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Boating & Watersports

Charlotte Harbor, Florida's second-largest open-water estuary is a sailor's dream. Filled with peaceful coves and bays, the harbor provides endless opportunities to tackle a tarpon, captain a kayak or commandeer a canoe. This tranquil coastal community boasts more than 830 miles of shoreline, including river passages, mangrove-edged aquatic preserve and sandy beaches. Ranked as one of SAIL Magazine's top 10 places to sail in the U.S., Charlotte Harbor is recognized worldwide. Paddlers revel in the hundreds of miles of Blueway trails that start with the Peace and Myakka rivers and extend out to the Gulf of Mexico.

A great resource for boaters in the Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor area in general is boat2puntagorda.com, the site of the Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance


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About Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands 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 Charlotte Harbor Visitors and Convention Bureau, 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B-104, 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 CharlotteHarborTravel.com.