Boca Grande is, in my opinion the best place to go to get away from it all. The relaxing lifestyle of Gasparilla Island is so soothing to the soul. It is always quiet, never over populated even in the peak season. The turquoise water alone makes it all worth it. When you plan your trip to Boca Grande don’t miss out on a kayak trip. The inland waters of Charlotte Harbor are abundant in sea life. From manatees and dolphins to jumping Mullet fish and if your lucky and in-season you may see a tarpon! Paddle past a weathered railroad bridge or kayak through mangrove tunnels. There are paved paths through out the island where you can rent a golf cart to cruise around or just take a leisure bike ride. You can find rentals here. When you’re done grab some ice cream from The Pink Pony to cool off!
I met this crew on Boca Grande while they were down on vacation. They rented a little beach condo and spent the week with their toes in the sand. I can’t think of a better way to spend a vacation than with friends. They were such a fun bunch! Here are a few of my favorites from their session!