Finally the red tide has subsided in our area and the temperatures have dropped below the 90's! We survived another scathing summer here in Southwest Florida and are happy to report that we finally made it off the dock last weekend. It was a short weekend trip but just enough time to decompress and … [Read more...] about Finally off the dock! Time to go cruising!
If you follow us on Facebook, you might have heard that the Blue Turtle crew was invited to help bring back a 48' Sea Ray from the East coast of Florida to Fort Myers Beach. Our friends, Will and Tiff (check out their blog TeamWiff.com) just purchased a new-to-them 48' Sea Ray Sedan Bridge and asked … [Read more...] about Cruising the East Coast of Florida & Lake Okeechobee aboard a 48′ Sea Ray
Near the end of March, Corey had his spring break so we decided to get off the dock and spend some time at anchor at Keewaydin. The trip there was perfect and we had amazing weather the first part of the week. On our way there we were passed by a group of friends from Snookbight who were out for a … [Read more...] about Spring break 2018 at Keewaydin
As you might already know, two weeks ago Blue Turtle crew presented at TrawlerFest in Stuart, Florida. This was our second time attending the show as presenters and we had a fabulous time staying at the Hutchinson Island Marriott where the show was being held. We also got to have dinner a couple of … [Read more...] about TrawlerFest 2018 trip wrap-up
Last weekend, we decided to take advantage of some gorgeous Florida winter weather and the Presidents' Day holiday (Corey was out of school for 2 days) and get off the dock for some cruising. My youngest nephew, Ryan, joined us as well since older brother Jack spent his weekend in Bradenton with … [Read more...] about Enjoying Florida winter weather at New Pass
TrawlerFest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows designed for cruising enthusiasts that feature an in-water selection of new and pre-owned cruising powerboats, the latest in marine gear and services, and first-class education & demonstrations. Last year, we were invited to give a … [Read more...] about Blue Turtle crew slated for TrawlerFest Florida 2018
We recently received an email message from a reader asking us the following question: I’m rather new to Fort Myers and we are pursuing boat living! Our only issue is we are complete novices and have never owned nor driven a boat! Where do we begin?? We don’t know anyone here with a boat yet to … [Read more...] about Living aboard a boat … where do we begin?
Happy belated New Year! Hope everyone's holidays were fantastic! Blue Turtle and crew had a short post-Christmas cruise like always, however, this year it was plagued with the flu/cold/crud. Our original cruising plan was to leave Fort Myers Beach the day after Christmas and head north to Cayo … [Read more...] about Another New Year for Blue Turtle and crew
Since we had an extra day with the Thanksgiving holiday, we decided to cruise out to Franklin Lock and Dam this past weekend. We've made this trip several times in the past and usually it's once cooler weather arrives. We love visiting here because it is a different landscape from the beaches we … [Read more...] about Post Thanksgiving trip to W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam
After 3 sweltering summer months (Aug.—Oct.) we finally made it off the dock last weekend. Enjoying some wonderful cool "Fall" weather, we cruised out to New Pass, a favorite anchoring spot, where we would meet up with Corey's friend, Sam who was being dropped off by car by his parents. We … [Read more...] about Weekend at New Pass and a minor battery issue