Boats at Laishley Marina at SunsetAs we're reminded every May during National Safe Boating Week, every person who sets foot on a boat of any kind is encouraged to wear a life jacket. 

To help ensure that everyone aboard a boat is safe, there are free life jacket loaner stations across the area.

These life jacket stations are provided and maintained by Sea Tow and The Peace River Sail and Power Squadron and provide only Coast Guard-approved life jackets that are available to use while boating. 

Whether you're renting a boat or heading out on your own vessel, you can stop by one of the stations below, borrow the life jackets you need, have a great time on the water, then return them when you're done!


Life Jacket Loaner Locations in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach

Port Charlotte

El Jobean Boat Ramp, 4224 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte

Port Charlotte Beach Park, 4500 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte

Spring Lake Park, 3520 Lakeview Boulevard, Port Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Laishley Park Marina (Office), 100 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda

Fishermen’s Village Marina Fuel Dock, 1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda

Harbour Heights Park, 27420 Voyageur Drive, Punta Gorda

Ponce de Leon Park, 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda


Gasparilla Marina, 15001 Gasparilla Road, Placida

Placida Park Boat Ramp, 6499 Gasparilla Road, Placida

All boaters in the area are encouraged to take advantage of this service. After all, safely is the best way to explore and enjoy our waters!