As you can imagine, boating is a big deal in Florida. The Gulf of Mexico side offers an incredible array of islands, nature reserves and untouched beaches. It's easy to rent a boat locally, or ask your Bon Voyage consultant for suggestions.
From Sanibel you can head north to Upper Captiva, Pine Island and Useppa Island, a private community originally established as a tarpon fishing retreat in 1898. Cabbage Key is where Jimmy Buffet was inspired to write his hit Cheeseburger in Paradise according to urban legend. The Cayo Costa Island State Park is an isolated barrier island with seven miles of pristine uncrowded beach - the ultimate escape! North of Cayo Costa lies the quaint town of Boca Grande and home of the historic Gasparilla Inn - one of our favourite Florida hotels.