photo of fossilized shark teeth inside half of a scallop shell in the palm of a woman's handWe welcome Outsiders—those who love being outdoors and adventuring off the beaten path. Our area, Florida’s Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is chock-full of outside activities.

We're a quieter and less crowded destination and very nature-focused, with myriad outdoor adventure choices from land to sea.

Enjoy a swim in the gorgeous waters of The Gulf and find fossilized shark teeth and a wide variety of shells on our beautiful beaches while basking in a great view. Explore further with one of our scuba dive shops in the area, Fantasea Scuba in Port Charlotte and Gaspar's Dive and Board in Englewood.Tarpon Fishing

Boating choices abound, from nature and sunset boat cruises to kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, or jet ski tours and rentals. You can even pilot your own personal power catamaran or tour the harbor in a floating Tiki Bar. No matter your speed, you'll find something fun to do on the water.

Speaking of getting on the water, the fishing in our area, known as "The Tarpon Capital of the World," is legendary. Whether you’re into deep-sea, back-bay, or flats, you’ll find your fish here, including tarpon, Snook, redfish, barracuda, cobia and grouper. 

For deeper insight, check out a fishing blog post or three. We're sure you'll be inspired to get out there and drop a line.Ponce de Leon Park Sunset

If you’re looking for that “ahhhh” moment at the end of a fun-filled day, there’s nothing better than enjoying one of our amazing sunsets over the water or from the deck of any number of vessels on a sunset cruise!