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Renee Register
Waterfront Director

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


Ryan Dilkey
EC-SAR Director


Instructional Program

Instructional Program

Facts & Features


  • Wallace Boathouse
  • Outdoor Classrooms
  • Picnic/Seating Area
  • Snack Bar & Ship Store
  • Multiple Docks
  • Activities Center
  • Classrooms Equipped for Multi-Media Instruction
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Weather Tracking System

Equipment and Safety

  • All watersports equipment and instructional supplies provided.
  • Life Jackets provided- Always worn when on the water and on the docks.
  • Each class supervised by instructor in safety boat.
  • Classes taught on the keelboats have an instructor aboard each boat.
  • All boats equipped with required safety gear.
  • All instructors certified in CPR and First Aid.

Each Participant Receives:

Certificate of Completion for each class

General Class Information

  • Most classes occur in the protected waters of Frenchman's Creek, adjacent to the Waterfront facilities.
  • More advanced classes expand into the open waters of Boca Ciega Bay, adjacent to the college.
  • For their safety, all students must be able to swim.
  • As we all know, the weather in Florida may be unpredictable at times so classes are held rain or shine! If the weather makes on-water practice impractical, students will participate in classroom instruction and other land activities.
  • Make-up sessions are not offered.

For Information

Call 727-864-8288
Fax 727-864-8161

Mailing Address

Eckerd College Waterfront Program
4200 54th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

What We Do

The Eckerd College Waterfront Program, one of the most comprehensive collegiate programs in the U. S., offers instruction in a variety of watersports to participants of all ages, from children to seniors.