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Boca Grande Halloween Carnival 2016

Click HERE for more information on the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce Halloween Walk, the 2016 Boca Grande Halloween Carnival and the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk.








The annual Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble tournament took place on Monday, Oct. 10 at The Gasparilla Inn & Club golf course and raised more than $22,000 for the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund.

A total of 18 teams participated in the event. Anawards party featuring culinary delights from The Inn’s talented chefs followed the tournament. Hill Tide Estates was a major sponsor of the event this year. The hole-in-one contests included an EZ-GO golf cart and a chance to win $10,000. No one made a hole-in-one.

Awards were givedsc_4188n out for the top winners in three
flights. Winners and score results are as follows:

First Place Championship Flight: Doug Wolz Scott Lakeman Shane Sovan Chris Campbell

First Place First Flight: Scott Ittersagen Mark Wilkins Rick Pfaffendorf Tyler Wilkins

First Flight Second Flight: Bob Peterson John Beane Danny Nix Dennis Cesari

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this event!

For more tournament photos, click HERE.

Thank you to Hill Tide Estates for being our Platinum Sponsor!







The Historic Village of Boca Grande, on the island of Gasparilla, is located at the southern tip of the Cape Haze Peninsula on Florida’s Southwest Coast midway between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. Nature has blessed this lush barrier island with seven miles of powdery white beaches stretching the entire Gulf side and surrounded it with cerulean waters—the kind one usually finds only in the Caribbean. The adjacent estuaries fed by the Myakka and Peace Rivers converge to form one of the most pristine and productive coastal ecosystems in the world.

Just north of the island is Placida where “Old Florida” flourishes. An artists’ enclave of brightly colored cracker cottages are filled with creative delights. At the south end of the island lies Boca Grande (Big Mouth) Pass, one of the deepest natural channels in Florida where tarpon congregate to feast on the abundant nourishment provided by the waters of Charlotte Harbor before spawning in the Gulf of Mexico. At the center of the island lies the nucleus of this little community, The Historic Village of Boca Grande. Here, “Main Street” still exists with no stop lights, no billboards, no higlighthouseh-rises and no fast-food chains.  You will find, however, unique shops and art galleries, casual and fine dining establishments serving fresh seafood just caught by the local fishing captains and prepared by any of the island’s classically trained chefs.

A favorite of photographers and movie producers, this is the secret island that presidents, dignitaries and celebrities sneak away to, because the island denizens have a low-key attitude regarding celebrity and fame. So, leave that “off island” world behind and come rejuvenate and recharge your senses where Florida is unplugged – come lose yourself in days gone by, for an hour, day, week or a lifetime.

Whether you’re looking for day trips or planning an extended stay, our website will provide you with the best Boca Grande has to offer. We’re sure you will return again and again, and each time you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first place. The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce has proudly promoted and served our island and its member businesses for over 30 years. When you arrive on island, be sure to visit the Chamber office located in our historic downtown village.

Come spend a little island time with us,

Candy Brooks

President, Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce





Click here for the 2016 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament


Click here for the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament 2016










Public restrooms in the village can be found at:

The Boca Grande Community Center

All State Park accesses (with $3 parking fee)

Fust Community Library

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