Janae, second the rec for Skipper
. Don't know about the dog part, but we have anchored in the Ashley River, just across from the big municipal marina with the megadock. I believe we got internet
on the boat
, probably with a small directional antenna
, and I'm sure we'd get it with our bullet now. There's a strong reversing current
there, but good holding, and we stayed on one hook for a week.
We're in Titusville now (just watched yesterday's launch). Actually staying a week at the Point Kennedy Yacht Club & Marina. Its been run down, but lots of repairs
going on now. Docks are being improved, pool is sparkling clean and refreshing, new pub (beer/wine) just opened 4 days ago, internet seems good, friendly staff (although small). Weekly price
was much better than Titusville Municipal Marina, although no knocks on that place at all, they have taken great care of us in the past when anchored out.
We've never done Florida
, its too easy (especially going north) to take day or single
overnight hops on the outside. Good fishing
too, but you gotta spring for rigged ballyhoo for guaranteed mahi in the freezer
We have stopped at Dinner Key Marina (mooring ball) in Coconut Grove/Miami area, were just there and not super pleased with the new temporary facilities. Plus, no internet. We stopped in Lake Worth
, went to two marinas
(we usually anchor
out, but I'm working and really, really need internet and the ability to get the wife/kids off the boat
easily or I get grumpy). Didn't like Cannonsport, did like Lakeport municipal marina.
A few years ago we made the passage
from Titusville, 30 miles in ICW to Ponce Inlet, then offshore
to Charleston. Took us two days (left in morning, arrived Charleston entrance 48 hours later, plus several hours in to Ashley river). Seemed like a good passage
, had some gulf stream lift
plus prevailing southwesterlies.
In South Carolina, we found nice anchorages between Charleston and Savannah coming south one year, and I remember the anchorages but forget their names/where they were. Definitely look to Skipper
Bob's for suggestions. Sorry I can't recall
specifics, maybe I will post from boat later today if I remember.
Have a good trip.