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. Burnt Store Marina Dredging:

Continuing until approximately mid-October 2017 Burnt Store Marina will be dredging the entrance channel. The anticipated start date is Friday August 4, 2017. A dredge barge will be working within the channel until project completion.

Operations will occur during daylight hours. A floating dredge barge will remain in the water overnight and will be lighted as required. The dredge area will be surrounded by turbidity barriers at all times, Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while transiting the area. The project POC is Jaret Rodgers at 941-637-0083.

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.

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

4. 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.

5. 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.


6. 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.


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

Burnt Store Isles Perimeter Channel Dredging Project


Update August 8, 2017: The City of Punta Gorda contractor, Brance Diversified, continues the maintenance dredging of the perimeter channel in the Burnt Store Isles subdivision (work will occur seven days a week as weather and equipment operation permit).  The hydraulic dredge has completed its work and has been removed from the subdivision

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 mechanical dredge (barge mounted excavator) will be relocating the spoil material from the sides of the channel to the deeper center or to areas deeper than 6 feet below mean low water.  The spoil will be discharged directly into the canal system as required by the State/Federal permits.


Boaters should contact Bryant Smith (352-283-5882) or Scott Statham (850-374-0826) to schedule their exit and reentry through the work area. 


Short Range Schedule of dredge areas:

August 9-18, 2017; The mechanical dredge will be in various locations along the entire perimeter channel for spot cleanup.


Residents shall not direct the dredge work in any way.

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 through Friday.

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.

Cruise to Cabbage Key
Thursday, September 14

Details to come on this great cruise set for Thursday, Sept. 14 but they include the possibility of an arrangement with Kingfisher Fleet for members who don't want to take their own boat to get to Cabage Key with them. 

Fishing Club

The next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 12 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)