Boat Education & Resources
It is required that all new members take the Americas Boating Course offered by the US Power Squadron or Online Boat Safety Course. Licensed captains are available for Hands On Training for all new boaters.
America’s Boating Course
Offered Locally 1st Sat – Sun – Monthly by Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron For more information log onto www.palmbeachsps.org or call (561)863-1461
Test your nautical knowledge with this 75 question Boating Safety Course. This test covers a broad range of topics that are appropriate for all boaters – power, sail and PWC. You will be able to print your BoatUS Foundation certificate upon successful completion of this 75 question, NASBLA approved course.
Hands On Boating Course:
Schedule a 4 hour hands on boating course with our licensed captain. We’ll provide you with valuable local boating knowledge, navigation and boat handling techniques to get you ready to be your own captain! Call (561) 746-2600 to schedule.
Where to Boat:
From Jupiter Pointe Boat Club you can explore a variety of popular cruising destinations right outside our back door. We are ideally located just minutes from the Jupiter Inlet, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Stream offers an excellent gateway to some of the best fishing in South Florida. Or cruise the Intracoastal and view the mansions on Jupiter Island or take the boat to one of the many protected coves and sandbars nearby that make great anchorages. With a variety of vessels to choose from you can enjoy any number of watersport activities like Wakeboard or Tubing along the ICW.
Recommended Sandbars & Anchorages
(see more at http://www.floridabywater.com/south-east-florida/jupiter)
The sandbar provides views of the nice homes along the Loxahatchee River, bridges over the Intercoastal Waterway & Jupiter Lighthouse. There is good snorkeling near the east end, or snorkel near mangrove island to see a variety of sea life.
Look for the “Pipe Crossing” sign on the sandbar to the west and the white New England style house protruding from Jupiter Island to the east. Anchoring here affords spectacular views of the mansions on Jupiter Island to the east. To the west is unspoiled preserve.
Here you can beach the boat on the intracoastal side of the barrier island and walk 150 feet through the dunes to a pristine 5 mile long oceanfront beach. There are no buildings, roads are cars on this unspoiled beach, only access is by boat.
Jupiter Waterfront Restaurants
Harbourside Shoppes & Restaurants – By Water 26.936502, -80.083661 http://harboursideplace.com/
Harbourside Place is the premier downtown destination for shopping, dining, luxury hotel accommodations, entertainment and boating. Dock for the day and enjoy shopping and dining along the waterfront.
Guanabanas – 561-747-8878 By Water 26.942382, -80.081217 https://www.guanabanas.com/
Guanabanas is a 100 percent open-air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead, and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
UTiki – 561-406-2210 By Water 26.946274, -80.083917 http://www.utikibeach.com/
Restaurant/bar w/ indoor and outdoor seating, Docking for 16 boats, Along Jupiter Inlet for Riverwalk.
Jetty’s – (561) 743-8166 By Water (GPS) 26.946716, -80.083053 http://www.jettysjupiter.com/
Jetty’s is located on the Jupiter Inlet, and it overlooks the historical Jupiter lighthouse. They’ve been serving great steaks and fresh seafood to locals and tourists since 1991. Early bird and dinner specials are offered daily. Dock is directly in front of restaurant Jetty’s has a great view of the Jupiter Lighthouse. It is very close to the Jupiter Inlet.
Castaways – (561) 575-0252 By Water 26.946106, -80.081427 http://squaregrouper.net/
The Square Grouper Tiki Bar and Castaways Marina has grown to become one of the most popular watering holes in the United States if not the world. It is the home of Alan Jackson’s, “Its’ Five O’Clock Somewhere” video with Jimmy Buffet, the Grand Slam/Castaways KDW and Jupiter Billfish Fish Tournaments and much more.. Live music can be heard six days a week, from local bands and some of the music industry’s most famous artists.
Dive Bar – 561-747-4767 By Water 26.930595, -80.080184 http://www.divebarrestaurant.com/
From our exquisite location at the Jupiter Yacht Club Marina along the Jupiter Riverwalk to our mouthwatering selection of Asian-American cuisine, the Dive Bar Restaurant is anything but your typical “dive bar.”. Located on the North end of the Riverwalk Marina and the 10 boat slips directly in front of the Dive Bar Restaurant are for customers. Call channel 68. *Boat slips close at 10:00 pm
Other Nearby Cruising Destinations
Peanut Island is the obvious choice for the Palm Beach County’s top boating destination. It has a dock, anchorage, designated swimming area, snorkeling, sandbars, picnic areas, restrooms, showers, camping, footpath, museum and presidential nuclear bomb shelter. On an incoming tide the nearby Lake Worth Inletfloods the area with crystal clear blue water.
The docks are open seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to midnight. Boaters are required to register with the dock supervisor by calling 561-822-2222. Dock 1 (the northern-most dock) has a maximum capacity of 12 vessels, dock 2 (the middle dock) has a maximum capacity of 24, and dock 3 (the southern-most dock) has a maximum of 12.
Manatee Pocket is off the St. Lucie River between the AICW intersection and downtown Stuart, FL. There are two official anchoring areas, one on the waters of the large bay indenting the western banks of Manatee Pocket and another smaller area just to the south. Many waterfront dining choices