Tarpon Lodge Overview

10 Reasons to Visit Fort Myers and Sanibel, Florida

Posted on August 10, 2016
By Gillian Kendall, National Geographic
Fishing, Nearby, Pine Island, Recreation, Tarpon Lodge Overview

A man walks at sunset down Bowman's Beach on Sanibel Island, Florida.

For a beach lover, the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel are a dream destination.

Trouble in paradise: I’m at the tollbooth on the causeway that crosses to Sanibel Island from Fort Myers, Florida. There’s a six-dollar charge, and they don’t take credit cards. After fumbling through pockets, purse, and beach bag, I come up with only four crumpled one-dollar bills. But the tan booth attendant offers an authentic smile. “If you don’t have it, it’s OK,” she says, waving me through. “Someone ahead of you just paid it forward.”

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Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant – YouTube

Posted on July 29, 2013
Tarpon Lodge Overview, Video Gallery

Relax while experiencing the “Old Florida” charm of our 1926 lodge. Savor lunch, dinner or an overnight stay with waterfront views of Pine Island Sound. Listen to live music as you sip & snack from our bar menu. Visit pre-Colombian Mounds of the ancient Calusa, play golf, paddle the Great Calusa Blueway, take a day-trip fishing, or enjoy birding and pristine nature while boating to our sister resort Cabbage Key. Welcome to our piece of paradise!

Tarpon Lodge Featured in Coastal Living Magazine Love It Guide

Posted on May 23, 2012
By Costal Living Magazine
Fishing, Fishing & Boating, Tarpon Lodge Overview


Tarpon Lodge offers waterside accommodations in the original 1926 lodge and auxiliary buildings, plus a great onsite restaurant. The property is the perfect base for fishing and boating day trips with osprey, egret, and dolphin sightings.

PLACES WE LOVE! Use our Love It Guides to browse our favorite hotels, shops, and attractions. You’ll find hidden gems we love, as featured in Coastal Living magazine, plus exclusive recommendations from our editors.

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Florida’s Secret Islands: Discover Matlacha/Pine Island

Posted on March 10, 2011
By Jeff Book, Coastal Living
Cabbage Key, Fishing & Boating, Pine Island, Recreation, Restaurant Reviews, Tarpon Lodge Overview, Tarpon Lodge Reviews


Pine Island’s sparse traffic–and the bike path running from one end to the other–makes it ideal for cycling. Hikers take the Calusa Heritage Trail, which winds among ancient shell mounds and the remnants of an impressive cross-island canal built by the Calusa Indians, who settled here around A.D. 1. Trail signs illustrate the thriving seaside village that greeted Spanish explorers in the early 1500’s.

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