Last week we had my sister, Tracy, and nephews, Jack & Ryan, aboard for spring break. Since the kids were all out of school for a full week, our original plan was to head to the Keys and anchor out near Key West to do some spear fishing and kayaking and then head into Key West for the weekend … [Read more...] about Spring Break cruising “stay-cation”
Cayo Costa State Park
Cayo Costa State Park has a lot to offer as an anchoring destination. It's one of the largest barrier islands in Florida and is only accessible by boat. Visitors without a boat can take a water taxi to the island where they can camp overnight or just visit for the day. For cruisers, this is a great spot since you can anchor there and stay on your boat and take a short dingy ride over to the island to fish, swim, ride bikes, hike the trails or just be a beach bum.
Below you will find all the blog posts that we've tagged as 'Cayo Costa State Park.'
Every year between Christmas and New Years we take a trip on Blue Turtle. During this time, business slows down for both Randy and I and Corey is out of school. It gives us a good length of time to cruise and anchor out somewhere so we can all decompress and destress. But first, Captiva… This … [Read more...] about Post Christmas Cayo Costa trip
With all the hard work we've been putting in at work and on the boat projects, we decided to get away last weekend for a quick trip to Cayo Costa to meet Sea Crazy and crew. The trip there was GORGEOUS! We had a mama and baby dolphin riding our bow for about 10 minutes on the way there. Such a cool … [Read more...] about Cayo Costa weekend with Sea Crazy
I'm finally getting around to posting about our trip to Cayo Costa 2 weeks ago. We met Johnny and April of Sea Crazy and their friends Steve and Ellie out at Cayo Costa for a relaxing winter weekend. We decided to take along our sunfish sailboat so Corey could sail and explore and take folks for a … [Read more...] about Valentine’s weekend at Cayo Costa with Sea Crazy
Last weekend, Randy's sister, Tammy, and her husband Scott were in town and staying on Randy's dad's boat in Fisherman's Village. We had planned to meet them in Cayo Costa for the weekend but we had a cold front come through that was projecting 30 mph wind gusts on Saturday. Unfortunately, they … [Read more...] about Cayo Costa, the perfect cold front anchorage
I'm finally getting around to posting about our fantastic Memorial Day weekend (last weekend) on anchor at Captiva and then Cayo Costa. Randy, Corey and I first anchored for a night in our favorite Captiva spot where we dinghied to shore at Jenson's Marina and hiked over to the beach near The Mucky … [Read more...] about Memorial Day Weekend at Captiva & Cayo Costa
With Uncle Gerry in town for the wedding, we decided to head to Cayo Costa this weekend and meet up with Johnny and April on Sea Crazy. Gerry was with us for the ride there and would leave with his brother and April on Sunday. When we departed the marina, the tide was going out and it was already … [Read more...] about Weekend at Cayo Costa with Sea Crazy
Each year, Randy and I try to take some time off the week between Christmas and New Years. Last Year, we went to Keewaydin Island for the first time and stopped at the Naples City Marina on our return trip. Since we really haven't cruised north past Cayo Costa (except for when we brought home Blue … [Read more...] about FMB to Sarasota, FL, Dec. 26-30th
Well, we finally got off the dock last weekend! It had been 4 months since we returned from the Keys in early August. After that trip, it was back to the grind with work, school and some boat maintenance. For the last few years, it has been a tradition in our family to take advantage of our extra … [Read more...] about Post Thanksgiving trip to Cayo Costa
The local forecast for Easter weekend here was all doom and gloom. According to our local weather stations we were to have a 70-80% chance of precipitation on Friday and Saturday, but we weren't going to let this keep us on the dock. Randy and I have been working our butts off painting the exterior … [Read more...] about Easter weekend at Cayo Costa & Captiva