NOVEMBER SPECIAL

$2,000 for a 4-hour cruise through Florida’s beautiful Intracoastal Waterways on Victory Yacht Are you looking for the perfect gift? Give the gift of luxury this year!

A 30% savings off the regular price, offer good through November 30th, 2018 for any cruise date through June 30, 2019. Based on availability and excludes all major holidays. To take advantage of this special offer, or for more information contact us today at 1-855-884-2867 or visit our website at VictoryYacht.com

 

Cruising Florida’s Intracoastal Waterways

This past September Victory Yacht embarked on an adventure through the Intracoastal Waterways of Florida’s Suncoast region. The day began sunny with a warm, gentle breeze which made the day perfect for cruising. Departing mid-morning from the Harborage Marina in downtown St. Petersburg, we cruised around tip of Pinellas Point. From the flybridge, we spotted several dolphins and one very large sea turtle surfacing for air. It was fascinating to watch the kite surfers enjoying the warm gulf waters; the vibrant colors of the kites added to the already beautiful scenery. Victory’s flybridge provides the perfect vantage point for spotting sea life as well as an awesome panoramic view. Passing under the Pinellas Bayway S drawbridge, into the area between Gulfport and St. Pete Beach we could see off to the west the very large, well-known pink structure that is The Don Ce-Sar Hotel.

Continuing North through the ICW, we reveled in the beauty of the area. Colorful homes whose backyards consist of emerald waters, infinity pools, and boat docks. Everyone waving as we passed by made us feel right at home. If you’ve ever wanted to peek over the fence into someone’s backyard, take a Victory cruise through the ICW because you are literally in someone’s backyard.

Further north, while waiting to pass under the Corey Causeway drawbridge, we watched as the Starlight Dinner Cruise Ship pulled out of her dock and headed south. On the other side of the bridge a sailboat awaited southbound passage. For reasons unknown, only the East side of the bridge would be raised for passage which meant only one vessel at a time could pass. Radio communications between Victory and the sailing vessel resulted in Victory passing northbound first. It was a pleasure to hear Captains communicating with each other via radio and the professional comradery that exists in the industry. We saluted our friends in the sailing vessel for their kindness as we passed them on the other side of the drawbridge. With accumulating clouds and storms forming to the south, it was a good time to turn around at the Treasure Island Causeway and head for home. Making our way south, it was at the Bay Bridge that the Captain pointed out the pillars underneath the bridge. At the right moment, the pillars aligned to form a gorgeous tunnel. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a camera in hand and missed the ͞money shot.͟Rounding Pinellas Point, we were hit by a few minutes of rain and winds. No worries because it was business as usual for Victory’s experienced Captain. When the rain and winds subsided, several dolphins followed us for quite some time, frolicking in Victory’s wake. In all, it was a perfect day. I have seen the beauty of the Florida coast traveling over bridges and causeways in a vehicle. But I have never experienced the true beauty of this emerald playground from the deck of an 85’ private yacht. It truly gives you a whole new perspective onFlorida’s Suncoast region and the ICW. If jet skis and watersports aren’t your thing, consider a relaxing cruise through Florida’s Suncoast via the Intracoastal Waterways aboard Victory Yacht. For more information on our November Special or to book your custom cruise today, contact us at 1-855-884-2867 or visit our website at VictoryYacht.com.

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