Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. After Hours: Phone the lock operator at 239-542-5661 one half hour prior to usage.
The Chiquita Boat Lock provides Gulf access from Camelot Canal and Southwest Spreader Waterway into the ICW via the Caloosahatchee River and is located approximately 2.75 statute miles from the Sanibel Causeway Bridge. This boat lock is operated by the Marine Services Division of the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department to help manage boat traffic and water levels. The boat lock in the Southwest Cape Coral was constructed in the 1970’s to prevent saltwater intrusion into the Southwest Cape Coral canal system. The boat lock can accommodate boats up to 70 feet long, 16 wide and a 5 foot draft. With the explosive growth in the Southwest area there is a push to have the lock removed.