Bird Key Yacht Club (BKYC) is considered one of the outstanding yacht Clubs on Florida's West Coast, and its story is closely linked with the history of Sarasota. The Bird Key Yacht Club was organized for the purpose of promoting yachting and social enjoyment.
Bird Key Yacht Club was one of the original thirteen members of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs (FCYC). Today more than thirty clubs on both coasts, the Florida Keys and the Florida Panhandle are members of FCYC. Bird Key members may visit any other member club, have a berth with the first night's dockage free, and have all charges for any club activities billed through Bird Key Yacht Club. Members may visit FCYC clubs either by boat or car.