Age: 55-65

Member since December 2018

Retired pilot living island style

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I am recently retired EMS helicopter pilot. My wife is an assistant administrator at Christian school. We live on our palm farm. We are going to full time RV in the near future.

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copterdude's Hometown

Bokeelia Florida

copterdude's Guest Details

copterdude's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

25 feet long

Leisure Travel Van, Unity

copterdude's References (53)

References from Hosts (6)


January 2021

Great guests

Guest was here for a brief visit. Quiet and respectful of the property and neighborhood - hardly knew they were here. Welcome back to see the sights/area or for a respite while passing through.


February 2020


This couple were,our 100rh guest. So nice the honor went to them as they were also local host that have 100% to guest that stayed. So glad they are living their dream and RVing full time. As former host make for more than perfect guests.
Welcome back any time and welcomed guests to any host.
Travel safe enjoy the adventures.
Had a great time visiting and having some of your former guests here as an unexpected reunion.


August 2019


Another couple that is welcome back any time.

Cal n Judie

July 2019

Super nice couple

Very friendly couple, really enjoyed meeting them. Hope to see them again in the future.


July 2019

Pleasant, quiet

We enjoyed Copterdude & his wife. Because they were coming & going in their RV, they parked on our driveway. Really hardly knew they were here. Enjoyed hearing their sightseeing plans. Would have them again.


July 2019

Great conversation

It was a pleasure to host this couple. Plenty of visit about. Nice new RV. Makes my place look so much more respectable. Come back any time.

References from Guests (47)


March 2020

Palm garden

We love this place and the host were very some of friendliest people we've ever met. I know they now full timing, and wish them many happy and safe adventures.


April 2019

Awesome place, awesome host....

This place is fantastic, Pine Island is very peaceful.
Michael is a wonderful host, helping us with lot of thing, most of time even anticipating our needs.....thank you so much, really hope our ways will cross in 2020 somewhere in the US


April 2019


What an amazing place and what generosity to welcome so many boondockers!
Pine Island is a magical Oasis off the coast of Florida and this plot of land is a magical Palm Oasis of good vibes! So peaceful~

Much gratitude Michael! Great communication! So grateful for your flexibility and and excited to see where your RV adventures take the two of you!



April 2019

Five stars

This was our first Boondockers Welcome experience and Mike set the bar high! From the moment we got there we felt welcome and well taken care of. We were in a fifth wheel and had plenty of room. Mike took us on a tour around his beautiful property and gave us some great recommendations on things to do in the area!
Thank you so much Mike we appreciate you.
Thomas Family


April 2019

Wonderful visit

Beautiful palm tree farm, very friendly hosts. Great location to go kayaking nearby.


March 2019


Lovely spot between the palm trees, night under a starry sky, and last but not least a kind host with great recommendations and fun stories. Thank you!


March 2019

Island Paradise

Words can not describe how wonderful this host location is. Surrounded by palm trees and a gentle breeze, sun, then the stars OMG my stay was wonderful.

Mike & Deb are wonderful hosts. My dog Danni fell in love with them both. I think she wanted to stay! But so do I. So we were able to stay an extra 2 days.

I enjoyed great conversation with my hosts, awesome weather, electric hook up, and a safe place for my 4 legged best friend inside our home on wheels when I needed to leave her to attend a few events.

I had fresh coconut and learned so much about Palm Trees. I was able to watch how the Plam Trees were removed, wrapped and moved to thier new homes.

I feel I have made two new long time friends, I hope I have. I am so grateful, thankful, and blessed to have had this experience.

Thanks so much for everything Debbie and Mike!

From Carolyn & Danni 🐾🐾


March 2019


Mike met us and helped us find our spot. (We were able to choose one of his two handy sites). Immediately we both commented and then felt 100% relaxed! They are in a very rural area with palm, mango, banana and avocado trees. Very quiet! Electric hookup was close by our motorhome. After a day we asked if we could add a night because of this Wonderful Place, and our answer was granted. This has been one of those experiences we'll remember always. If you have a chance to visit Bokeelia Farm this Spring, Take It! It's one in a Million!!


March 2019

Pine Island Oasis

My wife and I enjoyed our two nights hosted by Mike and Deb. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to arrive the first night as early as we had hoped but Mike was very understanding and helped me park and get set up after dark. Although the parking areas were very easy to access, I would recommend that after dark arrivals at any Boodockers locations should be avoided if possible as a courtesy to our hosts. As an added advantage, Mike had a page of area attractions all printed up that we used while exploring the island. The creation of Bokee Farm was interesting to hear about as it was apparent that Mike and Deb have worked very hard to make an attractive surrounding for their newly built home in tropical Florida. Thanks for sharing your space with us!


March 2019


Very nice stay at Bokee farm, it is a very quiet and pretty area. Lots of midges / no-see-ums though so look into upgrading the screens on your rig or keep your doors closed. Thanks for the tips on the area!


March 2019

Beautiful Quiet Location

Loved staying - beautiful quiet location. Hosts were extremely accommodating. So interesting to talk to. Provided excellent advice on what to enjoy in the area - both as a tourist and like a local!
Excellent stay - thanks!


March 2019

Hospitality and quiet spot

We loved staying on the palm tree farm with our very gracious hosts. We experienced island life and enjoyed the peaceful resting spot.


March 2019

Plans changed and copterdude came through

Needed a couple extra days and we were graciously welcomed, can't say enough, these are GREAT Hosts


March 2019


Friendly, generous hosts who were so kind to share their little corner of heaven with us. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the tour of his operation and the many exotic (to us, at least) trees. No surprise that your place is so popular at Boondockers


March 2019

Beautiful Peaceful Place, Level Space, Awesome Host,

Copterdude is so nice and helpful, This was our first experience with this network and we could not be more pleased, It is secure, peaceful, and highly recommended.


March 2019

Great place!

What a refreshing place to stay. We used it as home base to travel to Sanibel Island to shell 2 days. It was so enjoyable to come back to the farm in the evening and see/feel the breezes gently whispering through the palms. The owner was so inviting from meeting us at the gate to spending quite a bit of time explaining the many varieties of trees, herbs and shrubs he has cultivated on the farm (we even went away with some fruit...THANKS!) We also appreciate the use of electric so we could warm our cool bones!


March 2019

Wonderful hosts in an amazing place

We stayed at Mike and Deb's beautiful palm tree farm for 5 days. It was safe and quiet. We enjoyed walking among the immaculate grounds of plants and trees. We would definitely come back next year.


February 2019

A Great Visit!

We loved our visit to Bokee Farm -- This is a place to treasure!! the place is the perfect boondock experience, great communications and very accommodating. We loved the time to talk with them, very knowledgable; we enjoyed Pine Island and great restaurants per their recommendations. We hope to host Mike & Debbie in Clearwater and perhaps meet again in travel, such great people. Thank You Mike & Debbie!!


February 2019

Terrific spot and hosts

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. We were tucked back in the palm trees where it was nice and quiet. Mike and Debbie were very hospitable and went out of their to accommodate everyone. We look forward to hopefully returning.


February 2019

Little taste of paradise

This couple is so sweet. We loved seeing all the different palms and tropical plants that they grow. Can't wait to meet you guys on the road again. ps. sorry I forgot to play the horns for time. 😉


February 2019

Wonderful stay

Mike is a great host. Very accommodating and friendly. We loved his property and enjoyed watching eagles fly and listening to morning birdsong. Thanks Mike and Deb.

Dan et Andre

February 2019

Wonderful host and quiet place

Warmth hospitality. The host gave us valuable information that allows us to enjoy it more. Beautiful site with great host. We really enjoy our time there and we recommend it.


February 2019

We Love This Host!!!

This is our second stay for us to complete our warranty work in Fort Myers. It was particularly nice to watch a sunset and chat about living in an RV. Our dog, Jack, particularly enjoyed our visit. He had the run of the property. Thanks so much for your warm hospitality. We hope someday to have a visit from this host to our property in Washington state. We will definitely keep in touch...............................


February 2019

Great Stay!

My first Boondockers Welcome Guest experience, this was totally positive. Good directions, no trouble finding it. I'm pulling a 13' Scamp with a Subaru Forester, so very easy to maneuver and park in the space avalable.

Lovely, partial shady, private spot in a grove of palms.

My host was very welcoming and helpful.

My only regret is that this wonderful location wasn't available for another night! Love it!

Graham and Betty

February 2019

Wonderful hosts!

Copterdude was a great host. Staying at Bokee Farm was like visiting a special corner of paradise. We couldn't have asked for better hosts in a nicer location. Love these guys!
Betty & Graham


February 2019

What a wonderful visit!

How much more 'Florida' can you get than to spend some time on a palm tree farm on an island?? I was afraid I wasn't going to get to stay here, Mike was already pretty full when I sent in my request. But when he called he had me go ahead and come in and he made room for me.
Mike showed the other campers and myself around his property with all the different plants, fruits, and palms. Such a beautiful place, you can tell how much love he and his wife have put into it. And he was very knowledgeable about things to see in the area, just an overall very welcoming experience! What an amazing location, I'm so glad I didn't miss it!


February 2019

Quite place and well taken care of

Nice contact, really quite place to stay, easy to enter ... very good recommendation!

Kind regards



February 2019

Awesome hosts, Bokee Farm is truly wonderful place to stay!

As first time Boondockers, we were not sure what to expect. Mike made everything easy! Great communication before the trip, on our way over to Pine Island and throughout our stay.
When we arrived, Mike guided our 37' Class A back into a secluded corner of the property that was nice and level. He set us up with electricity to keep our batteries charged and provided us with very helpful local information.
Our two night stay was very stress free and relaxing thanks to Mike and the peaceful environment of Bokee Farm. Thank you so much for the hospitality, bananas and frozen mango!


February 2019

Absolutely Wonderful

Mike and Deb are generous and kind hosts. Love this beautiful property. Wish them good luck on their future travels. Loved the fruit. Come visit us in Ohio. Definitely recommend


February 2019

Michael was an awesome host

I do't think I could say enough positive things about our stay here. For our first time using boondaockers welcome we had an awesome host. I was wondering how it all was going to go. Michael made it a relaxing first stay. Fun to visit with and learn from. He made us feel more than welcome. My kids had a great time. Had water and power for us. a great place to park. It was a bit tricky getting in but it wasn't a problem for me. I backed my 29 foot trailer into the spot. He had information about the area. Gave us suggestions on where to go for good beach time and to avoid the heavy traffic. I am not going to get another chance to stay here again, but I wouldn't hesitate if I were to be back in the area.


February 2019

Nice quiet place to stay

The property was very level, shaded and beautiful! We spent some time chatting and had a great time trading RV'ing information! They were both very accommodating and easygoing. We enjoyed out time there and hope they are able to start traveling as well. Thanks M and D!


January 2019

Five star

Mike is a generous host who goes above and beyond making sure you are comfortable. He even allowed us to stay an extra night and gave us a list of recommended restaurants and places to see.


January 2019

Super experience, great host.

This was a fantastic stay. Mike was a wonderful host, a wonderful exchange of knowledge and incredible generosity. He really likes to receive travelers and treat them as friends.
We recommend it 100%

C'était un séjour fantastique. Mike était un hôte merveilleux, un échange de connaissances formidable et une générosité incroyable. Il aime beaucoup recevoir des voyageurs et les traiter comme des amis.
Nous le recommandons à 100%


January 2019


My first time boondocking and I wasn't disappointed. Our host greeted us like old friends and made us feel welcome right from the start. The site itself was perfect we were nestled in amongst the palms and it felt very private. I was amazed at kindness of strangers and hope our paths cross in the future to return the favor.


January 2019

Peace and quiet in the palms

Great place to stay and very quiet. Mike was a terrific host and instantly helped on the few requests I had, plus provided great insights on local things to see and do. Would highly recommend Mike and this place to stay for peace and quiet, and the all palm trees make for a scenic one as well.


January 2019

Such a helpful person

Such a lovely place to stay, Our host literally couldn't do enough for us and even entertained the kids with his fabulous drone. Great host and a great location! Thanks so much for having us!


January 2019

Nice night on the island

We had a nice one night stay with copterdude at his island home. He made us feel welcome and saw to it that our needs were met. We met other rv-ers, as there are 3 available spots for rigs. We explored the island on our bikes, ate at Salt Water Smokehouse (great ribs), and checked out the library. Our host was knowledgeable about the area and gave us some suggestions of things to do both on the island and around Fort Myers. Thank you, copterdude!!


January 2019

Absolutely Fabulous!!

These guys get a 5 star rating. Their property is mostly fenced in which allowed for our dog to run free. I loved waking up to the beautiful Palm Tree scene from my bedside window. Mike is a super resource for most everything “RV.” We enjoyed great conversation on their “hurricane-proof” deck. They even had a total of three RV’s at one point. I heard kids playing in the Palm Tree forest and asked if they would like to play with our dog. Jack, our Schnoodle, was off and running with the most adorable 4-pack of children. I have so much fun watching Jack play fetch in this most enchanting place. We actually stayed 4 nights, riding our recumbent trikes to the paved bike trail that runs the length of the island. Thanks to Deb and Mike. I hope they will come visit us in Port Townsend when they start their Full-time RV life.


January 2019

Excellent host on spectacular grounds!

Mike and Deb excellent hosts, the grounds was spectacular, palm trees everywhere, lots of space for all vehicles, definitely recommend that place as a five star rating.


January 2019

On Their Road to Discovery

Mike and Debbie we exceptionally welcoming and really made us feel safe and looked after while we visited them on their palm plantation. They will be embarking on full-time RVing in the coming year and are very inquisitive as to how folks take on the challenges of full-time RV life. We had a great evening discussing the pros and cons of many associations and organizations that might prove valuable for them when they launch. We look forward to seeing them down the road.


January 2019

Wonderful Stay and Amazing Hosts

We had a lovely stay surrounded by palm trees, fruit and herbs. Our hosts were friendly, accommodating and helpful. If you get the chance to stay here, take it. Thanks, M&D!


January 2019

Great Guy, Great stay!!

Beautiful, quiet and safe spot. Very welcoming and we enjoyed our time there.


January 2019

Great hosts

This is a great place and location to stay at. The hosts go out of their way to tell you about places to check out around the area. Also it’s a palm tree farm, with other trees and plants around!!! We hope to see them in the future on the road somewhere!!


January 2019

Great stay

We spent 2 nights here and had a lovely time. Hosts were friendly and helpfull on information off the area. Would come back when in the area agaim


December 2018

Friendly and Pleasant

We enjoyed our quiet stay at this palm tree farm which was secluded and serene. The host couple was very friendly and helpful. He genuinely took a great interest in helping us enjoy our stay by providing electrical hookup with extension cord, map of area and lots of good tips for the area. I recommend this site and host.


December 2018

Little slice of paradise.

Very lovely property. Hosts are very hospitable and know a lot about the area. If dates are unavailable, message hosts and see if they have room for ya. The hosts have room for more than one rig and said they would be happy to host more.


December 2018

Beautiful place

What a little Slice of Heaven very beautiful setting lots of shade easy in-and-out. The hosts are such nice people and Michael was so knowledgeable about all the trees and all the things to do in the area, he even took us on a special little tour around and showed us all the good spots to go see. We loved our stay and would have loved to stay longer. Definitely would go back again hope to run into them out on the road. Thanks for everything.