5815 Driftwood Parkway
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Hours of Operation
Daily, including weekends: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Holiday hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
With administrative offices located within the Yacht Club Community Park, the Marine Services Division of Parks & Recreation is responsible for overseeing and managing all recreational marine operations within the City of Cape Coral.
This encompasses the Cape Coral “Godman” Yacht Basin, as well as the City’s five (5) improved boat launch ramps including: Yacht Club Boat Ramp, Horton Park Boat Ramp, BMX Boat Ramp, Burnt Store Boat Ramp, Rosen Park and several unimproved freshwater ramps located throughout the City.
Visit the Beaches & Boating page for information on the Boat Trailer Parking Program, including the fees required to park trailers at the five improved boat ramp locations. All improved ramp locations include paved parking, restroom facilities and other park amenities on site.
In addition to overseeing Cape Coral’s boat ramps, the Marine Services Division operates the Chiquita Boat Lock to help manage boat traffic and water levels, and Rosen Park, a boat launch facility which includes a 20-slip Marina for live-aboard vessels up to 40’ in length and additional boat ramps accessing the Caloosahatchee River.
Chiquita Boat Lock - 5805 Cape Harbor Drive
The Chiquita Boat Lock provides Gulf access from Camelot Canal & Southwest Spreader Waterway into the ICW via the Caloosahatchee River and is located approximately 2.75 statute miles from the Sanibel Causeway Bridge.
Regular Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
After Hours Access: 239-542-5661 - Please call the lock operator one half hour prior to usage.
For more information concerning any of the recreational marine operations within the City of Cape Coral, call the Harbormaster or Assistant Harbormaster at 239-574-0809.
For complete rules and regulations concerning recreational boating in Florida visit the website of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at www.MyFWC.com.