Here in Southwest Florida, we are known for our large boating community. Between Downtown Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and other hidden spots in between, there are plenty of places to go on a day adventure. But what about Naples?
Naples has a variety of docks and boat launch parks where you can enjoy your time with your family and friends. Here, we have put together 4 boat ramps and docking spots where you can make the best of your day.
Get a feel of old Naples at Tin City. With plenty of mom and pop shops and restaurants, you will get to experience some hidden gems.
Inside the small shopping center, you will find an ice cream shop, a monkey bread shop, and even a winery. There are also several souvenir shops where you can bring guests who are in town visiting or to purchase gifts for family and friends. Some of the dining options include Pincher’s and Riverwalk, both known for their great seafood choices.
There are only about 5 to 6 spaces to dock depending on the size of your boat. During high season (November – April), it becomes very difficult to get a spot unless you are an early bird.
Naples City Dock
Located in Old Naples, Naples City Dock was renovated a few years ago. Currently, it has 84 slips and it can accommodate vessels that are up to 60’. It is currently home to the largest fishing and sailing charter fleet in Naples.
Situated right by the Crayton Cove, there are plenty of dining and shopping options within walking distance. The most popular restaurant is nearby is The Dock. Right on the water, it has a great view of the bay and delicious cuisine. We highly recommend this spot for fresh seafood and good cocktails.
Bayview is a popular spot for the locals. Located east of Downtown Naples, it provides access to the Naples Bay area. Eight miles from this dock, you will find Keewaydin, another popular local island with beautiful beaches.
While this location does not grant you instant access to shopping centers and restaurants, its facilities include restrooms, playgrounds, and picnic shelters so you can bring your own food and relax. We always recommend boaters to arrive there early on the weekends, especially during high season as it gets crowded easily.
Cocohatchee River Park
Located on Vanderbilt Drive, Cocohatchee River Park has direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. It has four launching lanes and more space to dock than Bayview Park and Tin City.
It has access to Wiggins Pass, which is a popular beach in Naples. While there are no shops and restaurants right off the dock, it has space for picnics with grills, restrooms, a playground, and convenience food.
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