Ft. Myers Beach

2016 March 20
by CFCC Member

April 1st – 3rd 2016
Cruise Leaders – Karen & Dennis Baldger
Karen (239) 823-3440 Dennis (239) 839-9209

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Chart your course for the New, State-of-the-Art Marina at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina. Come and celebrate by having a weekend of fun at the beautiful and relaxing Resort at the Pink Shell. The amenities at Pink Shell are clearly some of the best offered at any resort in the state. Come and join us for a weekend at a world class resort. Read below for a brochure description of Pink Shell Resort & Marina:
http://pinkshell.com/fort-myers-beach-marina/

Dock at the Marina and enjoy full access to our Fort Myers Beach Resort.   When staying at our new Fort Myers Beach Marina, enjoy full resort access to the Pink Shell Beach Resort, complete with concierge services, three pools and two restaurants, including Bongo’s poolside/beachside Bar and Grill. Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina is located along ¼ mile of sugar white sand beach and features 214 luxuries, gulf-front accommodations. As a marina guest, you will have access to our fitness center, shower facilities at our full service Aquagene Spa, Audrey’s Market (convenience store), free beach chairs, a daily newspaper and pool towels. Laundry facilities, a game room and beach activities are available, as well as access to our popular children’s recreation program, KiddsKampp®. The marina portion of Pink Shell is pet friendly.

The Fort Myers Beach Hotel for families & couples is located in a playful and friendly atmosphere at the exclusive northern tip of Fort Myers Beach on 1,500 feet of sugary white sand.  Pink Shell Beach Resort &Marina is the only resort among all Fort Myers Beach Hotels where every studio, villa, and condo faces the Gulf of Mexico, providing every guest with a sweeping beachfront view.

Pink Shell Resort

Pink Shell is the premier choice among Fort Myers Beach hotels for guests seeking beachfront relaxation, fun and adventure. We’ve established new traditions for Florida vacationers with a memorable beachfront setting:

• Hotel situated on sugar-white sand beach at the tip of Fort Myers Beach, on Estero Island FL
• 213 rooms – all with a view of the Gulf of Mexico. We have different types of hotel accommodations:    Sanibel View is equipped with a king bed or 2 queen beds, granite countertops, spacious screened in patios and a small kitchenette.
• White Sand Villas – luxury 1 and 2-bedroom villas appointed with the finest hotel amenities.
Captiva Villas – 1-bedroom condos with oversized lanais, separate living and dining areas and more. Or choose our Beach Villas with 2-bedrooms and 2 baths and over 1,000 square feet of living space.
• New, state of the art Fort Myers Beach marina with deep, direct access to the Gulf of Mexico featuring 41 slips up to 100” LOA with floating docks, water, Wi-Fi, pump-out services, full-time dock master, and ship store.
• With the recent Fort Myers Beach restoration project complete, our beach is about 5 times as wide as it was prior to August, 2011, providing lots of room for our guests to have fun enjoying our Fort Myers Beach hotel resort
• Hotel restaurants – Bongo’s Bar and Grill (poolside) & Jack’s (daily breakfast buffet)
• Activities for the entire family – onsite water sports, Kidd’s Kamp, Offshore Sailing School, and more
• Surrounded by calm gulf waters, with sunrise to sunset views
• Only 16 miles from Southwest International Airport

Address and contact info is listed below for Hotel Reservations only: Room rates start at $228. for studio for Florida residents with unfortunately a 4 night minimum.

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
275 Estero Boulevard,
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 33931
Tel: 1-239-463-6181
Toll Free: (888) 222-7465
888-222-7465

Reservations have been made for the group. Karen will be handling all of the reservations with the Marina.  Please contact Karen to reserve your slip. 239-823-3440 or baldger@yahoo.com
Marina Phone Number: 888-906-2853 or 239-463-6181 Dave – Harbor Master
Hotel Web Site: http://pinkshell.com/
Marina Web Site: http://pinkshell.com/fort-myers-beach-marina/
Group Rate $2.90/ft. plus tax but NO resort fees or any other fees– NO minimum size
Includes: electric, water, pump out, Wi-Fi, Cable TV and full resort access.
The marina has floating docks, and has excellent shower and restroom facilities. Free beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks & paddleboards for the beach.

Marina Location: Pink Shell GPS coordinates: Latitude 26 27’40.8132” and Longitude 81 57’54.7272”
How to Get Here by Boat: Via Outside Passage, use chart 11427, set your course for the Morse (A) 16 foot-high marker SC.
From that point, pick out the 16 foot flashing red “2”approximately one mile to the north-northwest. You’ll be able to pick out a well marked channel leading off from San Carlos Bay into Matanzas Pass, making a 90 degree turn behind the northwestern hook of Estero Island. The marina at the Pink Shell Beach Resort is located ¼ mile inside the no wake zone and is highly visible to starboard, adjacent to day beacon “13”.

Directions:  Online driving directions
http://pinkshell.com/fort-myers-beach-hotels-location/directions/
From Points North: Take I-75 to Exit 131 – Daniels Parkway (old exit #21). Travel west on Daniels for approximately 4 miles to Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Turn left at the light.
Travel 4.5 miles on Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway. You will cross US Rte.41.
Turn left on Summerlin Road. Travel West on Summerlin Road for 4 miles to the Route 865 San Carlos Boulevard exit. (this is a right exit off Summerlin Road, DO NOT GO OVER the San Carlos Bridge)
At the traffic light for San Carlos Boulevard turn left under the over pass onto San Carlos Boulevard headed West.
Travel 2.5 miles on San Carlos Boulevard and cross the Mantanzas Pass Bridge.
Turn right as you cross the bridge onto Fifth Street which then will turn into Estero Boulevard North.
Travel 0.75 miles to the Pink Shell Resort. The hotel registration office is on the left and the marina is on the right.
Local Transportation:
Fort Myers Beach provides a trolley service, which stops at the Pink Shell Resort and travels the length of the island along San Carlos Boulevard.. Trolleys run from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily (excluding holidays) and cost 50 cents per trip.

We have a full weekend planned – please plan to join us for some boating, relaxation and spa living! Come even earlier or stay later and make it a vacation!

Friday Night: CFCC Social on the docks @ 6:00 PM. Bring your favorite beverage to socialize and a bite or appetizer to share. Later, we will head out to beach to watch sunset and check out the resort if interested. I will be checking in the meantime to see if there is a band or music playing at a local place that you might like to have a drink at later.

Saturday: Many options!!! –If the weather cooperates, you can either take a boat trip over to Sanibel Lighthouse and anchor and enjoy some beach & shelling time. Or you can take the boat down across Matanzas Pass and have lunch at Parrot Key. You can walk along the beautiful beach or roadside or take the trolley to other restaurants. You can shop down at Time Square on the way to lunch or on the way back. Most had a nice run from the Sanibel Causeway (Punta Rassa Boat Ramp)when launched on Friday to the Pink Shell so you may just opt to spend the day at one of the three pools, and have lunch pool side, or the beach and have drinks brought to you at the resort! So many options, so few hours….don’t oversleep on this day!

Later that evening – Around 6:30 PM – We haven’t decided on this as of yet but will let you know assoon as we know what we will be doing.
Sunday: A leisurely day to enjoy the resort for another day, as our Marina will not be pushing us out early. Enjoy some sun and fun in one of the many pools at the resort. Afterwards, take your time heading home.

LAUNCH DETAILShttp://www.leeparks.org/ , then Lee County Boat Ramps.  Click on Punta Rassa Boat Ramp if you want to see pictures etc.  Punta Rassa Boat Ramp is off 18500 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33908
15001 Punta Rassa Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 765-6794 or 239-271-0987
Open 24 hours seven days a week.

Pink shell map

Information
This facility features two double ramps with a short wooden dock in between and long wooden docks on either side with plenty of room for staging as not to interfere with the loading and unloading of vessels. It also has a fish cleaning station, restrooms, and several vehicle / trailer combination parking spaces along with several single vehicle parking spaces for those that want to join their boating friends. Fees for parking are $10.00 per 24 hour day.   Lee County Parking stickers are valid.

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