Boaters Welcome to Punta Gorda & Charlotte Harbor

Why Boat to Punta Gorda & Charlotte Harbor?

If you have visited Punta Gorda in the past, you have already experienced a pleasant, casual cruise on Charlotte Harbor. You have likely discovered our upscale marinas, friendly people and an active, FUN community.

Many people who call Punta Gorda home, arrived by boat and decided to stay. They found a gem of a destination with plenty to see and do.

Charlotte Harbor is the second largest harbor in Florida covering over 200 square miles of sparkling waters and aquatic preserves. Sail Magazine has listed Charlotte Harbor as one of the top ten places to sail in the United States.

Our Punta Gorda Welcome Chart tells you where to tie up, anchor or launch. Our Calendar of Events gives you insight on what’s happening around town.

So, start planning and looking forward to a pleasurable boating experience. We loo forward to seeing you soon!

Image Trio- Punta GordaThis website is compliments of Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance and is designed to meet the needs of all boaters who wish to explore Punta Gorda and the waters of Charlotte Harbor. Skippers of yachts, fishing boats and kayaks will find a friendly Welcome.

Our Boaters Resources section lists special services and facilities to accommodate the needs of visiting boaters.

Charlotte Harbor waters and Punta Gorda are nationally acclaimed destinations for visiting cruisers, tourists and potential new residents.

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You’re invited to enjoy all our area has to offer.

Oyster Beds in Charlotte County

Thank you Jaime Boswell, of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, for your presentation to the Boaters Alliance ...
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National Marina Day is June11th.

Reminder: National Marina Day June 11

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 10 am – 3 pm Boat Clubs and Interested Boaters: As is our custom, we are ...
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Additional Harbor Access: 3-4 years?

A note from the Alligator Creek Access Committee, ad hoc committee under Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance May 17, 2016: ...
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Additional Harbor Access discussed at the City Council Meeting

Synopsis from the May 4th, 2016 Wednesday City Council meeting, per the Additional Harbor Access: "...Approved an agreement with ...
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Florida 2016 Legislation that Affects Boating

Thank you to Hans Wilson of Hans Wilson Associates who gave the presentation at the April 21st Boaters ...
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    6/6-6/17, 6/20-7/1, 7/11-7/22, 7/25-8/5

    Learn to sail and operate a powerboat and earn a US Sailing Certificate in Small Boat Sailing, a Florida Boater Safety Identification Card and, BSA Merit Badges Small Boat Sailing and Motor Boating Merit.

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    Punta Gorda

    Learn to Sail, Inc, in cooperation with the Charlotte County YMCA, offers sailing instruction on Charlotte Harbor for all ages. Summer Sailing Camp for students 8-18 begins May 30, 2016. It will operate Monday – Friday, 9AM-4PM. Saturday sailing will be available for former students and Junior Instructors who want to hone their skills. During camp, smaller students sail Optimist Prams. Older students sail Sunfish or Laser Picos, new 12’ training boats.
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    Camp 01: 6/6-6/17

    Learn to sail and operate a powerboat and earn a US Sailing Certificate in Small Boat Sailing, a Florida Boater Safety Identification Card and, BSA Merit Badges Small Boat Sailing and Motor Boating Merit.

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  • Sat
    11
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    10:00 am - 3:00 pmFishermen's Village

    Tour our Marina,  and plan to get out on the water!  Read More >>

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