Located right inside the Venice Inlet, one of the easiest and safest passes on Florida’s West Coast. It is protected by rock jetties as you enter from the Gulf of Mexico and has pristine beaches with clear and clean water.
Just as you enter the pass, the Crow’s Nest is located on the south side. It offers more than 400 feet of transient fixed docking that is well maintained and has 30 and 50 amp power on the docks. It also has easy access to the fuel dock, which offers both gas and diesel. Make sure to ask for your BoatUS or Sea Tow discount on dockage and fuel. There is a current that runs through the pass, so be aware of its direction as you set up your docking approach.
There are clean showers and heads at the marina and pump-out is available. The onsite restaurant is outstanding and stays very busy. You will definitely want to eat here during your stay. The restaurant is located upstairs and the bar/restaurant is located on the first floor. They do have a small ship store onsite and offer bait.
There is a convenience store located approximately a mile away and a Publix a couple of miles away if you need to do any re-provisioning. The beaches are well within walking or biking distance on the complimentary bikes that are available.
This is a great stop-over location as it has quick access to the Gulf and direct access into the ICW to head north or south. It is located south of Sarasota and north of Boca Grande.