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“Beautiful & wonderful place to go once the sun sets!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fishermen's Village

Fishermen's Village
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Punta Gorda
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Owner description: Fishermen's Village Waterfront Mall, Resort, and Marina offers something for everyone. Shopping, dining, live entertainment, and water adventures await locals and travelers. With over 30 boutique shops and 5 different restaurants, you are sure to find something that pleases you and your family.
Punta Gorda
2 reviews
“Beautiful & wonderful place to go once the sun sets!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2010

Fisherman's Village is a beautiful place to walk around. (There are also wheelchair ramps, so it is easily accessible to the handicapped.)

Row after row of beautiful, white lights decorate the ceilings and as you walk around it feels as if you're walking in a Christmas wonderland. There are all sorts of interesting shops to see, plus some very cute cafes & themed restaurants by the water. As you walk through Fisherman's Village, keep your eye out for all the photo opportunities that they've set up along the walkway (they make for some fun pictures!)

You can also walk along the outside of the main building and look at all the boats by the dock. (There are also dinner & boat tours offered here) This area is absolutely beautiful around sunset!

There is also a park right right down the street from Fisherman's Village. It's located right on the water, and is a nice area to relax and watch the boats sail by.

The only negative comment I have is for a restaurant called Harpoon Harry's, located at the end of Fisherman's Village. Myself and three friends went there for dinner recently, and two of us order seafood and the other two ordered beef meals and all of them were dry, had no flavor and were rather awful! Our entire dinner cost $60 and it wasn't worth $10. Worst food we've ever had.

Other than that, I encourage everyone to stop by Fisherman's Village! Be sure to bring your camera, because you'll get lots of great pictures here!

Thank FLBeachChica
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“Awesome location by day... a nightmare by night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2009

During the day upon arrival I fell in love with Fisherman's Village, the shops, Harpoon Harrys (location, location, location!!!) and the general bustle of the place; however, after spending one night in our room I was never so glad to leave a place and was thankful that we only had to endure 1 overnight. I was there with my family and in-laws and it turned in to a bit of a nightmare thanks to the bar patrons. We barely slept and couldn't not wait to leave as we were kept up all night long with the roar of motorcycles, drunk, loud people, police sirens and loudspeakers which continued until 2 a.m. or so. The accomodations were fine and the view out of our balcony was spectacular; however, I would not return for an overnight... only to shop!!!

2 Thank Edvidge
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Punta Gorda, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't miss Fisherman's Village! One of my favorites.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2009

Fisherman's Village is a great day trip destination at the very least. I am a resident of Punta Gorda and regularly take a trip to Fisherman's Village for shopping and for having a bite to eat. My favorite restaurant there is The Oyster Bar which has beautiful views of Charlotte Harbor. Another great place is Harpoon Harry's--more casual but great views of the harbor as well as open air. There are many boutiques and fun shops that you won't find just anywhere. You can get some great deals or a unique gift. Whenever friends or family are visiting, we always include a trip to Fisherman's Village. Fisherman's Village is never a disappointment. We love to go to the craft shows as well. You can also take a sightseeing tour via boat on the Harbor as well as rentals for scooters. FYI--The negative feedback regarding Fisherman's Village has nothing to do with the mall, it has to do with the timeshare condo's located above. I would certainly have family or friends visiting stay in the condo's, the views of Charlotte Harbor are spectacular.

6 Thank mythreesonsmom
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Cherry Hill, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fisherman's Village Fills Your Eyes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2009

After a Christmas week at Fisherman's Village I still picture the boat inlet, the decorations inside the mini-mall and the incredible Christmas lights on the inlet homes accessible by cruise boat. Our accommodations were pleasant and clean, though a bit dated. The rear balcony was a glorious view of yachts and small cruise ships. The apartment fronted above a mini-mall which had a variety of interesting shops (cruise wear to African carvings to galleries to pet shops to real estate, etc.) There was a central court where there were jam sessions, a farmers' market, mini concerts, etc. depending on the day and the hour and your interest. Several of the five restaurants were above average. Since the open construction allowed for birds, though, they occasionally hooted after bed time-as did some bar patrons who either disagreed about paying for the last drink or who thought their Harley could be louder than the guy's next to them. This never awakened my wife. The place is near to beaches and not far from excellent restaurants in Saratoga, Ft. Myers, or Naples. Over-all it was relatively quiet, the staff was responsive and the surroundings beautiful. A bit too many cats loose around the place, though.

3 Thank f3lance
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“My favorite place in the world.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2008

We stayed at Fisherman's Village Time-shares, while we were looking for a home in the area and loved every minute of it, we now own in Heritage Oak Park, only 10 minutes away and visit it often, I recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Lots of fun...
Gloria Ozimek, Greenville, N. Y. /Port Charlotte, Fla.

2 Thank gkotjo
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