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.


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


Charlotte Manatee Plan

Charlotte County is moving towards finalizing their manatee protection plan. The second of two public meetings will be ...
Read More

Florida’s New Vessel Inspection Law

Florida's new vessel inspection law went into effect July 1, 2016. Previously referred to as the "Probable Cause" ...
Read More

Free ID Stickers for small craft

The Punta Gorda Police Dept issues interested boaters free waterproof ID stickers for their kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, etc ...
Read More
GIS View of Snook and Bass Inlets, Punta Gorda, FL

Dredge Notice – Bass and Snook Inlets

The City of Punta Gorda Public Works will begin dredging the Bass and Snook Inlets on July 11, ...
Read More

Oyster Beds in Charlotte County

Thank you Jaime Boswell, of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, for your presentation to the Boaters Alliance ...
Read More
  • Mon
    Camp 03: 7/11-7/22

    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.


    Show details
  • Sat
    Register by July 5th

    Saturday – July 30, 2016, 1:00PM - 4:00PM, $30, second sharing material $20
    To register leave a message by 5PM July 27th at: (941) 637-0766
    More Information

    Show details

View All Upcoming Activities >>