Nine Bridges, 7 Hours: Florida West Coast ICW

Headed up Florida’s West Coast ICW? Bridge opening information and details. WE MADE IT!


Underway! At long last!

Favorite Florida West Coast Cruising Guide?

What do you look for in a cruising guide?  We want detailed mile by mile information on every anchorage, overhead satellite photos, a brief description of the anchorage as well as what directions are sheltered from the wind and any other information specific to anchoring there.  Unfortunately such a cruising guide does not exist (at […]

Sail the Southwest Florida Coast to the Keys 8 Hours at a Time

Do you want to leisurely explore the Southwest Florida coast with all its natural beauty, flora and fauna? Check out Commuter Cruiser’s Daysail the Southwest Florida Coast Google Map. Anchorages and suggestions given for alternative anchorages as well as a photo and link to a more detailed post about the anchorage.

Kayaking Tarpon Bay, Sanibel Island

Our quiet relaxing paddle through a mangrove maze ends in a frantic paddle against breaking waves to get back to the boat. Always remember, when a kayak goes out, it must come back!

Ding Darling Sanibel Island Anchorage

There just aren’t a lot of anchorages that allow a cruising sailboat to enjoy all Sanibel Island has to offer, no marinas that we can get into with a 5 1/2 ft draft. But we found a spot just off the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and enjoyed the island.

Return from Boca Grande

Cutting our trip to Boca Grande short because of building wind and waves, we headed back for serene beaches and manatees, closer to where we were anchored.

Dinkin’ Around Boca Grande, SW Florida

Hanging out on Boca Grande beach, playground of the rich and famous including President Bush’s favorite fishing hole, and my favorite lighthouse…

Pub Crawl & Beach Hopping

Southwest Florida’s barrier islands have so many beaches … so much exploring to do … so little time.

Ft Myers Beach City Mooring Field: Things To Know

Everything you’ll need to know about the Ft Myers Beach Mooring Field, before you get there.