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Thursday, May 3, 2018


Let the Series Begin: has exhausted its coverage of the world’s largest Ferris wheels and instead redirects its resources to ice cream.  For the near future P2P staffers will be traveling to taste and report on ice cream from shops across this great land.


Love Boat Ice Cream opened its doors in 1967 on San Carlos Boulevard. When Hurricane Charley hit Southwest Florida in 2004, it wiped out many of Ft. Myers favorite mom and pop shops, including the local favorite ice cream shop. 

Store manager, Jennifer Borst wasn’t around for the destructive storm but is familiar with the story of rebuilding. She says, "I believe that they were working out of freezers and a trailer just to be serving customers before they opened the doors back up." 

Now celebrating its 51st anniversary, Love Boat is serving up more than 70 flavors of homemade ice cream from its brand new building about a block away from the original location.

Butter Pecan is the leading flavor.

Always popular with locals, Love Boat has a cult following with tourists.  One group of regulars from all across the nation are the players who attend the annual Roy Hobbs World Series, a collection of month-long amateur baseball tournaments held in November.  One player (from San Diego) in the 60+ division (pictured) doesn’t leave Ft. Myers without ordering the banana split.

As you can see management doesn’t skimp on the size of the servings, especially the non-fat selections.

Love Boat has several locations in the Ft. Myers area.

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