GBC’s Custom Intracoastal Waterway Map

Where to get an intracoastal waterway map?

We’re the best boat club in South Florida, so we need to provide the best map, right?
When clients arrive for their boat rentals at our Delray Beach, Palm Beach, and Boynton Beach locations, they receive a GBC-customized map. A GBC staff member or captain will guide you through it, especially if it is the first time you are renting one of our twenty-plus boats. (Deck boat, pontoon, or single- or dual-console: what’s your favorite? Check them all out here!)
South Florida's intracoastal waterway map
Here’s a sneak peek of GBC’s new custom-designed nautical chart.
For the first time in five years, we’ve redesigned our Gulfstream Boat Club intracoastal waterway map or nautical chart, and we can’t wait to provide it with each boat rental.

What is the difference between a map and a nautical chart?

According to NOAA, a nautical chart provides detailed information on water depths, shoreline, tide predictions, obstructions such as rocks and shipwrecks, and navigational aids. The term “map,” on the other hand, is much broader: road maps, atlases, city plans, etc.
A nautical chart is used by mariners to plot courses through open bodies of water as well as in highly trafficked areas. It provides detailed information on hidden dangers to navigation. Indeed, the Intracoastal Waterway in South Florida is such a great place to boat, but there can be a lot of traffic on the water, and there are lots of sandbars, shoals, and inlets to be mindful of.

What can you learn from using our intracoastal waterway map?

Most boat rentals originate from our Delray Beach location at Marina Delray. From there you can head north as far as Palm Beach. Peanut Island is a popular destination, and Sailfish Marina is a great place to have a dockside lunch before you head back south. (And you’ll pass our Hypoluxo location on the way north!). It’s all in the intracoastal waterway map we’ll provide.
If you use your boat rental to head south from Delray Beach, you’ll be headed towards Boca Raton. Either stop at one of Delray’s waterfront restaurants like Deck 84, or motor to Lake Boca, with great views and a dockside lunch at the Waterstone Hotel.
Consult our intracoastal waterway map to remain aware of no-wake zones. You don’t want to return from your boat rental with a ticket. And remember to stay to the east of green markers, and to the west of red markers. This is the most popular mistake of boaters new to this busy stretch of the Intracoastal.
Thanks to Dee Cutrona of Maude Press for redesigning our nautical chart! Time to schedule your next South Florida boat rental—you’ll get a free chart when you do!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas at GBC

father's day gift ideas: A Boat Membership
How about a GBC T-shirt or hat for a can’t-miss Father’s Day gift?

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me.
—Jim Valvano

Gulfstream Boat Club has a variety of Father’s Day gift ideas for you.

On Sunday, June 17, we celebrate fathers at Gulfstream Boat Club.

Out on the waters of South Florida is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable Father’s Day. Gulfstream Boat Club has a variety of Father’s Day gift ideas for you. Father’s Day 2018 is fast approaching on Sunday, June 17.

Have you planned something yet for Father’s Day? We are not only a boat club, but we love to organize special events! Let GBC help you design an unforgettable day that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you are planning a sunset cruise, ocean fishing, or a group outing on the Intracoastal, GBC can make it incredibly simple and easy.

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

#1: Boat Club Membership.

Does your husband, father, or son love fishing? Father’s Day brings new members to Gulfstream Boat Club 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? Here are more details on our many levels of membership. It’s so much better than owning a boat. Definetely one of the best father’s day gift ideas we can recommend.

Father's Day Gift options for boat lovers
Who’s up for a dockside brunch at Two Georges in Boynton Beach for Father’s Day?

#2 Brunch at a Dockside Restaurant.

We can organize a cruise to a dockside restaurant for Mother’s Day brunch. Many of the restaurants along the Intracoastal, like Deck 84 in Delray Beach, Two Georges in Boynton Beach, and Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens have special menus or events planned that day, and arriving by boat is the best.

#3 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. We can wrap the gift certificate, or send it anywhere for you. Call us at 561.865.7797 for details!

father's day gift ideas
A Father’s Day cruise is a gift the whole family will enjoy!

#4 GBC Fishing Charter or Boat Cruise.

Do you want more father’s day gift ideas? Catch your own Father’s Day dinner! Our latest blog post shared our favorite spring catch recipes for fish that are biting right here, right now. One of our licensed captains can plan a memorable excursion for you, Dad, and family and friends. Book early, as this weekend fills up quickly.

#5 GBC T-Shirts and Hats.

Does your dad have a GBC T-shirt or hat? We have popular, super-durable hats and long- and short-sleeved Ts in two colors available, and they sell out fast! Call 561.865.7797 to reserve yours now.

Any questions about Father’s Day gifts 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!

Fish Recipes: For Locally Caught Fish in Florida

Locally Caught: Florida’s Fish Recipes

At this South Florida boat club, Memorial Day weekend is prime fishing time. The cobia, mahi, and blackfin tuna are biting. And what do these three fish also have in common? They are incredibly delicious to eat. To prepare a fresh fish caught the same day on your Gulfstream Boat Club rental, in the waters off Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, or Palm Beach, is to sample the best South Florida has to offer. Looking for amazing fish recipes? GBC brings you the best recipes to put your culinary skills to the test.

Cobia Recipes

Cobia is a sustainable fish, with sweet, almost nutty taste that needs very little additional flavor. Cobia can be broiled, grilled or sautéed. We at the boat club like to eat this South Florida fish as soon as possible, with as little done to it as possible. Publix Aprons actually has great recipes, and many of them are perfect for locally caught fish. Here are two recipes for cobia: one super simple, and one just the tiniest bit fancier if you’ve got someone in the house who requires a little butter and bread crumb on their fish.

Florida's Fish: Cobia Recipes
Locally caught cobia is great just simply grilled.

Mahi mahi Recipes

Mahi-mahi is another South Florida fish with a mild, sweet flavor, and we at Gulfstream Boat Club can’t get enough of it. You asked for Fish Recipes, we think Mahi. It’s got a nice texture and large, moist flakes, and is sturdy enough for a sandwich, or fish tacos. The skin is thick and should be removed before cooking. Try this healthy Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Avocado-Chile Salsa from Myrecipes.com. With ingredients like avocado, lime, and serrano chiles, this dish is pure Palm Beach, and is perfect for a Memorial Day party.

Florida's Fish: Mahi Mahi Recipes
Mahi, lime, avocado, and chiles: four flavors that tell the story of South Florida. Photo: Leigh Beisch/Myrecipes.com

Blackfin Tuna Recipes

Gulfstream Boat Club reports that in South Florida, it’s a great year for catching blackfin tuna. And we can’t think of a better way to serve it than rubbed with barbecue spices, with a side of local, in-season mango. This recipe for Barbecue-Seared Blackfin Tuna from Florida blogger Suwannee Rose takes tuna steaks to the next level with an avocado sauce. One of our favorite fish recipes for sure!

Florida's Fish: Blackfin Recipes
Tuna steaks prepared with barbecue spices and a homemade avocado sauce? Yes, please!

Well, you can say one thing about the members and staff of this South Florida boat club: We certainly eat well! Memorial Day weekend is one of the best times all year to fish for your own dinner. Already hungry? Here’s a look at our boats; you’ve still got time to book for Memorial Day! Call us at 561.865.7797 to book your boat today!

Boat Rentals near me? Options in South Florida

At Gulfstream Boat Club, we often get asked, “What boat rental options do I have near me?” Even though you may have lived in South Florida for years, you might not be familiar with just how spectacular an area it is for fishing, cruising, and boating. A GBC day-long boat rental, with one of our licensed, experienced captains at the helm, is a great way to rediscover your own backyard.

Visiting South Florida? Here’s a little tip for Technology aficionados. Pull your phone and ask Siri: “Boat rentals near me” or you can save some time and visit Gulfstream Boat Club where we can show you three convenient locations for boat rentals on the Intracoastal, in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Hypoluxo (near Palm Beach). Nearby are a variety of experiences to be enjoyed on a boat. It depends on your idea of a perfect day on the water: active, angling, eating, swimming, sightseeing… Give us a call at 561.865.7797 and we’ll get you started!

Here are four ideas for day-long boat rentals near me and you in Palm Beach County:

Dockside Restaurant:

Nothing gets your hunger going like being out in the fresh air! Our stretch of the Intracoastal offers a wealth of dockside restaurants to explore. From Deck 84 in Delray Beach to the Old Key Lime House in Lantana, depending on the size of your party, your guests, and your tastes, a GBC captain can choose a spot to stop on your boat rental. Here’s our list of our Top 10 Dockside Restaurants, to whet your appetite!

Boat Rentals near me: Lantana
Take a family cruise to a dockside restaurant—they’re headed to Lantana favorite Old Key Lime House!The Boca Raton Inlet

The Boca Raton Inlet:

The Boca Raton Inlet is a scenic spot that is a lovely cruise south of our Delray Beach location. The Inlet is one of the points in Palm Beach County where the Intracoastal meets the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll see lots of other people out enjoying the day: boating, waterskiing, paddleboarding. The Waterstone Resort & Marina is a great place to stop and have a delicious brunch or lunch.

Boat Rentals near me: Boca Raton
A view of the Boca Raton Inlet features the Waterstone Resort and Marina at center right.

Fishing Excursion:

Why own a boat? This is when a boat rental is the only sensible choice. Check out our 20-plus boats here. GBC boats are expertly maintained, and we provide all the fishing equipment you’ll need. Our captains know the best places to fish. Whether you’re just taking the kids out to introduce them to the fun of fishing, or looking for a deep-water adventure, we have a plan for you. Pull Google Maps and try: “Boat Rentals near me” We are probably around the corner.

Fishing Boat Rentals near me
Wahoo! Schedule a boat rental and catch your own dinner!

Peanut Island:

This historic spot in the heart of the Lake Worth Lagoon, which can only be accessed by boat, makes for a fun day-long boat rental, especially if you have guests young and old. There are some nice swimming beaches, and a lot of visitors snorkel or fish as well. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy during your visit, or enjoy a delivery from a floating food and bait barge! They gather nearby, and provide a truly unique South Florida experience.

So when you ask, “What can I do with boat rentals near me?” there’s not just one answer. There’s still time to book a Memorial Day outing that will delight your visitors, family, and friends. Boating is our passion; make it yours. Call us at 561.865.7797 to schedule your boat rental today!

Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas: GBC Style

Gulfstream Boat Club has a variety of Mother’s Day gift ideas for you.

Flowers last a week. Memories last a lifetime.

Mother’s Day gift ideas
On May 13 we celebrate mothers at Gulfstream Boat Club!

South Florida fathers, you can relax! Gulfstream Boat Club has a variety of Mother’s Day gift ideas for you. Mother’s Day 2018 is fast approaching on Sunday, May 13.

Have you planned something memorable for Mother’s Day? We are not only a boat club, but we’re pretty good event planners as well! Let GBC help you plan a memorable day that the whole family will enjoy. 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 outing on the Intracoastal, GBC makes it incredibly simple and easy.

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

Boat Club Membership:

Does your wife love fishing? But is she sick of owning a boat, with all of the hassles that boat ownership brings? Mother’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?

• Brunch at a Dockside Restaurant:

We can organize a cruise to a dockside restaurant for Mother’s Day brunch. Many of the restaurants along the Intracoastal, like Deck 84 in Delray Beach, Two Georges in Boynton Beach, and Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens have special menus or events planned that day, and arriving by boat is the best.

• GBC Gift Certificate:

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

Why own a boat? A GBC membership makes a great gift for that special fisherwoman in your life!

• GBC Fishing Charter or Boat Cruise:

Catch your own Mother’s Day dinner! One of our licensed captains can plan a memorable excursion for you, Mom, and family and friends. We can also organize a cruise to Peanut Island or the Boca Inlet. Snap some photos of the day that you’ll keep for a lifetime. Book early, as this weekend fills up quickly.

• GBC Merchandise:

Hats and long- and short-sleeved Ts in two colors are available, and they sell out fast! Call 561.865.7797 to reserve yours now.

And here’s one bonus brilliant idea for you:

One of our members sends out her family on a GBC cruise on Mother’s Day—without her! For a mom, silence is golden, and so is a little “me” time. So book a boat trip for you and the kids, and book a massage for your wife. It’s a win-win!

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

Palm Beach Tides: Your Guide to Great Fishing

Where to check for Palm Beach Tides?
Don’t forget to check the tides before your next fishing cruise!

The importance of Tidal Data

Palm Beach tides are in the minds of anyone familiar with Palm Beach County’s inlets, such as the Boynton Beach Inlet. Navigating boats through shallow water ports, the Intracoastal Waterway, and other tricky or busy waters requires a knowledge of the time and height of the tides, as well as the speed and direction of the tidal currents. Gulfstream Boat Club can help.

Tidal data affects not only boating, but fishing and surfing, three of South Florida’s most popular water activities. GBC’s experienced captains use knowledge of the tides and tidal currents to improve their catches. “Depending on the species and water depth in a particular area, fish may concentrate during ebb or flood tidal currents,” NOAA’s website reports. In other words, checking Boynton Beach tide tables online or on a phone app can be the difference between a big day of fishing and a bust.

So when you’re getting ready for a day of fishing or boating in South Florida, besides packing the rods, snacks, and sunscreen, definitely be sure to check the Palm Beach tides.

Palm Beach Tides and Fishing

Here’s a good explanation of how tides affect fishing, according to Sport Fishing Magazine:

“The gravitational pull of the moon and sun drives tides, forcing water up or down over a period of the time. Low tides reveal structure such as jetty rocks, sea grass, pilings and oyster beds; high tides flood those fish ­aggregators. Current moves water in specific directions; currents can be driven via tide, wind or even waters of different ­densities abutting each other. All summed up, currents and tides create water movement, and understanding how that movement causes fish to react dramatically increases your chances of success.”

Like most living creatures (humans included!), fish want to conserve energy, so they rarely swim against the current. That means they like to follow the water movement, and also tend to huddle behind structures or gather in eddies to escape it.

“When fishing in current, especially in shallow waters, anglers should cast up-current to let their presentation flow naturally,” says Sport Fishing magazine. “This axiom holds true no matter where you’re fishing in salt water — neither prey nor predator lackadaisically swims against the tide.”

Palm Beach Tides Sources

So what sources does Gulfstream Boat Club rely on for tidal information?

Here are a few of our favorite websites:

The Discover the Palm Beaches website offers links to the live beach cameras in the area: Lake Worth Inlet, Boynton Beach Inlet, Jupiter Inlet, Boca Raton Inlet, and the Delray Beach cam. The Boynton Beach tides are the ones we at Gulfstream Boat Club check most often.

NOAA.gov can always be counted on for up-to-date information. Their local tides and currents info is linked to Lake Worth Pier.

Palm Beach Tides Forecast
Tides4fishing is a popular website to check the tides.

Tides4Fishing offers easy to read, hour by hour information on Palm Beach tides.

 

Check Palm Beach Tides with Magic Seaweed
Plan for tides days in advance with Magic Seaweed.

Magic Seaweed offers forecasts and a whole week’s worth of tidal info at one glance.

Here are some helpful tide-related phone apps for the Boynton Beach area:

Tide Charts Near Me has 6,000 stations around the word. By default it will pick the closest station to you.

Tides Near Me offers fast, free current tidal conditions.

Fishbrain app for checking Palm Beach Tides
The Fishbrain phone app gives you access to a whole community of anglers.

Watch the Palm Beach tides and connect with other anglers on the Fishbrain app. Fishbrain allows you to access a wealth of community fishing intel, track your catches, and connect with other fishermen. It even offers short weekly tutorial videos.

Now that you’ve checked some websites and downloaded a phone app to track local tides, you’re ready to call Gulfstream Boat Club and set up your next fishing excursion! We’re open seven days a week: 561.865.7797.

 

 

 

Best Seafood in West Palm Beach

GBC’s Guide to the Best Seafood in West Palm Beach

There are many perks to being a member of our Palm Beach boat club: a top-notch fleet of well maintained, high-performance boats; licensed captains who are also safety experts and seasoned fishermen; three convenient locations; priority access with our reservation system and custom mobile app; and fishing and snorkeling equipment. But did you know that GBC is also your best source for local restaurant and the best seafood in west palm beach?

Need recommendations? We love to eat!

Best Seafood in West Palm Beach
You won’t find a better raw bar than at City Oyster on Delray’s Atlantic Avenue.

With our elite boat club membership of Palm Beach County residents, snowbirds, and high-end visitors, we are up to date on great places to eat, old and new. And because we are often planning special events for first dates, couples, anniversaries, and birthdays, we often get asked about the best seafood in west palm beach.

You may have read our posts on dockside restaurants or our favorite spots to grab a picnic for your boat cruise. But below is our list of places to enjoy the freshest, most delicious seafood in Delray, Boynton Beach, Lantana, and Palm Beach. Our boat club is extremely well located for hungry, discerning diners!

Beast Seafood in Delray Beach

50 Ocean: One of the Best Seafood places in Delray Beach
50 Ocean’s private dining room is perfect for boat club member special occasions.

50 Ocean:

If you are looking for a room with a view while you enjoy a special dinner, lunch, or brunch, 50 Ocean, right across from the beach in Delray, is a great restaurant for you. It’s within walking distance of the Seagate and Marriott, both frequent hotel choices of our part-time Palm Beach boat club members. 50 Ocean advertises a “luxurious setting, spectacular view, and the finest food,” and all of those descriptions are spot-on. Try a handcrafted cocktail with specialties like a double-stuffed lobster roll, pan-seared scallops, or coconut grouper.

Website: http://www.50ocean.com/

Best Seafood in West Palm Beach (Delray)
J&J is one of Delray Beach’s oldest and best seafood restaurants.

J&J Seafood Bar and Grill:

Located right on Atlantic Avenue, this well established, lively restaurant offers just-out-of-the-ocean fresh seafood, hand-cut beef fillets, scrumptious soups, and perfectly shucked oysters—and plenty of options for land lovers and vegetarians.

Website: http://www.jjseafooddelray.com/

City Oyster Delray and Sushi Bar:

Continuing west on Atlantic, City Oyster has a full sushi bar and a rotating selection of fresh oysters from the East and West Coast. Their on-site bakery provides all of their desserts, pies, bread, crackers and pasta. And their extensive wine list is recognized by Wine Spectator as one of the premier wine selections in the country. Boat club members love this place for large parties!

Website: https://www.cityoysterdelray.com/

Beast Seafood in Boynton Beach

Sushi Simon:

Located in an unassuming strip mall, Sushi Simon is some of the freshest, most outstanding sushi you will ever eat. The fish is fresh, the selection wide and experimental, and the vibe local and intimate. This one is sure to impress your foodie date. It’s one of Palm Beach’s best kept secrets, so boat club members, keep this one to yourself!

Website: http://restaurantwebexpert.com/SushiSimon/

Beast Seafood in Lantana

The Station House Restaurant:

The Station House is an old-school Palm Beach lobster and steak joint, and they do both well. Whole Maine lobsters and delicious filet mignon have always made for a great date; why mess with it? Reservations recommended.

Website: https://thestationhouse.com/

Beast Seafood in Palm beach

PB Catch: one of the best Best Seafood places WPB
PB Catch is an elegant choice for a big night in Palm Beach.

PB Catch:

An elegant place to enjoy the best seafood in West Palm Beach and a fresh towering raw bar. PB Catch sources the highest quality oysters, clams, shrimp and fish, and prizes sustainability. Order from the freestanding raw bar or select a whole fish entrée with creative sides from the menu.

Website: https://www.pbcatch.com/

Imoto one of the Best Seafood places in West Palm Beach
Imoto has the freshest sushi and sashimi—give it a try!

Imoto:

Sister restaurant to the popular Buccan, Imoto expands Chef Clay Conley’s small plates, big flavor concept with Japanese and Asian cuisine. Fresh sushi and sashimi, unique dumplings, and tempura and inventive wood fired selections are all made with the best ingredients found locally and around the world.

Website: https://www.imotopalmbeach.com/

Palm Beach is home both to the area’s finest boat club, and also some of the area’s finest seafood restaurants. A GBC boat cruise followed by a great dinner sounds like the perfect special occasion, doesn’t it? Call us at 561.865.7797 to book your big night today!

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Season in South Florida

If it’s April, it’s time to talk about yellowfin tuna fishing in South Florida. The season begins in mid April. Wild-caught Atlantic yellowfin tuna is not only delicious and rewarding to fish for, but it’s a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.

Where to go Yellowfin Tuna Fishing in Florida?

Are you interested in a yellowfin tuna fishing charter with Gulfstream Boat Club? We would be thrilled to arrange it for you through our partner business, Boatsetter. Boatsetter is an amazing national network of rental boats, and its hub is in South Florida. Call or email us to find out about how to plan an amazing fishing trip—from which you’ll return with a boatload of tuna.

Book a deepsea fishing adventure for yellowfin tuna through GBC!

About the yellowfin Tuna…

Yellowfin Tuna Appearance:

  • Yellowfin tuna are torpedo-shaped.
  • They are metallic dark blue on the back and upper sides, and change from yellow to silver on the belly.
  • True to their name, their dorsal and anal fins and finlets are bright yellow.
  • Yellowfin tuna can be distinguished from other tunas by their long, bright yellow dorsal fin and a yellow strip down the side. They are also more slender than bluefin tuna.

Yellowfin Tuna Behavior and Diet:

  • Yellowfin tuna grow fairly fast, up to 400 pounds, and have a somewhat short life span of about 7 years.
  • Most yellowfin tuna are able to reproduce when they reach age 2 or 3.
  • Females spawn about once every 3 days during the spawning season. They produce an average of 1 million to 4 million eggs each time they spawn.
  • Yellowfin tuna feed near the top of the food chain on fish, squid, and crustaceans.
  • They are prey for top predators such as sharks and large fish.

How to Catch Yellowfin Tuna?

Whether deepsea fishing for yellowfin tuna, or other types of fish, it is good to keep in mind these ten tips, courtesy of Boatsetter:

  1. Check out the reefs and wrecks. The small fish that live among shipwrecks and natural and artificial reefs are prime targets for big fish. This is your chance to nab a big fish in its own hunting grounds.
    2. When fishing for yellowfin tuna, keep an eye out for dolphins. The two often travel together.
    3. If you notice seagulls or other birds flying around a certain area, there could be a school of small fish that they are trying to turn into dinner. In turn, there could be large fish on the prowl for the smaller ones.
    4. Use fast-trolling lures to catch fast fish like tuna.
    5. Anchor the boat and drop bait down into the reef to catch fish such as grouper or snapper.
    6. If you’re bottom fishing, use lures like large heavy-duty jigs to get the bait down deep into the water.
    7. Use natural or artificial bait to troll around a tower or buoy to get the attention of fish.
    8. A fish finder, GPS or nautical map can come in handy on deep sea fishing trips. Most sport fishing boats come fully equipped with all of the latest navigational gear and equipment.
    9. If you’re prone to motion sickness or have never been out on a deepsea fishing boat, it is a good idea to take some type of medication beforehand. If you do start to feel queasy, it is best to stay up on deck in the fresh air and watch the horizon. Don’t go below deck thinking you can sit or lie down. Trust us on this one.
    10. Finally, take an expert with you. No one, especially an inexperienced boater, should ever be out alone.

Considering a deepsea fishing experience in South Florida? Skip the overcrowded tourist boat and book a private fishing boat with captain through Gulfstream Boat Club’s partner business, Boatsetter. Give us a call at 561.865.7797 to find out more!

Intrepid Boats available at GBC

Where to rent Intrepid Boats?

Gulfstream Boat Club prides itself on having the finest fleet of boats available in South Florida, and that’s why we partner with Intrepid Boats so often. Intrepid Boats makes its boats one at a time and to the discerning specifications of its customers. Their boats feature advanced composite construction, which makes them stronger and stiffer, faster and more fuel-efficient, and able to deliver the safest, smoothest, driest ride on the water.

GBC’s 32′ Intrepid is great for fishing or cruising.

With Intrepid Boats’ incomparable fishboat heritage, no fish is safe. Their sports fishing yachts not only are equipped with plenty of innovation and technology, but their unique hull design offers a smooth ride and extraordinary stability to propel you to the fish fast and comfortably. The outboard engines deliver better range for longer offshore fishing trips, with less noise, fumes and vibrations, especially while trolling around the waters of Palm Beach County.

Are Intrepid Boats Safe?

You think Gulfstream Boat Club is a tough customer? Intrepid Boats builds boats for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, sheriff departments, police departments and departments of natural resources across the country. If their boats are safe, fast, and precise enough for them, they’re good enough for our boat club members!

Why are Intrepid Boats so popular?

Thanks to Intrepid Boats’ distinct stepped hull design, the CG (center of gravity) is positioned perfectly, producing an extraordinarily well-balanced ride. The boat takes off level and actually feels like you’re levitating onto plane. Waves are flattened, at any angle, with very little jolt transmitted. This makes for a smooth, dry ride, no lag and a noise factor that is really not a factor at all. The ride is quiet, allowing for normal conversation with an extra measure of comfort and pleasure for all aboard, which makes their boats perfect for outings with family and friends.

Intrepid Boats offer the smoothest ride possible.

What are some popular Intrepid Boats Sizes?

Currently Gulfstream Boat Club features two 32-foot and one 40-foot Intrepid for the exclusive use of members and renters. Here are the unique features of each:

32′ Intrepid Center Console with Cabin

  • Twin 250HP Yamaha engines
  • Rigged for fishing or cruising
  • Great seating layout and cabin with porto-potty
  • T-top with shade
  • Electronics, Stereo, I-pod input, depth finder
  • Dive door, live well
GBC’s 40′ Intrepid is our most luxurious boat available.

40-Intrepid

  • Triple Mercury Verado 300 engines
  • Incredible boat perfect for luxury cruising, overnight trips, or serious offshore fishing
  • Large cabin with a/c, flat screen tv, kitchenette, queen bed and more
  • Great seating layout, bow cushion, rear bench
  • This is the ultimate boat in the 40-foot class
The 40′ Intrepid features generous seating and is perfect for overnight trips.

Why own a boat? Gulfstream Boat Club not only features the best boats on the water—but we dock, maintain, and outfit them for you, seven days a week! Our customers are happy and satisfied knowing they have their choice of the finest custom crafted boats made by brands like Intrepid, with none of the headaches of boat ownership.

Want to try out an Intrepid Boat for yourself? Give us a call at 561.865.7797 to plan your next boating adventure!

West Palm Beach Boat Show 2018 – FAQ

Our Guide to the West Palm Beach Boat Show 2018

The West Palm Beach Boat Show 2018, it’s held this year from March 22 to 25. One of the highlights of the spring season as a boat club located in Palm Beach is this show in the West Palm Beach are. The International boat show is one of the top five boat shows in the country, featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats,  yachts, and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an international show.

West Palm Beach Boat Show - Marina Shot
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is a favorite of GBC members.

Many Gulfstream Boat Club members make a point of attending this Palm Beach event. It includes hundreds of boats from eight-foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft to superyachts over 150 feet. The finest pre-owned yachts, tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. There are exotic cars, live music and fun for all.

The dates and times of the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018 are:

March 22 – 25

Thurs. Mar 22:                 Noon – 7pm

Fri.       Mar 23:                 10am – 7pm

Sat.      Mar 24:                 10am – 7pm

Sun.     Mar 25:                 10am – 6pm

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018 Admission:

Adults: $24

Children, ages 6-15: $14

Children under 6: Free

Purchase tickets here. Tickets also available at the Box Office. All guide dogs or other licensed, working dogs allowed.

West Palm Beach Boat Show Entrance
Park at one of the conveniently located lots and walk to the Boat Show entrance.

Palm Beach Boat Show Parking information:

Follow Boat Show signs for directions to various municipal parking garages and privately operated lots located throughout downtown West Palm Beach. Most are walking distance to the show entrances. For more information on parking options in Downtown West Palm Beach, click here.

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018 Highlights:

Here are some of the highlights of the show that our Palm Beach boat club members enjoy:

The VIP Experience

Centrally located within the show, the VIP Experience offers access into the show and into the VIP lounge. The lounge offers the luxuries of premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, concierge service, indoor and outdoor lounge seating and much more!

Frequent Asked questions about the West Palm Beach Boat Show 2018
There are more than just boats on display at the Boat Show. It’s fun for the whole family!

Aquazone by Nautical Adventures

Get some fun in the sun with demos all day ranging from Jetpack demos, electric surfboards, paddle boarding, Hobie kayaks and much more!

FREE Kids Fishing Clinics

Presented by Hook the Future, are open to all kids ages 4-16 and feature marine life experts teaching kids basic fishing techniques.

IGFA School of Sportfishing

The IGFA’s highly acclaimed School of Sportfishing will host fourteen seminars on site during the Show with some of South Florida’s best captains instructing participants on techniques that took decades to learn. With specialties both inshore and offshore, the seminars will be a feature of the Palm Beach International Boat Show that no angler will want to miss. All of the seminars are FREE with admission. The Meyer Amphitheatre Field – The IGFA School of Sportfishing Seminars can be found at Booth 746A. IGFA is very pleased to host Tom Paddrik from The Florida Yacht Group this year as one of the featured speakers.

Official Show Merchandise

Marine Artist Steve Diossy is the Official 2018 Merchandise designer and provider for the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018. Steve Diossy has created brand new fun designs exclusively made for the show. These items will be available for purchase online or at the show.

Take advantage of all that Palm Beach has to offer as a Gulfstream Boat Club member. Treat yourself to a trip to the Palm Beach International Boat Show! Call us at 561.865.7797 for more information.