The small town of Boca Grande is located in the island of Gasparilla in the South western part of Florida. Gasparilla is a part of Lee and Charlotte counties. The village of Boca Grande is a part of the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Cape Coral - Fort Myera. Tourism is an important part of the local economic activity. Earlier there was an active shipping business in the island. The fishing community of Boca Grande is quite active and it is said to be the best tarpoon fishing holes in the world. Fishing tourism is a new addition to the local economy. The island of Gasparilla is also one of the best places to practice shelling.