Useppa Island Club is a place for family fun and a hideaway retreat

Useppa Island has maintained an authentic and casual sporting lifestyle for generations. Our days of golf and sporting clays ended some time ago, but today our members and their guests can enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, bocce ball, tennis, croquet and much more. Fishing will always remain our most commonly asked about activity and it’s due in large part to the island’s location in what is arguably the best fishing environment in Florida. Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande Pass lie a mere 4 miles away where one can find premier golfing, shopping and tarpon fishing. If there is an activity you have in mind which isn’t listed here, feel free to inquire at the front desk possible options to make your stay
with us as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

Fishing

Useppa Island has emerged as the world’s premier base for those seeking a luxury retreat while angling for the famous “Silver King.” Immediately adjacent to Useppa Island, you will find some of the world’s finest tarpon, snook, and redfish angling, which is easily accessible by boat and yacht or fishing kayaks which we have for rent at Joseffa’s store. Fishing charters are also available by contacting the Marina for those who would prefer to go offshore in the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, kingfish and snapper. Whether you prefer light tackle or fly fishing, we work with some of the most knowledgeable fishermen in Florida.

If you’re interested in arranging a fishing charter with a local licensed captain, please call our harbormaster at 239.283.1061 for a referral.

Kayaking

During your stay on our beautiful island you will have the opportunity to visit the islands and beaches by kayaking through our clear blue waters. We have easy to use kayaks for both the beginner and experienced paddlers. Our newest additions to the fleet are equipped fishing kayaks perfect for exploring backwater hotspots surrounding Useppa.

To reserve a kayak, simply contact Joseffa’s Store at 239.283.1061 ext.165.

The Collier Inn can pack you a nice lunch (with advance notice) for either full or half day trips and deliver it to the main dock when you’re ready. Simply dial 239.283.4443 at least an hour before you’re ready to depart.

Catboat

Useppa Island, which is surrounded by beautiful homes, parks and pristine gulf water, makes for the ideal location to take part in a catboat adventure.

Whether it’s a relaxing catboat ride with family and friends or an adventurous excursion, Useppa offers picturesque scenery and miles of open water to make for a day full of discovery and exploration. Our members also partake in year round catboat races down Pine Island Sound.

Croquet

Croquet has been an established attribute of Useppa Island for generations. Our members take full advantage of the opportunity to play exciting games of croquet year round, both recreationally and competitively.

We have state-of-the-art croquet courts for both competitive play and recreational fun. We also have croquet tournaments year round which draw in large crowds from around the country. Players compete against the best of the best as spectators watch in anticipation as to who will win the top spot.

Tennis

The beautiful Florida sunshine and breeze makes for an ideal venue for an afternoon game of tennis. Tennis is very popular among our members and is a great way to spend time on the island.

Our tennis court is made of Har-Tru clay, which has many added benefits for our members and is much easier to play on than other hard courts. Once you experience this court, you won’t want to play on any other!

Island Parks

Cayo Costa State Park is only a boat ride away from Useppa Island. Taking a day trip to the park is a fun way to explore more of this hidden oasis. The 2,426 acre park has nine miles of pristine beach and is known as a Gulf Cost paradise.

There are many activities to be had at the park from swimming in the beautiful water to taking a hike in the nature trails. This is a great way to explore more of Useppa’s surrounding beauty.

Chess

Chess is taken to a new level when played on our outdoor life-sized game board. The wooden pieces are 3 ft. tall and larger than some of our younger members!

This game is a favorite by many so come check it out to see why!

Fitness

The Useppa Island Fitness Cottage is a climate-controlled workout facility that enables island members and guests to stay fit and trim while staying on the island.

Our Fitness Cottage includes commercial fitness equipment such as Cybex, Life Cycle, York and Stairmaster. Our club members and guests may enjoy a cardio aerobic workout, free weights or multi-station cable cross over workout to suit the intermediate and advanced workout enthusiast

Stand Up Paddle Boards

Paddle-boarding has become one of the most popular ways to experience the vast shallow water flats surrounding Useppa Island.

Standing tall, with a high vantage-point, there’s no better way to view aquatic wildlife amid peaceful silence. The boards can be rented for half or full days.