Melina Chaplin

Melina Chaplin is usually the first smiling face you meet when you stop in Gasparilla Outfitters/Special Effects and the friendly voice you often get on the other end of the phone.

As shop manager, she keeps tabs on all the day to day operations, from stocking the latest resort fashions for women, to booking your guide for the family tarpon fishing trip. She also accompanies Robin  on buying trips to the retail markets and art shows, helping to find just the right look or the perfect gift.

Born in Fort Myers, she is a life long Southwest Florida resident and comes from a family with a distinguished history of commercial fishing Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor. In fact her son, two brothers and several cousins are now among the areas best guides.

She lives just off the island in South Gulf Cove with her husband John and spends her days off entertaining her grandkids.

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