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Old 11-21-2019, 09:22 PM   #1
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Tarpon Springs cruise / get together

I'm planning on heading up to Tarpon Springs in January for a couple of days of sightseeing and restaurant sampling. Had talked to a couple of TF friends who had expressed an interest and thought I would open it up to anyone who wanted to come.

No dates have been set, really more in the planning stage. Basically its a 1 to 3 day trip up from Fort Myers. Area is known for it's past sponge diving history and lots of good restaurants. If you like Greek food, you will want to visit Tarpon Springs.

Anyone interested?

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Old 11-25-2019, 09:25 AM   #2
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We are wintering at Longboat Key and have Tarpon Springs on our list of cruising destinations. So keep us posted, if dates work out for us we would definitely be interested.
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Old 11-25-2019, 09:48 AM   #3
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Will do.

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Old 11-25-2019, 05:32 PM   #4
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Tarpon Springs is my home town and my typical boating activity ranges from St. Pete to Tarpon. My wife and I could meet up on a weekend.
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Tarpon Springs is a fun place to visit. Lots of good restaurants along the water and shops that you can spend money in. Check dockage depth as some are quite shallow. Haven’t been there in years but it would be a fun trip.
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:36 PM   #6
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Tarpon Springs is my home town and my typical boating activity ranges from St. Pete to Tarpon. My wife and I could meet up on a weekend.
I look forward to it. Have wanted to see your boat for a while.

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Old 11-25-2019, 07:40 PM   #7
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Tarpon Springs is a fun place to visit. Lots of good restaurants along the water and shops that you can spend money in. Check dockage depth as some are quite shallow. Haven’t been there in years but it would be a fun trip.
Was there in 2017. The skinny water limited my choice of marinas.

Does it take you 2 days to get there from Miami?

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Ted probably 3 or four, I’d probably do it in five to relax.

Hint to Vashon Trawler, to not getting embarrassed don’t dock next to Ted, Slow Hand always looks like it just came off the assembly line after being treated to spit and polish.
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I live 10 minutes north of Tarpon Springs and would love to meet up for lunch or whatever. Can be any day as I am retired.
I also can offer a ride if you need some supplies or groceries or whatever.
Where will you stay? I think they recently re-worked the marina that is near the alt 19 bridge at the sponge docks. I think it's the city marina.
I'll PM my cell number.
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Old 11-27-2019, 04:32 PM   #10
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I live 10 minutes north of Tarpon Springs and would love to meet up for lunch or whatever. Can be any day as I am retired.
I also can offer a ride if you need some supplies or groceries or whatever.
Where will you stay? I think they recently re-worked the marina that is near the alt 19 bridge at the sponge docks. I think it's the city marina.
I'll PM my cell number.
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Hi Jay,
I think I stayed at Port Tarpon marina last time, would like to stay closer to the sponge docke area if possible. Will give the city marina a call after Turkey day and see what their situation is. Appreciate the offers for assistance.

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Old 11-27-2019, 05:19 PM   #11
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I live about two hours south in Punta Gorda but would love to drive up and join you guys for a Greek lunch. Let me know where and when. I also will PM my cell phone number.


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David. PM it to Ted but wait a few days, his phone probably doesn’t work where he is this weekend in the Frozen Northeast.
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I live about two hours south in Punta Gorda but would love to drive up and join you guys for a Greek lunch. Let me know where and when. I also will PM my cell phone number.


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Will do, hopefully come up with dates in the next couple of weeks.

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Hint to Vashon Trawler, to not getting embarrassed don’t dock next to Ted, Slow Hand always looks like it just came off the assembly line after being treated to spit and polish.
Fish is right. One early fall morning, I happened to be fishing on the eastern shores of Lake Okeechobee when I caught this blinding flash coming from the west side of the lake. Turns out that it was Ted coming through on his way back to Maryland and the faux sunrise was just the reflection off his paint job.
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Hi Jay,
I think I stayed at Port Tarpon marina last time, would like to stay closer to the sponge docke area if possible. Will give the city marina a call after Turkey day and see what their situation is. Appreciate the offers for assistance.

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Turtle Cove marina is also close, about 2 short blocks away from sponge docks.
Its really nice. We have friends that stayed there 2 years ago and they really liked it.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:21 AM   #16
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Turtle Cove marina is also close, about 2 short blocks away from sponge docks.
Its really nice. We have friends that stayed there 2 years ago and they really liked it.
I will give them a call also.

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I will give them a call also.

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Let us know the dates we are 30 minutes away - love in the Tampa /Pete area
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Would love to join you and everyone. I'm located on the east side of Tampa Bay in Ruskin. Could either drive or take our boat depending on dates you'll be there.
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I'm planning on heading up to Tarpon Springs in January for a couple of days of sightseeing and restaurant sampling. Had talked to a couple of TF friends who had expressed an interest and thought I would open it up to anyone who wanted to come.

No dates have been set, really more in the planning stage. Basically its a 1 to 3 day trip up from Fort Myers. Area is known for it's past sponge diving history and lots of good restaurants. If you like Greek food, you will want to visit Tarpon Springs.

Anyone interested?

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We stay at Turtle Cove in Tarpon Springs. Only 2 blocks from sponge docks. Nice marina with nice people. My boat draws 3.4' and have not had any problems. BoatUS fuel discount as well. Have fun. Try Demitri's for great Greek food. It is on the water.
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