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Re: SW Florida- Big Marcos Pass to Ten Thousand Islands
I was too chicken drawing 4.5, and went all the way round Cape Romano Shoals every time.
I know it can be done with local knowledge, but with the tide dividing in the middle, a lot of timing is involved. If you are Tow Boat or Sea Tow call them in Marco for local knowledge and timing.
I find those guys very helpful, as they know they'll have to come get you if you don't make it.
Ten Thousand Islands is worth it even if you have to go around. Bring your good screens and your bug spray. Be prepared to anchor in a fast current.