Matlacha provides fishing, kayaking, dolphin watching, shopping, fine dining and art galleries in a quaint old-Florida atmosphere. Seafood restaurants, such as the Blue Dog Bar and Grill and Island Seafood Market, boast of fresh-caught fish from local waters. Some of the restaurants offer a water-front view, and all of them serve small-town hospitality.
The bridge that runs through the heart of Matlacha was nicknamed “the fishingest bridge in the world.” Visitors can fish straight from the bridge on a separate platform that keeps them safe from traffic. Besides fishing, visitors can kayak on their own or as part of guided tours through the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve. The kayak tours offer a close-up look at marine life and birds. Many of the mangrove forests provide delightful catches of fish can be accessed only by kayak. Matlacha Fishing Charters will take fishing enthusiasts on half-day and full-day expeditions in search of redfish, snook, tarpon, and snapper. Dolphin and bird watching trips are also available.
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