Boating in the Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Area
Charlotte Harbor at 270 sq. miles ranks second only to Tampa Bay in size in Florida. Unlike Tampa Bay however, the Harbor has no commercial boat traffic other than the occasional tourist sightseeing boats from nearby Fishermen's Village.
Charlotte Harbor is one of the largest protected marine estuaries in the country. The Harbor's 219 miles of shoreline include hundreds of small bays and inlets providing food and shelter to a host of species of game fish: Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Trout, Jack Crevalle, Tripletail, and Snapper. The action is year round.
The relatively shallow nature of the Harbor, 10'-30' deep, combined with the protection of the barrier islands — Gasparilla, Cayo Costa, the Captivas and Sanibel — give the local boater safe and comfortable conditions. Waves over 3' are a rare occurrence.
As you cruise the Harbor's waters you will often be escorted by whole families of Bottlenose Dolphin playing in your boat's wake. Many of these aquatic athletes call Charlotte Harbor home. Charlotte Harbor has been identified by national publications such as Sailing Magazine and Boating World as one of the finest sailing, boating and fishing bodies of water in the country.
In addition, the Peace River and the Myakka River are navigable for many miles upstream for smaller craft, and in some places remain as they were a century ago. There are miles of small streams meandering through the Harbor's shoreline for kayakers and canoeists alike.
So, pack a cooler, jump aboard and enjoy paradise. Contact us, we'll be happy to show you around.
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