Boca Grande FL Wrecks and Reefs

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Fishermen and divers in Southwest Florida will want to see this listing of Boca Grande FL wrecks and reefs. Some you may know, some not. The fishing and diving spots are referenced in proximity for boats coming out of Boca Grande pass. You will find general site information and GPS location coordinates.

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Boca Grande Pass is actually in Lee County, Florida. Consider it the divider between Lee County to the South, and Charlotte County, Florida to the North. Close enough. In general, the wrecks and reefs will be listed in two sections, North of ‘due West’ and South of ‘due West’ from the Pass. An invisible dividing line, if you will.

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List 1: Wrecks / Reefs West and North of Boca Grande Pass

This listing of fishing spots and dive sites with GPS coordinates is generally considered to be in Charlotte County.

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Bayronto Wreck

Lat: 26° 45.83′ N, Lon: 82° 50.86′ W
Lat: 26° 45.80′ N, Lon: 82° 50.84′ W
Depth: ~ 100 ft
400 ft freighter sunk by a hurricane in 1919.
Located: West approximately 37 miles from the pass.

Mary’s Reef

Lat: 26° 46.235′ N, Lon: 82° 18.430′ W
Depth: ~ 29 ft
Deployed: 06/19/2000
950+ Tons of concrete culverts

Novak Reef

Lat: 26° 48.500′ N, Lon: 82° 19.541′ W
Lat: 26° 48.671′ N, Lon: 82° 19.620′ W
Lat: 26° 48.680′ N, Lon: 82° 19.604′ W
Lat: 26° 48.604′ N, Lon: 82° 19.654′ W
Lat: 26° 48.644′ N, Lon: 82° 19.539′ W
Depth: ~ 30 ft

Material: Multiple deployments (sinking) of 100’s of tons of concrete culverts in 2004.
Located: Approximately 3 miles West of Gasparilla Pass, and 8 miles from Boca Grande pass.

Tremblay Reef Barge

Lat: 26 48.415’N, Lon: 82 22.651’W
Depth: ~ 42 ft
90′ Barge Vessel, sunk on 01/06/2005
Located: NW approximately 10 miles from the pass.

Tremblay Reef – Concrete Bridge Rubble

Lat: 26° 48.350′ N, 82° 22.700′ W
Depth: ~ 41 ft
Deployed: 05/28/2003

Palm Island Ferry Reef

Lat: 26° 49.236′ N, Lon: 82° 31.951′ W
Depth: ~ 55 ft
Sunken 60 Ft Ferryboat vessel
Deployed: 03/12/1999

Palm Island Barge Reef

Lat: 26° 49.221′ N, Lon: 82° 31.879′ W
Depth: ~ 56 ft
Sunken 70 ft Barge vessel
Deployed: 05/21/1999

Stump Pass 3 Mile Reef

Lat: 26° 52.256′ N, Lon: 82° 26.434′ W
Depth: ~ 42 ft
500+ tons of concrete culverts
Deployed: 05/21/1992

Captain Jeff Steele Reef

Lat: 26° 55.674′ N, Lon: 82° 35.832′ W
Lat: 26° 55.826′ N, Lon: 82° 35.915′ W
Lat: 26° 55.823′ N, Lon: 82° 35.890′ W
Lat: 26° 55.830′ N, Lon: 82° 35.897′ W
Lat: 26° 55.819′ N, Lon: 82° 35.893′ W
Lat: 26° 55.820′ N, Lon: 82° 35.910′ W
Depth: ~ 55 ft

On a NW course, located approximately just over 25 miles from the Boca Grande Pass. The reef consists of hundreds of tons and multiple sinking deployments of concrete culverts. As such, you will want to work the area and mark your own specific GPS location coordinates.

List 2: Wrecks / Reefs West and South of Boca Grande Pass

This listing of fishing spots and dive sites with GPS coordinates are considered in Lee County.

Captiva Blue Hole

Lat: 26° 28.90′ N, Lon: 82° 44.19′ W
Depth: ~ 90 ft
Located approximately 34 miles SW from the pass.

U.S.S. Mohawk CGC V.M.R.

Lat: 26° 33.075′ N, Lon: 82° 43.481′ W
Depth: ~ 90 ft
Sunken 165 ft USCG Cutter vessel
Read more about the artificial reef USS Mohawk.

Boxcar Reef

Lat: 26° 41.83′ N, Lon: 82° 36.063′ W
Depth: ~ 72 ft

Charlie’s Reef – Pegasus

Lat: 26° 33.13′ N Lon: 82° 43.415′ W
Depth: ~ 85 ft
110 ft sunken Tug Boat
Located approximately 31 miles from Boca Grande pass.

Power Pole Reef

Lat: 26° 40.957′ N, Lon: 82° 22.470′ W
Depth: ~ 45 ft
Deployed: 08/31/1992

Fantastico Shipwreck

Lat: 26° 17.775′ N, Lon: 82° 50.082′ W
Depth: ~ 115 ft
205 ft sunken freighter
Located: SW approximately 46 miles from Boca Grande Pass. Read more on the Fantastico Shipwreck.

School Bus Reef

Lat: 26° 36.370′ N, Lon: 82° 28.221′ W
Depth: 64 ft
Deployed: 02/28/1993

15 Fathom Hole

Lat: 26° 22.00′ N, Lon: 82° 44.10′ W
Depth: 132 ft
Located approximately 38 miles SW of the pass.

Roatan Express Wreck

Lat: 26° 20.358′ N, Lon: 83° 22.027′ W
Depth:
180 ft steel hulled offshore supply ship, sank due to bad weather in 1992.

See more artificial reefs and wrecks in Lee County, Florida.
Also see: 12 of Southwest Florida’s Best Dive Sites.

Lots of excellent fishing and diving opportunities can be found on these underwater locations. Fishermen and scuba divers, be safe on the water and enjoy these Boca Grande Fl wrecks and artificial reefs.




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