Boating

Boater’s Local Knowledge Courses Offered


“There are two types of boaters on Marco Island – those who have run aground and those that will!” The waters around Marco Island are constantly changing. If you are either new to boating or new to Marco Island, then the Boater’s Local Knowledge (Marco Island Area) and the Boater’s Local Knowledge – Backwater Edition (10,000 Islands) classes are for […]

Boating Skills and Seamanship Course Offered


Local Coast Guard Auxiliary group, Flotilla 95, is offering a fall session of Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S), a “boating around Marco Island 101” course. Beginning on October 8th, the four-week, eight-session course will meet Monday and Thursday from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Flotilla Station at Caxambas Park.  Sadly, 67 people lost their lives in Florida boating accidents […]

Caxambas Boat Park to Close for Renovations


The Caxambas Boat Park, 909 Collier Court, Marco Island, will be closed from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20, 2018 for parking lot renovations. The parking lot will be closed to all traffic. Boaters coming to the park by water will have access to fuel, bait, and the amenities provided by the ship store. Boaters are encouraged to use […]

Boating Skills Course Offered


The snowbirds have flown, and the island is quiet. Just the right time to take care of the things your busy season schedule wouldn’t permit. Your local Coast Guard Auxiliary group, Flotilla 95, is offering a summer session of the Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) course. This is a boating around Marco Island 101 course. This is an eight-session course […]

Marco Island Supports Safe Boating

Forty Marco Island boaters and a handful of dogs wearing life jackets recently spent a Saturday morning at the Marco Island Yacht Club as part of the “Ready, Set, Wear IT!” event for safe boating. Boaters are encouraged to wear a life jacket anytime they are on the water. Children need to wear a properly fitted life jacket whenever in […]

Is Boating Becoming Safer?


Every May, throughout the U.S., National Safe Boating is celebrated with events promoting boating and water safety. Marco Island recognized this recently with a proclamation while members of local boating groups appeared at the council chambers wearing life jackets promoting the Wear It campaign. Efforts appear to be working, and boating is becoming safer. Yet, deeper investigation still raises concerns. […]


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