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.


Bill Courtney

IT Director

Hazards to Navigation


1. 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.

2. Okeechobee Waterway Low Water and Dismal Swamp Canal Remains Closed. Click here for details.

3.Peace River Daybeacon 21 (LLNR 21180) is destroyed. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB (temporarily replaced by lighted buoy) WR21 with Fl Q G, 4M characteristics in position 26-57-55.591N/081-59-47.375W. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area.

34 Peace River R4 Fl R 2.5S is damaged. The day placards are missing. The light is missing. This represents a hazard to navigation during periods of low or no visibility. This marker is light list number 20675. The verified position of 26 56 20.997N 082 03 54.400W is a slight discrepancy from the light list position. The information was verified by PRSPS Co-op charting on March 29, 2017 at 17:30 hours.


5. Day Beacon #53 in Pine Island Sound is destroyed with wreckage barely visible above the water. GPS coordinates 26-38.117N by 082-12.728W.


6. Lemon Bay Channel Day Beacon 9A has been destroyed. This is nearly opposite the entrance to Rum Bay Restaurant.

BSI Canal Maintenance Updates

1.Burnt Store Isles Perimeter Channel Dredging Project

Click HERE for the latest update on the project.

Beginning Tuesday, June 6, 2017 through September 4, 2017 (work will occur seven days a week as weather and equipment operation permit) weather and equipment operation permitting), the City of Punta Gorda contractor, Brance Diversified will begin the maintenance dredging of the perimeter channel in the Burnt Store Isles subdivision.  The work will begin at the southern end of the subdivision adjacent to Palermo Drive and will progress north along the perimeter channel to the completion point at Terin Court.  Boaters should expect navigational delays and need to exercise caution in the vicinity of the work and may contact the company workers through channel 78 on the VHF radio.  The dredge will be located in the perimeter channel and will have up to 3,000 feet of 12 inch discharge pipe leading to the spoil locations.  The spoil will be discharged directly into the canal system as required by the State/Federal permits.  

Preliminary Schedule of dredge areas:
June 6 through June 18, 2017; 5007-5025 Palermo Drive, 300-355 Trieste Drive, and 300-307 Portofino Drive.

June 19 through June 28, 2017; 5016-5068 San Massimo Drive.
June 29 through July 28, 2017; 513-739 Macedonia Drive.
July 29 through July 30, 2017; 600-606 Zafra Court.
July 31 through August 2, 2017; 3300-3310 Tripoli Boulevard.
August 2 through August 5, 2017; 606 Majorca Court.
August 6 through August 11, 2017; 3700-3721 Candia Drive.
August 12 through August 16, 2017; 3606-3626 Kassandra Drive.
August 17 through August 22, 2017; 3506-3525 Di Leuca Street.
August 23 through August 26, 2017; 3506-3507 St Florent Court.
August 27 through August 29, 2017; 3506-3507 Marsala Court.
August 30 through September 2, 2017; 3507-3512 Terin Court.

For additional information on this project, please contact City Project Manager,
Gary Disher, Punta Gorda Public Works Department at (941) 575-5021 between the business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

2. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for seawall replacement in Burnt Store Isle. Please note schedule is subject to change due to wind, rain tides, etc.  Catherine Miller has provided this information so our boaters will be aware of these construction sites. Owners of the properties have been informed:


Week of May 15, 2017: BSI Wall 17-05 Tripoli

Week of May 22, 2017: BSI Wall 17-01 Port Bendres

Week of May 29, 2017: BSI Wall 17-06 St Girons

Week of June 5, 2017:   BSI Wall 17-03 Macedonia

Week of June 12, 2017: BSI Wall 17-02 Valletta

Week of June 26, 2017: BSI Wall 17-08 Panarea

Week of July 10, 2017:  BSI Wall 17-04 San Massimo

Week of July 24, 2017:  BSI Wall 17-07 San Massimo

3. Rip Rap at the lock is complete.


4. There is 1 opening on the BSI Canal Advisory Committee. Term is 3 years. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at City Hall Chambers beginning at 1:30. Meeting usually last about 1 hour. If you think you would like to join this Committee, please contact City Clerk (575-3369), Karen Smith for an application or call Bill Hughes for additional information.


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.

July 4th Celebration

Click here to see the flyer with all the exciting details. Don't miss out on a great annual event at Hurricane Charley's!

Tarpon Lodge Lunch and Cruise

Thursday July 20 and click here for the flyer with the details.

Fishing Club
The next meeting is Tuesday, June 13 at 9:00 a.m. at CHEC.

Free One Year Trial Membership for New Residents

Membership in the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club for 2017 and 2018 is FREE for new residents of Burnt Store Isles who move in by Dec. 31, 2017. 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 $20 charge for name tag(s) and directory ($15 for singles).

Please click HERE to download the membership form and information sheet. Return the completed form to BSIBC Membership Chair, PO Box 510203, Punta Gorda, FL 33951. Or, bring the form to the monthly mixer held the first Friday of every month at the Twin Isles Country Club.

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"

Free One Year Trial Membership for New Residents

Membership in the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club for 2017 and 2018 is FREE for new residents of Burnt Store Isles who move in by Dec. 31, 2017.

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

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