Outdoor Activities in Boca Grande

Gasparilla Island is the perfect getaway and an outdoor lovers paradise. Miles and miles of pristine white sands, bountiful waters considered among the best tarpon-fishing spots in the world, lush golf courses and outer islands only a boat ride away. Step out of the comfort of your vacation rental and explore the great outdoors of Boca Grande.

Bike & Kayak Rentals on Boca Grande

Ride through Boca Grande and visit the beaches in style! Or rent a kayak to explore the open waters of Charlotte harbor. Boca Grande bike paths offer scenic views from what was once the railroad tracks that hauled phosphate to the southern tip of the island. In 1983 the seven miles of tracks became the paths we have today.

Boat Launches and Ramps

Below is a list of public boat launches near Boca Grande, Englewood, Placida, and Port Charlotte.
Ainger Creek Park 2011 Placida Rd, Englewood
Butterford Waterway Park 13555 Marathon Blvd, Port Charlotte
Cape Haze Marina 6950 Placida Rd, Englewood
Chadwick Cove Resort & Marina 1825 Gulf Blvd, Englewood
Darst Park 537 Darst Ave Punta Gorda
El Jobean Boat Ramp 4224 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte
Fishermen’s Village 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, #57A, Punta Gorda
Gasparilla Marina 15001 Gasparilla Rd, Placida
Harbour Heights Park 27420 Voyageur Dr, Punta Gorda
Hathaway Park 35461 Washington Loop Rd, Punta Gorda
Indian Mound Park 210 Winson Ave, Englewood
Manasota Beach Boat Ramp 8570 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood
Placida Park 6499 Gasparilla Rd, Placida
Port Charlotte Beach Park 4500 Harbor Blvd, Port Charlotte
Riverside Park 8320 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda
Royal Palm Marina 779 W Wentworth St, Englewood
South Gulf Cove Park 10150 Amicola St, Port Charlotte
Spring Lake Park 3520 Lakeview Blvd, Port Charlotte

Boating & Dockage

Surrounded by the Charlotte Harbor, Gulf of Mexico, Boca Grande Pass and Gasparillo Sound, the boating and sailing activity on Gasparillo Island is endless. Charlotte Harbor is recognized by SAIL Magazine as a Top US Sailing Destination and the outer islands draw visitors on day trips.

Fishing & Charters of Boca Grande

Boca Grande is recognized as the Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World and each spring, anglers from around the globe. Fish in Boca Grande Pass for the silver king. There are sport fishing opportunities all year for snook, redfish and grouper. Let us know and we can help arrange the perfect charter.

Golf Cart Rentals in Boca Grande

Be like a local, cruise Boca Grande on your own cart. While on the island renting a cart is the preferred method of transportation. We can help arrange a cart to be delivered right to your door. Please contact us for more details. You should be aware of some rules while carting on Boca Grande. 14 years and older to operate a golf cart. Gas powered carts are not allowed on the cart path. No carts on the sidewalks. While driving at night, carts must have headlights and taillights. Golf carts are not cars, and can tip fairly easy. Try not to take up an entire parking space. Two carts can fit in one parking space. No drinking and driving, same rules apply. Pedestrian or bicyclist have the right of way.

Golf of Boca Grande

Southwest Florida is home to several golf courses. Although there is not a public course on the island there are several choices near by. Rotonda offers 99 holes and is minutes from the island.

State Parks Of Boca Grande

Gasparilla Island State Park offers five parking areas with access to the beautiful beaches of Boca Grande.

Bird watching on Boca Grande

Birdwatching on Boca Grande can`t be beat, one of the best spots to visit is the Boca Grande Causeway. Here you can see osprey, while pelicans, and even the elusive night heron. Many other types of songbirds and water birds can be seen here.