“I enjoy snorkeling,” Bob says. “The boat makes it very easy because there’s the dive door on the side that allows you to easily get on and off without any problems. The fishing is great too, of course. It’s set up as a fishing boat, so it has great utilities that can help us find the fish.”
“It’s a super family boat,” Deb adds. She says everyone in the family — especially their 4- and 6-year-old grandsons — enjoys the Whaler and the plethora of water-based activities it gives them access to.
“When we’re FaceTiming, the grandsons ask us to show them the pool or show them the boat,” Bob says. “They remember those activities from when they visit, so they always like to see them when they’re not here.”
“The oldest one knows 17 diﬀerent types of shells now,” Deb, an avid sheller, says. “We try to teach them things while they’re visiting us. We’ve taught them different types of fish, about dolphins and so much more. We try to take advantage of the environment here.”
Family is clearly precious, so one of the greatest aspects of the Adventure III for the Steins is how reliable it is. “Going out with our grandsons, we feel totally safe. Even though we’re away from everything, kind of off the grid, we can focus on bonding with them because we don’t have to worry about something going wrong with the boat,” Bob explains.
In the three years they’ve owned it, they have yet to suffer a single mechanical problem with the Outrage. “We have immense satisfaction with Boston Whaler,” Bob says, “We are pleased with the quality and reliability of our boat. We’re confident in taking it on longer trips, like down to the Keys. It can be a lot of time on the water, but we have an extremely well-running, very low-maintenance boat.”
In addition to reliability when out with the grandkids, a well-running boat means the Steins can take advantage of all of the boating opportunities southwest Florida has to offer. A longtime vacation spot, they chose to settle in Fort Myers for retirement because of its proximity to the airport, myriad outdoor activities, and of course, excellent boating opportunities.
“We are so fortunate to have such great spots to visit via the convenient waterways,” Deb says, “We have traveled to the Tampa/St. Petersburg waters, as well as several trips to the Keys. One of our future trips will be to the Bahamas.”