Boca Grande is the name of the pass located at the southern-most point of Gasparilla Island and is the water connection between the Gulf of Mexico, and Charlotte Harbor. Boca Grande Pass is one of the deepest natural channels on the Gulf of Mexico side of Florida. The deep water pass is complex in its contours and depths. The more shallow areas of the pass measure around 30 feet in depth, and the deepest area measuring 80 feet in depth. Schools in the thousands of tarpon migrate to Boca Grande Pass from late April through the middle of August (Tarpon Season). Tarpon take advantage of the abundance of food located in the pass. The tidal currents in Boca Grande Pass are always strong, the strongest tides occur the full and new moons which cause a crab flush and are also known as “Hill Tides”. The days during (Tarpon Season) that the that “Hill Tides” occur are popular for many Boca Grande Tarpon fishing charters as large numbers of crabs get flushed out into the pass from the inland waterways. Boca Grande Tarpon take advantage of the endless supply of crabs as an easy meal. Outside of Boca Grande Tarpon fishing Gasparilla Island, and “The Boca Grande Community” offers world class resorts, and dining, as well as shopping, and plenty of history. While your on the island before or after your Boca Grande Tarpon fishing charter visit the Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum. Not only will you find a breathtaking view of the pass, but a wealth of knowledge waiting on the history of the area and Boca Grande Tarpon fishing. If your hungry and in need of an air conditioned meal The Temptation, The Pink Elephant, and The Loose Caboose are a few of the more popular restaurants on Gasparilla Island. A favorite of Captain Christopher Taylor is “The Outlet” which is located at “The Innlet Resort”. The Captain can be found their almost every morning eating a hot breakfast before a Boca Grande Tarpon fishing charter. for recommendations on lodging, and other accommodations feel free to ask Captain Christopher Taylor during or before your Boca Grande Tarpon fishing charter.