Palm Island is only accessible by private boat, water taxi or Car Ferry.
Palm Island Transit
7 Days a week from 6:30AM until 10:00PM. Fridays until 11:00PM and Saturdays until Midnight.
Palm Island Transit Contact:
Call for current Ferry Rates.
"From all of the hundreds of places we have vacationed over the years,
the one place I would recommend above all others is Palm Island".
Palm Island is a bridge-less barrier island in Southwest Florida that is
only accessible by private boat or ferry. Don Pedro Island and Little
Gasparilla Island are other names that are frequently used to refer to
Palm Island. Guests access the Island via private boat, or via the 5 minute Palm Island Transit ferry which runs continuously and launches from the
west end of Panama drive in Cape Haze, Florida.
Palm Island Resort lies at the north end of the island, and at the southern end is Little Gasparilla. In between you will find Don Pedro Island and the Don Pedro State Park. Together these three sections comprise more than 7 miles of pristine beach from Stump Pass at the north to Gasparilla Pass at the south. There are various homes and communities on the island that offer beachfront, bay front, or lagoon front condos and homes each offering different amenities. From anywhere on the island, you are never more than a few minute walk to the the beach or the intra-coastal waterway.
If you are looking for night life and crowed beaches, this is not the place.
The only commercial establishment on the island is Rum Bay Restaurant and that attached Rum Bay General Store. Most people use golf carts or
bicycles on the island as their primary means of transportation, creating a very laid back island feel. Life on Palm Island is very simple, and it is a great escape from the rest of the world.
Palm Island Resort offers great amenities and is often the best first choice stay for those who have not stayed on an island before. For those who know island living and long for their own private island, we recommend one of the many private Palm Island beach houses or bay front homes. If you are looking to walk on a beach where the footprints you made yesterday will still be there tomorrow, where you can watch the dolphins and manatee play while you are fishing into the surf, and where you can relax in the sun and the sand away from the crowds and off the beaten path, this is it.
Call (440) 457-7209 to book your Palm Island Vacation Rental or learn about our Palm Island vacation rental specials.
Selected Palm Island Vacation Rentals:
Palm Island Wahoo House - Situated on Kettle Harbor, this home offers a 30 foot dock with complimentary use of the canoes to explore the estuary or go fishing for Snook right from the dock. This beautiful house sleeps four comfortably and is just a few minutes from the beach by foot. A beautiful well equipped island home starting at $950 per week.
Palm Island Beach Place - This beautiful beach front home features a boat dock on Bocilla Lagoon and also has a pool and tennis courts. We consider it one of the premier Palm Island vacation rental properties. Starting at $1700 per week.
Here Comes the Sun - Are you ready to spend a week in a Palm Island mansion that fronts both the beach and the lagoon with an outstanding view in any direction. This spacious 4 bedroom private home sleeps 8 and has a private boat dock. Why should you settle for less than paradise. $2500 per week.
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