Welcome to historic Boca Grande, Florida. Boca Grande is the Tarpon Capital of the World. Famous Whidden’s Marina on First Street East was founded by Sam Whidden in 1926 and has been run by the Whidden family ever since. One of Boca Grande’s oldest marinas, in those days, Whidden’s was also a well known Boca Grande night spot, dance hall and restaurant. All that has changed, but not the flavor and old fashioned hospitality of this “Old Florida” establishment. Why not let the Whidden family’s years of experience help make your next Boca Grande fishing experience the best ever!