruising Activities for 2021-2022!
The cruises we have planned so far for this season are as follows:
February 25-28, 2021 - Cruise to Pelican Bay and Cayo Costa - Cruise Master Peter Tack
April 6-10, 2021 - Cruise to Pelican Bay, Burnt Store Marina, Useppa Island - Cruise Master Bob Foster
May 15-16, 2021 - Cruise TBD - Cruise Master Thor Erickson
If you would like more information, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
VSS Cruising Miles Program
Venice Sailing Squadron annually awards burgees to its members in recognition of their cumulative miles cruised. Click here for a description of the program.
List of Preferred Marinas, Yacht Clubs, and Anchorages - North to South