Boating & Fishing

Punta Gorda is one of the best places in the world for private boaters.

Below you will learn of the local and state rules and regulations that must be followed.



A collage of images taken around Charlotte Harbor: a woman holding a red drum, Boca Grande Light, mangrove prop root, a black skimmer, a Florida manatees

 Local Boat Ramps

  • Ainger Creek Park – 2011 Placida Road, Englewood
  • Butterford – 13555 Marathon Blvd, Port Charlotte
  • Darst Park Waterway Park – 537 Darst Avenue, Punta Gorda
  • El Jobean Boat Ramp – 4224 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte
  • Harbour Heights Park – 27420 Voyageur Drive, Punta Gorda
  • Hathaway Park – 35461 Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda
  • Laishley Park Municipal Marina – E. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
  • Placida Park – 6499 Gasparilla Rd, Placida
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park¬† – 4500 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte
  • Riverside Park – 8320 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda
  • South Gulf Cove Park – 10150 Amicola Street, Port Charlotte
  • Spring Lake Park – 3520 Lakeview Boulevard, Port Charlotte



Visitors who bring their watercraft to Punta Gorda must have State of Florida licenses displayed in a particular part of the boat. If your watercraft is registered to any other state, Florida will recognize that registration for a period of 90 days. The Punta Gorda Office of the Tax Collector is at 410 Taylor Street.

Call 941-637-2141 for more information.
*information obtained from Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guide

Fishing Licenses

There are many locations (subagents) in which to to purchase hunting and fishing licenses. You can also purchase a license online.


Local Tide Charts

Boating and Angling Guide to Charlotte Harbor