Chokoloskee Florida Vacations

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FL Seminole IndiansChokoloskee , Florida is an amazing place in the Florida Everglades – connected to the mainland by a bridge to Everglades City. Chokoloskee is located on Chokoloskee Island, which is opposite the mouth of the Turner River near the southeastern end of Chokoloskee Bay. The climate is tropical with hot, humid summers. The island of Chokoloskee rises to 20 feet above sea level. The island was built by native indians from shells. The fishing in the area is world famous. Everglades Fishing Charters may be taken from local fishing Captains that are familiar with the myriad of rivers and mangrove forests. Chokoloskee Island was inhabited by Indians for more than 1,500 years before the arrival of European explorers in the 1700’s. The causeway to Chokoloskee Island from Everglades City was not completed until 1956. Ask us about visiting Chokoloskee, SW Florida or share reviews. To feature your FL business, contact us.

Everglades FL Vacations: Chokoloskee Island

Outgoing Charters Captain Jesse Hill
Outgoing Charters - Captain Jesse Hill, Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Port of the Islands, FL | 239-825-6283
At Outgoing Charters the customer comes first. Whether it's family fun or hardcore fishing, Captain Jesse Hill is a 4th generation native guide who will cater to your specific wants and needs. Light tackle, back country fishing in Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands. Fish for redfish, snook and more. You'll enjoy a comfortable boat with quality gear. Captain Jesse's ultimate goal is to exceed your expectations.
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Chokoloskee History

Smallwood Store ChokoloskeeThe tiny island of Chokoloskee was briefly occupied by the United States Army during the Third Seminole War. In November 1856.  Ted Smallwood moved to Chokoloskee Island. The Smallwood store became an outpost for supplies and eventually a US Post Office. The Smallwood store still stands in it’s original location. Ted Smallwood died in 1951. His daughters operated the store open until 1982. In 1974 The Smallwood Store was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  You may visit the Smallwood store – an historic Florida attaction but you must pay a small admission to enter. The Seminole Indians made their home on Chokoloskee. The Seminole’s construsted Grass Chickees and lived on the island for hundreds of years. The image below is a photograph of an authentic Seminole grass hut chickee taken on Chokoloskee in 1910 by Photographer John Kunkel Small.

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