It's hard to believe that 6 years ago we brought Blue Turtle home and moved aboard. I mentioned to Randy the other day that this is the longest I have lived anywhere in my adult life since moving out of my parent's home in my 20's. I feel like Blue Turtle is part of us as much as we are part of her. … [Read more...] about Blue Turtle crew celebrates 6 years living aboard
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
For anyone not following us on social media, we recently posted that my article, "Tortugas Bound!," has been published in the March 2018 issue of PassageMaker Magazine! It's so exciting to see my article and photographs in print! This was such an amazing opportunity to share our experiences … [Read more...] about Blue Turtle & crew published in PassageMaker magazine!
In the past couple of weeks I've had a few folks reach out to us asking for an example of what they should expect to pay for slip rental in marinas in the Southwest Florida area. This post is intended to be a guide on how marinas charge for live aboards and what to look for in your search. The … [Read more...] about Fort Myers Beach live aboard marinas – what to expect to pay
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