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Fishing, Fishing Charters and Boating

Tarpon Bay Explorers

Tarpon Bay Explorers is the official concession to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It provides low impact, recreational and educational activities for refuge visitors, and a portion of its proceeds go back to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to benefit the national ...

Go Fishing

Fort Myers Beach offers inshore and offshore fishing. Anglers can choose to fish from the shoreline, bridges and piers, or to go on a fishing charter. Inshore fishing supplies year-round opportunities to catch snook, redfish, spotted seatrout, sheepshead, jack crevalle, mangrove snapper and ...

Go fishing on Pine Island

Folks from far and wide visit Pine Island for a variety of reasons, but possibly one activity that has increasingly become a draw is the fishing that is available in the waters surrounding the island. Anglers can wet a line in Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound or San Carlos ...

Bokeelia Fishing Pier

For over 100 years people have enjoyed fishing from the 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 some of the finest fishing. No license required! Just ...

Cayo Costa State Park

A short boat ride away is the pristine island of Cayo Costa State Park, described by the state park's system as an unspoiled Gulf Coast island that “evokes images of wind-shaped trees, dunes, beaches and freedom to explore.” The island park known as one of the best shelling beaches in the ...

Pine Island

Looking at Matlacha and Pine Island today the visitor sees what some have described as Florida's "Art Mecca." But just a little over 30 years ago, before 1995, Matlacha and Pine Island were among the largest fishing communities in Florida.Fishermen and fishing families lived in the small ...

Saltwater Fishing in Florida

What you must know before you goSaltwater fishing licenses are sold online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, at county tax collectors' offices and at many license agents. Licenses may also be obtained over the telephone by dialing toll-free, 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). An additional fee is charged ...

Law Enforcement patrols

The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement patrols Florida's coastal waters to provide assistance to boaters and anglers as well as to enforce Florida's saltwater fishing and boating laws. FWC officers assist boaters who are in distress, provide advice and direction to those who are traveling ...

Lee County Marinas

Barefoot Boat Club, 5025 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs (239) 498-6112 www.barefootboatclub.usBig Hickory Seafood Grille & Marina, 26107 Hickory Blvd, Bonita Springs (239) 992-0991Boca Grande Marina, 220 Harbor Drive, Boca Grande (941) 964-2100 www.bocagrandemarina.netBonita ...

Kayaking and Canoeing

Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge offers some of the best kayaking and canoeing in the world. This aquatic preserve is the essence of the southwest Florida estuary teeming with life: ospreys, bald eagles, wood storks, sea turtles and manatees. There are several places visitors can rent a ...