Fishing and Boating on Pine Island, FL

The backwaters of Pine Island Sound offer spectacular flats and fly fishing, and are known for snook, spotted sea trout and redfish as well as tarpon, which some consider the ultimate in sport fishing.


We’ve partnered with skilled guides who offer insight and guidance, whether this is your first experience or you’re a seasoned angler. These captains are prepared to deliver a great experience and can provide fishing poles, tackle equipment, fishing license, and ice. 

Fishing & Boating Overview

Meet our Fishing Guides

Water Taxis and Boat Excursions

And, of course, no trip is complete without a visit to our sister property, Cabbage Key! One hundred acres of tropical vegetation surrounding our historic restaurant, inn and rental cottages. A panoramic view of Pine Island Sound, near Fort Myers in Bokeelia, is provided from the front porch of our open-air restaurant situated atop a thirty-eight foot Indian shell mound. There are no cars here, not even a paved road. You will find winding nature trails, romantic picturesque views, great food and relaxation.

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“Paradise found”

Reviewed February 26, 2018 by doubleDDenver of Denver, Colorado

Totally loved the place. It’s as beautiful as the pictures. The food was great, the hospitality excellent. Perfect place to avoid the crowded beaches. We went to Pine Island for the Florida Fly Fishing School and the director of the school Scott Swartz recommended this place to us. Couldn’t have been happier. Thanks to Michael (Host/JWU) Donna and Shohreh and all.

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“Old Florida Getaway”

Reviewed August 16, 2017 by WarthogOrlando of Orlando, Florida

We have been here several times over the years and is just a wonderful slice of old Florida! We bring our boat so great dockage and fishing from the lodge. The staff could not be better and the Wells family have done a wonderful job in maintaining the beautiful property and inn in the old Florida tradition. A special thanks to Peggy at the front desk for assisting us with a problem we were having! Looking forward to our next visit

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“Anniversary Getaway”

Reviewed October 18, 2017 by TedGoodwin of Punta Gorda, Florida

We had only stayed here once before, although we had dined there several times, over the years. We wanted to have a laid-back, water-based interlude to celebrate this year’s anniversary, so we booked a three-night stay. Putting our run-about boat in the water at Pineland Marina (next door), and docking it behind the Lodge, we had three days of access to water destinations (Cabbage Key; Cayo Costa State Park; Boca Grande; and Matlacha), plus fishing opportunities in Pine Island Sound. Casual breakfasts; cocktails on our deck watching pods of dolphins feed, and white pelicans roost; a delightful dinner, watching the sundown drift into the starry night all combined to make this celebration memorable. We will, most assuredly visit again.

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“Fifty, Florida & Fishing….”

Reviewed September 16, 2012 by lalamoose64 of Beaumont, Texas

Two couples celebrating my husbands Big 50 stayed in “the boathouse” about 30 yards from pier. Amazing view! Fishing guides will pick you up at the marina. Spectacular menu! Chef will cook your catch of the day for fee. Accommodations clean, cozy with nice art. Walking trail across street or stroll thru neighborhood. Small pool but your near many beaches. Friendly staff. Complimentary contential breakfast, with above average coffee, nice bar and restaurant. Indoor & outdoor dining.

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“Relax, Refresh and Renew”

Reviewed March 5, 2014 by GGlulu of Raleigh, North Carolina

Our stay at Tarpon Lodge in the boat house was a wonderful relaxing couple of days traveling in Florida. The restaurant is outstanding with delicious choices on the menu to delight any palate. In the past, we also have stayed in a lovely room at the lodge. The sunsets are spectacular! Do not miss them! The image is cemented in my memory. Take your camera to capture it for a frame. An Indian historic site is within walking distance. Chartered fishing trips can be arranged. Enjoy!

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“No better place on the planet to relax!”

Reviewed June 24, 2011 by Dustyg77 of Cape Coral, Florida

Our company hosted a fishing tournament and family fun day at Tarpon Lodge on June 17th & 18th. Our event turned out just over 300 people of whom the TL staff feed and papered too! We also, booked out the entire lodging facilities for our guests! All visitors were more than pleased with their rooms and their overall experience. Their management and staff were very attentive to all of our needs. The service they provided was first class and we can’t wait to team up with them again to host our PR events!

Dusty Gardner
Schooner Bay Realty, Inc.

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