Launch your Boat in Venice
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, located on the Southwest Coast of Florida about 70 miles south of Tampa International Airport and 60 miles north of Ft. Myers International Airport.
The Gulf waters, Intracoastal and passes are busy with boaters year round. Here are your resources for marinas, boat rentals and charters.
Venice Boat Launches
Higel Marine Park
1330 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice
At the South Jetty, Higel Park offers two single and one double ramp, for a total of four. There is limited space for vehicle and trailer parking available. Access is to Roberts Bay and the Intracoastal.
Snook Haven Park
5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice
This 2.6-acre park on the Myakka River is a natural park that provides canoe rentals, kayak and boat launch.
Osprey/Nokomis Boat Launches
901 Casey Key Road, Casey Key, Nokomis
This 23-acre family oriented beach is also popular for fishing and picnicking. It has a boardwalk and deck, two boat ramps, a concession stand, lifeguards on duty year-round, a pavilion and restrooms. Located on Casey Key just north of the jetty.
Blackburn Point Boat Launch
800 Blackburn Point Park, Osprey
11-acre site on the Intracoastal Waterway that offers a shallow draft boat ramp.
Englewood Boat Launches
Indian Mound Park
210 Winson Ave. Englewood
This park offers fishing and four boat ramps.
Manasota Beach Public Boat Ramp
8570 Manasota Key Road
This park offers two single and one double ramp, for a total of four. There is space for vehicle and trailer parking available. Access is to Lemon Bay and the Intracoastal.