Located 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 ofGulf 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.netTwin Dolphin Marina, 1000 1st Ave. West, Bradenton, Florida 34205-7852, 941.747.8300  -  fax 941.745.2831, e-mail: harbormaster@twindolphinmarina.comSouthwest 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 Marina239 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.Boca Grande Marina, Gasparilla Island, Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida - a GREAT cruising destinationRegatta Pointe MarinaRiviera Dunes Marina Just off Tampa Bay Owned and Operated by BoatersThe 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, FlThe 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. St. Andrew's Marina

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Eye Opening Video of the Debate in the Florida Senate Concerning the “Margolis Amendment”

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-23-2014

By now, just about everyone who has visited the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net within the last 24 hours knows that an effort was mounted in the Florida State Senate yesterday by Senator Margolis from Miami, that would have allowed Broward and Dade counties to pretty much institute any local anchorage regulations they wished. That amendment was withdrawn, BUT there is a new effort TODAY (4/23/14) to attach the same amendment to a Florida House bill. For more on this, please see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=139367.

Courtesy of the Seven Seas Cruising Association’s “Concerned Cruisers Committee” we can present to you a video of the debate which took place in the Florida State Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday. THIS IS VERY REVEALING, particularly when Senator Margolis states that “we certainly don’t want to hear from the public,” or words to that effect.

To make this work, without having to watch the entire 8 hours worth of video, you must follow this procedure.

First, go to:

https://www.flsenate.gov/media/VideoPlayer?EventID=2443575804_2014041245

When the page opens, there will be a video window on the left side of the page. Click the play arrow. Let the video begin, and then hover your pointer near the bottom of the video window. A slide will appear. You will need to keep sliding this slider button to the right, until you reach the 462.30 minute mark. The debate concerning the “Margolis Amendment” is shown between time reference 462.30 and 469.5.

It’s not often that members of the cruising community can actually see their “enemy” in regards to Florida anchoring rights, but this is an exception. We urge all cruisers to take advantage of this opportunity. And, oh yes, PLEASE let us know what you think, by using the “Comment” function below!

Claiborne,
I believe it is also important to recognize Davis Childs (NMMA rep.) and Bonnie Basham (Boat US rep.) both were there and both had cards in to speak if necessary.
R, Phil

I agree totally with Captain Phil’s comment above. Both NMMA and Boat/US have been invaluable and responded at light speed to this “out of the blue” situation! So, THANKS Bonnie Basham and Davis Childs!

Report from Maximo Marina, near Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 115

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-22-2014

Maximo Marina - Click for Chartview

Maximo Marina – Click for Chartview

Maximo Marina is on the charted canal cutting into Boca Ciega Bay’s southeastern shores, east-northeast of unlighted daybeacon #14.

The Maximo Marina on the east end of Boca Ciega Bay at Gulfport, Florida is accessed by a long channel that has just recently been remarked by new unlit daymark pilings which prevents deep draft boats from running aground as they enter Boca Ciega Bay when leaving Maximo Marina and turn north to go to the Gulfport City Marina. These unlit daymarks are not on any charts or chart plotters and the western most pair of the 3 sets of unlit daymarkers, green#7 and red #8, extend into Boca Ciega Bay as far as the pair of markers, #14 and #15, just to the south or them that mark another channel coming from Tampa Bay. Green #15 is a lighted marker, red #14 is unlit.
The real confusion comes from the fact that the daymarks on the channel to the Maximo Marina, the northern channel, have the even numbered red daymarks on the right (as they should), and the southern channel coming from Tampa Bay, has the red marked pilings on the left as you approach the southerly channel from the west. The two unlit red daymarks that mark the two channels are less than two tenths of a nautical mile apart and look identical from a distance.
Until chart plotters are updated, cruise carefully after dark on the west end of Boca Ciega Bay.
David Burnham

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More Discussion on Fort Myers Beach Fixed Bridge Height, Matanzas Pass, West Florida

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 04-17-2014

Fort Myers Beach Bridge - Click for Chartview

Fort Myers Beach Bridge – Click for Chartview

The bridge in question crosses the Mantanzas Pass/Fort Myers Beach Channel, and vessels must cruise under this span to reach the POPULAR Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field (A SALT SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR). If anyone has information about this span’s clearance, please click the “Comment on This Posting/Marina/Anchorage/Bridge” link below, and share your information.

Has anyone had trouble getting under this bridge. I have a 64 foot mast. and I question the markers which show 64 feet at medium tide.
Craig

After receiving the above note, we called the City of Fort Myers Beach, and talked with both the city dockmaster and the local USCG office. Both said their information indicated the actual bridge clearance to be 65 feet.

More from Captain Craig:

Claiborne:
Thank you for looking into this matter about the Matanza Bridge. This is what makes me think that the water markers are off. According to my tide chart , On 12-12-2010 high tide was at 6:15 PM. with a height of 1.9 Feet. That Sunday I was at Bonita Bills asking this same question about the bridge. I looked at the marker at 3:00 PM, three hrs before high tide, and the marker read 63′ 11″. Looking at the tide chart the high tide can get up as much as 3.2 Feet for that area. I would think that’s when the marker should show around the 65′ mark. I E-mailed Doug at the Colgate sailing school. They had a Hunter with a 64′ mast. He said they made it under a few times only at low tide.And a couple of times scrapped the VHS antenna.
Again thanks for all your help. I only want to find a home for my boat, and being able to get under that bridge scares me. When the charts say 65′ at MHW, and I personally saw 63′ 11″. I’m not going to make it.
Thanks
Craig

I have my boat at Salty Sam’s Marina east of the bridge and my mast clearance is 64′. The marker is accurate but the tide chart never seems to be quite as accurate at this bridge….I have scraped my VHF antenna a few times but don’t pass under the bridge at unusually High Tide over 2.8 to be safe. There’s a lot of current but no waves or chop. Just avoid the highest of high tides and you’ll be fine.
Steve

April 4, 2014
Had the occasion to deliver a Leopard 44 (mast modified to 64ft) to Fort Myers Beach yesterday. Arrived Matanzas Pass Bridge at about 5:30 (High tide 3:10 pm 2.8ft) with the water marker showing 64ft clearance. Waited till 7PM, removed the Windex, wind speed/direction sensor, rode the boat under the bridge (with me near mast head) and cleared by perhaps a foot.
Either the clearance marker is wrong or Robertson Caine made a boo boo on the mast height mod requested by the owner.
Bobby Ward

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Advice on Shoaling in Longboat Pass, near Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 85.

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-14-2014

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Longboat Pass – Click for Chartview

Longboat Pass separates Longbeach and Bradenton Beach south of Tampa Bay near Statute Mile 85. The shoaling described is in the Longboat Pass channel, not the intersection with the Waterway. SSECN posted a Navigation Alert for this area in 2013: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=104390

FLORIDA- CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – LONGBOAT PASS: Shoaling
Shoal exists across the entire channel of Longboat Pass reaching a minimum depth of 4 feet. Shoal begins at Longboat Pass DBN 1 (LLNR 21757) and continues to Longboat Pass Bascule Bridge. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. Chart 11425 LNM 14/14

Claiborne, this is not a reply to your topics, but report on the gulf side entrance to longboat key bridge [Longboat Pass Bascule Bridge]. Stay away from the first green day marker. keep to the south and head for the first red and second green. once your through them it’s a straight shot to the bridge. If it is a sunny day and the water is clear, you can see the shallows by the first green. Another bit of advice is to not come out if the wind is piping up to 30 knots and anywhere from the southeast to the north west. The swells or waves can be rather large and the depth is not the best. If you draw over 5 feet, you most likely bump on the low part of the swells or waves. I went in and came out last week, quite an experience.
Nick

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Report on Veterans Hospital Acnhorage, Western Florida ICW Statute Mile 122

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-08-2014

Veterans Hospital Anchorage – Click for Chartview

The Veterans Hospital Anchorage lies northeast of the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #6 between Tampa and Clearwater.

There is the Veterans Hospital Anchorage in Boca Ciega. I just went pass there last week or so. It is close to a McDonalds with a dock as I recall and some grocery stores.
Vashon Trawler

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Report from Jewfish Key Anchorage, Western Florida Waterway Statute Mile 85

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-08-2014

Jewfish Key Anchorage – Click for Chartview

Jewfish Key South Side Anchorage – Click for Chartview

 

Here is a review of another Western Florida anchorage, this one just south of Longboat Pass, a few miles north of Sarasota. There are actually two anchorages behind Jewfish Key, one will be found on the deep water behind (to the southwest of) the long, private island southwest of flashing daybeacon #41, and the second is found on the tongue of charted 13-foot water stretching south into a cove hard by the village of Longbeach.

Near Longboat Key 27 degrees 26′ 12″N, 082 degrees 40′ 48.21″W. Of this two, I’d recommend this more than the other [Big McPherson Bayou] as there are restaurants, bars and a great beach for walking nearby. Good holding in sand with about 8′ at low tide. Watch for the tidal flow as it can get quirky with the change of tide.
Captain K

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Report from Big McPherson Bayou Anchorage, Western Florida Waterway, Statute Mile 114

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-08-2014

There are actually two anchorages in Big McPherson Bayou, one found in the charted 7- and 9-foot cove making off to the north, just east of the bayou’s sharp turn to the north and the second found at the mouth of the first stream that comes abeam to the northeast as you enter Big McPerhson Bayou, immediately north of the Pinellas Bayway Bridge (northern “C” half).

McPherson’s Bayou near St. Pete Beach at 27 degrees 42′ 40.77″N, 082 degrees, 43′ 50.25″W. Quiet, out of the way, yet in the middle of a neat residential area. Good holding in about 8-10′.
Captain K

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Florida’s Derelict Vessel Issue Addressed by Legislature

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-08-2014

The issue of derelict vessels in Florida’s anchorages has been brewing for years with much discussion as to how to remedy the situation. New bills now before the Florida congress attempt to offer a solution that will remove the offending vessels without imposing on the rights of legitimate cruisers. It will not be an easy task, since the enforcement of any new regulations will been given to local marine law enforcement which, in the past, has not been on the best of terms with the cruising community, especially transients. The excellent article linked below from KeysNews.com by Timothy O’Hara discusses the bills in detail.

http://keysnews.com/node/54451

Laws and regulations already exist that cover this issue thoroughly, but nobody wants to assume the responsibility or pay for the operation to remove the boat. The FWC has developed a detailed and logical set of regulations and procedures for dealing with true derelict vessels. It is not lack of laws, but passing the buck that has caused the real problems. In the Keys the headline grabbing costs have mostly been generated by a few large commercial vessels, like the tugboat that sank recently. Most truly derelict vessels are not insured and in many cases the owners have no assets to seize. I suppose you can now throw them in jail, further costing the taxpayers large sums for years to come.
John Kettlewell

Lets hope that local law enforcement doesn’t consider any and all anchorages on the ICW to be “adjacent to heavily travelled channels”. I believe that , as worded, this leaves too much open to interpretation.
Cambren Davis

Hernando Beach Channel Daybeacon Destroyed, Western Florida Big Bend Region, April 2, 2014

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 04-02-2014

Hernando Beach Channel - Click for Chartvew

Hernando Beach Channel – Click for Chartvew

Hernando Beach is a small community with a little used (by visitors anyway) channel, which lies north of Western Florida’s Anclote Key and south of Homosassa River. The waters west of Hernando Beach are extremely shallow and Hernando Beach Channel leads westward to depths of less than 3 feet.

FLORIDA – WEST COAST – ANCLOTE KEYS TO CRYSTAL RIVER – HERNANDO BEACH CHANNEL: Private Aid Hazard to Navigation.
The Coast Guard received a report of Private Aid Hernando Beach Channel Daybeacon 10 (LLNR 27550) is destroyed. The remains of the pile are partially submerged and are a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11409 LNM: 13/14

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Channel to South Seas Resort and Redfish Pass Described, Western Florida ICW, Statute Mile 14

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-31-2014

Redfish Pass - Click for Chartview

Redfish Pass – Click for Chartview

Skipper Colgan describes a channel from the Waterway to South Seas Resort and Redfish Pass which departs the Waterway southwestward and is marked by a series of non-waterway buoys 24, 23, 22, etc into South Seas Resort.

I recently found a channel from GICW to South Seas Resort on Captiva Island with reworked channel markers starting south of ICW “39″ in descending order, then making a dogleg to right and eventually leading to Redfish Pass. South Seas entrance is to port prior to Redfish. Redfish Pass is now a straight heading out of 270 with proper buoyage. The 1,4,5 aids on charts have been relocated to mark current channel. South Seas Resort has a handout printed showing both.
Pete Colgan

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Praise for Fort Myers Yacht Basin, Caloosahatchee River/Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 135

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-27-2014

Ft Myers Yacht Basin - Click for Chartview

Ft Myers Yacht Basin – Click for Chartview

Located 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 of
A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR! Ft. Myers Yacht Basin lies along the southeasterly banks of the Caloosahatchee River, between the 3rd and 4th bridges from west to east.

S/V Jolie and her crew are making our annual stop at Ft Myers City Yacht Basin. Last night the marina put on a customer-appreciation event, with a catered sunset cruise on a local tour boat. We continue to be impressed by the fine service and love being right in the heart of historic downtown Ft Myers. Shops, restaurants, galleries, theater and more are close by and there’s even a free trolley that goes to Publix. The new pricing structure includes $1/foot for transients.
Julie

Oops, I neglected to add that the pricing of $1/foot is the weekly winter rate for transients. Nightly winter rate is $1.95/ft. From May 1 – Oct 31, it’s $0.90/ft/week and $1.70/ft/night.
Julie

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Limited Transient Availability at Blind Pass Marina, West Florida Waterway, Statute Mile 118

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-27-2014

Blind Pass Marina - Click for Chartview

Blind Pass Marina – Click for Chartview

Skipper Kevin confirms our directory listing as “limited available” for transients at Blind Pass Marina which lies west and south of the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #9.

Would not accept a transient on a Monday. Also, not kid friendly.
Kevin

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Good Words for Madeira Beach Marina (Statute Mile 122.5)

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-27-2014

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Madeira Beach Marina – Click for Chartview

Madeira Beach Marina flanks the northwestern banks of the cove southwest of unlighted daybeacon #10, itself just southeast of the Welch Causeway Bridge.

Wonderful experience here, very friendly staff. Bathrooms/showers are very well maintained. Ended up staying a couple extra nights because we liked it here so much.
Kevin

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Report from New Pass, between Longboat and Lido Keys, Sarasota, FL, near Statute Mile 75

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-25-2014

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New Pass – Click for Chartview

New Pass is the northernmost of Sarasota’s two inlets, and this channel separates Longboat Key from Lido Key. It is spanned by a bascule bridge with a vertical clearance of 23ft.
IN SPITE OF CAPTAIN CONWAY’S INFO BELOW, WE SPECIFICALLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT ANY MARINER MAKE USE OF NEW PASS! This channel shoals faster than it can be dredged, and I have personally photographed a large sailcraft (several years ago) that foundered when it tried to navigate New Pass. You would be far better served to make use of Longboat Pass to the north, or, better yet, Venice Pass to the south.
If anyone has ignored this advice, and run New Pass recently, let us hear from you.

Sailed from St. Petersburg to Longboat Key. We took a bike ride over the New Pass bridge/channel. The bridge went up before we got over it and we saw a 40′ sailboat pass under. This tells me the depth is at least 4′ and probably 5-6″‘. I’m not sure of the tides at that time.
For a long time I avoided this pass due to a reputation as risky & too shallow. I think I call some folks down there & get their input. I think it’s worth a second look…
Mike Conway

Skipper Holiman confirms the reputation of risk for this channel:
I went out this pass in a 3 foot draft twin inboard cruiser in September 2001, right after Tropical Storm Gabrielle had passed by and blew all of the moored channel markers out of the channel. The wind was still up and there were breakers on the bars. Luckily the sun was right to read the water depth, but I pretty much decided I was never going to use this pass again in anything that it would hurt to run aground.
There is nothing that would make me attempt to go through this pass with my five foot draft sailboat.
R. Holiman

Last October I transited New Pass and found marker “mo(a)” intact, but was warned about a dredged channel with a rough heading of 60 degrees (shown on chart leading to bridge) that had shoaled. I found local traffic heading into New Pass by running parallel to beach roughly in area where NEW PASS is printed on charts [west of Lido Key] and I found small floating nav aids marking shallow passage leading around point to deep water in land pass. I recall wreck did appear on latest chart plotter chip and believe it to be further inside pass perhaps between marker 8 and 9. My boat drew 4′ without hitting.
Pete Colgan

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Good Words for Turtle Cove Marina, Tarpon Springs, FL on the Anclote River

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-25-2014

 Anclote Key, Anclote River and the charming community of Tarpon Springs lies astride the northern terminus of the Western Florida ICW. So, this is either the jumping off point when headed north across the waterwayless Big Bend region of Western Florida, or the first possible stop when cruising south from Carrabelle, Dog Island or Apalachicola.
Turtle Cove is one of the newest marinas in Tarpon Springs. We had occasion to visit here in February of 2012, and were favorably impressed. Most of the dockage for transient craft is located on an artificial island jutting out into the creek, and connected to the mainland by a narrow, but auto accessible neck. Neat concept!
I might also add that all the downtown Tarpon Springs attractions, including the MANY superb Greek style restaurants are within easy walking distance, and there is a fresh seafood market literally next door to Turtle Cove.

Turtle Cove was great last winter. We draw 5.5’ and went in and out at mid+ with no issues.
Win Benbow

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Praise for Regatta Pointe Marina, Manatee River, off Tampa Bay

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-19-2014

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Regatta Pointe Marina – Click for Chartview

Regatta Pointe MarinaRegatta Pointe Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, lies on the northern banks of the Manatee River, just east of the Highway 41 Business bridge (off the southeastern corner of Tampa Bay).

Karen and I live on Largo at Regatta pointe, on the Manatee river in Palmetto. Upscale, security, multiple eating/drinking opportunities at the marina. nice, fair people. Power, water, pump out, wireless/cable, gym, nice showers/restrooms, plus business office to use.
Jay

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More Good Words for Riviera Dunes Marina Resort, on the Manatee River, off Tampa Bay

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-19-2014

Riviera Dunes Marina Resort – Click for Chartview

Riviera Dunes Marina Just off Tampa Bay Owned and Operated by BoatersA SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!, Riviera Dunes Marina Resort occupies a mostly uncharted harbor along Manatee River’s northern banks, just east of the easternmost of three bridges crossing the river at Bradenton and Palmetto (near charted Craig Point).

Riviera Dunes in Palmetto up the Manatee river is fantastic. Well protected, pools, bar, restaurant and friendly staff.
Craig Lewis

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Good Words for Lands End Marina, Apollo Beach, Tampa Bay, Western FLorida

Posted by Larry Dorminy | Posted on 03-19-2014

Lands End Marina - Click for Chartview

Lands End Marina – Click for Chartview

Off the eastern shores of Tampa Bay, Lands End Marina guards the northeastern banks of the Apollo Beach cove, beside Tampa Sailing Squadron.

There’s also Lands End Marina at Apollo Beach. It’s reasonably priced, good restaurant, not much else.
Peter Colket

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