Don, Have you anchored at the Boca Grande lagoon before? if so what/where do you recommend? We'll probably be in that area early in April.
Pelican Bay is a favorite of ours and weather, time permitting we'll be trying Useppa for the first time.
Steve, go in the south end of the Boca Grande channel.* When you get to Green*Marker 7 give it room.* If you are going to Boca Grande Marina get near the sea wall turning to port.* There is a big shoal around the marker.* Going into the lagoon stay near the seawall on your port until getting around the bend.* You will go by some storm damaged boats then see the county dock on your port.**Somewhere near there drop your anchor and back in toward the mangroves on the east side.* use your dinghy to take a stern anchor in or tie to the mangroves.
You have to be careful tying up at the county dock.* It is used for charter pickups.* Usually you can get*away with tying the dinghy to the very north end.* It is about a 2 block walk to the village center.* Very protected.**April should bef a great time.
Useppa is private and owners and guest only.* We have stayed there once.* There is a good anchorage on the east side in about 7 ft of water.* It is open to east and south winds..
*It is a great place to cruise.* We love it.* The picture of Lou in our photo section is anchored in Pelican Bay.* We will try to post pictures of the trip.* They will also be in our blog.