The true treasure of the Treasure Coast lies along the St. Lucie River. With such great places to raft-up like the Stuart sandbar, St. Lucie Inlet, and nearby Peck Lake, when you boat Stuart and the surrounding areas, you’ll have your pick of a long list of great boating locations close to home.
Historic downtown Stuart is easily accessible by boat. Located next to the St. Lucie River, a free floating dock by the Riverfront Boardwalk makes a visit to the downtown shops, restaurants, and boutiques a great daytime boat adventure.
It’s important to be aware of the many low areas – sandbars and shoals – that exist when you boat Stuart waters. Some of these same sandbars, however, make for great places to hang out with friends, or to make new friends out on the water. The Stuart sandbar, which is located in the ICW close to Sailfish Point, is a popular destination for both locals and visiting boaters.
When you head out on the boat along the St. Lucie, you’ll be amazed at the natural beauty of the river. For more nature loving, be sure to check out the St. Lucie Inlet Park located on the ICW.
The ICW will also take you south to Jupiter or North to Vero Beach. Manatee Pocket is another great spot to stop off for lunch or dinner. Manatee Pocket is located in the historic village of Port Salerno. This bay is host to several restaurants and marinas, with access to the Okeechobee Waterway.
If you’re looking for some lake boating in Stuart, a favorite local spot is Peck Lake. Peck Lake offers camping, boating, and fishing and is located south of the North Jupiter Narrows, close to Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
Whatever your boating pleasure when you boat Stuart and the surrounding areas, the Treasure Coast has many different options available for all of your boating interests.