AAA Editor Notes
Tropic Star of Pine Island is 6 mi. n. of jct. SR 78 and CR 767 to 16498 Tortuga St., at Jug Creek Marina on Pine Island. Offered are full-day narrated nature cruises through the protected waters of Pine Island Sound to Cabbage Key and a rustic state park on Cayo Costa; a tram carries visitors to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can view porpoises, manatees and birds as well as explore islands accessible only by boat.
Rental kayaks and other tour excursions are offered.
Picnicking is permitted on Cayo Costa. Allow a full day.
Picnicking is permitted.