The personality of Florida's ICW in the northeast quadrant is totally different than the southeast or west coast. I am sure the Atlantic waters have a lot to do with this. The people are also different. Many people in this area stay in Florida the full twelve months. They like the change of seasons and they experience a wider temperature variable. Many people from other parts of Florida and from all over the world flock in this direction of the Atlantic Coast in the summertime. My experience of other geographical areas of Florida is that they skip way out of state shortly after Easter or by June at the latest. The history in the northeast Atlantic coast is intriguing. America's oldest communities are here. Much effort and investment has been made to preserve the heritage. The state and federal park systems have wonderful venues available to the public for reasonable fees. Many areas are free. Parking in many areas is free. Many areas are free of crowds! The majority of the coastline is accessible to all, not just the wealthy elite. Condos and houses don't own the waterfront.
Some of the most delightful views in the whole state are experienced in this region.
The Moorings in Vero Beach is a class act. Eau Gallie Yacht Club in Indian Harbour has a totally dedicated, enthusiastic and welcoming membership. Going through the Mosquito Lagoon section is a nature lovers dream. From the minute you arrive at Halifax River Yacht Club in Daytona Beach you feel welcome as family by dock master Pete. The Marina at Hammock Beach is our east coast home port and a wonderful place it is! St Augustine is a favorite for history buffs. Fernandina Beach couldn't be much more charming. The cruise along the ICW in the northeast quadrant is far from a ride in a ditch!!
If you want to join us on one of these passages, just ask!