Boat Share Club: Corporate Memberships at GBC

Double the fun with a GBC Corporate Membership!
Double the fun with a GBC Corporate Membership!

By popular demand: Gulfstream Boat Share Club Corporate Memberships!

This level of membership is a terrific opportunity for local South Florida business partners, co-workers, even friends. We offer three flexible plans for an ultimate Boat Share Club experience.

Sharing a Corporate Membership with a colleague or two is a cost-effective way to enjoy GBC boats and excursions. And it’s a new way to entertain clients, family, bosses, visitors…Take a break from the chain restaurant or conference room meeting and combine business and pleasure!

GBC’s fleet includes more than 20 boats, ranging from 21 to 35 feet in length. We offer center console, dual console, and deck boats. Whether you are interested in cruising, fishing, or waterskiing, we have a boat experience for everyone and the right boat for you.

GBC has a top-notch staff of licensed captains, and our boats are kept to the highest safety and maintenance standards. All new members receive a free detailed orientation session on our boats, boat safety and operation, and more. We have four convenient locations in Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, and Lake Worth.

Gulfstream Boat Club offers three Corporate Membership plans:

  • 100 Hours: A package of 100 hours on the water, and two years in which to use them.
  • Six Months Unlimited: Enjoy up to 250 hours on the water.
  • Annual Unlimited: Twelve months and up to 350 hours of boat usage.

Memberships include access to fishing gear, wakeboards, waterskis, and snorkel gear. Only one boat per day per membership.

Boating is our passion; make it yours. Call GBC today at 561.865.7797 for more information on how to become a GBC Corporate Member!

 

 

Florida Fishing: Do You Have a Fish Wish List?

Looking for a great Florida fishing challenge this weekend, this month, or even for the year?

Gulfstream Boat Club encourages you to become a part of the organization Catch a Florida Memory.

Ready for a fishing challenge? Check out Catch a Florida Memory's many programs!
Ready for a fishing challenge? Check out Catch a Florida Memory’s many programs!

Sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, this organization encourages anglers to take part in Saltwater Angler Recognition programs such as its Grand Slams, Life List, and Saltwater Reel Big Fish. Their mission is to recognize fishing skills and encourage both young and old to target multiple species of fish, not just the most common ones.  Learn more below.

Have fun while doing right by Florida’s fish and natural environment: that is the message of Catch a Florida Memory’s four goals:

  1. Encourage anglers to target a diversity of species
  2. Expand fishing experience for seasoned anglers
  3. Cultivate an interest in saltwater fishing
  4. Strengthen marine fisheries conservation ethics

Whatever your interests, Catch a Florida Memory has a program for you. Submit a photo of you with your catch, and you’ll gain well-won recognition, even prizes, for doing so! You’re encouraged to release catches alive. These programs include:

CFM member Lewis Horn working his way through the Saltwater Fish Life List 10-Fish Club.
CFM member Lewis Horn working his way through the Saltwater Fish Life List 10-Fish Club.

The Saltwater Fish Life List

Enter this challenge to catch at least 10 of Florida’s 71 different species of saltwater fish. Catch 10, 30, 50, or the whole list, and you’ll win recognition and a prize!

Each time an angler submits a valid application for a Saltwater Life List Fish Club, they will receive a certificate of accomplishment, various prizes, FWC saltwater publications, and will become a member of the corresponding Life List Fish Club. Print your own Life List, and start keeping track of your progress today!

A Family Grand Slam recognizes catches in one fish family.
A Family Grand Slam recognizes catches in one fish family; this angler got both Snapper and Grunt Grand Slams on a trip to Key Largo. Courtesy Catch a Florida Memory.

Saltwater Grand Slams

Up for a time-sensitive challenge? Try one of the organization’s Saltwater Grand Slams. Grand Slams challenge anglers to catch three specified fish species in a 24-hour period. The nine Grand Slams include: “Inshore Grand Slam” (red drum, spotted sea trout, flounder) and “Family Grand Slam” (any three fish in the same scientific family, e.g., black grouper, red grouper, gag). See the full list of Grand Slams here. The program includes a “Small Fry Slam” for children age 15 and under.

Catch a Florida Memory awards a prize for a "Reel Big Catch."
Catch a Florida Memory awards a prize for a “Reel Big Catch.”

Saltwater Reel Big Fish

The Saltwater Reel Big Fish program recognizes anglers for extra-large catches of the 30 different saltwater species listed here. Fish must reach or exceed the qualifying length listed for adults (age 16 and older) and youth (under age 16). The catch must be photographed over a qualifying measuring device, as well as in a photo with the angler who is applying for recognition.

FWC encourages responsible angling. Remember proper catch-and-release techniques when fishing. You do not have to be a Florida resident to participate, as long as you are legally fishing in Florida (fishing with a licensed GBC captain qualifies!).

All of Gulfstream Boat Club’s captains are licensed fishermen, and would love to help you started with Catch a Florida Memory from any of our locations in Palm Beach County. Call us at 561.865.7797 to get started!

Celebrate Father’s Day at GBC

GBC member Sergio and son with their catch of the day: a sweet kingfish!

The best gifts are always experiences, not things.

So, good news! Gulfstream Boat Club has a variety of Father’s Day gift ideas for you. Father’s Day 2017 is fast approaching on Sunday, June 18. Gulfstream Boat Club allows you all the fun of boating and fishing, with none of the hassle—perfect for the busy dad who needs a relaxing nice day off.

GBC has the fastest-growing fleet of cruising and fishing boats in South Florida. Our reputation for excellent service and safety is second to none. Whether you are planning a sunset cruise, ocean fishing, or a family water skiing trip on the Intracoastal, GBC makes it incredibly simple and easy.

Here are four great Father’s Day gift ideas from GBC for the most important boat lover in your life:

• GBC Membership: Father’s Day brings new members to GBC every year. We have a variety of memberships to suit every need and budget. Why own a boat when GBC gives you access to an entire fleet?

• GBC Gift Certificate: A gift certificate in any denomination will put a smile on Dad’s face: Cover a captain, fuel, a half-day rental, or more.

• GBC Fishing Charter: Catch your own Father’s Day dinner! One of our licensed captains can plan a memorable day for you, Dad, and family and friends. Book early, as this weekend fills up quickly. Seriously!

• GBC Merchandise: GBC hats and long-sleeved Ts in two colors are available, and they sell out fast! Call 561.865.7797 to reserve yours now.

Any questions about Father’s Day gift or Gulfstream Boat Club membership? We’re open seven days a week; call us at 561.865.7797 anytime. And Happy Father’s Day from GBC!

Fishing Tournaments in Palm Beach County – 2017 Season

Your desire to win a fishing tournament and a Gulfstream Boat Club boat and captain can be a powerful combination.

There are several upcoming tournaments in West Palm Beach and Jupiter in June and July, most focusing on kingfish, dolphin, and wahoo (that’s a KDW tournament to you experienced anglers).

Use one of our licensed captains’ fishing knowledge and one of GBC’s expertly maintained boats to enter one of the tournaments listed below. Continue reading “Fishing Tournaments in Palm Beach County – 2017 Season”

SunFest 2017 by Boat

SunFest 2017: Where Music Meets the Waterfront

SunFest 2017 is one of West Palm Beach’s most popular events every year, and Gulfstream Boat Club members can skip the road traffic and travel there by renting a boat to enjoy this music concert on the waterfront.

Kids are welcome (under 5 are free), and this year’s Sunfest 2017 lineup is diverse that includes acts from Steve Winwood to Flo Rida to Ziggy Marley. Continue reading “SunFest 2017 by Boat”

Bimini Dreaming

Boat Charters in Honeymoon Harbor, Bimini
Honeymoon Harbor is just one of the great fishing and snorkeling spots in Bimini.

Yellowfin tuna season in Bimini, Bahamas is April and May, so it’s just about time to begin planning a Gulfstream Boatclub fishing charter to Bimini from South Florida.

GBC can help you plan the ultimate day or overnight boat rental to this colorful destination.

If you leave for Bimini before the sun rises, you can even troll on the way out, fish all day, and come back by nightfall—it’s better to stay the night and enjoy the fishing, beaches, and all that Bimini offers. Continue reading “Bimini Dreaming”

Insider Guide to the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2017

Palm Beach International Boat Show

It’s March in Palm Beach County and that means the Palm Beach International Boat Show is just around the corner.

Held March 23-26, 2017, the 32nd annual show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts, and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers.

On display will be hundreds of boats, from 8-foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, and personal watercraft, to superyachts over 150 feet.

And it’s a fun outing for the whole family: the show features all sorts of special events, from seminars and kids fishing clinics to exotic cars and live music.

More than 150 boats in every size will be on display.
Hundreds of boats in every size will be on display.

Read on for Gulfstream Boat Club’s Insider Guide to the 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show:

Boat Show Dates/Hours: 

Thurs. Mar 23, 12 – 7pm
Fri. Mar 24, 10am – 7pm
Sat. Mar 25, 10am – 7pm
Sun. Mar 26, 10am – 6pm

Admission:

Adults: $22
Children, ages 6-15: $12
Children under 6 Free
Tickets are available at the Box Office (cash only, but ATM’s are nearby). Avoid the crowds and purchase tickets online here.

Parking: 

The Boat Show offers parking at various municipal parking garages and privately operated lots located throughout downtown West Palm Beach. Most are walking distance to one of the two show entrances. Find more information on parking here.

Come by Boat:   

Visit The Palm Beach International Boat Show by water in a Gulfstream Boat Club boat rental!

It’s one of the only shows that offers free dockage to guests. The dockage is on the south side of the in-water displays, along Flagler Avenue. *And don’t forget to bring fenders—the docks are metal.

The Boat Show features events and special attractions for the whole family.
The Boat Show features events and special attractions for the whole family.

Special Events:

CruiserPort:

A designated area promoting the cruising lifestyle, offering free boating activities all day.

AquaZone by Nautical Ventures:

Demos all day in a 60-by-30-foot, 40,000-gallon tented pool, ranging from paddleboarding, SUP yoga, Hobie kayaks, hovercraft, life rafts, Lehr propane outboards, Evinrude G-2 outboard, WaveJet self-propelled SUP, VersaDock modular docking systems.

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinics:

Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26, 2017
Sessions each day at 12 noon & 2:00 PM

In the Amphitheater Field located between Datura and Evernia Streets inside the show grounds, the Kids’ Fishing Clinics, presented by Hook the Future and The Palm Beach Post, are open to all kids ages 4-16. Hands-on interactive instruction includes:

  • Casting a Rod & Reel
  • How to Fight a Fish
  • Selecting Tackle & Lures
  • Fishing Ethics

IGFA School of Sports Fishing Seminars:

The International Game Fish Association’s School of Sports Fishing will host seminars with some of South Florida’s best captains, including Tom Paddrik from The Florida Yacht Group.

Located at the Meyer Amphitheatre Field. The seminars are free with admission.

MyBoatShow App

Enhance your visit by downloading this free mobile app. You can easily search for boats and yachts by size range, manufacturer and type, including their location at the show, as well as search vendors of yachting, sailing and marine products including their booth locations.

The app provides an interactive map to help guide users at the events find the general location of amenities and boating exhibits within the show.  Seminar details, show announcements, and boating news are regularly updated. Download it here.

The best way to visit the Palm Beach International Boat Show is on a boat from Gulfstream Boat Club. Call GBC at 561.865.7797 to book your boat rental now!

Top 10 Waterfront Restaurants for Dockside Dining in Palm Beach

Pulling up your boat to a lovely waterside restaurant after a day of boating or fishing: that is truly living the South Florida dream.

And if you haven’t experienced a post-boating stop along the Intracoastal Waterway for a piña colada or smoked fish dip, Gulfstream Boat Club is happy to be your guide!

GBC can suggest restaurants from Boca Raton to Jupiter that will make your boat rental that much better. Have you organized a GBC fishing charter or cruise?

Let your captain do the docking!

Below are some of GBC’s favorite waterside restaurants within day-boating distance of our Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana, and South Palm Beach locations, from south to north.

Dockside Dining Restaurants

Boca Raton

Waterfront Restaurants Near Boca Raton, FL
Boca’s Waterstone Resort offers both casual and fine dining.
  1. Waterstone Resort & Marina, Boca Raton

Located at the Boca Inlet, a nice cruise from GBC’s Delray location, Waterstone Resort & Marina offers guests and locals Boca’s only “on-the-water” dining experience.

Choose from two restaurant options: casual poolside dining at Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill; or Boca Landing Restaurant, an upscale “on-the water” dining experience, highlighting prime seafood and crafted cocktails.

Delray Beach

Delray Beach’s public dock at 802 NE First Street can accommodate a few smaller boats and is easy walking distance from Atlantic Avenue’s shops and restaurants.

The dock is currently closed due to damage from last year’s king tides, but for the moment, these two restaurants are more than happy to accommodate you and your GBC boat.

2. Deck 84

840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach

One of Delray’s most popular restaurants, offering casual fare, a hopping bar scene, and live music.

3. Che!!! 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
An elegant but friendly Argentine steakhouse with a can’t-miss Sunday brunch buffet.

Boynton Beach

3. Prime Catch, Boynton Beach

Prime Catch is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and features fresh fish, lobster, seafood, and steak. With a wine cellar of more than 3,000 bottles, you’ll certainly find a wine (or two) with which to toast your fellow boaters!

Gulfstream Boat Club is located nearby Two George's Restaurant
Visit Two Georges Restaurant before or after your boating experience!

4. Two Georges, Boynton Beach

We’re partial to Two Georges, as GBC’s Boynton location is adjacent to the restaurant. Take a fishing charter out in the morning and return to a fun and relaxing meal at this waterfront restaurant, lounge, and sports bar.

5. Banana Boat, Boynton Beach

With 250 feet of boat dockage, Banana Boat is a perfect spot to dock, enjoy a rumrunner and a burger on the covered patio, and watch the boats go by.

Lantana

6. Old Key Lime House, Lantana

With the “largest tiki bar in South Florida,” this historic spot is popular for seafood, an award-winning key lime pie, and killer sunsets.

Palm Beach Shores

Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The restaurant at Sailfish Marina is a great family cruise destination.

7. Sailfish Marina, Palm Beach Shores

Just over the Blue Heron Bridge that leads to Singer Island, Sailfish Marina is a Florida favorite. On Thursdays, the restaurant attracts crowds along the nearby docks with live music, food, arts and crafts, and a beautiful view.

Palm Beach Gardens

8. Waterway Café, Palm Beach Gardens

The Waterway has been a South Florida tradition since 1986. The whole family will enjoy the fresh seafood, steak, chicken, pasta, custom-made pizza entrees and desserts.

Lighted dockside dining at Seasons 52
Seasons52 in Palm Beach Gardens offers light dockside dining.

9. Seasons52, Palm Beach Gardens

Keep it healthy with Seasons52’s fresh, seasonal, calorie-conscious menu. (Don’t worry, there’s a bar!) Generous patio seating and great for larger parties.

Jupiter

U-Tiki Beach at the Jupiter Inlet Marina
U-Tiki Beach at the Jupiter Inlet Marina is a perfect destination from our Lantana location.

10. U-Tiki Beach, Jupiter Inlet Marina

Leave from GBC’s Lantana location for a cruise up to Jupiter. The Jupiter Inlet Marina offers several slips for parking, and U-Tiki offers delicious food, a sushi menu, and memorable views of the Jupiter Lighthouse.

Boating is our passion. Make it yours. Call Gulfstream Boat Club at 561.865.7797 to schedule a boat; we’ll even make your dining reservation!

 

 

 

 

 

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A Boat Experience for Everyone at Gulfstream Boat Club

Welcome to South Florida, home to some of the country’s best cruising waters, fishing spots, waterfront restaurants, and sunsets.

Whether you have in mind a morning fishing excursion, a family waterski adventure, or cocktails after dark, GBC can design the perfect outing for you.

Here are some of our most popular excursions:

Boating charters from the Florida Coast at Gulfstream Boat Club
Our captains can take you deep sea fishing off the Florida coast.
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Let one of our licensed captains take you on a morning or afternoon adventure out of the Boynton Beach Inlet for some deep sea fishing. Your captain will have the boat rigged (fishing poles and bait included) and ready to go for an exciting trip out to sea—or the Intracoastal Waterway, if you prefer not to go offshore. Your captain has been fishing these waters for year’s, and will tailor the trip to your preferences.

Like big game fishing?

Delicious wahoo for sushi or even mahi mahi (dolphin) fishing is popular.

Would you like a new mount for your family room wall? We’ve got jumping sailfish out here, too! Our younger boaters love to bottom-fish for yummy snapper or grouper.

Your captain will filet your catch for you right at the dock—most of our local restaurants will cook it up for you!

We’ll provide ice and bottled waters, and there is a small cabin with a bathroom and plenty of shade, so it’s fun for the whole family. You’ll meet your GBC captain at waterside dining spot Two Georges Restaurant and Marina, so guests often enjoy a meal before or after their excursion.

Let GBC take you snorkeling, wakeboarding, or on another family adventure!
Let GBC take you snorkeling, wakeboarding, or on another family adventure!
  • Sightsee and Snorkel

Cruise north on the Intracoastal Waterway towards historical Palm Beach and popular boating spot Peanut Island. During your cruise, your captain will point out some of the country’s most beautiful mansions—see if you can recognize which celebrity lives there!

If conditions permit, your captain will then head out of the Palm Beach Inlet to snorkel in front of the Breakers Hotel, where you can easily enjoy the bright corals and friendly tropical fish.

If the seas are too rough, the captain will take you to snorkel at Peanut Island, where the waters are as blue as that of the Bahamian Islands.

Pack a lunch or ask about our catered lunch to enjoy a great picnic on the boat! No need to worry about the snorkel equipment— we’ll provide the gear, as well as ice and bottled water.

The Old Key Lime House is just one stop available on a GBC bar-hop.
The Old Key Lime House in Lantana is the perfect place to cruise for lunch.
  • Leisure Cruise and Waterfront Lunch

Heading south on the Intracoastal Waterway is a perfect outing for those who like to keep things at a slower pace.

Sit back and relax with a cocktail in hand and enjoy the views.

You may even spot a few of our Florida Natives—birds, manatees, and other wildlife—along the way! We’ll stop for lunch so you can enjoy a wonderful meal at one of GBC’s favorite waterfront restaurants. Our captain will make sure you get the best view in the house.

There's nothing like being on a GBC boat at sunset.
There’s nothing like being on a GBC boat at sunset.
  • Sunset Cocktail and Bar Hopping

The ONLY way to see a sunset in South Florida is by boat! Join us for an evening cocktail cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway. Watch the skies change colors for one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever witness.

The nightlife along the waterway is pretty lively, so once the sun has set, ask your captain to dock at one of our favorite local spots for a Margarita or Miami Vice, and even enjoy some live music.

The locals are friendly and your drinks will always be full, so you are guaranteed to enjoy yourselves to the fullest on this excursion! Guests can either BYOB, or GBC can supply beverages and catering on request.

GBC offers the newest and best fleet of boats in South Florida, and our licensed captains are experts on the water. Call GBC at 561.865.7797 to create a memorable outing of any length and size, and for any occasion.

Boat Club in Lantana: GBC’s Newest Location

GBC's 24' Key West at our boat club in Lantana
GBC’s 24′ Key West at our new Lantana location.

Gulfstream Boat Club is proud to announce our fourth location in South Florida. This boat club in Lantana is conveniently located at The Moorings at 306 Moorings Drive.

The Moorings offers a deepwater marina with easy access to the ocean, and is about 10 miles north of Delray Beach.

See a map here.

GBC’s boat club in Lantana is also convenient for boat renters and members in Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Wellington, and Lake Worth. Peanut Island, located at the mouth of the Lake Worth Inlet, is one of the most popular boating destinations for GBC members and renters.

Now, with our new location in Lantana, it’s only a quick 25-minute cruise away on our 24′ Sea Hunt center console. Not quite got your sea legs, but don’t want to miss out on the fun? One of our experienced captains can take you out for the day and design the perfect trip.

Partying at Peanut Island is a quick 25-minute trip from GBC Lantana.
Partying at Peanut Island is a quick 25-minute trip from GBC Lantana.

Or take the whole family on one of the newest boats in the GBC fleet—our 27′ Southwind deck boat (seats 8 to 12 people, stereo, Bimini shade, head, coolers, and more)—farther north to Waterway Café or Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens for a memorable Sunday outing. Dock the boat and enjoy a meal and have plenty of time to cruise back to Lantana.

Sailfish Marina is another popular docking spot, with a waterfront restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Take a GBC boat out for some early morning sportfishing and treat yourself to a meal afterwards to celebrate your catch.

The restaurant at Sailfish Marina is a great family cruise destination.
The restaurant at Sailfish Marina is a great family cruise destination.

Members can always book boats at this boat club in Lantana location or one of our three others online at www.gulfstreamboatclub.com. Interested in a boat rental? Call GBC seven days a week at 561.865.7797. Or email us at info@gulfstreamboatclub.com and a GBC associate will respond promptly.

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