Cruise Naples Supports Community

NAPLES, Fla (RPRN) 6/18/2009–Cruise Naples has partnered with the Freedom Waters Foundation to host an upcoming cruise for the Collier County Therapeutic Day Camp and senior residents of The Inn of Cypress Cove (an assisted living facility), on Tuesday, June 23th at 10 a.m. Approximately 30 children from the Therapeutic Day Camp and 15 residents of the assisted living facility will enjoy the beautiful Gordon River and Gulf of Mexico aboard Cruise Naples’ 1.5 hour narrated boat ride.

Collier County Parks and Recreation Day Camp provides an equal opportunity camp for children with disabilities within the county. And, the Inn of Cypress Cove provides a home for those who need additional care. Both groups rarely have the opportunity to enjoy the pleasures and joys of boating.

Cruise Naples is providing the “Double Sunshine” boat, for this excursion as part of their community outreach services, in cooperation with the Freedom Waters Foundation, a non-profit that provides boating opportunities and marine related activities for people with disabilities, youth at risk and others with special needs.

Cruise Naples had a permanent, certified wheelchair ramp installed specifically to ensure the safety and comfort of their guests. “Many of these children have not had an opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy a cruise around Naples,” stated Lance Julian, of Cruise Naples. “We’re thrilled we have the opportunity to provide them with this experience.”

About Cruise Naples

Cruise Naples offers exclusive water adventures and private charters.  The Cruise Naples fleet includes the M/V (Marine Vessel) Double Sunshine which offers daily 1.5 hour sightseeing cruises and a sunset cruise which meanders through the pristine natural beauty of Naples’ Bay.  The M/V Lady Brett, a 45-foot mono hull capable of that goes offshore to reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.  The M/V Captain Paul is a 34-foot catamaran vessel, which departs into the calm water of the Gordon River for light tackle fishing.

About Freedom Waters Foundation

Freedom Waters Foundation, Inc. (FWF) provides boating opportunities and marine related education for people with disabilities and youth at risk.

Cruise Naples boats are docked at the CRUISE CENTER at historic TIN CITY, 1200 Fifth Avenue South in Naples.  For additional information and reservations, call Cruise Naples at (239) 263-4949 or visit

Media contact: Ann Hughes, Hughes McGrath, (239) 596-0054,

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