Welcome Peggi and Peter,
There is much complaining about Florida anchorages
disappearing - not to mention the bridge inconveniences as you get into South Florida if you are cruising by way of the ICW
, some of it from us. Having said that, it's very doable, and there are nice anchorages
and a few mooring
fields along the way. We even did the bridges and stayed inside last winter because of bad weather
The Late Skipper
Bob's Anchorages of the ICW
book is very good. Ours is tattered and has many notes. Jones Fruit Dock
is still a part of old Florida history
, and you may have to raft up at a mooring in Vero Beach, but that works as well. Southport Anchorage moorings in Stuart are just an hour up the St. Lucie River and a good spot to hang out for a while. We anchored in upscale Boca Raton at the edge of a sand bar last trip for a beautiful evening. (The No-Wake restrictions in Boca Raton and further south in Broward County have greatly improved wake conditions. Crandon Park has moorings and good access to shopping
as well. No Name Harbor is isolated, but delightful (check out the iguanas in the trees).
If your question related more to permanent mooring conditions in Naples, I can't provide any input since we usually exit at No Name Harbor for the Bahamas
You have landed in a great forum for good advice and opinions.