Tarpon Lodge

7 unforgettable moments you’ll have fishing The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Florida

Posted on June 29, 2018
By Tom Keer, Matador Network
Cabbage Key, Fishing & Boating, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Sanibel, Tarpon Lodge

Photo: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

There are so many reasons to visit Florida’s lower Gulf Coast — all those beaches, the calm, warm water, the sailing, power boating, kayaking, diving, SUPing…. But hey, my linebacker legs don’t do well on SUPs. No, all those things are well and good, but I come here for one reason: to fish.

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Hitting the right notes on Florida’s barrier islands

Posted on March 2, 2018
By Sherri Haigh, Special to the Star
Cabbage Key, Reviews, Tarpon Lodge

Waterfront silhouette of musician Clint Daniels playing guitar at sunset.

Musician Clint Daniels performed at many venues during the 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest.

Cruise into quirky traditions, favourite dishes

Money may not grow on trees, but it sure looks like it grows on walls at the Cabbage Key Inn.

It’s estimated that visitors have taped thousands of autographed dollar bills on the walls of the restaurant and bar on the private island of Cabbage Key, located inside the chain of barrier islands that include Sanibel and Captiva. Ask for a marker and tape, and join the list of personalities — including ex-presidents and celebrities including actors Julia Roberts and Kevin Costner — who have posted signed bills.

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Keys to the backwaters: a coastal Florida road trip

Posted on January 27, 2018
By Tim Dorsey, The Guardian
Cabbage Key, Pine Island, Tarpon Lodge

Away from the overcooked theme parks, there’s a calmer side to the Sunshine State, in tune with the ocean and vast wetlands.

Florida author Tim Dorsey takes us on a tour of remote outposts where small town life still flourishes.

To say that Florida has a mixed reputation is like saying my president occasionally utters unusual sentences. We have packs of tourists wandering the mega-theme parks of greater Orlando like flocks of flightless birds; locust swarms of spring breakers funnelling beers in Panama City before leaving motel rooms looking as if The Who had stayed; and supermodels weighted down with bling filming commercials on Miami Beach.

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