Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

What is there to do on Pine Island?

Pine Island is a community second to none when it comes to things to do. We are blessed with many charitable organizations that are always hosting events and in need of helpful volunteers. We are surrounded by lush tropical grounds and the richest aquatic preserves in all of SWFL. Here is a list of a few of the organizations and attractions that we have to offer.

Kayak and Stand up paddle board rentals, they also offer guided eco tours or fishing trips!

Carmen’s Kayaks

Paradise Paddling

Visit some of our beautiful surrounding islands that are only accessible by boat!

Cayo Costa State Park

Cabbage Key

If you need a lift to get there, give the Tropic Star Ferry a call!

Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters?

Pine Island is a boating destination so there are many full service marinas that offer boat rentals and guide services.  Monroe Canal Marina offers boat rentals in St James City and Four Winds Marina offers boat rentals in Bokeelia. There are many local fishing guides on the island as well. Remember, it’s always a good idea to hire a guide to show you around the waters of Pine Island Sound if you have never been here before. We have some very shallow waters that can be hazardous if you are unfamiliar with them. We recommend Saltyboy Fishing Charters with Captain Scotty Darna, and Snook Town Charters with Capt Joe Harley who specializes in fly fishing the sea grass flats of Pine Island Sound. We also recommend Captain Charles Epranian and Captain Shane Dooley. *It is always a good idea to make boat rental reservations and guide trip reservations well in advance.

Pine Island is also home to a live archaeological site at the Randell Research Center where you can learn about the areas ancestors, the Calusa Indians.

Need to cool down? There is an Olympic size community swimming pool at the center of the island located right next to the public library.

Cape Coral also has a family water park called Sunsplash

If you are interested in participating with island clubs or organizations, Pine Island has plenty to choose from! There truly is something for everyone on our wonderful island. Here are just a few of the area’s great organizations:

http://www.pikiwanis.com/index.html

http://www.calusalandtrust.org/

http://www.matlachahookers.org/

http://beaconofhopepineisland.com/

http://www.fromourheart.org/