CCCC 2020 August Cruise to Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina, Matanzas Pass, Gulf Coast
The Cape Coral Cruise Club is a group of dedicated cruisers who always provide unique reports from the marinas they visit. Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina, voted Best Small Marina in 2017, overlooks the westerly banks of the Matanzas Pass channel, west of marker #13. Pink Shell Beach Marina is a favorite of the CCCC, see 2020 Cruise to Pink Shell.
August 2020 Pink Shell Cruise
by Commodore Doug Rhees
After several months of quarantine, and adhering to CDC guidelines, the Cape Coral Cruise Club finally put together a cruise with the help of the excellent marina staff at the Pink Shell Resort on Ft, Myers Beach. Dates selected were August 18th-21st. Social distancing and mask wearing protocols assured all attendees remained healthy.
Nine boats ranging in size from 27 to 54 feet attended. A few non boating members joined the group and enjoyed the company of members at two evening dinners. Late afternoon docktail gatherings held on the lawn above the docks where adequate space was available for social distancing. Weather cooperated and made early morning beach walking a treat as, at this time of year, there are no crowds. The resort pools were not crowded as well, and every day provided sun time and an afternoon rain shower to cool things down. Several members enjoyed a memorable dinner at Mantanzas on the Bay the last evening.
The Cape Coral Cruise Club has made adjustments to upcoming Club activities to help assure the safety of members. The Club owns a portion of a spoil Island east of the Franklin lock on the Caloosahatchee River and has decided to hold membership meetings there in conjunction with the Club’s monthly picnics. Cruise locations for the fall have had to be changed due to marinas modifying transient boater rules. However, lots of fun events are in the works for the following cruises: September 17 to 21 at Tween Waters, October 27 to 30 at South Seas Island Resort, and November 17 to 20 at Fisherman’s Village, Punta Gorda.
The Cape Coral Cruise Club is open to new members who own a boat with overnight accommodations and reside in the Cape Coral / Ft. Myers area. For membership information please contact Terry Carlson at 239-770-6955. Read additional Club information on our website, https://ourgrouponline.org/CapeCoralCruiseClub
0500 – CCCC member boats at Pink Shell Marina.
0523 – beautiful sunset at Pink Shell, Ft. Myers Beach
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