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Archive For: WF4 – Anchorages Gordon Pass to Fort Myers Beach

  • Current Can be Swift at Fort Myers Beach Fixed Bridge, Matanzas Pass, West Florida


    A phone call to the Dockmaster at Moss Marine confirms that there is indeed a swift current through the channel southeast of Matanzas Pass at Fort Myers Beach. Vessels often have docking issues in the east-west slips at Moss Marine during the periods of full tide flow. The Dockmaster estimates times of up to 10knts of current!

    Would like to know the speed of the current at that location. Can’t seem to find that info anywhere
    Ray MacMillan

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Fort Myers Beach Bridge

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    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Moss Marine

  • 26. Fort Myers Beach Mooring Field

    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)

    Website: http://www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov/index.aspx?nid=109

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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