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Cruising Cayo Costa

Cayo Costa ("key by the coast") is one of the largest underdeveloped barrier islands in Florida. The island is directly south of Boca Grande and just North of North Captiva Island.

JAMES LOTSPEICH WILL BE THE CRUISE LEADER for this cruise. Feel free to call James or e-mail him if you have questions. Email or call (719) 290-1034.
Friday, April 26th Rally in Matanzas Pass. Rendezvous with fellow cruisers in Ft Myers Beach for a shoreside dinner on the water.  Moorings are available via the Matanzas Pass Mooring Field (reserve on Dockwa), Pink Shell Marina (limited availability), or Moss Marina.


Saturday, April 27th   Travel the ICW or on the outside to anchor in Pelican Bay.


Sunday, April 28th Meet up with fellow cruisers for picnic lunch on the beach. Dinghy to the beach near the anchorage.


Monday, Apr 29th – Return home.


SKIPPERS PLEASE RSVP to receive cruise updates. Entry into Cayo Costa is not difficult, but requires some preparation and study.  Updates, including skippers previous experience in this area will be distributed only to those that RSVP. Go to the GCSC website Cruising, Calendar tab, Cayo Costa and hit the Registration Button to get on the Skipper distribution list for this event.


RESERVE YOUR SLIP OR MOORING NOW!!! Call the Dock Masters at Pink Shell Resort (239) 463-8620‬ or 

reserve a city mooring in Matanzas Pass via Dockwa (map). Be sure to check mast height and mooring number to ensure you can make it to your chosen mooring. The Matanzas Pass Bridge is 65’ according to the charts.


Details regarding any additional social activities will be provided soon.

Friday, April 26, 2024 to Monday, April 29, 2024
Cayo Costa State Park, Fl
Coordinates: 26°40'19 N 82°14'49 W
Additional Info:
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee