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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GBC Captains’ Go-To Florida Weather Websites and Apps

If you’re on the way to your GBC boat rental, a phone app is a great way to stay apprised of the latest weather.

The weather in South Florida is hyperlocal, and while it may seem like a great boating day from shore, it’s always a good idea to check the current and future weather conditions.

One minute it’s sunny, one minute it’s pouring rain:

Welcome to Florida boating.

Myradar.com is a popular weather radar app for iOS and Android that offers high-definition radar, weather alerts, weather forecasts, temperature, and more.

Knowwake is an app for iOS or Android that is a guide to wake restrictions.

Zones can change hourly, and Knowwake’s self-updating, color-coded maps help boaters stay within the speed limit. But it’s also a handy weather guide, with live webcams and information on weather, tides, and more.

The Knowwake app gives the latest weather conditions as well as local wake zone info, restaurants, and more.
The Knowwake app gives the latest weather conditions as well as local wake zone info, restaurants, and more.

There are many websites that offer weather and marine information, but here are some of our GBC captains’ favorites:

Palm Beach County provides web cameras at its three inlets as a public service. These cameras provide viewers with images of ocean and weather conditions along the coast at the inlets and adjacent beaches.

The South Lake Worth (“Boynton”) page is here.

These “inlet cams” refresh every 15 minutes, giving you as accurate a picture of current ocean conditions as is possible.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) [http://www.noaa.gov/] offers a local marine forecast, which is a helpful guide to whether waters are rough or calm, or if there is small craft advisory, rip currents, etc.

Here’s the Miami / South Florida Weather Forecast Office.

Windfinder is a free-to-use weather website for boat captains, sailors, kitesurfers, windsurfers, surfers, paragliders and other wind-related activities.

Find wind, waves, weather, webcams and tides for more than 40,000 locations worldwide.

Here’s the Delray/Lake Ida page. Windfinder also offers an app for iOS and Android.

It's always sunny in South Florida—or is it? Wunderground's website and app.
It’s always sunny in South Florida—or is it? Wunderground’s website and app.

Wunderground (Weather Underground) is a great one-stop website for weather, with accurate radar and up-to-date advisories.

Whichever weather website or app you choose, remember that conditions can change quickly.

Any boater that navigates through Palm Beach County’s inlets and into open water does so at his or her own risk.

Safety is Gulfstream Boat Club’s number-one priority, and we are checking conditions constantly. If you have questions about how weather could affect your day on the water, please call us anytime at 561.865.7797!

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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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A Boat Club that Lets You Book Online!

Looking for a Boat Club online?

Reserving boats is quick and easy with GBC’s new online booking system.

Now booking a boat is even easier at Gulfstream Boat Club

Gulfstream Boat Club members now enjoy online booking on our website at www.gulfstreamboatclub.com. Your username is the email address attached to your account, and your password was recently provided to you via email. To book your first boat, simply click on the link at the top right of the GBC homepage. View available dates, boats, and times. Book any of our 20 boats at any of our four South Florida locations. Pay for gas, snacks, drinks, and more at the touch of a finger. You can even make reservations using your iPhone or mobile device. Questions about online booking or membership? Call us anytime at 561.865.7797 and we’ll guide you through it!

GBC boat renters still enjoy booking by phone seven days a week at 561.865.7797, or email us at info@gulfstreamboatclub.com and a GBC associate will contact you ASAP. We can design outings from family waterskiing trips to sunset cruises to fishing charters, for parties of varying sizes.

GBC offers a variety of memberships to suit any client’s needs. We have both packages of hours, and unlimited six-month or annual memberships. We offer four convenient locations in Palm Beach County: Delray Beach, Hypoluxo, Lantana, and Boynton Beach. Our 20 boats are the newest and best-maintained fleet available.

Boating is our passion. Make it yours. For more information on how to become a member, please give Gulfstream Boat Club a call at 561.865.7797.

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