Q: Why Has Pine
Island Become So Popular?
Island Florida is the last Florida Island that is not over-developed but still
fairly priced. We have our year-round tropical climate. We are at the Gulf
Of Mexico. We are known as one of the great sport fishing capitals of the
world. We are protected from over-development. We have the nicest people in
the world! Our website can inform you on the island and it's many features
as well as our great prices on homes and lots.
Trees, Cool Breezes, Cool Neighbors.......It's all here.
Pine Island and its sub-tropical year-round climate are celebrated by tropical fruit
lovers, commercial fishermen, anglers, bird-watchers, artists
and approximately 6,000 year-round residents. The 17-mile-long island is a
15-minute drive from Cape Coral and 30 minutes from Fort Myers. Pine Island
offers a small-town, secluded atmosphere that seems a world apart from the rest
of the metropolitan area. The Island's secluded and quaint waterfront atmosphere
is a huge part of its charm.
There are no traffic signals anywhere on the island.
The Island is surrounded by mangroves, with a large portion of the island zoned
agricultural. The Island has escaped the skyscraper developments that many other
Florida islands have succumbed to. Height and density zoning limits allow for
some future growth while preserving the island atmosphere.
Pine Island provides for superb passive enjoyment and relaxation, it is also
a great place for socializing and exploring. Enjoy kayaking or canoeing in
the sheltered waters of Matlacha Pass and the Pine Island Sound Aquatic
Preserve. Camp out at our island facilities or head for those across the
sound at Cayo Costa Island State Park (accessible only by boat). Fish off
the Matlacha Drawbridge. Hire a fishing guide and let him or her find you some nice, fresh fish! Enjoy an
exciting trip on one of the many water-taxis to some of our out-islands like Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa.
Stop for lunch at the islands of Cabbage Key, Captiva, Sanibel or Upper
Captiva. On Pine Island, in either St. James City or Bokeelia, check out the local shops, dine and relax at a
number of local, waterfront or off-water eateries and restaurants,
specializing in fresh seafood, served up with a casual, low-key, island
Island's fishing heritage has supported generations of island families.
Sport fishermen long ago, also discovered the abundance of fish in Pine
Island Sound, San Carlos Bay, Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf
sport of tarpon fishing originated in Pine Island Sound in the late 1880s.
Boca Grande Pass (just 20 minutes across Pine Island Sound from Bokeelia) is
considered the "Tarpon Capital of the World." Other popular game fish are
snook, redfish, seatrout, grouper, snapper, cobia, mackerel, barracuda,
blacktip shark, sheepshead, seabass and many others.
Island's estuaries and the feeding preferences and habits of our local fish
and bird populations are something to behold! So come visit our quiet,
peaceful, fun island and see for yourself!