SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2:00-5:00PM


About Our Charity Event

The Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament is the world’s greatest kids fishing tournament for children ages 15 and under. (Cannot be age 16 on the tournament day.)

100% of all entry fees from this event are donated to our charitable partners and benefit children’s health and educational programs throughout Southwest Florida.

With great support from our sponsors and contributors, in just eight short years we have now raised over $262,000 for institutions and programs such as:

Moffitt Cancer Center, The Island School, The Charlotte County School System’s S.T.E.M Camp program, EasterSeals SW FL and Dee Wheeler Scholarship Fund, The Boca Grande Historical Society, Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum, Boca Grande Fishing Guide Association, the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.

*Check this site regularly for updates and news!



Friday, June 4th

  • 6:00 pm:
    Tarpon Symposium & History of Boca Grande fishery.
  • 7:00 pm:
    Event Kick Off Reception/Entertainment - FREE!

SATURDAY, June 5th

  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm:
    Tournament Registration at Boca Grande Community Center.*

    *Captains, Anglers, and Observers must check-in at Registration!
  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm:
    Camp Margaritaville - Complimentary Food & Drinks, Games, Exhibits, Family Interactive Art Show at the Community Center.
  • 3:30 pm:
    Boat check begins at Pink Elephant docks and Whidden's Marina.

    NOTE: All teams must check-in and receive the official tournament flag to participate.
  • 4:40 pm:
    Conservation message- Dr. Aaron Adams, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
  • 4:42 pm:
    Blessing of the Event.
  • 4:45 pm:
    Lemon Bay High School ROTC presents colors honoring Troops and Veterans, followed by the singing of the National Anthem.
  • 4:50 pm:
    Saluting our troops and veterans with a flyover by the Charlotte County Warbirds vintage aircraft club.
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm:
    Tournament Competition.
  • 8:30 pm: Awards presentation at Boca Grande Community Center. Food, Drinks with Entertainment.