Big Sarasota Pass Inlet

Write a Review
Sarasota, Florida United States
27° 17' 33.0'', -82° 33' 57.61''
Sarasota
Big Sarasota Pass Inlet
Big Sarasota Pass Inlet
Big Sarasota Pass Inlet
Clear throughout the day.
76℉ESE at 5 knots
High12:30AM1.955ft
Low07:32AM0.109ft
High12:53PM1.734ft
Low07:46PM0.076ft
You might also consider...

Safe Harbor Harbortown blends the shelter of a natural island breakwater with... Read More

The first and only full-service mega yacht port on Florida’s west coast, Harb... Read More

One of the largest fresh water marinas in the southeastern United States, St.... Read More

About


Introduction:

Though Big Sarasota Pass is deep and fairly wide past Sarasota Point, as the image above suggests, its outer confluence with the Gulf of Mexico is very shoal and subject to constant changes. The image above is a view to the north looking over the inner portion of Big Sarasota Pass, with Bird Key visible in the middle of the harbor. Off to the left (northwest) is Lido Key with its beautiful white sand beaches. The city of Sarasota is off near the horizon where the taller white buildings can be seen.

Navigating the Water:

Use NOAA Chart 11425.

While the inner channel is marked past Sarasota Point, the outer entrance is unmarked, and if there are aids to navigation in place at any time, they are frequently moved and uncharted. The best advice is to call ahead to one of the local Sarasota marinas (Marina Jack has been of help to some cruisers in the past) for local knowledge and proceed with caution. If you are at all unsure, we recommend heading a bit farther north to New Pass, which has more reliable depths and is better and more clearly marked.

Local Notices to Mariners:

Local Notices to Mariners are available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.


No reviews yet! Be the first to write a review of Big Sarasota Pass Inlet.