Private boat trip to photograph the Milky Way over the Cape Romano dome homes.
We finally found a captain willing to take us out in the middle of the night but this is our only chance!
The captain will take us the island of Cape Romano, where we will set up. Joe Fitzpatrick will bring a powerful flashlight so we can light up the Dome Home while photographing the Milky Way behind/above it! So exciting!
Friday, September 18, 2020
8:30 pm to 12:30 am
$250 per person
Please arrive by 8:15 pm
Goodland Boat Park, 750 Palm Point Dr, Goodland, FL 34140
If anyone would like to carpool from Sarasota, Naples or Fort Myers, please email [email protected]
This is a once in a lifetime event. The Milky Way is only visible during the late spring/summer every year. And who knows how long the dome home will be there?
The dome homes were built in the 1980s and are slowly being washed out to sea. We lost two of the six during hurricane Irma!
Joe Fitzpatrick will be there to guide you with your night sky photography. Please be comfortable with shooting in the manual mode.
You’ll need a sturdy tripod, a shutter release cable and a fast lens. It’s best if you have a lens that has an aperture of F2.8 or wider.
Bug gear is highly recommended. Those no-seeums and mosquitoes will be out in force if there is no wind! This is the bug jacket that I own. It’s a great price and works well:
Please note we are an Amazon affiliate and will receive a very small commission if you purchase through our link. You may also want a hat, net, buff and definitely long pants and shoes and socks. Bug spray with Deet works best.
Please review the refund policy before you register. There are no refunds or transfers of this outing unless it’s cancelled. You may, however, send someone in your place.
Fine Print: We cannot control the weather. Obviously if it is pouring or lightning, we’ll cancel and refund your money. If the water is a bit choppy, you’ll need a fast shutter speed and some sea sickness pills!
Sorry I didn’t have a photo to share. Follow @hoovisyo on Instagram for some amazing examples of the Milky Way over the dome home. Rob Hoovis has been on the Understand Photography Show a couple of times. Listen/watch his show about Milky Way photography before you go: https://www.understandphotography.com/milky-way-photography-with-rob-hoovis/
Please note we need to sell all five spots in order to make this happen. There is a very small margin so we can’t pay for the private boat without five people. Sign up as soon as you can and invite your friends! Thanks!!
Email [email protected] if you have questions.