Originally Posted by RKsailsolo
I might take you up on that Tim. I google earthed it and was shocked to see what I thought were hundreds of slips in open water but realized I was looking at high aerials of Cape Coral
like communities built on the natural sound area. The old land developers would never get away with that today.
Which is better sailing water, Tampa Bay or Gasparilla sound?
Hmmm... 2 different areas.
Tampa Bay, plenty of marinas
and opportunities to pull in somewhere, downtown St Pete is great, good sailing in the bay, but need to watch out for the tower trash and of course the shipping
channel. Little Harbor on east side of bay is great day trip and wonderful tiki bar on the beach. Good gunk hole in mouth of Manatee river or couple good marinas
there also. Plenty of developments and other traffic. You can go up the inside Boca Ciega Bay and find what ever you need, marinas, yards, anchorage etc.. And traffic..
, some skinny water but great sailing also, awesome anchor
spots, Pelican Bay, Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa park, Love Tunnel, lots of undeveloped land, less traffic, no tower trash, more remote
. Gasparilla Marina is great but hour sail north end. Quiet little place. Head
south on the inside and Captiva is great, and then pop out into Fort Myers
Beach. All good (cept the miserable mile..avoid on Sunday afternoons)
Like em both for different reasons.....
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