Chokoloskee Florida Vacations

Paradise Coast Florida Everglades 10,000 Islands Eco-Tours & Fishing Charters

FL Seminole IndiansChokoloskee , Florida is an amazing place in the Florida Everglades – connected to the mainland by a bridge to Everglades City. Chokoloskee is located on Chokoloskee Island, which is opposite the mouth of the Turner River near the southeastern end of Chokoloskee Bay. The climate is tropical with hot, humid summers. The island of Chokoloskee rises to 20 feet above sea level. The island was built by native Indians from shells. The fishing in the area is world famous. Everglades Fishing Charters may be taken from local fishing Captains that are familiar with the myriad of rivers and mangrove forests. Chokoloskee Island was inhabited by Indians for more than 1,500 years before the arrival of European explorers in the 1700’s. The causeway to Chokoloskee Island from Everglades City was not completed until 1956. Ask us about visiting Chokoloskee, SW Florida or share reviews. To feature your FL business, contact us.

Everglades FL Vacations: Chokoloskee Island

Everglades City Fishing Charters
Everglades City Fishing Charters, currently leaving from Everglades Bait and Tackle, Everglades City, FL | 239-253-9926

Experience the wonder of the 10,000 islands of SWFL. Fish the protected bays and rivers of the Islands and Everglades National Park. Fish among the mysteries of wrecks, hard bottom reefs, and offshore towers. Seek some of the most exciting game fish that call the Florida Everglades Home.
Everglades City Fishing Charters - Everglades City, FL

Sunshine Tours Marco Island
Sunshine Tours and Fishing Charters, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL | 239-642-5415
Sunshine Tours. Fish the 10,000 islands, the best in Off Shore, Back Water, and Near Coastal Fishing Charters. We know where the fish are. Also offering Marco Island Shelling Trips, and Sightseeing aboard one of our four fishing boats. Since 1984, Sunshine Tours has provided unsurpassed fishing charters, and on-the-water experiences for locals and visitors alike. Shared and private charters available. Contact us to book your Marco Island fishing charter.
Sunshine Tours & Charters - Marco Island, FL

Chokoloskee History

Smallwood Store ChokoloskeeThe tiny island of Chokoloskee was briefly occupied by the United States Army during the Third Seminole War. In November 1856.  Ted Smallwood moved to Chokoloskee Island. The Smallwood store became an outpost for supplies and eventually a US Post Office. The Smallwood store still stands in it’s original location. Ted Smallwood died in 1951. His daughters operated the store open until 1982. In 1974 The Smallwood Store was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  You may visit the Smallwood store – an historic Florida attraction but you must pay a small admission to enter. The Seminole Indians made their home on Chokoloskee. The Seminole’s constructed Grass Chickees and lived on the island for hundreds of years. The image below is a photograph of an authentic Seminole grass hut chickee taken on Chokoloskee in 1910 by Photographer John Kunkel Small.

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