By the middle of last century the locus of Boca Grande Pass tarpon fishing had shifted from Useppa
Island to the Gasparilla Inn, a luxury resort which opened in 1912 on Gasparilla Island.
claims to be the mostbeautiful gem in this charming necklace of coastal islands.
While the Useppa
Marina and Tarpon Bay Restaurant, along with island infrastructure and amenities, were back in full operation earlier this year, the inn itself sustained such significant damage that it remained inaccessible.
But one of the most memorable parties was the christening of their vessel on Useppa
John plans a date worthy of Jimmy Buffett himself--a boat trip to Boca Grande, Useppa
Island and Cabbage Key, plus a weekend island-hopping in Key West to round out your "cheeseburger in paradise.
Island, only accessible by boat, has a beach that looks as if it was plucked from the South Pacific.
Luzier boats have spawned a select coterie of fans, a group of whom even met in Useppa
in 2001 for a Luzier regatta.
First reports indicated that Ringling friend and business associate Sam Gumpertz and his family had taken the opulent vessel out that day for a pleasure cruise to Useppa
Burner & Company has worked on many of Southwest Florida's most beautiful barrier islands, including Sanibel, Captiva, Useppa
and Gasparilla as well as the Caribbean island of Antigua.
Burner and Company, located in Fort Myers, is known for its work on Florida's Captiva, Sanibel, Useppa
and Gasparilla barrier islands and has recently expanded to Siesta Key.
At the Collier Inn on Useppa
Island, you're part of an exclusive Old Florida tradition.
The sky was a warm Florida blue as we passengers gathered at the small marina of the Bocilla Club on Pine Island for the morning ferry to Useppa