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.














Thirteen Florida yacht clubs, including Tarpon Springs, decided to form the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs (FCYC) to facilitate a program of boating interests between

individual clubs wishing to cruise along the Florida coasts. On July 26, 1961, articles of incorporation were filed with the Secretary of State for the FCYC. Support for yachting and legislation affecting it are other objectives of the council. Many other Florida yacht clubs now belong to the council.

In the last few years, services have been expanded and renovations are under way to improve our facility. We offer something for everyone, including dining, dancing, sailing regattas, cruises, fashion shows, fish fries, barbecues, Sunday brunches and entertainment of all kinds.