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Boating &Water Activities BOATING

BOATING & BOAT TRAILER PARKING

If you enjoy boating, you've come to the right place! The City of Cape Coral boasts over 400 miles of canals , many of which have direct access to the Caloosahatchee River and Gulf of Mexico, offering a wide range of marine activities to boating enthusiasts of all ages. The City's waterways are overseen by the Marine Services Division of the Parks and Recreation Department: ■ Marine Services Division 5818 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral • (239) 574-0809 Daily Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm • Holidays: 9:00am-5:00pm In addition to managing Cape Coral’s waterways, the Marine Services Division operates two marinas and the Chiquita Boat Lock: u Cape Coral "Godman" Yacht Basin 5818 Driftwood Parkway Located on the grounds of the Yacht Club Community Park, the Yacht Basin features 89 boat slips, which are utilized to dock vessels up to 55 feet in length. Daily, monthly and annual rentals are available on a first come, first serve basis. u Rosen Park Marina 2414 SE 15th Terrace The marina at Rosen Park houses 19 wet boat slips designed to handle vessels up to 40 feet in length, which are available for annual and transient rentals. Rosen Park can be accessed via boat by turningWest at marker #58. Marine Services staff monitors VHF channel 16. u Chiquita Boat Lock 5805 Cape Harbor Drive Hours of Operation: 6:00am-10:00pmAfter Hours Access:  239-542-5661 Please call lock operator one half hour prior to usage. The Chiquita Boat Lock provides Gulf access fromCamelot Canal & Southwest Spreader Waterway into the ICWvia the Caloosahatchee River and is located approximately 2.75 statute miles from the Sanibel Causeway Bridge. It is utilized to help control boat traffic and maintain safe water levels. PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS Cape Coral's waterways can be accessed by watercraft via five improved public boat ramps including: u BMX Boat Ramp 1509 SW7th Court Launches into Shelburne Canal which connects with several freshwater canals as well as Alhambra Lake, Lake Kennedy and Saratoga Lake. u Burnt Store Boat Ramp 230 Burnt Store Road South Launches into Rosemary Canal (saltwater) which connects with several canals and leads to Matlacha Pass. u Horton Park Boat Ramp 2600 SE 26th Place Launches into Chantry Canal (saltwater) which connects with the Caloosahatchee River south of the mid-point bridge. u Rosen Park Boat Ramp 2414 SE 15th Terrace Launches into Everest Canal (saltwater) which connects with the Caloosahatchee River just north of the mid-point bridge. u Yacht Club Boat Ramp 5819 Driftwood Parkway Launches into Redfish Cove (saltwater), which is a part of the Caloosahatchee River, south of the Cape Coral bridge.

Cape Coral's boat trailer parking program was established to help reduce boat ramp traffic and provide funding for additional security and future ramp improvements. This program requires boaters to pay a $10 daily fee  to park their boat trailers at Cape Coral's five improved boat ramp locations while they are out on the water. Through a partnership with  Passport , drivers are able to pay to park from their smartphone, tablet or computer. The Passport Parking app is free to download from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. If a boater does not have a smartphone, they can call  (239) 424-9459  to register with Passport. When using the Passport Parking app, boaters are reminded to enter the tow vehicle license plate number and not the trailer plate number when entering payment information. Important Note: When entering payment information, Passport will require that boaters enter the zone number of the boat ramp location where they will be parked. Please see the Boat Ramp zone numbers listed below:

Boat Ramp Locations:

Zone #: Boat Ramp Locations: Zone #:

BMX Park 1960 Rosen Park 1959 Burnt Store 1961 Yacht Club 1957 Horton Park 1958

When using the iPhone app or internet site to pay for boat trailer park- ing, please be sure to pay BEFORE launching your vessel. Cape Coral Park Rangers & Law Enforcement personnel patrol the five park loca- tions daily and must issue violation tickets to any vehicles/trailers that do not pay the daily fee or have a current resident or commercial decal.

ANNUAL PARKING DECALS As another option to paying a $10 daily parking fee, Cape Coral residents may purchase an annual decal for only $50 (+ tax) allowing them to park their boat trailers as many times as they wish over the course of the year.  There is also a provision for  commercial Cape Coral businesses to purchase annual decals for $100 (+ tax) each. The provision applies to for-profit businesses, based in Cape Coral, which provide guide services, boat trips, construction, and other services on the water. Annual parking decals are only available to Cape Coral residents and Cape Coral based businesses, and they are valid one year from the date of purchase. They may be purchased at the Parks & Recreation reception desk in City Hall (239-573-3128) or at the front counter of the Yacht Club Ballroomwith cash, check, or credit card. Required to Bring: ■ Driver's license and vehicle registration ■ Proof of Cape Coral residency (i.e. local utility bill) with corresponding name and address on it. BOATING SAFETY Prior to boating, particularly in a new environment, it is recommended that people familiarize themselves with boating safety and etiquette . This information can be obtained through the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at (239) 549-1027.  For a complete list of rules and regulations concerning recreational boating inFlorida, visit theBoatingpageof theFloridaFishandWildlife Conservation Commission's website at http://myfwc.com/boating/.

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