Like boating? You’re gonna love Venice, Florida’s slice of the Gulf Coast, where boating is a 365 day-a-year way of life. Venice has the boating communities, facilities, services, attractions and scenic waterways to feed your year-round waterlust. If Venice, Florida boating is in your future, you’re on the right page.
The intoxicating allure of the Gulf of Mexico offers every opportunity for every kind of boater to enjoy every kind of open water adventure: Near shore and deep sea fishing, scuba diving, pleasure cruising, skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, shark’s tooth hunting, and all the things that make Gulf Coast living a way of life.
What kind of Florida boater are you? The best way to find that out is by deciding where you want to keep your boat. This Boating Guide is designed to help you match your boating interests with the most relevant marine services and infrastructure options. In turn, you’ll have a better idea of which neighborhoods are most suited to your boating lifestyle.
To discover many of Venice's popular water access points and features, download the Map of Venice, FL boating facilities here.
Venice, Florida has enough water for every boat. Stop by and take a look at everything Venice has to offer.
Venice and the surrounding communities feature waterways, channels and canals ideally suited for all kinds of boating. And remember, you don't have to live on the water to get your boat in the water. The community map shows communities on and near the water with dockage and water access.
To discover boating communities with water access up and down our coast, download the community map here.
Private Dockage affords the ultimate convenience in access. The Intracoastal Waterways (ICW) of Venice has a long list of residential communities offering private, deeded and leasable dockage in sailing and powerboat waters. This includes luxury, gated communities and waterfront condominiums.
Call or email for more details and a report on active listings with Private Dockage that might interest you.
Wet Slip storage, most commonly for boats over 12,000 lbs., is available through a variety of sources such as marinas and clubs. Contact these facilities for length, draft and beam limits. Some marinas offer live-aboard services, including power and water.
Dry Slips, or “Rackaminiums,” store your boat securely in a shelter designed to protect it from the elements when not in use. Your boat is “splashed” by the marina upon request and ready for your day on the water. When you return, walk away without the hassles of trailering your boat. Dry slips are available for purchase (much like a condo) or through an annual or month-to-month lease agreement. Dry Slips, like Wet Slips, let you store your boat near the water and live in the community most suited to your individual tastes.
Public Boat Launches
Kayaking & Paddleboarding
These water sports are easily accommodated at any number of public facilities, including all the Gulf Beach parks and the public boat ramps found in the ICW.