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boca grande is a small town located on gasparilla island in southwest florida. gasparilla island was originally inhabited by the calusa native american tribe around 800AD. in the 1600's spanish explorers named the pass near gasparilla island boca grande "big mouth". in the late 19th century and the early 20th century boca grande was a busy port and fishing village. in modern times boca grande has become a wealthy winter resort. boca grande is also famous for it's excellent salt water fishing. in the spring of each year thousands of fishermen come to boca grande pass to fish for tarpon. boca grande is home to a large hammerhead shark population. in 2006 buckey dennis caught a world record 1280 lb hammerhead shark near boca grande. boca grande is very nice "off the beaten path" town in southwest florida.
prior to 1958 the only way to get to boca grande was by boat or train. pictured is the historic boca grande train... more travel advice
the gasparilla island state park is located on the southern tip of gasparilla inland about two miles from central boca... more travel advice
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