is known as the Golf Capital of the World
More than 200 challenging courses pepper the area for players casual and
competitive. If you play year round, you'll benefit from the best course rates,
and never miss a tee time.
The area is brimming for environmental enthusiasts. On the water recreational
activities are without limit. Boating , kayaking,
canoeing, skiing, sailing, fishing, parasailing, jet skis,
and whatever else your imagination may hold.
Fishing is available on both the
Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico and can yield catches of
flounder, snook, trout, redfish, snapper, whiting, sheepshead and tarpon
It is home to the world famous Boca Grande Tarpon Tournament, and hosts the
site where the world's best anglers call home. Often a top spot for
international travelers who happen to love to fish.
Land lovers might prefer shell hunting (shelling),
sun bathing or bird/turtle
watching. Some of the protected animal species that may be seen on the island
are the West Indian manatee, gopher tortoise, southern bald eagle, least tern,
royal tern, sandwich tern and the American oystercatcher. A cozy hammock in the
shade of one of the trees the island gets it's name from, island trails,
lighted tennis courts, heated pools, and majestic sunsets are also available
for those who seek them.
Charlotte and Sarasota counties take pride in their
Parks and Recreation departments. Charlotte alone has more than a dozen
family-friendly parks perfect for picnicking and fun.
Don Pedro Island State Park offers
one mile of pristine gulf beach. This island, only accessible by boat or short
walk from the island, can be your coastal paradise for the day. Pack a picnic
lunch or use one of the available barbeque grills located near the picnic
pavilion. It is close enough for convenience yet secluded enough to really get
back to nature.
Whether you're looking for a place for the family, a place to get away, or the
perfect rental for the unforgettable vacation, Kevin Mackin can offer a
solution for you by taking advantage of our history in the area.