Black’s Island is only accessible by boat or aircraft. Ferry service is irregular, and must be pre-arranged in advance of your arrival. We can accommodate most vessels up to 50′, and regularly welcome our fly-in guests via seaplane and helicopter. It is a pleasant 10 minute trip between mainland and island.
By Land: Black’s Island is located in Gulf County, Florida, on 30A.
By Sea: Enter St. Joseph Bay from the north out of the Gulf of Mexico
By Air: Panama City Beach International Airport (ECP) is just under 1.5 hour drive from our mainland marina. Private pilots may wish to fly into Apalachicola Regional Airport, which is only 20-30 minutes away.
You could come to Black’s Island and just wing it. You’d still have an amazing time. But to make the most out of your visit, you’ll want to do a little planning ahead. Prior to embarking for our secluded tropical island, we recommend making a few stops in nearby Port St. Joe:
Pack as you would for any vacation home rental: your favorite sunscreen, insect repellent, bait & tackle, bottled water, juice, breakfast foodstuffs, beer, snacks, staples, a little something to grill… You know what you like best!
Our bungalows are fully equipped private residences with all the comforts of home, including modern kitchens offering a full range stovetop and oven, large refrigerator & freezer, filtered ice maker, microwaves, coffee makers and sustainable ceramic mugs, cookware, glassware, dishes, sharp knives and utensils.
Don’t worry about picking up paper towels, laundry detergent or garbage bags on your supply run – we’ve got you covered!
Cooking on vacation is one of the best ways to become acquainted with a new place and make unforgettable memories.
Create sea-to-table meals for your group in the privacy of your own chef’s kitchen, featuring spacious granite countertops and tons of pantry space so you can spread out. Or cook up your catch of the day on one of the various outdoor grills provided.
Here are some key fishing season dates in Florida you and your group may want to know.
Live like a local. Along with our insider tips on the best places to shop, eat and explore across Gulf County, we can arrange private excursions, fishing guides, night gigging, and eco-tours across the Saint Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve, which is known for the well-preserved seagrass beds that provide a protected environment for exotic fish, seahorses, starfish, crabs, conchs, and other marine life.