Burnt Store Isles Boat Club
Punta Gorda Florida

Announcing the Somewhat Annual BSI Canal Cleanup!

Continuing a long standing tradition, our boat club will be participating this spring in the Great American Cleanup. We’ll be taking our place along with hundreds of others to help Keep Charlotte Beautiful. Our role is to cruise the canals of BSI on Saturday, April 13 to pick up any litter, debris, fishing gear and line, plastic, Styrofoam or anything that just doesn’t belong in our waters.

I'm looking for volunteer "Garbologists" to help, especially those with a small boat, dinghy or pontoon boat that will be easy to maneuver in the canals and near the mangroves to pick up debris.

If you don't have a boat but would like to volunteer as crew let me know and I'll find a spot for you with a grateful captain. Please le me know if you'll be available for an hour or so on Saturday, April 13 to help keep our canals clean. Collection bags and other supplies will be provided.

Contact Bill Courtney at 281-455-1531 or wlcstc@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance



Commodore: Dennis Waryjas

Vice Commodore: Jeff Jarr
Rear Commodore: Dave Perkins

Fleet Captain: Rick Doll

Treasurer: Jim Ellsworth

Secretary: Ed Nowak

Social Director: Linda Powell

IT Director: Bob Brennan

Past Commodore: Ron Levis

Waterfront Master Plan, Sailing Lessons, Alligator Creek Navigation

Citywide and Waterfront Master Plans: Presentations and fact finding meetings will be held at the First United Methodist Church from March 11 through 15 to discuss the future development of the PG downtown area. Two-hour morning and evening sessions are planned. A Wednesday March 13 session will discuss the Waterfront Master Plan. Sign up here: www.puntagordamasterplan.com.

Adult Sailing Lessons: Go to www.learntosailswf.org for information on adult sailing lessons, which begin March 9. Only 6 slots are available @ $240pp for five 4-hour sessions.

Alligator Creek: A reminder that Hurricane Irma affected safe navigation of Alligator Creek, which requires increased awareness when transiting to and from the harbor. Alligator Creek falls within the County, which means any changes to the current NAVAIDS requires Coast Guard permitting—a lengthy process.

Boater Warning Alligator Creek

Katrina McIntosh, Burnt Store Isles

Hazard to boaters in alligator creek: My husband and I came into alligator creek with the tide at -.25 (that is .25 below 0) and red marker 24A by Riviera marina was almost completely submerged. That means at normal tide levels, when more boats will be going through the creek (especially sailboats) this could cause major damage.
Recommend you stay close to Green Marker 25. We are notifying the county.

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.

Next Waypoints

To see pictures from the Waterside Grill click HERE

South Seas Resort Cruise

Join your boat club friends for a destination cruise to South Seas Resort!

Don't delay to RSVP as space is limited to 400 feet of dock. 

When: Weekend of March 15th to 17th

RSVP Deadline: January 14th to be guaranteed dockage!

Click HERE to see the flyer with all the details!

Commodore's Ball

The Commodore has called. All are invited to his Ball. Twin Isles Country Club, April 6, 2019. A prize to anyone who comes by boat, and docks said boat in one of the water hazards. (Bail upon capture for said act is up to individual captured)

When: April 6, 2019

Where: Twin Isles Country Club

RSVP Deadline: April 1, 2019

Click HERE to see the flyer with all the details!

Eagle Grill Cruise

An event by Corby LeSiege. Come one Come all, the Honorable Mr. LeSiege has organized a lovely lunch at Eagle Grill on the beautiful island of Boca Grande. One can come by land (car). One can come by sea (boat). Do come, it will be fun.

When: April 24, 2019

Where: Eagle Grill, 220 Harbor Drive, Boca Grande, FL

RSVP Deadline: April 16, 2019

Click HERE to see the flyer with all the details!

BSIA/BSIBC Monthly Mixer :

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.

BSIBC Fishing Club

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 9 am at the Alligator Creek location of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center; 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda.

Seawall Replacement

The current seawall replacement sequence information can be found on the City's website at http://ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/government/public-works/storm-related-seawall-failures


Weather station for Peace River Marker 4

The Weather Station is up and running!!!

To access the information go to The Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance web page (boat2puntagorda.org) and click on the "Current Wx" tab and follow the directions. The weather (wind speed, direction, humidity, gusts, rain, etc.) is updated every 15 minutes. This is the ONLY on-the-water weather station on Charlotte Harbor.


Please Sound your HORN when entering and exiting the BSI rim canal via the old lock. 

It's the law!

Greetings and a sincere welcome from the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club. We hope you spend some moments investigating the various pages of our website to get a flavor for who we are and what we do.


The primary purpose of our club has always been to foster good fellowship through our shared interest in boating, fishing and non-boating social activities.


As residents of Burnt Store Isles we share important information relating to our waterways, which we obtain from other area boating and non-boating groups.


You don’t have to own a boat to be a club member. Hitching rides with those who do have boats is encouraged and expected. We host cruises once a month, as well as monthly mixers and the occasional dinner dance and annual club meeting.


Within the Club is a fishing club which meets regularly to discuss fishing with guest speakers, and spin yarns about the big one that got away.


If you live in Burnt Store Isles, please review our website and click to read “Member Benefits.” If you like what you see, consider joining us.


We have a great club. Join us in celebrating one of the loveliest boating areas in our country.




Dennis J. Waryjas

Commodore, 2019


Click to read "member benefits"

Please click the links below to download a membership form and information sheet.

New Membership Application
(New & existing esidents of BSI)
  (Current BSIBC Members)