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LOCAL CAPE CORAL INFO NEEDED

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Gary B, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Gary B

    Gary B Active Member

    278
    May 20, 2015
    Long Island
    2007 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    We live in the Northeast and are considering a rental this winter in Cape Coral. We have a 20’ boat that will fit behind one of the places we are considering. In looking at google maps it is hard to tell how long it would take to get to the river or gulf from a canal near veterans memorial parkway and right off of S.W. 20th Avenue.

    Any insights as well as local knowledge would be awesome.

    Thanks
     
  2. fr8dog

    fr8dog Active Member

    399
    May 25, 2012
    Florida
    Currently Boatless
    460DA
    300DA
    370EC
    Boatless
    Without an exact address I cannot be exact, but probably 45 minutes to the river. It's all an idle speed zone, though many cheat. You will likely have a couple bridges to go under and there are locks located at Cape Harbor. That can be quite a wait on occasion. Once in the river it is slow speed till about half way to the Sanibel Bridge.
     
  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    If you’re west of Chiquita you have a lock to deal with.... my guess is 40 minutes east of Chiquita... but depends on where you are..you could have to do a lot of snaking
     
  4. rmlsll

    rmlsll Active Member

    224
    Oct 11, 2009
    Saugatuck MI / Cape Coral FL
    340 Sundancer 2004
    24' Avalon Tritoon 2019
    10' Zodiac
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser V-Drive
    150 hp Mercury outboard 4 stroke
    SW 20th Ave and Veterans to the river is over a hour. I am just north of cape coral parkway between agulinda and the spreader and it takes about 40 min to get to the river.
     
  5. Gary B

    Gary B Active Member

    278
    May 20, 2015
    Long Island
    2007 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    Thank you all for the insights. You confirmed what we thought in terms of the travel time to get out of the canals.

    Any suggestions on places to go and things to do with a 20’ in Cape Coral?
     
  6. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Ft Myer anchor on the beach and rent lounge chairs, sanibel beach, Mucky duck for lunch dock inland at a marina, rum runners, Westin has a couple nice restaurants
     
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  7. rmlsll

    rmlsll Active Member

    224
    Oct 11, 2009
    Saugatuck MI / Cape Coral FL
    340 Sundancer 2004
    24' Avalon Tritoon 2019
    10' Zodiac
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser V-Drive
    150 hp Mercury outboard 4 stroke
    Tons of boating to do here, stay between the navaids. We go to south end of north captiva on the outside. If gulf is relatively calm its a really nice area. On your way home head up into St James City and stop at ragged ass or Woody's. Oh. and The Boat House up river is a days boating .
     
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  8. DB360

    DB360 Active Member

    141
    Feb 25, 2010
    CAPE CORAL, FL.
    360 SUNDANCER 2004
    BOW THRUSTER
    YANMAR DIESEL 315'S
    8 KW KOHLER
    4 HP JOHNSON
    Have finalized your plan yet?
     
  9. Gary B

    Gary B Active Member

    278
    May 20, 2015
    Long Island
    2007 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    Close but not finalized
     
  10. Gary B

    Gary B Active Member

    278
    May 20, 2015
    Long Island
    2007 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    As a newbie to Cape Coral Boating we would welcome recommendations on a places in the Cape Coral area (within 15-20 minute ride from the Cape Harbor Lock) to beach a 20’ outboard boat and hang. Thanks in advance!
     
  11. rumrunner

    rumrunner Member

    306
    Mar 27, 2007
    Lake St.Clair, Michigan
    1996 33 Searay Sundancer
    Mercruiser 7.4 MPI
    Check out Picnic Island. May be a bit longer than 20 min... Check the chart. Watch the tide if you beach!
     
  12. Gary B

    Gary B Active Member

    278
    May 20, 2015
    Long Island
    2007 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    Thank you
     

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