Pirates Water Taxi, based in Placida Harbor, FL, is your "on-the-water taxi service" when you need to access the beautiful islands of Little Gasparilla Island, Palm Island, Cayo Costa, Boca Grande and the surrounding areas in Southwest Florida where the sand is clean, the water is pristine and both are BP oil free! Captain Emmett Shane, U.S.C.G. Licensed, Insured and Inspected, and his crew are here to help you reach your final destination in paradise and will make getting you there as enjoyable and safe as possible. Whether you own a house on one of these beautiful islands in Southwest Florida, will be staying at one of them for your vacation getaway or you are a service professional needing to gain access to these "by-the-water-only" islands, Pirates Water Taxi is on call to assist you 24 Hours-A-Day, 7 Days-A-Week! Normal operation for our "on-the-water taxi service" to Little Gasparilla Island is 8:30 AM to 5 PM and a one-hour advance notice of your desired departure time is preferred. If you are in need of after-hours "on-the-water taxi service," please call us to arrange your after-hours departure time during our normal business hours, if at all possible. Please call us for our current rates, as they do change peroidically and are based on your specific needs. We currently have two vessels in our fleet, ranging in size from 21 feet to 25 feet, and can accommodate up to 15 guests at a time. So please, do not hesitate on bringing all of those vacation necessities, as we can accommodate them! Though we are based out of Eldred's Marina right before you reach the toll booth for Boca Grande, we can arrange to meet you at any "on-the-water" location, including but not limited to; Palm Island Marina, the Pink Elephant Restaurant docks on Boca Grande and Gasparilla Marina. Our friendly, highly-knowledgeable and professional staff are eager to meet you, so please contact us via the telephone number listed above to let us know when you will be staying in paradise!
Pirates Water Taxi's services extend much further than being just an "on-the-water taxi service" too! We offer, and are not limited to providing; sunset cruises, day and evening trips to remote islands or "on-the-water" dining locations like, Rum Bay Restaurant on Palm Island and the Bubble Room on Captiva Island to name a few, we can perform "on-the-water" weddings and always enjoy taking advantage of and showing-off, a wake-surfing dolphin! To view our "Sightseeing" profile page, where you will find even more information, please click HERE. We also offer distress towing for small vessels too!
We Look Forward To Meeting You!
Capt. Emmett Shane