Gulf Harbour Marina    
ICW Marker 73, 4.5 miles from Gulf of Mexico  
14490 Vista River Dr.,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
239-437-0881
gulfharbourmarina@comcast.netBoca Grande Marina, Gasparilla Island, FloridaLocated at Mile Marker 135 on the Okeechobee Waterway, 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers Yacht Basin is a well designed and protected marina. It is owned and operated by the City of239 461-0775 Legacy Harbour Marina entrance is located on the Okeechobee Waterway East of Marker #49 on the Caloosahatchee River. The Marina is situated two blocks from historic downtown Fort Myers and three blocks from the historic Edison-Ford Winter Estates. The Marina's 131-Slips range in size from 40 feet to 80 feet and can accommodate Transient Boats of 100 feet plus. The large Fairways make our slips easily accessible. Our slips are surrounded by one of the largest 'floating breakwaters' on the Gulf of Mexico. The floating docks are state-of-the-art. Legacy Harbour Marina is a full-featured facility with all the modern conveniences of home including pump-out station, heated pool, fitness center, full electric metered at the slip, cable TV, laundry, air-conditioned showers and wireless Internet connections available. The Boaters' Lounge is available for relaxing after a cruise or for private parties. The view from the lounge is spectacular! Our grounds are beautifully manicured and provide great strolling along the river with benches, Chickee Hut, and excellent access to all of historic Fort Myers. Please take a few moments to browse our website and see for yourself what our  beautiful boating facility can offer you the next time you are cruising in Southwest Florida.Southwest Florida Yachts Slips are now available!! On the brand new Dock 5. For information please call (727) 893-7329 or 800 782 8350Pink Shell Beach Resort and MarinaTwin Dolphin Marina, 1000 1st Ave. West, Bradenton, Florida 34205-7852, 941.747.8300  -  fax 941.745.2831, e-mail: harbormaster@twindolphinmarina.com
Regatta Pointe MarinaThe Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northern Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, FlPunta Gorda, Florida - a GREAT cruising destinationSt. Andrew's MarinaRiviera Dunes Marina Just off Tampa Bay Owned and Operated by BoatersThe Panama City Marina is located on the intercoastal Waterway one block from Downtown Panama City. The Panama City Marina is a newly renovated 240-slip marina facility designed for all classes of vesThe Town of Fort Myers Beach proudly operates and maintains the Matanzas Harbor Municipal Mooring Field. The field boasts 70 mooring balls available for public rental year-round, and accommodates vessels up to 48 feet in length. The mooring field is located east of the Sky Bridge between San Carlos and Estero Islands in Matanzas Pass. For recreational cruisers, the Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field is a wonderful destination. Coming ashore at the Town’s dinghy dock puts boaters in walking distance to beaches, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and public transportation. Mooring ball rental fees are $13/day or $260/month. All renters MUST register with Matanzas Inn upon arrival. The dinghy dock is available for public use to tie up dinghies 10’ or less (no overnight tie-ups). The dock is located beneath the Sky Bridge between Matanzas Inn Restaurant and the public fishing pier.

18A. Smokehouse Bay – Marco Island Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-26-2008

Smokehouse Bay – Marco Island Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 25 57.416 North/081 43.818 West
Location: entrance channel cuts south from the Marco Island – Capri Pass channel between markers #12 and #14
Minimum Depth: 4 1/2 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very Good

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19. Johnson Bay Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-25-2008

19. Johnson Bay Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 25 59.952 North/081 44.569 West
Location: found on the charted deep water west-northwest of the Marco to Naples waterway’s unlighted daybeacon #14
Minimum Depth: 8-feet
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: good, but strong eastern or northeastern winds might be a problem

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20. Little Marco Island Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-24-2008

20. Little Marco Island Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 00.305 North/081 45.539 West
Location: found on the channel running back south beside Little Marco Island, south of unlighted daybeacon #33
Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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21. Rookery Bay Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-23-2008

21. Rookery Bay Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 02.546 North/081 46.456 West
Location: lies on the charted 5-foot offshoot leading from the Marco to Naples waterway, to shallow Rookery Bay, opposite unlighted daybeacon #47
Minimum Depth: 5-feet
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: very good

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22. Gordon Pass Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-22-2008

22. Gordon Pass Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 06.200 North/081 47.675 West
Location: found northwest of Gordon Pass inlet’s flashing daybeacon #13 5-foot minimum approach depths – 9-foot minimum depths in anchorage
Swing Room: virtually unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: very good

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23. Port Royal Southern Offshoot Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-21-2008

23. Port Royal Southern Offshoot Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 06.239 North/081 47.468 West
Location: will be discovered on the waters of the charted southerly offshoot of the large body of water, indenting the eastern banks of the Marco – Naples waterway, north of unlighted daybeacon #21
Minimum Depth: 5 ½ foot entrance depths – 7-foot depths in anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 48 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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24. Port Royal Entrance Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-20-2008

24. Port Royal Entrance Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 06.318 North/081 47.421 West
Location: found abeam of the toe of charted 7-foot water cutting to the southwest, on the large body of water, indenting the eastern banks of the Marco – Naples waterway, north of unlighted daybeacon #21
Minimum Depth: 5 ½ foot entrance depths – 7-foot depths in anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 48 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: very good, but could be a bit open to strong southeasterly winds

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25. Port Royal Northern Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-19-2008

25. Port Royal Northern Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 06.514 North/081 47.473 West
Location: will be discovered south of the charted split in the large body of water indenting the eastern banks of the Marco – Naples waterway, north of unlighted daybeacon #21
Minimum Depth: 5 ½ foot entrance depths – 6-foot depths in anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 48 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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25A. Naples Mooring Field

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 06-19-2008

Naples Mooring Field
Lat/Lon: 26 07.907 North/081 47.605 West
Location: south of the Naples City Pier and west, northwest of marker #34
Minimum Depth: 6 feet
Special Note: mooring field managed by adjacent Naples City Dock – 12 mooring balls in field – we are told that half the field is usually available almost all the time for transients
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 38 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, only particularly strong eastern winds might be a problem

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26. Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-18-2008

26. Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field
Lat/Lon: near 26 27.360 North/081 57.021 West
Location: lies east of the 65-foot Fort Myers Beach high-rise bridge
Minimum Depth: 3.5 feet (see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=91251)
Special Comment: call the Matanzas Inn dock at 239-463-9258 to request a mooring; shoreside showers and laundromats available for those in the mooring field
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: very good, slightly open to strong northwestern and southeastern winds
Waste Pump-out Availability: this mooring field offers free mobile pump-out service. Call Matanzas Inn, 239-463-9258 or 239-463-7776, or VHF Channel 16. For more information go to:
http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=68

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27. Dixie Beach Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-17-2008

27. Dixie Beach Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 28.000 North/082 03.101 West
Location: found off charted Dixie Beach, flanking the southwesterly shoreline of the channel bordering the eastern and northeastern shores of Sanibel Island, between unlighted daybeacon #4 and flashing daybeacon #5
Minimum Depth: 8-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: poor, wide open to all but western and southwestern winds

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28. Punta Rassa Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-16-2008

28. Punta Rassa Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 28.785 North/082 00.098 West
Location: will be discovered on the charted deep water of the approach channel leading to Punta Rassa, southeast of the high-rise section of the Sanibel Island Bridge and northeast of flashing daybeacon #6
Minimum Depth: 6-feet, but entry into this anchorage can be very tricky without the use of a GPS chartplotter
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter:poor, fair weather and light airs anchorage ONLY

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29. Kitchel-Miguel Key Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-15-2008

29. Kitchel-Miguel Key Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 29.960 North/082 01.297 West
Location: lies north of the new, high-rise section of the Sanibel Island bridge, and near the southwesterly tip of Kitchel and Miguel keys
Minimum Depth: 7-feet, BUT entry without the use of a GPS chartplotter is not recommended
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: fair to poor; open to northern, southern and northwestern winds

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30. Punta Rassa Cove Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-14-2008

30. Punta Rassa Cove Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 30.271 North/082 00.654 West
Location: will be found on the deep water east of the gap between flashing daybeacons #13 and #14, bordering on the western reaches of shallow Punta Rassa Cove (north of the new, high-rise section of the Sanibel Island Bridge)
Minimum Depth: 6-feet
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: poor, protected ONLY from eastern, northeastern and southeastern winds

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Caloosahatchee River Anchorages

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-13-2008

Caloosahatchee River Anchorages (West of Fort Myers)

Note that the Caloosahatchee anchorages detailed below are arranged in a rough west to east geographic format

31. Glover Bight Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-12-2008

31. Glover Bight Anchorage
Lat/Lon: near 26 32.282 North/081 59.820 West
Location: lies on the northeasterly reaches of Glover Bight, northeast of unlighted daybeacon #9
Minimum Depth: 7-14 feet
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: very good, but particularly strong southwestern winds might be a problem

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32. Bimini Basin Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-11-2008

32. Bimini Basin Anchorage
Okeechobee Standard Mile 145
Lat/Lon: near 26 33.624 North/081 57.869 West
Location: found in the charted lake-like body of water named as “Bimini Basin,” on chart 11427, and lying just west of the “Cape Coral” designation on this same chart
Minimum Depth: 6-feet
Special Comment: some cruisers have reported poor holding ground in this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: very good

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33. Whiskey Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-10-2008

33. Whiskey Creek Anchorage
Okeechobee Standard Mile 140
Lat/Lon: lies near 26 34.644 North/081 53.915 West
Location: Whiskey Creek lies southeast of the Caloosahatchee River’s unlighted daybeacon #66
Minimum Depth: 4 ½-feet
Swing Room: TIGHT, sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 32 feet ONLY
Foul Weather Shelter: very good

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34. Hancock Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-09-2008

34. Hancock Creek Anchorage
Okeechobee Standard Mile 135.5
Lat/Lon: near 26 39.334 North/081 53.712 West
Location: found south of the northern turn in the Marinatown Marina entrance channel
Minimum Depth: 4 ½ feet
Swing Room: TIGHT, sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 32 feet ONLY
Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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35. Lofton Island Mooring Field

Posted by admin | Posted on 06-08-2008

35. Lofton Island Mooring Field
Okeechobee Standard Mile 135
Lat/Lon: near 26 39.118 North/081 52.412 West
Location: will be discovered north of Lofton Island, which itself lies north of Fort Myers Municipal Yacht Basin
Minimum Depth: 7-8 feet
Special Comment: call Fort Myers City Yacht Basin at 239-334-8271 to request a mooring
Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to northeastern and southwestern winds

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