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devildog posted 10-28-2008 09:25 PM ET (US)   Profile for devildog   Send Email to devildog  
I'm gonna have some downtime in the Orlando area at the end of the month. Can anyone recommend the best way to get out and get some real central Florida fresh water boating in? There are plenty of tourist trap type rentals in and around Disney, but I was hoping to get out on the Southern end (upper?) St. Johns River or something like it. Are there any decent rentals. Would I need to Airboat it?

Any information or experiences would be appreciated.

Somehow doing circles in a 25 hp 170 Montauk on a man made lake the size of a football field at Disney doesn't cut it.

Thanks

Jeff

Tohsgib posted 10-28-2008 11:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Show up to our rendezvous in Bradenton on 11/1 and catch a ride....1.5 hours west of Orlando.
Brian7son posted 10-29-2008 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Brian7son  Send Email to Brian7son     
If you are thinking about airboats, try Lone Cabbage. It's off SR520 in Cocoa. It's a 40 minute ride from Orlando.

http://www.twisterairboatrides.com/

If you really want to get serious, go to the Mosquito Lagoon and get a guide. Much better idea than renting a boat in an area that you are unfamilair with. They will put you on some redfish, trout, tarpon, snook, etc.

http://www.mosquitolagoonguides.com/

have fun

devildog posted 10-30-2008 08:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for devildog  Send Email to devildog     
Nick,
That would be great. Thanks for the offer but I should have said "end of next month." I'll be in Florida November 24 to December 4.

Brian,
Thanks for the info.

Jeff

Tohsgib posted 10-31-2008 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Show up next month then.
devildog posted 10-31-2008 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for devildog  Send Email to devildog     
You guys rendezvous every month?
Draftmanswife posted 11-05-2008 03:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
Devildog, you got mail.
Tohsgib posted 11-06-2008 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Being that nobody shows up to our rendezvous...yes Len and I rendezvous every month or every other weekend. Swing on over, we'll take ya for a tour.
Brian7son posted 11-06-2008 03:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Brian7son  Send Email to Brian7son     
Sad, but true. I gave up on the B.W. rendezvous where I live and just get together with other friends that have boats in my area. I still have a great time.

I have said so before and still feel that the C.W. contingent here in FLA is very small. There's a nice group near Tampa (GCBWOA) that gets together on occassion. Other than that, I dont see any rendezvous happening in FLA here on C.W.

I still think that C.W. is a great website for info. Just not so much for FLA rendezvous. The same goes for Whaler Central, great site, just not for FLA rendezvous.

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