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Whidden's on the water.

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Welcome to historic Boca Grande, Florida. Boca Grande is the Tarpon Capital of the World. Famous Whidden's Marina on First Street East was founded by Sam Whidden in 1926 and has been run by the Whidden family ever since. One of Boca Grande's oldest marinas, in those days, Whidden's was also a well known Boca Grande night spot, dance hall and restaurant. All that has changed, but not the flavor and old fashioned hospitality of this "Old Florida" establishment. Why not let the Whidden family's years of experience help make your next Boca Grande fishing experience the best ever!

Between ICW Marker 2 & 3


Overnight Dockage

Soft Drinks

Great Conversation

Bait & Tackle


We Monitor Ch 71

On-Site Fishing Charters

Ice Cold Beer

Attention Fishermen -- Our live bait selection includes shrimp, pass crabs, squirrel fish and more depending on availability.

Fishing Charters

Capt. Wayne Joiner
cell: 941-270-0384

Capt. Joe Sturgess
R.I.P. June 11, 2011

Capt. Willie Mills

Capt. Waylon Mills

Capt. Matthew Coleman
cell: 941-270-3022

Capt. Charlie Coleman
cell: 941-809-8791

Capt. Lamar Joiner Jr.

Capt. David Chatham
cell: 941-270-1527

Capt. Blake Cheske

Capt. Rob Hayes

Home of the Gasparilla Island
Maritime Museum

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Scene from Whidden's Marina, 190 First Street E., Boca Grande, Florida 33921

9AM -6PM
(941) 964-2878

How to get to Whidden's Marina
Click here if you would like to have a map from anywhere in the US or Canada to Whidden's. Or anywhere else for that matter. Hope it helps.
Just enter your starting address and enter our address,
190 1st Street E., Boca Grande FL 33921
Then click on "get directions", that's all there is to it.

Want to arrange charters, reserve overnight dockage, check live bait availability or just the latest gossip? Why not give us a call, email us or better yet, stop by?

Remember! For you boaters, we monitor Ch 71

Thanks for visiting our site and remember:
"A bad day of fishing is always better than a good day at work!"