Private Island for Fishing and Boating at Palm Island

Welcome to Palm Island Resort, your private island retreat nestled in Florida’s beautiful Cape Haze near Sarasota. Our resort appeals to a wide range of guests, including retired individuals, couples, families, and social groups. At Palm Island, we provide our guests a unique mix of tranquility, adventure, and classic Floridian charm. Our appeal focuses on creating a harmonious blend of comfort, community, and connection with nature.

Private Island Fishing and Boating Experience

Stump Pass, located on the northern shores of our private island resort, is a popular spot for fishing. Whether you prefer fishing from the shores or in the surf, or casting off the bays and coves of the Intracoastal Waterway from one of our several dock locations, you’ll find ample opportunities here.

For those wishing to venture further, we invite you to explore the deep sea fishing opportunities off our private beaches. We’re proud to partner with Wise Guy Charters, led by the experienced Capt. Mike Wise, offering charters in Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande, and Lemon Bay.

If you’re feeling adventurous and would like to arrange a fishing trip, please contact our Activities Coordinator. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, our team, along with Capt. Mike Wise, is ready to provide an unforgettable private island fishing and boating experience.

A man and three children fishing on a boat off a private island near Sarasota.

Off Shore Fishing

Boat Tours can be arranged through our activities department and provide something for everyone. Perhaps you’re interested in an educational trip from a naturalist’s perspective, offering you the best opportunity to learn about Southwest Florida’s ecosystem within the barrier and coastal islands of our private island.

If you love sunsets, then capture the radiant streams of color off and above the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico. Our weather patterns and absence of big city lights provide a blank canvas that may very well be painted differently each evening.

Enjoy a Sunset cruise, experience the enchantment of dolphins playing in the waters off our private beaches, or the wonders of the Manatees in the mangroves and many more of our hidden wildlife splendors.

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, we offer off shore fishing trips with Wise Guy Charters. Led by Capt. Mike Wise, these trips provide an opportunity to venture beyond our private island and into the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

People fishing off a private island near Sarasota, with one person holding a large fish.


Meet Your Private Island Captains

We are thrilled to introduce Captain Mike Wise and Captain Michael. With their extensive experience and local knowledge, they are ready to provide you with an unforgettable fishing adventure along the private beaches and the beautiful Palm Island Resort.

Capt. Mike Wise

Capt. Mike Wise is a top Boca Grande Fishing Charter Captain and a fourth-generation Floridian born in Venice. He grew up on Thorton Key, a barrier island between Stump Pass and Little Gasparilla Pass. As a child, Capt. Mike used to take his boat to the bus stop, now that’s Florida living! Mike’s father Merv and his neighbor actually named “Rum Bay” and he can’t wait to tell you the story.

Captain Michael

Captain Michael is a 5th generation Floridian and Englewood beach native who has made a name for himself all around South West Florida as one of the area’s leading charter Captains. In addition to Tarpon, Captain Michael has the knowledge and experience that has made him one of the most sought after backwater fish Captains in Englewood, Boca Grande, Placida, Little Gasparilla Island and more.


Recreational Watercraft Rentals

Explore or relax, you are the captain. For off-island Boat rental and Jet Ski rental information please contact our Activities Coordinator. A family fishing on a boat off a private island near Sarasota, with an adult holding a large fish.