Boating in Cape Coral
Boating in Cape Coral is a lifestyle of unequaled enjoyment whether it is on the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the backwaters and rivers. Next to golfing, it is the most requested amenity that SW Florida home buyers desire.
A Boat at Home
Most home buyers would prefer a boat in their backyard and there are pros and cons to that wish. It is definitely more convenient to be able to go out of your house and step on your boat. It makes cleanup and maintenance easier as well. There is a price for that convenience, however, and it usually means that your land costs are higher for water access, which can often average more than 1/3 of the value of the home.
A consideration many boaters make is docking or storing their boat at the local marina. While it is not as convenient as having it in your own backyard, it is often a way to get more house for your money, because you are not paying for waterfront property. Costs average between $5 and $10 per foot per month, depending on location and services. If you have wet storage (boat dock) you can come and go as you please. Dry storage requires you to call ahead so your boat will be waiting in the water for you.
If you enjoy Cape Coral boating, then you will be living in paradise! You can enjoy the many beaches that have boat-only-access on the blue water of the Gulf of Mexico, travel to your favorite restaurants, go shopping by boat, or take a trip to the Florida Keys. The back water area takes you back in time with its rich natural beauty. For another adventure, take a trip on the Caloosahatchee River and its upper tributaries.
The Gulf of Mexico offers some of the best ocean-style boating in the U.S. with it usual moderate waves. Boating in SW Florida is geared for the lower draft boats, because many of the waterways have a 3-foot draft. There are areas that accommodate larger boats, however, the gulf is a shallow body of water with many areas averaging less then 30 feet.
If you enjoy fishing, you'll love Southwest Florida. Some of the best fishing in Florida is found on the West Coast whether it is on the Gulf or the back bays, it's a fisherman's dream. Should boating be one of the amenities to your new home, then be sure to first speak with one of our knowledgeable associates at the Real Estate Library.