July 2016

Adventure Off the Beaten Path

Sometimes you just want to go where no one has ever been. Or, at least somewhere you’ve never been! We understand! There are so many places to blaze your own trail in Gulf County. And, so many great Guides to get you out in the thick of it.

Lake Wimico is a nature-lover’s dream. Over 4,000 acres of natural lake, it is only accessible by boat and makes for a haunting and beautiful trip up the Intracoastal. Most people who visit Gulf County have never heard about the lake unless they are avid fresh-water fishermen. But, fresh-water fishing is just the tip of the iceberg on this beauty.

“Lake Wimico just has so many different things you don’t see on a regular bay trip. I like to start my trips by showing people a houseboat village. Then we follow along and look for alligators and other wildlife. It’s amazing how shallow Lake Wimico can get especially when you are just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico. It makes for all kinds of interesting animal spotting.” Captain Phil Cox, a Gulf County Adventure Guide and part of the new concierge program, loves taking visitors on Lake Wimico eco-tours.

The Indian Pass Lagoon is also teeming with wildlife and will transport you back in time. Catch some Tarpon or hunt for Triple Tail with Adventure Guide Captain Carle. Or, just spot an occasional shark in the shallow waters. But, Captain Carle will remind you to look up every once in a while, too.

“The Lagoon is next to St. Vincent Island so you can see all of the different types of wildlife on the island while enjoying being on a boat in the water. People really enjoy seeing the different types of birds and especially the eagle nests out there.”

Updated: Apr 13, 2017 10:47 am

Published: Jul 11, 2016 2:49 pm

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Adventure Off the Beaten Path
Adventure Off the Beaten Path
Sometimes you just want to go where no one has ever been. Or, at least somewhere you’ve never been! We understand! There are so many places to blaze your own trail in Gulf County.
A GCFL “Create Your Own” Adventure
A GCFL “Create Your Own” Adventure
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A Laid-Back Golf Adventure
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An Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert
An Eco-Adventure with a Bio-Expert
Captain Charlene Burke - “My Ecotours are not structured. Each day is a different day on the Bay so I don’t force a structured program. I just go with the wind. We head out just to see life.”
A New Adventure Every Day
A New Adventure Every Day
Jeri Ashcraft - Local Jeri daydreams about doing a different beach every day. “I love taking time with my family. And we love to be outside. You never know what the next day’s adventure may bring.”