Experience Old Florida

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.

Lodge Overview

Welcome to our piece of paradise!

Pine Island offers many enjoyable activities, including outstanding fishing and boating, an excellent golf course, a local museum, nature trails, and art galleries. The Tarpon Lodge is a historic landmark in a breathtaking environment. Visit the pre-Colombian Indian mounds of the ancient Calusa civilization right across the street! Adjacent to The Tarpon Lodge is the Pineland Marina where, by boat, the islands of Cabbage Key, Useppa, Boca Grande, Sanibel, Captiva, and the spectacular beaches on Cayo Costa are a “shell’s throw” away. Whether you’re looking for active or peaceful days and nights, make your vacation plans with us …. where we take care of you so you’ll remember us!

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Designed for the sportsman.
Perfect for a romantic getaway.



  • A complimentary, self-serve Continental Breakfast is available for our overnight guests from 7am until 10am in our main dining room located in the 1926 Historic Lodge building. Our kitchen is not open for breakfast and therefore a “hot” meal is not available during these hours.
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Dockage ($25 per night per boat plus taxes) 
  • 4 Star Restaurant [lunch & dinner]
  • Full service Lounge on-site with Live Music
  • Fishing guide, water taxi & sailing trip referrals

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“A Surprise Getaway – Not So Far Away”

Reviewed July 25, 2016 by Carol S of St. Petersburg, Florida

For years we’ve talked about staying at the Tarpon Lodge; but, just never got around to it … So glad we did … This is a place to truly relax! The grounds are beautiful, well-manicured. They have lots of dock space for boaters, a pool, yard games – plus wonderful shaded areas under the Island House with tables, chairs, hammocks, grills and more. However, you might just want to go for the food in the restaurant – amazing. Great menu choices. Frankie our friendly server took excellent care of us, and everything we ordered was delicious (don’t miss the Crabmeat Tortellini.) In the morning they have an ample spread for a self-serve breakfast that includes coffee, tea, juices, bagels, fresh fruit, variety of yogurt, energy bars like CLIF and KIND, and other goodies. We are looking forward to returning – and next time it will be for more than one night!

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“Wonderful Stay and Food!”

Reviewed June 26, 2016 by Kai R of Tampa, Florida

Beautiful and peaceful setting with lovely, clean rooms. Old Florida style and charm with modern amenities. If you want t get away from everything and recharge, this is a great choice. The restaurant offers first-rate dining without being formal. Whether you want to stay a few nights or just have a special meal this is a great choice.

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“A Paradise Here On Earth As You Enter The Dock”

Reviewed October 13, 2014 by traveljounalist of Nokomis, Florida

There you are coming in by boat and all of a sudden there’s a peaceful, quietness that you notice as the sound of fish jumping and birds wishing through the air become the main attraction. You start walking from the dock through a beautiful walk way towards the main entrance of the lodge and feel welcomed as you are greeted at the door by a friendly voice that says “welcome to our home”. It becomes your home as the place is so warm feeling and the magnificent aroma of gourmet food cooking is present everywhere. You are building an appetite for the great food served in the 5 start restaurant that is right there down stars from your upstairs room. The rooms are clean,comfortable and quiet. You feel right at home your entire stay. When you wake up in the morning there is a continental breakfast and the coffee is brewing at 6:30 am and smells so good. You walk down toward the dock and see the great view of Pine Island Sound and watch the birds waiting to catch the jumping fish that perform like acrobats every minute or two. You must be in the fishing capitol of the world as you are in Pineland/Bokeelia Florida. You are amazed at the entire area filled with many other islands like Cabbage Key,Captiva and others, all not too far away from Fort Myers airport, maybe an hour. Cleanliness is next to Godliness here at the Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant. Pass the word but also keep in mind that it’s the “best kept secret” and you’ll want to keep it that way. The place has been here since 1926. Enjoy!

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“Old Florida at it’s Best”

Reviewed December 10, 2015 by Chef Dennis L of Orlando, Florida

Nothing I’ve experienced to date can compare with the peace and serenity I experienced during my stay at the Tarpon Lodge on beautiful Pine Island. As we got closer to Tarpon Lodge we passed Eagle and Osprey Nests, Palm Tree and Mango Farms, Cattle Ranches and the local post office. What you won’t find on Pine Island is a traffic light.

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“OMG! Absolutely the best!”

Reviewed December 24, 2015 by Kay C of Vero Beach, Florida

I walked in this amazing little corner of what was to be a slice of Old Florida hidden away — could not believe it. I thought I was going to see Ernest Hemmingway perched at the bar! It was so peaceful and relaxing and unlike Key West — you felt like you were the only people who had found this little gem.

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