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.

2017 BSIBC Member Directory Inserts Are Available

The new inserts for your BSIBC directory have arrived from the printer. To help minimize mailing costs we will make them available for pickup at the Commodore's Ball, the Monthly Mixers, the lunch at Eagle Grill and future events. Please initial next to your name on the roster at the event to let us know that you've picked up your copy. We'll make arrangements to get inserts to those not able to attend one these events.  

Attention BSIBC boaters


The weekly Coast Guard LNM identifies the following hazard in Pine Island Sound:

Day Beacon #53 is destroyed with wreckage barely visible above the water. 

GPS coordinates 26-38.117N by 082-12.728W.

New 2017 Punta Gorda Water Front Properties Owners Guide

A copy can be found on the City's Canal Maintenance website. Click this link:



Hard copies can be found at the City of Punta Gorda Clerks, Building, Code, Urban Design and Public Works offices.

Burnt Store Isles Perimeter Canal Dredge Update


As the process moves forward the Canal Advisory Committee will keep the community updated and we'll post the latest information and links here. For historical information, including previously released studies and reports, please see the Scuttlebutt page of this website.


I have been advised by Sue Bareither that any members who missed getting their boat inspection done on the 22nd or 25th of March, and would still like an inspection,  can call the Bareither’s and arrange a convenient date and time. Their home phone number is 941-637-9473. 

Jim Ellsworth

Vice Commodore

Next Waypoints

BSIA/BSIBC Monthly Mixer
First Friday of Every Month
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.

Commodore’s Ball

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 at Kingsway Country Club. Check out the REVISED flyer for all the exciting details.

Lunch at Eagle Grill

Wednesday, April 12. Join your fellow boat members at the Eagle Grill on beautiful Boca Grande. Come by boat or by car. See the flyer for the details.

Dingy Trip to Callaloo

Thursday, April 20. Come by dingy or by car but come out for a great lunch event!

Barnacles's Island Resort

Boat Only Luncheon cruise - come on, we are a boat club, not a car club!

Monday May 8th  plan to arrive by 11:00AM (alternate date, in case of bad weather - Monday May15th)

Formerly Barnacle Phil’s Restaurant, an iconic waterfront restaurant located in Safety Harbor on North Captiva Island.

See the flyer for all the details.

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 – 2017           

Click to read "member benefits"
Click for printable form

  (current Members)