Welcome to Boca Grande!

The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce has proudly promoted and served our island and its member businesses for over 30 years.

Business Directory

Find local businesses serving the Boca Grande community.

Events Calendar

List of upcoming community and chamber events.


World’s Richest & Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament information.

Chamber Store

Get your official tournament gear in the Chamber store!

A Letter from our President

The Historic Village of Boca Grande, on Gasparilla Island, 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 high-rises and no fast-food chains.  You will find 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

Boca Grande Community Information

Live Beach & Sunset Cam

Watch the sunset from anywhere!

Chamber News

News & updates from the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce

Island Activities

Outdoor recreation in Boca Grande

Location & Map

How to get to Boca Grande and Gasparilla Island

Destination Weddings

Boca Grande wedding information

Boca Grande History

The history of our beloved island

Community Organizations

A listing of Boca Grande organizations serving our community.


Demographics from the most recent U.S. Census

Chamber News

Business Directory

The business community of the Boca Grande Area consists of a diverse group of businesses both large and small. Our members are listed by category below:

Boca Grande Visitor Information

Free Boca Grande App

For iPhone and Android!

Tarpon Times

Visitor's Guide

Public Restrooms

Public restrooms can be found at:
The Chamber Office, The Boca Grande Community Center, All State Parks (with $3 parking fee), Fust Community Library

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