Digital Water Depths Map for Naples Waterways - Great for Boaters and Water Sport Enthusiasts - Naples Bathymetry


Naples is a waterfront community with all sorts of options for waterfront living. We have single family homes, midrise and highrise condominiums on the Gulf, intercoastal waters, lakes and rivers. With that said naturally it is a huge boating community.Park Shore - Scott Pearson Naples, FL.

When it comes to boats and boating a question that comes up consistently in conversation is "What's the draft?" (the draft being the minimum water distance requirement a boat/vessel needs below the engine intake to safely navigate waters).

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The term “bathymetry” originally referred to the ocean’s depth relative to sea level, although it has come to mean “submarine topography,” or the depths and shapes of underwater terrain.

Naples communities like Port Royal have deep water ways, deep enough for the draft of 100+ ft yacht in fact. Other areas like Seagate which is also on the water have a draft that makes motor boating pretty much impossible. It's much too shallow for getting around in anything other than a boat that requires no draft at all.

Have a great weekend.
Scott Pearson GRI, CRS


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