Sometimes, even the most avid sportsman almost misses the boat. Jimmy Jacobs, editor of Florida Game and Fish magazine, admits that he nearly overlooked the fishing treasure that is Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, but now recognizes: "With inshore mangroves and grass flats, open waters in the harbor, and offshore action in the Gulf of Mexico, the area has all the fishing bases covered. Add in the paddling, hiking, birding and wildlife and this region is a sportsman's dream."
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 CharlotteHarborTravel.com.