The best part of the summer is getting out and going on adventures, and indulging in all of the tastiest ice creams. While admiring and exploring Keewaydin Island, you can get the sweetest treats from a pink ice cream boat.
Just off the coast of Naples lives Keewaydin Island, a barrier island oasis with some of the most stunning views you can find. You'll have to take a boat to get there - but getting there is totally worth it.
If you have a boat, you will have to launch off a nearby boat ramp and navigate to the island; if you don't own a boat or simply don't trust your own navigational skills, you can take a ferry.
A boat ride there will take you about 30 minutes, enjoy all that Florida Sunshine on the way. Once there, you'll be greeted with stunning turquoise hues sparkling against Keewaydin's white sandy beaches, and of course In The Pink, the pink ice cream boat.
In The Pink serves up delicious ice creams from Good Humour, Ben & Jerry's and Popsicle - so you'll have plenty of sweets to choose from! You can get just about anything that you'd get from an ice cream truck, from dilly bars to Spongebob pops.
The little pink ice cream boat is owned by a woman as sweet as her ice cream, Julie. She's always serving up smilies, one straight from her own face, the other on yours after you take a bite of ice cream on this gorgeous Florida barrier island. Her husband came up with the idea behind this cute little ice cream boat.
She's not always parked on the Island, but when she's not, she's moving around between Marco Island and Naples in her little pink pontoon boat looking for people in need of an ice cream treat.
They also have a burger boat that is sometimes on the island, so you can pick up a bite to eat for lunch and beat the heat while having an awesome day out in paradise.
Of course, you're coming here for the views and to enjoy nature; venture off to the other side of the island. You'll find long stretches of sandy beach perfect for shelling, swimming, and snorkeling - or you can just sink your toes into the white sands and layout in the sunshine, all with your ice cream in hand.
Pink Ice Cream Boat
Location: West of Naples, usually in the water along the way or parked right on Keewaydin Island.
Hours: The boat is usually on the island from 11am-5pm, but Julie says she's sometimes there a bit earlier or later, depending on how busy the island is that day. Usually, as long as the boat's on the Island, she's open - where the boat will be will vary. You can check on the Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.
Why you need to go: You can get all the stunning island views while keeping cool this summer with ice cream on Keewaydin Island - probably the best way to treat yourself this summer and relax. Prices are affordable ranging from a couple of bucks to around $5.
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