Matlacha Island: Charming Old Florida Fishing Village 4K

Matlacha Island: Charming Old Florida Fishing Village 4K

We visit Matlacha Island is located at the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve, sandwiched between Cape Coral in the mainland, and Pine Island which happens to be Florida’s Largest Island. The island preserves an Old Florida small town charm.

We stayed at Sugar Sand RV Resort
We ate at:
Olde Fish House Marina
Perfect Cup (no website)
Bert’s Bar & Grill
Blue Dog Bar & Grill
We visited:
Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery

#travelingrobert #rvlife #freeinmyrv


  1. Orlos The Druid on May 9, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    FYI, my wife and I fell in love on our fishing dates.
    Since 1991…..still fishing together, and now with our children… yes, there are "fishing dates" !!!!!!

  2. pclouse07 on May 9, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    It’s My favorite Florida town. My people! (Old hippies and artists)

  3. Michael Lewandowski on May 9, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Over crowded part of Florida with shit drivers. Lived there for 8 years too long. Never again.

  4. Kim Vanvallis on May 9, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Beautiful commentary….🌅

  5. Arlow Bailey on May 9, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you. You have such a relaxing voice. It is almost like we are with you in your travels.

  6. Swim Cat on May 9, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    I love old school

  7. Sam Batson on May 9, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Sounds like you’re trying push one out everytime you speak…..

  8. Punisher Vazquez on May 9, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    He sounds like the Hispanic guy that does the radio station in Grand theft auto. Awesome voice haha.

  9. David Whidden on May 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    I used to live not too far from there about eight miles on Burnt Store Road back before over development and urban sprawl took over and all of Southwest Florida became a tourist trap

  10. Melvin Roberts on May 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    How about the black community is there one and are they receptive to black people

  11. Scott Rick on May 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Loved your vid. I’m semi-retired, never considered RVing. I am now. What are you doing now with the COVID virus out of hand?

  12. Bruce W on May 9, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks, you got the real deal, freedom and fun, a bogo

  13. Julio Pacheco on May 9, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Hello ! Jon ! I lived in Cape Coral back 2015 , miss that area been planing to there sometime soon this year or next , Matlacha. One of my favorite places in Florida so Peaceful!
    Oh type of drone is it. Thank you Jon Great Video !

  14. ray bon on May 9, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    what you see is what you get tourist area like in the north east. not like the keys,

  15. missy grenn on May 9, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I moved back to Florida for that Old Florida feel, and instead my sleepy town was seized by the Elite Communists.
    I have been living in HELL!
    That is so refreshing to see real Humans still exist down here.
    Refreshing video! Thank you.

  16. Gary Johnson on May 9, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Great music. Good vibes and your voice is classic

  17. Shirley Jay on May 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Love this how beautiful Didn’t know these places exist Robert I’m from Canada and this is my dream to visit Florida one day

  18. Bob Loring on May 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Robert- I think you do a great job! Thanks for the videos!

  19. Mandy Simmons on May 9, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Sir you should do voice over work or commercials or something. Your voice rocks. I am now craving beer or something from your voice. And I’m not much of a drinker, at all. LOL…:) I went and got me a bud and gulped it. LOL I wonder if Matlacha ( matt lachey ) is related to Nick Lachey? LOL

  20. Booch on May 9, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    My wife’s aunt lives on the island ,she ran the post office there years back ,cool to see it from the air!

  21. Kiki on May 9, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    🌺 Thank You, for Your Time in making this Video. Just "Found" Your Channel. What a Beautiful Place. So Enjoyed the Tour of the Island !!! Was going to Comment on Everything, but it would’ve been way too Long. This Lil’ Island, is What Dream’s Are Made If, for Sure. We have Lived in Vegas, for "41" Yrs. This Look’s Like A Wonderful Place, to Get Away to. So Peaceful and Slow-Paced. This would be a Great Vacation Spot, or Place to Live.👍

  22. Sarasota Florida Concierge on May 9, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Wow, what a very well done video..enjoyed this. you are lucky. would love to meet up if you’re ever here in Sarasota..Great editing too

  23. Angel Puckett on May 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    I love your videos Robert. Awesome! I feel like I’m right along with YOU! 🙏💚✌

  24. BOSS MAN on May 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    They make you pay in cash and don’t give you a receipt, you know the cashier is taking home at least $500 a day. 😁

  25. SuperQdaddy on May 9, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Robert is the soundtrack your keyboard creations. ?..I like it

  26. srok62 on May 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    One of the last hidden gems of SW Florida

  27. Kimmie on May 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    So very beautiful!! I’m only 7 minutes in and replayed it 3 times.

  28. Tomas Tylecek on May 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    as long as it looks good to you where you place it its all that matters

  29. Robin McCloud on May 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Great little drinking town🤪 Ice cream shop the best nice people run it.

  30. Gilbert Narley on May 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Where is this guy from … great voice and accent

  31. Richard Burgess on May 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    My favorite part was the singing pig !

  32. Henry Brewer on May 9, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    I love camping and that’s one beautiful campground.

  33. PDD on May 9, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Roberto debes de hacer el show en español también

  34. Patrick Craven on May 9, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    A couple of questions… where do you store all your video data? in the cloud what service, how much does it cost? what editing software do you use?

  35. Snook On the fly on May 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    This is my hometown. Although it’s changed a bunch since I was a kid. It’s places like matlacha that are in my blood. I’ve never lived anywhere else and I’ll be dying here. I’m as proud a Southwest Floridian as they come. And if you get into southwest Florida history, it makes the Wild West look like child’s pla
    y. With all that said, you guys wouldn’t like it here though so try Naples or Venice lol.

  36. Nubia Silva on May 9, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Tu video es muy educativo y es un lugar hermoso. Gracias

  37. Daniel Locke on May 9, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Nice to see my island thru the eyes of a visitor. I’ve lived in Matlacha for 18 years now. And congrats for pronouncing it correctly.

  38. Alejandrina Ovidez on May 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I loveeeeee this place!!

  39. Terry Cunningham on May 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Great place!….traffic is crazy during season

  40. FLORIDA HOOD VLOGS on May 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    "an almost equally uneventful drive" LOL – good job making SWFL look like crap jajaja

  41. Anniefanny Charles on May 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    I live 5 miles from here and its one of the reasons I left New Jersey. It hasn’t really changed that much in 20 years. Except the bridge was rebuilt and the stores change now and then. It’s a little piece of heaven so please don’t move here unless you have a job (or can afford to live here regardless) and are respectful to all wildlife and our beautiful environment.

  42. antoniio caluso on May 9, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Don’t believe this! I live in SWFL & know Matlacha is little more than a parking lot for tourists. Ughhh…if you readers think this is worth a drive from some hectic Metro area, you REALLY should reconsider your lives! Its just a spot of land between a City whose existence caused the destruction of 1000s of acres of natural Florida in the ’50s

  43. Roberto Acosta on May 9, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Nice video Robert. I subbed.

  44. Wendy Robertson on May 9, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    I grew up on Pine Island. Walked, biked, rode horse back over nearly every inch of Matlacha, Little Pine Island, Pine Island and Useppa Island. Canoe, kayak and any other means of water travel around the Island and out lying protected islands. By far Cayo Costa Island is the best for over night camping if you have a boat. Rentals are available if you need to choose that route but there are several charter boats that will take you and pick you up for a fairly good price. My family still lives on the Island. Going home is always at low tide so you don’t ever forget that special smell of salt water. I love my home town.

  45. mary kopp on May 9, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    I went there some years ago, you made my heart happy 😃 just to see it again, especially now that I’m ill.👍😇😇

  46. Fred Freeney on May 9, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Robert…you totally ROCK!!

  47. James Neylon on May 9, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Florida’s. Full we don’t want any more people to come to Florida you’re not a Floridian f****** leave Corona virus stop telling people how nice it is here you’re a dick

  48. Greg Richey on May 9, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    What a great video you made! I just subscribed!

  49. William Stentz Sr. on May 9, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    You missed the whole island dude…its beyond where you stopped. I lived there for thirty five years. St.James City.

  50. graciousSenor on May 9, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Love this video! What’s the name of the song that starts at 5:10?

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