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Marco's cheap. Just drag your boat up on the beach and set up a tent on Dickman's. Nobody will bug you
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So you skipped Naples and Marco Island?
Yes, been to Naples on land and it wasn't anything to see a second time IMO. Near as I could tell marco had nothing to see worth the risk of taking my deep draft into.

It was less trouble to just do a straight shot from Dry Tortugas to Ft Myers Beach

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Yes, been to Naples on land and it wasn't anything to see a second time IMO. Near as I could tell marco had nothing to see worth the risk of taking my deep draft into.

It was less trouble to just do a straight shot from Dry Tortugas to Ft Myers Beach


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I was only half joking

I have done it. It was a bit of a gong show, surf lift stern, drop bows, bows dig into sand, surf lifts bows, rudders dig into sand, 90 degrees one way, 180 degrees back, straighten her out, rudders hit again annnnnd glide up on beach. It was something like that any way. The surf there is chaotic. I have a short vid for proof, but I never uploaded to Youtube or anything.

Seriously though, you can camp for free on several islands around Marco. There are enough unregulated spoil islands along the Florida gulf coast that you could sail the whole length of it and beach every night and legally camp. Might have to pay for some but even those are cheap.

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Yes, and shark spray lol.

Marco and the 10000 Islands to Florida Bay is easily one of the prettiest and most interesting places I have been in the entire US, but shoal draft is pretty much a must if you want to see it.
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"Meanwhile back in San Fransisco" - Van Morrisson

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