You might have noticed by now how quiet our blog has been this summer. It's usually filled with photos and stories of our adventures to the Keys or Dry Tortugas. This year, we were unable to make our Dry Tortugas trip that we've done the last 4 years in a row. With a boy who is now a teenager, our … [Read more...] about Our first non-cruising summer aboard Blue Turtle
Fort Myers Beach
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
Last weekend marked our third attendance at the annual Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade organized by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Salty Sam's Marina. Last year, we cruised from Snookbight Marina to Salty Sam's to the stay the weekend and enjoy the parade which was being staged … [Read more...] about Lights & festivities abound at the annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade
As everyone has heard by now, Hurricane Irma has been wreaking havoc on the Caribbean islands, the Bahamas and Cuba with its path set on making landfall in Florida on Sunday. Earlier in the week we watched as Irma gained mass and power and started heading in our direction. By Wednesday, most of the … [Read more...] about Bracing for Hurricane Irma
It sometimes can be bittersweet when you’re moving to a new home, town or in our case, new marina. When we first moved Blue Turtle from Cape Coral Yacht Club to Snookbight Marina 4 and half years ago, we honestly thought we’d be staying there at least until Corey graduated from high school. We did … [Read more...] about Why we left Snookbight Marina
This past weekend, Shrimp Festival and spring break were in full swing. Shrimp Fest is always a great time to be on our little island of Fort Myers Beach. It's festive, fun and crazy with spring break happening at the same time. Last year we missed Shrimp Fest because I had just had surgery on my … [Read more...] about Shrimp Festival 2017 Fort Myers Beach
This past weekend, we took Blue Turtle to Salty Sam's Marina to stay 2 nights and watch the Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade. We left Snook Bight on Friday afternoon and took a short cruise over to Salty Sam's. On our way there, we were escorted by several pods of dolphin (Check out our … [Read more...] about FMB Christmas Boat Parade & Salty Sam’s “stay-cation”
Come celebrate the Christmas spirit at the 28th Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The parade is held on Saturday, December 3rd and starts at Salty Sam's Marina and will pass though Matanzas Harbor and the first two canals of Siesta Isles. We participated in the parade in 2014 aboard a … [Read more...] about FMB Christmas Boat Parade – Join in the festivities!
Pirate Festival on Fort Myers Beach is always a blast. This marks our third year attending and this year was no different. We had planned to take Blue Turtle to Matanzas Bridge on the North end of the island to anchor for the weekend, but our generator currently isn't working since we have the … [Read more...] about Yar! It’s Pirate Festival on Fort Myers Beach!
It's hard to believe that just a week and a half ago Randy and I got married. It's been a whirlwind of memories the past few weeks. Things were so hectic with family in town and getting ready for our trip to the Dry Tortugas and Keys, the actual wedding day is a blur it went by so fast! It was an … [Read more...] about We tied the knot!