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“The Capt. Rons Awsome Adventure Launch Point”
Review of Caxambas Pass Park

Caxambas Pass Park
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Owner description: A great place to watch for dolphins.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“The Capt. Rons Awsome Adventure Launch Point”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Very nice boat launch and fishing point Small and clean park located at end of Marco island on S. Collier Blvd. Not much to do there unless going fishing or boating

Visited June 2013
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Massachusetts
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149 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“More of a Boat Launch than a Park”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

While there are picnic tables at Caxambas Pass park, I would consider it a boat launch.
Plenty of free parking.

The park does private some nice landscape in the form of numerous small islands and wildlife.

Some concessions operate out of here too -- I highly recommend the wave runner guy only $99 for an hour for all 3 riders.

Definitely worth stopping by when in the area of South Beach.
Continue on S. Collier Blvd which turns into Collier Ct.

Visited June 2013
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Newark, DE
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“You never know.”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

When we have a moment to spare and because everything on the island is so close, we'll go Caxambass Park to try to catch a glimpse of the Marco Island creatures. Unlike fall when it is virtually empty there, this May we stopped in and watched a bunch of boats and jet skis embark. Dolphins were swimming next to the jet skis (too far for us to get a good look). There are always pelicans there feeding, saw a white crane waiting for some fish, a few folks fishing, and on a separate occasion was watching for wildlife and heard a dolphin "blowing". It must have been right next to the dock. We watched it swim away. Sometimes all you will see are pelicans, but these two trips we saw a bunch of creatures. Probably a good place to take a boxed lunch or to just sit and relax.

Visited May 2013
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Wilmington, DE
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253 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great Place to Fish and Watch Wildlife”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We've been coming to Caxambas since 1988, first as vactioners on Marco and then as Naples residents. Caxambas has changed a great deal over those years mostly due to damage from storms and the desire to expand launch services. There isn't a lot there to do other than sit and watch the boats, jetskis, pelicans, osprey, manatee, dolphins and occasional stingray or to fish (catfish, lady fish, amberjack, sheepshead, stingray, sharks, flounder, grouper and the list goes on) The benches and picnic tables are the same but they've installed a railing system along the sea wall so you can't sit on the edge and fish anymore and they've added some new docks. The bait store, bait tanks and fish cleaning table haven't really changed too much, but the guy running the bait store has and he is a first class jerk and that's being extremely polite. Moving the Coast Gaurd station here instead of having it by the Jolly bridge was a good idea, but I've never seen anyone here. Fish & Wildlife officers regularly stop in here so be sure you have your fishing license if you have a line in the water. Careful, the pelicans can be aggressive if you catch something.

Visited December 2012
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not really a "park" in the traditional sense”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a nice place to get an unobstructed view of the Caxambas Bay and watch the lazy pelicans. Essentially, this is a boat launch with a small bait shop. Beyond that, don't make this a destination for the family.

Visited April 2013
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