Burnt Store Isles Boat Club
Punta Gorda Florida

BSIBC began in 1989 with 52 Charter Members, as a boating club for residents of Burnt Store Isles, in Punta Gorda, FL.  BSIBC promotes safe boating, furthering our boating and marine education, supporting our law enforcement agencies, protecting our marine environment and enjoying good fellowship among the boating and non-boating members of Burnt Store Isles, Fl.

   2018 Vessel Safety Inspections

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Bill Bareither has been doing our boat safety inspections for some time and this year he has set aside Tuesday Feb. 27th and Saturday March 3rd for those inspections, if you are looking for your boat to be safety evaluated.  Bill may also be able to do those inspections on other dates if the two above dates won’t work for you.  Give Bill a call at 941-637-9473  to setup your appointment and to then  get your “sticker”.


Hazards to Navigation



The Markers that Hurricane Irma destroyed at the entrance to Alligator Creek have been replaced but please continue to use extra caution in the area. It has also been reported that water is about 1 foot deep near marker 13 and 14 and that several boats have gone aground. 

2. Relocation of Stump Pass Buoys:  Click here for a chart updating the relocations of the buoys  in Stump Pass and other navigation signs added by the County.  This relocation of buoys took place on Monday June 12.  This updated chart replaces the one posted on the boat club website last week.

Don’t Miss the Boat


ONE Volunteer Needed


Only 1 cruise remaining for 2018

that needs a Cruise Director


October--our yearly two-day finale to Rum Bay

for Halloween


Check your schedules


  • You too can be mentioned in dispatches and have your names entered into the BSIBC’s bejeweled golden ledger of most-honored stalwart contributors.


  • Take this opportunity to advance your prestige among fellow Club pleasure seekers by volunteering today to honcho one—or both—of the 2018 cruises still available.


  • It doesn’t take much, at most only a couple of phone calls and

some rudimentary planning. Step up to the plank. Have no trepidation. There are many available “been there--done that” old-salts to offer assistance. 


Call Dennis Waryjas at 941 575-0258 or email dwaryjas@earthlink.net to get the particulars and set you on course to be all you can be in the BSIBC.



Next Waypoints

BSIA/BSIBC Monthly Mixer : NO MIXER MAR. 2nd

2 FOR 1 Happy Hour drink pricing now in effect! 
Meet your boat club friends at Twin Isles Country Club from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and stay for dinner if you like. See the flyer for all the particulars.

Fishing Club

Tuesday, March 13

At the Alligator Creek location of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center; 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda.

Cruise to Cabbage Key

Thursday, February 22

We missed going last year due to Irma, so make plans now to get your Cheeseburger in Paradise! 
HERE for all the details. 

Cruise to South Seas Resort

Weekend of March 16 to 18

Join in for a destination cruise but don't delay as space is LIMITED.

Click HERE for all the details.

Commodore's Ball

Sunday, March 25

Social Hour: 5:30-6:30 pm

Dinner: 6:30 pm

RSVP by March 19

Click HERE for all the details

Free One Year Trial Membership for New Residents

Membership in the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club for 2018 is FREE for new residents of Burnt Store Isles who move in by Dec. 31, 2018. If you would like to have a Club name tag for 2018 there will be a charge of $10 for a single and $15 for a couple. At the end of 2018 a renewal notice will be sent for annual dues in effect at the time (currently $28) plus a one-time $5 charge for the directory plus $10 for a single and $15 for couples for name tags if they were not ordered when you joined.

Please click HERE to download the 2018 free trial membership form and information sheet. Return the completed form long with a check for name tags if ordered to BSIBC Membership Chair, PO Box 510203, Punta Gorda, FL 33951. Or, bring the form and check to the monthly mixer held the first Friday of every month at the Twin Isles Country Club.

Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recall

 Kidde Fire Extinguishers are being recalled due to a defective valve.  If you call the company or go online to let them know the serial numbers of your Kidde fire extinguisher/s they will send you replacements. 

Please Sound your HORN when entering and exiting the water entryway (old lock)

It's the law

Welcome to the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club web site.  We are a group of people that reside in Burnt Store Isles and share common interests in boating and social events.  While our primary focus is boating, both cruising and fishing, we do have many social events.  We provide information for our members that relate to our waterways and provide information from other boating related entities.  Take the time to surf our website.  There is a vast amount of information available that is updated regularly.

 You do not have to own a boat to belong to the Club.  We encourage those without boats to join those that do for many of our cruises.  For those that fish, we have within the Boat Club, a Fishing Club.  They hold regular meetings and frequently bring in speakers.  We are a very friendly group of people that enjoy boating and getting together.

If you are a member of this community, please consider joining our great organization.  We live in one of the nicest estuaries in the country that boasts great boating and fishing, to say nothing of our proximity to the Gulf Islands and the Gulf of Mexico.  Click to read "member benefits"


Ron Levis

Commodore – 2018            

Click to read "member benefits"

Free One Year Trial Membership for New Residents

Membership in the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club for 2018 is FREE for new residents of Burnt Store Isles who move in by Dec. 31, 2018.

Please click HERE to download the new resident trial membership form and information sheet.

New Membership Application
(Existing residents of BSI)
  (current BSIBC Members)