Okee-Lucie River Trip

Not Scheduled for 2019

TBA per person + Fuel (All-lnclusive)
Based on Double Occupancy – Single Occupancy available

On this new version of an old favorite, the 320-mile river tour will take you to a piece of “old” Florida, where sugar cane, citrus and cattle ranches cover the landscape instead of theme parks and shopping malls. The backdrop for this trip provides an interesting view of what many never see in the Sunshine State and a scenic ride that takes us across the state.

We’ll begin this trip in historic Indiantown, FL and will run the Port St. Lucie Canal (east of Lake Okeechobee) and lock through into the lake and travel the most protected route along the southern rim canal. The rim canal will keep us out of most of the big water and will lead us over to the peaceful and beautiful Caloosahatchee River (west of Okeechobee). From there we’ll travel through 3 more locks and into Ft. Myers on the west coast of Florida. At day’s end we will have traveled from near the east coast of Florida all the way to the west coast!

Our destination of North Ft. Myers returns us to civilization and our first class accommodations in the beautifully renovated hotel overlooking the river. Watch the sunset from your private balcony or from the restaurant on site where the group will meet for dinner. Our visit will coincide with Stone Crab season and we’ll hope for a good catch the day we are there. Fresh from local Gulf waters, only the claws are harvested and the crabs are released back to regenerate new claws every year. This is a real treat! (…and there will be plenty of Landlubber options available, too.

On Day Two, we’ll have a little later start to the day and after a full breakfast the group will travel half-way back across the state to our destination on Lake Okeechobee. This is a great spot to spend a little down time in the afternoon before we meet for dinner at their famous Tiki Hut.

On Day 3, the ride east will continue, hitting the lake known as “Big O” in the calmer, early hours of the day. We’ll arrive back in Indiantown for a fuel top-off and then continue travel on the canal, navigating through the St. Lucie Lock and on to the St. Lucie River. As the river meanders inland away from the coast, the channel will narrow and we’ll make our way through the mangrove lined waterway. After lunch, the group heads back to our start point and closes out an awesome start to the 2017 season!

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