Local Skippers Set Sail for Shell Point

Boaters Feel Right at Home

FORT MYERS, FL (October 13, 1999) – Members of a local boating club from Cape Coral set sail for an outing at Shell Point recently and discovered the advantages of the community’s unique setting and lifestyle firsthand, according to Lynn Schneider, director of public relations.

“The name of the club was the Nauti-Skippers,” said Lynn with a chuckle. “They were such a nice group of people, and we had a great time as we showed them around The Island.”

The boat club has more than one hundred members from around the Cape Coral area who enjoy sharing their time out on the waters of Southwest Florida. This group, comprised mainly of retirees who love an active lifestyle, boated over to Shell Point together and “came aboard” for an extensive tour of The Island and lunch in the Crystal Room.

George and Corrine Wilke, longtime members of the club, helped set up the visit. During the tour of the island, the boaters had an opportunity to see the Train Room, learn about the stamp project in the Stamp Room, walk through the Wood Shop and the Health Club, and see the Shell Point library and Activity Center.

“I had no idea all of this was out here!” said one of the boaters. “This place is just wonderful,” he added.

“I really enjoyed spending time with the group,” said Schneider. “It’s always a lot of fun to show Shell Point to first-time visitors. I get a big kick out of seeing their reactions.”

One of the features that impressed the group was the community’s location along the Caloosahatchee River, just as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Residents at Shell Point enjoy free boat docks with free water and electric hook-ups, and deepwater access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf. This is a huge benefit to someone who owns a boat.

“I like to point out to our visitors,” said Lynn, “that life really is better at Shell Point!”

Shell Point welcomes Boat Clubs and other groups for private special events and group tours. For further information, call Lynn Schneider at (239) 454-2207 today.

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