Category Archives: Ecotourism

Enjoy Sunday Brunch and a Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

You May See Dolphins during a Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

You May See Dolphins during a Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

Looking for a change of scenery with your Sunday brunch? Join King Fisher Fleet on Sundays now through the winter/spring season on a leisurely cruise over the Charlotte Harbor aquatic preserve to Portobello’s Restaurant at Burnt Store Marina. Here, a tasty two-hour brunch buffet awaits. The narrated tour departs Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

Chill Out this July in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands

Will You Be Participating in the Annual Charlotte Harbor Freedom Swim on Fourth of July?

Will You Be Participating in the Annual Charlotte Harbor Freedom Swim on Fourth of July?

It’s July and ’tis the season for keeping as cool as possible. Following are a few suggestions for avoiding the summer heat without being bored. Continue reading

Five Years and Still Discovering Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands

Taking a Break Along the Boca Grande Bike Trail, May 2013

Taking a Break Along the Boca Grande Trail, May 2013

This month marked five years as being storyteller for the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau yet I know I haven’t even begun to turn over every shell in this community. I also guided five journalists the end of April/beginning of May (four from outside the state) through our beautiful destination. It’s always refreshing seeing the area through fresh eyes and indeed I did.
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Moms Cruise Free Aboard a King Fisher Fleet Cruise Mother’s Day Weekend 2013

Moms Cruise Free Mother's Day Weekend 2013 with King Fisher Fleet Out of Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Moms Cruise Free Mother’s Day Weekend 2013 with King Fisher Fleet Out of Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Mother’s Day is May 12 and we have a fun and affordable gift idea for dear mom, a sightseeing cruise with King Fisher Fleet! Headquartered at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, King Fisher Fleet invites moms to cruise free not just on Mother’s Day but all Mother’s Day Weekend long! Continue reading

Another Winter Day in Charlotte Harbor

Typical Day at Gasparilla Marina, Placida, Fla.

Typical Day at Gasparilla Marina, Placida, Fla.

The following is a guest post by Mr. Chip Futch, Marketing Coordinator for the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, as he shares a typical February day. 

As my friends that live in the North post pictures of their cars locked in a snowdrift, my 4 year old puts on her life vest because, like most weekends, it’s time to hit the water. Having lived in other climates during my life, this February day reminds me why I’m glad I’m back on the Gulf in Florida. Continue reading

Bicycling Options Make Pedaling in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands a Breeze

Pedaling through Tippecanoe Environmental Park, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Pedaling through Tippecanoe Environmental Park, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Pedaling through spits of white, soft sand at Southwest Florida’s Tippecanoe Environmental Park earlier this month I thought I was going to need a helicopter to lift me out. It was the final stretch of an hour-long-ish (or 90-minute) guided tour and my lack of fitness was catching up with me. Continue reading

Celebrate Charlotte Harbor’s Beauty with Hands Across the Harbor, Jan. 26, 2013

Hands Across the Harbor Begins at Bayshore Live Oak Park, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Hands Across the Harbor Begins at Bayshore Live Oak Park, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Here’s your chance to get some fresh air, a bit of exercise and do good for a good cause. Walk, run or ride a bike over the U.S. 41 Gilchrist Bridge Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, during the Hands Across the Harbor event benefiting the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. CHEC is focused on promoting environmental conservation, preservation and protection of Charlotte Harbor.

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