Boca Grande Vacations Near Sanibel

Boca Grande Vacations Near Sanibel
Situated between Ft. Myers and Sarasota, on the Southwest coast of Florida, Boca Grande is a quiet community on the southern tip of Gasparilla Island. Rent a boat, take a charter or sign up for a sightseeing cruise to explore 750,000 acres of estuary as well as to see dolphins, white pelicans, osprey and manatees enjoying the natural environment. With streets lined with Banyan trees, the seven mile island is a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can either vacation on the island or take a boat over from nearby Sanibel or Captiva islands.

Boca Grande Vacations

With limited accommodations available on the small island, it can be difficult to secure a vacation rental during the high season from November through April. Contact this local realtor as far in advance as possible and the staff will work with you to reserve a comfortable and convenient Boca Grande North condo rental. The two-bedroom/two-bathroom condos feature a private, screened-in porch that faces either Charlotte Harbor or the Gulf of Mexico. The rental units have a fully equipped kitchen, central heat and air conditioning as well as a full size washer and dryer. You will also be able to enjoy the numerous amenities of the condo community, including a swimming pool with terraced decks, a hot tub, lighted boat slips and lighted tennis courts.

Boca Grande Vacations
6020 Causeway Road
PO Box 97
Boca Grande, Florida 33921
(800) 962-3314


Grande Tours

Sign up for a kayaking, birding, fishing tour or a sightseeing cruise around Boca Grande with this eco-tourism company. Discover the sandbars of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve via kayak or boat as you follow a knowledgeable sea guide. You can also take a trip led by an experienced captain to go bay fishing for snook, redfish or trout. If you would like to learn how to go kayaking on your own, you can learn from an accredited staff instructor and then use one of the maps of Charlotte Harbor to create your own adventure as you navigate through mangrove tunnels while keeping an eye out for dolphins and manatees. Whether you are interested in a guided tour or prefer to explore on your own, this company has a variety of options available for every budget.

Grande Tours
12575 Placida Road
Placida, FL 33946
(941) 697-8825

Boca Boats, Inc

Specializing in weekly boat rentals for your vacation on Boca Grande, Little Gasparilla, Palm Island or Don Pedro, the local company also offers several sightseeing tours, boat charters and kayak rentals. Rental boats range from 17 feet to 22.5 feet and all come equipped with Bimini or T-Tops, coolers, VHF radios and any boating equipment required by US Coast Guard. Live bait and tackle are also available, and most rental boats have live bait wells. Take a half day sightseeing cruise to Cabbage Key, an 1.5 hour sunset cruise around Gasparilla Sound and Bayou, or rent a boat and design your own cruise itinerary.

Boca Boats, Inc
Uncle Henry's Marina
5820 Gasparilla Road
Boca Grande, FL 3392
(888) 416-2628


Article Written By Betsy Bender

Betsy Bender is a media consultant with experience in publishing, event management, media relations, digital media and television production. Specializing in entertainment, travel and sports, Bender has worked with high-profile personalities, facilitated publicity campaigns for network television programs and traveled to more than 100 cities in eight countries, including Russia and Australia.

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