Removed from the hustle and bustle of South Florida's metropolitan areas, Port Charlotte is a small destination community of about 152,000 people and is considered to be one of Florida’s best kept secrets. Facing the Gulf of Mexico, Port Charlotte is known as both a nature lover’s paradise and the home of world class boating, fishing and sailing. Nestled between the Peace and Myakka Rivers, Port Charlotte sits on the northern edge of Charlotte Harbor, one of the world’s largest protected marine estuaries and the second-largest estuary in Florida.
The community of Port Charlotte has plenty to offer both avid anglers and those less enthusiastic about the sport. For the fishing enthusiast, Port Charlotte offers convenient access to world renowned southwest Florida tarpon fishing and the famous Boca Grande Pass. Port Charlotte is also in close proximity to mangrove forests and exciting redfish and snook backcountry fishing. Beach and Backcountry Charters is a Port Charlotte mainstay and Capt. James Willis, a lifelong resident, can deliver a trip that offers all the excitement of Boca Grande Pass and Charlotte Harbor fishing.
For the non-angler, Port Charlotte offers plenty of things to see and do. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Port Charlotte for its world class golf courses, miles of remote and quiet white sandy beaches, access to quaint barrier island communities and proximity to aquatic preserves, mangrove forests and wildlife refuges. For the individual less interested in the outdoors, Port Charlotte offers a healthy cultural scene. Fine dining, a rich and vibrant arts community, and excellent shopping abound in Port Charlotte.
Located only 100 miles south of Tampa, Port Charlotte is easy to get to and offers a host of accommodations that can meet any need. From cozy inns and bed and breakfasts, to hotels, motels and vacation rentals, to camping and RV parks, there is something for everyone.
Capt. James Willis of Beach and Backcountry Charters is a Port Charlotte native who offers the best in Charlotte Harbor fishing. Book your charter today, and start your Charlotte Harbor adventure in beautiful Port Charlotte, Florida.
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