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The Gulf Shore Grill & The Cottage

Posted by Shane On July 17th

Have I got a place for you to go boating this weekend.  Have you heard of the Gulfshore Grill & The Cottage on Ft. Myers Beach?

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This is a great time of year to go. If you like to people watch and have a great time you have to go!  Once you have anchored off  Ft. Myers Beach, you can walk up to the beach and eat lunch at the Cottage. You can sit on a deck or inside over looking the beach and Gulf of Mexico and watch the people, It is really quite amusing.

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The food at The Cottage is really good an the cold beverages are great too. If you want to dine inside in the air conditioning walk next door to the Gulfshore Grill which also offers amazing views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico. The food here is really good as well. After lunch you can go down stairs to the Beach Bar and hang out, enjoy a cold beverage, people watch,  throw a Frisbee,  play smash ball or just relax in the refreshing waters of the  Gulf of Mexico.  You will have a great time here, everyone is happy and having a great time!!!  DO not forget your camera.

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How Do You Get There?

This is easy. Starting from the Sanibel Causeway, head towards Fort Myers Beach VIA the inter coastal waterway. Keep heading parallel to Ft. Myers Beach. You will see the big concrete pier. Just past the pier you will see a large green building, the Lani Kai. The Gulfshore Grill and The Cottage are to the left of the Lani Kai.Have fun.

 

The Gulf Shore Grill & The Cottage

Posted by Shane On March 21st

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Have I got a place to go for you this weekend in the boat. Have you heard of the Gulfshore Grill & The Cottage on Ft. Myers Beach? This is a great time of year to go (Spring Break). If you like to people watch and have a great time you have got to go. Once you have anchored off of Ft. Myers Beach, you can walk up to the beach and get lunch at the Cottage. At The Cottage you can sit out on a deck or inside over looking the beach and Gulf of Mexico and watch all the people, it is really quite amusing. The food at The Cottage is really good an the cold beverages are great too. If you want to dine inside in the air conditioning walk next door to the Gulfshore Grill which also offers amazing views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico. The food here is really good as well. After lunch you can go down stairs to the Beach Bar and hang out enjoy a cold beverage and people watch. Or throw a Frisbee or play smash ball or just relax in the refreshing waters of the  Gulf of Mexico. You will have a great time here, everyone is happy and having a great time!!!Oh, do not forget you camera. Enjoy the photos.

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How Do You Get There?

How do you get there? This is easy. Starting from the Sanibel Causeway. Head towards Fort Myers Beach VIA the intra coastal waterway. Keep heading down parallel to Ft. Myers Beach. You will see the big Concrete pier, just past the pier, you will see a large green building. Right to the left of the Lani Kai (the green building) you will see The Gulfshore Grill and The Cottage. You cannot miss it.

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The Gulf Shore Grill & The Cottage

Posted by Shane On March 20th

Have I got a place to go for you this weekend in the boat. Have you heard of the Gulfshore Grill & The Cottage on Ft. Myers Beach? This is a great time of year to go (Spring Break). If you like to people watch and have a great time you have got to go. Once you have anchored off of Ft. Myers Beach, you can walk up to the beach and get lunch at the Cottage. At The Cottage you can sit out on a deck or inside over looking the beach and Gulf of Mexico and watch all the people, it is really quite amusing. The food at The Cottage is really good an the cold beverages are great too. If you want to dine inside in the air conditioning walk next door to the Gulfshore Grill which also offers amazing views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico. The food here is really good as well. After lunch you can go down stairs to the Beach Bar and hang out enjoy a cold beverage and people watch. Or throw a Frisbee or play smash ball or just relax in the refreshing waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You will have a great time here, everyone is happy and having a great time!!!Oh, do not forget you camera. Enjoy the photos.

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Lobstering In The Florida Keys Mini Season Part 3

Posted by Shane On November 20th

Lobstering in the Florida Keys Mini-Season Part 3

Hello everyone, hope you all are doing great and had a wonderful week.

The weather continues to get cooler and cooler in Southwest Florida and it is so beautiful at night. The days are even nicer being cool, bright, and sunny with less humidity. We are seeing more and more snowbirds coming down to our area. The roads are filling up as are the waterways where we go boating. This is so very good for our economy and for everyone in our area.

The fishing here continues to be red-hot! I have many friends who are going offshore and catching their limits of Gag Grouper and Red Grouper. Anglers are catching Permit and Cobia on almost all of the artificial reefs in the Gulf . The inshore fishing is just as red-hot for Snook which are now in season, along with Red Fish and Trout which can be found on the grass flats. If you are not catching fish this time of year, you must not have a fishing line in the water!

Waterfront real estate continues to move right along. There were quite a few new pending sales in the last couple weeks and more closed/sold properties on the water.

If you would like any information on waterfront properties in Southwest Florida, or even properties off the water, I will be glad to set you up on my database program that is totally free and will keep you automatically updated on new properties that come on the market, as well properties that go pending, and closed properties.

Okay now on to the fun part: Lobstering in the Florida Keys Mini-Season Part 3

We left off last week with the crew coming in with our daily cash limit of lobsters –  what a great morning it was!  We loaded up the other families in our group with all the smaller hildren and took them back out to scout for more “bugs”. Everyone was so excited to go out after seeing our morning catch with the other families.

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We searched and searched and searched for more bugs! Many of the spots were cleaned out but the kids were determined to find more lobsters.

In one of the holes we found a Stone Crab which is a delicacy in many restaurants. We brought him out of the water to show the kids but then had to release him because he was out of
season.

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We arrived at another spot and all the kids wanted to get into the water and snorkel around to see the marine life.  Fish, lobster, snails, shells –  all kinds of sea life!  It was like a marine biology trip for the children and even for the adults!  Please remember, most of the adults were from Chicago and had only seen these types of wildlife in an aquarium (or at the grocery store.

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After exploring the area for a while, it was time to get out and search more ledges for lobster. Everyone was so excited and enthusiastic to find more lobster and to get more snorkeling time.  Check out these photos of happy kids.

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While driving along we found another ledge; take a look at this photo. This is what we see from the edge of the boat above the water, looking down into the water.

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This is what it looks like in the water while swimming down to the ledge.

 

It’s so cool what we’re able to see underwater on the ledges –  crabs, fish, lobster, Moray Eels, tiny shrimp –  just amazing!

We had a pretty full afternoon and the little kids were beginning to get very tired as you will see. But they did have a ball; what a great day.

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As we headed back into the channel, who do we see, but of course, the teenage kids out fishing!  They could not get enough of it.

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Getting back to the dock is the fun part! That’s where the kids get to watch us clean the lobster, take photos with the lobster, and touch them –  oooohhhhh!!!

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Guess what we had for dinner?  Fresh baked lobster, fresh grilled lobster, fresh boiled lobster, all with drawn butter, yummy!!!!

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What a fantastic day today! It’s so great to see the enthusiasm and excitement on all the children’s faces, especially the younger ones. The knowledge they’ve gained from experiencing and learning about our ocean and all the animals that live in it is priceless –  just a great, great day!

Remember, take time for your family and friends; time goes by so fast.

Look for Lobstering in the Florida Keys Mini Season Part 4 next week.

Until then, make it a great day!!!

Starting Out 2011 With A Fun Family Boating Weekend

Posted by Shane On January 21st

Hello everyone. I hope you are enjoying the New Year so far and making the best of it!!! It is and is going to continue to be an amazing year, you just watch and see.

Well the weather here got cold again, but thankfully it did not stay cold too long. However, it did stay cold long enough for one of my neighbors, Ice Man John and the neighborhood kids to build a real Snow Man. I am very serious. He lasted two and half days before he melted 🙁
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Hello everyone, I hope you are doing great..It is great here is sunny South West Florida. Yes it is hot, but as I mentioned before, the afternoon rain storms come and cool everything down. We have actually had massive amount of rain here. It seems to pour every day not just showers, but pours rain. I know we needed it, but this is ridiculous.
🙂 I know in a few months when the winter comes, everyone will be belly aching about the droughts. The fishing has slowed down some. I think it is all the fresh water coming down the River and Creeks. I feel it is pushing the fish farther out to a higher salinity level. As the rain subsides, the fish will move back up into the River and Creeks.
Remember I wrote about feeding the Tarpon at Robbie’s Marina in the Florida Keys. We we met a family there from the Netherlands. They thought it was so cool to watch Wade, my son feed these Tarpon by hand. One of the daughters of this family walked up and ask to take photos of Wade feeding the Tarpon. I said of course you may. This camera this young lady had was like a foot long with this amazing lense and she said the camera would take like 10 frames per second or some crazy number like this. Her and her brother looked at me and said i promise when we get back to the Netherlands we will e mail you these photos. These folks were on Holiday. Below are only two of the photos she took, but they are really neat and I thought I would share them with you. Take a look…..


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Hello to everyone. The weather continues to warm here is South West Florida. The water is warming up and the boating weather has been great. I see more and more people getting back on to the water. The fish bite has picked up even more. Snook are biting and almost ready to make their way to the beaches and passes. The Tarpon should be coming anytime now a few have shown up. Grouper and Snapper are being caught off shore and still inshore as well. As the water warms you will see the larger Grouper move to deeper water. The water on the Gulf has been crystal clear with the exception of the few days when the winds were high stirring up the water. Summer is almost here and we cannot wait!!!!

Okay now on to part three of the Quick Florida Keys Get Away….

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