Aquapalooza – Disappearing Island – Ponce Inlet

2011 July 2
by Margot

July 30 – 31
Cruise Leaders: Dan & Pam Rousseau
Pam: 407-568-4093

The Aquapalooza cruise to Disappearing Island near Ponce Inlet was been moved out a week to July 30-31. (We apparently got the wrong date when we set up the cruise schedule last year…oops) This event is sponsored by Parker Boats, et al, and there is free food, give-aways (t-shirts, etc), door prize drawings and musical entertainment.

This is an anchor out and if you haven’t been to this location it’s worth a trip. During high tide almost the entire island is under water, albeit it’s only a few inches in most places so you can still walk around easily. Tinker Bell will arrive early Sat a.m. to stake out a location on the south end where there is deeper water. Unlike past years, the event will also be at this end so plan to arrive early to get set up. We will be bringing our dinghy to cruise around the island, etc.

Since Aquapalooza is providing free food for lunch, for dinner we will do heavy hors d’oeuvres off the back of our boats early in the evening. Another option for dinner is to ride across the river to Down the Hatch, who, by the way, is a sponsor and offering some kind of give away deals during the event. (according to Scarlett from Parker boats).

SO: Let us know if you are going to join us and what food you will bring via email no later than July 25th. Call me or Dan for questions. Our cell phones are: 407 925 1450 (Pam) and 407 925 1451 (Dan).

There are two ramps nearby: one at the Dunlawton Bridge in Port Orange; one on the North Causeway in New Smyrna Beach.
This is tide info for:
On Saturday, 30th of July of 2011, the sun will rise in Daytona Beach Shores (Sunglow Pier) at 6:44 am and sunset will be at 8:18 pm. The moon will rise in the east (71º) at 6:32 am and will set in the west (285º) at 8:09 pm.
In the high tide and low tide chart, we can see that the first low tide will be at 2:05 am and the next low tide at 2:11 pm. The first high tide will be at 8:06 am and the next high tide at 8:34 pm.
Below is from SeaRay website for Aquapalooza:
Where: Disappearing Island, Ponce Inlet, FL
Daytona Beach, Florida 32124

Date: July 30, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Contact Name: Scarlett Bailey
Phone: 386-257-2628

We’ll be on the south end of the island,
at Rockhouse Creek.

NOTE: I don’t check email daily so if you need an immediate response please call my cell phone 407 925 1450.

Pam Rousseau


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