Welcome to Freedom Boat Club of Venice:
Lush, friendly and Mediterranean.
The quaint, small-town feel of Venice lends to its reputation as a warm and friendly place to visit. A lovely boulevard of Mediterranean-style architecture provides a town center worthy of shopping or lunching under the shady live oaks.
When the surf is calm, divers like to anchor a couple of miles from the Venice Fishing Pier and search for ancient shark teeth brought in by the currents, as this is the sharks tooth capitol of the world.
Speaking of sea creatures...be sure to look for frolicking dolphin as you head out on the ICW. Have your camera ready they move fast!
Roberts Bay, just outside the channel, sports plenty of open water for water activities like skiing, tubing or knee boarding. And Midnight Pass Beach, very near and to the north, is a sunny, sandy spot with mild Gulf waters and plenty of shells. Plus, dogs are allowed on this beach.
Waterfront dining options are countless, but local favorites include the Casey Key Fish House and the Turtle Beach Pub.
Florida Boating Requirements
Effective October 1, 2001, a person 21 years of age or younger may not operate a vessel powered by a motor of 10 horsepower or greater unless such person has in his or her possession aboard the vessel photographic identification and a boater safety identification.