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...]
Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island, a little barrier island about 7 miles long. It's also home for Blue Turtle and crew. It's a small quaint little town with gorgeous sugar sand beaches and lots of activities from water sports and boating to bike riding and fishing.
Below you will find all the blog posts that we've tagged as 'Fort Myers Beach.'
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
If you live in the southwest Florida area, then you no doubt heard about the storm and tornado that came through last night. Winter storms like his one around here are rare and tornadoes in the area even rarer. Normally, we are always on alert for hurricanes during hurricane season and can relax in … [Read more...]
Every year Randy and I both take the week between Christmas and New Years off. Things typically slow down in the corporate world and my clients are usually out of the office celebrating the holidays with their families, and with Corey being out of school it makes it a great time for us to get away. … [Read more...]
Randy and I first attended the Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival last year. Our friend, Mary Kay hooked us up with pirate costumes and we all went out. It was a blast and we decided then that we wouldn't miss this event again.This year, we decided to get off the dock and take Blue Turtle just … [Read more...]