Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
From there, you can anchor in Ft Myers beach or grab a mooring ball. Lots and lots of restaurants and stores to restock and relax. Ft Myers Beach has its own little flair, I guess. Pretty white poweder sand the typical beach-front living atmosphere. If you feel ambitious from there, you can hop off to the Dry Tortugas. They are about 121 miles southwest. I would really urge you to see them if you can. They are one of my favorite places on this planet, probably due to their seclusion from everyone else. Be aware that it is all offshore and you cannot (or let me say, should not) attempt to enter the park at night unless you swim well. Lots and lots of shipwrecks. But that also makes great diving and snorkeling. The fort itself is a page from history and you could spend a month there and still not feel that you have seen enough. Do be aware that there is no water or food so you have to bring in everything with you.
I hope that helps. Good luck with it. Take lots of pics and put them on Sailnet!!!
Hey CD, in the Dry Tortugas where can one drop anchor near the fort?
any mooring balls out there?