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We would like to share with you some of our island and sailing business collegues with whom we love to do business. Click on their name to go to their website. Alondra


Tarpon Lodge: the historic lodge and restaurant where Alondra resides from September - May

The Beachouse

Matlacha Cottages



Tarpon Lodge Restaurant: dine in a beautiful historic Florida setting.

Saltwater Smokehouse: Wondeful smoked entrees as well as other faboulous offerings. They smoke their meats on the premises - low and slow.

Lazy Flamingo: Marina side pub-type dining.

Bert's Bar: Great Seafood, Burgers and More. Live music.


Shopping, Recreation and More:

Koucky Studio: Captain Chuck's other "job" -- a pottery studio featuring the work of potter, Chuck Koucky Studios. Pottery classes available November through April.

Bokeelia Fishing Pier: Located at the northern tip of Pine Island stretching into the waters of Charlotte Harbor, the Bokeelia Fishing Pier is known by many as the place to come for Snapper, Red Fish, Snook, Grouper, Mackerel and Sheep head just to name a few. No fishing license required.

Island Visions Gallery & Gifts: an eclectic gallery of art and curiosities, both local and global. Discover "Matlachic". Featuring the unique "Steampunk" jewelry of artist/owner Steve Timcak.

Traders Hitching Post: Beautiful Native American Jewelry in silver, gold, turquoise and more

Matlacha Menagerie: A colorful and unique shop in the heart of Matlacha.

Bert's Pine Bay Gallery: Art, Antiques, Gifts, Bert's Stuff and more


Specialty Shops:

Pampered Pup - Dog Grooming since 1981

Great Licks Ice Cream: Experience the luxury of Queenie's locally made hand dipped ice cream. Sharing the same building with Island Visions Art Gallery


Must Reads about and from our Area

Books by Robert N Macomber

Books by Gerald Hausman

Guide to the Arts on Pine Island - Beautiful 4 color guide to the arts and history destinations here on Pine Island, Calendar of local arts events from November - April.

Pine Island Eagle - our local newspaper



Community Services:

Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce

Discover Pine Island


Sailing Links:

Sailing Certification: ASA certified Sailing School.

Herreshoff Links:

Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame

Mystic Seaport Collection

Other Sailing Links:Good Old Boat Magazine Cover

Good Old Boat Magazine: Articles, products and resources for owners of Good Old Boats. Good Old Boat creates a community of sailors. Offering a rich resource by pooling the knowledge of their readers; keeping their boats afloat with technical articles focusing on maintenance and upgrades, celebrating older-model sailboats emphasizing pride in ownership.

The Salty Yacht Project: an online community source for those that share a passion for custom, classic, vintage, character, traditional, replica, or generally “salty” yachts both power and sail as well as other things nautical can find common ground.