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Twin Dolphin Marina Bradenton, Fl

2019 July 20
by Mike D and posted in the Past Cruises category

Please join us the weekend of July 26-28 at Twin Dolphin Marina on the Manatee River. This marina is full-service with upgraded floating docks, fuel dock, pump out at slip, heated pool, shower facilities, laundry facilities, complimentary wi-fi and is pet friendly. The rate is $2.75 per foot (I was not quoted a minimum), plus electric and taxes. The electric rate is $6.00/day for 30 amp. If anyone needs 50 amp electric, I will get a rate for you. Check in time is after 1:00 p.m. Check out time is before 11:00 a.m.
We have requested a 10-slip reservation but anticipate there will be space for all that wish to attend. We currently have 6 boats signed up. If you would like to join us and haven’t already signed up, please contact Anita at Skeetz73@aol.com or Bob at 863-287-4059 with Cruise Sign-up Info. We will compile a roster and submit it to the marina. Ramp information will follow at a later time. Drive-ins are welcome; if staying overnight, there is a new Marriott brand Springhill Suites hotel adjacent to the marina and several other hotels nearby.
Itinerary: On Friday night, we’ll enjoy fellowship and hors d’oeuvres/cocktail time poolside around 6:15 p.m. Please bring your own beverage of choice and an hors d’oeuvre to share with the group. Dinner will be on your own if you are still hungry. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the marina. On Saturday at 10:00 a.m., we will hold a CFCC member meeting that will last about 30 minutes. Shortly thereafter (weather permitting), your hosts will lead a group boat ride down the Manatee River and we’ll stop to swim at a favorite sandbar and have lunch. Lunch will be furnished and served up picnic style. Please bring your own drinks. We should return to the marina by mid-afternoon. To extend the relaxing day, plan to join us for dinner at a local restaurant to be determined. On Sunday morning, depart at your leisure, check out time is by 11:00 a.m.
Cruise Leaders: Bob & Anita Millen Anita: Skeetz73@aol.com, Bob: 863-287-4059

Fort Pierce City Marina

2019 February 26
by Mike D and posted in the Past Cruises category

Our Ft Pierce trip featured nearly perfect weather, although it was a bit windy. The City Marina is a really nice facility and their staff was very accommodating. Our members arrived at the marina Friday, allowing them time to explore the local restaurants and shops. The advertised classic car drive-in was nowhere to be found on Friday night; however the Farmer’s Market certainly made up for it on Saturday. It was huge and absolutely packed with people enjoying all they had to offer, with everything ranging from a delicious meal, buying local grown fruits and vegetables, or admiring the local art work. The event even featured a band, with many locals making a day of it, bringing chairs to lounge and enjoy the music. The 32nd annual Florida Cracker Trail Ride across the state ended with a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday through downtown Fort Pierce. The initial ride began after the Civil War, as a group of settlers known as Florida Crackers gathered west of Fort Pierce to drive their giant herd of scrub cattle across the state toward Bradenton and then to Punta Rassa before shipping them to Havana. The Cracker Trail was the only dry route across Florida with the Kissimmee River and its floodplains to the north and Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades to the south. This event
was quite an unexpected treat! On Saturday night, everyone gathered for docktails which provided a delicious variety of food then the group continued to relax that evening on the docks with great conversations. The 50-50 was won by the Jacksons, hopefully future members. Two boats stayed until Monday for another enjoyable day in Ft Pierce; their return trip was met with wind out of the north and 25 MPH gusts… Overall, everyone seemed to enjoy the weekend as evidenced by the smiles on their faces!

 

New Smyrna Beach City Marina

2019 February 26
by Mike D and posted in the Past Cruises category

Our club trip to New Smyrna Beach is coming up. Check your newsletter or login and check the calendar for details, then contact the cruise leader for any additional information.

Caladesi Island Cruise

2019 February 26
by Mike D and posted in the Past Cruises category

Our club trip to Caladesi Island is coming up. Check your newsletter or login and check the calendar for details, then contact the cruise leader for any additional information.

St. Augustine Municipal Marina

2019 February 10
by Mike D and posted in the Past Cruises category

Our club trip to St. Augustine is coming up. Check your newsletter or login and check the calendar for details, then contact the cruise leader for any additional information.

Hontoon Island /Chili cruise

2019 February 2
by Mike D and posted in the Past Cruises category

If you missed out on the Hontoon Island Chili Cruise, check your newsletter for all the details for this fun weekend.  The weather was cool for the chili cook-off , which featured 9 tasty entries in this competition.  Sunday was a bit of a rain filled washout, although several members decided to weather the storm, and stayed until Monday. Thanks to everyone who attended, and a special thanks to our cruise leaders, Ron and Peg!

2018 Central Florida Cruise Club Holiday Party news

2018 November 5
by Mike D and posted in the Cruise Archives category

Our annual holiday party was held December 8th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport. You can check our club newsletter for all the details for this party. 

Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, FL – June 30th – July 4th

2018 June 11
by Pam W and posted in the Past Cruises category

Hammock Beach Resort and Marina – Palm Coast, FL – June 30 – July 4

 

In case you were thinking of what you will do for July 4th – well come and join us at this beautiful resort – Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL! For more information about the resort please check it out  www.hammockbeach.com.        Please contact me to sign-up for this cruise – pwatson@darden.com or 407-620-7764. I will be forwarding a list of attendees to the harbor master and then you will be responsible for contacting the marina with your credit card information. Price per ft. is $2.25 includes utilities. There are no extra fees to use the resort amenities at the marina or the main resort. There are showers, pool, laundry, gym, and lounge area at the marina….there is everything at the main resort for which a shuttle will pick you up on request and take you to the main resort.

 

There are several options for ramps – Halifax Marina in Daytona Beach or there is a ramp close to the resort that is less than 5 miles or so from the marina on US 1.

 

The fireworks show for the resort will be on July 3rd. This resort offers an abundance of amenities – several pools, restaurants at the main resort, restaurants close to marina, and so on.

 

Reserve your spot now!!

CFCC Board Meeting and General Meeting – April 25th

2018 April 19
by Pam W and posted in the Cruise Archives category

There is a CFCC Board Meeting on April 25th @ 6:00 p.m. at Regal Factory Showroom. There will be a CFCC General Meeting following the board meeting and training session. Frank Stoeber will conduct a training session at 7:00 p.m. with the CFCC General Meeting immediately following.

 

Please bring your raffle prize donation and money for the 50/50 drawing. Dinner will be served following the CFCC Board Meeting @ 7 p.m.

 

Thanks.

CFCC Update – Upcoming Cruises and Information

2018 April 18
by Pam W and posted in the Cruise Archives category

Upcoming Cruises:

• May 25-28 Sarasota Hyatt – hosted by Ralph and Judy Hartig – contact them to put your name on the list for reservations. Email – jmathew2@tampabay.rr.com cell phone: 727-946-8976.

• June 15-23 KBAC Jacksonville, FL to Hilton Head, SC – registration fee $25 must be received with registration packet to reserve your spot. Packet is attached. (Non-sanctioned CFCC Cruise) contact Tom Zinsmeister for more information – tom@zinsmeisterinsurance.com or 863-318-8945.

• June 30 – July 4 – Hammock Beach, Palm Coast, FL – hosted by Mark and Pam Watson – email pwatson@darden.com or cell phone: 407-620-7764. This is a great facility with lots of things to do – golf, several pools, activities, and wonderful fireworks.

 

The weather has been PERFECT for boating! Please consider leading a cruise to your favorite destination and we will invite all of your BOATING FRIENDS!

CFCC Meeting is currently being rescheduled as soon as I know that date I will let everyone know.

Thanks.