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June 2020

Fisherman’s Village Cruise

June 18 - June 21
Fisherman’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 United States
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Cruise Leaders: Bev and Bob Duff AHOY MATES Plotting our course to the June 2020 Fisherman’s Village Cruise Come join us for a weekend cruise to Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda on beautiful Charlotte Harbor. -  <-- Click here for a printable Flyer! - - - It's assumed that whatever we do will likely have to follow social distancing guidelines since this will likely be the new normal. Thursday: Some members will meet in Pelican Bay and have Happy Hour at Dog…

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August 2020

‘Tween Waters Parrothead Cruise

August 14 - August 16
T’ween Waters Marina, 15951 Captiva Drive
Captiva Island, 33924 United States
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Our Cruise Leaders: Jean and Gary Blessing Head out and meet CMCS at 'Tween Waters for the annual Buffett extravaganza.  We’ll have Parrothead Olympics and Boat Drinks of course.  'Tween Waters has a lovely pool and a beach right across the street for your enjoyment.  Who knows,  One year Jimmy Buffet may even show up. But until that happens we’ll rely on our member Parrotheads to set the vibe.  There is not much better cruising in the summertime than having…

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September 2020

Kayusa Cruise

September 11 - September 13
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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Free

Cruise Leader:  To Be Determined This is a traditional cruise held in conjunction with the Kayusa Cup Race. South Seas Resort & Marina is one of southwest Florida's premier destinations. Join us at South Seas Resort on Captiva Island for two days of relaxation.  There are three resort pools, a golf course, and a beautiful white sandy beach.  Servers await you pool side and beach side.  Meet up at Sunset at the Beach to make a wish on a shell.  Take…

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Kayusa Cup Race

September 13 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
Free

This race is FREE!  It is a Caloosahatchee Boat of the Year Event. It is held in conjunction with the CMCS South Seas Resort Cruise. You can use the handy form below to register for the race. This is a coastal distance race. We typically start in the Gulf of Mexico, West of Redfish Pass. We will race along the Gulf side of Captiva Island and Sanibel Island, finishing at or about the San Carlos Light (SC Light). The objective of this course…

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October 2020

Summerset Regatta

October 2 - October 4
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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Click on the Artwork to goto the Summerset Website This is the largest racing event for CMCS and the cruising fleet is there to cheer on the racers! Mooring in Matazas Pass area and limited dockage available as racers get first options there. Enjoy all the festivities of the Regatta including pre-race Skippers meeting, 1st day race beer fest, and Awards Dinner on Sunday evening. Share in the experience of the racers without “shedding blood and sweat” on the water.…

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Halloween Cruise

October 30 - November 1
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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Free

Cruise Leaders: Theresa and Steve Roake We’re headed back to South Seas resort for a “Spooktacular” event with costumes, prizes, food and fun.  Arrive on Friday and we’ll have Happy Hour by the water.  Decorate your boat for a chance to win fabulous prizes and await resort trick or treaters coming along the dock on Saturday evening followed by a potluck.  Having trick or treaters at your boat is really the sweetest treat! Reservations at South Seas Marina must be…

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November 2020

Rum and Reading Cruise

November 13 - November 15
Woody’s Waterside, 3051 Stringfellow Rd
St. James City, FL 33956 United States
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Free

Cruise Leaders: Kim Brown & Judy Anderson Bob Macomber is putting out a book this year! (Hopefully this year’s dust jacket color doesn’t clash with the décor of my library like last year’s.) Old hands know the drill but – York Island & Sanibel Bight Anchorages (click on this image to view the chart) Friday, Nov 13: the fleet anchors off York Island/St. James City unless the wind tells us this is a bad idea. If the wind is wrong for…

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Thanksgiving Cruise

November 25 - November 29
Marathon, Marlin Bay and Seafood Festival, Cayo Costa State Park FL 33922 United States + Google Map
$23

Cruise Leader: TBD Thanksgiving dinner is always great at Cabbage Key.  We have reservations made for 2:00 pm as usual.  Some people move their boat over to the Useppa anchorage for the meal.  Most dink over. Just depends on your dink.  There are NO pets allowed on Cabbage Key island anywhere.  Even Watson has to stay “home!” It’s a simple weekend. Most show up at Cayo Costa Wednesday.  Usual libations and food on the beach each evening except Thanksgiving.  Other…

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December 2020

New Years Eve Party Cruise

December 26, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Burnt Store Marina, 3192 Matecumbe Key Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33955 United States
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  We are pleased to announce that the CMCS New Year’s Cruise will be to The Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda from Saturday, December 26th, to Friday, January 1st. If you have any interest in acting as the Cruise Leader, please give me a call so that we can get your input on all of the activities. - -    

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February 2021

EPOL Cruise

February 12, 2021 - February 14, 2021
Legacy Harbour Marina, 2044 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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If you're coming by land, go to EPOL + Oysters + Chicken Fest EDISON PARADE OF LIGHTS (EPOL) Cruise Leader: Bev & Bob Duff This cruise has been a CMCS tradition for many years.  We gather at Legacy Marina in downtown Fort Myers to celebrate our famous winter resident Thomas Alva Edison’s birthday.  The Marina is located near his winter home.  Arrive on Friday for Happy Hour.   There will be plenty more fun on Saturday: an Oyster Feast in the…

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EPOL’s Oysters + Chicken Fest

February 13, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Legacy Harbour Marina, 2044 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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There is plenty of room for "Land Cruisers" to come down for our Oyster Feast + Chicken. The fun starts at noon. Bring you a bag chair, your beverage of choice, and your appetites. REMEMBER! The Edison Festival of Lights Grand Parade takes place at 7:00 PM. This is known as Fort Myers' biggest event of the year. Finally, finish the day back at Legacy Harbour Marina for the best seats around to watch the fantastic fireworks display. You can…

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