Tropic Star Adventures Begin Where the Road Ends!

Tropic Star of Pine Island offers cruises and adventures in Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor in southwest Florida. Come visit us and experience the real southwest Florida!

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  • Park Entrance Fee Change

    January 1, 2022

    Due to a January 1, 2022 policy change Tropic Star will no longer collect the $2.00 Park Entrance Fee. All day passengers 6 and over will be required to pay the park entrance fee upon arrival at the park.

  • We are located at tropic Star Marina second entrance past Pineland Marina heading north - 13851 Waterfront Dr. Bokeelia, FL 33922

  • Visitor Tips

    At this time we are following all current CDC guidelines! Please call for more information.

    We want to give our customers some tips to make sure they enjoy their trip. To guarantee everyone arrives at their destination on time, it is imperative that our boats depart on schedule.

    The small town of Matlacha, the only way to get to and from the marina on Pine Island, has a drawbridge. If this drawbridge is up you could be delayed 15 - 30 minutes. There is also a school zone, as well as many school busses. The speed limit in the school zone is 20 mph and is heavily patrolled by the sheriff. All of these possible delays are NOT built into your GPS! For day visitors we recommend allowing 30 minutes extra to the scheduled boat departute time. Campers should allow 1 hour prior to boat departute to allow for loading baggage.

    Pack light! Bring drinks and snacks for the boat ride. Cayo Costa has shaded pavilions, restrooms and a small sundry store.

    You will need $10.00 a day for Pineland marina parking and $2.00 per adult state park entrance fee if you are going to Cayo Costa Park.


“We booked a day trip to Cayo Costa state park and took the Tropic Star boat tour to get there. This is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED activity. The captain was very friendly and kept us entertained on the ride over by telling island stories and folklore. The boat was clean, the tour was EXTREMELY reasonably priced, everything was professional and the arrival/departure times were accurate. The captain answered any questions we had and it was a great experience overall. I would definitely take this trip again. ” - Joannne