Cape Marina, Port Canaveral to Loggerhead Marina - Palm Beach Gardens

Cape Marina, Port Canaveral

Distance - 103.1 Nm

Avg Speed
5 kts
10 kts
20 kts
30 kts
Time Estimate
20 hours, 37 minutes
10 hours, 19 minutes
5 hours, 9 minutes
3 hours, 26 minutes
Get route planning for Cape Marina, Port Canaveral to Loggerhead Marina - Palm Beach Gardens with savvy navvy

Start Location
Cape Marina, Port Canaveral

Cape Canaveral
FL
32920

Contact details for Cape Marina, Port Canaveral

+1 (321) 783-8410
dockmaster@capemarina.com
https://capemarina.com
Brian Blanton, DockMaster

End Location
Loggerhead Marina - Palm Beach Gardens

Suite 100
Palm Beach Gardens
FL
33410

Contact details for Loggerhead Marina - Palm Beach Gardens

+1 (561) 627-6358, Office Number, monitored from 8am-5pm
+1 (561) 646-0861, Emergency Contact
palmbeachgardens@equitylifestyle.com
https://www.loggerheadmarinas.com/marinas/palm-beach-gardens-marina/
MacKenzie McGuckin, General Manager

Route plan from Cape Marina, Port Canaveral to Loggerhead Marina - Palm Beach Gardens

Cape Marina, Port Canaveral to Loggerhead Marina - Palm Beach Gardens: A Boater's Guide

Embarking from Cape Marina, Port Canaveral

Your adventure begins at the vibrant Cape Marina in Port Canaveral, a haven for seafarers and a bustling nexus of maritime activity. Port Canaveral is not just a departure point but also a place of interest, with nearby attractions like the Kennedy Space Center making it a noteworthy stop for enthusiastic explorers.

Safety First: Departure Preparations

  • Weather and Sea Conditions: Before setting sail, ensure you check the latest weather updates and sea conditions. Early mornings are typically calmer, offering smoother sailing conditions.
  • Safety Gear Check: Confirm that all your safety gear is onboard and functional. This includes life jackets, a first aid kit, flares, and a working VHF radio for emergency communication.

Navigational Highlights and Considerations

  • Leaving Port Canaveral: Navigate through the marked channels, adhering to the speed limits, and keeping an eye out for commercial and cruise ships. The area is well-marked, but busy, so maintain vigilance.
  • Along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW): Your journey will primarily take you along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, a route famous for its beauty and the tranquility it offers boaters. The ICW is also sheltered, providing a safer alternative to the open sea, particularly for less experienced mariners.

Points of Interest and Shelter Bays

  • Vero Beach: Known as "Velcro Beach" due to its tendency to encourage longer stays, this location offers great anchorages and marinas. It’s a perfect stop for stocking up, relaxation, or sheltering from unexpected bad weather.
  • Peck Lake: Close to Hobe Sound, Peck Lake is an excellent spot for an anchorage, offering serene natural beauty and a quiet spot for overnight stops. Enjoy the secluded beach accessible by a short dinghy ride.

Navigational Aids and Restrictions

  • Fixed Bridges: Be mindful of the fixed bridges along the route, with their height restrictions. The majority of these bridges accommodate average cruising vessels, but always verify your boat's clearance.
  • Manatee Zones: Several areas along your voyage are designated manatee zones, requiring reduced speeds and heightened caution to protect these gentle giants.
  • Jupiter Inlet: Nearing your destination, Jupiter Inlet requires careful navigation due to shifting sands and potential for strong currents. Local knowledge is invaluable, so consider consulting with nearby mariners or the Coast Guard station.

Arrival at Loggerhead Marina - Palm Beach Gardens

Your final destination, Loggerhead Marina in Palm Beach Gardens, is a full-service marina offering a plethora of amenities to welcome weary travelers. Situated within a stunning natural environment, it’s a splendid place to rest and celebrate the conclusion of your journey.

Why This Route?

This itinerary from Cape Marina, Port Canaveral to Loggerhead Marina - Palm Beach Gardens is an exquisite blend of safety, beauty, and maritime culture, suitable for a wide range of boaters, from leisure sailors to more experienced yachters seeking a tranquil passage through Florida's breathtaking waterways. With ample opportunities for shelter and unique spots for onshore exploration, it promises an unforgettable voyage full of discovery and the joys of boating.

Final Note

Safety is paramount. Always ensure your vessel is in top condition, and your navigation charts are updated. Stick to the marked channels, heed local advisories, and keep environmental conservation in mind throughout your adventure, ensuring that this remarkable route remains pristine for future mariners. Happy sailing!

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