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Weekly cruises to Historic Tarpon Lodge, Calusa Indian Mounds

February 7, 2018
FL Guide

Captiva Cruises' "Discover Southwest Florida History" tours focuses on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, with "A Thousand years of Fishing" encompassing fascinating characters and traditions.

The cruise departs weekly from McCarthy's Marina on Captiva and will travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss the area's diverse fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular Tarpon and sport fishing of today.

Greeted at The Tarpon Lodge, passengers will be oriented to the location, the family-run business and its storied tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers will be served lunch while enjoying the "old Florida" charm of the 1926 lodge, with waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and mangrove islands.

After lunch, walk across the street to The Randell Research Center. The center, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain at the Pineland archeological and historical site a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. A RRC educator will guide the group on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian Mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on the fishing culture.

The cruise occurs from now through April, departing at 10 a.m. and returning at about 3 p.m.

Captiva Cruises also offers cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, beach and shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park, sailing adventures, sunset cruises, and dolphin watch and wildlife adventures with The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

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For more information, call 239-472-5300.



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