Hi, I wonder what is the maximum length for a sailboat to navigate in Punta Gorda's canals to reach Charlotte Harbour?

Asked by cazes, Fort Myers, FL Wed May 1, 2013

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Rich Homer, Agent, NAPLES, FL
Sun May 12, 2013
You can find your answer here...may require a phone call. http://www.pgica.org/announce/waterways.html
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Rich Homer, Agent, NAPLES, FL
Mon May 6, 2013
Sail boat condo, take a look. NO bridges! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1416-Park-Beach-Circle-Pun…
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Tammy Hayes, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Wed May 1, 2013
Here are some resources for information on the Punta Gorda canals. Punta Gorda Isles and Burnt Store Isles canals generally have a minimum of 8 feet in the center of the canal and 10-15 canal depths are quite common in many of the canals. All of the homes in Punta Gorda Isles and Burnt Store Isles have a minimum of 100 feet in width.

The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association has a web site that explains information about the PGI Waterways - http://www.pgica.org/announce/waterways.html

The City of Punta Gorda has a Waterfront Property Owners Manual - http://www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/userdata/publicworks/wfpropo…

Fishin Franks is a good resource for information on navigating the waterways - http://fishinfranks.com/

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
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Erin Catron, Agent, Tulsa, OK
Wed May 1, 2013
If you are asking how long it would take for you to reach the harbor or gulf from your sailboat access home in Punta Gorda, then it really all depends on where your home is located. We have property for sale with as little as a 1 minute out to the harbor. Please feel free to contact me at any time for more information and a list of homes that are currently for sale, but not listed.

Stas Matias
National Association Of Expert Advisers
Erin Catron & Company
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Debra Gurin, , Punta Gorda, FL
Wed May 1, 2013
The canals are deep & a minimum of 100' wide, so any size vessel could navigate through them. More importantly if you're considering purchasing a piece of property is the length of seawall. A "standard" lot is 80' wide & would easily accommodate a 50' boat. Tip lots have additional seawall, while corner lots & ones at the end of the canal would be a challenge or not work for most sailboats.
The City of Punta Gorda maintains the seawalls & dredging, and has a waterfront guide on their website which is quite informative:
Attorney David Levin also has a very informative website:
I am a sailor (Chesapeake Bay transplant) and would be glad to provide you with other infomation about sailing around Charlotte Harbor. Thanks, Debra e:dgurin@kw.com
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Thank you very much. Exactly the information I was looking for.
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