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    • WARNING – ARREST- Bimini Basin Anchorage, Cape Coral , FL, OWW Statute Mile 145


      The entrance to Cape Coral Bimini Basin is on the north shore of the Caloosahatchee River from Waterway marker 86 off Piney Point. These arrest allegations are unconfirmed at this time. See Bimini Basin Anchorage by Claiborne Young from a kinder, gentler time. 

      Bimini Basin in Cape Coral is a sheltered, convenient anchorage on the Caloosahatchee River (Florida Cross Waterway-Okeechobee waterway). The news has reported that the city fathers have decided that ANYONE THAT DINGHIES ASHORE WILL BE ARRESTED!
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      Bad behavior  has been an issue in Bimini Basin for some time:

      Cape residents want more regulations on boaters in Bimini Basin from NBC Channel 2 

      Cape considering ordinance after boats left unattended in Basin form NBC Channel

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Western Florida Anchorage Directory Listing For the Bimini Basin Anchorage

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Bimini Basin Anchorage

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      Comments from Cruisers (4)

      1. Mo seymour -  November 5, 2018 - 2:45 pm

        What law is being broken? First- we are all for the mooring field. This place needs to be cleaned up. We anchor there for 3 days max to provision. We have a huge holding tank so that’s not an issue but there are too many unscrupulous dregs that ruin it for the rest of us responsible sailors a bad name. It’s a safe harbor for us and we use it as such. We’d rather be sailing the rumbline trust me. Fishbowls we no like.

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      2. Sean -  October 3, 2018 - 1:10 am

        Any update on this? Are you allowed to dingy to shore?

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      3. MAJOR WEBER -  May 1, 2018 - 8:58 pm

        There has been a growing collection of boats anchored in Bimini Basin. The majority are sailboats that appear abandoned or poorly maintained. There have been a few very nice boats that are occupied and this is what is generating issues with water quality since there are no pumpouts and those folks are not holding it until they go ashore to some facility. The basin is tidal and surrounded by high density housing therefor it is not certain that some or all of the pollution is from anchored boats. Many smaller powerboats pass through the basin everyday. There have been no arrests that I am aware of. There are two concrete docking piers for dingies.

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      4. Beryl Nelson -  May 1, 2018 - 5:29 pm

        I am in the Turks and Caicos and was surprised to have this message displayed when I clicked on the above link: “Forbidden – Visitors from your country are not permitted to browse this site.” ???

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