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Sanibel Captiva Pine Island

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Take a boat trip to nearby Pine Island, FL.
Pine Island
Despite the name, Pine Island is actually connected to the Florida Coast. This beautiful destination has few of the beaches that the area is known for, offering instead beautiful mangroves to mark the coast. With no high rises or skyscrapers and a beautiful atmosphere that is ideal for relaxation, there is certainly plenty to enjoy in Pine Island.

This seventeen mile island offers an array of different villages and activities. Easily reached by car or by boat, Pine Island offers plenty of chances for excitement. There are plenty of fishing spots right on the island as well as fishing charters that can be taken into the waters for a chance at an even bigger catch. Pine Island Boat trips, cruises, and tours leave frequently, offering travelers plenty of chances to see everything that Pine Island has to offer.

Pine Island dates back some six thousand years. There are numerous Indian mounds in the area, and the Randell Research Center on Pine Island offers tours of many of these mounds and archaeological sites. Visitors will also find a wealth of knowledge and entertainment at the Museums of the Islands.

The communities found on Pine Island are quite distinctive from one another. Matlacha looks much like an old fishing village and offers boutiques, restaurants, gift shops, and one of the most popular fishing bridges in the world. Bokeelia is the home of many historical buildings as well as the home port for most local fisherman. Most charter services and water taxis can be found here as well as the island’s mango, pineapple, and citrus groves.

Pineland is one of the main destinations for travelers looking to explore the local Indian mounds. There is a marina here at Pine Island as well as the golf course at the Alden Pines Country Club. The last community is St. James City, which offers the most developed part of the island. Here there are a number of canal homes as well as multiple marinas and boatyards.

In short, whether you are looking to experience remarkable wildlife such as herons, manatees, and dolphins or to enjoy a day of exploration and learning, there is something for you on Pine Island. Locals believe that the island is home to some of the best fishing in the world, and many visitors seem to agree. If you are visiting the area and are seeking a chance to enjoy a real Florida experience, taking a trip down to Pine Island offers you the opportunity you have been looking for.