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.

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2014 Hurricane Season Summary

Posted December 1, 2014

The National Hurricane Center reports below average activity this season with 8 named storms, of which 6 became hurricanes, and two of those hurricanes were major storms. Strong wind shear, dry descending air throughout the Atlantic and fewer tropical waves coming off the African coast due to a below average monsoon season in Africa can be attributed to a quiet season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 - November 30.

We can't say the same for the Eastern Pacific...the 2014 season was extremely active with 20 named storms, of which 14 became hurricanes, and 8 of those reached major hurricane strength. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 - November 30.

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 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

Nokomis Beach

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.

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