Welcome to the plywo, err, sunshine state.
First: buy a generator, big as possible.
I live about an hour north of you. In Nokomis, (north side of Venice).
Don't know a lot about your area except Sanibel Island and Grandma Dot's. I know there's a lot of performance boaters in that area.
OPBA is doing a very big July 4th Poker Run to coincide with the July 4th boat races in Sarasota. The poker run will start and end in Sarasota with the Hyatt being the host hotel.
I'll be doing a "Citizens for Florida's Waterways" poker run later in the season.