Preparing for Cruising in the Everglades: Garmin inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator

We’re making our way south after our extended stay in Fort Myers towards the Florida Keys. The upcoming route will have us cruising through the Everglades, with some reported amazing anchorages along the way. The problem however is that cellular connectivity is likely to be a challenge. Our app Coverage? shows Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have almost no coverage for most of the coastal route, and that we might be able to pick up some AT&T. We’ve learned long ago to not rely on just one carrier’s reported coverage maps, and we really want to feel like we can stop for a few days and enjoy the area. Taking a few days offline is always a good thing. But we’re smack dab in the middle of hurricane season. Not having access to weather reports would be dangerous. And some communications with outside world would be preferred – at least to send out

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