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 Area Links

Here at Palm Island Vacation, we've compiled a bunch of links around the area of things to do, places to shop and other items of interest. All the links will open a new window on your browser. Take your time, relax and explore the area so you can plan an even better vacation experience. There are also a few additional links located on the Getting There page near the bottom.


At Your Island Service

Heather Stout

Concierge Service – Fishing gear, bait, groceries, beach umbrellas, bike rental, kayak rental, paddle board rental, and more. 352.484.8291

Need some assistance while you're enjoying your vacation on Don Pedro Island?

Please contact Heather for just about anything you can imagine. She's right here on the island and is very responsive. Simply give her a call!

Important area numbers and links. Always dial 9-1-1 in an Emergency.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department
(941) 474-3233


Charlotte County
Fire & EMS

(941) 697-5400

(On Island EMS)

101 Gasparilla Way


Englewood Community Hospital

(941) 475-6571


Walk-in Clinic

(941) 548-1716


Whether you're staying at Cruz Del Sur or Dolphin Beach, we hope you'll find these links useful for a more enjoyable stay on Don Pedro Island.

Island Restaurants

Rum Bay Restaurant

Leverocks Seafood Restaurant (ask about the water taxi)

Coconuts Cafe

Gasparilla Boat Tours

Local excusions all around the barrier islands


Grocery Stores

Cape Haze Publix

The store manager will fill your grocery order in advance of your arrival at no charge. Their number is 941-698-1699 then ext. 3, and then ext. 4, and ask for the manager. The fax number is 941-698-4282.

Merchants Crossing Publix

Winn Dixie

Walmart (shop online and free grocery pickup service)

At Your Island Service

Heather will do all your shopping for you and have it at your rental property when you arrive. 352-484-8291

Seafood Markets

Island Court Seafood (Fresh catch of the day)

Miss Cindy (Local fishing fleet)

Cut Right Seafood

Publix Seafood



Hermans Meats & Deli

Publix Meats & Deli


Fresh Produce

Detwilers Market


Boat Launching
Note: Local knowledge of waterways is useful due to shallow drafts and shifting sandbars. Ask local boaters for assistance before departing.

Aquamarina Palm Harbour

Stump Pass Marina

Skip's Marina

Cape Haze Marina

Eldred’s Marina

GPS Coordinates Finder


Boat Rental

Allure Boat Rentals

They will deliver the boat to the dock
Abes Boat Rentals
They will deliver the boat to the dock for a minimum 3 day rental. Located at the Cape Haze marina

Beachroad Watersports
They will deliver the boat to the dock for a minimum 3 day rental

Bay Breeze Boat Rental
Gasparilla Marina

Gulf Island Tours

Charlotte Harbor Tours


Watersports & Recreation

Gasparilla Boat Tours

Captiva Cruises 

Cruise to Cabbage Key or Useppa Island​
Mayaka River tour

Peace River Charters (Airboat rides)
Lemon Bay tours

Island Adventures Boat Tours

Let's Do Sunset Tours

Topsider Boat Tours

Man Overboard Charters

Glass Bottom Rentals
Jet Ski Rental 1
Jet Ski Rental 2

Sailing Charters

Parasailing Englewood

Private Boat Cruise

Riding The Waves (mini boats)

Paddleboard Adventures

Hooked on SUP


Recreation & Entertainment
General Area Information Official Site

Dearborn Street Olde Englewood Village Information
The Open Studio in Historic Olde Englewood Village
Beach Yoga

Audubon Rookery

Historic Spanish Point
Historic Boca Grande Lighthouse
Horseback Riding 1

Horseback Riding 2

Snook Haven Retreat
Englewood Event Center

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Sarasota Jungle Garden
Mote Marine Laboratory
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Cantania Winery, Inc.

Skydive Southwest Florida

Biplane Tour

Helicopter Tour 1

Helicopter Tour 2

Scuba Diving

Man Overboard Charters

Gaspars Dive

Sanders Scuba

Salty Girls Transportation Services 24/365

Car service to and from most area airports as well as local restaurants, Publix, Walmart and other area destinations.


Palm Island Transit

The ferry service on and off the island.

If you need to leave the island an hour early, or an hour later than normal hours, contact the Palm Island Transit office ahead of time at (941) 697-8809 to arrange a special pick up. Palm Island Transit may be able to accommodate your request.

Pirate's Water Taxi Service

Offers water taxi service to Leverocks and Rum Bay docks. Pickup at the Rum Bay docks. Other excursions available. 941-697-5777

RunAround Sue Shuttle Service

Personal Assistant and Shuttle Service. Airport, Groceries, Pharmacy, Salon, Groomer, Doctor, Post Office & Packages and more! Licensed & Insured. 417-489-6879

Fishing Information (licenses)

Florida Department of Fish & Wildlife

Buy Online (official site)

Current Southwest Florida Fishing Report

The Online Fisherman (Tons of information)


Fishing Guides & Charters
Another Keeper
Captain Hutch Fishing
Palm Island Fishing
Palm Island Outfitters (on island)

Catch All Charters (on island) 941.662.5782

Man Overboard Charters (@ Aquamarina)
Day Breaker Charter Fishing


Bait & Tackle
Mullet Tackle & Gifts

Stump Pass Marina

Skip's Placida Marina

Veterinary Clinic
Lemon Bay Animal Hospital


Florida Shell Identification

The Englewood Shell Club

Scooters & Segway

Segway Tour Sarasota

Segway Venice


Cribs to Go

Infant-care rentals


Local Golf Courses
Myakka Pines Golf Club
Boca Royale Golf
Rotonda Golf
Riverwood Golf Club
Oyster Creek Golf Club

Search all area restaurants by category


Dining Out in Boca Grande (Gasparilla Island)
The Loose Caboose
The Gasparilla Inn Dining Options
South Beach Bar & Grill
Temptations Restaurant
The Innlet


Dining Out In Englewood & Venice
Beach Road Bistro

Placida Grill
Mango Bistro
The New Faull Inn
Farlows On The Water
Ephesus Mediterranean Grill
Nicolas Italian Kitchen
Vino Loco Wine
Lock & Key Restaurant
The Waverly
Sharkys On The Pier
The Crow's Nest
Catanias Winery
Joe Maxx Coffee

Manatee Beans & Brews

Isabella's Bistro

Englewood's On Dearborn

Zeke's Uptown

The Sandbar Tiki Grill

The Lighthouse Grill

Boca Royal

Snooks Bayside

Bobarinos Pizzeria

Comadres (Mexican)

Ricaltinis Bar & Grill


Shopping / Dining / Galleries
Walmart Englewood
Jon Hatch Gallery
Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce
Visit Olde Englewood Village
Visit Venice
Fisherman's Village
Saint Armands Circle Sarasota
University Town Center
Ellenton Premium Outlets


Live Theater and Entertainment
Lemon Bay Playhouse
Royal Palm Players
Venice Stage
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall


The Venice Symphony
Charlotte Symphony
The Sarasota Orchestra

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