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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Visit Gasparilla Island

We took a great trip out to visit Gasparilla Island Florida today from Punta Gorda! We took a couple from Canada with us on this beautiful journey through Charlotte Harbor. During the hour long journey, we passed Pine Island and Bokellia on the port side. The wildlife along the way was amazing! Pelicans were everywhere and large fish were jumping from the harbor just inches from our boat! The couple plans to rent that boat for the weekend and wanted Captain Stuart to show them around and let them get familiar with the waterways and navigational equipment. After about 45 minutes, we were passing Cayo Costa on the port side and we then came to our destination for the day - Boca Grande. 

Gasparilla Island is one of many barrier islands in southwest Florida. It straddles the border of Charlotte and Lee Counties. Boca Grande is it's largest town and is also the location of the Gasparilla Island State Park. This island has been a very interesting part of Florida folklore because of a pirate named José Gaspar.  Gasparilla Island has been a popular tourist destination since the early 20th century.  If you look to the west, you see the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and to the south and east is Charlotte Harbor which is the second largest harbor in the state of Florida. To the north is Gasparilla Sound and also another great destination in it's own right is Little Gasparilla Island. 

Until the 19th century, Gasparilla Island was mostly uninhabited.  In fact, the only permanent residents were local fishing families. According to pirate folklore, Jose Gaspar had his base on the island and stowed away a lot of his treasures there. Supposedly, the treasure is still hidden somewhere on the island having never been found.  So book a trip to visit Gasparilla Island and be sure to remember Gulf Island Tours!  Let us take you on a treasure hunt in paradise on your next vacation.  Bookmark www.GulfislandTours.com for quick access to our website!
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941-505-8687 - Our Boat Rentals in Englewood FL can be delivered to Port Charlotte, Little Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande. Boat tours on our Pontoon Boat Charters sail to Stump Pass, Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande and Cabbage Key. Private Sunset Cruises in Englewood FL available nightly by appointment. We offer deep sea Fishing Charters on our 30 ft. Luhrs. Yacht charters include Limo Service from Punta Gorda, Venice, North Port, Cape Coral, Sarasota, Port Charlotte and Fort Myers Florida. Our Overnight Yacht Charters sail from Englewood FL down to Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers or to Boca Grande, Venice and Siesta Key FL. See our Southwest Florida map to view our yacht charter itinerary along with our pontoon boat destinations. Look no further for a Fort Myers Yacht! We have two yachts to choose from for full day boat charters: A 45 foot Carver Voyager and a 58 foot Sea Ray. Check out our photo galleries to find the right boat for your vacation!




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