Location and Directions
Don Pedro-Knight-Palm Island
Getting there is half the fun! Your "bridge" to Don Pedro-Palm Island is via a 70 ft. Island Car Ferry which runs non-stop, seven days a week. The journey across is a pleasant ten minute excursion, where you will leave the crowds and traffic behind, and first experience the flavor of the island. Enjoy the scenery, the water birds, or perhaps a playful dolphin. Or you may even choose to arrive in your own boat! Once on the Island you will find that the "locals" tend to park their cars and travel by way of golf carts, bicycles or on foot - a much more enjoyable way to take part in the ambiance of the Island.
When Arriving from the North, take interstate 75 to Exit 191 (Englewood exit) onto River Road. Continue on River Road approximately 12 miles. Directly after passing a Florida Power and Light plant, turn left on Pine Street at traffic light. Continue 1-1/2 miles to the second traffic light, which is the intersection of CR-775 & 776. Continue straight at the light, at which point you will be on CR-775. At this intersection is Merchant's Crossing where you will find Publix Supermarket, a drug store and liquor store. Continue south on CR-775 for 5 miles. Upon approaching Palm Island & Marine Max Marinas on the right, you will turn right 200 feet before the marinas, on Panama Boulevard the entrance is marked by two white cement walls. Continue down to the water. which is about two blocks. WHEN DIRECTED BY BARGE CAPTAIN drive your car onto the barge, turn motor off, enage parking brake, and purchase barge pass from Ferry Captain. Enjoy your ride across! Our office is on the island, so we will see you on the island side.
When Arriving from the South, take Interstate 75 to Exit 170. Make a left on to Kings Highway, then a right onto Veterans Parkway at next stop light. Go approximately 10 miles until you cross Hwy 41 where Veterans Parkway becomes State Road 776. Continue on 776 to State Road 771. Turn left, 771 will turn into 775 after 7.5 miles. Continue on 775 for approximately 4 miles to Panama Boulevard. From that point, follow the directions as noted above. On 775 there is a Publix Supermarket, gas station and liquor store, 1-1/2 miles south of ferry landing.
Directions to Our Office
When you drive off the ferry on the island side, continue down the road approximately 800 feet and take the first left. You will immediately go over a bridge. Continue straight, making no turns, approximately 400 feet and you will go over a second bridge. At this point you are on the beach road. Continue down to the end of the road, approximately 3/4 mile. On your left you will see three duplex buildings. The office is in the third green duplex on the left and has a sign out front that reads Islander Properties, and has the American Flag flying from it. We look forward to seeing you on the island!
Ferry Schedule & Hours
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Week nights
11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
The ferry runs approximately every ten minutes or as people arrive. It is approximately a five minute run
Check In/Check Out
CHECK-IN IS BETWEEN 1:00 AND 5:00 P.M. - CHECK-OUT TIME IS 10:00 A.M.
OFFICE HOURS 8:30 - 5:00; 7 DAYS A WEEK
Little Gasparilla Island
Getting there is half the fun! Your "bridge" to Placida Beach Club on Little Gasparilla Island is via a 10 minute ferry ride aboard the Placida Beach Ferry. Sit back and enjoy the scenery, water birds, dolphins and osprey, leaving crowds and traffic behind. Once on the island, you will find travelling is by golf cart, biking or walking.
When Arriving from the North (Tampa) take Interstate 75 South to Exit 191 ( Englewood Exit ) onto River Road. Continue on River Road approximately 12 miles crossing US 41 and continuing on River Road. Directly after passing a Florida Power and Light plant, turn left on Pine Street at traffic light. Continue 1 – 1 ½ miles to the second traffic light, which is the intersection of CR-775 & 776. Continue straight at this light, at which point you will be on CR-775 aka Placida Road. (At this intersection is Merchant’s Crossing with a large Publix grocery store ) Continue South on CR-775 seven miles to 11000 Placida Road – The Placida Harbor Club, where you will present your name to the Guard at the gate who will admit you. Proceed through the gate and turn right to park towards the end of the driveway. When making your reservation, you will be advised as to where to pick up and drop off your unit's key.
When Arriving from the South (Fort Myers) take Interstate 75 North to Exit 170. Make a left turn onto Kings Highway - you’ll go under the expressway where you will want to keep to the right - then make a right onto Veterans Parkway. Go approximately 10 miles whereas you will cross US 41 and Veterans Parkway becomes CR 776. Continue on 776, over the El Jobean bridge until you come to a light at CR 771 aka Gasparilla Road. There is also a sign that says Boca Grande. Turn left on 771 ( on your right is a large Publix grocery store ) and go approximately 7.5 miles and you’ll pass a large Marina – Gasparilla Marina where the road curves sharply to the right and becomes CR 775 aka Placida Rd. Continue past the Boca Grande Bridge light one quarter mile to 11000 Placida Rd. The Placida Harbor Club will be on your left. Present your name to the Guard at the gate who will admit you. Proceed through the gate and turn right to park towards the end of the driveway. When making your reservation, you will be advised as to where to pick up and drop off your unit's key.
Ferry Schedule & Hours
THE LAST FERRY TO THE ISLAND LEAVES PROMPTLY AT 5:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. On Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Call Captain at 662-1218 BEFORE 5 PM to schedule leaving the mainland at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM or 9 PM
Check In/Check Out
Check In time is 2:45pm. Check out time is 10:00am. When making your reservation, you will need to discuss arrival and departure times due to the ferry schedule.