After washing out last year due to Hurricane Irma, Pam & Armond Sikes finally accomplished their objective this year. With perfect weather, calm seas and no major boat problems, 8 boats arrived to enjoy the beautiful Naples Boat Club on Naples Bay September 18 – 21.
With this post, we proudly launch our Go Boating Pros Series. In it, we will regularly post articles about area boating resources, services, unique products and a host of other topics in order to further enhance your SW Florida boating experiences.
This installment features alternative propulsion craft. Many people might not even be aware that there are options outside internal combustion power. One example we found was the new Island Packet L24e, an electric propulsion launch with solar-assist. A low maintenance boating alternative loaded with comfort and conveniences, this attractive, alternative craft can let you cruise for less than $2/day!
Its freshwater sink, transom shower, drawer-style refrigerator and pop-up electric-ﬂush marine head gives you all there conveniences you could want—all in the quiet ambiance and zero emission operation electric propulsion provides. It even has a remote control hardtop canopy lowers to become a cockpit cover keeping everything safe and sound.
If you are planning on making a trip to downtown Fort Myers, Legacy Harbour Marina is a great place to stop and dock your boat. To make your experience more enjoyable, here are a few tips on boating to Legacy Harbour Marina. Make reservations by telephone or email in advance, so that we may place you in a slip best suited to your boat! Legacy Harbour Marina is located on the Caloosahatchee River in the Downtown Fort Myers area. The river has a number of Manatee Protection and Boater Safety Zones. Always be aware of these zones and slow or idle as mandated. The marina lies within the quarter mile rim of the river which is a slow speed zone.
We monitor the marine radio on Channel #16. After hailing the marina we will ask you to change to our working Channel #12. The entrance to the marina is on our eastern side between Channel Marker #49 and the Caloosahatchee Bridge. We are happy to give you directions to your slip and help you with your dock lines.
It is a beautiful marina with all floating docks. Since the marina docks float up and down with the tide, it allows for easy access on and off your boat. Boats can be tied snug to the dock without worry of tidal changes. When arriving at the marina have fenders and dock lines ready: bow, stern and spring lines.
After you arrive you can relax and enjoy gatherings under the Chickee Hut, use the Heated Swimming Pool, our Captains Lounge or exercise in our Fitness Room. We provide two sets of Restrooms, Showers, Laundry, Free Wi-Fi and TV. Walk to Groceries, Shopping, Restaurants, Park, and Downtown Events.
Gasparilla Marina is one of South West Florida’s finest deepwater marinas with a storage capacity of 1000+ boats.
We offer traditional wet and dry storage or storage in our 2-acre fully enclosed facility, protecting your vessel from the elements. With 5 forklifts having up to a 42,000 lb capacity and 2 travel lifts handling up to 70-tons we can store and service most any size vessel.
Other amenities include 24 hour security, on-site sales and service, fuel dock, bait shop, ships store, showers, laundry facilities and boat rentals.
If you’re looking for a daytrip our onsite restaurant, Waterside Bar and Grill is the perfect location offering indoor and outdoor seating, entertainment, daily food and drink specials. Maybe you’d like to dock at the marina overnight, no worries our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30 am to 11 PM daily.
Thousands of boaters from all over Florida have discovered the relaxed atmosphere and quality service at Gasparilla Marina. Since we are located directly on a deep water channel just off Boca Grande, you avoid those frustrating no-wake zones. Customers enjoy easy, high speed access to Charlotte Harbor, the Intercoastal Waterway, the world famous Boca Grande Pass, and everything that lies beyond.
Gasparilla Marina is a first class, full service marina just minutes from the intercoastal, Gulf of Mexico and world famous Boca Grande Pass. Stop by and ask for a tour!