MATLACHA BACK BAY ECO TOUR 1½ hour / $35 per person
Matlacha is an “Old Florida” fishing village, home to many brightly colored art galleries, island boutiques, seafood restaurants, and traditional Florida fish shacks. Matlacha Pass is teaming with life. Keep your eyes open for the occasional dolphin, manatee, and countless birds who call Matlacha Pass home. You may see an osprey, pelican, anhinga, great blue heron, night heron, great and snowy egret, ibis, and bald eagle. We will tell you about the mangrove coast which is vital to our ecosystem. Pass under the the Matlacha Drawbridge, the most fishingest bridge in the world and cruise past the famous Bert’s Bar!

Departure: Tarpon Lodge, 13771 Waterfront Drive, Pineland, Florida. Call for Reservation and Departure Time.

What to bring: We provide water onboard. You are welcome to bring a small cooler with any beverages and snacks you would like. Sun screen and bug repellent are a good idea since it is Southwest Florida!