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Author: Capt. Ralph Allen

Capt. Ralph Allen is a 45-year resident of Punta Gorda who runs the King Fisher Fleet of sightseeing tour boats, deep sea fishing charter boats and back bay guide boats located at Fishermen’s Village Marina in Punta Gorda, a third generation family-run business.   He is an award winning outdoor writer and photographer, is a past president of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, and has served on Charlotte County’s Tourist Development Council and Marine Advisory Committee.  But most importantly, he loves to fish!

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About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; call 941-743-1900 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at PureFlorida.com.