Things to do in Punta Gorda, Florida (FL): The Best Outdoor Activities

December 3, 2021 Christa Meece

The thriving little city of Punta Gorda enjoys a pleasant year-round climate, relaxed lifestyle, and many recreational opportunities. The friendly hospitality, year-round planned activities, shuffle board courts, great restaurants, golfing, fishing, and miles of sandy beaches make Punta Gorda an ideal vacation destination. Take a day to experience the most interesting waterfront complex-Fisherman’s Village. Here you will find a conglomerate of unique shops and restaurants. Look no further for all your vacation needs including boats, jet skis, and bicycles for rent. For the avid camper there is nothing quite like the Babcock Wilderness Adventures, which offers eco tours through acres of swamps, trails, and wildlife. Take a Swamp Buggy Tour through Telegraph Cypress Swamp. Be enthralled by the variety of flora and fauna. Keep a lookout for elusive panthers, bison, exotic tropical birds, and alligators. Once you emerge from the swamps, take a deep-sea fishing excursion in the Gulf of Mexico. Some companies offer sightseeing cruises to the outer islands, including full and half-day cruises. Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise, and be amazed at the most beautiful sunsets in Florida. If you want, try a round of Golf at the Punta Gorda Country Club semiprivate 18-hole, par 72 golf course. This tree-lined green boasts open fairways and great views. There is a driving range and pro shop, and rental clubs are available. At night, you should get out and sample some of the best fresh local cuisine. Offerings range from stew chicken and stew pork to whole fried snapper and snook filets. Restaurants range from open-air, thatch-roof structures to small romantic and upscale dining establishments.
Restaurants in Punta Gorda

1. King Fisher Fleet

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King Fisher Fleet

Sightseeing Cruises and Fishing Charters in Southwest Florida. Welcome to our slice of paradise, the waters of Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. We invite you to explore our beautiful estuary on a trip with our knowledgeable crew. We specialize in a variety of boat activities that include action-packed fishing charters, romantic sunset cruises, picturesque river tours, off-the-beaten path island trips to Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa, and Boca Grande, private events, and more.

2. Reelfishing Charters

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Reelfishing Charters

Whether you want to catch the fish of a lifetime or just relax with friends, you can count on Reelfishing charters to put together the ultimate Southwest Florida experience! Capt. Danny is the guide that will bring everything together for a fun, exciting fishing charter that you'll remember.

3. Charlotte Harbor Charter Company - Tours

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Florida Fishing - Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Shark & More!Captain Ron Jones is a 4th generation fisherman in Charlotte Harbor. Captain Ron Jones has fished the bayous of the harbor and the Gulf of Mexico for more than 30 years. Let his experience be your guide in your quest to land the big one!Southwest Florida's Charlotte Harbor is one of the hottest spots in the nation for saltwater sport fishing. Whether you are trolling the open harbor or bait casting the mangroves, you are almost guaranteed to hook up with a big one! Tarpon, snook, redfish, trout, grouper, snapper are just a few of the saltwater species that are native fish to the Florida waterways.

4. Southwest Florida Fishing Charters

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Southwest Florida Fishing Charters

Southwest Florida Charters, Inc. invites you to experience fishing on Charlotte Harbor like never before! Master Captain George Frantz has been doing guided fishing charters in and around the waters of Charlotte Harbor since 2007! Please come join us for a fun filled day of fishing!

5. Skydive Southwest Florida

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Skydive Southwest Florida

We welcome you to jump at the most scenic drop zone on the west coast of Florida. Experience the beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and Peace River! Serving all of Southwest Florida from Naples to Tampa, including Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton. Private airport, only 7 miles off I-75 (exit 164) then US 17 north.

6. Capt. Tony Pabon

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Capt. Tony Pabon

Back bay Fishing charters for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and other saltwater game fish. Sightseeing and island hopping.

7. Babcock Ranch Eco Tours

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Babcock Ranch Eco Tours

Babcock Ranch Eco Tour takes you on 90 minute eco-tour through the Babcock Ranch. You will travel through the working cattle ranch and learn its history, wander through Florida eco-systems, all the while getting up close and personal with the local wildlife. There is a picnic area, gift shop and exhibits to enjoy as well.So come on out and get back to nature!

8. Charlotte Harbor Sailing, LLC

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Charlotte Harbor Sailing, LLC

We teach ASA Certified Sailing Lessons - to anyone from beginners to advanced sailors. We also offer Sunset Cruises & Charters up to 3 days/nights. CHARTERS: Enjoy a Sunset, half day, full day, 2 days or a long weekend exploring Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands. All our charters include a Captain, and you are free to take the helm and do as much or as little of the sailing as you wish. SAILING LESSONS: We teach on sailboats, no classrooms! You'll get lots of personal attention and helm time as all classes are 2-4 people. Achieve certification with the American Sailing Association standards, aboard our 31' Catalina. We sail out of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club marina at 4400 Lister St in Port Charlotte, FL.

9. Punta Gorda Boat Rentals

150 Laishley Ct, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3825 +1 941-626-2432 [email protected] http://www.puntagordaboatrentals.com
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Punta Gorda Boat Rentals

Whether it's a boat rental, sight seeing tour or a fishing charter, Punta Gorda Boat Rentals & charters is dedicated to helping our customers create lasting memories. Our boats range from 18-24 feet in length and can accommodate up to 12 people depending on the vessel chosen. We also offer a Captain to those customers who are not familiar with operating a vessel or who simply want a relaxing ride.

10. Downtown Bait & Tackle Shop

120 Laishley Ct, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3665 +1 941-621-4190 http://www.downtownbaitshop.com/
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Downtown Bait & Tackle Shop

Downtown Bait & Tackle Shop LIVE BAIT, Frozen Bait & Lots of tackle. Fishing Charters, Kayak and Paddle board rentals, Tandem Bicycle rentals, Fishing equipment rental for the day or weekend. BEER*ICE*SNACKS PENN-SHIMANO-STAR RODS- LOCAL BRAND-BUFF-COSTA DEL MAR RETAILER- SEA TOW MEMBERSHIPS AND MUCH MUCH MORE

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