The Bird Key Yacht Club is a family-friendly club that is well-known for its atmosphere, fun activities, and strong commitment to its members and to the community.
Many members of the Bird Key Yacht Club are boaters and live right on Bird Key. The Bird Key Yacht Club sets the tone for Bird Key-style living: classy, fun and family-friendly.
The Bird Key Yacht Club offers waterfront dining with spectacular, panoramic views; a complete fitness facility with 3 Har-Tru tennis courts and an Olympic-size pool; and a full calendar of community and recreational activities for boaters and non-boaters alike. The marina features 7 lift slips to accommodate boats up to 22 feet and 37 fixed slips for 20-to-50-foot boats.
The annual Sarasota Bay Cup is hosted at the Bird Key Yacht Club each spring. The Yacht Club’s regular activities also include an Annual Holiday Cruise and a monthly luncheon cruise to a local waterfront restaurant. Every Wednesday there is even a Boater's Lunch at the Club which often hosts a program or speaker. Parties, luncheons, art and fashion shows, Mah Jongg, and bridge are all well attended events at the Club, and there is more! From October through May, the Bird Key Yacht Club sponsors monthly kayak and bicycle trips to various nearby destinations which return to the Club after lunch. Kayak rentals are always available.
The Bird Key Yacht Club is also perfect for those who love to golf. A reciprocal relationship with the Laurel Oak Country Club (about 10 minutes east of Bird Key) means that BKYC members have access to Laurel Oak’s pair of championship 18-hole courses. And let's not forget about tennis! Scheduled groups play throughout the week, and professional instruction is also available. The Bird Key Yacht Club even features its own art gallery which highlights work by local artists and Club members.
The Bird Key Yacht Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009 and in 2011 there were upgrades made to The Club including updating the entryway and the landscape. Want to take it for a "test drive" before you commit? No problem. The Club offers newcomers a 60-day, no-obligation, trial membership which provides complete access to all The Club has to offer. Tours can also be scheduled with the Club’s membership representative. With a breathtaking waterfront location on glistening Bird Key, the Bird Key Yacht Club is a perfect match for both boaters and non-boaters, singles and families, and simply anyone who enjoys quality time and activities with neighbors and friends.