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first holiday to gulf coast

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first holiday to gulf coast

we are going to the gulf coast for a holiday first two weeks in june. we are hoping to stay i cape coral.can anyone advice us regarding the use of a boat when we are there. we are hoping to rent a villa on the canals and are wondering if boat hire will be worth it we will be there for two weeks and are not sure what there is to do

thank you

heather (scotland)

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1. Re: first holiday to gulf coast

Hello hcooper57,

You'll have a great time in Cape Coral! Depending on where you plan to rent you could be a long distance getting out to larger bodies of water...I would recommend checking address on Mapquest for it's location. Do you plan on taking a boat out to the Gulf? We did not rent a boat while we were there but they do provide maps for the canal system...it's quite a system.

Purchasing groceries at Walmart will be your cheapest bet...lots of restaurants and things to see and do. Spend a day over on Sanibel Island and make sure to take in a day at Lover's Key State Park. If you have time rent a car and head down to the Keys.

Happy Travels

panabrite :)

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2. Re: first holiday to gulf coast

Something to consider. We have tried to rent a boat in the past, at a place on the entrance to Fort Myers Beach. I cannot remember if you need a licence but you do need to have experience of using a boat, as we were refused due to our lack of experience.

There are obviously courses/guides you can use to gain the experience.

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Hi there Heather

We are going to Cape Coral in April and we have rented a house and boat seperately. We booked the boat through Cape Coral boat rentals, they have a website and Glen was v helpful. We normally go to Sanibel but thought Cape Coral would be a nice change. From what I can gather you really need a boat there. April is a really busy time so we have found it tricky getting a house and boat but I spoke to Ann at Ospreyvillas.com who was v good, they rent boats and houses together. There was no avialability for what we neeeded but I think in June you will have plenty to choose from.

Dicsodriver, Aberdeen, Scotland

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4. Re: first holiday to gulf coast

Hi Heather,My wife and I have visited Cape Coral many times stay in the SW of Cape,handy for everything.Try Stephan at Cape Coral rentals for reasonable well equiped villas,he has always looked after our family.A visit to Sanibel and Captiva Islands is a must.Enjoy.

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