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.


Please be advised that Channel Marker #10 in the Ponce Inlet (located in the S curve) has been damaged and removed.  This marker was equipped with a red light and mirror. The City is working to replace the marker as soon as possible.



Catherine A. Miller,

Canal Maintenance Supervisor

City of Punta Gorda

Next Waypoints

BSIA/BSIBC Monthly Mixer
Feb. 3 - Friday
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.


Feb. 17 - Friday

Join us at Rumrunners for our first luncheon of 2017.

See the flyer for all the details.

10/20/2016 Special notice to owners/users of vessels over 32 feet and drafts of 3 plus feet.

I spoke with the dredge company on site this morning and they would be happy to adjust their dredge and barge position for larger vessels IF those vessels would Contact them 15-20 minutes before reaching the site to request clearance . the VHF channel to use is” 68”.

Currently the dredge is between the Alligator Marina and our lock.

Good Boating,

Capt. Doug Rhees

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.   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 and share them with the Burnt Store Isles Association.

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 and is updated regularly.

 There is no requirement to own a boat to belong to the club.  Our club encourages those without boats to join those that do for many of these cruises.  For those that fish, we have within the Boat Club, a Fishing Club.  They hold regular meetings and frequently bring in speakers.  In addition, we also have a men’s luncheon once a month.

We are a very friendly group of people that enjoy boating and getting together.  Burnt Store Isles is a very tight knit community that acts very much like a “gated community”, sharing comradery and common goals.

I hope if you are a member of this community, you will 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"

Warmest regards,

Pete Worthington

Commodore – 2016           

Click to read "member benefits"
Click for printable form

  (current Members)