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Archive For: WF6 – Anchorages Miserable Mile to Gasparilla Island (Statute Mile 0 to 34)

  • 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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  • 36. Givney Key Anchorage

    36. Givney Key Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: near 26 30.750 North/082 03.132 West
    Location: found southeast of Givney Key in the charted deep water north-northeast of the Matlache Pass channel’s unlighted daybeacon #3
    Minimum Depth: 6-feet, but cruisers are advised to use a GPS chartplotter to enter this anchorage safely!
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 32 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: poor, fair weather and light air anchorage only

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  • 37. Pine Island Anchorage

    37. Pine Island Anchorage
    Lat/Lon: 26 37.892 North/082 03.987 West
    Location: lies immediately south of the %r 9-foot Pine Island bascule bridge, which itself sits north of Matalache Pass’s unlighted daybeacon #55
    Minimum Depth: 6 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 34 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to southern winds

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  • 38. Picnic Island Anchorage

    38. Picnic Island Anchorage
    Statute Mile: 2
    Lat/Lon: near 26 29.469 North/082 02.931 West
    Location: found off the eastern and northeastern shores of Picnic Island, which itself lies just south, southeast of the ICW/Miserable Mile’s unlighted daybeacon #8
    Minimum Depth: 10 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: poor, fair weather and light airs anchorage only

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  • 39. York Island Anchorage

    39. York Island Anchorage
    Statute Mile 5
    Lat/Lon: near 26 29.038 North/082 05.731 West
    Location: will be discovered off the southern shores of York Island, well northwest of the ICW’s flashing daybeacon #13
    Minimum Depth: 7-feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but wide open to southern, southeastern and southwestern winds

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  • 40. Ding Darling Anchorage

    40. Ding Darling Anchorage
    Statute Mile 5.5
    Lat/Lon: near 26 27.495 North/082 05.532 West
    Location: found on the waters of the mostly deep cove south of flashing daybeacon #16
    Minimum Depth: 5 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to northern, northeastern and northwestern winds

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  • 41. Chino Island Anchorage

    41. Chino Island Anchorage
    Statute Mile 8
    Lat/Lon: near 26 30.086 North/082 07.718 West
    Location: lies off the southwestern shores of Chino Island, north, northeast of unlighted daybeacon #24
    Minimum Depth: 7 to 9 feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, but open to southern, western, southwestern and northwestern winds

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  • 42. Roosevelt Channel Anchorage

    42. Roosevelt Channel Anchorage
    Statute Mile 13
    Lat/Lon: near 26 30.509 North/082 11.204 West
    Location: found near unlighted daybeacon #20
    Minimum Depth: 5-14 feet
    Special Comment: dinghy landing not allowed at nearby Tween Waters Marina
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for boats as large as 38 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: good

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  • 43. Safety Harbor Anchorage

    43. Safety Harbor Anchorage
    Statute Mile 17
    Lat/Lon: near 26 36.340 North/082 13.064 West
    Location: lies off the southern flank of Captiva Pass, north of the charted channel leading to Safety Harbor
    Minimum Depth: 6-12 feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to eastern, northern and northeastern winds

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  • 44. Captiva Pass Anchorage

    44. Captiva Pass Anchorage
    Statute Mile 18.5
    Lat/Lon: near 26 36.785 North/082 13.266 West
    Location: found off the eastern side of Cayo Costa’s southern tip
    Minimum Depth: 8-feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to eastern, northeastern and southeastern winds

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  • 45. Patricio Island Anchorage

    45. Patricio Island Anchorage
    Statute Mile 19.5
    Lat/Lon: near 26 40.653 North/082 12.041 West
    Location: lies off the southern banks of Patricio Island, which borders the non-ICW, Pine Island Sound channel, east of Useppa Island, and north-northeast of the Waterway’s flashing daybeacon #52
    Minimum Depth: 7-10 feet
    Swing Room: unlimited
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to southern and southwestern winds

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  • 46. Useppa Island, Western Shore Anchorage

    46. Useppa Island, Western Shore Anchorage
    Statute Mile 21.5
    Lat/Lon: near 26 39.504 North/082 12.935 West
    Location: lies east and northeast of unlighted daybeacon #61 and opposite the Cabbage Key Inn Channel
    Minimum Depth: 6-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: good, except during times of strong northern or southern winds

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  • 47. Useppa Island, Eastern Shore Anchorage

    47. Useppa Island, Eastern Shore Anchorage
    Statute Mile 22
    Lat/Lon: near 26 39.954 North/082 12.555 West
    Location: found on the correctly charted band of deep water abutting the Useppa Island’s eastern beaches
    Minimum Depth: 7-8 feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to southern, northern, northeastern and southeastern winds

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  • 48. Punta Blanco Outer Anchorage

    48. Punta Blanco Outer Anchorage
    Statute Mile 23
    Lat/Lon: near 26 40.681 North/082 13.488 West
    Location: found on the deep waters off Point Blanco, north of flashing daybeacon #64 and unlighted daybeacon #65
    Minimum Depth: 8-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 55 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: poor, protected ONLY from western and northwestern winds

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  • 49. Punta Blanco Inner Anchorage

    49. Punta Blanco Inner Anchorage
    Statute Mile 23
    Lat/Lon: near 26 40.673 North/082 13.616 West
    Location: will be found on the charted bubble of deep water virtually surrounded by Punta Blanco
    Minimum Depth: 4-6 feet, BUT even a slight mistake in the unmarked entrance channel can land you in 2 feet of water or less
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 36 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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  • 50. Pelican Bay Outer Anchorage

    50. Pelican Bay Outer Anchorage
    Statute Mile 25
    Lat/Lon: near 26 41.495 North/082 14.595 West
    Location: will be discovered on the waters of Pelican Bay, a short hop south of the bay’s northeasterly entrance
    Minimum Depth: 4 ½-foot entrance depths, 5 to 5 ½ feet in anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 42 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: good, but this is the most exposed of Pelican Bay’s three anchorages

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