It was great!  We had a final count of seven boats who found their way to Fisherman’s Village via the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway for our April 18-21, 2017, cruise. Three boats came all the way from Burnt Store Isles in Punta Gorda! In total, ten boats arrived after braving Charlotte Harbor on a somewhat windy day. We all made it safely and settled in for a fun-filled, three-day adventure.

The afternoon of Day One was a time to settle in, catch up, shop, or take a dip in the pool.  We had snacks and docktails and a few rounds of cornhole before dinner.  Dinner was pork tenderloin on the grill accompanied as usual, by some superb sides brought by members.

On Day Two, 16 CCCC members came by car to join us for a delightful cruise up the Peace River aboard the Lady Charlotte, a nearly new passenger/cruise vessel. Cruisers were treated to sightings of playful dolphin, beautiful Roseate Spoonbills, and a couple of good-sized gators. The tour was narrated by our own Captain Doug Rhees who is well versed on Florida wildlife! A few more carloads of members drove up from Cape Coral later to join us all for dinner at The Village Fish Market in Center Court of Fisherman’s Village. We had a hungry crowd of 48 diners! What a delightful turnout.

Day Three folks were free to explore on their own.  A few took advantage of Punta Gorda’s free bike rentals and, literally, went to town!  Other folks walked the hiking trails and checked out the workout stations along the way.  Several others peeked into the many shops FV has to offer … I saw shopping bags!  (And some of us napped!)  Dinner was ‘on your own’  and there were several restaurants in the downtown area waiting to satisfy everyone’s appetite!  As it turned out, twelve of us headed in one direction, while eight of us headed in another.  After dinner, the evening… and the cruise… culminated with yet another magnificent Florida sunset!

Thanks to everyone who came and helped make this a fun experience!  What a great group of people that comprise the Cape Coral Cruise Club!

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 Phil Kryger at 239-541-0236. Read additional Club information on its website,  Like us on Facebook.


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