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Happy Fourth Of July Weekend!!!!!!!!

Posted by Shane On July 9th

Hello Everyone, I hope you are doing great.

I will have to postpone part two of…

A Fun Filled Family Day on the Water…..Cabbage Key Bound… until next week..

This is fourth of July weekend and there is a lot going on 🙂

Okay here we go 🙂

We are in full Summer swing here. The afternoon thunderstorms are back and we welcome them. It certainly does cool everything down.

The fishing is still hot here, Tarpon fishing really hot. Captain Bill Hammond was out this week Tarpon fishing with some clients. They hooked a large Tarpon and fought it for hours, when the fish finally was worn out, they got it to the boat. Suddenly a 10 to 12 foot Bull shark came up and bit the Tarpon in half. Wholly Cow!!!!!!!. I would have loved to see that. Capt. Bill said is was one of the most exciting, amazing things he has ever seen. See the photo below.

Looking to go out and catch some fish??? go to…

You will catch fish and have a ball, Capt. Bill is a great guy and family man 🙂

The other fish bite is still on. Snook are making their way to the passes and beaches, Red Fish are up along the mangroves and in the passes as well.

No plans for this weekend, well here ya go. There is a ton of activities this Fourth of July weekend. I am not going to go into all the details of each activity, however, I will provide you with the contact info. for additional details to best fit you needs.

Red, white and Boom is held in Cape Coral at the base of the bridge on the Cape Coral side. This would be the South Cape Coral Bridge. This is a blast. The roads are shut down, there are all kinds of vendors for food and drink. There is entertainment for the kids. Please go to….

There is going to be a band there called Trailer Choir, they are supposed to be really great. They made the front page of Gulf Coasting. They played at the CMT Music Awards last month.

This is really a great time for the whole family. My favorite part is sitting out in the boat on the River with several other boats rafted up to us and watching this amazing, spectacular fire works show. It is really neat laying on the deck of the boat with the ripples on the water rocking the boat ever so gently and watching these fire works blasting over top of you. Be sure to go to this link and it will give you all the details..

Here is another fun thing to do. Go to Ft. Myers Beach by car or by boat. On Sunday is the Ft. Myers Beach Fourth of July Parade. It starts at Topps Grocery Store and ends at Time Square. There are all kinds of activities and vendors on Ft. Myers Beach this day and evening. There is so much going on at Ft. Myers Beach… go to this site and read for your self and decide what it is you want to do. Check out this web site…….

My favorite parts of the Fourth of July activities is to get back on to the boat and head out to the Gulf and anchor up and watch the spectacular fire works show be launched off the end of the pier. It is a really great show and you will love it, seeing it from your boat or from land. Be sure to check out the Island Sand Paper web site, (Get it, Island Sand Paper.. Get it??:-)..ha ha ha ) above and see all the different places you can go and enjoy.

If you have any questions contact…….

July 4th Fireworks Display – Fireworks Display at Dusk off Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier in Times Square

Address: 1000 Estero Boulevard , Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Ph: 239-454-7500 (Always call and confirm events)

Fax: 239-454-7910



Fee: Free

There is another place you can go to and may not be so crowed, but still have a great view of the fire works is Parrot Key. It is a great place to eat and it is right on the water. Come by boat and have a great meal and stay for the firework show or head back over to the Gulf side to enjoy the fire works. Go to their web site

Celebrate 4th of July with Dinner at Parrot Key

Skip the traffic and parking fee’s

Come join us tableside to watch The Fort Myers Beach Fireworks. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of our House Wine with purchase of two entrees. To make a reservation please call 239-463-3257

Offer not valid with any other discounts or coupons, for more information contact Parrot Key.

Night Photos form the docks at Salty Sams Marina

4th of July 2009

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Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

2500 Main Street

Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

(239) 463-3257

There is so much to do in our area. Whatever you decide to do, make it a great and safe time. Be sure to spend time with your family and friends. Make the best of it. Please be safe, there will be a lot of crazies on the water and on the roads.

Until next time, Happy Fourth of July!!!!!

Shane “Waterfront” Wilson



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