Welcome to the best yacht club in north Pinellas County—known as the friendliest throughout Florida. Whether you’re an active boater or you just enjoy fellowship and a calendar full of special events on land, it’s all yours on the beautiful Tarpon Bayou next to the historic Beckett Bridge. It’s a membership with excellent food and drink, and where everybody knows your name. Cheers!
Tarpon Springs Yacht Club was founded in April 1949 by a group of Tarpon Springs boaters, business and civic leaders of our community. Meetings were held in the Upham House Hotel until land could be purchased to build a clubhouse.
In 1954, financing was obtained and a clubhouse and docks were built and the club was incorporated. During the first year, our burgee was designed with a white tarpon on a blue field and a ships wheel in red for a more nautical appearance. An auxiliary called the “Windjammers” was formed and their fundraising efforts were instrumental in helping the club move ahead.