The county owned boat ramp at the corner of Bowline Drive and Barrancas has re-opened, complete with new docks and refurbished ship's store, parking lot and rest rooms. This boat ramp has great access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Fees are $5 to park, $5 to launch. Other places to launch a boat on Pine Island include: Maria Drive Marina (weekends/holidays only), Matlacha Park, Pineland Marina and St. James Marina. Places to launch a kayak or canoe include Waterfront Park in Pineland, Tropical Point Park in St. James City, Matlacha Park and Coastal Connection Marina in Bokeelia. Pine Island is one of the greatest places for fishing and boating access. For more information about Pine Island real estate, contact me, Erika Foye, real estate broker for All Island Realty, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.