Tampa Bay Poker Run

March 22-25, 2018

The Tampa Bay Poker Run delivers both on and off-water excitement for performance boaters. As far back as the mid-90’s, FPC has been cruising the water of Tampa Bay with it’s allure of downtown St.Petersburg waterfront, vibrant nightlife, great dining, abundant marinas and variety of accommodations.

Registration Forms — Word PDF

Departure: All checkpoints in the Tampa bay.

Distance: Approx 100 miles

Downtown Tampa: “The Point”
Marriott Waterside
– Starting at $ 265/nt
Westin Tampa Waterside
– Starting at $ 220/nt
Dockage available at both hotel sites.
Private slips and yacht slips are sold out.

Reservations: Contact FPC Office at 954-545-1414

Thursday Mar 22
Friday Mar 23:
  • Tampa Bay- Friday Fun Run
  • Manatee River Rendezvous- Meet up with northbound boats from Sarasota area.
  • Lunch at Hula Bay Club – Tampa Harbour Yacht Club & Marina ( near Gandy boat ramp)
  • Poker Run Checkin & Kick Off Party- Jacksons Bistro / After party American Social
  • Secure overnight dockage for all participants at “The Point”
Saturday March 24th:
  • Tampa Bay Poker Run -10AM Start
  • Lunch stopover in St Petersburg
  • Saturday Night: Poker run awards party American Social
  • Saturday night after party- Nightclub TBA
Sunday Feb 25th
  • Sunday Fun Run TBA – Farewell Lunch stop on Manatee River

Event Fee:

$800 (Captain and First Mate) Membership is required for this event so, please BECOME A MEMBER! It’s fast and easy with many levels to choose!

Tampa Bay Poker Run Fee Includes:

– All planning for event, including FPC making room and dockage reservations on behalf of attendee.

– Poker run hand included, with chance of winning great prizes.

– Extra Crew Fee: $175 per person (includes event t-shirt and function passes)

Applicants for participation must meet the following requirements with no exceptions:

  1. Registered boat owner must be an active member with Florida Powerboat Club. (social or video membership are not qualified member programs)
  2. Registered boats may be approximately 25-80 feet in length, and must be fully insured with liability coverages. A proof of insurance must be submitted in the form of a declaration page. (Detailed and accurate engine data, horsepower and performance specifications must also be submitted to company officials.)
  3. All captains & co-drivers must attend a mandatory poker run captains safety meeting on the evening prior to departure. Captains will sign a safety waiver which includes compliance with guidelines that include: No consumption of Alcoholic beverages or medications that diminish operating skills prior to or during the poker run.
  4. ALL OCCUPANTS (including passengers) of the vessel must sign safety waiver provided by Florida Powerboat Club prior to departure.
  5. All OCCUPANTS are required to wear USCG approved Personal flotation devices during on-plane operation. Exceptions will be made in the case of Lifeline or other specialty safety products that do may carry the USCG official approval.
  6. All participants are required to have their vessels in compliance with USCG safety standards.