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Archive for January, 2009

Picnic Island

Posted by Shane On January 30th

If you do not have time to run all the way to Ft. Myers Beach or the barrier islands to go to the beach. Go to Picnic Island. This is a great place to take the family and friends and it is an easy run. The kids love it here as do the adults. In the last several years, mother nature has created a neat lagoon on the NW side of the island. I would only suggest smaller boat anchor on this side of the island. It gets shallow when the tide goes out and I have seen many, many people stuck until the next high tide. I would suggest anchoring on the NE side if the Island. There is plenty of water there. I bring My 28 footer right up to the beach and kick up both motors, remember to mind the tides. This Island is a great place to have family cookouts and meet friends in there boats. The kids have a blast playing in the sand and the adults can relax and watch the kids play.

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Rum Runners

Posted by Shane On January 23rd

Escape, Dine & Unwind
Casual Waterfront Dining

(The above says it all)
We absolutely love this place!!
I love to take the family, friends and clients here by water. The greatest feeling is to pull out of your canal with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and cruise down the river nice and slow enjoying every minute. Watching the sky turn a brilliant redish/orange color as the sun begins to set. Once the sun has set, we cruise up to Rum Runners and dock. Depending on the time of year, there is normally a wait. You can call ahead for reservations (542-0200). This place is well worth the wait. The atmosphere is second to none and the food and service is outstanding. You can dine outside on the water or inside. I think you will truly love the entire feel of Rum Runners.

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Cabbage Key

Posted by Shane On January 9th

Cabbage Key is a great place to go to get away from the mainland. It is an island that has a restaurant on it as well as accommodations. You can rent rooms in the main building or rent one of the homes on the island. Or if you choose to, you can hook up to the shore power and stay on your boat at the dock for a fee. We love going to Cabbage Key, taking clients and friends.

Pincher’s Crab Shack

Posted by Shane On January 2nd

Pincher’s Crab Shack is the perfect place to go if you do not have time to head out into the Gulf of Mexico or Pine Island sound, and are looking for a good place to feel the Southwest Florida scene, eat sea food and watch great sunsets from your dinner table looking all the way down the Caloosahatchee River. On weekends there is live entertainment. It is a fun place to go when your time is limited.

There is plenty of dockage there and the water going in to Pincher’s is fairly deep.

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