Fishermen’s Village located in Punta Gorda, Florida, is a fun place to explore. Fishermen’s Village is located right on the water (Charlotte Harbor, to be exact) and makes an easy day trip from Sarasota (around 60 minutes) or Fort Myers (around 40 minutes). There is a little something for everyone here. So, what can you expect? Here are a few fun things to explore at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Perhaps my favorite part of Fishermen’s Village is the shopping. There are many small shops, boutiques, and specialty shops to choose from. It is open air shopping (but covered, so you’re still safe on a rainy day) which makes it a great place to shop while enjoying amazing Florida weather.
There is no shortage of restaurants at Fishermen’s Village. Here’s an overview to help you plan for your trip!
The Captain’s Table is a great option for a nicer dinner and equally nice views. Located on the second level, The Captain’s Table has amazing views of Charlotte Harbor. This is a fine dining restaurant with a lot of great options including steak, seafood, and more!
Harpoon Harry’s is located at the end of the wharf. It’s right on the water, making it another amazing food option with views! Harpoon Harry’s has an open-air vibe with picnic-type seating. Their food is mostly pub-style and they often have live music and entertainment.
Village Brewhouse is located in the center of Fishermen’s Village and offers waterfront dining, good drinks, and plenty of food options. If you want to enjoy the views but don’t want a full meal, they have a pretzel with cheese that’s very good! Everyone raves about their frozen drinks, too.
The Pier at Fisherman’s Village is a newer restaurant that I can’t wait to try. Their menu features food with inspiration from Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, and the Pacific Rim. They have a full sushi menu and like the other restaurants, it also offers views of the Charlotte Harbor.
Village Fish Market features seafood from New England and Florida. They are open for breakfast as well.
Grab a Drink
There are many restaurants to be enjoyed, but grabbing a drink deserves its own category. Grab a refreshing beer or a frozen cocktail and enjoy the views and atmosphere. You are in paradise, after all. If you’re lucky, you can even enjoy some live music!
Fishermen’s Village also has a coffee shop if you want to grab a cup while you walk around and explore.
King Fisher Fleet offers fishing charters, both deep sea fishing and back bay. Punta Gorda’s location puts you close to the canals, the harbor, or the Gulf. King Fisher Fleet will provide everything you’ll need to fish but you’ll want to bring sun protection, food, drink, and any other personal items you might want (such as a camera). Various times are offered, such as half and full day tours. Make sure to check their website to book a charter.
Island Sightseeing Tours
King Fisher Fleet not only has fishing charters but also several sightseeing cruises. Punta Gorda is in a great location because it’s just a short distance from Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa, Boca Grande, and more! Plus, you can book river tours, harbor tours, and sunset cruises. They also offer boat rentals (more on that below).
Boat and Kayak Rentals
If you want to bring your own boat, you can do that and dock at the marina. The marina offers free docking for anyone wanting to visit for the day. You can find additional information about the Fisherman’s Village Marina on their website. If you don’t have a boat of your own but want to pretend you do for the day, then you can rent one! Holidaze Boat Rentals offer boat, jet ski, kayak, and paddle board rentals. King Fisher Fleet (noted above) also offers boat rentals.
The Suites at Fishermen’s Village is very conveniently located – since it’s in Fisherman’s Village! The resort also includes free bike rentals, grills, a swimming pool, and shuffleboard court.