Situated in SW Cape Coral, this premier location truely represents a boaters paradise for a waterfront lifestyle. The development is comprised of 3 magnificant condominium towers, coach homes, promenade, boutiques, elegant dining as well as casual fare, art galleries, gourmet markets…………and of course tons of free public boat dockage for a perfect day trip.
Gunkholing is an earthy term for meandering cruises in the back waters and off the main channels. For us that have the fortune of living in SW Florida, gunkholing offers a relaxed way to explore the out of the way places along our barrier islands.
We are blessed with Gasparilla…Cayo Costa…Upper Captiva…Captiva…Sanibel…Estero islands as our chain of barrier islands that dot the coastline of Lee County. Each offers a unique attraction for gunkholers who set out to see new and secluded areas of our paradise. The spots that I will be talking about are for shallow water boats as well as large deep draft trawlers. …continue
Being a peninsula, and surrounded by water on 3 sides, Florida offers a variety of boating adventures. The Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic each offer very different kinds of boating and fishing fun. On the Atlantic side of the state for example, the entrances to the Intercoastal waterway are called “Inlets”. On the Gulf coast they are called “Passes”.
SW Florida is a boaters paradise! From Tampa boating south we have our barrier islands that buffer the winds and waves of the warm Gulf waters. Right here in Lee County we have 5 barrier islands, with the most famous ones being Sanibel and Captiva. All of our barrier islands offer protected anchorages for transient boaters, as well as perfect spots to find the fish.
If “anchoring out” is not your thing, several of the islands offer full service marina’s with well equipped showers and ships stores. Here is a list of my personal favorites: …continue
Best light tackle fishing spots in Lee County.
Quiet….don’t say a word! Don’t let this secret out of the bag. Here are some of the very best places to throw a line in the water! NOTE: These are not ranked by favorite to least liked…..rather all are good spots to throw out a light tackle line.
Tarpon Bay-Sanibel Island.
This protected mangrove lined cove on the north side of the island has long been a favorite among casting fishermen. Its protected from the wind, easy to access, and the fishing is good all year round. The true test of a light tackle fisherman here is staying out of the mangroves! If you overcast and get snagged on a mangrove, only a skilled fisherman will be able to retrieve his lure. The water depth is about 3-4 feet, and the red fish like to hide just under the cover of mangroves. Flats boats are ideal for these waters. …continue
With more than 400 miles of canals, the Caloosahatche River, many lakes, Cape Coral is a waterfront wonderland. Boating, fishing, canoeing, sailing, wave running, or just peaceful walks are enjoyable almost every day of the year.
In Cape Coral homes are nestled amid lush landscapes, palm trees, and tropical greenery. It’s deep and sometimes 200 ft wide canals, hug many backyards providing spectacular water views, as well as provide waterways that take boaters out to the adventures of the Intercoastal Waterway, and on to the Gulf of Mexico. For most, these waterways make dreams come true. …continue