Key West Express
P.O. Box 2460
Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931

Treat yourself to the tropical island paradise of Key West – home of pirates, poets, presidents & partygoers – in just 3 1/2 hours when you travel aboard the modern, jet-powered vessels of Key West Express. Stay n’ Play a day, weekend or week. You decide and we’ll provide the ride. Buy One Full Fare Roundtrip Adult Fare and Get One Free.

Marco River Marina
951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL
Tel: (239) 394-2502

MRM is proud to support and welcome our returning and furloughed troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq. As our small thanks to you for protecting our freedom, you will receive a Free Rental Boat as well as Ship’s Store Discounts for your entire family. Discounts available for all active duty Military, Police and Fire Department personnel. Please contact our Rental Desk for details.

A Special Day on the Water
Annie Nicholson 973-727-2034
Some Vietnam vets and their friends wish to thank our active military personnel for all they do by providing them with a memorable experience while home on leave!

We are offering:

  • A day of pleasure boating to Sanibel, Captiva or Cayo Costa, followed by a hero’s welcome home BBQ;
  • A $25 Wal-Mart gift certificate for up to two service personnel showing proof of service and temporary leave documents (DA-31); -Good times, good food, new friends and camaraderie!

This offer is extended to two (2) adults (at least one must show proof of service and temporary leave documents).

Customized Boat Tours on the Water
Tel: (239) 695-2929

Join Captain Judy Caseley aboard her 21 foot luxury deck boat in the enchanting Ten Thousand Islands -Everglades National Park. Free 2 hour sightseeing trip for six. 50 percent discount on half or full day trips.

High Speed Boat Ride
Contact: Joe Rutter
(239) 542-5575

Joe Rutter and his wife are offering a high speed boat ride on their 38′, 1100 HP Donzi on a once a month basis. Due to the speed of the boat it would only be available for 2-4 adults.. It would consist of a two to three hour ride. The ride would include the  Caloosahatchee River and into the Gulf Of Mexico.

Fishing, Picture Taking, Flats Boat Tour
Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell is a Naples resident and avid fisherman &  photographer. He would be pleased to take 1-3 service vets out fishing, cruising & or picture taking along the Gulfside or nearby backcountry on his 17′ flats boat. He will buy the fishing license and provide cold drinks & snacks. See his photos at

Caloosahatchee River and Pine Island Sound Boat Trip
Joe and Mary Fossella
239-949 1124

Joe and Mary Fossella would like to offer a near shore boat ride up the Caloosahatchee River and Pine Island Sound.  We have a 21 ft. Sport Boat located at Salty Sam’s Marina in Fort Myers Beach. We are available mostly during the weekends.  We can accommodate comfortably  2-3 people in addition to Joe and Mary.

Sunset Cruise
Tel: 239.995.0585
Fax: 239.995.0899

Retired USCG Capt. Tim Vaught, Paradise Vacations offers a free sunset cruise with your family down the Caloosahatchee River or some other scenic spot. He normally does what is called a bare boat charter (no captain on board) so you could also receive a 15% discount on a 4 DAY 3 NIGHT CRUISE.

Captain Tom Cameron
Tel: (239) 765-9003
Fort Myers Beach, FL

Captain Tom is offering, free of charge, a half day sailing excursion for up to six people to any returning military from Afghanistan and Iraq. The catamaran “Pathfinder” sails from Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. The Pathfinder cruises Archeological/Historical Mound Key Excursions and custom excursions anywhere in Paradise!

Captain Paul Stiso
Captain Paul’s Yacht Charters
1225 SW 53rd Terrace
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Tel: (239) 540-7623

Sightsee, snorkel or just relax for a 50 percent off trip with Captain Paul. Enjoy a pleasurable day in the beautiful waters of Southwest Florida on our 44′ private yacht, “Boadicea”. She will be yours for the day with your own Captain and Crew. Call or Email us for your Reservation Today!

Mariposa Cruise
Gerald Butters
3583 San Carlos Dr., St. James City
Tel: (239) 283-5871

Take a ride on the beautiful and unusual Sportfisher Mariposa to Useppa Island and enjoy the tour and lunch on us at the famous Collier Inn, or Tarpon bar. Useppa has a long military history dating from the Civil War to the training facility for the Bay of Pigs invasion. Like the Keys (but more beautiful).

Beachcomber Tours, Inc.
Snook Bight Marina
4765 Estero Blvd., Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931
Tel: (239) 443-7456

Beachcomber Tours offers a free tour for active military with overseas travel documentation & I.D.

Ann & Ron Hayden
1426 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919
Tel: (239) 247-2012

Ann & Ron have been doing walk-in canvas work for local boaters for many years. We will provide repairs of existing boat canvas to help get the boat ready for use. The boat must be registered in Lee County to the service man or woman (or spouse) requesting the work.  Canvas should be brought to our shop to perform the work.

Blue Ocean Adventures
Contact: Steve Taylor
Boat Rentals & Private Charters
703 Fisherman’s Wharf .Ft. Myers Beach Fl 33931
Tel: 239-765-0444
Fax: 239-765-0441

50 percent off full day boat rental with proper ID (one-time discount per person).

Sunrise Sailing
Captain Steve Shultz
1202 SE 16th St.. Cape Coral, FL 33990
Tel: (239) 699-8188

Full day/half day sailing charter/instruction (36′ ketch) for active duty on leave with guest. Please show ID and Orders. Subject to schedule availability.

Boating Trip
Greg Leathers
Cape Coral, FL
Tel: (239) 699-5125

Available in July 2005. I am a disabled veteran living in Cape Coral and I have a 25′ pontoon boat that is totally wheelchair accessible, including a lift for wheelchair users to get out and swim.  I can take up to 5 people to tube,  fish, watch the dolphins play or just enjoy the sights.  I can’t offer free gas but I can go a long way on 12 gallons and I’ll supply fishing poles, BBQ, ice chest and a live well to keep your bait alive.  Military personnel on leave orders do not need a fishing license but anyone else desiring to fish will need to bring a license.

Dolce Vita Sailing
Tom & Emily Donovan
Sarasota, FL
Mobile: (941) 809-0735

A full day sail on a 30 ft Hunter on Sarasota Bay or in the Gulf. We’ll even pack a picnic lunch if you’d like. Take the wheel and follow the dolphins, swim in the warm water of the gulf, heel a sailboat to fly with the speed of the wind! Offer starts any time after June 15th, 2005 – Give us a call and we’ll meet you at the dock!

Fish-Hawk Charters
Capt. Bob Sabatino
Located at Jensens Marina on Captiva Island
(239) 473-1451

A half-day (4-hours) of fishing, shelling or sightseeing trips. Limited to 2 people. All tackle included on fishing trips.

USCG Ft. Myers Beach
BM2 Paul Russell

Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach offers a tour of the station and possibly boat rides on the new CG 33126, our special purpose craft used in interdicting counter narcotic and human smuggling vessels (as long as operations permit).

The Sultana Projects 
105 S. Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

The Sultana is a 1700’s replica merchant schooner, built in Chestertown and launched in 2001. The Sultana is pleased to provide a free ticket to any military personnel having returned from active duty recently.  Offer is subject to space availability.

Tideway Treks Kayaking
Bob Stanley, Certified American Canoe Association Instructors and Registered Maine Kayaking Guide
207 350 1606
PO Box
Easton, MD 21601

Bob will guide you along the Choptank River or other picturesque Chesapeake tributary.  Based on availability.

Blue Crab Chesapeake Sailing Charters
Captain Mark Einstein
Located at the foot of Sharp Street
Rock Hall, MD 21661

Captain Einstein offers 1 ½ hour day sails and sunset cruises departing from Waterman’s Crab House in Rock Hall.  You can take the helm or just relax as you set sail from Rock Hall Harbor into the open Chesapeake Bay aboard the Crab Imperial.

Yellowfish Sailing Excursions
Nancy Neely
410 778 4883
Tolchester Marina
21085 Tolchester Beach Road
Chestertown, MD 21620

Join me for a morning or afternoon aboard Yellowfish, a 31 foot Pacific Seacraft sailboat.   You can take the helm, learn how to sail or simply sit back and enjoy the natural beauty of the bay.  We sail from Tolchester Marina, which is located directly on the Chesapeake Bay not far from Chestertown.

Chester River Kayak Adventures
Jim Gillan
410 708 5993
5758 Main Street
Rock Hall, MD 21661

Chester River Kayak Adventures would like to offer you a free kayak rental or ½ day guided tour.  Based on availability.