Your Guide to Boating in Clearwater FL

Boating is a natural part of the lifestyle in Clearwater Beach, Florida – especially if you live in a waterfront property or in a community that loves boat life as much as you do. Life on the water and fun in the sun offer the opportunity to make memories, experience adventure, and live to the fullest. But there’s more to boating than fun and games. You’ve also got to think about safety, maintenance, repairs, and housing your boat when not in use. Here are some things to know about boating in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Boating Laws and Safety

Clearwater Sail and Power Squadron is the perfect place to get your feet wet as a responsible boat owner. The organization offers classroom courses and on the water training for boat safety skills. Learn about the different kinds of boats and their uses, national and local boating laws, required and recommended safety equipment, navigation, weather conditions, and more. From novice to expert, knowledge is power at Clearwater Sail and Power Squadron, located at 1000 Cleveland Street in Clearwater, Florida.

Clearwater Community Sailing Center also offers a variety of classes pertaining to watercraft safety. The 501-C (3) non-profit organization strives to provide safe and affordable sailing opportunities for all members of the community, including youth and people with disabilities, and visitors. Clearwater Community Sailing Center is located at 1001 Gulf Blvd. in Clearwater, Florida 33737 and can be reached by phone at 727-517-7776.

Clearwater Beach Marinas

There are two marinas in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Each has a variety of amenities, but both have fuel and waste oil dump tanks as well as boat slips.

Clearwater Beach Marina is located at 25 Causeway Boulevard in Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 and can be reached by phone at 727-462-6954.

Clearwater Harbor Marina is located at 210 Drew Street in Clearwater Beach, Florida 33755 and can be reached by phone at 727-562-4981.

Fuel for Your Boat

Each of the two marinas in Clearwater Beach offer fuel services, but there are other options to gas up your water ride.

Mobile Boat Fuel brings the fuel to you – at home, on the dock, at the marina, or wherever you need, and they’re open six days a week.  For more information, call 941-718-3780.

Jet Age Fuel also offers on-site fuelling services. Save a trip to the marina, and safe a few bucks on the cost of filling up by having the fuel delivered to you. For more information, call 727-441-1706.

Boat Maintenance and Repairs

Part of owning a boat is standard maintenance, and some is the responsibility and investment of repairs. Here are a few places in Clearwater Beach, Florida where you can have work done on your boat.

Gulf Marine of Clearwater is located at 405 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater, Florida 33755 and can be reached by phone at 727-442-5175.

Quality Boats Service Center is located at 235 Windward Passage in Clearwater, Florida 33767 and can be reached by phone at 727-443-2514.

L&M Dockside Service is located at 110 Commerce Drive North in Largo, Florida 33770 and can be reached by phone at 727-501-1727. Although located in Largo, L&M Dockside service offers boat repairs and maintenance in Largo, Clearwater, Belleair, Indian Rocks, Madeira, St. Petersburg, and Pinellas Beach.

G.T. Marine is located at 16117 US-19 in Clearwater, Florida 33764 and can be reached by phone at 727-270-7262.

Service One Marine Mobile Service is located at 1597 N. Hercules Avenue in Clearwater, Florida 33765 and can be reached by phone at 727-446-8296.

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Boat Cleaning Services

Cleaning the boat after use could possibly be one of the biggest downsides to boat ownership. But the good news is, there are businesses that can take care of that dirty work for you.

Executive Asset Management Detailing offers high-quality professional detailing services for auto, marine, home, and commercial locations. For more information, call 727-470-7171.

Elite Boat Detailing can help you maintain your boat’s value and appearance in Clearwater Beach. For more information, call 727-945-2056.

Buff Masters Boat Detailing offers services on an array of watercraft big and small, and also offers maintenance and repairs. For more information, call 727-315-2108.

Detail Daddy Mobile Detailing in Clearwater, Florida can help you protect your investment so you can spend more time on the water. For more information, call 727-831-2065.

Blue Water Boat Repair provides boat and hull detailing, cleaning, waxing, and polishing in Clearwater Beach. For more information, call 727-992-2781.

Boat Supplies

West Marine Clearwater is located at 1721 Gulf to Bay Blvd. in Clearwater, Florida 33755 and can be reached by phone at 727-447-5320. West Marine Clearwater offers boating related gear and products for water recreation.

Accon Marine Inc. is located at 13665 Automobile Blvd. in Clearwater, Florida 33762 and can be reached by phone at 727-572-9202. Accon Marine, Inc. prides itself on providing hardware and accessories such as tie downs, ski tows, pop up lights, lifting hardware, and more for your boat.

Don’s Marine Surplus and Salvage is located at 5601 126th Avenue North in Clearwater, Florida, and can be reached by phone at 727-576-8577. Find your treasure in the form of rope, anchors, engine parts, seating, electrical, plumbing, and more.

Right Choice Marine is located at 198 Seminole Street in Clearwater, Florida, and can be reached by phone at 727-474-6735. The new store features boat parts and accessories as well as boat and jet ski service and detailing.


Owning a boat is a luxury not everyone in life is afforded.  But it’s not all fun and games, either. You’ve got to be responsible and aware of boating laws and safety, know where to fuel up and park your boat, where to find the appropriate maintenance and repairs, how to outsource the cleaning of your water vessel, and supply shops where you can get what you need to keep your craft smoothing sailing in Clearwater, Florida. But there are also a handful of boating, yacht, and sailing clubs with membership options and communities that share your love of boats and can help you find the right resources to keep your investment in ship-shape form.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Cyndee & Jack Haydon a call today at 727-710-8036 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.

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