Category Archives: Things to Do

Sneak Peek at the Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Turkish Artist Kemal Tufan with Assistance from Bob Antes and Ayla Measure a Piece of "Keel" at the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Turkish Artist Kemal Tufan with Assistance from Bob Antes and Ayla Measure a Piece of “Keel” at the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Exciting things are happening in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands and today we had the honor of watching Turkish artist Kemal Tufan install his sculpture called “Keel” at the Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens.  Continue reading

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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

Christmas Light Canal Cruises Highlight the Holidays in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands

Enjoy a Christmas Canal Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

Enjoy a Christmas Canal Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

There’s a little jingle in the air meaning the holidays are around the corner and it’s never too soon to begin making plans. We may not have snow here in Southwest Florida but we do have mild weather and plenty of water.  Continue reading

Punta Gorda is in the Running for Best Small Town in America

Sunset in Gilchrist Park, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Sunset in Gilchrist Park, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Punta Gorda is on its way to earning another honor, Best Small Town in America. Our beautiful city is currently a semi-finalist as “Most Beautiful” in an online crowd-sourced competition called “Best of the Road” hosted by Rand McNally.
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Participate with King Fisher Fleet’s ‘Food Raiser’ for Homeless Coalition, July 13, 2013

You May See Dolphins during a Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

You May See Dolphins during a Cruise with King Fisher Fleet

Here’s something nifty to do on Saturday, July 13, 2013. When you book one of two cruises aboard King Fisher Fleet, all proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition’s Food Storage Wars “Food Raiser.”    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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