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From the Airport
From the Fort Myers Southwest International Airport, take the Pine Island Taxi (239 283 7777 or 888 777 9653, Pine Island Taxi Website $73 for up to three people, $8 each thereafter). For $10 they will stop for your groceries at the Publix below. If you reserve by e-mail they will send you a 5 page PDF grocery list which is VERY helpful. The Pine Island Taxi will then take you to one of the grocery stores and/or marinas below. It is recommended that you go to:
A Below. Publix (239 282 5515, Fax 239 282 0625) to pick up your order and on to:
C Below. Pineland Marina (239 283 3593) , the closest to the house, but no water taxi to Cayo Costa
If driving from the airport, take the Treeline Ave Ext and turn left onto Daniels Pky and take Hwy 75 north to the exit 143 and go west on Bayshore as below
Or take Treeline Ave Ext and turn left onto Daniels Parkway. Turn right onto HWY 41 and go several blocks and turn left onto College Pkwy which turns into Cape Coral Pkwy. Turn right onto Chiquita Blvd. Turn left onto Hwy 78 or Pine Island Road and you will pass the Publix Pine Island and not the Publix Cape Coral.
From Interstate Hwy 75
If driving on Interstate Hwy 75 get off at exit 143, Florida Hwy 78/Bayshore Rd. Go west and Bayshore turns into Pine Island Road. and/or go on to Pine Island and Stringfellow/County Hwy 767 (28 miles from Hwy 75 to Stringfellow).
To go to the following:
A. Publix Pine Island If you continue on Pine Island Road to Veterans Parkway, there is a Publix. (239 282 5515, Fax 239 282 0625, 3015 Pine Island Rd. SW,33991) who will have your Faxed boat order ready on your date and time of arrival. They double bag groceries and pack perishables in Styrofoam and ice. Confirm your Faxed order by phone and give at least 24 hours notice to Publix.
B. Winn Dixie. Turn left, south onto Stringfellow and go several blocks to the grocery on your left.
C. Pineland Marina (239 283 3593, 13921 Waterfront, Pineland FL 33945). Turn right, north onto Stringfellow and go 3 miles and turn left onto Pineland Rd. The road turns right and into Waterfront. Turn left into the marina which has parking ($15/day), a boat ramp.
D. Four Winds Marina (239 283 0250, 16501 Stringfellow, Bokeelia FL 33922). Turn right, north onto Stringfellow and go about 9 miles to Four Winds on your left.
E. Bocilla Marina (239 283 5005, 8115 Main Street, Bokeelia FL 33922). Turn right, north onto Stringfellow and go approximately 10 miles and just after the road turns left and turns into Main Street, turn left into the marina which has parking ($7/day), a boat ramp and water taxies.
F. Water Taxis
1. Capt. Dan Ballou operates a water taxi, (239 246 6499, $70 each way per boat load, two hours plus notice, Captain Dan's Website ) He is out of Four Winds Marina.
2. Another is Reliable-Tow Boat US, (239 283 6060, $70 each way per boat load, two hours plus notice).
3. Another is Capt. Marcus Rogers 239 283 4672.
These water taxies are in operation 24/7 in most any weather, however it is more expensive after normal working hours. They have a special round trip rate to Cabbage Key for dinner.
4. Another is the Tropic Star. (239 283 0015, Vince's Cell-239 872 6016, $70 each way per boat load, two hours plus notice).
The Tropic Star is out of Jug Creek Marina at the north end of Porto Bello.. The Tropic Star make trips to Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key for lunch and rents kayak's.
Please call to confirm the prices and availability.
For grocery delivery prior to your arrival or during your stay, call Mainland Connections (239 283 6311, Cell 239 410 4277) and Connie will deliver to the island.
The house is located on the east side of the island, near Carol Sellars/Gresham Canal, which is west of the north tip of the small island called Pork Chop. There is only one dock whose deck runs east-west; it is also gated and provides access for boats up to 22 feet to tie up on the north side, east end when visiting or renting the house. The house is a short walk from the dock, down LaCosta Drive and turn right onto Pompano Drive, two hundred feet on your right. A large-tired wagon, kept in the first floor store room, is good to unload and go to the beach. For a hand drawn island map with the dock lock combination and a navigation chart, see our Maps.
CHECK OUT THE AMAZING AERIAL VIEW OF THE HOUSE AND DOCK ON Google . "Walk" down the path to your left to the ocean. Zoom out (-), to see Pine Island to your right.