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

  • 51. Pelican Bay – Park Service Docks Anchorage

    51. Pelican Bay – Park Service Docks Anchorage
    Statute Mile 25
    Lat/Lon: near 26 41.183 North/082 14.570 West
    Location: found abeam of the park docks to the west
    Minimum Depth: 4 ½-foot entrance depths, 5 to 5 ½ feet in anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: good

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  • 52. Pelican Bay – Punta Blanca Island Anchorage

    52. Pelican Bay – Punta Blanca Island Anchorage
    Statute Mile 25
    Lat/Lon: near 26 41.015 North/082 14.214 West
    Location: found on the 5 to 7-foot cove-like waters well north of Primo Point, jutting into the western flank of Punta Blanca Island
    Minimum Depth: 5-feet, but the use of a GPS chartplotter is strongly recommended for safe entrance into this anchorage
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 45 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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  • 53. Boca Grande – Gasparilla Island Basin Anchorage

    53. Boca Grande – Gasparilla Island Basin Anchorage
    Statute Mile 28.5
    Lat/Lon: near 26 45.084 North/082 15.404 West
    Location: lies on the charted basin, north of the primary Boca Grand entrance channel, which itself lies west, northwest of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #2
    Special Note: From Lee County Marine Patrol: “Please do not anchor to or tie off to the mangroves.” (Some other cruising websites incorrectly instruct cruisers to tie off to the mangroves.)

    Minimum Depth: 5-5 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 36 feet – swing room can be limited in this anchorage by crowding and the presence of several derelicts
    Foul Weather Shelter: excellent

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  • 54. Jack Point – Gasparilla Island Anchorage

    54. Jack Point – Gasparilla Island Anchorage
    Statute Mile 29
    Lat/Lon: near 26 45.792 North/082 15.196 West
    Location: found in the mid-width of the large cove, west of the ICW’s unlighted daybeacon #5
    Minimum Depth: 4 ½ feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 50 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: good, but open to southern and southeastern winds

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  • 55. Peekins Ranch Cove Anchorage

    55. Peekins Ranch Cove Anchorage
    Statute Mile 32
    Lat/Lon: near 26 47.842 North/082 16.168 West
    Location: lies west of flashing daybeacon #13
    Minimum Depth: 6-feet
    Swing Room: sufficient swinging room for vessels as large as 40 feet
    Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to eastern, northern and northeastern winds

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