Explore Pine Island, Matlacha, Bokeelia & St. James City, Florida

Unlike the sandy barrier islands of Sanibel to the south, Captiva to the southwest and North Captiva to the west, Pine Island has no large beaches and is made from the same coral rock as the mainland. Pine Island is surrounded by mangroves and includes three aquatic preserves. The island of Pine Island includes Bokeelia to the north, Saint James City to the south and Matlacha to the east of the island. Each one of these beautiful cities has their own unique touch. Whether your looking for gift shops, art museums, community parks to marinas and restaurants your sure to find just what your looking for on the island.

Residents and visitors are attracted to Pine Island’s natural rural character, fishing and boating. Pine Island is mostly zoned as agricultural land; some visitors travel more than a hundred miles to purchase tropical fruit such as lychee and mangoes grown and sold on Pine Island.

Explore Bokeelia

Matlacha (pronounced Mat-luh-SHAY) forms a bridge from the mainland to Pine Island, which, like Sanibel and Captiva islands, has only stop signs and courtesy to organize the flow of traffic.

Matlacha occupies its own small island with a jumble of colorful shops and galleries, seafood markets, funky waterside restaurants and a community park that fronts Matlacha Pass, part of the Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail.

Explore Matlacha


Are you a senior, retired, or a veteran? The Florida Messenger helps you find interested things to do related to seniors on the island? Make sure to check out our Senior Corner section to find out what’s happening around town, day trips and things to do in sunny Southwest Florida.


Are you visiting Pine Island, Bokeelia, Saint James City or Matlacha with your family and interested in finding things to do related to kid’s? Well your in luck make sure to check out our kid’s corner section to find out what’s happening around the town, day trips and things to do where you and the family will have a blast in sunny Southwest Florida.

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Things To Do and What’s Happening On The Island!

The island of Pine Island offers a wide selection of programs, activities and events throughout the year, there are also a lot of local community organizations and business’s that host events in various parks and other places open to the general public. These events provide Pine Island, Matlacha, Saint James City or Bokeelia residents and visitors fun in the sun and engage with other community members of island’s cities. Below we have posted the most recent upcoming Pine Island Events, to View our Full Calendar Click Here.


8apr8:30 am- 5:00 pmAnnual Golf Tournament

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