At the southern tip of the island you can visit the oldest building on Gasparilla Island. It was constructed in 1890 and is one of just six lighthouses in Florida that is open to the public. Be sure to visit the museum and gift shop inside the lighthouse. Check out their website for current hours of operation.
barrierislandparkssociety.org (941) 964-0060
Welcome to our quaint little island!
Boca Grande Marina, is within walking distance to the Historic Boca Grande downtown area where you’ll discover quaint Shops, Galleries, Boutiques, Restaurants and Lodging.
Arrive by boat and rent a Golf Cart to see the island in style.
Boca Grande is synonymous with fishing! Hire a professional captain to spend the day backwater fishing around the Charlotte Harbor, drifting Boca Grande Pass, or offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Enjoy soft, white sandy beaches and take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico. There are 3 main public beaches that are part of Gasparilla Island State Park. There are also marked public beach accesses between First and 19th Street. Keep in mind that you will be required to pay a small fee to park at the State Parks.
Our resident fishing guide, Captain Marty Scott, has been fishing the Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande area for over 30 years! Marty has a fleet of 24' Avengers, and a team of dedicated, experienced Captains that he can set you up with. No matter what species you want to target - Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Shark, Grouper or Snapper - you'll leave Boca Grande with a memorable fishing trip to brag about.
This path, and an accompanying jogging/walking path, is part of Florida's Rails-to-Trails project. It provides passage along the entire length of the island for bikers, joggers and golf carts. Many visitors come to the island just to meander down the path...
The 105-foot range light, owned by the United States Coast Guard, has been lighting up our shoreline since 1927. You will see the range light at the first public beach as you head south on Gulf Boulevard.
floridastateparks.org (850) 245-2157
If you came to Boca Grande to fish - you've come to the right place to find an experienced charter Captain.
Dock Office (941) 964-2100 Marina Store (941) 964-2550 Eagle Grille/Miller's Dockside (941) 964-8000
The Inn was built in 1913 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has hosted many well-known guests including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, the George H.W. Bush family and many others. You will see their 18-hole golf course on your starboard side if you are coming into the Marina from the water.
gasparillainn.com (941) 964-4500
Latitude: N 26º 44.832
Longitude: W 82º 15.378
Call Captain Marty for more specific information, or to book a fishing charter.
A trip down Banyan Street is a must-do! Don't forget to bring your camera and take time to stroll through the shade and marvel at the beautiful banyan trees that line this street.
featuring island events held by the non-profit organizations of Boca Grande