The Albee Bridge is just North of Snake Island.  The bridge is a great spot to see pelicans, fish, or to refresh at Pop's.  Past the bridge is Blackburn Bay and Little Sarasota Bay.  Here you will find miles of waterway for cruising.  There are beautiful rookeries for bird watching, and plenty of nature for  dolphin and manatee sightings.  Blackburn Point and Casey Key Fish House are a 3 mile cruise from the bridge

Cruising Itineraries

Based at the The Fisherman's Wharf Marina in Venice next to the Dockside Marker Four Restaurant.

Top Summer Excursions

Outdoor Fun

Whether you're 18 or 48, a day on the water will make you feel like a kid. Spend a day cruising the waterways and enjoy memories for years to come.

Snake Island

Heading North on the Inter Coastal Waterway, you will reach a beautiful island just east of the Inlet.  Whether kayaking or motor boating, this is a great place to stop for a swim, grab a snack, cast a line, or just soak in the natural beauty and wildlife around you.  The nautical Crow's Nest Marina and Restaurant is just a stone's throw away across the channel.


Kayak Rental. If you are looking for a relaxing paddle on a nearby tributary come and rent one of our kayaks or SUP's.

Complete Service

We offer complete rentals of boats, kayaks and SUP's for the whole family to enjoy

Venice  Boat



Blackburn Point

Boat Rental. Rent one of our boats and take a cruise out on the Inter-coastal Waterway or into the Gulf of Mexico for a wonderful day.


Rental hours:

We rent by the half day or whole day. A half day is 4hr, 8am to 12pm or 1pm to 5pm. A whole day is 8hr, 9am to 5pm. If you need special times  please let us know.

CANCELLATION is 48hrs. If you cancel within 48hrs of your scheduled rental you will be charged. If we can fill your reservation you will not be charged.