Thus area prides itself as a boater’s paradise. With the numerous canals based here, and some of them providing a direct navigation to the Caloosahatchee River and also Gulf of Mexico, this is undoubtedly a great wonderland. Boater;’s can incredibly enjoy a swift ride of about 30 minutes right from the elegant Cape Coral Yacht Club, or rather perhaps at the Redfish point down to the Sanibel Bridge including the gulf. It is worth noting the essential marks of the manatee speed zones along the way, which are enhanced periodically.
Luckily, the city’s residents are given the chance to purchase parking stickers for their boat trailers. It is even fascinating that residents can purchase unlimited boat trailer parking decals for only $50 per year, and it is valid for use at all the city’s public boat ramps. In cases where residents would like to include an additional towing vehicle under the same vessel, they are required to purchase an extra decal at a cost of $25 to add on the initial decal of $50. Similarly, for businesses at Cape Coral, decals are available for $100 only for commercial purposes. The validity of the decals is only one year right from the purchase date. Places where the decals can be found and bought include the Cape Coral’s City Hall (on the second floor, there is the Park’s and Recreations counter), also there is the Cape Coral Yacht Club and not forgetting the Godman Yacht Basin. They can be purchased here specifically on weekdays, every morning at 8 a.m through to 4 p.m. Residents should note that these decals are only valid and accepted at the five public boat ramp areas only in Cape Coral, and that decals of Lee County are not valid in Cape Coral.
However to those residents or neighboring community that are unable to purchase for annual decals can still find a place by using the daily boat trailer parking fee of $10. These transactions only require cash or credit with no exceptions. For purchase proof purposes, the ticket will be displayed right on the driver-side windshield and can simply be obtained from the machines situated at the various boat ramps areas.
One time special offer:
Regarding the fact that July is celebrated as the National Park and Recreation month, it is indeed splendid that the Cape Coral Parks and the Recreation Department is exclusively offering free boat trailer parking at all of its five public boat ramps, on these two days of Saturday, July 26, and also Sunday, July 27.
The Cape Coral’s website CapeParks.com can serve as a good source of additional information about its four salt water boat ramps. This include the Cape Coral Yacht Club, Horton Park, Rossen Park and the Burnt Store boat ramp. In cases where you would like to get more details of a specific ramp, you select the “Outdoor Recreation” tab on the website, and go further to “Boating”.
Consequently, the Parks Departments supervises some low-standard and dirt ramps all through the Cape which allow access to the imminent freshwater canals. As much as these ramps are not equipped with basic amenities and restrooms, their nature do not allow heavy boats to be used on them.
Finally, vessels of 20 up to 50 feet in length can obtain wet boat slip rentals from the Yacht Basin and Rose Park. This can be billed on either daily, monthly or annually basis. The Yacht Basin provides its tenants with extra benefits including WI-Fi connectivity, community pool, fishing pier and beach among others. Despite some of these missing at the Rosen Park Marina, the more economical and affordable slip rentals here makes it ideal for local residents.