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Ft. Myers beach marinas?

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I'm thinking about bringing my cal 27 down from st. Petersburg to Ft. Myers Beach or Sanibel area for March and April. My folks are going to be RV-ing there and I'd like to take them out for some daysails.

Anybody have any recommendations for a convenient marina with nice facilities where I can get out on the water easily?


I'll probably spend a couple of weekends there too.

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Yeah I checked there and also read my guidebook. Was hoping for a local opinion. There weren't many reviews on active captain.
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Marinatown is up river at the US 41 bridge on the n.w. corner. Good marina, good restuarants, easy to get into and a short sail to the gulf. If the wind gets ugly it is a nice cozy place to sit it out.
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closer to the beach

That looks like a nice facilty, however I'd like to stay closer to the beach if possible. I know there is a mooring field at Ft. Myers Beach, but a dock would be ideal.
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Sorry that I can not be of more help. I have an aversion to crowds and tricky channels with shoaling and underwater obstacles (Sanibel Marina). I usually stay away from Ft. Myers Beach for just those reasons. The sail down river to the gulf is, to me, a much better alternative.
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