Pine Island is a unique vacation destination. The island is the largest island on the west coast of Florida and it is just 15 to 20 minutes from Cape Coral, a half hour from Fort Myers and an hour from Southwest Florida International Airport. The towns that make up this island are Matalacha, St. James City and Bokeelia. You can also access the islands of Sanibel and Captiva within minutes depending on what type of boat and where you are actually staying on Pine Island. You won’t find miles of beaches on Pine Island. You’ll have to go to nearby Captiva, Sanibel or even Fort Myers Beach to find the beaches in this area. Pine Island is lined with mangroves, canals and vacation homes. You can get a taste of what old Florida used to be like on a visit to Pine Island.
The fishing is very good in this area. Redfish, trout, tarpon, snook, grouper and snapper are some of the most common types of fish to catch around Pine Island. There are a variety of other species of fish swimming in the nearby waters as well. Take a look at our fishing tips page for more fishing information.
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|Pine Island Florida||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||2||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||2||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||0.75||1|
|Quality lodging options||0.5||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|