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Hall of Fame Award

Tourism Hall of Fame

Each year, starting in 2014, an individual who has greatly contributed to the development of tourism in Charlotte County is awarded the "Tourism Hall of Fame" award.  These individuals have gone far beyond the call of duty and achieved legendary status in the community.  For nomination guidelines/process, please click here.

Community and Tourism Champion Mark. O. Asperilla, M.D., to be Inducted into Charlotte County Tourism Hall of Fame2018


Dr. Mark O. Asperilla







John R Wright2017


John R. Wright






Capt. Ralph Allen with Seatrout2016


Capt. Ralph Allen







Capt. Marian Schneider




Becky Bovell







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; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at