Grady White Club Event in Sarasota

TENTATIVE PROPOSED ITINERARY FOR CIRCUMNAVIGATE FLORIDA TRIP
Sat. Nov. 18 AM North meeting place at Cannons ICW Marker 33

  • 8:20 AM South meeting place at Big Pass channel
  • Communications on VHF channel 78.
  • To City of Ft. Myers Yacht Basin about 85 miles, arrive by noon. See note 1 below
  • 1300 Lee St Fort Myers, FL 33901 1 239 334 8271 8am-6pm daily
  • Winyah Hotel & Suites, Fort Myers 0.7 miles 2038 W First St 239-332-2048

Sun. Nov. 2 – To Stuart FL 130 miles Subject to waterway being open.

  • Pirates Cove Resort & Marina – www.piratescoveresort.net – (772) 223-0862

Mon. Nov. 3 To Miami 109 miles.

  • City Marina is Miamarina at Bayside. 305-579-6955. 45 transient births.
  • http://www.vantagepointguides.com/marinas/miamarina_bayside.htm
  • Holiday Inn Port of Miami- Downtown is 0.1 mi. south, 877- 863-4780‎; (305) 371-4400‎
  • See note 2 below

Tues. Nov. 4 – Through Biscayne Bay to Duck Key. About 100 miles.

  • Hawk’s Key Marina. See Note 3 below.
  • 85 slips. Accommodations $145 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Reservations. 1-888-313-5749

Wed. Nov. 5 – Hawk’s Key Marina Duck Key

  • Thurs. Nov. 6 To Everglades City 66 miles See note 4 below.
  • Rod and Gun Club 239-695-2101. 17 transients.
  • PM optional: Air boat through the Everglades

Fri. Nov. 7 – Sat. Nov. 8. Optional:

  • To Naples: City Dock – 239-213-3070
  • Cove Inn Reservations – 800-255-4365
  • Cove Inn Naples
  • To Ft. Myers: City of Ft. Myers Yacht Basin 1 239 334 8271 8am-6pm daily
  • Winyah Hotel & Suites, Fort Myers 0.7 miles 2038 W First St 239-332-2048
  • To Sarasota about 155 miles

NOTE all miles above are: Statute miles

NOTE 1: City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin
Located at Mile Marker 135 on the Okeechobee Waterway, 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers Yacht Basin is a well designed and protected marina. It is owned and operated by the City of Fort Myers. There is 10 feet of water in the ICW and an average of 6 feet of water at the docks. The docks are in good condition and the staff is competent, professional, friendly and helpful.
The marina is located in historic downtown Fort Myers. Many restaurants and historical sites are nearby and worthy of a visit. Centennial Park located next to the Marina. The marina has the distinction of being the friendliest on the waterway. You will find its prices for both fuel and dockage to be very competitive.
The Marina’s water location is on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River between the Edison Bridges and the Caloosahatchee Bridge in downtown Fort Myers. There is little or no current in and around the marina.
NOTE 2: MIAMARINA AT BAYSIDE
Latitude 25.47.0 N / Longitude 80.11.0 W Located at Statute Mile 1090 on the Atlantic ICW at Marker 53, Just South of the Port of Miami Causeway / Dodge Island Bridge 

monitoring vhf channels 16 & 18 

conveniences & features: Protected Deep Water Slips; Concrete Docks & Finger Piers; 30/50/100 Amp Service; Cable TV / Internet Access; Laundry Facilities & Pumpout
Miamarina is situated within the Bayside Marketplace, an internationally flavored assortment of over 100 stores, shops, restaurants, and cafes. Our marina is located next door to the American Airlines Arena, home of the NBA’s Miami Heat, and just a short distance from such local attractions as South Beach, Miami Children’s Museum, Parrot Jungle Island, and the Miami Seaquarium.
6 miles to Coconut Grove.
Restaurants nearby: Los Ranchos of Bayside Restaurant‎ Bubba Gump Shrimp Co Hard Rock Cafe‎ Bongos Cuban Cafe‎ – Lombardi’s Restaurant‎ – Hooters
NOTE 3: HAWKS KEY MARINA
Follow Hawk Channel to Marker 44. If traveling the Intracoastal Waterway, cross to Hawk Channel at the Channel 5 Bridge. Upon arriving at Marker 44, place heading at approximately 255° for 8 statute miles. You will see the 8 channel entrance markers on the south-center of Duck Key on the ocean side
The latitude / longitude for the channel entrance to Hawks Cay Marina is:
24° 45′ 48″ N | 80° 54′ 40″ W. VHF Channel 16
NOTE 4: ROD AND GUN CLUB.
The Rod and Gun Club is located on the Barron River approximately 42 statute miles from Capri Pass on Marco Island. You will need NOAA Chart 11430.
Follow the channel at Indian Pass for approximately 5.8 statute miles to Chokoloskee Bay. Head northeast following the channel to the Barron River. The marina will be on your starboard side as you move up the river.