Florida Base Information

Base Location & Hours


Yacht Location at the Vinoy Marina
501 5th Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Office Address/Hours
200 Beach Dr NE Suite # 4
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(above Bella Brava restaurant)
9:00am – 5:00 pm

Base Contacts


Customer Service
Phone: 727-894-7245
Toll Free: 866-894-7245
Email: florida@waypoints.com

Reservations/Sales
Phone: 727-260-1407 or 727-894-7245
Email: florida@waypoints.com

About this Base


Waypoints Florida is proud to welcome our charter guests at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort’s full service marina. Located at the bayfront of Downtown St. Petersburg, the award-winning hotel adjoins Vinoy Park and Beach Drive overlooking the Vinoy Yacht Basin in Tampa Bay. The Mediterranean Revival-style hotel has attracted celebrities, presidents, and snow-birds alike and has remained a staple in the “Burgs” community since its construction in 1925. Our charter guests are welcome to take advantage of the Vinoy’s amenities with the resort access pass providing access to pools, locker and dressing rooms, restaurants and bars, spa services, and all hotel property and services.

Embarkation Time


Boarding time is 9 a.m. on the first day of a “morning start” charter. If you are doing a sleep aboard, boarding time and afternoon briefing is 3 p.m.

Yacht Briefing


Your on-board briefing captain will take care of any final paperwork or answer questions prior to your charter. The technical briefing should last about 45 minutes but can go as long as 90 minutes depending on the size of the boat.

Stop Overs


You are welcome to return to the Vinoy Marina for the night if you are on a multi-day charter. Please let your briefing captain know if you plan to return.

Disembarkation Time


Your yacht is due back at the Vinoy Marina before 5 p.m. on your return date. The base crew will then get you secured in a slip and you will have ample time to pack up your gear.

Base Emergency Contacts


Phone: 727-894-7245
Sea Tow: 800-4SEATOW or 800-473-2869

Public Parking Lots


350 3rd St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
117 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Airport Information


Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Airport Phone: +1 813-870-8700
Vinoy Marina direction: 19.5 miles SW
Transportation: Sedan service; fee: $75 USD (one way); on request
Estimated taxi fare: $60 USD (one way)
Visit TPA airport website

Driving directions
Take I-275 South to St. Petersburg, take exit 23A (I-375), stay left, follow 4th Ave North to Beach Dr, turn left, resort is one block on right.


St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

Airport Phone: +1 727-453-7800
Vinoy Marina direction: 12 miles SW
Transportation: Sedan service; fee: 65 USD (one way) ;reservation required
Estimated taxi fare: $45 USD (one way)
Visit PIE airport website

Driving directions
Take 686 East to I-275 South. Take I-275 South to St. Petersburg, take exit 23A (I-375), stay left, follow 4th Ave North to Beach Dr, turn left, resort is one block on right.


Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Airport Phone: +1 941-359-2770
Vinoy Marina Hotel direction: 35 miles N
Estimated taxi fare: $90 USD (one way)
Visit SRQ airport website

Driving directions
Take US-41 N to I-275 N in Terra Ceia, 28 min (16.3 mi), Follow I-275 N to 4th Ave N in St. Petersburg, 17 min (17.9 mi), Continue on 4th Ave N. Drive to 5th Ave NE, 3 min (0.8 mi) and The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, 501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Weather Forecasting


We recommend Weather Underground or Windfinder for weather forecasts. Please be sure to check tidal charts.

Respectfully, we cannot forecast nor guarantee the weather for you. Please keep a vigilant watch on weather prior to, and during your charter. Waypoints Florida [DS4] will be happy to assist charter guests but will not take any responsibility for weather conditions. All of our boats have bimini tops, dodgers, and protected spaces that make a charter enjoyable regardless of rain!

Provisioning


The Vinoy Hotel across the street from the marina has three restaurants that can prepare a wide variety of meals and appetizers. A block away on Beach Dr. There are many choices in restaurants serving seafood, steak, Italian, French and tapas.

Grocery Store


There is a grocery store  and drug store located a few blocks away at the corner of 2nd Ave S and 3rd St N. If you need a specific store or product, ask your friendly Waypoints Florida crew for directions.

Showers and Toilets


The toilets are located at the marina entrance. With an optional Vinoy Pass, you can access many hotel amenities including showers, fitness room and pool.

Trash and Dumpsters


We ask that you collect your trash upon the completion of your charter. We have trash receptacles on site for your convenience. Please separate trash from recycling.

Empty Holding Tanks and Refuel


We offer an Express Check-in at the end of your charter where we fill up your fuel tank and pump out the holding tanks for you. This will be included as an option for your charter. Alternatively, you may refuel the vessel and pump out the holding tanks just north of our facility at St. Pete Municipal Marina.

Doctors and Hospital Facility


St. Anthony’s Hospital and ER is located blocks away.

1200 7th Ave N 
St. Petersburg, FL
+1 (727) 825-1100