Southwest Florida Lifestyle Articles

What Are Canal Speed Limits?

What Are Canal Speed Limits?

What’s the Speed Limit in Canals? Put simply, most people describe it as the slowest speed possible while maintaining control of the vessel. There is no universal figure that applies, for good reason. Here’s the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission definition: “Slow...

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Fort Myers Boat Show 2022

Fort Myers Boat Show 2022

Fort Myers Boat ShowThe 50th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show once again takes over the historic downtown riverfront, November 10-13, 2022. This is the largest display of boats, boating products, and services on Florida’s west coast, featuring over 600 boats on land and in...

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Cape Coral – Fort Myers Waterfront Tours and Taxis

Cape Coral – Fort Myers Waterfront Tours and Taxis

Canal Cruises and Water TaxisDon't Have a Boat? No Worries!Here is a sampling of captains offering waterfront tours and transportation. Afterall, to really immerse yourself in Southwest Florida, you need see it from the water! Most of the tour operators offer a...

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Southwest Florida Waterways

Southwest Florida Waterways

Lee County Waterways ToolDid you know there is a Southwest Florida Waterways tool? While it's not meant to be a navigational aid for boaters, it is a good overview of some of the basics such as marinas, boat ramps, reefs, and shipwrecks. For example, the waterway...

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Boating Destinations in Southwest Florida

Boating Destinations in Southwest Florida

Discover Boating Options in Southwest Florida One of the reasons Southwest Florida is so popular for boaters is that there are endless destinations for day cruising, anchoring, or overnights at marinas. And of course, the aqua blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the...

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Pet Friendly Beaches in Southwest Florida

Pet Friendly Beaches in Southwest Florida

The Southwest Florida tourism bureau makes it easy to find pet friendly beaches, restaurants, and more. Bringing a dog to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is easier than ever."Nothing makes a dog happier than a day by the sand, so we’ve made finding...

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Gulf Star Marina – Fort Myers Beach

Gulf Star Marina – Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach Has a New MarinaBilled as "The World’s First SMART Marina"From their web site:Gulf Star Marina is the world’s first marina to use ASAR technology. ASAR is a revolutionary automated storage and retrieval system. This advanced technology – with...

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