Blue Turtle Cruising

Social distancing the live aboard way.…

This post may contain affiliate links Please read our disclosure for more information. By now just about everyone in the United States has been affected, in some way, by the Coroavirus. We were very aware of the virus the weekend we were at TrawlerFest Stuart and noticed things getting a little weird when we got …

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Spring Break cruising “stay-cation”

Last week we had my sister, Tracy, and nephews, Jack & Ryan, aboard for spring break. Since the kids were all out of school for a full week, our original plan was to head to the Keys and anchor out near Key West to do some spear fishing and kayaking and then head into Key …

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Post Christmas Cayo Costa trip

Every year between Christmas and New Years we take a trip on Blue Turtle. During this time, business slows down for both Randy and I and Corey is out of school. It gives us a good length of time to cruise and anchor out somewhere so we can all decompress and destress. But first, Captiva… …

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Cayo Costa, the perfect cold front anchorage

Last weekend, Randy’s sister, Tammy, and her husband Scott were in town and staying on Randy’s dad’s boat in Fisherman’s Village. We had planned to meet them in Cayo Costa for the weekend but we had a cold front come through that was projecting 30 mph wind gusts on Saturday. Unfortunately, they decided not to …

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Memorial Day Weekend at Captiva & Cayo Costa

I’m finally getting around to posting about our fantastic Memorial Day weekend (last weekend) on anchor at Captiva and then Cayo Costa.  Randy, Corey and I first anchored for a night in our favorite Captiva spot where we dinghied to shore at Jenson’s Marina and hiked over to the beach near The Mucky Duck. After …

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FMB to Sarasota, FL, Dec. 26-30th

Each year, Randy and I try to take some time off the week between Christmas and New Years. Last Year, we went to Keewaydin Island for the first time and stopped at the Naples City Marina on our return trip. Since we really haven’t cruised north past Cayo Costa (except for when we brought home …

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Easter weekend at Cayo Costa & Captiva

The local forecast for Easter weekend here was all doom and gloom. According to our local weather stations we were to have a 70-80% chance of precipitation on Friday and Saturday, but we weren’t going to let this keep us on the dock. Randy and I have been working our butts off painting the exterior …

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Labor Day weekend at Cayo Costa

Labor Day weekend wouldn’t be the same without spending time with my parents ands friends at Cayo Costa State Park.  Traditionally, we’re usually at Cayo Costa for Memorial Day and Labor Day. We were missing Nick and Holly this time since they were in the Keys fishing and lobstering. Our typically rainy weather actually held …

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