Newsletter December 14 - 20, 2012
Naples leaders push commissioners toward immediate dredging of Doctors Pass Area residents are asking Naples City Council members to dredge Doctors Pass, which they feel is becoming dangerous due to sand filling in the pass.
NAPLES — Hurricane season is over, but it left behind an unwelcome mark on a waterway that connects hundreds of boaters to the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical storms this summer pushed sand into Doctors Pass in North Naples, creating shoals in two spots and making for hazardous boating conditions, Moorings Bay residents say.
A 90-minute afternoon or sunset sightseeing cruise (a $35 value).
Often chartered for luxurious excursions and exclusive waterfront events, this lavish ship is perfect for any aspiring sailor looking to gain their sea legs. Your ride comes complete with a dining room, two full-service bars, and a top-of-the-line sound system to ensure that you don't miss a minute of the tour guide highlighting SWFL's exquisite coastline.
Hop aboard this 105-foot yacht on Port O Call Way any day of the week, and you'll discover a cruise that's made for your next post-work return to the water.
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Aboard vintage trolleys, guides relay facts and stories while cruising by landmarks; guests can hop on and off at their leisure to explore.
Like smashing a snow globe against your forehead, tours can open up a fascinating new world right before your eyes. Go beyond the surface with this Groupon.
($25 Value) for a Two-Hour Trolley Tour of Naples
Patrons hop onto vintage-style trolleys for a narrated tour of Naples’s sights and scenery. Guides keep things lively with jokes and interesting facts while the tour covers a two-hour loop. Patrons get on and off wherever they'd like to get a closer look at their favorite sights before flagging down the next trolley at any of the 23 stops on the route.
The doors of a vintage-inspired trolley fold open, inviting guests to recline in one of the padded seats for a windows-eye view of Naples.
During a two-hour sightseeing tour that skirts along the coast, the driver contributes to mental history books with interesting facts, anecdotes, and humorous stories, bringing to life the one hundred points of interest on the tour’s route.
Hop-on, hop-off access lets guests jump off as many times as they'd like at any of the 23 stops if a site strikes their fancy or if a fire hydrant starts spraying ice cream.
Patrons can then reboard when a trolley returns one hour later. The trolleys are also available for charter services, wedding parties, or office outings that want to get a look at Naples's most attractive highlights and ugliest construction zones.
Aboard the double-decker Double Sunshine, a sightseeing guide points out dolphins, manatees, and birds as they frolic in the waves and swim up to the coastline’s luxury homes to solicit tips. Sightseeing cruises depart daily every two hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m.
The father-and-son duo, Captains Lance and Harry Julian, founded Pure Naples in 2009 to introduce landlubbers to the pristine waterways that surround Naples.
No strangers to the waters, the Julians draw on five generations of maritime business and 25 years of maritime tourism experience to make their tours as fun and informative as possible. Together they introduce tourists to picturesque views of dolphins, bald eagles, and nature’s cutest cow, the manatee, with cruises, or facilitate individual exploring with Jet Ski and boat rentals.
They even take their boats out on regular deep-sea or bay fishing trips, or private charters for the serious angler.