Monday, December 6, 2021

MCC Cruisers Head to Captiva Island and Fort Myers

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Submitted Photos | (Left) Peter & Deena Procopio, Joyce Madaio, Tom Dines, Bob Madaio, Jack & Donna Babb, Judy & Dan Lange, Stacey Stevens, Steve Weiss, and Gretchen Schwartz.


The Marco Cruise Club recently enjoyed a trip to Lee County featuring a caravan of five boats traveling up the coastline to Captiva and Fort Myers.

Boaters first docked at beautiful South Seas Resort on Captiva Island for two nights. The group enjoyed several outdoor activities such as riding bikes to the Ding Darling wildlife refuge, followed by a group dinner at Doc Fords.

The floating caravan then headed up the Okeechobee Waterway to Legacy Harbour Marina in Fort Myers for another two nights. Many took advantage of the local sights such as the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

“It was a nice get together because we could socialize but still maintain distancing and wearing of masks for safety,” said Vice Commodore Bob Madaio. We all enjoyed the trip from the comfort of our own boats. The outing wasn’t entirely by boat, either. On the final evening of the trip, MCC members Tom Dines and Donna and Jack Babb also drove up to meet the group for an outdoor dinner under the chickee hut at the marina.

“It really felt good to see friends after so long in isolation. We totally enjoyed getting some fresh air and visiting with fellow cruisers,” said Deena Procopio, Past Commodore. We look forward to more of these events in the future as COVID-19 vaccinations become more widespread. 

Marco Cruise Club hosts a membership of over one hundred seafaring islanders who enjoy social activities on both land and sea. For more information, visit the club’s website at or email


South Seas Swimming Pool.

Returning to Marco.


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