This is off the balcony of the condo. He is on the bay. There is a channel straight out from the condo out to the Gulf- you can actually see it in the last photo, there is a break between the two strips of land and the boat is heading for it. Shell Island is also straight out. There are dinner cruises to Shell Island. All that is there is the strip of island and they let you get off and get shells and sand dollars.